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September 27 2011


Free Texture Tuesday: 5 Rusted Pipe Textures

These 5 textures come from an old pipe from a Fire Department training facility. This caught my attention because of the great color and the intricate surface that appeared to be geological. Each texture is 3000×4000.

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September 20 2011


Free Texture Tuesday: Grab Bag 10

This week’s Grab Bag offers a great range of 5 highly usable textures, each sized at over 4000px wide. Click the thumbnails to bring you to the Flickr page where you can download each texture at full size. Enjoy!

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September 13 2011


Free Texture Tuesday: Blue Scratched and Rusted Metal

These scratched metal textures come from a storage container behind my old high school. They are very versatile and can add some great surface as a stand-alone texture or as part of a more complex build. Each texture is 3000×4500.

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September 05 2011


Free Fonts : A Walk on the Grunge Side


With so many free fonts available on the web today, it is easy to miss out on some true gems in the typographic arena. It is hard to stay on top of the latest developments and releases when there are so many outlets to turn to find your fonts. Today we aim to help you out with this charge, by showcasing some grunge laden free fonts, most of which are less than a year old.

Looking around for fonts, it became fairly clear, that most designers (be they makers of fonts or featurers of fonts) tend towards clean, sharp typography. We wanted to take things in a different direction. So we went for a little walk on the grunge side as we searched for free fonts to feature for our readers. We hope you enjoy!

The Fonts

Silent Hunter III


Special Elite

Download (@font-face compatible)

AA Typewriter

Download|Donate to Creator

Rock Salt

Download (@font-face compatible)

Sears Tower

Download|Donate to Creator

Protest Paint

Download Win TrueType|Download Mac TrueType|Download Mac PostScript



Geekriot v1.0


Olivetti Type 2


Bad Cargo


When it Rains

Download (free for personal use only/ commercial license $5)|Donate to Creator

Wicked Grit

Download|Donate to Creator

Remnant v1.0

Download for Mac|Download for Win

Fueled by Schlitz

Download|Donate to Creator


Download (@font-face compatible)

The Missus Hand Oblique


Permanent Marker

Download (@font-face compatible)

Catenary Stamp

Download|Donate to Creator

DCC Sharp Distress Black


Static Buzz

Download|Donate to Creator

Smash Punkers


Secret Stick


Coloroyd Bastard




Carbon Blade

Download|Donate to Creator

Extrakrebel 1987


Ed Gein



August 30 2011


Free Texture Tuesday: Chipped Paint Concrete

These 5 chipped concrete textures have great characteristics of grunge, depth, and attitude. Each one contains elements of paint, concrete, and cracks, making them multi-functional and very versatile. Each texture is 4200x3000px. Enjoy!

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August 27 2011


Freebie Friday: 5 Dirty Vintage Paper Brushes

Hi everyone, we apologize for being a day late with this, but I’ve got a highly useful and versatile set of brushes for you today. These 2500px brushes will instantly add some great surface and personality to your designs. They work great as complimentary elements or standalone backgrounds. If you like these brushes, be sure to check out my dirty paper texture pack over at Valleys In The Vinyl. Enjoy!



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August 05 2011


Freebie Friday: Light Grunge Brushes

Today’s freebie is a set of five super high-res subtle grunge Photoshop brushes. They’re perfect for adding just a little bit of texture to your work without overdoing it. These were inspired by Liam McKay’s awesome subtle grunge brushes he’s been posting on WeFunction, if you haven’t already, go check them out.


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August 02 2011


Free Texture Tuesday: White Bricks

Today we’ve got a set of grungy white brick textures for you. They’re perfect for adding a hint of urban feel to your designs and super high-res, so no need to worry if they’re large enough. Enjoy!

July 09 2011


Freebie Friday: Grunge Brushes

This is a collection of eight free grunge Photoshop brushes to use in your designs. They vary from heavy to subtle and measure 2500px on the long site, so you should be able to find one in here that works perfect for your project. To use them, simple open the .ABR file with photoshop and select the brushes from the brushes palette. Enjoy!


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June 17 2011


Grungy Wallpaper and Resource Goldmine

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One source of inspiration for many in the graphic design field are the wallpapers that they use to customize their desktops. These daily doses of skillful designs act as reminders to start our days off on the right, creative foot. One popular theme that tends to be prevalent in many of the dazzling designs one finds in the scores of wallpapers that are available online is the grunge.

