Where to find amazing photo backgrounds or textures?

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If You are a graphic or web designer, great texture always becomes handy in your workflow. You can create amazing effects just combining those textures together and playing with them. I just took a look around and thought that I need to make a list of amazing textures, because quality images and textures are never enough. There are many great resources all around the web, I just tried to select those most better known web pages and those with great collection and quality of textures. All of those textures are free, so You can use them freely in your personal or commercial works.

Free texture web sites

1. More than 17GB Huge collection of textures and reference photos for artists.

spectraloge

2. Stylish collection of free textures and photos ( for now 415).

urban-dirty

3. Freebies from Kave Wall stock.

kave-wall

4. Maybe most popular one with the biggest set of textures, at this moment 878 textures:

texture-king

5. Also very good known web-site with great collection:

texture-forrest

6. Design is not very encouraging, but textures are:

free-textures

7. Folks from Designviver.com summarized nice pick of textures too:

design-reviver

8.Texture Warehouse

texture-warehouse

9.Grungetextures

grunge-textures

10. Design is very simple, but sometimes less is more ( more than 10 000 textures!):

image-after

11.Lost and taken thinks so big, I cant even fill all logo in the page:

lost-and

12.Web site with stylish design and textures:

texture-love

13. Fabio Sasso from abduzeedo.com has made some nice collection too from 36 textures:

abduzeedo

14. Great texture web site and even their logo is texture! Original!

cgtextures

15. Textures will be enough there for all Your life!! Maybe not, but for now there is 7292 textures

webground

I just love all those vintage, grunge, rusty textures and so the last ones are hand picked 5 great texture packs which I like the most. Hope You enjoy.

1. 5 nice old scratchy paper textures :

vintage-grunge-texture

2. Even more 6 interesting textures with  some more neat text effects taking action.

hardcore-vintage-grunge

3. Nice  paper textures with clouds in the background:

paper-skies

4. All those 4 texture packs comes from amazing artist Princess-of-Shadows, I really love her work.

5 more great textures.

rust-textures

5. Great selection offers fellows from bittbox:

grungy-paper-texture

6.  31 Grunge Surfaces – nice texture pack created by velvetmoth.com:

That’s all for now my friends. And Yes, maybe You see great textures all around and don’t know how to really use them?

Then I am here for You to tell this one – just create new document, make some nice gradient or fill color effect and then easily open some texture, export on image and just play with opacity, levels, color balance and mainly layer styles. With those styles You can get unbelievably great results! Just try it out – it’s really not that complicated!

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10 Comments Best Comments First
  • super blogger

    Saturday, September 6th, 2008 10:40

    1

    Whoa.. Nice for you to share about it..
    It will help me to find a new texture or background

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  • Dainis Graveris

    Saturday, September 13th, 2008 08:24

    4

    @john thanks :)
    @beets no problem! I will keep my eye on Your site too! :)

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  • john

    Monday, September 8th, 2008 22:51

    3

    What a great site,

    thanks

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  • Dainis Graveris

    Saturday, September 6th, 2008 11:13

    2

    I just wanted to increase my texture collection and decided to share with You fellas too! Thanks for response!

    There are loads of textures here :) Good use of them!

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  • beets

    Saturday, September 13th, 2008 08:14

    5

    Thanks for adding my 31 snapshots to your list ;)

    …i’m really enjoying your site, btw. :)

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  • sriganesh

    Wednesday, December 10th, 2008 20:20

    6

    dude, thanaks alot .you are doing a great job. keep it up,i wish to god that” u dont have any hurdles in your success life” keep going. because like you people like me[a beginner in mutimedia field] can gain more knowledge.
    my personal blog is

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  • Michael

    Sunday, September 12th, 2010 21:41

    10

    Good site for textures is http://www.plaintextures.com

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  • J.Silver

    Sunday, November 22nd, 2009 00:20

    9

    Thanks! That’s really cool. I’ll use it as soon as posible!!!

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  • John Parks

    Monday, August 3rd, 2009 12:25

    8

    Fantastic collection!

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  • Jason

    Tuesday, May 12th, 2009 02:05

    7

    You have put together a list that has been very helpful in me reworking some websites and breathe some life into them. Thanks!

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  • Michael

    Sunday, September 12th, 2010 21:41

    10

    Good site for textures is http://www.plaintextures.com

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  • J.Silver

    Sunday, November 22nd, 2009 00:20

    9

    Thanks! That’s really cool. I’ll use it as soon as posible!!!

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  • John Parks

    Monday, August 3rd, 2009 12:25

    8

    Fantastic collection!

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  • Jason

    Tuesday, May 12th, 2009 02:05

    7

    You have put together a list that has been very helpful in me reworking some websites and breathe some life into them. Thanks!

    0
  • sriganesh

    Wednesday, December 10th, 2008 20:20

    6

    dude, thanaks alot .you are doing a great job. keep it up,i wish to god that” u dont have any hurdles in your success life” keep going. because like you people like me[a beginner in mutimedia field] can gain more knowledge.
    my personal blog is

    0
  • beets

    Saturday, September 13th, 2008 08:14

    5

    Thanks for adding my 31 snapshots to your list ;)

    …i’m really enjoying your site, btw. :)

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  • Dainis Graveris

    Saturday, September 13th, 2008 08:24

    4

    @john thanks :)
    @beets no problem! I will keep my eye on Your site too! :)

    0
  • john

    Monday, September 8th, 2008 22:51

    3

    What a great site,

    thanks

    0
  • Dainis Graveris

    Saturday, September 6th, 2008 11:13

    2

    I just wanted to increase my texture collection and decided to share with You fellas too! Thanks for response!

    There are loads of textures here :) Good use of them!

    0
  • super blogger

    Saturday, September 6th, 2008 10:40

    1

    Whoa.. Nice for you to share about it..
    It will help me to find a new texture or background

    0

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