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36 Best Scratch Textures to Download (PNG, PSD, and More)

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When you want to bring a distressed quality to your images, the easiest approach is to add readymade textures. 

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Today we'll feature 36 of the best scratch textures from Envato Elements and GraphicRiver that you can add to any type of images. 

Unlimited Scratch Texture Downloads at Envato Elements

When you need premium scratch textures, Envato Elements should be your first stop. Elements offers thousands of premium digital assets like graphic templates, mockups, logos, photos, fonts, and much more.

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What makes this service outstanding is that for one low monthly fee you can download as many of these digital assets as you like, as often as you like. Let's take a look at some of the great scratch textures available from Envato Elements. 

Scratched Flat Layer Backgrounds (JPEG)

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Adding scratch textures to your images is a cinch when you use this terrific set of scratch layer backgrounds. The set contains ten different colours of scratch sleek metal wallpaper in JPG format.

Edgeless Scratch Texture PNG (AI, EPS, PNG)

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This collection of edgeless scratch textures allows you to drop a texture anywhere on your design without having to worry about where the edge of the texture starts and ends. 

Scratch and Dust Texture (PNG)

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Want to add scratch and dust textures to your latest project? Download this set of 30 scratch texture overlays and get to work. The textures can be used for digital artwork, photo overlays, web or print backgrounds, and more. 

Film Scratch Texture (PSD, PNG)

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Add film scratch textures to your images in no time at all when you use this fabulous collection of ten film scratch textures. These beautiful overlay textures range from coarse to fine and include scratches, film grain, noise, dust, and more.

Old Photo Scratches Texture (JPG)

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For those who want to add scratch textures to their backgrounds easily, there's this collection of ten scratch textures. They're an excellent addition to any project, from posters to websites to wallpaper. 

Add Scratches Photoshop (EPS, PNG, PDF)

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Add Scratches Photoshop contains 32 gorgeous scratch textures in PNG with transparent backgrounds, as well as 32 textures converted to vector in EPS format, which will allow you to work at any size without losing image quality. The set also includes 72 textured brushes featuring torn marks, folds, and scratches.

Dust and Scratches Texture (JPG)

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A fab collection of 30 high-resolution dust particles overlays has been made from optically captured dust and scratches. Use these effects to add texture and interest to your digital artwork, web, and print projects.

Scratch Effect on Photo (JPG)

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When you need scratch effects for your photos or other digital artwork, turn to Scratch Effect on Photo. The set offers ten high-res JPG files that are easy to work with in Photoshop or similar software.

Dust and Scratches Texture Photoshop (JPG)

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These hair textures and dust textures are a great way to bring the look of film dust and scratch textures to your next project. The set contains 15 high-resolution JPEG files created from optically captured scratch and dust particles.

Scratch Texture (JPG)

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If you're in love with the scratch texture found in vintage photos, then this pack of ten scratch backgrounds is for you. Use them in just about any project you can think of.

Scratched Metal Texture (PSD, PDF)

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Scratched Metal Texture contains 20 metal rusted, scratched and cracked paint backgrounds with 3 lighting effects and 1 photo effect. The set can be used in digital artwork, photos, and more. 

Dust and Scratches Texture (JPG)

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Use these dust and scratch textures to recreate the look of vintage film in your digital and print images. The pack contains 30 hi-res files and one Photoshop action file so you can fine-tune your look as needed.

Imperfection Scratch Texture (JPG, PNG)

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Imperfection Scratch Texture allows you to add interesting and eye-catching textures to any project. The set contains ten high-res textures which can be used in applications like Photoshop, Illustrator, Figma, and more!

Scratch and Dust Texture (PSD, JPG)

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This set of 36 black and white scratches was created by hand. These textures are perfect as layer masks and overlays to add grit and grunge to your work.

Film Scratch Texture (JPEG)

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With these 50 vintage film scratch texture overlays, you can easily bring a truly distressed look to your images. The overlays are in JPEG format, so just change the blend mode to soft light or overlay depending on the effect you want to create.

Dust and Scratches Texture Photoshop (PNG)

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Bring the look of vintage grit to your projects with this collection of 40 scratch textures. You can use any software that allows you to work with layers. There is a help file included if you get stuck.

Premium Scratch Texture Downloads From GraphicRiver

GraphicRiver offers wonderful scratch textures as well as other premium digital assets, but in single downloads for one low fee instead of unlimited downloads for a monthly or yearly fee. This makes it a great choice for those on a budget.

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Let’s take a look at some of the premium scratch textures offered at GraphicRiver.