In this post, we have gathered an impressive array of slightly grungy wallpapers that can decorate your desktop in some inspired designs. Beyond that, we have collected a handful of both tutorials and some textures that can assist you in creating some of your own grungy wallpapers. So once you have gotten inspired from looking through the showcase, you can get started on some original designs with the resources at the end of the post.

The Wallpapers

Reach For The Future Original by Destin8x
Reach-For-The-Future-Original in Grungy Wallpaper and Resource Goldmine

The Day We Met For Coffee by j3_concepts
The-Day-We-Met-For-Coffee in Grungy Wallpaper and Resource Goldmine

Nostalgia Wallset by Thinker
Nostalgia-Wallset in Grungy Wallpaper and Resource Goldmine

(RED)servoir dogs by egolatra
REDservoir-dogs in Grungy Wallpaper and Resource Goldmine

Ain’t, Not by VictorC
Aint-Not in Grungy Wallpaper and Resource Goldmine

Texture Mario by lozzaaa
Texture-Mario in Grungy Wallpaper and Resource Goldmine

Everything Sucks Again by skryingbreath
Everything-Sucks-Again in Grungy Wallpaper and Resource Goldmine

Paper World by kiriapurv
Paper-world in Grungy Wallpaper and Resource Goldmine

blue_skull by int_alireza
Blue-skull in Grungy Wallpaper and Resource Goldmine

DnB overkill by Merx
DnB-overkill in Grungy Wallpaper and Resource Goldmine

Sunny Watermelon by cocacolagirlie
Watermelon in Grungy Wallpaper and Resource Goldmine

Remorse Is for the Dead by vhm-alex
Remorse-Is-for-the-Dead in Grungy Wallpaper and Resource Goldmine

Eerie Face [Grunge] by ToXin23
Eerie-Face in Grungy Wallpaper and Resource Goldmine

human by Osten3speN
Human in Grungy Wallpaper and Resource Goldmine

Dirty | SpeedArt | By Bushido
Dirty in Grungy Wallpaper and Resource Goldmine

Cheguevara wallpaper by Art Fabrick
Che in Grungy Wallpaper and Resource Goldmine

Grunge ME by kaka420ish
Grungeme in Grungy Wallpaper and Resource Goldmine

Apple 2 by RezaPTO
Apple in Grungy Wallpaper and Resource Goldmine

Pure Dream | Desktop by purebullcrap
Pure in Grungy Wallpaper and Resource Goldmine

cran 2 by salma3444
Cran2 in Grungy Wallpaper and Resource Goldmine

Time Slip by JustEvolve
Time-slip in Grungy Wallpaper and Resource Goldmine

Gotta Rust ‘em All by MangoTangoFox
Gotta-rust-them-all in Grungy Wallpaper and Resource Goldmine

My Graffiti by MawDesigns
My-graffiti in Grungy Wallpaper and Resource Goldmine

JSW by Blackafino
Jsw in Grungy Wallpaper and Resource Goldmine

Morning Glory by Flarss
Morning-glory in Grungy Wallpaper and Resource Goldmine

Conception by bayernownz1995
Conception in Grungy Wallpaper and Resource Goldmine

England wallpaper by Ichigo–sama
England in Grungy Wallpaper and Resource Goldmine

Soldier Concept Wallpaper by bpsola
Soldier in Grungy Wallpaper and Resource Goldmine

oceania – mac wallpaper. by Aivre
Apple2 in Grungy Wallpaper and Resource Goldmine

Wallpaper 01 by Mysstika
Wallpaper01 in Grungy Wallpaper and Resource Goldmine

Mortal Kombat Ninja Wallpaper by Poser96
Mortalkombat in Grungy Wallpaper and Resource Goldmine

Mac Wallpaper by 1991-prezent
Mac in Grungy Wallpaper and Resource Goldmine

Rise by Franz Jeitz
Rise in Grungy Wallpaper and Resource Goldmine

Crow Wallpaper by Tiger-tyger
Crow in Grungy Wallpaper and Resource Goldmine

wallpaper – white as snow 02+ by stuntarts
Whiteassnow in Grungy Wallpaper and Resource Goldmine


