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!
- Photo ManipulationHow to Create an Emotional, Molten, Shattered Statue in PhotoshopMario Sanchez Nevado
- Photo ManipulationHow to Create a Grunge Ultra-Violet Photo Manipulation Poster in Affinity PhotoAbbey Esparza
- TexturesHow to Create a Dusty Texture From ScratchIvan Gromov
- GrungeHow to Create a Retro 90s Grunge Photo Effect in Adobe PhotoshopMelody Nieves
- Text EffectsHow to Create a Grunge Retro Text Effect in Adobe PhotoshopRose
- Photo CollageHow to Create a Punk Poster in Adobe PhotoshopLaura Keung
- Adobe PhotoshopPhotoshop in 60 Seconds: Create 4 Unique Custom BrushesMelody Nieves
- TexturesCreate an Easy Seamless Grunge Texture Pattern in Adobe PhotoshopMary Winkler
- Photo EffectsHow to Create a Graffiti Effect in Adobe PhotoshopJohn Negoita
- Photo ManipulationCreate a City Destruction Scene Photo Manipulation in Adobe PhotoshopJenny Le
- Photoshop ActionsHow to Create an Evil Photo Effect With an Adobe Photoshop ActionMarko Kožokar
- Photoshop ActionsHow to Create a Pastel Photo Effect Action in Adobe PhotoshopMarko Kožokar
- Photo EffectsHow to Create a Rubber Stamp Effect in Adobe PhotoshopJohn Negoita
- AbstractHow to Create an Abstract Portrait With Rocks and Lava in Adobe PhotoshopJenny Le
- HalloweenCreate "The Walking Dead" Inspired Grungy Text Effect in Adobe PhotoshopRose
- BrushesHow to Create Custom Dirt and Decay Brushes in Adobe PhotoshopKirk Nelson
- BrushesCreate Your Own Grunge Brushes in Adobe PhotoshopMary Winkler
- Photo ManipulationHow to Create a Wanted Poster Photo Manipulation in Adobe PhotoshopMelody Nieves
- Photo ManipulationHow to Create a Dark Fallen Angel Scene With Adobe PhotoshopJenny Le
- Photo ManipulationHow to Create a Dark Gothic Portrait Photo Manipulation With Adobe PhotoshopJenny Le
- Photo ManipulationHow to Create a Gothic Crow Lady Photo Manipulation With Adobe PhotoshopJenny Le
- HalloweenCreate a Vintage Bloody Text Effect Wallpaper Design in Adobe PhotoshopRose
- BrushesPhotoshop in 60 Seconds: Create Custom Brushes From Texture GraphicsMelody Nieves
- Photo ManipulationHow to Create a Frankenstein's Monster Photo Manipulation in Adobe PhotoshopMelody Nieves
- Photo ManipulationCreate an Abstract Portrait Photo Manipulation With Adobe PhotoshopJenny Le
- Photo ManipulationCreate a Dark, Emotional Photo Manipulation in Adobe PhotoshopJenny Le
- Fan ArtHow to Create a Dark Batman Photo Manipulation in Adobe PhotoshopJenny Le
- Photo ManipulationCreate a Funny Surreal Underground Scene With Adobe PhotoshopJenny Le
- Photo EffectsCreate an Earth Shattering Disaster Scene in PhotoshopEd Lopez
- PaintingCreate an Apocalyptic City Street in PhotoshopEd Lopez
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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