I love finding interesting textures in the world around me and sometimes walk around my town with a camera. I’ve found an abundance of grungy urban decay such as 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.
This urban grunge texture pack includes fifty black and white vector images traced from high-contrast photographs. Also included are fifty transparent background PNG versions.
The following thumbnails give an overview of the images included in the pack.
Here are close-up detail views of a small selection of the textures.
Every thumbnail and file name is collated into one visual reference sheet to help you quickly and easily choose the right image for the job.
The textures are perfect for simulating the effects of age, wear and decay on 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 this texture pack bring the grungy urban outside world into your digital reality.
Can you guess what happens if you take a large sheet of paper, a packet of hot-pink Holi powder, a camera and a furry four-legged ‘supervisor’?
Things quickly get messy as I start chucking powder around and my cat fortunately loses interest.
But the mess is worth it as the results get interesting.
I gradually added powder, starting with a light sprinkle, progressing to a heavy, textured layer of almost full paper coverage. I took photographs throughout the experiment and the end result is this set of twenty seven black and white powder vector textures.
The following thumbnails show the full range of included images.
Here are close-up detail views of a selection of the textures.
All thumbnails and file names have been collated into a handy visual reference sheet to enable convenient image selection.
Add irregular, organic texture effects to flat colour graphics and illustrations.
You could experiment with layering, changing blending modes or using colour and gradient fills to produce complex and colourful backgrounds.
Create eye catching abstract backgrounds for use on product packaging.
I hope my few examples give you a taste of the creative possibilities offered by these unusual textures. They’re easy to use and ready to go, with no mess and zero powdery cleanup required.