This is the texture that almost wasn't. I had my finger on the delete key when I thought, "Oh why not test it?", and I'm so glad I did. It's the best ugly texture ever!
I just love how it performs in several blend modes.
I hope you will give it a try - in spite of how it looks.
I dare you!
To download (for free!) pdpa grunge surprise texture:
Smile sweetly, and click HERE. :)
Here Grunge Surprise is added to an unprepared photograph and blended in Overlay at 100%. There are many post texture application manipulations that could make this a lovely image - but I wanted you to simply see what the texture will do in Overlay.
Here, Grunge Surprise is blended in Linear Light at 70%. Again, many manipulations in Photoshop will make this a great painterly image, but I wanted you to just see what the texture does in Linear Light.
Another shot of a building with the application of Grunge Surprise processed in Color Burn with the opacity reduced to 55%. This image needs a levels adjustment now - but you get the basic idea.
So have fun experimenting with this ugly texture that produces great effects! Your feedback about the textures (especially in the form of links to your work with them) is always gratefully received.
If you also like beautiful textures, do check out the sets of four textures
on sale in my Texture Shoppe, for a nominal fee.