Bringing grunge back


This started as a really simple mock-up design for a cover art project, and turned into a lesson in giving images that weathered, vintage look. When I decided to grunge it up, I turned off the meter so that my client wouldn't have to pay for the lesson, and searched for different techniques for doing this. What I ended up doing involved downloading some free splatter brushes for photoshop, adding noise and some eraser strokes, and incorporating a photo of our bathroom tile that I snapped with my phone.