Grungy textures are versatile resources that can be used as backgrounds and overlays in your designs to add dirty distressed effects. Broken photocopiers produce some of the best textures around, combining black and white tones with heavy grain which is perfect for retrofying your designs with aged looks. I’ll let you in on a little secret, these textures were actually created by abusing my scanner, but they contain all the characteristics of photocopy toner malfunctions.
This pack of grungy photocopy textures contains 13 high resolution scans full of grainy tonal gradients. Use them as backgrounds to your designs, apply them as layer masks, or paste one in as an overlay and change the blending mode to produce cool texturing effects. Each texture also looks great when inverted to black on white, providing loads more ways to use these resources in your projects.
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The Copy Shop has everything you need to recreate the gritty, low-fi aesthetic of photocopied designs! Run your photos through the ‘Photocopy Machine’ Photoshop Action to generate a high-contrast photocopied look with various dirty toner effect options, then build striking designs with a range of grainy photocopier textures, halftone patterns, and paper effects. If you want a head start, check out the ready-made gig poster templates inspired by the DIY music flyers that were mass-produced on photocopiers, or instantly create trendy quote art with old-school photocopy distortion effects using the easy-to-use Smart PSDs.