Create a Spectacular Grass Text Effect in Photoshop
Earthtut in Grungy Wallpaper and Resource Goldmine

Love Wallpaper for the desktop
Lovetut in Grungy Wallpaper and Resource Goldmine

The Dark Knight Grunge Wallpaper
Darkknighttut in Grungy Wallpaper and Resource Goldmine

Arctic Monkeys Photoshop Wallpaper Tutorial
Arcticmonkeystut in Grungy Wallpaper and Resource Goldmine

Design an Extreme Grunge Wallpaper
Extremegrungetut in Grungy Wallpaper and Resource Goldmine

How To Create a Retro Grunge Apple Wallpaper in 5 Easy Steps in Photoshop
Appletut in Grungy Wallpaper and Resource Goldmine

Create an Intensely Grungy Wallpaper
Intensegrungetut in Grungy Wallpaper and Resource Goldmine

Grunge Textures

Grunge Extreme Volume 2: 10 High Quality Free Grunge Textures
Grungetextures1 in Grungy Wallpaper and Resource Goldmine

Tileable Burnt Orange Industrial Grunge Textures
Grungetextures2 in Grungy Wallpaper and Resource Goldmine

4 Free High Resolution Grunge Textures
Grungetextures3 in Grungy Wallpaper and Resource Goldmine

20 Simple and Subtle Grunge Textures
Grungetextures4 in Grungy Wallpaper and Resource Goldmine

9 Tileable Grunge Textures
Grungetextures5 in Grungy Wallpaper and Resource Goldmine


January 03 2011


Illustrator: How to Make Vector Grunge [Video Tutorial]

Last week I gave away some vector grunge and I’m here to show you how I made those shapes. In this video, we will be using Illustrator and a plugin called Scriptographer to achieve organic vector grunge textures, useful in a myriad of applications. Let’s get started.

Illustrator: How to Make Vector Grunge from Jay Hilgert on Vimeo.

December 29 2010


Free Texture Tuesday: Vector Grunge

I’m a day late, but I had trouble writing my own javascript for these textures. I thought I’d change things up a bit and make some vector textures. To generate these textures, I used an Illustrator plugin called Scriptographer. These are 5 vector grunge textures I created using scriptographer and Illustrator. I would share the script, but I’m not done with it yet. I have to figure out how to remove about 1000 empty layers first. Anyway, I like having this ability because I make fonts every once in a while and the ability to generate random shapes and subtract them form the letters will come in handy for making distressed fonts. These can also easily be converted to Photoshop brushes for easy stamping. I hope you guys like them!

Free Texture Tuesday: Vector Grunge

Free Texture Tuesday: Vector Grunge

Free Texture Tuesday: Vector Grunge

Free Texture Tuesday: Vector Grunge

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December 23 2010


50+ Amazing Grunge Wallpapers to Beautify your Desktop

Grunge style is now becoming popular because of the unique design it has: crooked, stained, grubby, broken. But designers are still using this style on fontsbrushes and interface design and still it is making its mark on the designing community.

You may ask why do you have to consider grunge style for your design since they are branded as “dirty type” of design. What does it make on a design?

  1. It makes a design unique.
  2. Grunge designs are unique because it stands out on the rest with the dirty and irregularity look it has.

  3. It makes a design look creative.
  4. I never thought that dirty can also be beautiful until I discovered grunge designs! I find it amazing how designers put different kinds of elements in one design, and still maintains the creative look of the design.

  5. It catches the attention of viewers.

One way to capture a viewer’s attention is to use grunge style. You may agree with me or not but I think most people notice dirty things more than with the clean ones. For grunge style, dirty is positive and that makes it attractive.

And now, to add up on our collection of grunge style, I will be presenting to you 50+  grunge wallpapers that you can use as an inspiration in making one.

1. Super Mario Wallpaper by: Desidus

I know Super Mario is cool. But he became  cooler when I saw this grunge design of him. It rocks!


1920 x 1200

2. Vectors and grunge wallpaper by: Dennyshopgirl

Vectors make this design awesome. But the grunge style on this design makes it more awesome.


1680 x 1050

3. Grunge Silhouette Wallpaper by: Vahron

I find this design very sexy because of the lady silhouette and grunge style it has. The colors and shapes used work well together.


