In this tutorial I`ll show you how to design a grunge car wallpaper in Photoshop using some grunge textures and brushes.

We`ll use different techniques such as image adjustments, tranformation techniques,layer blending options and filter effects.

Have a look!

What are we making:


Black and white version:


Let`s begin…!

I`ve found on the internet this grunge texture.

Load the image into Photoshop.

Duplicate the image layer two times and set the blending mode for the second layer to Soft light and for the third layer to Multiply.


It looks a little bit darker.Let`s make it brighter.

Select the layer with the blending mode set to Multiply and make it a layer mask(Layer->Layer Mask->Reveal all).Select the Eraser tool(E),set for it the Airbrush soft Round and start to erase from right-top to left-bottom of the image.



Our image should looks like this:


Let`s change the color of the image.

Go to Layer->New Adjustments Layer->Color balance and apply the next settings :


Now our image has a nice brick-red-color.


Download this car image and load it into Photoshop.

Using the Pen tool(P) make the selection of the car and paste it into our project.


Then add the next settings to the layer style(Layer->Layer Style->Blending options):

Outer glow:


Inner glow:


Our image should looks like this:


Next step is downloading those vector brushes,make a new layer,put it under the car layer and use the brushes into the project like in the image.My advice is to use your imagination as much as you can!


Now download those grunge brushes and those floral brushes and use them into the picture.

My picture looks like this:


Now select the Airbrush soft Round then go to Window->Brushes(F5) and apply the next settings:


Make a new layer under the Car layer and paint a road under the car,with the Airbrush Soft round just created,like in the image


Now change the blending mode for the Car layer to Hard light.


Change the brightness of the image to make it a little bit darker.

For these go to layer->New Adjustments layer->Brightness/Contrast and set those settings:


The image looks a little bit darker:


Finally add a gradient over the image.

Go to Layer->New Fill Layer->Gradient and apply the next gradient settings:


Our final image should looks like this one:


We`re done here!

Hope you enjoy this tutorial, drop me a comment if you have any question and I`ll try my best to help you out.

See you next time!

Written by Madalin Tudose

Madalin Tudose is a web designer and developer who loves to inspect websites for new designing techniques and trends. He`s the founder of Ourtuts, where he blogs about anything related to web development.

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  • Wallpapers

    Very well written post however, I would recommend that you turn the No Follow off in your comment section.

    Keep up the good work.

    • Madalin Tudose

      Thanks for the advice…I`ll keep it in mind…:)

  • sean potter

    They have done really wonderful work here

  • photo retouching

    A really nice site and a beautiful result!. I am bookmarking your site for my photo retouching students.

    • Madalin Tudose

      thank you very much…means a lot for me!

  • retoque fotografico

    gracias! Una retoque fotografico muy logrado

  • Chadhurbhujaya

    Great articles & Nice a site

  • Sridharaya

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    • Madalin Tudose

      Thank you!

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  • Rat-Man

    Great tutorial, good for all levels from beginner to pro.

  • henry

    I am interested in the car, I used google search, found a website a lot of people discussing the topic of cars, this site is

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  • Trippy

    This is really basic but the end result looks really nice! Good tut for newbs!

  • Brochure Printing

    Amazing work! Even the black and white version looks cool! I love the texture and the different brushes that you used for this project. Thanks for posting this wonderful tutorial, will definitely give it a go.

    • Madalin Tudose

      Thank you…means a lot for me

  • name

    goood work man!! thanks!!

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  • Car Part

    i think i will have to give this a go, I learned a lot reading this. Added you to my RSS feed.

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  • Kowen

    Love It 😉

    Nice work!!

  • sum

    thanks a lot

    • Pseudonymus

      You welcome!

  • http://none Alex

    Impressive work!
    Nice idea and development!
    I have bookmarked your site

    Keep it up

    • Pseudonymus

      Thank you,Alex.Means a lot and gives me courage to create more great designs.