Halloween designs are fun, challenging – yet sometimes easy – for graphic designers. That’s because so many designers before you have worked so hard (and had a blast) creating creepy vectors, images, layouts and other designs you can use in your work. The following links will take you to free Halloween vectors, Halloween Photoshop brushes, images, resources and even a bit of Halloween design inspiration along the way.
- DesignBliss has a ton of free Halloween design resources spread across two separate posts, including zombies, skeletons, jack o’ lanterns, cemeteries, bats, witches, icons, website layouts, and more. This is one of the best places to get free Halloween artwork on the web.
- Beeex.net’s “35 Last-Minute Resources for Graphic Designers – Halloween Design” lists Halloween avatars, smileys and icons.
- Suite 101 lists creepy Halloween fonts, brushes and vector graphics.
- WebResourcesDeport details where you can get Halloween Photoshop brush sets and vector images.
- n-design studio has a quick and easy Halloween vector tutorial.
- Find inspiration from the Halloween Design Studio, renowned for amazing jack o’ lantern carvings.
- The true history of Halloween serves as a springboard for creative design brainstorming. See what The History Channel and Wikipedia have on Halloween’s 2,000 year history.
- Another great source for inspiration is the myriad of original and classic Halloween costumes that can be found on websites such as Halloween Express, Costume Super Center, and Buy Costumes.
- Haunted houses, or at least the contemporary attractions, can provide plenty of insight into what scares people and what unique and original ideas you can bring to your Halloween graphic designs. Try searching Haunt World and Haunted House for ideas.
- Who can resist a scary story, especially when you use it as the foundation for your Halloween design theme? Get the low-down on creepy literature at American Folklore and Halloween Web.
- CreativeCommons.org remains one of the best places to get free Halloween elements for your designs. You can also check out Brusheezy.com and Vecteezy.com.
Before you go scaring up some free Halloween design resources, make sure you double-check all licenses to make sure you don’t violate anyone’s rights. Have fun trick or treating!