Wednesday, December 02, 2009

CoffeeShop Christmas Grunge Texture and Tutorial!

Here are two free Christmas Grunge textures. They are big enough to use as backgrounds for your blogs or as textures on storyboards/cards/etc. Read below for a step-by-step tutorial (and the download link) on how I created them using free textures I found on the web.

1. I made a new document 2000px by 1200px, transparent background.

2. Next I made a new blank layer on top and used the Pixels&IceCream Christmas flower pattern in green (the small version). This is cute as is (thank you Jen!!!), but I want to grunge it up a bit.

3. I added Tone Texture 2 from ShadowHouse Creations. I put this layer in Overlay, 100%.

4. I then added Parchment 4 from ShadowHouse Creations. This layer was put in Linear Light, 16%.

5. I made a copy of this layer (Ctrl-J) and put the copied layer in Overlay, 40%.

6. Finally, I added the last free texture, GrungeBox TOTD # 112 from ShadowHouse Creations. This layer was put in Overlay, 57%.

7. If you want the texture in green, flatten and save. If you want it red, then add a color fill layer with #823e3e, Overlay, 100%. Then flatten and save. (Click on the images below to see the layer pane larger.)

Download both free CoffeeShop Christmas Grunge Textures HERE!

And I would be remiss if I did not post about Jerry's newest free Christmas brushes! Click on the images to be directed to his site so you can download them all. :-)

Do you want to download my favorite CoffeeShop PSE/Photoshop Actions and Lightroom Presets or Design Elements in one convenient zipped file AND help support this blog? Just click here for my action pack or here for a download of some of my most popular design elements, storyboards, and textures.

For complete info on installing all of my actions, click here.


  1. Wow Rita - love the textures! Can't wait to play!! Thanks so much!

  2. Oh this looks so fun! Thank you so much. I love your work. Can't wait to play with these.

  3. the grunge effect you applied to these. I also wanted to say thanks for introducing me to SkeletalMess and his blog....I have officially joined you in the fan club. :)

  4. Thanks for the freebie. I used the red texture background from this pack on an upload to flickr:
    Ginger's Christmas Letter

  5. hallo,
    thanks for sharing those cuties!
    you have a lovely blog,it was nice finding you :P


  6. Thank you so much for this site and your hard work xxx


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