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Scary & Spooky Trees - Photoshop Brushes and Shapes

Updated on October 22, 2014
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Creepy Trees for Your Halloween, Fantasy, Spooky, or Gothic Digital Artwork

Trees are such an important tool in setting the mood in a piece of art. Choosing the perfect tree for your digital artwork can be a daunting task, so I have chosen some of my favorite sets of photoshop brushes featuring spooky, creepy, ghostly, scary, or otherwise haunting trees. You will surely find something here for your digital art.

There are many great resources for photoshop brushes of trees, but make sure you always read the permissions on each brush set you choose to sample from, and be careful to follow their guidelines of use and crediting.

(Brushes in photo cutesy of Creepy Trees by deathoflight)

Creepy Trees by deathoflight
Creepy Trees by deathoflight

Creepy Trees Photoshop Brushes

by deathoflight

I love this brush set of 12 trees by deathoflight. It screams creepy.

Whether you are making a creepy forest or graveyard scene, or need a backdrop for your vampires, werewolves, witches, zombies, or haunted houses, there is surely a brush in here that would do the trick.

Check out these sweet artworks on deviantART that use this photoshop set:

Exsilium by ~maddy89

Waterfall by ~KikkiLamont

B-ABDELGHANI_HelpMe by ~TheAmateurOfArt

skulls and bones by ~DarthCloudness

Tree Brushes by Gurly
Tree Brushes by Gurly

Cute & Creepy Trees

by Gurly

These are the cutest little spooky emo trees I ever saw. Gurly has outdone herself with these cute creepy tree brushes.

They could be used in make some great Halloween greeting cards, and in paper arts in general. They would be easy to cut out for scrapbooking.

Check out these sweet artworks on deviantART that use this photoshop set:

Taking a last step... by ~SexyKOT69

Silence by ~dress--code

Scarala by ~asyenka

Wishing on a star by ~SexyKOT69

Speed Drawings Featuring Spooky Trees

CSH winter trees by ~eiermann1952
CSH winter trees by ~eiermann1952

Winter Trees (Photoshop Shapes - CSH)

by ~eiermann1952

This set of photoshop shapes is an amazing series of 18 winter trees - no leaves, and easily creepy.

These trees would be an ideal place for some crows or an owl to be perched.

CSH winter trees by ~eiermann1952

Spooky Trees by deathoflight
Spooky Trees by deathoflight

Spooky Trees

by deathoflight

With just a tad bit of lingering foliage, these are 15 seriously spooky trees!

One of these trees would easily complete your haunted house picture. It certainly looks like the kind of tree a black cat might hang out around.

These trees seem to give off just a have just a hint of life ... in a they-might-come-to-life-and-attack-you kind of way.

Trees Beyond the Mist by midnightstouch
Trees Beyond the Mist by midnightstouch

Trees Beyond the Mist

by midnightstouch

A full moon over these fog covered trees would instantly make a great creepy night-time landscape.

These would be also amazing with witches flying or some dark birds in the sky - or bats.

One of the 9 brushes in this set could make a great backdrop for your next project.

Beyond the Mist by midnightstouch


Memory of Trees

by dejahofmars

Memory of Trees has just five brushes, but they are well made and very versatile.

These trees have the ability to really add mood to your picture.

Take a look at how they have been used by others:

Foggy Nights by ~mystical-wonders

Shadow Being by ~darkshellie23

+ La Mort + by ~Miriette-Le-Fay

Memory of Trees v1.0 5 by ~dejahofmars

Dead Trees by RubelCreative
Dead Trees by RubelCreative

More Tree Brushes

Trees by ~darkmercy

Trees by ~spiritsighs-stock

Dead Trees by ~Aramisdream

Spooky Trees by ~rev-jesse-c-stock

Tree Borders III by *midnightstouch

They Stand Alone by *midnightstouch

Spanish Moss Brushes by ~redheadstock

Tree Borders by *midnightstouch

PS Brushes: Trees and Sticks by *Zinou

Brush Set: Dead Trees by RubelCreative


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      6 years ago

      wow ...

