Essentials

50+ High Resolution Textures, Tutorials and Resources

October 22nd, 2008

Hundreds of thousands of incredible Textures are all over the web. Due to this phenomenally vast amount of textures available, you can now add dirt, rust, floral effect, swirls, mold, oil stains in your artworks and photos to give them an aged, damaged, dreamy or any look you want.

So I’ve been surfing and made a list of sites that offer free textures to download. Here are tons of convenient stock textures that others have freely contributed to the design community!

Important: Licenses of every Texture varies, so be sure to check that information before using them.

Grunge Textures

1. Texture 4

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2. Girly Grunge 11

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3. Texture 3

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4. b l u e o i l s

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5. Urban Decay 2

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6. Texture 13

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7. Green White Rusty

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8. Unwanted Texture

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Artistic Textures

9. Texture

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10. Sirian Textures 1

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11. Textures 119

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12. Oct21lma1i

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13. Floral Texture

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Paper Texture

14. Cards

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15. Grungy Paper Textures

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16. Paper Texture 2

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17. Studio

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18. Photo Card

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19. Burned Texture

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20. 10 Plain and Grunge Paper Textures

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Paint and Color Textures

21. Abstract – Color 3

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22. Abstract – Color 4

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23. Paint Drops

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24. Oil Paint Series 4

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25. Srokes on Canvas

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26. Go Media Watercolor Pack

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Granite, Marble, Glass and Sand Textures

27. Dry Sand

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28. Granite & Marble

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29. Outsd 108

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30. 24 Free High-Res Textures

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31. Broken glass

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Wood Textures

32. Wood Texture

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33. Wooden Floor

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34. My little star

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35. Cork

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36. Pressed Wood

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37. Wood Texture

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38. Plywood Sign

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by Zen

Miscellaneous

39. Guthrie 126

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40. Old Autograph Book

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41. Vines Texture

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42. Glace sur verre

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43. Waterdrops Texture

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44. Texture 8

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45. 30 Free Bokeh Textures

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How to make Textures Tutorials

47. Add Visual Texture 3 Easy Steps

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The use of textures in design are incredibly important in defining a surface. While we can not create actual tactile textures in digital design, we can create the visual illustion of 3D texture. This Tutorial aims to show you an easy way to do just that.

48. Grungy Paper Texture

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Learn how To Make An Awesome Grungy Paper Texture From Scratch

49. The Ultimate Wood Texture Tutorial

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In this tutorial, learn how to create a wood texture and apply some artwork on top of it that has an aged paint feel.

50. Add Texture to Improve Artwork

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In this little Photoshop tutorial you will learn how to design a quick art piece, then add some texture to it, this is to demonstrate the use of texture in artwork

Free Texture Resources

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37 comments for „50+ High Resolution Textures, Tutorials and Resources
  1. Simon on October 22nd, 2008 at 2:25 pm

    Great work!

    • deepak on February 24th, 2010 at 4:27 am

      I see your work. I have good knowlage photoshop so i see your work
      thanks
      deepak

  2. Franz Jeitz |fudgegraphics on October 22nd, 2008 at 2:48 pm

    awesome collection. thanks for including my textures. it’s been dugg and shouted!

  3. vladocar on October 22nd, 2008 at 3:36 pm

    Great collection!

  4. Love CJ on October 22nd, 2008 at 5:59 pm

    I find a mistake.the No.41 and No.43 are same.

  5. NaldzGraphics on October 22nd, 2008 at 8:11 pm

    nice list.im gonna use some if them.thanks!!

    Ronald

  6. Web Site Design Michigan on October 22nd, 2008 at 10:17 pm

    That is one long list. Thanks for sharing the texture freebies list with us.

  7. Noupe on October 22nd, 2008 at 10:24 pm

    @Love CJ- Thanks for pointing that out. It’s fixed now.

    @everyone- I am glad you found this post interesting.

    • deepak on February 24th, 2010 at 4:29 am

      which software create this images

  8. insicdesigns on October 22nd, 2008 at 10:37 pm

    great post. this gives me another of grunge and textures.

  9. Brandon Cox on October 23rd, 2008 at 5:11 am

    Awesome! Love your freebies – keep it up and thanks!

  10. Gforce on October 23rd, 2008 at 5:38 am

    WOW – Freebies really make my day !!!

  11. Rahul on October 23rd, 2008 at 11:46 am

    Oh wow… these are really great. Thanks.

  12. Caleb on October 23rd, 2008 at 2:08 pm

    Hey, all kinds of great resources here, glad I made the list! Thanks.

    Caleb
    http://lostandtaken.com

  13. Torley on October 23rd, 2008 at 8:50 pm

    Thanks for the compilation, Noupe!

    Good to see a number of these are stored on Flickr — which is a great resource for organizing textures you’ve made.

    If anyone wants 600+ FREE textures in a variety of styles, mostly surreal but they’re quite a jovial diversity I’ve created, you’re welcome to help yourself to:

    » http://torley.com/textures

    Cheerio!

  14. FBrushes on October 23rd, 2008 at 9:05 pm

    OMG! these are great! I will surely using them in the future.

  15. ThomasP on October 24th, 2008 at 3:41 am

    Wow, great list. I especially like those old and burned ones.
    I already linked this article on my blog.
    Thx again!

  16. phipphin on October 24th, 2008 at 4:39 am

    Thanks. It’s really useful

  17. zen on October 24th, 2008 at 2:57 pm

    Hey thanks for including my photos for use in textures! Almost all of my photos are free for use as long as it’s not a commercial (for profit) venture.

  18. Thomas | Brush King on October 25th, 2008 at 12:48 am

    Great collection, Thanks

  19. Dainis Graveris on October 25th, 2008 at 3:31 am

    It’s really hard in our days to make complete list with all the best textures, but every new article comes nearer to this goal..:) thanks for the resources!

  20. Khalid86 on October 26th, 2008 at 10:44 am

    you guys are the best =’)

  21. Exdizajn on October 26th, 2008 at 6:51 pm

    Great list! Texture King is my favorite!

  22. Dennis on October 28th, 2008 at 6:57 pm

    Thanks for posting these

  23. joryx on November 4th, 2008 at 2:35 pm

    Excellent!! it’s a great collection!

  24. Danh ba web 2.0 on November 8th, 2008 at 9:04 am

    Great resources. Thanks you very much !

  25. emre on November 11th, 2008 at 4:54 pm

    thanks

  26. engin_dlk on November 14th, 2008 at 6:00 am

    thank you.. Te?ekkürler ;)

  27. Modern Print on December 1st, 2008 at 11:11 am

    Excellent. Keep up the good Work.
    Trevor.

  28. Tony on December 8th, 2008 at 9:19 am

    you guys rock :)

  29. mariano on October 29th, 2009 at 2:44 am

    muy buenes texturas gracias

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  31. Diana on April 8th, 2010 at 7:02 am

    Hey thanks…so cool!!

  32. Alonzo Stangroom on November 5th, 2010 at 8:16 pm

    Why is it that this content jogs my memory of another corresponding one which Someone said somewhere else?

  33. renra_cikatos on January 18th, 2011 at 6:12 am

    wonderful texture.. i love it…

  34. Ozz on February 24th, 2011 at 4:02 am

    Amazing collection ! Thank u very very much !!
    btw i can’t download the Water drop texture at No.43 (sad) it’s one of my fav

  35. Luis Valdespino on August 21st, 2011 at 9:23 pm

    grandioso! gracias!