10 Fantastic Free Photoshop Grunge Brushes

Get down and dirty with Paul Wyatt's round-up of the best free brushes for giving your work that lived-in look.

Feeling a little "creatively challenged" by the default brush sets which come bundled with Photoshop?

Well expand your design horizons by trying out these free Photoshop grunge brushes. (And here you can find a wider selection of non-grunge Photoshop brushes.) Grunge brushes are great. They're down and dirty and add aged, damaged and distressed looks to your work. Each comes with a variety of sizes and styles to help you perfect the right look for your design. Paint the world with lovely grungy goodness with our brushed up top ten.

Xarlieb's Grunge Brushes for Photoshop

Xarlieb's Grunge Brushes for Photoshop

Xarlieb's Grunge Brushes for Photoshop

Fancy adding mould, dirt and rust to your artwork? Add a damaged and distressed look with this excellent brush set.

Annika's "Good And Evil" Brushes for Photoshop

Annika's "Good And Evil" Brushes for Photoshop

Annika's "Good And Evil" Brushes for Photoshop

Aptly named this Photoshop brush collection is great for adding a gothic, dreamlike quality to your designs.

In Obscuro Graffity Brushes for Photoshop

In Obscuro Graffity Brushes for Photoshop

In Obscuro Graffity Brushes for Photoshop

Get down with the cool kids with this graffiti laden grunge look - add this collection of 23 brushes to your Photoshop collection for instant street cred.

Jenn B's Typographic Grunge Brushes for Photoshop

Jenn B's Typographic Grunge Brushes for Photoshop

Jenn B's Typographic Grunge Brushes for Photoshop

A collection of 25 typographic Photoshop brushes all geared to give your artwork a decayed, grungy look.

Grunge Brushes by Aramisdream

 Grunge Brushes by Aramisdream

Grunge Brushes by Aramisdream

Become a grunge artist the easy way with this retro grunge look collection of nine Photoshop brushes.

Dumpster Brushes by Dubtastic

Dumpster Brushes by Dubtastic

Dumpster Brushes by Dubtastic

Don't get down in the dumps with your existing brush collection. Instead give this collection of 8 Photoshop brushes a whirl. Each one has been created from photographs of old dumpsters. Now that's novel.

Anodyne Cracked Brushes for Photoshop

Anodyne Cracked Brushes for Photoshop

Anodyne Cracked Brushes for Photoshop

The cracks are showing in your artwork. Quite literally when you install this set of Photoshop brushes to achieve a decayed, dry and old grunge look.

Scratch Grunge Photoshop Brushes

Scratch Grunge Photoshop Brushes

Scratch Grunge Photoshop Brushes

Add grunge styled scratches with this excellent set of brushes.

High Resolution Photoshop Grunge Brushes

High Resolution Photoshop Grunge Brushes

High Resolution Photoshop Grunge Brushes

For big and bold grunge artwork try this collection of six high resolution Photoshop brushes.

Borders "2" by CandyCane

Borders "2" by CandyCane

Borders "2" by CandyCane

If you're after adding grungy borders to prints, layouts or designs then install this set of brushes by Candy Cane Killer.