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      7 years ago

      Really cool work :)

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      7 years ago

      Awesome lens, great info, thanks

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      8 years ago

      cool brushes

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      8 years ago

      wow perfect for halloween

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      Donnette Davis 

      8 years ago from South Africa

      How lovely. Thank you. Blessed x

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      8 years ago

      Love your lens - it was fun to read

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      Rob Hemphill 

      8 years ago from Ireland

      Great lens! I love the creepy tree by deathoflight.

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      8 years ago

      Brilliant lens, love all the spooky trees. How do you get the effect?

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      randomthings lm 

      8 years ago

      this is very cool lens. I LOVE winter trees, they are very spooky in the right light. After all the leaves have fallen off, It is amazing the intricacy of trees. They are beautiful. Thanks!

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      8 years ago

      Brilliant collection of spooky trees you've got here. Nice work. Please elaborate some more. I love brushes and Photoshop.

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      8 years ago

      da speed drawin thing was well kl.. i jus loved it sooo very much.. gonna try it... :)

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      8 years ago

      I love spooky trees! This is awesome.

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      9 years ago

      This has been fun to read.

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      9 years ago

      I love this lens! Thank you for the great links!

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      9 years ago

      lovely lens very generous

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      9 years ago

      Spooky. Great Job

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      9 years ago

      Very cool!

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      9 years ago

      scary and spooky!

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      9 years ago

      interesting lens

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      9 years ago

      These are great. Thanks for sharing them! This is a great resource for anyone of a gothic bent, halloween, or who illustrates paranormal books! Blessed by your neighborhood Squid angel.

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      rewards4life info 

      10 years ago

      Some cool pictures, great set of resources. I love tree pictures they have a real mysterious feel about them.

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      10 years ago

      Really cool and useful lens! Great Halloween art resources.

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      lasertek lm 

      10 years ago

      Nice! These are surely spooky trees.

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      10 years ago from United States

      nice resource list!

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      10 years ago

      I like using Photoshop to create moon and tree images for Halloween. Nice Lens!

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      Blonde Blythe 

      10 years ago from U.S.A.

      Cool lens! Thanks for including my Halloween Owl Witch and Halloween Blythe and the Haunted Tree House posters! :)

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      10 years ago

      I like Memory of Trees. Thanks for the info!

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      10 years ago

      Nice pictures, but expected more real ones photoshoped

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      10 years ago

      Very cool and reminds me I should take our my Paint Shop Pro and play with it more often! - Kathy

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      Mary Beth Granger 

      10 years ago from O'Fallon, Missouri, USA

      These are very cool! Blessed.

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      Cynthia Sylvestermouse 

      10 years ago from United States

      These are all so totally awesome! I am going to have to break down and buy photoshop!

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      Lisa Auch 

      10 years ago from Scotland

      I love the trees beyond the mist, eerie. Great resources here thanks

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      10 years ago from Massachusetts

      These are awesome, much better than the ones than I can use with Paint Shop Pro X2. My new computer came with a version of Photoshop, so I'm slowly trying to learn the nuances of it vs. Paint Shop. There's a lot more out there for Photoshop, so it should make my design work a little easier. Thanks! I'll be back for this one.

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      Rhonda Albom 

      10 years ago from New Zealand

      This is so cool. I love photoshop, but am completely self taught. I had no idea you could download extra brushes. I am lensrolling this to my lens on How to Feather Photos with Photoshop CS4 .

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      10 years ago

      Congratulations! You've been SquidBoo Blasted. Happy Halloween!

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      10 years ago

      Oh, this is RIGHT up my alley. I LOVE taking pictures of spooky looking trees. I have captured a few good ones, I will have to set up something so you can see them. RIGHT lens! Btw.. I left you a message on my Haunted Cemetery Lens if you get a chance.

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      Robin S 

      10 years ago from USA

      Excellent resource! Thanks!

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      10 years ago from Rhode Island

      A few of these I didn't have wonderful grabs thank you!!! great lens!!!!!!!

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      10 years ago from Western Mass

      nice - thanks for putting this together!


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