Hi-Res Subtle Grunge Vector Textures

I know you. You instill tactile nuances in your designs. You know that there's nothing like the feel of hand made. Your work gives an approving nod to the subtleties that breathe life into the cold digital. For you, there's nothing quite like that oh-so-faint hint of texture that says "Oh yeah. You know you want to touch this." Maybe you've worn out your favorite set. Possibly you never found any that were quite perfect. This set is for you.

For me personally, I wanted something that was original and my own. I wanted high resolution textures that would liven my digital work while providing the flexibility that only vectors can give. Primarily, these allow me to distress my vector illustrations and lettering, keeping the files ready to go for my printer.

These textures were sampled from many different surfaces, then tweaked and adjusted by hand for some very unique results. The edges are feather distressed, so you don't have to worry about any hard edges. Each vector is made from a source measuring in at 2000–3000px in width. While you can certainly use them at this size, the default scale of the vectors is sized down from this for a more subtle application.

Looking for rasters? My buddy Liam McKay has a fantastic set of subtle grunge brushes: http://crtv.mk/p3ft


  1. Brendon O'Dwyer

    I've been looking for something like this but nothing has been to this standard — so thanks for putting this collection together Sean.

  2. SeikCo
    • Purchased

    Hi Sean, these are spiffola! Thanks for taking the time to write up such a cool intro, and because it's so cool, I thought I'd mention that "breath" is the noun, "breathe" is the verb, and I'm pretty sure you're action guy on that sentence, not noun guy. Yah? Yah!

    Thanks again for these.

  3. Sean McCabe
    • Shop Owner

    @SeikCo Thanks for the typo correction! I always appreciate when people take the time to let me know as those things bug me to no end. =)

  4. Kat Lamp
    • Purchased

    Hey Sean!
    Super excited to use these textures. Unfortunately the file doesn't seem to be compatible with CS4. Any suggestions on how to troubleshoot this would be appreciated.



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