Texture Gallery: Sand, Earth

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.

Diana iLiThYa B.
I took that picture in Big Sur, CA in a beach called “Pfeiffer Beach”. I believe the sand in that beach has some sort of mineral that makes it look purple.
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Yann Cloarec
close up | water + sun + sand + wind ; picture taken in Britanny, France
size : 1024×768
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Samuel Cohen
Photo taken in Stone Harbor, New Jersey, USA.
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Lady Omega
Dead Sea salt ground, Israel
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Matthieu Codron
Ground of Badwater lake, this texture is pretty unique because of the grey/brown rock and the salt. Photo taken in Death Valley National Park, CA
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Rizwan Reza
This texture image was shot at Fakkeh, Iran.
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Frank Boisvert
Photo was taken on a dry lakebed while shooting RC planes.
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Mike Smith
Pretty much what it looks like…dried, cracked, earth.
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Konrad Trojanowski
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Suteu Levente
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Grégory Millasseau
This texture is from a hiking path in Howth, Ireland.
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Martyn Cooling
Taken in a dried up unused quarry in the hottest summer in 20 years.
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Bogdan Günther
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Anna Poczesna
I took these pictures during my holidays in England. It’s beach near Selsey in West Susex.
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Dharmesh R. Nakum
This is a Sea send texture Take by Nikon D70
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Samuel Cohen
Photo taken in Stone Harbor, New Jersey, USA.
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Jorge Gonzalez Secades
Salted Water crystalized
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Scott Blackburn
After the rain falls on the Paria Wilderness, the mud int eh Buckskin Wash softens. As the sun slowly drys out the crust, these curls cover the floor of the slot canyon.
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Marc Molenaar
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Jess Bernstein
Automobile and bird tracks in the sand.
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Maria Dalva Sobral Martins
These flowers were made by my sandals, at the beach.
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Meg Blaney
Waves in the Sand – taken on the beach in Maine at low tide.
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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/Diana_Textures.zip
  4. 4 http://88.198.60.17/images/texture-contest/zip/yann-cloarec-2.zip
  5. 5 http://88.198.60.17/images/texture-contest/zip/SamuelCohen-SandTexture1.zip
  6. 6 http://88.198.60.17/images/texture-contest/zip/ladyomega_eilat.zip
  7. 7 http://88.198.60.17/images/texture-contest/zip/matthieu_codron.zip
  8. 8 http://88.198.60.17/images/texture-contest/zip/sand-texture.zip
  9. 9 http://88.198.60.17/images/texture-contest/zip/Boisvert_Texture.zip
  10. 10 http://88.198.60.17/images/texture-contest/zip/All-Cracked-Up.zip
  11. 11 http://88.198.60.17/images/texture-contest/zip/texture04.zip
  12. 12 http://88.198.60.17/images/texture-contest/zip/Earth.zip
  13. 13 http://88.198.60.17/images/texture-contest/zip/gregory-millasseau-badlands.zip
  14. 14 http://88.198.60.17/images/texture-contest/zip/MARTYN-COOLING.zip
  15. 15 http://88.198.60.17/images/texture-contest/zip/BogdanGuenther.zip
  16. 16 http://88.198.60.17/images/texture-contest/zip/anna-poczesna.zip
  17. 17 http://88.198.60.17/images/texture-contest/zip/Adam-Dexter-texture-IMG_6859.zip
  18. 18 http://88.198.60.17/images/texture-contest/zip/SamuelCohen-SandTexture2.zip
  19. 19
  20. 20 http://88.198.60.17/images/texture-contest/zip/curls.zip
  21. 21 http://88.198.60.17/images/texture-contest/zip/MarcMolenaa.zip
  22. 22 http://88.198.60.17/images/texture-contest/zip/sand.zip
  23. 23 http://88.198.60.17/images/texture-contest/zip/maria-dalva-martins.zip
  24. 24 http://88.198.60.17/images/texture-contest/zip/Meg-Blaney.zip
  25. 25 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/texture-gallery-wood-bark/
  26. 26 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/texture-gallery-stone-walls-brick/
  27. 27 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/texture-gallery-metal-rust-industrial/
  28. 28 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/texture-gallery-nature-flowers-plants/
  29. 29 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/texture-gallery-water-ice-dops-liquids/
  30. 30 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/texture-gallery-sand-earth/
  31. 31 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/texture-gallery-fabric/
  32. 32 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/texture-gallery-paper/
  33. 33 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/texture-gallery-glass/
  34. 34 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/texture-gallery-fire-ashes/
  35. 35 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/texture-gallery-food/
  36. 36 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/texture-gallery-plastic/
  37. 37 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/texture-gallery-miscellaneous/

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    I couldn’t find textures on jewelleries or gold or diamonds.

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