General Purpose Grime Textures

Quickly and easily add subtle dirt effects to your work with these high-res grime textures. The General Purpose Grime Textures pack by DesignerCandies contains nine scanned-in grimy textures with varying intensity levels, making them great for both heavy and subtle grime effects.

These textures were salvaged from my design work today. I've been spray painting on the ground and these textures were taken from scans of the paper I used to line the floor with.

So yes, I admit they are the sloppy seconds of today's design work, however that doesn't mean they're not an incredibly useful resource!

See also: Folded Paper Textures

In the previews below, I've given the final image a bit of a sharpen before posting. So to achieve a similar effect, place the texture over your image, change the blend mode of the texture to multiply, then flattened the image and go to Filters > Sharpen > Sharpen. Voila!

Don't just leave the textures as black grime on white paper. Invert the colours to get different effects with different blend modes.

Have fun with the sloppy seconds!

General Purpose Grime Textures Preview:

Photoshop Grime Textures Preview

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Hi I'm Adam, the DesignerCandies founder. Here are a few phrases that describe me best:
Graphic designer. Photoshop aficionado. Full-time Blogger. Beer lover. Coffee enthusiast. Blighty hailer.
  • Steve the cap

    Thanks for these Adam, Great job.

    • Adam McIntyre

      You’re welcome @stevethecap:disqus! Enjoy ’em!

  • suruha

    These are nice! Kind of loosely splattered, then, increasingly, uber-splattered. Perfect! Thank you very much!

    • Adam McIntyre

      A good mix, huh!?
      Enjoy @suruha:disqus 🙂

      • suruha

        A GREAT mix! I shared it on FB, too!

        • Adam McIntyre

          Thanks for the support @suruha:disqus 😀

  • OGKhyamB

    nice one Adam, thanks man.

    • Adam McIntyre

      You are welcome bro!

  • IngeniousArtist


    • Adam McIntyre

      Enjoy @IngeniousArtist !

  • Raphael Supa Ketwaroo

    I can already see so many uses for these. Thanks for sharing

    • Adam McIntyre

      Glad to hear it man! & You’re welcome!

  • Rebecca Cook

    The Yank says to the blighty hailer – you’re the man!

    • Adam McIntyre

      The Blighty Hailer replies – You’re welcome @disqus_bG1d0bTejQ:disqus!

  • Clarence Mason


    • Adam McIntyre

      No probs @clarencemason:disqus!

  • Christiane Delbecque

    merci beaucoup, sympa ces textures !

    • Adam McIntyre

      Profitez de la ressource!

  • amazonas333 .

    You are doing a great job here! Time and money saving high quality freebies – this is invaluable in our world dominated by the greed of profit! It’s hard to say which ones are my favourite. I really love them all. On my facebook account I put a link to this amazing site. Have a nice day! 🙂

  • Elizabeth Lang

    Great resource. Thanks!

  • Catherine Ryan

    Thankyou, it’s great.

  • Nem Seixas

    very show!