100 Beautiful Free Textures

Advertisement

Use of texture in Web design is extremely common. Part of the reason textures are so useful to designers is the relative ease of the integrating one into a design if a high-quality textured image already exists, not to mention the endless possibilities. Fortunately, plenty of photographers and designers are willing to share their work with the rest of us so that we can use them in a number of different ways.

In this post, we’ll look at 100 different textures in a wide variety of different categories. Of course, each image is linked to the source where it can be downloaded. As with any type of freebie, be sure to read the terms and conditions or stipulations by the owner before using it in your work.

For more on textures see:

1. Wool Textures

Wool Texture4

Wool Texture5

Wool Texture6

Wool Texture7

Wool Texture8

2. Leather Textures

Leather Texture9

Leather Texture10

Leather Texture11

Leather Texture12

Leather Texture13

Leather Texture14

3. Denim Textures

Denim Texture15

Denim Texture16

http://www.smashingmagazine.com/texture-gallery-fabric/17

Denim Texture18

4. Cardboard Textures

Cardboard Texture19

Cardboard Texture20

Cardboard Texture21

Cardboard Texture22

Cardboard Texture23

http://www.grungetextures.com/gallery/pic.php?id=25524

Cardboard Texture25

5. Paper Textures

Paper Texture26

Paper Texture27

Paper Texture28

Paper Texture29

6. Wood Textures

Wood Texture30

Wood Texture31

Wood Texture32

Wood Texture33

Wood Texture34

Wood Texture35

Wood Texture36

Wood Texture37

Wood Texture38

7. Wall Textures

Wall Texture39

Wall Texture40

Wall Texture41

Wall Texture42

Wall Texture43

Wall Texture44

Wall Texture45

Wall Texture46

Wall Texture47

Wall Texture48

Brick Wall Texture49

8. Metallic Textures

Metal Texture50

Metal Texture51

Metal Texture52

Metal Texture53

Metal Texture54

Metal Texture55

Metal Texture56

Metal Texture57

Metal58

9. Grunge Textures

Grunge Snow59

Grunge Rust60

Grunge Texture61

Grunge Rust62

Grunge Texture63

Grunge Texture64

Grunge Texture65

10. Gritty Textures

Gritty Textures66

Gritty Texture67

Gritty Texture68

Gritty Texture69

Gritty Texture70

Gritty Texture71

11. Granular Textures

Granular Texture72

Granular Texture73

Granular Texture74

Granular Texture75

Granular Texture76

12. Water Textures

Water Texture77

Water Texture78

Water Texture79

Water Texture80

Water Texture81

13. Glass Textures

Glass Texture82

Glass Texture83

Glass Texture84

Glass Texture85

Glass Texture86

Glass Texture87

14. Grass Textures

Grass Texture88

Grass Texture89

Grass Texture90

Grass Texture91

15. Tiled Textures

http://www.highresolutiontextures.com/grate-and-grid-texture-pack92

Tile Texture93

Tile Texture94

Tile Texture95

Tile Texture96

16. Modern Textures

Modern Texture97

Modern Texture98

Modern Texture99

Modern Texture100

Modern Texture101

Modern Texture102

(al)

