Tagged: textures

Free textures: Grunge, paper, fabric and more

Zen Textures

Zen Textures offers a plethora of neatly categorized textures, free for commercial use

Zen Textures offers a plethora of free textures for downloading and use in your designs. Among the categories of textures are: rocks, stone, bokeh, rust, wood, cardboard, and concrete.

Yet another free texture site worthy of bookmarking!

Free textures: Weathered wood

A small collection of four high-resolution (2,300 x 3,400 pixels) images of a wood door I shot at the Japanese Gardens in Golden Gate Park while I was in San Francisco.

Weathered Wood Textures

Free high-resolution weathered wood textures

I had no real need for them at the time, but I loved the weathered texture and the metal accents. Feel free to use these images for commercial or private use, they are released under the Creative Commons Attribution license.

You can download the weathered wood textures on my Flickr page.

Free textures: Re-stained paper

Textures are the backbone of so many designs, they can really add flair to your layout, and save you hours of time looking for a substitute design, or shooting your own photos. Lost & Taken has so many great textures available that it would take hours to list them all.

Re-Stained Paper textures

Lost & Taken is one of my favorite texture sites

Re-Stained Paper is just one of many awesome texture packs available for download. The Re-Stained Paper textures measure approximately 2,200 x 3,200 pixels in size, and are free to use for personal or commercial work.

Free textures: Bokeh

Bokeh is the way a camera lens renders out-of-focus points of light. Bokeh textures can make for beautiful backgrounds and a simple way to add a little interest to your design layouts.

Bokeh textures

Out of focus light (Bokeh) can make beautiful highlight elements in your design layout

This free pack of ten Bokeh textures will give you a great start to your collection. Each texture in the pack is approximately 6.5 x 5 inches at 300dpi.

Free textures: UrbanDirty

UrbanDirty textures

UrbanDirty offers a truck-load of dirty, grungy textures

There are plenty of places on the Web to find great high-resolution textures – particularly grungy ones. But few sites offer as many in one place as UrbanDirty. Over 700 spectacular, grungy, dirty, absolutely sick high-res textures – all free to use for your design projects.

Free textures: Grunge frames

Grunge frames

Caleb Kimbrough's grunge frame texture collection

Caleb Kimbrough has quite a vast collection of beautiful textures available on Flickr that’s definitely worth checking out. In the latest upload, we have five awesome grunge frames. The textures are available under the CreativeCommons Attribution license, meaning you are free to use them as long as you attribute the work to the authoer, usually with a link back to the photo page.

Be sure to check out Caleb’s Photostream for more great textures.

Free red vinyl textures

red vinyl textures ThinkDesign has 15 red vinyl textures in high-resolution available free for download. They make great backgrounds for ads, brochures or multi-media presentations. The single download is approximately 54MB.

Free high-res metal textures

Free metal textures

Free metal textures

Five fantastic high-resolution metal textures available free for download from Bittbox. Be sure to check back each Tuesday for another free collection of images you can use in Photoshop from Bittbox.