Have you ever wondered how designers and illustrators get an old looking aged effect on their designs and illustrations? It's often achieved with dirt maps in photoshop. I use images like these below as dirt maps when making aged grunge textures for my illustrations and textures for my 3D blender work. The dirt layers below are all png and jpg files some with transparent backgrounds.
Quick tutorial. To use in photoshop just lay them over your illustration
layer/s and adjust the transparency blending type and colour of the dirt layer to achieve various aged
and dirt effects on your illustrations and photos. Or use the wand tool to select areas on the dirt layer, when these are highlighted move to your image layer/s and delete, then hide the dirt layer, this creates a broken worn grunge look.
instructions / click the text below the images to download the file you need.
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