40 Awesome and Free Textures to Download

by Steven Snell

August 21, 2013 in Freebies Resources

Textures can be some of the most valuable resources in a graphic designer’s arsenal. They can be used to create backgrounds, to add subtle textures to elements within a design, and even to rough up text and give it a grungy, dirty effect.

One of the great things about textures is that no two items are ever quite alike. Although there are thousands of textures out there that are available for purchase or free download, there is always room for other quality textures.

If you’re the type of designer that creates your own textures, from photos or scans, there are always other unique textures available from other designers and photographers that can serve as a complement to the ones you’ve created for yourself. And if you don’t create your own textures, you’re sure to love finding quality sources of textures that you can use.

Here we’ll showcase 40 different texture sets that are not only high quality, but they are also free to download.

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Free Vintage Seamless Textures

Free Vintage Seamless Textures

Hand Stained & Colored Paper Textures

Hand Stained & Colored Paper Textures

Vintage & Stained Paper Textures

Vintage & Stained Paper Textures

Noise Texture Overlays

Noise Texture Overlays

Watercolor Stained Paper Textures

Watercolor Stained Paper Textures

Brown Paper Textures

Brown Paper Textures

High Contrast Black & White Textures

High Contrast Black & White Textures

Paper Texture

Paper Texture

Cracked Pavement Textures

Cracked Pavement Textures

Concrete Textures

Concrete Textures

Dirty Paper Textures

Dirty Paper Textures

Stone Wall Textures

Stone Wall Textures

Damaged Wood Textures

Damaged Wood Textures

Free Stone Textures

Free Stone Textures

Microscopic Grit Textures

Microscopic Grit Textures

Grunge Textures

Grunge Textures

Remixed Chalk Pastels

Remixed Chalk Pastels

Farm Tractor Textures

Farm Tractor Textures

Deconstructed Vintage Book Textures

Deconstructed Vintage Book Textures

Essential Grunge Textures

Essential Grunge Textures

Watercolor Stained Paper Textures

Watercolor Stained Paper Textures

Psychedelic Stained Paper Textures

Psychedelic Stained Paper Textures

Subtle Grunge Pattern Textures

Subtle Grunge Pattern Textures

Tea Stained Paper Textures

Tea Stained Paper Textures

Experimental Dirty Textures

Experimental Dirty Textures

Scratched and Scraped Textures

Scratched and Scraped Textures

Aged Dartboard Textures

Aged Dartboard Textures

Duotone Grunge Textures

Duotone Grunge Textures

Fire Textures

Fire Textures

Autumn Leaves Textures

Autumn Leaves Textures

Distressed Wall Textures

Distressed Wall Textures

Concrete Wall Textures

Concrete Wall Textures

Marble Textures

Marble Textures

Fabric Textures

Fabric Textures

Metal Textures

Metal Textures

Colored Background Textures

Colored Background Textures

Plastic Wrap Textures

Plastic Wrap Textures

Cracked Paint Textures

Cracked Paint Textures

Concrete, Clay, and Slate Textures

Concrete, Clay, and Slate Textures

Slate Textures

Slate Textures

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Stephen Snell is the owner and editor of Vandelay Design.Connect with Stephen on google+

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