PSDTuts has a great pack of 10 paper textures for use in your next Web project available for download. Each paper texture image is 1280×960 pixels, suitable for any Web design needs you may have.
DESIGNM.AG has put together a list of fantastic texture images available from Stock.xchng. The free textures are categorized as follows:
Each preview image in the list links directly to the download page on Stock.xchng where you can grab the image. It should be noted that many, but not all, of the images are only suitable for Web design as far as resolution goes. Thanks to DESIGNM.AG for putting together a great list!
I love “free.” Free is good. Combine the words Photoshop and free and I’m really happy! Lost/Taken has a plethora of high quality free textures for your design and photography projects. High resolution textures are categorized by tags, making it easy to find what you’re looking for in a nice clean layout. Rust, wood, foliage, metal and more textures await. These textures are free to use in your personal or commercial projects.
Smashing Magazine held a texture photo contest last month and has recently released the results. A variety of interesting, exotic or creative textures from all around the globe. Wood, stone, metal, nature, ice, sand, fabric, paper, glass, fire, food and plastic textures. A large number of daily routine things observed from a completely new perspective. All the images can be used for both private and commercial projects free of charge and with no restrictions. The images are all large, high resolution, and the compressed image files range between 1 and 15MB, for a total well over 700MB in size. Most all of them are suitable as backgrounds on brochures, pocket folders, posters and more – they aren’t just small seamless textures. Each image is an individual download, so you can grab just the ones you want. You can start downloading the images here.
TextureKing has over 250 freely downloadable textures for use with Photoshop, and appears to be adding more all the time. Many sites offer free textures, but I usually find that they’re incredibly lame and practically worthless. TextureKing, on the other hand, has some very good artwork that is quite useful in everyday professional projects.