1680 x 1050

4. Grunge Wallpaper by: dwarrior

This one is very beautiful! The grunge style makes the rose stand out and it really suits the grunges it has.


1024 x 768

5. Apple goes grunge by: Nikola Lazarevic

Yes! Apple goes grunge and I love this design. Very nice texture and colors!

Apple goes grunge

1024 x 640

6. MY GRUNGE WALLPAPER by: verticality

The elements fit well together to come up with an awesome grunge design. Very nice concept.


1024 x 768

7. Feudal by: Vectortrance

If you would like to put more creativity on your picture, use grunge style. And one good example is this one.


1100 x 790

8. Tree Island by: Lukezz

I find this grunge design simple and cute. The fonts and trees are nicely placed and the crumpled effect on the background makes the whole design lively.


1680 x 1050

9. Grunge_Garden by: gulfsprite

The brushes used in grunge style gives texture on the whole design.


1024 x 640

10. Create – Wallpaper by: Jacob White

Nice choice of colors. If this design has no grunge style I think it will not be as good as I see it now. And that’s one of the purposes of grunge style, to make designs look better.


1024 x 640

11. Sleepy Hollow by: Jesse Gardner

This one is another example on giving more texture on your photos. Very nice!

Sleepy hallow

1280 x 854

12. Old is Gold I by: ankilien

Very great concept in combining simple elements to create a wonderful design like this.

Old is gold

640 x 512

13. Grunge by: Dingi

A grunge wallpaper design that is made with many kinds of brushes. Very creative!


1024 x 768

14. Inliners Grunge Wallpaper by: Raxby

I think vectors and grunges work well together to produce one creative design. The person turned silhouette in this image is nicely done.


1280 x 1024

15. Beauty of Grunge by: Evelyn Arthur Richman

The name says it, this image reflects how grunge style makes a design beautiful.

Beauty of Grunge

1024 x 700

16. Some Grunge by: Solea-ru

The grunge style is very simple yet it fits on the mysterious lady with the swirls on her. Very nice design!

Some grunge

1280 x 960

17. My Golden Grunge Flower by: moosebite

A simple flower that is combined with a great grunge style. It looks so beautiful. I love the grunge effect this design has.

My golden grunge flower

640 x 428

18. Grunge tunnel wallpaper by: crackster

This grunge design is very scary. Maybe that is how the photo is really conceptualized. It is like the saying that there is always a light at the end of the tunnel.


1280 x 1024

19. Rebel! Wallpaper by: Felipe Tofani

I think one idea for an invitation to be unique is to put some grunge style on it. This design can be one example.

1024 x 768

20. Grunge Love Wallpaper by: cristy0505

I love how all elements are combined and placed to come up with a cool and pretty design.

Grunge love wallpaper

640 x 480

21. Joshue tree grunge sunset by: Glenn Mills

Very beautiful texture! Nice colors and I like the way the glow effect is used to put some grunge onto it.

Joshua tree grunge sunset

1024 x 682

22. Grunge Wallpaper by: ZipADeeDooZeppelin

This one is really grunge, putting several things to create wonderful wallpaper design. The color is simple yet worked well on the whole design.


1280 x 1024

23. Grunge frame with tree sillhoutte by: sassy_cupcakes

The colors and the whole design is just simple but it made me glance and click the thumbnail to look on the whole image. The grunge effect of it makes it attractive.

Grunge frame with tree sillhoutte

1024 x 756

24. Cloud 9 by: fudgegraphics

Another example that vectors and grunge style look good together. The vectors are nice and the colors of the rainbow too.


1440 x 900

25. Design Is..Grunge by: Stuart Thursby

Notice the grunge effects of the word, Grunge. It’s so cool. I will choose this as one of my top ten grunge designs.

Design is grunge

1024 x 768

26. playing w cs4 wallpaper by: WishfulHamadryad

Nice work of grunge design. The colors makes it more dirty and the brushes used too. Very nice.


1680 x 1050

27. Beatles Song – Wallpaper by: villanitadesign

A simple but cute design with grunge style. A paper with stained effects on it makes the heart with wings stand out. Very nice desktop wallpaper, isn’t?


1282 x 960

28. Crow Wallpaper by: Tiger-tyger

Nice concept with the crow in a shadow like effect with some wordings and orbs on the background. It’s so classic.


