40 Dirty Grunge Effect Photoshop Tutorials

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Grunge is a popular trend that attempts to give designs a more organic and realistic look. It also provides a stark contrast to the simplistic, polished, and rigid “web 2.0” trend, opting instead for a less uniform and more elaborate form of design.

Grunge is a popular trend that gives designs a more organic and realistic look. It also provides a stark contrast to the simplistic, polished and rigid Web 2.0 trend, opting instead for a less uniform and more elaborate form of design.

We’ve discussed grunge style in modern Web design before, as well as tips and tricks to achieve the grunge look. Now, it’s time to put theory into practice by finding ways to infuse grunge themes into your artwork using Photoshop. In this collection, we present to you 40 excellent, high-quality grunge Photoshop tutorials. So fire up Photoshop and get ready to get your hands… dirty!

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List Of Grunge Effect Photoshop Tutorials

Master the “grunge” look with this step-by-step Photoshop tutorial

How to achieve a rough effect using irregular textures on a simple black and white photo.

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Head blow off effect

Create a Head blow off effect using Photoshop with a Stock photo as a base for our design.

Photoshop Grunge Tutorials

Designing a Typographic Concept Poster

In this Photoshop tutorial, you’ll learn how to create a grungy, aged poster design.


How to Distress an Image

Create a distressed effect on your designs and how to add interesting graphics effects using the same technique.


Create a Dark Grunge 3D Text Scene in Photoshop

Learn how to create a 3D text using only Photoshop. The mood in this piece is dark and grungy.


How to Create a Grunge Style Illustration with Stains

Grab a picture, apply several filters to it and obtain a monochromatic stain, which combined with a texture will transform into an eye-catching grunge result.


Grunge Lines

How to make a grunge background, featuring grungy lines.


Create This Stylistic Mixed-Media Artwork in Photoshop

Learn to create a beautiful composition stock images and custom build shapes. It demonstrates effective usage of shape layers, smart objects, and masks.


Design a Grunge Vintage Poster

How to create a vintage poster design. Use some useful techniques related to patterns and visual organization with guides.


Typographic Design – Photoshop Grunge Tutorial

Use 3 free brush sets, a free font and a halftone texture and a gradient set.


Create a Furious Pink Panther Poster

How to create a poster of this pink panther using some online resources.


Create an Ink Splattering Knight Composition

How to use filters and brushes to create an ink splattering knight composition.

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Photoshop Grunge Type Tutorial

Look at how to make grunge / worn style type to use in your art.


Creating an Urban-Style Piece of Artwork

Create this organic and edgy artwork by using some stock photos and some crafty filters.


Add Stock Textures to Images for extra ‘Oomph’

Learn how to add a bit of grunge to your artwork by using stock textures.


Tutorial: Making a grungy Business Card

Make your business card stand out by giving it some texture with the help of this Photoshop tutorial.

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Design a Grungy Floating Island

This tutorial by PSDFAN creates a grungy floating island by using a few Blending modes.


Trendy Geometric Lines Design Tutorial

Create a group of vector based geometric lines at dynamic 45 degree angles, then follow the walkthrough to rough them up with brush textures.


Custom Hang Tag

In this Photoshop tutorial you’ll learn how to create a retail hang tag.


Virtual Duct Tape

Create a cool virtual duct tape effect using the texturizer and layer styles tools.


How to Combine Pixel and Vector to Produce Striking Artwork

Here you will find a step by step guide of how to make this Snowboarder artwork.


Create a Cool Music Logo on a Grunge Background

Add a bit of grunge to your brand by using a variety of Photoshop techniques and using a free high-resolution brush set.


Hard Surface Texture Painting

A great workflow to use textures for 3D surfaces.


Making of Urban

A urban landscape and to integrate natural elements into it.


Creating a Wet and Muddy Rocks Texture with Filter Forge plugin

Filter Forge is an incredibly powerful Plugin. Create your own filters.


Creating grunge brushes

In this step-by-step tutorial, you’ll learn how to create your own custom Photoshop brush that you can use to add grunge accents to your images.


Dark Grunge Photo Effect

In this tutorial, you’ll see how to “grunge up” a photo using a variety of filters and photo adjustments.


How to Create Photoshop Grunge Brushes

You can use a photograph to create texture, but brushes also present a simple way to add texture to your work.


Easy Texture Technique in Photoshop

An easy and quick way to make a grunge-textured background.


Create a Grunge Snowboard Poster for the Winter Olympics

In this tutorial your going to put together a cool grungy poster design for Olympics.


Quick Tip: How to Create Halftone Grunge Textures in Photoshop

Halftone textures can add an interesting vintage effect to your designs.


Create a Powerful Emotional Effect for Your Portraits in 9 Easy Steps

Learn how to create a powerful emotional effect for your photos.


Create an Easy Worn Press Text Effect

Give your artwork an old printed or worn out look.


Grunge in 8 Simple Steps

8 simple steps in to achieve this final grungy look.


Make a Soft Grunge Product Ad Design in Photoshop

Create a poster with light grunge features centered around a Nike shoe.


Rubber Stamp Text Effect Tutorial

This tutorial will show you how to apply a stamp effect to text or an image.


Create a Realistic Grunge Peeling Sticker

In this Photoshop tutorial you will learn how to create a grunge peeling sticker effect.


Design Abstract Text Effect with Pen Tool and Grunge Brush Decoration

All the steps to design this abstract text effect with pen tool and grunge brush decoration.


Quick Grungy Poster

Learn how to create a grungy poster by using smart filters and a few image adjustments.


Creating a Photoshop Grunge Rock Poster

Learn how to create a music grunge poster design.


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