Texture Gallery: Miscellaneous

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 the inconvenience.

Pascal Immerzeel
This is a texture experiment for which I photographed the lawn sprinkler in front of our hedge.
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Shannon Putchaven
Clay Pot
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Anees
when we went to a trip in coonoor, karnataka we visited a tea plantation. There tea plants were nurtured in a nursery. The shot is of the walls of the nursery which protects the plants.
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Arita Liu
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Darío Vigil Hernandez
One texture from a reflection I photographed in Madrid, Spain, which is where I am from.
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Priscilla Louzada de Sena
Trash on a street
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Mariella Johns Smith
The palm of a hand.
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Michiel Terpelle
What you see here is an close-up from a soccerball. You can
see by the damaging that it’s a really old one, but that’s what
gives the picture it’s charme.
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Ng Ay Hoon a.k.a Jas
This photo is took in my house. They are jellys in vase.
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Ana Pereira
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Michiel Terpelle
I can remember what this is actually, but I think it is a close-up
of my shoe. My really old shoe, considering the fact that I call
it grungy. It has a nice texture and I think it would look great
on packaging.
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Brian Krieger
Nailpolish
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Antoni Zolciak
hip-flask
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Julie Desmond
Texture from a wedge heel shoe.
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Teresa Williams
Gourds – On our farm in central/north Texas, growing gourds is easy as throwing out a seed. These are a couple of photos I took at harvest time. The inside of the dried gourds had more to offer than the outsides.
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Paran S.
Shiny texture of aluminum foil and some paints (blue mainly).
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Teresa Williams
Going “home” to our family reunion in the hills of Southern Illinois, I found what looks like a mural composed of tiles.
The original is a bit larger with more tiles. I was interested in the picture for the individual textures in the tiles. I don’t know if it’s what yur are looking for but I hope to use it as a texture.
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Radek Blaska
This image of paper texture was taken specially for you competition
and what I love about it is when you look closely you can actually see pattern ctreated by spot color printer.
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Carlo Corbetta
The subject of the photo is the roof of Nervi’s Hall in Vatican City.
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Kathryn Kraft
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Konrad Tarantowicz
Old paint
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Viton Vitanis
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Michelle Weinberg
a beaded bracelet
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Ralph Croly
It’s just the notice board in my studio, although i dont think the material was meant to be used as a noticeboard.
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Sibran Lens
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Falk Meier
Broom/Brush
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Paul Weingartz
Dotty lights
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Paul Weingartz
Light trails
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Seth Yutzy
This pic is basically just a four second exposure (moving) of some lights in my house.
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Carla Storniolo
some ligths of Christmas day.
a moved photo
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Lucia Vega Miranda
This picture was taken during the International Festival of Arts in April, San José Costa Rica. This is part of an installation made with recycling trash. This are caps from glass bottled beers from Costa Rica. This section was part of the spiral made in the ground with all trash that would later be recycled from the Festival.
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David Golden
Black bookleather. Shot for Smashing Magazine Textures Contest on an old Canon Powershot SD400 point-and-shoot.
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Mihaela Stoica
a shiny gift bag
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Greg Watson
dried dust storm
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Stepan Hrouda
My sister studies mode design, this is one of her works.
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Shawn Schmalz
soccer net texture
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Ben de Silva
The inside of a victorian ceramic bathtub, it has been scratched and the top layer is peeling away.
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Apostolos Koutropoulos
This is a detail of a wave psychedelic painting. This is a detail of one of the wave’s peaks
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Ben Ramsey
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Dragos Dinulescu

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Dragos Dinulescu

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Charlotte Claypoole
this is a macro of a Mr. Potato Head Spud Trooper potato masher laser gun. I like the color and shape.
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Tristan Hohne
Found this interesting texture while checking the local furniture shop. Shows a part of the back from a pretty cool chair, including the Zipper.
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Maicon Garcia
The texture is created by multiple exposures, with an analogue camera inside a newstand.
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Txema Galarraga

