Turn Pictures of Yourself into Vampires and Demons with PicMonkey


PicMonkey, a free online photo editor, shares step-by-step directions for adding demon eyes to your photo to make yourself into a vampire or demon for a spooky Halloween profile picture.

PicMonkey, a free online photo editor, can help you make your every day photos into a spook-tacular Halloween photo, perfect for your Oct. 31 profile picture.

You can turn yourself into a demon with ghostly friends:

demon ghost


Or your entire family into blood-sucking vampires:

vampire family

No matter what you decide to make yourself, altering the eye of your subject gives you a major bang for your Halloween buck. Here are expert tips from PicMonkey designer Jen Shetterly, on how to get realistic but dramatic looks from all the eye overlays.

“Don’t be afraid to experiment,” says Jen. “Try all different types of eye overlays, and mix and match from different themes.” Zombie eye on a Vampire: heck yeah! And color outside the lines. Your iris–especially black ones or unnaturally light ones–look great filling the entire space between the lids.

Jen suggests you also look beyond the iris. Use Zombie Bruise to tint the whites of the eye, or add Veins from the Vampire theme to show an otherworldly or bloodshot look.

Great tips like this can be found throughout all of PicMonkey’s Halloween features—just look for the light bulb icon. Here are step-by-step instructions for perfectly placing iris overlays like Evil Eye, Hag Eye, Demonic Eye, and Corpse Eye.

1. Zoom in on the eyes in your photo. After placing the eye overlay, use the resize handles to match the iris size in the photo. Right-click and “Duplicate” to make a matching second eye for your soul-piercing glare.

demon eye step 1

Tip: Your Evil Eyes may need to be rotated a bit, especially if the pupil is a vertical cat-like one.

2. Use Eraser to erase parts of the eye that should be overlapped by the eyelid.  Reduce “Eraser hardness” to get softer edges.

 demon eye step 2


3. Adjust the “Exposure” slider to give your eyes a supernatural glow or darken them in a shroud of mystery.

demon eye step 3

Tip: Use “Veins” to create bloodshot, prey-seeking eyes.

Check out PicMonkey's Pinterest page for more frightful image tutorials.

PicMonkey, a free online photo editor, enables photographers of any skill level to transform their photos, simply and spectacularly. The website offers basic photo editing from touch-ups to advanced effects, with fun fonts, overlays, and textures for graphics projects and crafts.