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?

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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65 comments

  1. 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…

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

  3. 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.

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