Grunge has become more and more popular and is the next generation of design. Shiny and glossy designs are now outdated.
Grunge effect consists of stains, dirty textures, rips, torn images, decay, broken icon and scratches to form a dark and gritty result. Seems ugly? Not really. If the effect is done correctly, you’ll get professional result! In this post, I have listed 60+ nice grunge effect tutorials. Enjoy 🙂
This grunge tutorial shows you how to create a “wanted” grungy poster. There are many different Photoshop techniques and using many separate layers in a non-destructive way.
Grunge Type Using Photoshop
You will know how to make grunge/worn style type in this Photoshop Tutorial.
You’ll learn some non-destructive image editing techniques. It will bring out the best in an image while keeping the original photo intact.
Ace Of Spades Grungy Effect using Photoshop
You will be creating an old ace of spades using multiple layers using a photo from iStockPhoto. You can use this technique to create an aged paper effect too.
Business Card Grunge Tutorial using Photoshop
This tutorial shows you how to set up a vertical grungy business card template with front to back and ready to print.
An Old-College Grungy Poster with Photoshop
In this tutorial we’ll put together a poster where there is a main photograph and a lot of text using the old-collage feel.
The Dark Knight Grungy Wallpaper using Photoshop
This tutorial shows you how to quickly design a grunge-style Dark-Knight wallpaper.
The Fall of Troy Grunge Poster using Photoshop and Illustrator
Your need NO drawing talent to do this but you need Adobe Photoshop 7.0 or higher and Illustrator CS2 or higher to design the grunge effect.
Grungy Stock Textures using Photoshop
This is a quick art piece. The author demonstrated the use of grungy texture effect in artwork.
Urban City on Grunge Background
In this Photoshop tutorial, you’ll learn how to add a grungy scene effect to your photos.
Music Logo on a Grunge Background with Photoshop
This tutorial shows you the techniques to make a logo and background for a cool grunge-style Website.
Wicked-Worn Vintage Pop Art Design in Photoshop
A basic to intermediate tutorial that you don’t need to be a guru to work with this grungy effect and get an awesome result!
You’ll learn how to create a rusty sheet sign, a nice grungy look can be rather refreshing these days.
Graffiti Stamp Art using Photoshop
You’ll learn how to use brush tool for painting and create instances of stencil or stamp art as well.
The Louis Daguerre Grungy effect using Photoshop
You’ll learn how to create a Daguerreotypes image in this tutorial.
Grunge Rubber Stamp in Photoshop
A simple tutorial showing how to make a grungy rubber stamp.
Trendy Geometric Lines Design Tutorial in Illustrator and Photoshop
This tutorial shows you how to create a group of vector based geometric lines at dynamic 45 degree angles using Illustrator. Then follow by brush textures in Adobe Photoshop to result in a cool and trendy design style.
Ripped and Torn Edges in Photoshop
This tutorial shows you how to create the ripped, torn and distressed effect using masking and brush techniques.
Creating Grunge Border using Photoshop
This tutorial shows you how to an easy way of creating decent looking borders.
Old Paper With Custom Brushes using Photoshop
You’ll learn how to create a Custom Brush using a folded piece of paper and then use that brush to create an old piece of paper.
Mock-up of a Grunge Box using Photoshop
This tutorial shows you how to use the Vanishing Point Filter to get quick and professional grungy box design.
Photo Transfer Edge Effect with Photoshop
You’ll learn how to create a photo transfer edge effect using a piece of stock photography, an alpha channel and the burn and dodge tools.
Custom Hang Tag in Photoshop
You’ll learn how to create a retail hang tag.
Dark Grunge Photo Effect using Photoshop
In this tutorial, the author shows you how to make a neat grungy photo effect using a variety of Photoshop filters and image adjustments.
Hero Header using Photoshop – Part 2
You’ll learn how to use the techniques to build the aged paper background, borders and grungy star used in the current PSHERO header.
Virtual Duct Tape
You’ll learn how to create a cool virtual duct tape effect using the texturizer and layer styles tools.
Freakish Zombie using Photoshop
This tutorial shows you how to use Photoshop to “burn” a face.
Awesome Band Website Template in Photoshop
You’ll learn how to make a really wicked, grungy-style band website template.
Grunge Textures from Scanned Art using Photoshop
In this tutorial, you’ll learn how to use some traditional methods to create a great texture with simple watercolor wash.
Ultra SceneXCore Apparel using Photoshop and Illustrator
This is a simple tutorial using Photoshop and Illustrator CS2 to design an accident scence with grungy effect.
Grunge Portrait using Photoshop
You’ll learn how to turn a face into a grungy portrait using various types of Photoshop brushes and some advanced techniques.
Beautiful Grunge Text Effect using Photoshop
The awesome grungy text effect can be used to liven up your website layouts and also provide a nice way to display other graphical elements.
Design a Grungy Floating Island in Photoshop
You’ll learn how to create a grungy style floating island with a watercolor textured background. See how layer blending modes can be combined to become a great effect.
Grunge style layer tutorial in Photoshop
Learn how to create a grunge layer using blending.
Getting Dirty in Photoshop
This simple tutorial shows you how to create a grungy, roughened look using a layer mask and filters.
Portraits Grunge Effect using Photoshop
Learn how to use Photoshop’s Blending Modes and the Eraser Tool to create this effect.
Worn and Grunge Look Tutorial
You’ll learn how to create one of those small details which can really make a design.
Creating A Retro Grunge Poster with Photoshop
You’ll learn how to create a Retro/Grunge style poster using the pen tool some textures and playing with text to make it look more retro.
Stunning Old-World Look in Photoshop
You are going to learn to create a sort of old-worldy composition featuring a compass and making use of some awesome vector artwork.
Making Grunge brushes using Photoshop
In this tutorial, learn how to create 2 types of brushes that can be used to create the grunge effect.
Smokey Dancer in Photoshop
You’ll learn how to isolate an object from it’s background, and then apply various lighting/texturing effects to different parts of the image.
Photoshop Expertise Tutorial
Learn how to use stock images to texture and enhance your photos to give standard portraits an artistic twist.
Old-Style Safari Map in Photoshop
You’ll learn how to create an old-school safari map, using some basic photo manipulation + blending techniques.
Filter-free art in Photoshop
You’ll learn how to create a photomontage using only the layer palette.
Incredibly Realistic Burnt Parchment in Photoshop
In this tutorial, learn how to create a piece of burnt parchment that looks incredibly real!
Pencil It In using Photoshop
Learn how to turn pencil drawn elements into a grungy designs.
Ancient Grunge Scroll using Photoshop
You’ll learn the techniques to create an ancient grunge scroll.
Grunge Signature in Photoshop
This tutorial shows you the basics of creating a basic grunge signature in photoshop. The techniques taught in this article can be applied to creating backgrounds for your webpages, or web page headers.
Combine Pixel and Vector to Produce Striking Artwork
You will find a step by step guide of the techniques and put to use to make this Snowboarder artwork.
God of War Grungy Text Effect in Photoshop
In this tutorial, you’ll learn how to recreate the eroded text from the logo of the videogame God of War.
Graphic Statue in Photoshop
In this tutorial, learn how make a beautiful statue.