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100 Beautiful Free Textures

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 Link

Wool Texture4
Wool Texture5
Wool Texture6
Wool Texture7
Wool Texture8

2. Leather Textures Link

Leather Texture9
Leather Texture10
Leather Texture11
Leather Texture12
Leather Texture13
Leather Texture14

3. Denim Textures Link

Denim Texture15
Denim Texture16
https://www.smashingmagazine.com/texture-gallery-fabric/17
Denim Texture18

4. Cardboard Textures Link

Cardboard Texture19
Cardboard Texture20
Cardboard Texture21
Cardboard Texture22
Cardboard Texture23
http://www.grungetextures.com/gallery/pic.php?id=255
Cardboard Texture24

5. Paper Textures Link

Paper Texture25
Paper Texture
Paper Texture26
Paper Texture27

6. Wood Textures Link

Wood Texture28
Wood Texture29
Wood Texture30
Wood Texture31
Wood Texture32
Wood Texture33
Wood Texture34
Wood Texture35
Wood Texture36

7. Wall Textures Link

Wall Texture37
Wall Texture
Wall Texture38
Wall Texture39
Wall Texture40
Wall Texture41
Wall Texture
Wall Texture42
Wall Texture
Wall Texture43
Brick Wall Texture44

8. Metallic Textures Link

Metal Texture45
Metal Texture46
Metal Texture47
Metal Texture48
Metal Texture
Metal Texture
Metal Texture
Metal Texture49
Metal50

9. Grunge Textures Link

Grunge Snow51
Grunge Rust52
Grunge Texture
Grunge Rust53
Grunge Texture54
Grunge Texture55
Grunge Texture56

10. Gritty Textures Link

Gritty Textures57
Gritty Texture58
Gritty Texture59
Gritty Texture60
Gritty Texture61
Gritty Texture62

11. Granular Textures Link

Granular Texture63
Granular Texture64
Granular Texture65
Granular Texture66
Granular Texture67

12. Water Textures Link

Water Texture68
Water Texture69
Water Texture70
Water Texture71
Water Texture72

13. Glass Textures Link

Glass Texture73
Glass Texture74
Glass Texture75
Glass Texture76
Glass Texture77
Glass Texture78

14. Grass Textures Link

Grass Texture79
Grass Texture80
Grass Texture81
Grass Texture82

15. Tiled Textures Link

http://www.highresolutiontextures.com/grate-and-grid-texture-pack83
Tile Texture
Tile Texture84
Tile Texture85
Tile Texture86

16. Modern Textures Link

Modern Texture87
Modern Texture88
Modern Texture89
Modern Texture90
Modern Texture91
Modern Texture92