1280 x 800

29. Wallpaper-Grunge by: Heldrik

can compare this with the walls we see on the street where some put spray paints on the walls. This how dirty can look beautiful.


640 x 480

30. wallpaper – white as snow 02+ by: stuntarts

Nice use of vectors and grunge design. I like how the wordings became grungy and the colors are nice too.


1680 x 1050

31. Abstract grunge wallpaper by: The-proffesional

This one is really abstract. I would love to have this as a painting on my wall.


1920 x 1080

32. Winter Line Teaser Wallpaper by: BleedingStarClothing

A good example where pink becomes grungy. Awesome work! Nice use of brushes and fonts.


1600 x 1200

33. Chicago grunge by: MPow

Good concept to use vector as sun rays. The cityscape is very nice, it makes the whole design more grungy in look.


1280 x 1024

34. Grunge by: black-requiem

Good choice of colors and concept on how to make the design look grungy.


992 x 667

35. This World by: deadstarx

The colors are attractive and the grunge style too. I think I’m gonna make this one as my desktop background, it’s so cool.

1280 x 1024

36. Grunge by: KenyT

The yellow and the flowers makes it very cute and dirty. Very nice!

1024 x 768

37. I regret nothing by: Bl4ck-and-wh1te

I like the brushes and arrows use by the creator. I also like the cloud black effect, it makes the design look very grungy.

2560 x 1600

38. There will be grunge by: Tom-Mosack

Nice fonts and irregularity of the design. It’s so cool and grungy.

1280 x 800

39. Expression by: DigitalPhenom

A simple yet creative grunge design. I like how the fonts and other elements were placed together.


40. Grunge Agony by: Maciej Gowin

The bright colors and grunge effect stand out. Cool design, isn’t?

640 x 480

41. The Typographic Grid by: arnoKath

Cool concept to mix fonts and place it together like this design. This is one technique we can use when creating our own grunge wallpaper.

1920 x 1200

42. pittsburgh Pirates grunge wallpaper by: bbairhalter

I like how the cityscape on the background was made grungy. Very nice!

640 x 480

43. City by Lumir by: Istvan Benedek

This one is grungy and youthful. It really represents grunge style, putting different kinds of elements into one design.

1600 x 1200

44. Grunge Wallpaper – Mk 1 by: Seb Cooper

I like the Chinese fonts and different kinds of brushes used on this design to make it a grunge one.

1280 x 1024

45. Retro Grunge by: ReaperXXIV

This is a good example in putting elements together to make it retro and grunge as well.

1440 x 1024

46. Gas Mask Grunge Wallpaper by: Synthro

I find this very cool in such a way that different kinds of metals are placed to form a gas mask and grunge effect too.

1600 x 1200

47. Grunge by: xSaria

Nice grunge and colorful texture. I can imagine paints that are spilled and a design was formed on this.

1280 x 800

48. HD Grunge Skull Wallpaper v.3 by: BeserkRodent

I got scared when I saw this wallpaper. I think the scary feeling is because of the grunge style and colors of the whole design.

1920 x 1080

49. Parting Ways: Wallpaper by: Franz Jeitz

I find this grunge wallpaper simple and abstract. Even white stands out, it still looks grungy.

1024 x 640

50. Wallpaper 2 by: Tom Miatke

Grunge style can also be applied with texts, and this one is a good example.

1024 x 704

Bonus: Tutorials in Making your Own Grunge style Wallpapers

Bonus! Here are some good sources of tutorials, so that you can make your own grunge-style wallpapers.

Design an Extreme Grunge Wallpaper

by: Alvaro Guzman

A tutorial that teaches on how to create a wallpaper in a grunge style with the use of layer masks, custom brushes and the clone tool.


Creating an Urban-Style Piece of Artwork

by: Markus

This tutorial will show you how to create an urban and grunge style combined into one design. You will also learn here how to extract complex shapes to come up with a very nice design.

Urban final

Design a Grungy Floating Island

by: Tom

This tutorial will teach you how to create a floating island with a grungy effect. It also offers how you can blend and combine layers to create a nice effect.


Arctic Monkeys Photoshop Wallpaper Tutorial

by: SignatureStop

A tutorial that can help you put more creativity on group or solo pictures.


