May 3, 2016

Grungy Metal Texture

I’ll be teaching you how to make some grungy metal with a star in this tutorial.
grungy metal texture result image


First create a new document then fill the background with an appropriate color.
My document size was 435 x 223 pixels and the background color I used is #dbc699.


So after you’ve got your basic background color, reset your colors to black/white by pressing D.
Now go and apply Filter > Render > Clouds, before doing anything else go to Edit > Fade and use about 65% with the mode Soft Light.
Fade settings:
fade settings image
Resulting in:
after clouds and fade image
Lastly for this step apply Filter > Noise > Add Noise with an amount of about 1.0 – 2.5, I just used 1.0.
after applying noise image


Now what you need to do is go and download some realistic grunge brushes. You can get some from
Good brushes:
Grungy Corners Set 2
Grungy Brushes Set 2
Concrete Textures
Create a new layer then brush some nice grunge brushes over the canvas a bit like mine:
after grunge brushing image
Lower the opacity for your grunge brushing layer to about 40%.
after layer opacity change image

43 Comments on Grungy Metal Texture

  1. Suggestion, use a more drastic lighting effect (Make it look like a torch has found this image on a wall in a pitch black room) and it looks photorealsitc

  2. nice! I love it! though if I may say,, it would be much better if you could detail more on the tutorials, since I had some troubles while making the design,, but still it was great! thank you very much!

  3. more info on the ‘intense grunge brushing’ step would be helpful, like how do you make your grunge brush???
    otherwise whats the point of this?

  4. I like the tutorial overall but I was confused as to which lighting effect you used. I ended up using a gradient to get a similar look.

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