Horror and Macabre is one of the most popular genre of photo manipulation and with the help of a powerful tool such as Photoshop the possibilities of creating such spine-chilling artworks is limitless. In this lineup, we are featuring 25 Dark and Scary Photo Manipulation Tutorials For Photoshop. These tutorials will teach you some amazing skills such as turning a person into a vampire, creating a horrifying hospital scene, making a skull artwork and much more so that you can make fearsome artworks.

So Let’s start with the show!

Photo Manipulate a Terrifying Halloween Demon in Photoshop
Photo Manipulate a Terrifying Halloween Demon in Photoshop

Follow through these steps to learn how to customize a simple stock image using techniques in photoshop like applying textures, basic painting, lightning and some others.
Photo Manipulate an Eerie Sea Cave Scene
Photo Manipulate an Eerie Sea Cave Scene

This tutorial will teach you how to photo manipulate an eerie sea cave, along with grim reaper boatman. You’ll learn various blending techniques, whereby you can blend multiple photos seamlessly.
Design a Spectral Photo-Manipulation
Design a Spectral Photo-Manipulation

This tutorial will show you how to realize from scratch a ghostly scene in few steps. We will use a couple of stock photos and modify them so they will look harmoniously combined.
Design a Grungy Western Movie Poster in Photoshop
Design a Grungy Western Movie Poster in Photoshop

Follow this step by step tutorial to create a grungy western poster design, see the whole design process from start to finish as the various stock resources are manipulated to complete the composition.
Scared Photomanipulation Tutorial
Scared Photomanipulation Tutorial

This tutorial will teach you some basic things about Photomanipulation.
“Mysterious Hollow. Dark landscape.”

In this tutorial you will learn how to create a Mysterious Hollow Dark Landscape
The Grim Reapers Side Job
The Grim Reapers Side Job

This simple tutorial is great for beginner photo manipulators and will show you how to quickly combine photos, warp them into your scene, and add a cold blue color effect that eliminates all need for color matching.
Create a Mysterious, Dark Horror Scene with Crack Brushset in Photoshop
Create a Mysterious, Dark Horror Scene with Crack Brushset in Photoshop

This tutorial will show you the process to create this Mysterious, Dark Horror Scene with Crack Brushset in Photoshop.
Alien Photo Manipulation
Alien Photo Manipulation

This tutorial will teach you several photo manipulation techniques for creating scary photo manipulations.
The Mirror
The Mirror

In this tutorial, we will turn a girl into a zoombie, make blood, break glass, arrange elements and adjust color to generate an interestingly creepy scene.
Bite Me – A Vampire Tutorial
Bite Me - A Vampire Tutorial

Today we are going to turn lovely Jessica Biel into a bloodsucker
Halloween Photoshop: Evil Eyes Tutorial
Halloween Photoshop: Evil Eyes Tutorial

In this tutorial, we’ll be creating realistic evil eyes with a luminous glow. In a few short steps you can add serious menace to any portrait using Screen layer mode to ramp up the iris.
Create an Evil Queen in Photoshop
Create an Evil Queen in Photoshop

In this tutorial we will create the Evil Queen from Snow White and the Seven Dwarves using digital painting techniques in Photoshop.
Making of a Scary Mental Hospital Scene
Making of a Scary Mental Hospital Scene

In this tutorial, you will learn how to Make a Scary Mental Hospital Scene
Create a Fantasy-Horror Scene in Photoshop
Create a Fantasy-Horror Scene in Photoshop

We will use some of our grunge textures to realize the background scene, several Photoshop filters to create light effects and we will turn the picture of an innocent child into a diabolic character.
Halloween Photoshop: Skull Face Tutorial
Halloween Photoshop: Skull Face Tutorial

This tutorial will show you how to create a ghoulish skullface effect created using layer masks and blend modes.
Halloween Photoshop: Slenderman Walkthrough
Halloween Photoshop: Slenderman Walkthrough

In this tutorial, We’ll be mixing up classic photomanipulation work alongside some digital painting techniques; so step into the woods and come meet the Slenderman
Halloween Photoshop: Stitches Tutorial
Halloween Photoshop: Stitches Tutorial

In this tutorial, we’ll create torn flesh effects with basic digital painting techniques.
Create a Queen in the Dark Night Photo Manipulation
Create a Queen in the Dark Night Photo Manipulation

Follow through these steps to learn how to create our own dreamy portrait using simple yet essential techniques in photoshop like blending, effective painting, lightning, sharpening and some special effects to create fire in photoshop.
Zombeefixation
Zombeefixation

In this tutorial you will learn how to turn yourself into a Zombie
Designing the Dark Photo Manipulation ‘The Forgotten’
Designing the Dark Photo Manipulation ‘The Forgotten’

In this tutorial you will learn how to make a dark and conceptual photo manipulation. You will learn not only different techniques of manipulating, retouching, using brushes and filters but why they are used.
Make a Dark Statue with 3D Tentacles Photo Manipulation
Make a Dark Statue with 3D Tentacles Photo Manipulation

This tutorial will show you how to turn a photo of a woman into a statue, how to create tentacles in Cinema 4D and add them to the photomanipulation and many other techniques for adjusting the lights, the textures and the colors of the final image.
MANIPULATIVE HUMAN ARTWORK WITH PARTICLES AND FLYING FLOWER PETALS IN PHOTOSHOP
MANIPULATIVE HUMAN ARTWORK WITH PARTICLES AND FLYING FLOWER PETALS IN PHOTOSHOP

In this tutorial, we will go through several techniques such as hair drawing, particle rendering from a stock image, and making a custom flower petals brush.
Create a “Two-Faced” Digital Painting in Photoshop
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This tutorial will explain how to create a classic Batman villain in Photoshop.
CREATE A TANGLED, HORROR CRACKED FIGURE WITH LAYER MASKING TECHNIQUES IN PHOTOSHOP
CREATE A TANGLED, HORROR CRACKED FIGURE WITH LAYER MASKING TECHNIQUES IN PHOTOSHOP

The primary goal of this tutorial is to show you how you can blend textures together with layer mask, and how to achieve the best end result possible.