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32 Best Rust Textures & Backgrounds (Rusty Metal Textures to Download)

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Want to give your designs that beautiful, grungy, weathered texture that comes from rusty metal?

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Then check out this list of rusty metal textures from Envato Elements and GraphicRiver.

Unlimited Downloads at Envato Elements

Envato Elements is a terrific resource for designers and dabblers that 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 terrific rust textures available from Envato Elements.

Iron Texture Rust Backgrounds (JPG)

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You get four different rusty metal backgrounds in this set, and they're all in high resolution (3840 x 2160 pixels). They'd be perfect for print or web backgrounds.

Dirty Metal Texture (JPG)

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Or try this pack of six rust overlay images, all with that beautiful colour and texture that comes from rusted metal. Like all the rust backgrounds featured here, these are high resolution, so you can use them in a variety of different projects, without fear of quality loss.

Rusted Steel Texture (JPG)

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This steel rust texture shows the combination of grey steel and orange-brown rust that's characteristic of a steel door or other surface that's been exposed to the elements for many years. Try it out!

Rusty Metal Texture (JPG)

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With its vibrant orangey colours, this set of six backgrounds creates the effect of a rusted bronze texture. Try it for a digital artwork, a website background, or a print brochure or flyer.

Rust Texture Illustrator (EPS, PNG)

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The halftone effect is popular in design, so why not combine it with a rust seamless texture? The ten textures in this set are made from high-resolution photos of rusting metal, so they are very realistic. You get both vector EPS and PNG formats here.

Iron Texture Rust (TIFF, JPG)

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You get everything in this enormous set of 100 metal textures. So whether you want a black rusted metal texture, a rust texture in black and white, or something else altogether, you're sure to find what you need here.

Rusty Background Photoshop (PNG)

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Here's a great rusty background for Photoshop. In fact, here are 20 of them! They were all photographed in high resolution with a Canon 5D Mark II camera, giving you professional results to use in any project that needs a distressed, rusty look.

Dirty Metal Texture (PSD, JPG)

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If you only want to download one set of corroded metal textures and still have loads of options to choose from, this pack is for you. It contains 34 high-resolution rust textures, plus a bonus rusty logo mockup to help you show off your logo design in grungy, rusty magnificence!

Corroded Metal Texture (JPG)

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This corroded metal texture really captures the beauty of peeling, cracking metal as it rusts away. You can almost feel the cracks and scrapes in the metal, so this would be great for any design project that requires a vintage, grunge vibe.

Rusty Metal Seamless Texture (PSD, PDF)

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Give your designs a seriously gritty style with this collection of 20 dirty metal textures. The set includes three lighting effects, one photo effect, and a vignette effect, giving you plenty of scope to create imaginative results.

Metallic Textures (EPS, PNG)

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If you're looking for a rust texture Illustrator pack, this is a great choice. Download 12 circular metallic textures in both EPS and PNG formats, and use them for craft projects, apparel design, and much more.

Premium Downloads From GraphicRiver

GraphicRiver is another service that offers terrific rust seamless textures and other premium digital assets, but it works a bit differently from Elements in that it offers single downloads for one low 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 top-quality offerings there.

Rusty Background Photoshop (JPG)

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If you need a rust seamless texture for your next project, look no further. This set of 16 tileable rust background patterns gives you everything you need, in a variety of different colours and designs.

Rusted Steel Texture (JPG)

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Now let's get into some serious grunge! This closeup image of a rusting metal wall is so detailed that you can see every detail of the metal as it warps and cracks. This would make a great rust background or rust overlay for your photo manipulations or other projects.

Steel Rust Texture (JPG)

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Can't decide which steel rust texture to download? Try this set of five, so that you have different options to choose from, including rusting screws, damaged metal, and more.

FullMetal Rust Texture (JPG)

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Looking for a black rusted metal texture? Try FullMetal, a pack of eight rust textures in dark colours, and of course very high resolution. Use them on book covers and other print designs, or in web design projects.

