Texture Gallery: Metal, Rust, Industrial

These photos have been created by Smashing Magazine readeres in our Smashing Texture Contest1. What can you do with them? You can use all textures for both private and commercial projects for free, without any restrictions whatsoever. However, you are not allowed to offer these files for download; please respect the interestes of over 300 participants of our contest. Please also consider the license information attached to the .zip-archives you download from our server. When it comes to usage of textures, different photographers may have different opinions and intentions.

Some .zip-archives also contain further images of the same photographer. The file size of .zip-archives is between 1 and 15 Mb (depending on image resolution) which makes over 700 Mb space storage. This is also a reason why we have decided to not offer all textures in one single archive. It is very likely that due to huge amount of data and manual work some links contain errors — please inform us2 about them. And sorry for inconvenience.

Jim Ferguson

This image is of a rusted out tank at an abandoned mill.

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Dominic Taverniti

Weathered ocean buoy with dings and peeling paint

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Nathan Van Driel

100-year old sliding metal door from an apple warehouse.

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Abraham Wallin

I came across the back of this old jeep while walking around Height Street and thought it would make for an interesting shot. You just get the feeling that this jeep has been places and seen things in it’s 20 plus years of life. Looking at this shot you’d think it was taken somewhere in the Sarah desert under 100 degree heat. No an overcast day in San Francisco, CA.

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Ross Chrystall

Macro image of rust devouring parts of disused equipment from an abandoned whaling station at Whangamumu Bay in Northland, New Zealand.

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Jamie Winder

Taken in Bangkok, Thailand with a 7.2MP Sony.
Cybershot. Depicts old oil cans, left in an alley.

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Shannon Putchaven

Chair Base

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Prachya Singhto

Thai noodles spoons

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Lim Sheng Han

The textures packaged are a result of a days work scouring back alleys and slumps of Kuching, Malaysia. All the rust textures are shot in macro mode with my humble canon ixus 75 camera.

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Shannon Palmer

Painted Tin Wall

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Jonas Ersland

A shocking-red container-ship.

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Tricia McCraney

rusted, pitted metal

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Mike Smith

A beat up plow (plough?)

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Orlund Norstrom

close up of a steel brush

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Michael Loughran

Macro of a grungey drain near the East River on the UES of Madhattan

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Jase Smith

orange paint on a boxcar hinge, cracked, repainted, cracked, repainted, etc.

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Matheus Siqueira

A rusted iron pillar.

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Efi Moore

Old cracked rusty door

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Tim O’Connor Jr.

This is a detail of an old barrel of photo processing chemicals that has been left out in the elements. It was taken in Hamilton, New York on the campus of Colgate University.

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Joy Carrick

Scratched metal with a bit of rust.The original is a bit larger with more tiles.

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Ross Anderson

Photo of a gate from inner-city shoot I did looking for urban textures to match a website (which never happened, shame).

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Magnus Bogucki

inspired from a fence and the ocean

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Anne-Marie Adams

Aluminium shavings from a lathe.

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Hagop Ashkarian

A macro shot, of the surface of a rusty and wet iron barrel.

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Jacob Andreas

The ceiling of the Beijing International Airport

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Tiago Hillesheim

Roof of British Museum, in London.

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Rachel Smith Turner

Texture is the vent on the outside of an air conditioner unit.

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Martin Pruvost

Internal panel from an air conditioner.

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Ross Chrystall

Macro image of rust devouring parts of disused equipment from an abandoned whaling station at Whangamumu Bay in Northland, New Zealand.

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Craig Sefton

Cracking

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Scott Blackburn

These rivits were found on an abandon water tank between the towns of Crown King and Bumble Bee Arizona. I love the deep texture and the colors.

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Scott Blackburn

This paint peel is found on an abandon water tank between the towns of Crown King and Bumble Bee Arizona.

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Caroline Blana

These are some textures I photographed off an old bike in my backyard.

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Marcus Neto

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Ross Chrystall

Macro image of rust devouring parts of disused equipment from an abandoned whaling station at Whangamumu Bay in Northland, New Zealand.

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Simon Ristevski

Pipes

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Simon Ristevski

Rusting Stripes

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Alexandru Ene

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Mylène Gaultier

Rust and paint on an old gate.

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Aurélien Leroux

rusty gate

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Birgit Engelhardt

This texture is made from an orange rusty container.

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Manoela Borghi

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Noah Schipani-Trivier

this is a texture I shot walking over the 59th street bridge in NYC. this one was of a girder on the bridge and I think the randomness of the rivets makes it interesting.

