Grunge Layer Styles for Photoshop and Photoshop Elements

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Download Grunge Layer Styles Set

Grunge Layer Styles
Grunge Layer Styles. © Shelby Kate Schmitz

Download a set of grunge layer styles for Photoshop and Photoshop Elements by Shelby Kate Schmitz. These styles will create a worn-out, grungy effect on text or objects. The set includes 2 different grunge patterns, in 6 color combinations, all with and without black outlines.

You can easily change the colors in this layer style by modifying the color overlay effect in Photoshop, or applying a Hue/Saturation adjustment in Photoshop Elements. See the following pages for instructions on changing the colors on these grunge layer styles.

Also see: Grunge Layer Styles Set 2

The layer styles set is compatible with Photoshop 7 and higher, or Photoshop Elements 2 and higher on Windows or Mac.
Instructions for Photoshop
Instructions for Photoshop Elements

Terms of Use:
Free Photoshop presets by Shelby Kate Schmitz are for personal or commercial use within designs. Redistribution or sale of presets individually or within kits or collections is not allowed.

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Changing Color Overlay in Photoshop

Changing Color Overlay in Photoshop
Double-click the color overlay line in the layers panel. © Sue Chastain

You can easily change the color of a layer style in Photoshop using the color overlay layer effect.

To change the color of the grunge layer style effect, or another layer style, first double click on the "Color Overlay" line in the layers panel, under the layer you wish to modify. If the effects are not showing, click the small arrow next to the fx icon on the layers panel to show them expanded. (see next page)

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Changing Color Overlay in Photoshop

Changing Color Overlay in Photoshop
Choose a new color for the color overlay. © Sue Chastain

The Layer Style dialog will open, with the Color Overlay section showing. Click on the color swatch for the Color Overlay and choose a new color. The document will update as you choose color so you can get it precisely the color you want.

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Changing Layer Style Color in Photoshop Elements

Changing Layer Style Color in Photoshop Elements
You can easily change the color of a layer style in Photoshop using a hue/saturation adjustment. © Sue Chastain

You can easily change the color of a layer style in Photoshop using a hue/saturation adjustment.

In the layers panel, click the button for a new adjustment layer, then choose Hue/Saturation from the menu. In the Hue/Saturation panel or dialog box, tick the "Colorize" box, and then adjust the hue, saturation, and lightness sliders to get the color you want. The document will update as you move the sliders, so you can see what you are going to get before accepting the change.

If you decide to change the color layer, simply double-click on the Hue/Saturation adjustment layer in the layers panel to change it as many time as needed.