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David Primortal
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Šimon Trlifaj
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Tony Gines
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Altai Otgonyin
Brightly red whisk.
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Claudio Lione
I found a nice old leather armchair in the cellar of my mother’s house.
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Matthew Schildkret
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Kory Pence
Photographed texture at Alterra Coffee Roasters, Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
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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/pascal_immerzeel.zip
  4. 4 http://88.198.60.17/images/texture-contest/zip/CLAYPOT.zip
  5. 5 http://88.198.60.17/images/texture-contest/zip/anees-ka-01.zip
  6. 6 http://88.198.60.17/images/texture-contest/zip/arita.zip
  7. 7 http://88.198.60.17/images/texture-contest/zip/dario_vigil_texture_reflection.zip
  8. 8 http://88.198.60.17/images/texture-contest/zip/priscillalouzada02.zip
  9. 9 http://88.198.60.17/images/texture-contest/zip/Mariella.zip
  10. 10 http://88.198.60.17/images/texture-contest/zip/Soccerball.zip
  11. 11 http://88.198.60.17/images/texture-contest/zip/jas-3.zip
  12. 12 http://88.198.60.17/images/texture-contest/zip/ana-pereira-azulejo.zip
  13. 13 http://88.198.60.17/images/texture-contest/zip/GrungyOld.zip
  14. 14 http://88.198.60.17/images/texture-contest/zip/Brian-Krieger.zip
  15. 15 http://88.198.60.17/images/texture-contest/zip/antoni_zolciak.zip
  16. 16 http://88.198.60.17/images/texture-contest/zip/Leonardo_Morelli-02.zip
  17. 17 http://88.198.60.17/images/texture-contest/zip/TeresaWilliamsTextureContest.zip
  18. 18 http://88.198.60.17/images/texture-contest/zip/paran-s.zip
  19. 19 http://88.198.60.17/images/texture-contest/zip/TeresaWilliamsTextureContest.zip
  20. 20 http://88.198.60.17/images/texture-contest/zip/Radek-Blaska.zip
  21. 21 http://88.198.60.17/images/texture-contest/zip/Carlo_corbetta_texture.zip
  22. 22 http://88.198.60.17/images/texture-contest/zip/texture_ka_kraft.zip
  23. 23 http://88.198.60.17/images/texture-contest/zip/oldpaint.zip
  24. 24 http://88.198.60.17/images/texture-contest/zip/vitanis-guell2.zip
  25. 25 http://88.198.60.17/images/texture-contest/zip/michelle-weinberg.zip
  26. 26 http://88.198.60.17/images/texture-contest/zip/ralphcroly1.zip
  27. 27 http://88.198.60.17/images/texture-contest/zip/sibran-lens-wood.zip
  28. 28 http://88.198.60.17/images/texture-contest/zip/falk-meier.zip
  29. 29 http://88.198.60.17/images/texture-contest/zip/dotty-lights.zip
  30. 30 http://88.198.60.17/images/texture-contest/zip/light-trails.zip
  31. 31 http://88.198.60.17/images/texture-contest/zip/Seth-Yutzy.zip.zip
  32. 32 http://88.198.60.17/images/texture-contest/zip/carla-superlights.zip
  33. 33 http://88.198.60.17/images/texture-contest/zip/luciavega-textures-2008.zip
  34. 34 http://88.198.60.17/images/texture-contest/zip/blackbookleather.zip
  35. 35 http://88.198.60.17/images/texture-contest/zip/mihaela_stoica.zip
  36. 36 http://88.198.60.17/images/texture-contest/zip/GwatsonDuststorm.zip
  37. 37 http://88.198.60.17/images/texture-contest/zip/Stepan_Hrouda.zip
  38. 38 http://88.198.60.17/images/texture-contest/zip/shawn_s3.zip
  39. 39 http://88.198.60.17/images/texture-contest/zip/Ben-de-Silva.zip
  40. 40 http://88.198.60.17/images/texture-contest/zip/Koutropoulos-3.zip
  41. 41 http://88.198.60.17/images/texture-contest/zip/textureRamsey.zip
  42. 42 http://88.198.60.17/images/texture-contest/zip/Charlotte-Claypoole4.zip
  43. 43 http://88.198.60.17/images/texture-contest/zip/tristan_hohne.zip
  44. 44 http://88.198.60.17/images/texture-contest/zip/maicon_garcia.zip
  45. 45 http://88.198.60.17/images/texture-contest/zip/leather_Txema_G.zip
  46. 46 http://88.198.60.17/images/texture-contest/zip/primortal.zip
  47. 47 http://88.198.60.17/images/texture-contest/zip/SimonTrlifajtexture2.zip
  48. 48 http://88.198.60.17/images/texture-contest/zip/tony-gines-texturecontest.zip
  49. 49 http://88.198.60.17/images/texture-contest/zip/AnnaKamrowska5.zip
  50. 50 http://88.198.60.17/images/texture-contest/zip/Claudio_Lione.zip
  51. 51 http://88.198.60.17/images/texture-contest/zip/1.zip
  52. 52
  53. 53 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/texture-gallery-wood-bark/
  54. 54 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/texture-gallery-stone-walls-brick/
  55. 55 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/texture-gallery-metal-rust-industrial/
  56. 56 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/texture-gallery-nature-flowers-plants/
  57. 57 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/texture-gallery-water-ice-dops-liquids/
  58. 58 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/texture-gallery-sand-earth/
  59. 59 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/texture-gallery-fabric/
  60. 60 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/texture-gallery-paper/
  61. 61 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/texture-gallery-glass/
  62. 62 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/texture-gallery-fire-ashes/
  63. 63 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/texture-gallery-food/
  64. 64 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/texture-gallery-plastic/
  65. 65 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/texture-gallery-miscellaneous/

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  1. 1

    I came across this site – and took a look at the textures and downloaded too. This is great. There’s a lot one can do with a camera I suppose.

  2. 2

    Any reason the Dragos Dinulescu images aren’t available for download?

  3. 3

    The link to download Julie Desmond’s picture is incorrect..

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    school project.

    July 16, 2010 3:10 pm

    Awesome textures. You can use them for almost anything. I was trying to get the feel of a jail cell, please don’t ask me why, and the last picture in this series, Kory Pence, really hit the spot.

    Thank-you

  5. 5

    thanks.
    very nice.
    good luck.

  6. 6

    superb…..
    thank u

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