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Image of a Halloween TreeJust having some fun this week. Above is a wonderful autumn display from Hobby Lobby – it just looked like Halloween to me. The tree was selected from the background as a first step. On a New Layer, lots of price tags were removed. 2 Lil’ Owls (see sidebar at my Tidbits Blog for website link) Starry Night 6 texture was placed behind the tree layer – I love her starry textures! Topaz (see sidebar at my Tidbits Blog for website link) Impression 2 was used on a stamped version of the image (CTRL+ALT+SHIFT+E) using the Ethereal Background preset by Blake Rudis. On several layers above, various Halloween spiders were added to the tree – these were Inobscuro Spider free brushes. On a stamped layer Topaz Lens Effects Reflector filter was used to lighten up the right side of the image. On another stamped layer Topaz Texture Effects 2’s Dingy Cream preset without the Texture section was applied. Graphics Fairy Halloween witch was added to finish off this holiday pix.

Thought I would add a couple oldie but goodies images at my Tidbits Blog from several years ago.
Image of a Halloween BatOnly a few resources were used and all the objects were from Obsidian Dawn’s SS-Halloween-Vectors brushes (and includes a lot more than what is shown above) and are definitely of the high quality you expect from this site. The cobweb in the upper right corner was provided from a nice set of brushes called pureanodyne_halloween at Deviant Art – these are actually from a set created in 2004. The Happy Halloween font is called Groovy Ghosties and can be downloaded from And my signature font is my one of my favorite fun fonts – Fantaisie Artistique from DaFont. The white cracks and grungy textures were  from OnOne’s old PhotoFrames program and were called Taufer Texture 01 and Grunge 05 – they are not in the new version of On1 Effects 10 (see sidebar at my Tidbits Blog for website link), but there are several new Texture effects that could be chosen. Or Topaz Texture Effects 2 would do this type of effect very nicely also.

More Halloween fun here. Basically using the same Halloween brushes as the image above. The same two sets of Halloween brushes were used (Obsidian Dawn’s Halloween Vector Photoshop brushes and Halloween Brush Set by anodyne at Deviant Art); the orange sky was Obsidian Dawn’s Clouds 16 and 17, the beige background texture is from Shadowhouse Creation – Assorted Paper TS-P-6, Fantaisie Artistique font, and a grunge background was used. Some background grunge strokes were added on a New Layer and that is about it.

Hope everyone has a fun Halloween!…..Digital Lady Syd

5 responses

  1. Fab stuff! Now, bearing in mind that my sight is not what it should be, in the first piece I’m seeing what looks like a little girl’s legs as if she’s spookily hidden in the tree and can’t get out. Even with my magnifying glass, I can’t see what it is!

    10/30/2016 at 7:24 am

    • HaHa! It does look like legs! Actually it is part of the turkey welcome sign that got a little smoothed over! This whole Halloween Tree thing sort of intrigued me!

      10/30/2016 at 8:09 am

  2. Oh that’s so fun! I love the idea of a Halloween Tree 🙂

    11/02/2016 at 2:42 pm

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