How To Create a Retro Grunge Apple Wallpaper in 5 Easy Steps in Photoshop

by: Nikola Lazarevic

Learn how to give retro and grunge style on your design with this tutorial.

Apple goes grunge


by: Stewart Michael Bruce

A tutorial that helps you create a photomontage with the use of Photoshop’s filter feature.

Stress City

The Dark Knight Grunge Wallpaper

by: photoshopstar

Put a grunge style on your wallpapers with this tutorial.


Grunge Mercedes Wallpaper

by: ART-D

This tutorial can give you tips and techniques to create a grunge design on your own.

Grunge mercedes

Create an Intensely Grungy Wallpaper


Learn how to transform your photos from the original to a grunge photo like this one. Read, learn and believe.


Dark Grunge Photo Effect

by: pshero

A tutorial that creates a neat with grungy effect on your photos with the use of Photoshop’s Image Adjustments and Filter features.


And that is my collections of grunge wallpapers, I hope you got inspired to create your own. Don’t forget to share with us your thoughts regarding this article.

November 19 2010


October 12 2010


Free Texture Tuesday: Vintage Wallpaper Urban Decay

For today’s Free Texture Tuesday, I have some cool vintage wallpaper that I mixed with some urban decay and mixed in a little grunge. I hope you all can find some cool uses for them, enjoy! (Click on the images to grab the full size images from Flickr.)


Free Texture Tuesday: Grungy Nebula Paper

Free Texture Tuesday: Grungy Nebula Paper
Free Texture Tuesday: Grungy Nebula Paper
Free Texture Tuesday: Grungy Nebula Paper
Free Texture Tuesday: Grungy Nebula Paper


October 08 2010


Exclusive Texture Pack from

This Free Texture Pack is for use in your personal and commercial projects, and can be used without attribution. It may not be redistributed.

The kind folks at have worked with us to release an exclusive texture pack for Tutorial9 viewers. In this texture pack are 12 super high resolution textures (4252x2835px) for use in your commercial and personal projects. Some textures released in this pack are exclusive to Tutorial9.

September 28 2010


Hot Free Grunge Textures for Excellent Design

If you want to build a house you need to take care about a good fundament to start with. Same with design – if you want to create an excellent eye-catching design, you need to take care of a background, which will form a reliable base for realizing all your creative ideas and plans. Following [...]

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August 28 2010


Get Inspired: Beautiful Examples of Textures in Web Design

Whenever you visit website these days, every single one of them is trying to compete one and another. Despite the difference of products or services they offer, their mission remain the same: to engage their visitor or customer. If you find adding big text, icons, or illustrations on web design isn’t so entertaining anymore, let’s add textures.

Some web designs use solid or gradient colors as their background, others use illustration to make it look attractive. As for textures, you can add it as the background of a web design, create a certain effect on the text, or even add it to the buttons or other web graphic elements. In this post, we will show you 5 types of texture in web design for your inspiration.


Retro/Vintage look is timeless. It may look old, but somehow this texture always get our attention and appreciation. Most web designers will use this type of texture to create the warm feel, others use it for travel and tour sites with Polaroid as the images frames.

Ernest Hemingway Collection

Dog House Cards

Vintage Web

The Big Chandelier Web

Corvus Art

The Foggy Google

The Cowboy Star

North Point Springfield

Team Fannypack


To avoid the “Web 2.0″ style, web designers use grunge texture to gives their design a less uniform, less structured, more organic look and feel. It doesn’t necessarily stand for dirty, though it’s easily recognized by the gritty texture, uneven/torn edges, worn, faded and aged graphic elements. This texture is best to use on any extreme sport, rock band, or any web design whose target is young people.

The Third Floor

Jazz Sequence


Target Productions

Snickers Online Campaign


Generation Church

Soma Communities


Syc Fuk Fashion


If you’re planning to create an elegant look for a web design, using a texture can be an alternative to make it more appealing. Though, you have to be selective in choosing the texture. Subtle textures work best for this type of look, although sometimes you can also use leather, wood, or even fabric texture.

