I love finding interesting textures in my surroundings, so I sometimes go hunting with my camera. In my town, I’ve found an abundance of grungy urban decay. Peeling paint, cracking walls, rusting metal, water and weather damage, pitted stone, lichen, gritty gravel and concrete – it’s amazing what’s out there if you look closely enough.
I made fifty urban grunge textures into black and white vector images traced from high-contrast photographs. These are for sale through my adobe stock portfolio.
The following thumbnails give an overview of the range of images I created.
Here are close-up detailed views of a selection of the textures.
The textures are perfect for simulating the effects of age, wear and decay in your photos and graphics.
They are also perfect for use as grungy abstract backgrounds in your graphic design projects such as stationery and flyers.
You could also add some hardcore grit and grunge to your text and images.
Save yourself hours of walking, photography and processing and let my textures bring the grungy urban world into your digital reality.
I love the unpredictability of printmaking using lino sheets. Simple variations in ink density, applied pressure, and paper texture provide a wonderful variety of results. This is a small sample of the many sheets I printed to produce some versatile faux-printed textures. These can be purchased on Adobe Stock.
After scanning the printed sheets, I did minimal retouching to preserve the authentic ‘physical’ texture. Finally, I converted the scanned images to a series of forty-eight black and white vector files.
The textures range from dark and intense to light and subtle and are printed on a mixture of bristol board, cartridge and watercolour papers. The following thumbnails demonstrate the full range.
The following images show close-up details of a selection of the textures.
These lino printed texture files have a variety of potential creative uses. They are a perfect way to quickly create faux-printed effects in your illustrations or graphic designs.
They are also great for creating grungy distressed effects in your graphics or photographs.
The textures also make great abstract backgrounds.
Easily bring organic, physical textures into your digital work while saving yourself the time, mess and inconvenience of printmaking. Open an array of creative possibilities with these print-themed vector textures.