Posted October 31, 2011 by Gavin Hoey in Videos

Pumpkin Lantern

spooky streetIt’s Halloween and that means children around the world will be dressing as ghosts, witches and wizards for an evening of spooky fun. I’m sure we’ll have the usual steady stream of kids knocking on our front door asking for a trick or treat. I’m tempted to offer them a free Photoshop tip, but I suspect their idea of a treat isn’t the same as mine… kids today!!!

Love or hate Halloween you have to admire one of its highlights. Pumpkin carving or Jack-O-Lanterns as they’re sometimes called, range from the classic jagged “scary” face through to ornate and artistic carvings.

In this video tutorial I’ll show you how to make a basic face on a photo of a pumpkin. I’ll add depth and texture to create a pretty realistic final effect.

Want to try this yourself? Download my pumpkin image from here: http://a.yfrog.com/img619/6639/7w2z9.jpg

Gavin Hoey