Grunge Text Effect

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Grunge Text Effect

Learn how simply one of the most popular t-shirt grunge design effects is created!


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  • Submitted By - Devesh Khanna

  • Submitted on - 2008-04-06 04:16:21


The Grunge/scratchy effect has grown more and more popular for t-shirt designs and I thought I would share one way of how I’ve recreated this design in Adobe Illustrator CS. Our Goal is to go from this plain looking piece of text to a stylish grunge design.

1. Start out with one or two distress patterns. These will be used to create the grunge scratchy effect overlay on your text. These particular patterns I used can be found free at U.S. Screen Print and Inkjet Technology, thanks to Scott Fresener.    More detail...

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