Texture Gallery: Paper

These photos have been created by Smashing Magazine readers in our Smashing Texture Contest. 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 interests 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 us about them. And sorry for inconvenience.

Paul Mosig
Part of Racket’s process is to continually collect objects and detritus from this nation’s op-shops & tip shops. We find the nature and texture of discarded objects continually inspiring. The paper in this shot comes from an abandoned paper factory in Newcastle Australia, the scene of an impromptu art installation & exhibition.
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Zilda Borges
Collage of torn paper.
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Paul McManus
Hi-res scans of a newspaper
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Tim O’Connor Jr.
This is from a vacant store front window on Southport avenue in Chicago. Moisture got in between the paper and the glass causing the brown surface of the paper to run.
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Tim Büchler
Chinese wall (not the great one), with a kind of information letters.
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Marcin Krawczyk
Cut from photo of coloured cards.
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Matheus Siqueira
A stepped and wasted newspaper on the dirty ground.
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Jayhan
A texture of collage of magazine typography that were randonly placed.
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Ron Almog
Israeli bill of 20 NIS.
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Michal Ochman
curtain texture
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Sarah Huerta
Most of the textures were pictures that I took at an art supply store. The handmade paper’s patterns were a great touch that I wanted to integrate into my designs. I also took pictures of quinceñera dresses that had some amazing detail & rouching that would serve as a great detail in a background.
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David Rhoden
the texture is a well-used piece of Saral, which is sort of like carbon paper.
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Jayhan
A texture of a crumple paper.
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Sarah E Swoverland
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Matt Alarie
Texture created from image of lamp shade.
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Lucia Vega Miranda
This picture was taken from a cow in the cow parade festival Costa Rica. Bunch of paper graphics glued all together on the cow.
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Xavier Portebois
an IKEA lamp, some kind of subdued light-wall
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Brendan Falkowski
Wallpaper in an abandoned house at Smith’s Lake, NSW, Australia.
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This one is going to be big. Smashing Magazine’s readers have created a quite smashing texture gallery:

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    Trevor Bounford

    May 28, 2008 5:16 am

    I am trying to contact photographer Ron Almog. Can you help please?

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    Sarah Swoverland

    May 31, 2008 1:30 pm

    someone else’s zip file attached to my photo in ‘paper’

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    Whoaa. . wow, great ones. thanks.

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    This is really cool, thanks!

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    diseño paginas web

    March 5, 2010 9:42 am

    exelente diseño de papeles

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