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Outstanding Website Background Guide: 60+ Impressive Resources

April 19th, 2009

Web designers compete to impress visitors with distinctive and appealing visual elements. Background images are one of those visual elements that when designed properly, can create an amazing atmosphere and convey the style the designer has chosen.

In this post you will see how web designers carefully created background images to achieve their goals in engaging and facilitating the design elements and content.

We have hand-picked different background image trends and tutorials you can use to create an amazing background images for your upcoming website design. You will also find an amazing set of patterns and texture packs that will magically add a big impact to a web design without a lot of effort.

As always when you’re dealing with freebies, be sure to read the owner’s instructions and license info.

Great Tutorials for getting the perfect Background

Ultimate Guide for Creating High Quality Textures

A step by step guide for creating amazing textures.

Create an Awesome Background Using Patterns

Make a Torn Vector Desktop Wallpaper with Angled Text

Add Visual Texture in 3 Easy Steps

How to Turn a Texture into a Seemlessly Tiled Background

Craft a Vector Collegiate Notebook Design

How To: Make the Viget Inspire Background

Photoshop Paper Texture from Scratch then Create a Grungy Web Design with it!

Realistic Stone Texture

Make an Aurora Borealis Design in Illustrator

How to Seamlessly Tile a Graphic

Create a Realistic Stone Texture in Photoshop

Photoshop Retro Grid Background

Design your own pattern swatches

Repeating Seamless Background Image Tutorial

Awesome digital bokeh effect in Photoshop

Create a Realistic Torn Paper Effect in Photoshop

Create a Themed Repeating Pattern in Illustrator

Creating Old Paper With Custom Brushes

Mix Cool Retro Curves Into Your Photographs

Create a magical rainbow color flame in Photoshop

Creating geometric patterns in Illustrator

How To Make An Awesome Grungy Paper Texture From Scratch

Illustrating the Flower Pattern

Handpicked Textures & Patterns

29 Great Free Textures

From organic to metal rust, this list has lots of great textures.

200+ Beautiful Seamless Patterns Perfect for Web Design

Whether you use patterns to fill the entire background of your site or just a specific area of your design, you will definitely find this collection useful.

Texture Pack Sampler

5 Genuine Carbon Fiber Textures for Photoshop

Ornate Flourish & Pattern

Seamless Swirls


29 Most Useful Texture Packs of 2008

Funky Circles Set 2

Organic Set 1

53 Impressive Polka Dot Pattern Swatches

50 Astonishing Argyle Pattern Swatches for Illustrator

25 Woven Plaid Swatches

101 Free Stone and Rock Textures

What about Free Textures?

Milleseicentopercento

PatternHead

SeamlessTextures.net

High Resolution Textures

GrungeTextures

LostandTaken

CGTextures

TextureKing

Where to Find Free Patterns?

Milleseicentopercento

PatternHead

ava7 Patterns

Kaliber Patterns

Tartanmaker

Brusheezy Patterns

Squidfingers Patterns

dinpattern

bgpatterns

patterncooler

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myfr3ak
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7 years 5 months ago

Nice List! Thanks!

cssah
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7 years 5 months ago

thanks so much great collection

M@U
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7 years 5 months ago

Cool, this is really appriciated! :O hope to see more in this style`s of posts!

joyoge designers' bookmark
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7 years 5 months ago

helpful tutorials and useful resources thanks for share..

Sklep Zoologiczny
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7 years 5 months ago

Another tremendous collection!

Gennice
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7 years 5 months ago

Wow! Great list! Just what I was searching for. This will greatly help me with my blog redesign!

Andrew Houle
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7 years 5 months ago

Great list, thanks for including one of MyInkBlog’s tuts!

Andex
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7 years 5 months ago

good,that is a good idea !

burnz
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7 years 5 months ago

Nice collection of pattern…

RW Media
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7 years 5 months ago

This is a great list! Thanks for sharing this resource!

stelt
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7 years 5 months ago

Don’t forget SVG backgrounds used in normal web pages

Michael Joseph
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7 years 5 months ago

It’s a great list with some good resources that we will certainly keep for future use.
Thanks,

Michael

Nittaya Burns
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7 years 3 months ago

Michael

Thanks for finding this great resource of patterns, etc theywill certainly come in handy for us at dininginthailand.com

Michael Moodie
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7 years 5 months ago

Great resource list – will definitely bookmark this one for future use!

Ganesh
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7 years 5 months ago

Excellent information !!

Jeromy
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7 years 5 months ago

Fantastic!

Love the graphics. How do you do it? Always finding the best lists.

