60+ Free Textures from SXC.hu

Last week I posted a collection of Photoshop brushes for creating your own textured graphics. In addition to using brushes, you can get great results and save considerable amounts of time by taking advantage of textures that are freely available. One excellent resources of textures (and other types of stock images) is Stock.xchng. Below you’ll find more than 60 textures from their site. Each image links to the page on sxc.hu where the image can be downloaded.

Wood Textures

Wood texture

bamboo texture

wood

wood

wood

wood

wood

wood

wood

wood

wood

wood

wood

wood

wood

wood

wood

Grass Textures

grass texture

grass

grass

grass

grass

Sand Textures

sand texture

sand texture

sand texture

Paper Textures

paper texture

paper texture

paper

paper

paper

paper

paper

paper

paper

paper

paper

paper

paper

paper

paper

paper

Canvas Textures

canvas texture

canvas

canvas

Leather Textures

leather

leather

leather

Metal Textures

metal texture

brushed metal

metal

Satin/Silk Textures

satin texture

red satin


silk

Wall Textures

dirty wall texture

wall texture

paint on wall

Other Textures

retro

lamp shade


cardboard

textured surface

ink splatter


ink splatter

pinboard

water texture

gold texture

rust

For more texture resources, see

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Stephen Snell is the owner and editor of Vandelay Design, a popular design blog.
  1. September 29, 2008

    Great collection of textures you got there.
    Thanks!

  2. September 29, 2008

    Nice infos..Thank you

  3. mike
    September 29, 2008

    These are nice, they’ll be helpful with my 3D models and scenes.

  4. September 29, 2008

    Nice textures. I like Satin/Silk textures… 🙂

  5. September 29, 2008

    Wow ! That’s definitely a cool and useful selection 🙂 ! Thanks !

  6. September 29, 2008

    Best list what can i have chance see …

  7. September 29, 2008

    Thanks, Great resource.

  8. Steven Snell
    September 29, 2008

    Thanks for the feedback everyone. I’m glad it’s helpful.

  9. September 29, 2008

    Great resource! Thanks for tanking the time and writing this article.

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  11. September 29, 2008

    Yes, thanks for making this! Inspiration in the morning, ah.

    And if you want some wild ‘n’ wacky FREE textures which I made which fuse the naturalistic with the surreal, feel free to use these: http://torley.com/textures

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  13. Matt
    September 29, 2008

    Great set of textures, however these are almost useless for texture mapping purposes. Generally textures should be in such a way that they can be seamlessly tiled, and therefore having vertical and horizontal continuity.

    Nevertheless, these can still be widely used for other purposes.

    Cheers.

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  15. September 29, 2008

    Great set of textures. gotta love free stock photos!

  16. September 29, 2008

    This is great — I was going to look for some stock images tonight, so you’ve saved me a bit of time. Thanks! 🙂

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  18. September 29, 2008

    Great textures! Have been using SXC.hu and I just love it.

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  21. September 30, 2008

    Bookmarked before you could say, “bookmar…”.

  22. September 30, 2008

    With the new trend of using background images, textures and subtle compositions, the demand for textures is becoming really high and this article saves loads of time that we might otherwise spend looking for good textures. Excellent info.

  23. Edwin
    September 30, 2008

    Nice collection. It would even been better if you had put them all into one zip-file 😉

  24. Steven Snell
    September 30, 2008

    Edwin,
    I believe it is against the terms of usage to put them in a zip file. The terms say that the pictures/images can be used but not redistributed. Putting them in a zip file to give away would qualify as me redistributing them. Linking to them and having visitors download directly from the source does not. Otherwise, you’re right, it would be helpful.

  25. PR
    October 1, 2008

    Excellent post! SXC is such a great resource.

  26. October 1, 2008

    Thanks! Can’t wait to use these on my next project. Good to see other textures than just wood.

  27. October 1, 2008

    Some free textures here : http://www.leldoradodestextures.com

  28. October 1, 2008

    great! thank you!

  29. October 1, 2008

    Great collection, bookmarked your post.
    Thanks a lot

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  37. October 2, 2008

    Great Collection. I Love using sxc, but it is even better to have one spot to get these textures rather than searching. Thanks for your work.

  38. October 3, 2008

    Nice collection, thanks 🙂

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  40. October 5, 2008

    Great textures.
    I have bookmarked this page, and will definately be using some with my photoshop projects.
    Thanks for sharing.

  41. October 7, 2008

    Great texture really nice will be proud to link to this post from my website http://www.designers-revolution.com

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  43. October 7, 2008

    Thanks for these.

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  48. This is an amazing collection. Thank you very much. I’ve already got homes in mind for two of them. Thanks again.

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  50. October 9, 2008

    I’ve already got homes in mind for one of them. Thanks again.

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  59. October 26, 2008

    Very nice collection.

    Thanks for putting up hand picked stuff! 🙂

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  65. November 19, 2008

    Thanks for the Textures!

  66. November 22, 2008

    wow this looks very nice.. nice collections and nice pictures.. I love them 🙂

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  75. January 7, 2009

    This textures came in at the right time! I already use one for a new project.