Marcus James Wine

Abundant Life Christian Center

Outline to Design

Merten Snijders, Mhq Interactive 2007

Pizza Venetia

Moore Family Heritage Project

Café Rouge

East Point



Doodle look is another alternative for your web design. Most graphic designer and illustrator will prefer to use this look in order to blend their portfolio into the web design. Although sometimes it creates the childish look, but for the creatives like illustrator it’s smart and unique.

So Interactive

Instand Ad Legend

Allen Design Group

Yok Boyle Bir Yer



Dawghouse Design Studio

Legwork Studio

10 Words



In some case, one type of look may not be enough. There are no limit in web design. So be creative, mix several types of look by using textures for the design.

Grunge Retro



Jay Hafling

El Original Movimiento

Allen Solly

Andrew Brown

Bar Alternativo

Love of Jesus Family Church

Reskinned Blog


Whatever the type of texture you choose to use on your web design project, make sure it delivers the right look and feel based on your design concept. Let us know what type of texture do you use the most for your web design project or any thoughts about the topic in our comment section.

April 23 2010


42 More Subtle Grunge Textured Photoshop Brushes

If, like us you are a fan of soft & subtle brushes then you’re going to love this new set. The focus on this set is to give you the tools to build up realistic textures in your designs, by using multiple brushes on multiple layers.

Details of the Pack

This set is completely free, you can use them anyway without the need of giving credit. The brushes are best used on projects meant for web use. They can be used elsewhere, but the way we made them, and the size of them make them ideal for use in web design rather than print.

The brushes all fade out around the edges, just so you don’t get any messy looking edges or straight lines in your grunge work. There’s a massive variety of textures & surfaces, 42 of them in total, all at different sizes and shapes. This set is a follow up to our popular first set.

The sort of thing you can expect from this set is really soft; Chalk, Concrete, Denim, Fabric, and Paper textures. All fixed up nicely and ready to use.

The set also contains some “harsher” brushes, such as some chalk strokes and some paint roller brushes. These kind of brushes are perfect for borders or masking layers.

Example of How to Use Them

Obviously you can use these however you want, but our best advice is to build up layers of texture in a subtle way. Play around with the various brushes - and build up the realistic textures by varying colours, opacity and placement. What you should aim for is something that looks natural and organic.

Share These Brushes

If you find this set useful we’d like you to pass them on to other who you think might appreciate it. You can do this easily using the share links below the post, or share the short URL below, as well as using the full URL in the address bar.

The URL to share is:

Important, you must link to this article when sharing the set, you must not upload these files to your own server when sharing.

Download The Set

Download Free Brushes | .zip Format |  9.3 mb

March 30 2010


40+ Awesome Grunge Style Photoshop Brush Packs

Grunge style has become a trend in design community so here is the ultimate collection of really nice and high quality grunge brushes. I am really hoping these brushes will help in Your work flow, as these do while I am designing. So play with them and bring your creativity to design community.

1.Abstract paint brush pack

Abstract paint pack contains 8 brushes up to 2500px. Brushes are compatible with PS7 and up.

2.3D abstract paint

This pack contains 27 brushes ( up to 2500px ) compatible with PS7 and up!

3.Splatter mania brushes

These 27 splatter mania brushes are free for personal use (Non-commercial).Will work with PS7 and versions up.

4.Chalk brushes

These brushes set includes chalk brushes in 3 sizes, blackboard brush and eraser brush…For photoshop CS.

5.Coffee happens reloaded

Coffee happens reloaded pack contains 15 big brushes up to 2500px.And it’s compatible with PS 7 and upper versions.

6.Crack brushes

Eight free set of crack brushes.Which are perfect for grunge designs and old style designs. You could even get creative with these cracks and turn them into design elements such as lightning with some Photoshop adjustments.These guidelines are by designer.

7.Texturitus brushes

A brush pack with a variety of different textures ranging from cotton to toilet paper to leather, quite random. Includes high-resolution, regular resolution and 3 random brushes which make even more cool textures. 37 brushes for personal use.

8.Fractalized grunge brushes

Combo pack of 5 high-resolution vintage fractalized grunge textures and a fractalized grunge Photoshop brush set.Come in resolutions of 2000 * 1500 pixels.

9.Grunge splatter brushes

Free set of 20 grunge splatter brushes for Photoshop. They were made from watercolor brush splatter, photographed, and then edited in Photoshop to get the effect of splatter paint brushes. As evident in this post image, you can also use them as blood splatter brushes (even though Halloween is already over).The grunge splatter brushes range in size (up to 537 pixels),Available for personal and commercial use, no attribution required.

