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A Little Bit Dirty: Brilliant Grunge Design Tutorials

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The use of grungy textures in Photoshop-based print and web design is a popular trend that doesn’t seem to be going anywhere any time soon. That is why today we have selected some of the best grungy Photoshop tutorials to help you make simple edits to your boring photographs, to make your photos look dirty and grungy, or to even make professional photo manipulations in the grunge style.

How to Create a Retro Hippy Van Poster

Using various textures and vector shapes, learn how to create this retro-style abstract hippy van poster.

Create a Grunge Snowboard Poster for the Winter Olympics

Professionally remove the background from images to create light patterns, and use custom shapes and textures to add a bit of extra "oomph" to your poster design.

Create a Stylish Grunge Poster with 3D Typography

Make use of stock photos, grungy textures and custom Photoshop patterns to create a great superb photo-manipulation poster.

10 Easy Steps to Lightroom Grunge Heaven

Using Photoshop's little sister Lightroom, use simple techniques to add a completely different dimension and feel to your dark photography.

How to Create a Grunge Style Illustration with Stains

Use a selection of Photoshops built in photo-editing tools combined with various ink and coffee brushes to create a great grungy portrait illustration.

Create a Realistic Grunge Peeling Sticker

Use cardboard textures combined with simple manipulation techniques to create a worn out set of stickers, great for creating your own social media icons or as part of a print design project.

Light and Colorful Grunge Portfolio Layout

Create a light yet grungy modern web portfolio layout using a handful of great built-in layer styles and textures.

How to Design a Grunge Style Portrait

Transform a portrait photograph into a stunning piece of digital artwork using various built-in tools such as the Threshold Tool combined with some resources such as splatter brushes and textures.

How to Make a Worn Vintage Beach Ad in Photoshop

Use various textures and built-in tools such as the Levels Adjustment Layer to create a worn vintage beach advertisement poster.

How to Create a Stunning Grunge Portfolio

Combine the use of textures and Photoshop's Gradient Tool to merge a texture into a website's background. Use various other textures and layer styles to create a stunning portfolio design.

How to Create Cityscape Concept Art

Using a basic three-dimensional scene as a foundation for the piece, you'll be using lots of reference photographs, Photoshop tools, and textures to create this incredible cityscape concept art from scratch.

Create a Grunge Personal Portfolio Layout

Use various stock images and simple Photoshop techniques to create your very own grungy personal portfolio from scratch.

Create a Furious Pink Panther Poster

Probably one of the most popular and best poster tutorials on the web, and although seen by a lot of people, I feel it is still worth another mention! Using a stock image as a base, use the brush tool to create your own animal, slowly working on the outcome to create an amazing panther poster.

How to Design a Vintage Horror Movie Poster

Using a handful of textures, stock images and built-in Photoshop tools such as transformation tools and standard actions, learn how to reproduce the original "Day of the Dead" movie poster.

Create an Out of Bounds Fantasy Illustration

Create a fantasy "out of bounds" illustration using a large amount of stock photographs, a handful of grungy textures and some superb professional manipulation techniques.

Make a Retro-Space Typography Poster with Colorful Lights

Use a great selection of modern Photoshop techniques to produce a retro-space style poster, using various tools such as the Gradient Tool and the Noise Tool. The addition of some lovely abstract and grungy textures completes the piece nicely.

Create a Grungy Metal Effect

Make use of some very simple Photoshop techniques to manipulate texture and merge it with simple typography.

Create Grungy Style Artwork with Great Lighting

Using professional lighting techniques, learn how to merge a grungy, abstract background with a stock photo of a model.

How to Make the Grungy Background Effect for the "My Concepts" Template

Create a modern and fun website design background using a selection of some of Photoshops neatest and most handy tools, such as advanced features of the Brush Tool, or the simple-yet-excellent outcome of different objects by simply changing their blending mode from normal to overlay.

How to Create a Post Apocalyptic Photo Manipulation

Learn how to use professional photo-manipulation techniques to create your very own post-apocalyptic scene in Photoshop, using just stock photos and built-in tools.

How to Create a Textured Grungy 3D Type Design

Follow the simple but excellent steps of Chris Spooner to create your very own three-dimensional, grungy typography effect, perfect for abstract and grungy print and web design projects.

Design Awesome Geometric Shaped Typography with a Grungy Background

Using a selection of grungy textures and built-in Photoshop transformation tools, learn how to create this geometric shaped typography illustration.

How to Create a Retro-Style Text Effect

With a little help from the powerful Cinema 4D, create a three-dimensional and grungy text effect that is suitable for use in retro and grungy style poster and advertisement design.

How to Create a Somber Composition

Using the same texture twice can produce some excellent results when playing with different blending modes. Although simple, this tutorial shows you how to do it perfectly. With loads of little techniques such as this one, and a great selection of photo-manipulation techniques to learn, you'll quickly be on your way to creating your own somber composition!

Create a Retro Grunge Typographic Poster

Make use of Photoshop's Pen Tool to create paths which you can later use to write on using the Text Tool. Combine this with some grungy textures and you'll be left with a lovely dirty typographic poster.

Create Character Driven Book Cover Art

Learn how to add shadows, lighting and texture to your clean illustrations using a handful of Photoshop's great tools such as the Burn Tool. Use textures to make the walls visually appealing, and noise filters to make certain areas more realistic. Combine these skills together to create a character driven book cover.

Easy Photo Grunge Effect

Use very simple Photoshop techniques to turn a boring photo into a piece of dirty and grungy photography.

Create a Fantastic Abstract Fan Poster

Learn how to use Photoshop's built-in render and blur tools to create your own textures from scratch, and use them with various other tools and techniques to create a fantastic abstract fan poster.

Create a Grungy Minimalistic Poster

Make use of Photoshop's power to create a stunning grungy minimalistic poster using simple shapes and blending modes. Combine the outcome with a couple of texture to add some grunge and depth to your poster design.

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