Retro Halloween Photo Overlays

Halloween is one of my favourite holidays and because of this, I’ve amassed quite the collection of Halloween photos through the years. I’ve been working on a Project Life® album to compile all of our Halloween memories and couldn’t help fancying up a few of our photos while I was at it.  I love combining my obsession for typography with my photo projects + I had a lot of fun with these!

These photo overlays are perfect for adding a little bit of retro flair to your Halloween photos. I’m sharing a few examples of how I’ve used them on my photos and will be revealing more of how I’ve put them to use in my Project Life® Halloween album next week, so watch for that!

These overlays are perfect for 3×4 and 4×6 photos and are all in PNG format so you can use them as is, or customize the color + opacity however you’d like.

Included in the set are 13 overlays in total. Detail photos are included below. Overlay No. 6 comes in horizontal and vertical format along with four different versions with text for years 2010 – 2013. These overlays are seriously so fun + I love the simple touch they add to my photos!

Purchase my Retro Halloween Photo Overlays set 
before October 1st and get it for $1 off!

How to use these overlays:
-Once you’ve purchased the set you will be emailed a download link to your zipped file within 48hrs.
-Download and unzip the overlays folder.
-Open the overlay and the photo you’d like to add them to in the photo editing program
of your choice.
-Select the overlay file then copy and paste onto your photo.
-In PS/PSE use the cntrl-T command and while holding down the shift key {this prevents distortion} resize the overlay however you’d like.
-If you’d like to change the color of the overlay, in PS/PSE go to SELECT –> LOAD SELECTION –> OK. Once the overlay is selected then go to EDIT –> FILL and select your color.
-You can also play around with the opacity of the overlay to vary the effect.
I hope you enjoy creating with these fun overlays + I can’t wait to share more about my Halloween Project Life® album. It’s simple and no-fuss but it’s filled with lots of fun family memories! :)
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Rebecca Cooper is a 38-year-old wife and mother of four from Alberta, Canada. As a photographer, crafter, author, and blogger, she finds joy and fulfillment in celebrating everyday moments. She loves to read and eat chocolate, and is a firm believer in afternoon naps. Rebecca shares her family’s adventures, photo tips, simple craft projects + more right here at Simple as That.

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