The use of texture can be a very powerful technique for web and graphic designers. The possibilities with textures are endless, and they can have a drastic impact on the overall look and style of a design. Equally important, with the right resources it can be very simple to use textures in your own work. This post will serve as a collection of over 80 resources, tutorials and inspiration for designers who want to work with textures.
If you’re interested in creating your own textures, please see the excellent tutorial that Caleb Kimbrough wrote for us, Ultimate Guide for Creating High Quality Textures.
Places to Find Textures:
Fortunately for designers, there are plenty of great resources for free (or in some cases, low cost) textures to use in web and graphic design.
Photoshop Tutorials for Working with Textures:
Now that you have the textures, perhaps you would like to learn more about what you can do with them. Here are some helpful tutorials for creating textures, using them in different ways, and even for creating textured website layouts.
Earlier we linked to some of the best resources for finding textures, but depending on what you are looking for, a blogger may have already put together a great collection that will help you to find the best textures of a certain kind.
Inspiration: Textures in Web Design:
If you’re interested in using textures in your own web design, here you will find some inspiration from other sites that are doing so very effectively.
One of the best ways to use textures for web and graphic design is to take advantage of Photoshop brushes that are available.
Other Web Design Toolboxes: