Give your art a rough-around-the-edges feel with grunge Adobe Photoshop brushes.

Download a brush pack that adds a gritty, grungy effect to give your graphic design project a little rock-and-roll edge.

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Grunge brushes in Photoshop give your art a punk rock touch.

Whether you want to mimic a graffiti splatter for your next design piece or make a cool flier for an underground show, grunge brush sets offer a number of different vintage, aged, or faded grunge textures to give your project a well-worn look.
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Discover free grunge brushes online.

Select Get More Brushes from the flyout menu on the Brushes panel to browse and download high-quality grunge brush packs as an ABR file.

Create a subtle grunge texture.

Edit brush settings like gradient or shape dynamics to modify how weathered and distressed your brush strokes look.

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Enhance your grunge brushes with Adobe Photoshop features.

You can use layers to modify your grunge brush work separately from the other design elements in your work, and then overlay different filters or templates on top.

Mix and match your grunge brush strokes.

There are many different options to choose from in every Photoshop brush set. Play with different styles to find the right distressed texture for your project.

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Download free high-resolution grunge texture brushes.

These brush downloads include hundreds of options for creating grungy textures.

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Adobe grunge brush artist collection.

372 high-res grunge paint brushes with broken or misshapen edges and elements to give your artwork a gritty appearance.

Dry media brush set.

A collection of brushes with pronounced textures, including chalk, pastel, pencil, and smudge tools to help create a grunge effect.

How to install Photoshop grunge brushes.

Follow this brush set installation checklist to get started with your own grungy design

  • Download it:
    Download a selection of different brushes as plugins.
  • Open it:
    Launch Photoshop and open the Brushes window, then click the hamburger menu to the right.
  • Import it:
    Select Import Brushes.
  • Open it:
    Select the ABR file for the brush pack you want to use, and then click Load.
  • Use it:
    Your new grunge brushes will be available in the Brushes window.


Grunge brush questions? We have answers.

What are grunge brushes?
Grunge brushes add a worn and weathered texture to an image, replicating the messy splatters and patterns associated with graffiti and other urban art.
Where is the grunge brush in Photoshop?
You can find grunge brushes in the Brushes panel, which you can access from the toolbar or the Window › Brush menu.
How do you make a grunge brush in Photoshop?
Create your own grunge brush by importing images with rough visual textures into Photoshop. Desaturate the images, place them on overlapping layers, adjust settings like brightness and contrast, then go to Edit › Define Brush Preset to save your new grunge brush.
How do you make grunge in Photoshop?
To make the “grunge” that will give your projects a grungy look, use one or more of the Photoshop grunge brushes to add a unique and distinctive texture to your photos and designs.

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Make use of the Brush Settings panel.

Modify existing brushes or create your own by using the Brush Settings panel to change brush tip options and modify how to apply paint to an image.

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