As you can see there are 10 different patterns that will look grungy when you paint with the brush. Let me show you what I mean with a few screen shots. (You will need to click on the pics for the full screen shots, sorry.)
As you can see, from the stroke preview you cannot really tell what the brush will look like. If you hover over the brush it will show you the descriptive name so you know what each brush will look like.
Here is the grunge dot brush using two different colors. Just “paint” over the canvas and the brush paints the pattern. You can also scale the pattern larger or smaller in the brush options palette (PS only, not an option in PSE):
Here’s the same brush with the pattern (texture) scaled down to 50%
Here’s another brush in the set - “Grunge Argyle”:
This literally takes seconds. Just choose your brush, your foreground color, and paint! You can also deselect the texture box to use the brush as a regular dynamic grunge brush:
Then you can lower the opacity and use the brush to add more grunge detail to your paper:
Easy peasy? You can mix the patterns, play with opacities and blend modes, and create unique grunge background papers! I hope you enjoy this very versatile set! I’ve also made some transparent overlays using these brushes for the non-PS/PSE readers that I will post later tonight.