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Rima Rykule

part of very old gates into jewish cemetery Kaunas, Lithaunia

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Trushar Shah

EXPERIMENTATION / PLAY BASED ON REFLECTION AND BLURS

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Angelie Baral

Lights above an escalator in Paris

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Anne-Marie Adams

Dali Museum roof

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Dilip Patharachalam

This is a pic of a wire mesh that caught my eye

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Luciana Udroiu

The tv sound output.

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Genia Kodash

Rusty surface of the old car

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Costin Burlacu

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Björn Andresen

The texture shows cut off steel girder parts during the tearing down of the “Palast der Republik” in Berlin

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Amanda Johns

This photo was taken at Soldiers and Sailors Memorial at the University of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
I was shooting photos that day for practice, and for use for other possible projects down the road. This photo is on the side of the buildling,
and is the fan exhaust, also known as a fan shutter. I like this photo because of the downwards perspective, and the pattern it shows.

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Xavier Portebois

cheap IKEA spoons put together

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Christian Danz

The photo/ texture shows an old/ rusted and former painted surface of a down spout on a garage.

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Alina Knox

This texture photo is taken in the bed of the old ford truck. It reminds me of a rusty clouded sky.

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Alina Knox

This texture photo is also taken in the bed of an old ford truck.

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Martin Deffner

i made some shots of a flaky hydrant, i wonder if the round shape of the caps can be used as a texture in patterns or the likewise.

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Simon Ristevski

Rusting decay

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Jenn Rodriguez

Rusty car on the beach at Fort Funson, San Francisco.

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Craig Sefton

Old yella

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Torsten Berger

Basement window

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Samantha Warren

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Charles Lonon

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Carlos Santos

Macro photo of part of a old and rusty railway.

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Alexander Palmo

The inside of my fithly microwave.

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Céline Oberlé

Garage Door.

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Johannes Uessem

Taken at Landschaftpark Nord, Duisburg, Germany.

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Tiago Hillesheim

Train rail, somewhere in London.

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Ana Sofia Santos

My texture of the ladders of the store “Benneton”. i took this photo with my Canon.

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Istvan Vasil

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Jesse Adler

Metal Cobweb. Taken in Germany, in the Rosengarten Park in the City of Darmstadt
Nikon D80 with 18-70mm Nikkor.

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Amanda Bonilla

This texture is from the steering wheel of my car.

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Carsten Klöpperpieper

metal floor plate at Sony Center Berlin, Germany in late evening.

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Dalius Dobravolskas

Metallic pattern found on metal sculpture.

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Jan Quickels

Rusted roof

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Shannon /Sid

Rusted barb wire.

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Jason Langenauer

Photograph of metal swarf, taken outside a metal-working shop on Granville Island, Vancouver, Canada in 2006.

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Stevan Sheets

description: subway wall texture

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Kyle Gillen

The metal mesh which encases the tweeter of an audiophile monitor.

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Giuseppe Scaglione

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This one is going to be big. Smashing Magazine’s readers have created a quite smashing texture gallery:

Footnotes

  1. 1 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/2008/05/27/smashing-texture-contest-results/
  2. 2 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/about/
  3. 3 http://88.198.60.17/images/texture-contest/zip/jim-ferguson1.zip
  4. 4 http://88.198.60.17/images/texture-contest/zip/dominic-taverniti.zip
  5. 5 http://88.198.60.17/images/texture-contest/zip/MetalDoor.zip
  6. 6 http://88.198.60.17/images/texture-contest/zip/haight-jeep.zip
  7. 7 http://88.198.60.17/images/texture-contest/zip/Ross-Chrystall4.zip
  8. 8 http://88.198.60.17/images/texture-contest/zip/jamie_winder_texture3.zip
  9. 9 http://88.198.60.17/images/texture-contest/zip/ChairBase.zip
  10. 10 http://88.198.60.17/images/texture-contest/zip/Prachya-singhto.zip
  11. 11 http://88.198.60.17/images/texture-contest/zip/shenghan.zip
  12. 12 http://88.198.60.17/images/texture-contest/zip/Shannon-Palmer-Textures.zip
  13. 13 http://88.198.60.17/images/texture-contest/zip/Shocking_Ship.zip
  14. 14 http://88.198.60.17/images/texture-contest/zip/Textures_Tricia_McCraney.zip
  15. 15 http://88.198.60.17/images/texture-contest/zip/Fire.zip
  16. 16 http://88.198.60.17/images/texture-contest/zip/steel.zip
  17. 17 http://88.198.60.17/images/texture-contest/zip/Drainage.zip
  18. 18 http://88.198.60.17/images/texture-contest/zip/Jase-Smith.zip
  19. 19 http://88.198.60.17/images/texture-contest/zip/matheus-siqueira.zip
  20. 20 http://88.198.60.17/images/texture-contest/zip/grungybit2.zip
  21. 21 http://88.198.60.17/images/texture-contest/zip/ChemicallyReactive.zip
  22. 22 http://88.198.60.17/images/texture-contest/zip/scratchedmetaljoycarrick.zip
  23. 23 http://88.198.60.17/images/texture-contest/zip/rossA_rust.zip
  24. 24 http://88.198.60.17/images/texture-contest/zip/magnus.bogucki.zip
  25. 25 http://88.198.60.17/images/texture-contest/zip/AnneMarieAdams_TextureImageComp.zip
  26. 26 http://88.198.60.17/images/texture-contest/zip/hagop-ashkarian.zip
  27. 27 http://88.198.60.17/images/texture-contest/zip/jacob-andreas.ceiling.zip
  28. 28 http://88.198.60.17/images/texture-contest/zip/tiago-hillesheim4.zip
  29. 29 http://88.198.60.17/images/texture-contest/zip/rachel-turner-2.zip
  30. 30 http://88.198.60.17/images/texture-contest/zip/martin_pruvost_04.zip
  31. 31 http://88.198.60.17/images/texture-contest/zip/Ross-Chrystall2.zip
  32. 32 http://88.198.60.17/images/texture-contest/zip/cracking.zip
  33. 33 http://88.198.60.17/images/texture-contest/zip/rivits.zip
  34. 34 http://88.198.60.17/images/texture-contest/zip/rivits.zip
  35. 35 http://88.198.60.17/images/texture-contest/zip/blana_caroline.zip
  36. 36 http://88.198.60.17/images/texture-contest/zip/Marcus_Neto.zip
  37. 37 http://88.198.60.17/images/texture-contest/zip/Ross-Chrystall3.zip
  38. 38 http://88.198.60.17/images/texture-contest/zip/simon-ristevski-texture-pipes.zip
  39. 39 http://88.198.60.17/images/texture-contest/zip/simon-ristevski-texture-rusting-stripes.zip
  40. 40 http://88.198.60.17/images/texture-contest/zip/Ene_Alexandru.zip
  41. 41 http://88.198.60.17/images/texture-contest/zip/mygol-rust.zip
  42. 42 http://88.198.60.17/images/texture-contest/zip/aurelien_leroux5.zip
  43. 43 http://88.198.60.17/images/texture-contest/zip/birgitengelhardt-de.zip
  44. 44 http://88.198.60.17/images/texture-contest/zip/manoelaborghi.zip
  45. 45 http://88.198.60.17/images/texture-contest/zip/noah-schipani04.zip
  46. 46 http://88.198.60.17/images/texture-contest/zip/rima-grikun-4.zip
  47. 47 http://88.198.60.17/images/texture-contest/zip/TRUSHARSHAH1.zip
  48. 48 http://88.198.60.17/images/texture-contest/zip/angelie-baral-lights.zip
  49. 49 http://88.198.60.17/images/texture-contest/zip/analiagrucki.zip
  50. 50 http://88.198.60.17/images/texture-contest/zip/dilip-pic2.zip
  51. 51 http://88.198.60.17/images/texture-contest/zip/Luciana_Udroiu.zip
  52. 52 http://88.198.60.17/images/texture-contest/zip/gkodash-rust.zip
  53. 53 http://88.198.60.17/images/texture-contest/zip/led.zip
  54. 54 http://88.198.60.17/images/texture-contest/zip/bjoernandresen5.zip
  55. 55 http://88.198.60.17/images/texture-contest/zip/Amanda-Johns.zip
  56. 56 http://88.198.60.17/images/texture-contest/zip/xavier_portebois.zip
  57. 57 http://88.198.60.17/images/texture-contest/zip/christiandanz.zip
  58. 58 http://88.198.60.17/images/texture-contest/zip/AlinaKnox-2.zip
  59. 59 http://88.198.60.17/images/texture-contest/zip/AlinaKnox-4.zip
  60. 60 http://88.198.60.17/images/texture-contest/zip/martin_deffner_hydrant.zip
  61. 61 http://88.198.60.17/images/texture-contest/zip/simon-ristevski-texture-rusting-decay.zip
  62. 62 http://88.198.60.17/images/texture-contest/zip/jennrodriguez_rust.zip
  63. 63 http://88.198.60.17/images/texture-contest/zip/oldyella.zip
  64. 64 http://88.198.60.17/images/texture-contest/zip/basement_window.zip
  65. 65 http://88.198.60.17/images/texture-contest/zip/Image2.zip
  66. 66 http://88.198.60.17/images/texture-contest/zip/MetalAttack_004.zip
  67. 67 http://88.198.60.17/images/texture-contest/zip/Carlos-Santos4.zip
  68. 68 http://88.198.60.17/images/texture-contest/zip/apalmo_microwave.zip
  69. 69 http://88.198.60.17/images/texture-contest/zip/celine-oberle-yellow.zip
  70. 70 http://88.198.60.17/images/texture-contest/zip/tiago-hillesheim5.zip
  71. 71 http://88.198.60.17/images/texture-contest/zip/ana_santos.zip
  72. 72 http://88.198.60.17/images/texture-contest/zip/istvan-vasil-text1.zip
  73. 73 http://88.198.60.17/images/texture-contest/zip/metal_cobweb_jesse_adler.zip
  74. 74 http://88.198.60.17/images/texture-contest/zip/icy_waterfall_jesse_adler.zip
  75. 75 http://88.198.60.17/images/texture-contest/zip/amanda-bonilla.zip
  76. 76 http://88.198.60.17/images/texture-contest/zip/floorplate_sony_center_berlin.zip
  77. 77 http://88.198.60.17/images/texture-contest/zip/DaliusD-Metallic.zip
  78. 78 http://88.198.60.17/images/texture-contest/zip/jan-quickels02.zip
  79. 79 http://88.198.60.17/images/texture-contest/zip/sid_wire.zip
  80. 80 http://88.198.60.17/images/texture-contest/zip/Jason-Langenauer-Metal-Swarf.zip
  81. 81 http://88.198.60.17/images/texture-contest/zip/subway_02.zip
  82. 82 http://88.198.60.17/images/texture-contest/zip/sm_mesh.zip
  83. 83 http://88.198.60.17/images/texture-contest/zip/Giuseppe-Scaglione-griglia.zip
  84. 84 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/texture-gallery-wood-bark/
  85. 85 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/texture-gallery-stone-walls-brick/
  86. 86 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/texture-gallery-metal-rust-industrial/
  87. 87 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/texture-gallery-nature-flowers-plants/
  88. 88 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/texture-gallery-water-ice-dops-liquids/
  89. 89 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/texture-gallery-sand-earth/
  90. 90 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/texture-gallery-fabric/
  91. 91 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/texture-gallery-paper/
  92. 92 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/texture-gallery-glass/
  93. 93 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/texture-gallery-fire-ashes/
  94. 94 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/texture-gallery-food/
  95. 95 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/texture-gallery-plastic/
  96. 96 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/texture-gallery-miscellaneous/

