Friday
Jun182010

20 Simple & Subtle Grunge Textures

Sorry for flooding your rss inboxes this week guys, but now that summer is in full swing I have some extra time on my hands to make textures. I guess that's not such a bad thing, huh?

These textures follow along the lines of several other recent sets I've posted; they are subtle and can be used when you only need to add a hint of texture to your designs or photographs. These ones are purely photographic textures though, no fancy Photoshop work done here. I think they'd be a good addition to any designer's texture arsenal.

I'm working on some big changes to Lost and Taken behind the scenes and let's just say that I'm really excited for the next couple of months. I have lots in store for you! I'll leak more details in the not-too-distant future.

Click on the textures below to download the high-res version or download them all in a zip file at the bottom of the post. Enjoy!

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20 Simple & Subtle Grunge Textures

 

20 Simple & Subtle Grunge Textures

20 Simple & Subtle Grunge Textures

20 Simple & Subtle Grunge Textures

20 Simple & Subtle Grunge Textures

20 Simple & Subtle Grunge Textures

20 Simple & Subtle Grunge Textures

20 Simple & Subtle Grunge Textures

20 Simple & Subtle Grunge Textures

20 Simple & Subtle Grunge Textures

20 Simple & Subtle Grunge Textures

20 Simple & Subtle Grunge Textures

20 Simple & Subtle Grunge Textures

20 Simple & Subtle Grunge Textures

20 Simple & Subtle Grunge Textures

20 Simple & Subtle Grunge Textures

20 Simple & Subtle Grunge Textures

20 Simple & Subtle Grunge Textures

20 Simple & Subtle Grunge Textures

20 Simple & Subtle Grunge Textures

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Reader Comments (29)

GREAT!!!

June 18, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterSteffen

Lovely stuff, can't resist free textures. I found a good way of using them the other day. If you apply a layer mask to your image, then copy the texture and paste it into the layer mask channel (in the channels tab). Looks great!

June 18, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterRob

thanks for the great textures.

June 18, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterbelle

Wonderful textures! Thank you very much! :)

June 18, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterSue

Nice collection. Can't get enough of grungy textures ;-)

June 18, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterGWD

The funny part is that I posted your site a week ago as a great texture resource for a web design class I'm assisting with at SF State and said in my post it wasn't updated very often lately...then you bomb us with 3 sweet posts in less than a week! Nice! :)

June 18, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterBob

Flood away, my friend! Flood away! These are great. I can always use subtle. LOL

Thank you!

Su

June 20, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterSu Hall

are you kidding?? more posts is a very GOOD thing. :D downloading, thanks a bajillion!!!!!!

June 21, 2010 | Unregistered Commenternarnianbadger

Great textures...the subtle grunge sets are some of my favorites. I posted these up on my Resource Collection Site

June 22, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterJC | Resource Hive

These are perfect! I'm loving the subtle stuff. Thanks for making these great textures available to us!

June 28, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterhellothisisjeff

Great Textures! Adding them to my library :) Hope you'll come check out some of my textures as well. Thanks

June 28, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterDigital Yard Sale

Thank you for more fabulous textures...can never have too many and I love to use a couple together sometimes! Awesome stuff!!

June 30, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterKP

8D No problem, man! Feel free to spam me with kickin' textures ANY DAY!

July 2, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterkt

Those are some truly amazing textures! Every single one I could see myself using.

July 3, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterWeb Design Blog

Seriously, thank you so much for sharing these... they really help look everything nicer.
Hopefully, this summer with some spare time I upload the textures I collect too.

July 4, 2010 | Unregistered Commenteritsnatts

Amazing stuff.very thanks for sharing..its usefull for us to design

Your textures are totally awesome! I got a couple off BittBox but don't have an account. I wanted to say thanks heaps for such fabulous downloads.

July 10, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterRobin

I wonder how many of us are tossing a 5-Dollar bill Caleb's way?

July 10, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterRich

Thank-you! I just found your site through flickr here: http://www.flickr.com/photos/calebkimbrough/3191273159/
although the link lead to a page not found, it did bring me to your wonderful site. Thank-you for sharing so freely.

July 13, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterPhoebe

Fantastic work!
But to me it would be great, if you could tell me the way of the production. which ingredients the concrete have. especially the first picture. how they made the yellow/red inclusions?

July 14, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterkatyes

Many great big thanks for these oh so useful items. I use textures a lot.
Take some time and just enjoy the summer, too.

July 30, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterT

Thanks very much, really nice backgrounds!

August 19, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterSaba
Hey Caleb!
You are a genius. I love your textures. Donated, buddy, because you are awesome.
September 1, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterKathleen
How about some great concrete textures from plain to sandblasted, exposed aggregate, colors and others? It's more great stuff!
September 28, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterTony Ruiz

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