Have Some Freakish Fun with Halloween Filters in Google+

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Feeling a little bit freakish with Halloween just around the corner? So are we, and Google+ lets us get our full freak on with a new Creative Kit for manipulating photos. In addition to basic editing tools and semi-powerful filters already available, the Creative Kit lets you add all kinds of effects and text to your photos, including some ghoulish special effects courtesy of a Halloween tool kit.

To access the Creative Kit, just select a photo from one your photo albums, mash the Edit button, and select Creative Kit. This loads your photo into Google+'s editor where you'll find familiar functions like Crop, Rotate, Exposure, Colors, Sharpen, and Resize, but if you click the Halloween tab at the top, that's when the real fun begins.


There are all kinds of spooky effects and filters you can apply to your image, some more subtle than others. You can char your flesh with the Zombify 2.0 tool, add wounds all over your face and body, splatter blood on your shirt, give yourself fangs, add Halloween themed props, and a whole lot more. In the before-and-after shot above, it took us all of 2 minutes to transform that beautiful mug into a frightening (yet still sexy) hybrid zombie-werewolf.

It's a great time waster and yet another reason why Google+ rocks. And on that note, Happy Halloween!
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Dave_HH replied on Sat, Oct 29 2011 6:01 PM

okay, okay, okay... Paul is the MAN. The Wolf MAN!!! AHHH!!!!!

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Manduh replied on Sat, Oct 29 2011 8:28 PM

Oooh this looks fun, I'm going to play around with it tomorrow :D

P.S. Not sure if I agree with the 'sexy' comment for the after effects LOL

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realneil replied on Sat, Oct 29 2011 8:55 PM

Looks like fun

Dogs are great judges of character, and if your dog doesn't like somebody being around, you shouldn't trust them.

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Dave_HH replied on Sat, Oct 29 2011 9:58 PM

Yeah, hairy palms generally don't turn chicks on, at least as from what I've heard.

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Manduh replied on Sat, Oct 29 2011 10:32 PM

Meh, they can be shaved

Bahahaha!

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Inspector replied on Sun, Oct 30 2011 12:31 AM

LOL, nice. lets have some fun with this :P

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AKwyn replied on Sun, Oct 30 2011 12:47 AM

This stuff is what a company would put out as an app for Facebook. For those using Google+, it sure is awesome.

Also Dave, any chance you can werewolf yourself the same way Paul did on his photos, it'd be cool if you did; in fact, the whole community will think of you as cool. Just think, Dave as a werewolf...

 

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Manduh replied on Sun, Oct 30 2011 11:33 AM

Ok I did myself as a zombie lol  (ignore the smile om my face haha)

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Manduh:

Ok I did myself as a zombie lol  (ignore the smile om my face haha)

"R0FL, That looks awesome, beats Werewolf Paul by a long shot. "

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Manduh replied on Sun, Oct 30 2011 1:02 PM

It's pretty fun, I just did 2 more pics and my daughter (6yrs) did one of herself too. :)

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LBowen replied on Sun, Oct 30 2011 5:11 PM

Now that is really cool. Almost makes me want to grab a Google+ Account.

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AKwyn replied on Sun, Oct 30 2011 5:45 PM

Manduh:
Ok I did myself as a zombie lol  (ignore the smile om my face haha)

I don't know if you really look like a Zombie... Perhaps if Google+ allowed you to decay your skin somewhat... It looks like you've been through a terrible plastic surgery gone wrong! :P

 

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Manduh replied on Sun, Oct 30 2011 6:42 PM

Hahaha! I could have decayed it more but it would have been hard to see the wounds. It was just a quickie. Or maybe I'm just a 'fresh' zombie haha - not sure why I'd be smiling though LoL! I'm sure if someone spent more time with the different effects they could make an awesome zombie! Or vampire or werewolf. Have you checked it out yet?

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AKwyn replied on Sun, Oct 30 2011 6:53 PM

Manduh:

Have you checked it out yet?

Don't have a Google+ account, don't have plans of getting a Google+ account at the moment so unfortunately no...

It'd be cool if I could wherewolf or zombie myself yet, or better yet; vampire myself.

 

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Nice find Paul I like.
Here is a quick one of my daughter that I did lol.

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