Grunge textures are a great way to add a weathered, worn out look to your design. They add visual interest and depth to the backgrounds of your artwork and also make for the perfect overlays for your images and text.
That’s why we’ve rounded up the best free grungy texture sets from around the web. You’ll find below a variety of free grunge textures including subtle grain, speckles and dirty, corroded surfaces to help you create authentic distressed designs.
These textures are available in many different formats: PNG, JPG, Photoshop PAT, Photoshop brushes, vector AI and EPS. All these textures are free to use in personal and/or commercial projects. You can use these textures as backgrounds, overlay them over photos or as layer masks in Photoshop to create posters, collages, typography, backgrounds and more. These free high resolution textures are also suitable for print design and themed website design. Happy designing!
Free Film Dust Grunge Textures
This set of 12 free handmade textures of dust, speckles and grain is perfect to add a touch of retro to your designs. Includes 6 black and 6 white textures available as 6000×4000 px JPG format.
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10 Free Dirty Surface Textures
With this pack of free dirty surface textures, you can add authentic dirt effects to your work. It contains 10 high-resolution 3000×2000px /300 ppi JPG images with various amounts of grain and scratches.
Free Grunge Texture Pack
A set of 32 different grungy textures of paint splatters, speckles damaged posters, dirty fabric, gritty, wrinkled paper, worn out copy machine and more. These textures are perfect to give your artwork a rugged or worn out look. Free download includes textures in JPG format.
Free Grungy Paint Textures
Prepared with black paint and different brushes, these handcrafted grunge textures are available in two versions – Halftone and Original. On downloading, you get PNG and EPS texture files, great for achieving an inky, sketchy look.
Free Worn Texture Pack
Free Worn Textures pack contains 15 free high resolution textures for distressing your graphics and illustrations. Free for personal & commercial use, the textures are supplied in TIFF format at 6000×9359 px 800 PPI.
Free Wrinkle Paper Textures
A set of 6 free wrinkle and grunge paper textures to reproduce creative photography overlay effects using different blending modes such as screen and hard light. Includes 4500×3000 px JPG texture images.
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10 Free Black Grunge Textures
These free black grunge textures feature dark tones, high contrast and grainy details useful for creating dark designs with a dirty and distressed aesthetic. File format: JPG.
20 Free Grungy Surface Textures
Free set of 20 grungy surface textures of wood, concrete and stone. Available as JPG, transparent PNGs and also as a Photoshop Brush Set (ABR).
Free Rusty Metal Textures
This pack contains 12 high resolution rusted and corroded metal textures for creating a grungy distressed look. Each texture is available as JPG file at 4200×2800 px size and 300 DPI.
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10 Free Seamless Grainy Speckle Textures
These free grainy speckled textures are useful for adding subtle texturing to backgrounds, or for giving text and graphics a letterpress style ink stamp effect. Included are 10 seamlessly repeating textures in JPG and transparent PNG formats and as Photoshop Patterns (PAT) as well.
Free Tortured Paper Texture Pack
This free pack of grungy paper textures was made by treating paper with many different kinds of materials such as paint, tape and acetone. It contains 10 free textures as 4000×4000 px JPG files at 1200 PPI which makes them suitable for high resolution projects.
Free Decay Textures
A collection of 18 free grungy decay textures for your projects. Includes monochrome PNG (raster) and AI (vector) textures of dry paint, cracks, dirt, cardboard, moss, etc.
Dirty Old Style Textures
These dirty textures are perfect for adding old style vintage effect to your photographs, text and logos. Available for free download, it includes 29 dirty textures and 14 dust particle textures in JPG format along with vector AI, EPS graphic elements, example PSD files and 6 extra JPG textures.
Free Soft Grunge Textures PNG
A set of 5 hand made soft grunge textures to add aged look to your designs or as backgrounds for your posters and flyers. Comes in PNG format with transparent background.
5 Free Dirty Grunge Texture Pack
5 diverse grunge and dirty textures in high resolution to help you create depth in your designs. Free to download in JPG format.
Free Grungy Watercolor Textures & Photoshop Brushes
Add a grungy watercolor texture to your designs using this free set of PNG textures and watercolor Photoshop brushes.
More Free Textures
Textures are a versatile design resource that find use across web design, graphic design as well as print design projects. If you liked our collection of free grunge textures, do not forget to share this post with your fellow designers.
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