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Create a Grunge Logo Using Photoshop

Updated on June 13, 2019
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Johana is a freelance graphic designer who loves to write tutorials about Photoshop, InkScape, MockoFun, Gimp, etc.

If you want to create your own grunge logo please read this tutorial. In just a few simple steps we'll create a cool logo effect.

Preview Of The Final Result

Step 1 - Add The Grunge Paper Texture

Add the grunge paper texture in a new layer.


Step 2 - Add A Gradient Map

Add a Gradient Map to make the grunge paper background more subtle. Use these colors for the gradient: #d7d7d7 and #f9f9f9

Step 3 - Add Your Logo

Add your logo in a new layer. You can use any logo. I will use this black and white logo.

If it is not a PNG image with transparent background, set the blend mode to Multiply. You can use the action below to remove the white background of your logo.

Step 4 - Add A Layer Mask

Add a Layer Mask to your Logo Layer. We will use this mask to create the grunge effect.

Step 5 - Add The Dust Texture

Add the Dust Texture in a new layer above the Logo Layer.

In the Free Dust Textures pack you will find 15 textures. Pick the texture that you like.


Step 6 - Create The Channel Mask

Use the Dust Texture to create a channel mask for the Logo Layer.

Click on the Layer Mask thumbnail of the Logo Layer.

Go to Image > Apply Image.

Step 7 - Invert The Mask Channel

Press Control-I to Invert the mask. Hide the Dust Texture layer to see the result.

Step 8 - Add A Levels Adjustment

Click on the Layer Mask thumbnail of the Logo Layer.

Go to Image > Adjustments > Levels and adjust the Input levels to increase or decrease the contrast of the channel mask.

Step 9 - Add The Old Paper Texture

For the final touches you can use the Old Paper Texture to create a distressed old look.

Desaturate the Old Paper Texture, set the blend mode to Multiply, opacity 30%.

I also added a Levels adjustment to increase the contrast.

Step 10 - Grunge Logo Final Result

So this is the final result for the grunge logo effect made in Photoshop using textures.

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  • Erudite Scholar profile image

    Jeff Zod 

    16 months ago from Nairobi

    Hi Johana,

    Thank you for your article. I will pass it to a designer friend.


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