Although the interfaces around us still look flat, it does not mean that there is no space for some dose of artistry achieved through skillfully applied textures. Of course, overall usage of these high-quality crafty images or pixel-perfect close-up photos has been decreased and the technique slightly fell back into the shadow. But, they did not disappear entirely nor became obsolete whatsoever.
There are still websites that owe their beauty to intricate backgrounds or fully illustrated environments where textures play the first fiddle. Their potential is enormous. When it comes to web design, they are able to give some warmth to the artificial environment, incorporate personality and add charisma. They nicely interact with illustrations, drawings and sketches, to say nothing about the patterns. Intricate typography can also benefit from such cooperation. Besides, with an upsurge of projects with visual storytelling experiences, they have become more sought-after.
Today we have collected a list of fantastic texture packs that are available for various purposes. Use them in your projects and artworks to make them more sophisticated.
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