10.Watercolor splatters

It’s a collection 250 watercolor grungy splatter brushes.

11.Fuzzies brushes

Made for PS7  with 7  fuzzy brushes. Hair-like texture. No commercial use without a license.

12.Grunge brushes

Eight grunge brushes for PS7 and CS versions of Photoshop. can be used for anything, commercial or noncommercial.

13.Halftone brushes

Halftone 2 pack contains 12 brushes. It’s compatible with PS7 and upper versions.

14.Grunge browny brushes

Grunge Brush is collection of 8 Grunge effect. made in PS-CS3.Free for personal and commercial use.

15.Grunge paint brushes

Large set of grunge paint brushes made in PS 7. You can use it for commercial use too.

16.Grunge alphabet

Fully grunge alphabet brushes.

17.Grunge brushes by keren

58 Brushes in it made with ps7, the smallest brush size is 296 px and the biggest brush size is 598 px.It was really exhausting to make them.

18.Just another grunge from Keren

30 brushes in this set. Made in PS7

19.13 Grunge brushes

These brushes were made in photoshop CS4 and may not be compatible with earlier versions. They are high resolutions. Free for commercial use.

20.Grunge brush set

40 high resolution grunge brushes. These items have been created in Photoshop CS3 starting from grunge and concrete textures. You can use them to dirty your works or to create horror styled images.

21.Grungeness brush

These brushes are for PS 7.

22.Graphactory grunge set

It’s fresh, useful, and free. grab it and smash some dirt and scratches onto your creations. It’s fun.

23.Grungestract brushes

24.Hightech reloaded

Please send your request to designer if you want to use this for your commercial work.It’s compatible with PS7 and done using coreldraw.

25.Hot fuzz dynamic brushes

26.New set of grunge brushes

Includes 53 grunge brushes for photoshop 7 version.

27.Paint borders

28.Painted flowers

Free set of natively painted flowers for that folksy look. 28 in the set, created in Photoshop CS. For personal use only, or If you’d like to use them commercially you have to buy a license.

29.Part liquid grunge brushes

There is only 6 brushes and probably two have a liquefy effect.


Quadgrunged pack contains 10 grungy abstract brushes compatible with PS 7 and up!. For commercial use please give your request to designer.

31.Scratchy grunge

Collection of 29 brushes Made in CS2.please check out the rules for you use them.

32.Smokey fire brushes

Brand new pack called SMOKEY – fire brushes for Photoshop. This HUGE pack contains 50 brushes compatible with PS 7 and up.

33.Soft grunge brushes

34.Spray paint brushes

Brushes made with Paint Spray. Brush sizes range from 887px – 1195px.Hope everyone like this grunge type spray.

35.Starry grunge

Starry Grunge set for Photoshop 7 and higher versions. This set has 10 brushes, some grunge like, others more blood like. It is set out to create an abstract set, but it turns out it’s more grungy.

36.Starry grunge

36 brushes,sizes 371-1017 pixels, For Ps7 users.

37.Stylish grunge

Brand new abstract pack – stylish grunge.  18 (BIG!) brushes for Photoshop 7 and newer versions.  Great for smudge tools and eraser, pretty nice effects.

38.Valley of the dry bones3

Brushes 10,Resolution: Mid resolution (arround 1500 px), For all Photoshop CS  Grungy and rusty look .Terms of use: Free (everything).

39.Watercolor reloaded

Some fresh brushes called WaterColor Reloaded. This HUGE pack contains 83 (resolution about 700 – 1200px) brushes compatible with PS 7 and higher.

40.Wg splatter -1

A splatter set, both brushes and vectors, that can be used to give a touch of grunge to your works. The set contains 15 pieces. All brushes are high-resolution (around 2500×2500 px). The set is free for both personal and commercial use. Attribution is not required. Distribution is prohibited without written permission.

41.Wg splatter -2

second volume of watercolor brushes series. This set contains 30 high-resolution brushes (around 1500px). Use them  for any work such as posters, business cards, site design  and more. Since edges are the interesting part of these items, I recommend to use the sharpen edges Photoshop filter when working with these brushes.

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