Halloween is almost upon us like a horror film's relentless killer on a teenager who's just dabbled in sex or drugs for the first time - so you're no doubt looking to tap your talents to produce artwork and designed in the unholy spirit of the season.

Here 19 of our favourite professional illustrators, designers and photographers have created Halloween-themed tutorials for Photoshop and Illustrator that detail effects that'll help turn your most disturbing ideas into truly nightmarish visions, or just get into the devilish spirit of the season.

Click on the titles to get to the tutorials.

Photoshop tutorial: Horror film poster effects

Learn how to hide your maniac behind shattered glass in this step-by-step guide by Mark Mayers.

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