Footnotes

  1. 1 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/2009/01/07/textures-in-modern-web-design/
  2. 2 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/2008/07/09/textures-and-patterns-design-showcase/
  3. 3 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/2008/05/27/smashing-texture-contest-results/
  4. 4 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/texture-gallery-fabric/
  5. 5 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/texture-gallery-fabric/
  6. 6 http://www.sxc.hu/photo/706334
  7. 7 http://free3dstextures.com/texture/sheep/186324256
  8. 8 http://free3dstextures.com/texture/wool_texture/3122730742
  9. 9 http://www.sxc.hu/photo/369358
  10. 10 http://cgtextures.com/texview2.php?id=15488&PHPSESSID=01343d293bc345926d45e064457ceb71
  11. 11 http://www.sxc.hu/photo/497678
  12. 12 http://www.sxc.hu/photo/729632
  13. 13 http://cgtextures.com/texview2.php?id=15526&PHPSESSID=01343d293bc345926d45e064457ceb71
  14. 14 http://free3dstextures.com/texture/Old_cover_book,_leather_texture_2/1330723878
  15. 15 http://www.textureking.com/index.php/category/fabirc/page/2
  16. 16 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/texture-gallery-fabric/
  17. 17 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/texture-gallery-fabric/
  18. 18 http://free3dstextures.com/texture/denim_under_a_magnifying_glass/2983296245
  19. 19 http://sixrevisions.com/freebies/textures/cardboard-textures-and-objects-high-resolution-pack/
  20. 20 http://sixrevisions.com/freebies/textures/cardboard-textures-and-objects-high-resolution-pack/
  21. 21 http://www.bittbox.com/freebies/1172/
  22. 22 http://www.bittbox.com/freebies/1172/
  23. 23 http://cgtextures.com/texview2.php?id=28982&PHPSESSID=01343d293bc345926d45e064457ceb71
  24. 24 http://www.grungetextures.com/gallery/pic.php?id=255
  25. 25 http://cgtextures.com/texview2.php?id=28990&PHPSESSID=01343d293bc345926d45e064457ceb71
  26. 26 http://www.bittbox.com/freebies/free-high-res-grungy-paper-textures/
  27. 27 http://www.grungetextures.com/gallery/pic.php?id=209
  28. 28 http://www.sxc.hu/photo/662598
  29. 29 http://cgtextures.com/texview2.php?id=6802&PHPSESSID=01343d293bc345926d45e064457ceb71
  30. 30 http://www.bittbox.com/freebies/free-texture-tuesday-wood/
  31. 31 http://www.sxc.hu/photo/788768
  32. 32 http://www.bittbox.com/freebies/free-hi-resolution-wood-textures/
  33. 33 http://www.sxc.hu/photo/521970
  34. 34 http://www.highresolutiontextures.com/free-wood-texture-pack
  35. 35 http://www.bittbox.com/freebies/free-texture-tuesday-wood/
  36. 36 http://www.highresolutiontextures.com/industrial-texture-pack-1
  37. 37 http://www.sxc.hu/photo/950889
  38. 38 http://cgtextures.com/texview2.php?id=4896&PHPSESSID=01343d293bc345926d45e064457ceb71
  39. 39 http://www.sxc.hu/photo/857834
  40. 40 http://www.grungetextures.com/gallery/pic.php?id=1427
  41. 41 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/texture-gallery-stone-walls-brick/
  42. 42 http://www.sxc.hu/photo/450055
  43. 43 http://webdesignledger.com/freebies/ultimate-grunge-pack-40-high-res-textures
  44. 44 http://cgtextures.com/texview2.php?id=25832&PHPSESSID=01343d293bc345926d45e064457ceb71
  45. 45 http://www.grungetextures.com/gallery/pic.php?id=1425
  46. 46 http://webdesignledger.com/freebies/ultimate-grunge-pack-40-high-res-textures
  47. 47 http://www.grungetextures.com/gallery/pic.php?id=1323
  48. 48 http://cgtextures.com/texview2.php?id=23544&PHPSESSID=01343d293bc345926d45e064457ceb71
  49. 49 http://www.highresolutiontextures.com/free-brick-wall-texture-pack
  50. 50 http://www.sxc.hu/photo/424649
  51. 51 http://www.sxc.hu/photo/897808
  52. 52 http://www.textureking.com/index.php/category/metals
  53. 53 http://www.textureking.com/index.php/category/metals/page/2
  54. 54 http://www.grungetextures.com/gallery/pic.php?id=1393
  55. 55 http://www.grungetextures.com/gallery/pic.php?id=417
  56. 56 http://www.grungetextures.com/gallery/pic.php?id=1390
  57. 57 http://www.sxc.hu/photo/659409
  58. 58 http://free3dstextures.com/texture/sheer_metal/2944889416
  59. 59 http://www.bittbox.com/freebies/free-texture-tuesday-grunge-snow/
  60. 60 http://www.bittbox.com/freebies/free-texture-tuesday-rust/
  61. 61 http://colorburned.com/2008/10/6-free-premium-textures-from-t.html
