Grunge background textures are useful in creating vintage look or when creating graffiti artwork, among many other things that you can do with these textures. This draft has been sitting on my draft page for months and it was just yesterday when I was making my post about free graffiti fonts when I remembered that I had an unfinished post about resources for grunge textures. Obviously, this post is very much related to my previous entry here.
For example, you can use the grunge backgrounds you will find here with the free graffiti fonts that I featured in my previous post then add a few brush strokes in Photoshop and presto! you have a graffiti artwork that you can use as your desktop wallpaper. This is just one of the many things that you can do using these textures.
There are thousands of textures that you can choose from links that you will find below. Most of these textures are licensed under Creative Commons and are therefore free to use for noncommercial purposes under certain conditions laid out by their respective authors. To download the textures, just click on the preview image.
01- Grunge Extreme by Six Revisions
In this set, you will get 15 free and high resolution grunge textures that you can use for any purpose. They are extremely large-scale in dimension, each being 2,896 pixels by 1,944 pixels in size.
02 - Free Grunge Textures by Texturez.com
There are about 91 free and high resolution grunge textures in this set. The resolution of each image ranges from 1876×1920 pixels to 2560×1920 pixels. The images on texturez.com are free for commercial and non-commercial use for everyone but you may not host, redistribute or sell any of the images found on this site.
3- 300+ Free Hi-Res grunge textures you’ve never seen before! by Designshard
The pack contains over 300 grunge, worn, torn and weathered textures. Resolution of each image is set at 1600 by 1064 pixels although the original resolution was 3264 by 2448 pixels. These textures are free to use for whatever purpose you intend, commercial and personal.
04 - Free Grunge Textures from Grungetextures.com
Grunge textures is a website dedicated to collecting free but quality grunge textures. Textures are categorized systematically for easier navigation. For example, you can easily find grungy wood textures, or paper textures, so on and so forth. Textures are high quality JPG files and licensed as free for personal and non-profit use. Dimension of each image is around 3504 x 2336 pixels. There are around 1,320 in 18 categories (and counting!) that you may find in this site.
05 – Grunge and Dirty Textures from Photoshop Roadmap
There are six sets of dirty and grungy textures that you can download from Photoshop Roadmap. Some of them are tile-able and some are really high-resolution images.
06 - Natural Texture Pack 1 &2 by Arbenting
Arbenting has 2 packs of grunge textures, with each pack containing 15 high-resolution images. These sets of textures are free for both commercial and personal purposes but you are not allowed to repackage or redistribute these textures.
07 – Ultimate Grunge Pack: 40 High-Res Textures from Web Design Ledger
There are 40 free and high resolution grunge textures that you can use for your web designs.
08 – Grunge Extreme by Yunyunsarang on Deviantart
This set comprises 10 grunge textures with resolution 888 x 592 pixels.
09 - Color Grunge Textures by Intano Stock on Deviantart
There are 10 interesting free grunge background textures from this pack that you can download.
10 – Catalyst Texture Packs by Cloaks 0n Deviantart
Another 10 nice textures that you can use for free.
11 - Summer Rain by Leilax on Deviantart
This texture pack has 4 large textures sized 2000 by 1333 pixels.
12 - Hard Core Vintage Grunge Textures by Princess of Shadows on Deviantart
This set includes 6 super extreme and dramatic grunge textures for the hard core grunge lovers. These textures were created using scans and a mix of different textures and brushes.
13 – Grunge Textures by Imaginary Rose on Deviantart
This set of grunge background textures contains 4 free and high resolution images that you can use for any purpose.
14 – Grunge Texture Collection by Cloaks on Deviantart
You can find hundreds of medium-size grunge textures from this deviant user. Enjoy browsing the gallery!
15 – Grunge Texture Stock by Buzillo Stock on Deviantart
The pack that you can download contains 6 free and high resolution grunge textures that you can use for any purpose. The download pack is 45MB in size.
16 - Ten Large Grunge Textures from Misstarlight via Deviantart
The texture set has 10 free and high resolution grunge textures that you can use for any purpose.
17-Four Grunge Textures by Tux Xtreme via Deviantart
Four (4) free and high resolution grunge textures are included in this texture pack that you can use for any purpose.
18 - Large Abstract Grunge Textures by Master Jinn via Deviantart
This set consists 12 free and high resolution grunge textures that you can use absolutely free.
19 - Ten Grunge Textures by Lacerated Wrists via Deviantart
There are 10 free and high resolution grunge textures in this set that you can use for personal and even commercial projects.
20 - Large Textures by Crazykira Resources on Deviantart
Included in this pack are 5 free and high resolution grunge textures that you may use for both personal and commercial uses.