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Freebie: Texture Pack 6 – Grunge

posted by Matt Ward on Dec 26, 2010.

Texture Freebie: This is the second texture pack I’ve released in the past four days, and may very well be the highest quality pack ever released here. Each texture was individually created by bringing together different source images in interesting and creative ways. Enjoy!

I hope everyone had a really awesome Christmas. I had a great day, with the exception of the fact that my little girl wasn’t feeling just the best. My wife bought be a book full of website inspiration, which was pretty darned cool, and when we checked the mail today, my copy of 8 Faces had arrived, which was just awesome. I now have some awesome design-related reading material to peruse.

On the blog front, I’ve released snow textures, my WhatsThis jQuery plugin and a pack of candy cane seamless vector patterns over the past few days! I hope you’ve taken the opportunity to download the resources. I am also continuing the string of freebies again today with yet another set of textures.

If you liked the snow textures, I think you are going to like these too. In fact, I think this is probably the best set of textures that I have ever released, with the possible exception of the watercolour set from about a year ago. For this set, I specifically stained and distressed different types of paper and took some grungy photographs. I then took these and processed them with blending modes and filters in Photoshop to create some really cool looking textures!

Here are two of my favorites:

A nicy, grungy texture with a assortment of levels of luminoisity

A nicy, grungy texture with a assortment of levels of luminoisity

I really like the colour, balance and such of this one

I really like the colour, balance and such of this one

There are another three awesome textures in the pack too, and all of them are saved as high resolution JPEGs with no compression, to help maximize overall quality. So go ahead and download the back by clicking on the preview below. I’ll bet you can find some awesome uses for these textures!

Texture Pack 6 - Grunge (Downloaded 12613 times)

Texture Pack 6 - Grunge (Downloaded 12613 times)

If you do decide to download and use these textures in some way, I’d love it if you shot me an email or quick tweet to let me know or to show me a sample of your work. I love seeing my freebies in action!

Regardless, I hope you enjoy the pack. It was a whole lot of fun creating and experimenting with these as I put them together, and I’ll probably be making some more in the future. Do let me know if there’s anything specific that you think I should try and tackle or offer up. It would be fun to work on something like that!

Anyhow, I have plans for a couple more freebies for you before the end of the year, so do keep an eye out! And feel free to leave your thoughts or comments below!

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Matt Ward is a digital artist who lances freely under the moniker of Echo Enduring Media, and specializes in graphics design, illustration and writing. He is also the Creative Director for Highland Marketing, a creative direct marketing company based out of Waterloo, Ontario. You can follow Matt on Twitter

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Dec 27, 2010

Arshad Cini says:

Thanks for the pack Matt

And also your ‘Let It Snow’ pack is great:)


Dec 28, 2010

Karen says:

I would be super excited to see a tutorial on this particular method you used for these grunge textures. :-D
Thanks for all the goodies!

Dec 28, 2010

Su Hall says:

They are very nice, indeed! Thank you! I’m new here and liking what I am seeing.

Happiest of Holidays to you all!


Feb 18, 2011

Juan Ulloa says:

I love the textures. I ended up using #51 for a design for a website I’m building that should be going live in the next month. The Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation’s Northwest Chapter (jdrfnorthwest.org).

Your grunge texture helped me give the design of my content pages a little edge.

Feb 18, 2011

Matt Ward says:

Awesome. Hope the site goes well for you.

Apr 27, 2011

Mia says:

Are these still available for free downloading?

May 25, 2011


I had taken photoshop as a hobby since retirement. I am always amazed at the generuosity of people like you. In turn, it has inspired me to give back. This year, for memorial day, I had gone to the local veterans center and volunteered to take photographs and enhanced them for our veterans. They are so appreciative and I want you to know that your kind spirit is catching on. I am not using the grunge background as I just found it out today. But I like the texture and I know there is a happy future for it. Thanks.

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