  62. 62 http://www.bittbox.com/freebies/free-texture-tuesday-rust/
  63. 63 http://cgtextures.com/texview2.php?id=11606&PHPSESSID=01343d293bc345926d45e064457ceb71
  64. 64 http://www.textureking.com/index.php/category/concrete/page/5
  65. 65 http://www.bittbox.com/freebies/free-texture-tuesday-inaugural/
  66. 66 http://www.textureking.com/index.php/category/dirt
  67. 67 http://www.textureking.com/index.php/category/concrete
  68. 68 http://cgtextures.com/texview2.php?id=2999&PHPSESSID=01343d293bc345926d45e064457ceb71
  69. 69 http://www.drweb.de/magazin/sand-free-textures-download/
  70. 70 http://urbandirty.com/gallery/photo/2447286502
  71. 71 http://free3dstextures.com/texture/61-365_-_3_1_08__Rusted_Razor_Blade/2303785278
  72. 72 http://www.sxc.hu/photo/384517
  73. 73 http://www.sxc.hu/photo/384511
  74. 74 http://www.sxc.hu/photo/619588
  75. 75 http://www.sxc.hu/photo/791120
  76. 76 http://www.sxc.hu/photo/1002229
  77. 77 http://cgtextures.com/texview2.php?id=8947&PHPSESSID=01343d293bc345926d45e064457ceb71
  78. 78 http://www.highresolutiontextures.com/free-water-texture-pack
  79. 79 http://cgtextures.com/texview2.php?id=8934&PHPSESSID=01343d293bc345926d45e064457ceb71
  80. 80 http://cgtextures.com/texview2.php?id=26733&PHPSESSID=01343d293bc345926d45e064457ceb71
  81. 81 http://cgtextures.com/texview2.php?id=26706&PHPSESSID=01343d293bc345926d45e064457ceb71
  82. 82 http://www.textureking.com/index.php/category/glass
  83. 83 http://www.textureking.com/index.php/category/glass
  84. 84 http://cgtextures.com/texview2.php?id=19988&PHPSESSID=01343d293bc345926d45e064457ceb71
  85. 85 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/texture-gallery-glass/
  86. 86 http://cgtextures.com/texview2.php?id=15723&PHPSESSID=01343d293bc345926d45e064457ceb71
  87. 87 http://cgtextures.com/texview2.php?id=17318&PHPSESSID=01343d293bc345926d45e064457ceb71
  88. 88 http://www.sxc.hu/photo/984553
  89. 89 http://www.sxc.hu/photo/971927
  90. 90 http://www.sxc.hu/photo/697969
  91. 91 http://free3dstextures.com/texture/IMG_2165_JPG/450564313
  92. 92 http://www.highresolutiontextures.com/grate-and-grid-texture-pack
  93. 93 http://www.grungetextures.com/gallery/pic.php?id=1121
  94. 94 http://free3dstextures.com/texture/flutter/3207820467
  95. 95 http://free3dstextures.com/texture/Swirly_Tiles_02/2590014845
  96. 96 http://free3dstextures.com/texture/Los_Feliz_Red_2/143265375
  97. 97 http://free3dstextures.com/texture/PS1_-_Olafur_Eliasson/2544837557
  98. 98 http://free3dstextures.com/texture/Grid_of_Orange_Lights/3037166473
  99. 99 http://free3dstextures.com/texture/Crushed_Blue_Glass/3021205255
  100. 100 http://www.sxc.hu/photo/754024
  101. 101 http://www.sxc.hu/photo/1087252
  102. 102 http://www.sxc.hu/photo/645667

↑ Back to top Tweet itShare on Facebook

Steven Snell is a Web designer and blogger. In addition to maintaining his own blog and writing for a number of other top design blogs, he also manages an online shop that offers premium graphic design resources.

Advertisement
  1. 1

    This was really a fascinating subject, I’m very fortunate to be able to find this from google.

    0
  2. 102

    I would like to say thank you for you spending the time to write this subject. Great line up. We will be linking to this on our site. Keep up the great writing.

    0
  3. 203

    There are some great textures in this collection, well done! If you would like to download some weekly, free hi-res texture packs, check out:

    http://www.allur.co

    We also have insanely good freebies for designers, seriously.

    -1
  4. 304

    http://www.textureszone.com
    Here you can find more than 2000 Free high resolution textures, free for personal or commercial projects. No royalty. You can also contribute to the library by submitting your own textures !

    -1
  5. 405

    Thank you for these very nice textures.

    0
  6. 506

    Really great collection – thanks

    0
  7. 607

    Thanks

    0
  8. 708

    I don’t suppose anyone knows the name of the glass (4th one down) It looks very like the glass in my 1930s front door picture glass. I’ve been looking all over for a name or suppler as mine needs repaired. Any help would be very much appreciated.

    2

↑ Back to top