When we see something dusty in real life, one of the first things that we say is “This is so dusty, when was the last time you cleaned it?”
In real life, dust is something we avoid as it can lead to allergies and sickness. But when implemented in design, dust, will give your work some character and get people to notice your work. This can determine how successful or unsuccessful a project is.
You don’t have to create these dust textures from scratch as there are many pre-made design textures you can implement immediately with a few clicks. We made a list to help you find the best ones quickly.
10 best dust textures you should check out
Here are some of high-quality dust textures you must try out.
This bundle consists of 15 high-resolution grainy dust and hair overlays. The textures here resemble the grains you see in old film negatives. This gives your designs a retro appearance. All files are in JPEG format and are 5616 x 3744 pixels in size.
This is a freebie design resource from GraphicBurger. You can access this free download without even signing up. Even though it is a free texture it works very well, especially if you want to give your photographs a worn-out look.
This consists of dusty texture overlays that you can place over your images. There are 21 JPG files that consist of dust of various degrees. These textures can also be used as backgrounds. It costs $16.
These dirt textures have a more papery appearance. This pack costs a bit more than the others at $29, but there are 200 files and they work well with Photoshop. If you want a grainy paper like background this bundle will suit you best.
These are vector textures that suit Adobe Illustrator users best. They have a white wind and dust spray appearance on a black background (but you can change the background). You can download the files in both JPEG and EPS formats. You can open the EPS files in Adobe Illustrator and scale and modify them according to your needs.
This texture pack consists of two different mockups. You can open the files in Photoshop and use smart objects to quickly modify them. You can also change the background color. All the files are neatly organized in folders and layers. You can get this pack when you subscribe to EvatoElements.
This dirt explosion photo overlays pack has a very unique and natural appearance. You can use it to give the appearance of smoke, fog, and dust particles. There are 20 overlays in this pack and they work well with Adobe Photoshop and Adobe Photoshop Elements. It can work with Lightroom if you have a plugin for layers. This pack costs $17.
Shutterstock is the best place to find various kinds of dust gradients whether they are watercolor style, scratches textures, grunge overlays, film dust, or noise overlays. Just search for what you’re looking for and it will show up in the search results. You can buy these templates and stock photos on-demand or by using a subscription.
This pack consists of 50 dust, grain, dirty, and grunge textures. There are 100 extra bonus editions. You can use these Photoshop textures to give a vintage feel to flyers and album covers.
This bundle consists of 30 dust backgrounds that are suitable for both print and web. All textures are high-resolution JPEG files. You can get them when you subscribe to EnvatoElements.
What’s your favorite dust texture?
These are some of the best dust texture backgrounds and overlays you can find on the web. Use them to give your designs an eye-catching vintage appeal.
Which of the above dust texture is your favorite? Would you like us to add anything else to the list? Please let us know by email.