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Footnotes Link

  1. 1 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/2011/10/whys-hows-textures-web-design/
  2. 2 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/2009/01/07/textures-in-modern-web-design/
  3. 3 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/2008/07/09/textures-and-patterns-design-showcase/
  4. 4 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/texture-gallery-fabric/
  5. 5 https://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/
  16. 16 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/texture-gallery-fabric/
  17. 17 https://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://cgtextures.com/texview2.php?id=28990&PHPSESSID=01343d293bc345926d45e064457ceb71
  25. 25 http://www.bittbox.com/freebies/free-high-res-grungy-paper-textures/
  26. 26 http://www.sxc.hu/photo/662598
  27. 27 http://cgtextures.com/texview2.php?id=6802&PHPSESSID=01343d293bc345926d45e064457ceb71
  28. 28 http://www.bittbox.com/freebies/free-texture-tuesday-wood/
  29. 29 http://www.sxc.hu/photo/788768
  30. 30 http://www.bittbox.com/freebies/free-hi-resolution-wood-textures/
  31. 31 http://www.sxc.hu/photo/521970
  32. 32 http://www.highresolutiontextures.com/free-wood-texture-pack
  33. 33 http://www.bittbox.com/freebies/free-texture-tuesday-wood/
  34. 34 http://www.highresolutiontextures.com/industrial-texture-pack-1
  35. 35 http://www.sxc.hu/photo/950889
  36. 36 http://cgtextures.com/texview2.php?id=4896&PHPSESSID=01343d293bc345926d45e064457ceb71
  37. 37 http://www.sxc.hu/photo/857834
  38. 38 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/texture-gallery-stone-walls-brick/
  39. 39 http://www.sxc.hu/photo/450055
  40. 40 http://webdesignledger.com/freebies/ultimate-grunge-pack-40-high-res-textures
  41. 41 http://cgtextures.com/texview2.php?id=25832&PHPSESSID=01343d293bc345926d45e064457ceb71
  42. 42 http://webdesignledger.com/freebies/ultimate-grunge-pack-40-high-res-textures
  43. 43 http://cgtextures.com/texview2.php?id=23544&PHPSESSID=01343d293bc345926d45e064457ceb71
  44. 44 http://www.highresolutiontextures.com/free-brick-wall-texture-pack
  45. 45 http://www.sxc.hu/photo/424649
  46. 46 http://www.sxc.hu/photo/897808
  47. 47 http://www.textureking.com/
  48. 48 http://www.textureking.com/
  49. 49 http://www.sxc.hu/photo/659409
  50. 50 http://free3dstextures.com/texture/sheer_metal/2944889416
  51. 51 http://www.bittbox.com/freebies/free-texture-tuesday-grunge-snow/
  52. 52 http://www.bittbox.com/freebies/free-texture-tuesday-rust/
  53. 53 http://www.bittbox.com/freebies/free-texture-tuesday-rust/
  54. 54 http://cgtextures.com/texview2.php?id=11606&PHPSESSID=01343d293bc345926d45e064457ceb71
  55. 55 http://www.textureking.com/
  56. 56 http://www.bittbox.com/freebies/free-texture-tuesday-inaugural/
  57. 57 http://www.textureking.com/
  58. 58 http://www.textureking.com/
  59. 59 http://cgtextures.com/texview2.php?id=2999&PHPSESSID=01343d293bc345926d45e064457ceb71
  60. 60 http://www.drweb.de/magazin/sand-free-textures-download/
  61. 61 http://urbandirty.com/gallery/photo/2447286502
  62. 62 http://free3dstextures.com/texture/61-365_-_3_1_08__Rusted_Razor_Blade/2303785278
  63. 63 http://www.sxc.hu/photo/384517
  64. 64 http://www.sxc.hu/photo/384511
  65. 65 http://www.sxc.hu/photo/619588
  66. 66 http://www.sxc.hu/photo/791120
  67. 67 http://www.sxc.hu/photo/1002229
  68. 68 http://cgtextures.com/texview2.php?id=8947&PHPSESSID=01343d293bc345926d45e064457ceb71
  69. 69 http://www.highresolutiontextures.com/free-water-texture-pack
  70. 70 http://cgtextures.com/texview2.php?id=8934&PHPSESSID=01343d293bc345926d45e064457ceb71
  71. 71 http://cgtextures.com/texview2.php?id=26733&PHPSESSID=01343d293bc345926d45e064457ceb71
  72. 72 http://cgtextures.com/texview2.php?id=26706&PHPSESSID=01343d293bc345926d45e064457ceb71
  73. 73 http://www.textureking.com/
  74. 74 http://www.textureking.com/
  75. 75 http://cgtextures.com/texview2.php?id=19988&PHPSESSID=01343d293bc345926d45e064457ceb71
  76. 76 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/texture-gallery-glass/
  77. 77 http://cgtextures.com/texview2.php?id=15723&PHPSESSID=01343d293bc345926d45e064457ceb71
  78. 78 http://cgtextures.com/texview2.php?id=17318&PHPSESSID=01343d293bc345926d45e064457ceb71
  79. 79 http://www.sxc.hu/photo/984553
  80. 80 http://www.sxc.hu/photo/971927
  81. 81 http://www.sxc.hu/photo/697969
  82. 82 http://free3dstextures.com/texture/IMG_2165_JPG/450564313
  83. 83 http://www.highresolutiontextures.com/grate-and-grid-texture-pack
  84. 84 http://free3dstextures.com/texture/flutter/3207820467
  85. 85 http://free3dstextures.com/texture/Swirly_Tiles_02/2590014845
  86. 86 http://free3dstextures.com/texture/Los_Feliz_Red_2/143265375
  87. 87 http://free3dstextures.com/texture/PS1_-_Olafur_Eliasson/2544837557
  88. 88 http://free3dstextures.com/texture/Grid_of_Orange_Lights/3037166473
  89. 89 http://free3dstextures.com/texture/Crushed_Blue_Glass/3021205255
  90. 90 http://www.sxc.hu/photo/754024
  91. 91 http://www.sxc.hu/photo/1087252
  92. 92 http://www.sxc.hu/photo/645667

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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.

  1. 1

    Someone zip them all up and host them, you’ll be a hero.

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  2. 4

    nice collection very useful thank you

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  3. 5

    Maik Diepenbroek

    February 6, 2009 5:12 am

    Wow, this is going to be useful ! thanks for this post !

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  4. 6

    Valerie Wininger

    February 6, 2009 5:14 am

    Great resource, as always! Thanks guys!

    0
  5. 7

    Now THAT is useful! You couldn’t have done that 2 days ago; when i was searching for a grass shot!

    0
  6. 8

    Nice Collection Steven…. Thanks for sharing !!

    Useful Collection of some of the Nice Textures for web Design ppls.

    0
  7. 9

    WeSayIT Magazine

    February 6, 2009 5:28 am

    As usually, a great post with a great collection! Congratulations !

    0
  8. 10

    Anwar Bendaoud Andersson

    February 6, 2009 5:44 am

    It would be great if you followed this up with a tutorial showing examples on how to apply these textures to your work (specially web-pages). I usually find texture-packs really cool and i love the grunge feel of a website, but actually getting there is usually tougher than expected.

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  9. 11

    Some fail and look tilted. Also resolution may raise dramatically your document size, you have to implement it wisely.

    0
  10. 12

    … what Anwar said.

    0
  11. 13

    Wow, Right Time, I’m now searching water texture for projects, thanks SM.

    Anyway, Notice that Comment #4 has commentor’s web site link. How it comes? Just wanna know I’m not spammer.

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  12. 14

    Looks like you just pillaged this post on OpenSourceHunter.

    I agree with Anwar, would be cool to see some posts on implementing textures in web site design.

    0
  13. 16

    Vitaly Friedman & Sven Lennartz

    February 6, 2009 6:44 am

    @Anwar and @Harvey: please check the links mentioned in the beginning of the post.

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  14. 17

    One of the greatest collections ever.Thumbs Up SM.

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  15. 18

    Some of these feel like snapshots, but others look very useful. I’m using the 5th wool texture for a brochure right now. Thanks for the great post!

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  16. 19

    mmm delicious!

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  17. 20

    Thanks!

    I added this to my evernote (evernote.com) in case i ever need these for photoshop!

    Thanks again!

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  18. 21

    Very nice! The hairy leg is gross but will make sure to use the rest haha

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  19. 22

    Cool! Thanks!

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  20. 23

    Lovely! I was looking some wood textures for my projects, now – I’ve got more then I’m expected! Thanks :)

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