Dust and Scratches Photoshop (JPEG)

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Looking for scratched metal textures? How about this set featuring two scratch metal textures in five colours—each with an FX version—and ten metallic textures.

Glowmedia Scratched Metal Texture (JPG)

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When you need a severely scratched metal texture that includes the effects of rust, Glowmedia Scratched Metal Texture is an excellent choice. Use Photoshop or similar software to customise.

Scratch and Dust Texture (JPG)

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This grunge texture is available in five colour variants—red, violet, green, blue, and aqua—and provides a great background for a wide variety of projects, from print to digital.

Add Scratches Photoshop (JPG)

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These five scratch grunge texture backgrounds come in 3000×3000 pixels with a resolution of 300 DPI. They can be used in a range of backgrounds, so download them and get to work.  

Dust and Scratches Photoshop (JPG)

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How about this awesome package of 30 overlays offering different kinds of dust and scratches. The pack is made up of 15 monochromatic and 15 black and white textures that are an ideal choice for overlay on digital images but can also be used to modify other textures.

Scratch Effect on Photo (JPG)

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Here are 36 versatile textures that offer a range of scratched, distressed weather looks perfect for incorporating into your artwork. Altogether, there are six different sets with six textures in each, and each set is substantially different from the other.

Distressed Scratch Texture (PNG)

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Check out this pack of distressed scratch textures, which will transform your digital projects in no time at all. The pack includes ten high-resolution PNG file textures that can be combined together to create different levels of distress in your project.

Scratched Metal Texture (PNG)

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If you want to give your designs a distressed, grungy look, try this scratch effect on a photo of an old metal surface. Use it as a background or overlay for your work.

Scratched Metal Texture (JPG)

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You get 14 high-resolution textures in this collection, so you'll have plenty of options to experiment with. Download it and see which scratch and dust texture would work best for your project.

Film Scratch Texture (JPG)

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Want a film scratch texture? How about 28 of them? The JPG files are very high resolution, at 5616 × 3744 px, so you can use them in everything from web design to large-scale print projects without worrying about the quality.

Dust and Scratches Photoshop (JPG)

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This texture has everything: dirt, dust, scratches, cracks, and a warm gradient that looks like a torchlight being shone on a wall. It's a beautiful and very distinctive look, so it could be just what you need to take your digital artwork to the next level.

Dust and Scratches Texture Photoshop (JPG)

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This set of five scratched metal textures is just the ticket if you want a simple background of dust and scratches to give your work a distressed urban look. Download it and see which one works best for you.

33 Grunge Textures (JPG)

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If you want to add scratches in Photoshop or other design software, this set of grunge textures is just what you need. You'll get 33 different textures to play with, so try them all out, and also experiment with different blending modes to achieve unique results.

Rusty Scratch Texture PNG (PNG)

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The great thing about these scratch texture PNG files is that they also include rusted metal textures to help you create that weathered, aged look. These 20 textures are all based on high-resolution photography, so they have that photo-realistic look you need.

Metal Scratch Texture (JPG)

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Using this scratched metal texture as the background for your artwork will convey such a strong impression of age and decay. As well as the scratches, it includes rusted metal, flaking paint, and more signs of wear and tear.

Dirty Scratched Metal Texture (JPG)

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This was probably a beautifully smooth metal surface at one point, years ago, when this blue paint was first applied. But now it's scratched, rusted, and pitted with all sorts of marks and gashes. Use this old photo scratches texture to give your designs a vintage look.

Smooth Scratched Metal Texture (JPG)

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Some of the textures we've looked at today have been quite grungy and distressed, but this one is much smoother. The scratches are clearly visible, but it doesn't convey that sense of extreme age and damage. So if you're looking for a subtle scratch effect on a photo, this is a good option.

Multicoloured Scratched Metal Textures (JPG)

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This is one texture, but in six different colours to create very different effects. As well as the scratch effects, there are also more signs of dirt, dust, corrosion, and more.

Film Scratch Texture (JPG)

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We already saw the first pack of film scratch textures earlier, and here's the second pack from the same author. Use these 27 high-resolution textures to evoke the days of film photography.

Old Photo Scratches Texture (PSD)

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If you're looking for a dust and scratches texture for Photoshop, this pack of ten halftone and ten threshold textures is just the thing. They're subtle but distinctive, and they'll give your designs an aged, distressed look with minimal effort.

Choose Your Favourite Scratch Texture 

I hope you've enjoyed this selection of scratch textures from Envato Elements and GraphicRiver. Head over to both sites, check out all the options, and download your favourites.

But scratch textures are just the beginning. Discover loads of other cool textures to download by reading these useful articles:

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