Hey guys, today I have a brand new set of free grunge overlay textures that I created from various paint and concrete surfaces. In case you are new to overlays, it’s a technique where you blend together images to create a background or a worn and vintage effect on your photos. This is usually done with programs like Adobe Photoshop, where you insert the texture on it’s own layer above and change the layer mode to make the texture blend in. There are plenty of great video tutorials on Youtube on how to add overlays to your images.
Here is an example on how I added one of the overlays as a background to an image of a young woman.
This 100% free pack contains 30 high resolution overlay textures that you can use for both personal and commercial work. The textures can be downloaded from Dropbox via the links below. I hope you find them useful and create something great using them. Or you can download them for future use, enjoy! (more…)
In this post I have collected 20 free religion stock photos from our free gallery. While focusing on the four largest religion groups, Christianity, Islam, Hinduism and Buddhism, there are over 10.000 religions estimated to exist in the world. Scholars have failed to agree on a definition of religion. There are however two general definition systems: the sociological/functional and the phenomenological/philosophical.
The concept of religion has been a part of human culture for the past 5200 years, beginning with the invention of writing. Religion is a cultural system of designated behaviors and practices, morals, worldviews, texts, sanctified places, prophecies, ethics, or organizations, that relates humanity to supernatural, transcendental, or spiritual elements. However, there is no scholarly consensus over what precisely constitutes a religion.
Religious images are in high demand and are used extensively throughout the internet and printed media. We have over a thousand images in our gallery related to religion and faith, which you can check out here.
Temple Buddha Face
Hey guys, this week I have a new set of free icy mineral textures created from crystal rocks. The mineral textures really do look like ice crystals up close, with abstract shapes and plenty of details.
This set includes 12 high resolution images from various minerals found in the east part of Iceland. I have posted a variety of similar textures before which you can see by doing a search for Crystals.
I hope you can find some good use for these textures, and as always, you can download the set via the Dropbox link at the bottom of this post. Or you can pick the ones you like by clicking each preview image to download the high resolution one. Have a great week!
Download Free Icy Mineral Textures
It’s been a while since I last posted some fresh texture freebies. Today I have a collection of free dark gloomy rocks textures made from various rock surfaces. I’ve edited them to make them dark and vintage looking, making them perfect for overlays.
This set contains 13 high resolution images that you can use for both personal and commercial projects. You can use them to make worn effects in your videos, designs and photographs.
You can download set via the Dropbox link below, or pick the ones you like by clicking the samples. I hope you enjoy the free textures.
Download Free Dark Gloomy Rock Textures
February is the month of love, with Valentine’s Day celebrated as the day of lovers throughout the world. Love is something that everybody can relate to. It’s the time for lovers to appreciate each other with flowers, gifts and affection. Many use the opportunity to create their own Valentine’s Day cards, and that’s where free love stock photos come in handy.
In this post I have collected over 30 free images and illustrations of love. If you are a blogger and need images for your Valentine posts, these should fit nicely. But if you don’t find what you need we have thousands of free Valentine photos in our main gallery.
In this post I have collected 25 examples of free industrial stock photos from our gallery. Industrial stock photos are always in high demand as they illustrate production, architecture and workforce. Industrial images are also popular to showcase industrial pollution on the environment, although many industries now focus on eco-friendly production.
Industry is a segment of the economy involving the manufacturing and transportation of products. Since the industrial revolution in the mid-18th century, the standard of living for the general population began to increase consistently for the first time in history. The industrial revolution saw the development and popularization of mechanized means of production as a replacement for hand production. It led to the development of factories for large-scale production with consequent changes in society.
Oil, mining, shipbuilding, steel, chemicals, machinery manufacturing and similar industries are examples of heavy industry. They are very capital-intensive, meaning that they require a lot of machinery and equipment to produce. Often, they are criticized for their environmental impacts.
The images below showcase different industries, work environment and industrial architecture. You are free to download the images and use them without attribution. For more free industrial stock photos please visit our gallery.
Rows of Bulbs
There is something fascinating about fire, the dancing flames and how the shadows interact with the soft light. In this post I have collected 25 free fire stock photos from our gallery that I think are really good and useful. Stock photos of fire are popular with digital artists that use them to add dramatic visuals to their designs.
Photographing fire can be challenging but also a lot of fun. Apart from not burning yourself or your equipment is to not use flash, use manual mode and your widest aperture setting. If you have a tripod you can play around with the shutter speed and ISO settings to create the mood and ambiance you’re after.
If you don’t have the gear or the settings to shoot your own photos, you’ll find plenty of fire images around the internet. We have a pretty big collection of fire, flames and sparks that can be used for all sorts of overlays. You can start by checking out the photos below and also search our free gallery for more images.
Today I have a huge set of free abstract crystal textures from Icelandic quartz. This set includes 30 high resolution images of various minerals and rock crystals found in the east part of the island.
These dirty crystals are full of details, making them interesting to use in all kinds of overlays or as backgrounds. The abstract shapes of the minerals can also help you create some interesting artworks and designs. I have posted a lot of these kind of textures in the past year or two, and you’ll find them if you search the blog for “crystals“.
As this is a large pack of images, over 500 Mb, it will only be available to download via Dropbox. You’ll find the download link below. Enjoy the free textures!
Download Free Abstract Crystal Textures
Download all textures as ZIP from Dropbox.com (518 Mb)
In my part of the world, king winter is upon us with freezing temperatures and a beautiful white blanket of snow. It’s the season where frost and ice can create interesting motives for you to photograph. In this post I have selected 20 free abstract winter stock photos that you can use for your designs or blog posts.
The great thing about frozen water is that it takes on very abstract forms and it’s never exactly the same. Fragile plants become something else entirely and waterfalls freeze, transforming into amazing sculptures of ice. Snow and ice can also form extraordinary natural patterns that make up an interesting photograph.
If you are looking into ice photography, here is a nice article on how to do it, with info on gear and what to look out for. It’s all about exploring and finding the right angle that works and makes the photo interesting.
Frozen Winter Leaf