5 Free High Resolution Grungy Paper & Card Textures

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I have a special freebie for you to download today courtesy of Design Cuts. They’ve kindly donated a free sample pack from their new collection of Grungy Paper & Card textures for my readers to enjoy. The pack contains 5 high resolution texture images that are great for adding vintage overlays to your photos or providing a cool background for your designs.

5 Free Paper & Card Textures

This free set of textures contains 5 high resolution files from the full pack of 100 Grungy Paper and Card Textures that’s now available at Design Cuts. Each texture is sized at 4500px X 3000px / 300 DPI, which makes them perfect for both digital and print design, even suiting very large scale works. They’re full of awesome detail and there’s a great variety of stains, colours, creases and tears to add authentic aged effects to your artwork.

How to use card & paper textures

There’s loads of ways you can use grungy old textures in your designs, but a two of my favourite methods are to either overlay the texture to add distressed tones, or to use the texture as a background for your art to give the impression of an authentic tactile print.

How to overlay a texture

Paste one of the textures over your design in Photoshop and scale it down to size. Change the blending mode to Overlay (or experiment with different options) to allow the colours, stains and creases to blend with your artwork and generate a cool old vintage effect.

Paper texture as a background

Alternatively, paste the texture underneath your art and use it as a background to present your work. Change the blending mode of the art layer to allow the texture details to show through and simulate a printed effect.

100 Grungy Paper and Card Textures

If you like the look of these freebies, definitely consider checking out the full set of 100 Grungy Paper and Card Textures. It’s great value for money considering there’s 100 high res textures for just $10. You’ll never have to use the same one twice!

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  1. Vincent Tang says:

    I confess. I hoard stock, textures, and freebies like my life depended on it, so thanks for fueling this habit of mine. I just got some inspiration from this post. Cheers!

  2. Paul says:

    Cheers Dude

    Great resources as usual ;)

  3. Michelle says:

    This is too awesome! Thank you for the freebies :D

  4. Jessica says:

    These are fantastic- thank you so much! I checked out DC site and it’s so inspiring.

  5. Amy says:

    Working on a flyer for a cheesemonger and these are just perfect! Big thank you.

  6. SteveG says:

    Thanks for this, I appreciate it and hope to use the textures in the near future.

  7. diginan says:

    Thank you so much for sharing your work with us:)

  8. I like your post its very good thanks for share a nice post.keep it up.

  9. saqib ahmad says:

    Definately one of the best from you

  10. Mike says:

    Thanks again Chris – You are an inspiration!

  11. Claire Phoenix says:

    Thank you very much Chris for the freebies.

  12. Sanjay says:

    Another collection that will be useful in the future, thanks for the freebie Chris!

  13. Su Hall says:

    You guys are all in cahoots! That’s great! I’m not able to get this deal, so, Thank You!


  14. mr bean says:

    I like your post and I like your work.

  15. Douglas says:

    Great textures Chris!

  16. Julia Blake says:

    Textures are awesome features to add an original look to the website. I like this topic a lot, and your freebie is cool) Thanks!

  17. thanks man great good luck

  18. Danielle says:

    Awesome, Thank you!

  19. Indah says:

    Wow! Thanks very much for the texture! it’s really useful for me…

  20. Robert says:

    Can’t get enough of high quality paper textures. Thanks!

  21. G9G says:

    great post . thank for sharing


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