Rusty Metal Texture (PSD)

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If you need images of a very old metal plate with a rusty texture and flaking green paint, try this rusty background Photoshop file. It's a layered PSD file with high-resolution rust seamless textures and more, all ready to use in your designs.

Rusty Metal Background (JPG)

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Here's another varied pack, with ten different corroded metal textures to choose from. You can choose between light and heavy amounts of rust, as well as peeling paint and more.

White Rusty Metal Texture (JPG)

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See how the metal is bubbling and warping with the effects of extreme age in this white rusty metal texture? There are also the remnants of paint and other attachments, so you get a realistic impression of aged metal that's seen multiple uses.

Rusty Metal Seamless Texture (JPG)

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Or for even more variety, check out this collection of 32 high-resolution textures. You get all sorts of different corroded metal textures, rusted bronze textures, and more to choose from.

Rust Background (JPG)

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By way of contrast, there's only one image on offer here, but it's a good one. You get so much detail and such a rich texture in this image—as a viewer, you almost want to reach out and touch it!

Rusty Background Photoshop (JPG)

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Isn't this a dramatic rust overlay image? It's not what first comes to mind when you think of a corroded metal texture, but that's a good thing. The distressed surface and unusual patterns and colours combine to create something unique.

19 Rust Textures (JPG)

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The good thing about multi-packs like this is that you can try out so many different options, all from a single download. So whether you want a rust texture black and white image, a rusted bronze texture, or a different effect, you can pick the right effect and use it in your work.

Rusted Steel Texture (JPG)

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Here are some colourful textures to give your designs a distressed urban vibe. You get three separate JPG images to download and use as backgrounds, overlays, or other elements of your design. It's up to you!

Corroded Metal Texture (JPG)

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Take a beautiful, high-res image of a heavily rusted surface with a Canon Eos 500 camera. Then edit it in Photoshop to create different versions in five different colours: blue, pink, yellow, orange, and light yellow. That's the process that was used to create this pack. All the work's been done for you, so all you need to do is figure out how to use them in your designs.

Rusty Metal Background (JPG)

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This is a simple but very effective option. The rust has corroded the metal so much that the whole surface is pitted with little holes. We've all seen rusted surfaces like this, haven't we? Download it and use it in your designs!

Rusty Metal Seamless Texture (JPG)

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Just look at the beautiful patterns in that rusted surface! And this is just one of the ten gorgeous corroded metal textures on offer in this collection. Click through to see what the other nine look like!

Rusty Background Photoshop (TIFF)

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Here are a few more options for you. Different patterns, different colours, different textures—it's everything you need to incorporate a distressed rust texture in your design.

Rusty Metal Texture (JPG)

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If the five rust textures in this pack aren't enough for you, don't worry—it also includes a rusty background Photoshop action to help you create new rust textures with the click of a button!

Dirty Metal Texture (JPG)

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The surface of this black rusted metal texture is so scarred and pitted, giving you the chance to give your digital artwork or print design project a distressed, weathered look with minimal effort.

White Rusty Metal Texture (JPG)

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How would you use this white rusty metal texture? As an overlay or background for your digital art, or as part of a photo manipulation, or in a web design project? The possibilities are endless!

Texture Generator: Rusty Background Photoshop Action
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Texture images are great, but when you use a rusty background Photoshop action like this one, you can generate a whole range of different textures of your own. This means you'll never need to go looking for new textures—you can just create whatever you need!

White Rusty Metal Texture (JPG)

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Finally, here's a white rusty metal texture to download and use in your designs. It's similar to the one featured earlier by the same author, but it has a slightly smoother texture, making it perfect for those times when you want to create a subtle rust effect.

Choose Your Favourite Rust Texture!

I hope you've enjoyed this selection of the best rust textures out there. All you have to do now is head over to Envato Elements or GraphicRiver and download your favourite.

And if you are interested in learning how to create your own textures from scratch or you want to discover more premium and free textures to download, check out these helpful articles:

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