Regards,

Jeromy (AKA Hillbilly)

Swapan Kumar
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7 years 5 months ago

Good Collection…

Flash Web Design
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7 years 5 months ago

I was looking something for ” Grungy Paper Texture” since sometime..Thanks for this. And yes this is a real learning list that you have collected. Would look forward to your lists further…

Janko
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7 years 5 months ago

Nice list, good to have all of these in one place

Anish
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7 years 5 months ago

Great collection !

MorayWeb
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7 years 5 months ago

Incredible list thank! This one is getting bookmarked straight away!

Gordon

Patternhead
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7 years 5 months ago

Great list.

Thanks for mentioning my free vector patterns

Jamie Allsop
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7 years 5 months ago

What a great collection. This is a useful resource and one that I am going to bookmark and use in the future.

w3planting
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7 years 5 months ago

this post came just at the right time, i am about to change the design of my blog & this really help me design my background. thanks.

2lip
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7 years 5 months ago

awesome collection of tutorials and resources! and many thanks for mentioning highresolutiontextures.com – much appreciated!

Cadoo Chitich
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7 years 5 months ago

Great list. Thx!

Eric D. Greene (artist)
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7 years 5 months ago

Kick ass! thanks

WORDPRESSGALA
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7 years 5 months ago

Thanks so much! Very cool collection.

Thomas
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7 years 5 months ago

Thanks Noura, great selection

Michael Shirley
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7 years 5 months ago

Thanks for this list, retweeting it now!

pon
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pon
7 years 5 months ago

thanks for this!it really helped me a lot^^

Matt Clarke
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7 years 5 months ago

Top backgrounds, thanks. You guys are as good as the fellows over at smashing mag. Keeping you bookmarked! Cheers, Matt.

jojo
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7 years 5 months ago

thanks for this!great!

Pradeep CD
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7 years 5 months ago

Superb list…thanks…

A Toth
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7 years 5 months ago

Why are the sample pictures not loaded? This happens quite frequently ….

Paulo
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Paulo
7 years 5 months ago

I am tired of seeing the same resources/sites, inspirations lists, etc.

Its time to evolve…

pelfusion
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7 years 5 months ago

thanks for such an amazing resources

Anthony
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7 years 5 months ago

This is a great list guys, thanks!

photo retouching
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7 years 5 months ago

some really useful tutorials and images here!

Glamour Shots
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7 years 5 months ago

nice background advices except for the torn vector I find it a little dizzy to the eye

SuperCars
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7 years 5 months ago

I like the cool retro curves I think it looks great

CG
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CG
7 years 5 months ago

Thank you for the effort to put together such big list. Nice work!

CSS Gallery
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7 years 5 months ago

thank you this is a well thought out and amazing collection of resources.

Web Site Design Ann Arbor
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7 years 5 months ago

What a list! Totally blown me away. Must have taken ages to compile. Thanks for sharing.

Donar
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7 years 4 months ago

It was a wonderful list.I’m in love with most of the design!

Honour Chick
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7 years 4 months ago

great background resources… thanks!

raj
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7 years 4 months ago

great list i like 2nd one and stone effect.

Miami Marketing
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7 years 3 months ago

The red one was great.

Yarra
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6 years 10 months ago

Great collections, thank you!

Impact Branding & Design
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6 years 9 months ago

Great Backgrounds

Stanly
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6 years 9 months ago

Your information is useful! Thanks for the blog! It’s nice that share information!

Ocala Web Design
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6 years 8 months ago

we always design a site with this in mind

daniel
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daniel
6 years 6 months ago

Absolutely fantastic!

Just stumbled on this website by accident; am currently in the process of creating a new website, and these resources will surely give me the boost I need to make my website stand out.

Walker Titman
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6 years 6 months ago

Praises for the article, I will add this website to my bookmark, my roomie just stated to me about this last week. Thanks again

Johnny Hughes
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6 years 5 months ago

Great… another site I can bookmark and never come back to.

Christine Poor
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6 years 6 days ago

A retoucher is skilled in the art of photo editing, of photo repair and photo restoration.

Muqeet
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5 years 10 months ago

Nice list about helpful ressources! Thanks for that! Awesome …. great

Florin
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Florin
5 years 8 months ago

Awesome, I’ve been looking for something like this for a while… Thanks.

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5 years 7 months ago

This really answered my problem, thank you!

Orlando
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5 years 1 month ago

Good job with posting these, very nice!

Max
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4 years 9 months ago

Fantastic listing. Thanks alot for this.

Saran
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4 years 2 months ago

I like to appreciate the design of this website.Good work.The forest background,i like it.

SACKEY
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SACKEY
4 years 2 months ago

tanx for the collections

Joe
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3 years 9 months ago

I like to appreciate the design of this website.Good work.The forest background,i like it. Thank you all blog member.

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