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  1. 1

    Did you ever get my submission for the contest ? I have it in my sent Items.

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    Dilip Patharachalam

    May 27, 2008 7:31 am

    I was worried whether my submission got through but I just saw my submission :) It was a very good contest. Thanks guys. Do keep coming up with stuff like this in future.

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    Shannon Putchaven
    Chair Base

    is a 404 not found

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  4. 4

    my submission is named “Anne-Marie Adams
    Dali Museum roof”, but im not Anne-Marie Adams!!!!

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  5. 5

    So many great entries.
    Just a note that the link for Joy Carrick goes to the wrong file (download of Teresa Williams)

    Congratulations everyone

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  6. 6

    Some real good textures available here guys. Thanks a lot.
    Hope you guys don’t mind when I credit the background to you?

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  7. 7

    Yeah, so …

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  8. 8

    The link to Scott Blackburn’s water tank pics lead to the rivets .zip above it.

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  9. 9

    That´s a good collection. Posted some free rust metal textures as well a few days ago:

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  10. 10

    The biggest texture collection I’ve ever seen :)

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  11. 11

    Loved this. Beautiful pictures. Thank you so much.

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  12. 12

    Wow what fantastic images… As a semi housebound old painter I really love these photographs Thank you so much

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  13. 13

    ved prakash mittal

    August 28, 2011 6:59 pm

    we want get paint our house, at janak puri, including texture on walls, contact urgently with texture designs, ph. 9868154930

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  14. 14

    Very inspiring. Great work all round ;)

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