Noupe Editorial Team April 19th, 2009

Outstanding Website Background Guide: 60+ Impressive Resources

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?



High Resolution Textures





Where to Find Free Patterns?



ava7 Patterns

Kaliber Patterns


Brusheezy Patterns

Squidfingers Patterns




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  1. Fantastic!

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


    Jeromy (AKA Hillbilly)

  2. 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…

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

  4. 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.

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


    1. Michael

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

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

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

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

  9. 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.

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

  11. 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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