    Thank you for taking the time to put this nice collection togehter.

  76. January 17, 2009

    Appreciate the time you spent to find these textures in sxc.hu. Thanks!

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  78. January 27, 2009

    The best texture collection I ever seen..

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  82. February 18, 2009

    Goods Textures.

    thaks 🙂

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  86. Great web site. Thank for your visit!

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  88. April 30, 2009

    wow this is an excellent collection 🙂

  89. May 6, 2009

    These paper textures are really useful

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  92. May 29, 2009

    great textures thanks alot =-)!

  93. Maja
    June 4, 2009

    Love the collection, but the 9th texture under paper links to the brown paper bag below it. 🙁

    But otherwise AWESOME! 😀

  94. June 21, 2009

    I love all these great texture.

  95. June 26, 2009

    awesome post! Thanks so much

  96. jomdej
    July 3, 2009

    Thanks so much

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  98. July 17, 2009

    Thanks for these – you’ve just saved me days of travelling to shoot them myself!

  99. July 17, 2009

    Love the different terrain textures. They look awsome.

  100. I love most of these textures.

  101. August 7, 2009

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  102. August 15, 2009

    The best texture collection I ever seen..

  103. August 15, 2009

    You have a very wonderful and extra quality collection, it shows that your design skill is on the highest level. Thank you, I’ll suggest your site to my friends. I recommend you to visit http://www.getfreeimage.com where you can find many free quality textures, 3D icons and so on.

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  105. August 27, 2009

    hey…
    good one 🙂
    i liked it..

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  110. arun
    November 19, 2009

    Wondreful …. No words for thanks.

  111. December 1, 2009

    Agendé este sitio en Favoritos de mi explorador.

    Muy bueno el aporte!!!!

  112. January 11, 2010

    Sxc.hu is a very useful site if only for research, great set of textures by the way, thanks. G

  113. January 18, 2010

    Thanks, I like the grass textures very much. Appreciate your work.

  114. January 25, 2010

    WoW 🙂 some awesome collection of textures. Thanks for sharing this nice post.

  115. January 30, 2010

    Hi amazing pack THX Steven! You can also find here free textures http://www.texturepalace.com/.

  116. February 12, 2010

    These are great – saves me searching myself – always nice 🙂

  117. March 26, 2010

    Thanks for this huge great collection. But I tried to download one of them, click on the image and found nothing. Would you please check the links.

    Thank you again.

  118. July 6, 2010

    thanks for sharing! useful for my upcoming web projects at http://www.icgraphics.net 😉

  119. Cavalera
    July 20, 2010

    Wow. really cool pics. I love such backgrounds. The colors are amazing… Sometimes i find good pics on http://www.photl.com

  120. PhotoshopMan
    July 27, 2010

    Thanks for the textures! I’ve been using http://www.texturemate.com lately!

  121. July 29, 2010

    Wow great collection, thank you!

  122. August 5, 2010

    Nice List! That first metal texture is great!

  123. August 5, 2010

    Great list – again thanks for sharing! That first metal texture is phenomenal!

  124. August 15, 2010

    I tried to download one of them, click on the image and found nothing. Would you please check the links.

  125. polora
    September 2, 2010

    Oh man i missed it, Can’t download all of’em anymore. Dang it!

  126. masaryo
    September 30, 2010

    awsomeee thanks!

  127. November 25, 2010

    Other site: http://www.gfxplace.com/ – Free Graphics for your commercial games and projects!.

    You can fin: Textures, sprites, animations, gamepacks, tiles, backgrounds…

  128. jod
    December 22, 2010

    thanks

  129. Really good collection here, well done on putting in the effort for this, I can see this saving me some good time with my next project.

    Cheers mate!

  130. Steve
    February 16, 2011

    Did you know that some main SXC contribs started their new site?
    It’s called http://rgbstock.com

  131. February 28, 2011

    Those backgrounds are very good. I have a timber related site I may need to use on eof the wooden backgrounds for. Thanks for putting this stuff out.
    Cheers mate
    Perth Australia

  132. Youssef Tarkhan
    March 1, 2011

    Thx Im a Graphic Designer and this awsome collection really helped me reallly really thx

  133. March 30, 2011

    Amazing indeed Thanks a lot! it has everything one needs.

  134. April 4, 2011

    Amazing post!
    I chose 10 Textures from your lists. They looks quite nice & useful.
    Thank for sharing.

    Nguyen

  135. May 16, 2011

    Those backgrounds are very good. I have a timber related site I may need to use on eof the wooden backgrounds for. Thanks for putting this stuff out.

  136. May 24, 2011

    That is an awesome collection of backgrounds!

  137. June 12, 2011

    Amazing post!
    I chose 10 Textures from your lists. They looks quite nice & useful.
    Thank for sharing.

    Nguyen

  138. June 14, 2011

    I have a timber related site I may need to use on eof the wooden backgrounds for. Thanks

  139. July 22, 2011

    aha this one i have been looking,great one for my texture web design

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