The grunge movement combines a plethora of textures. From rips to tears, decay, smears and scratches, these all work to form a dark and gritty result.
Here we've collected 50 of the best ever Photoshop grunge tutorials for your enjoyment and education. Level up with these fun lessons!
30 Grunge Photoshop Effects
This first selection features amazing grunge Photoshop effects from our authors at Envato Tuts+. Learn how to create gritty, unique textures, or follow the steps to capture emotional, grunge manipulations. Check these out!
- How to Create an Emotional, Molten, Shattered Statue in PhotoshopMario Sanchez Nevado19 Jan 2017
- How to Create a Grunge Ultra-Violet Photo Manipulation Poster in Affinity PhotoAbbey Esparza16 Aug 2018
- How to Create a Dusty Texture From ScratchIvan Gromov04 Jun 2021
- How to Create a Retro 90s Grunge Photo Effect in Adobe PhotoshopMelody Nieves29 Sep 2020
- How to Create a Grunge Retro Text Effect in Adobe PhotoshopRose13 Feb 2023
- How to Create a Punk Poster in Adobe PhotoshopLaura Keung12 Jul 2018
- Photoshop in 60 Seconds: Create 4 Unique Custom BrushesMelody Nieves06 Jan 2017
- Create an Easy Seamless Grunge Texture Pattern in Adobe PhotoshopMary Winkler03 Nov 2014
- How to Create a Graffiti Effect in Adobe PhotoshopJohn Negoita20 Feb 2023
- Create a City Destruction Scene Photo Manipulation in Adobe PhotoshopJenny Le05 Jun 2015
- How to Create an Evil Photo Effect With an Adobe Photoshop ActionMarko Kožokar30 Aug 2018
- How to Create a Pastel Photo Effect Action in Adobe PhotoshopMarko Kožokar13 Sep 2018
- How to Create a Rubber Stamp Effect in Adobe PhotoshopJohn Negoita25 Mar 2022
- How to Create an Abstract Portrait With Rocks and Lava in Adobe PhotoshopJenny Le02 May 2018
- Create "The Walking Dead" Inspired Grungy Text Effect in Adobe PhotoshopRose08 Oct 2014
- How to Create Custom Dirt and Decay Brushes in Adobe PhotoshopKirk Nelson10 Apr 2015
- Create Your Own Grunge Brushes in Adobe PhotoshopMary Winkler01 Sep 2021
- How to Create a Wanted Poster Photo Manipulation in Adobe PhotoshopMelody Nieves19 Jun 2017
- How to Create a Dark Fallen Angel Scene With Adobe PhotoshopJenny Le04 Jun 2018
- How to Create a Dark Gothic Portrait Photo Manipulation With Adobe PhotoshopJenny Le14 Sep 2016
- How to Create a Gothic Crow Lady Photo Manipulation With Adobe PhotoshopJenny Le13 Jul 2016
- Create a Vintage Bloody Text Effect Wallpaper Design in Adobe PhotoshopRose29 Oct 2014
- Photoshop in 60 Seconds: Create Custom Brushes From Texture GraphicsMelody Nieves07 Oct 2016
- How to Create a Frankenstein's Monster Photo Manipulation in Adobe PhotoshopMelody Nieves24 Oct 2016
- Create an Abstract Portrait Photo Manipulation With Adobe PhotoshopJenny Le11 Nov 2015
- Create a Dark, Emotional Photo Manipulation in Adobe PhotoshopJenny Le05 Aug 2015
- How to Create a Dark Batman Photo Manipulation in Adobe PhotoshopJenny Le23 Jun 2015
- Create a Funny Surreal Underground Scene With Adobe PhotoshopJenny Le25 May 2015
- Create an Earth Shattering Disaster Scene in PhotoshopEd Lopez08 Apr 2013
- Create an Apocalyptic City Street in PhotoshopEd Lopez06 Aug 2012
20 Tutorials From Around the Web
Ready for more Photoshop lessons? These next tutorials feature incredible grunge effects made by a wickedly creative community! Here are a few of our favorites from around the web.
Premium Grunge Resources
Kick start your projects with a fun Photoshop action. This grunge action from Hemalaya1 creates professional grunge effects with cinematic lighting and amazing color grading. Create awesome covers, posters, and more!
Just open your photo into Photoshop to use this brilliant grunge action. Easy to install, this action lets you pre-select the area where you want the grunge effect before playing the action. Get a mind-blowing and creative result just like the ones below.
Combine grunge textures with an artistic painting effect. This next Photoshop action has two overlay textures and three additional grunge elements. Use it with the latest versions of Photoshop from CS6 and above. Check it out!
This impressive action transforms your photography into grunge-styled paintings. With just a few clicks, you can achieve realistic paint splatters and grunge textures. Enjoy 20 color presets and many creative options.
If you need a great text effect bundle, try out this epic pack of vintage text effects. Created by designer Sko4, this download includes 39 different styles inspired by retro grunge textures and typefaces. Add it to posters, titles, and headlines.
More Photoshop Inspiration
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