Freebie: 20 Grunge Textured Photoshop Brushes

After recently posting the tutorial on How to Make Subtle Textured Brushes, I decided to go on a brush making frenzy to provide resources for both my readers and myself as well. If you’re like me and enjoy using soft textured brushes in your designs, then these brushes were made for you.

What’s in the Pack?

With the grunge style in full swing, you can never have enough grungy resources at hand. In this pack you’ll find textured brushes in many different styles such as denim, canvas, concrete, wood, scratches, speckles and several random dirty brushes, most of which are in a soft, subtle form.

There are a total of 20 brushes in the pack, several of each type of texture. The brushes range in sizes from 543px to 1379px in resolution although most are around 600-800px in size. Each brush either fades out on the edges or was carefully cut as to not leave straight lines or noticeable cut-off points.

These brushes are completely free! Feel free to use them in personal or commercial projects without linking back or giving credit. Just don’t be “that guy” by stealing them and offering them on your site or linking directly to the download.

A Few Examples…

Using Denim 3 at two different angles and varying opacities.

Using the Canvas 1 brush to add a dirty feel to the background and worn feel to the text.

Using a combination of two random brushes, one to add a grungy background and another to chip away at the text.

These are just a few quick examples, there are plenty more brushes in the pack.

Download the Brushes

Download Grunge Brushes | .zip Format | 1.82 MB



  1. Evan Bergeaux June 14, 2010 at 10:22 am #

    I’m loving the denim brush! Thanks for putting these together.

  2. Ericka June 14, 2010 at 12:25 pm #

    I just downloaded them and quickly tried them out in CS3. An excellent pack of brushes. I particularly like the canvas and denim ones. Can’t wait to apply them. Great job Shawn!

  3. Richie June 14, 2010 at 3:07 pm #

    The Denim brushes kick ass …. amazing stuff…

    • Shawn Ramsey June 17, 2010 at 9:04 am #

      Thanks bud, I’m glad you like them! If you end up using them somewhere, I’d love to see them in action.

  4. clippingimages June 15, 2010 at 9:39 am #

    Nice package of brushes .

  5. Laura June 15, 2010 at 2:56 pm #

    I love the subtlety of these brushes. Thank you!

  6. LivE July 5, 2010 at 8:36 pm #

    I just stumbled upon your site… AWESOME! thank you so much for sharing so generously; i can’t wait to unzip and play with your art. you rock! :)

  7. Alex Flueras March 21, 2011 at 7:17 am #

    I love the Canvas brush. Thanks so much for sharing!

  8. Thomas Beal May 12, 2011 at 2:33 pm #

    Thanks, great brushes. I have featured them on BrushKing (with credit :) ).

  9. Jessica August 22, 2011 at 7:59 pm #

    I’ve recently found your site as well. Agree with LivE ˄ Finding the site to be a very good resource and full of inspiration. Thank you for giving to the community so generously. Downloaded the brushes and am looking forward to playing with them.

  10. The Office Escape July 28, 2012 at 11:51 pm #

    I love collecting different brushes; I use that when I create any design. Can you download that brushes so that I can apply that when I’m working my own design. My brushes are too simple; you inspire me for creating more design because of your post. I’m looking forward for your next post. Thank you!

  11. Leah August 16, 2012 at 8:30 pm #

    Wicked. Cheers for these.

  12. Robin July 30, 2014 at 1:36 pm #

    Simple but very creative. very different textured design. That I like.

  13. ROWEL October 10, 2014 at 11:01 pm #

    Agree! What I have now is really freaking awesome! Great job!

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