Free Black Grunge Wood Textures

It’s been awhile since I posted new textures, but don’t worry because today I have a brand new pack of 12 free black grunge wood textures. The textures are black and gloomy, perfect as backgrounds for Black Friday.

They come from an old fishing boat that has been rotting away for years at the shipyard. The peeled paint and rotten wood add great details to the images which I colored black in Lightroom. I’ve posted many packs of great textures from that same rotting boat in the past. These textures are what I had left, and I didn’t want them to go unused.

I hope you can find good use for them in your designs. They might also look good as overlays, test them out and see what you can come up with. As always, you can download each one by clicking the preview images. I’ve also uploaded a zip file to Dropbox that you can download at the bottom of this post, free of charge. Enjoy the images!

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Free Abstract Backgrounds – 30 Interesting Examples

Abstract background images are a highly useful element in both graphic- and webdesign. You can use them to make your design come alive, add modern style to your images and add an interesting perspective and focus to your artwork. While there is an abundant of free abstract backgrounds to be found online, one can easily spend hours searching for the right one.

As a designer myself, I know how valuable a good background image is. I also know that by collecting images on a regular basis and saving them to my computer I can save a lot of time when I need a specific type of background. Especially around the holiday time when I have customers asking for header images and Facebook covers every other week.

In this post I have collected 30 interesting examples of abstract backgrounds found on, you’re free to download them all for future projects and if you need more, check out our main stock photo gallery for some impressive free images.

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Free Technology Stock Photos – 30 High Tech Examples

Technology and science in photography are indeed a popular subject for both the professional and hobby photographer. The popularity of free technology stock photos is as high as ever with a fantastic range of images including people using digital equipment to closeups of hardware and other high-tech objects.

Computer images and smartphone closeups are some of the most popular ones when it comes to tech photos, but everyday life images of people using tech are also high on the list. It’s the digital age we live in that makes these kind of images sought after and desirable for designers and artists. High-tech abstract background illustrations are also one of the most bought images on the internet today, as they fit well with the current trends.

Here at Stockvault we have thousands of images related to technology, both digital and mechanical. Below I have selected 30 various tech images that might come in handy for your future projects. You can also search our site for a bigger variety to download. Enjoy!

Forest Workplace

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Free Winter Stock Photos – 25 Freezing Examples

Winter is coming! Well, at least here in Iceland it’s getting colder by the day and we’ve already had some snow and freezing temperatures. With that in mind it’s very appropriate to showcase a selection of free winter stock photos, nordic style.

Some of you might not get snow in the winter where you live (you lucky ducks), but here in the north we have pretty long winters with snow and ice. There’s nothing more beautiful than mountainous landscape covered with a white blanket of snow. Especially here in Iceland (see pretty pictures) where millions of tourists visit every year to photograph the winter landscape.

Anyway, I’ve collected some really nice and fun winter images that you can use for your blog posts or projects that require such images. I hope you like them, and if you’re a photographer and want to share your own photos, sign up and upload your photos here. Cheers!

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Free Earthly Stone Textures

Hey guys & girls, today I have a new set of some really nice free earthly stone textures from Iceland. I shot these last summer when driving around the island, looking for something interesting to shoot.

These were pretty dull colored so I decided to play around with some vintage presets in Adobe Lightroom and came up with an earthly tone that looked great. The textures have a lot of details, cracks and dirt that create a really interesting surface. And since I shot these with my 100mm macro lense, the depth of field is very shallow creating a lot of depth with some areas in focus and others blurry.

I hope you like them. Feel free to use these for commercial projects or just have them to your arsenal. Enjoy!

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Free Spooky Stock Photos – 30 Creepy Examples

With only a few days until Halloween I’ve collected a set of 30 free spooky stock photos from our gallery that might come in handy. Haunted houses, abandoned buildings and dark corridors are really creepy and can suit as background for your halloween themed artwork.

You can use them to create horrific graphics, invitations, posters and websites. Or use them as they are if you’re running out of time. Hopefully they can save you some time or give you inspiration for your next design, Helloween related or not. Remember to check out the license info for each stock photo as some of them are for personal use only. Don’t worry, many are free for commercial usage as well.

Happy Halloween!

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Free Golden Rock Textures

Hello guys and girls, today I have a new set of free golden rock textures from my private collection. In case you are wondering, it’s not actual gold. But the yellow color reminded me of gold so I did some post-processing work to isolate the yellow color in the stone and tone down the other colors. I think it’s a pretty nice effect.

The textures come from 3 individual stones. I believe the stone is Jasper as it’s the most common rock here that includes any colors. I’ve posted a lot of textures from Jasper before as it’s a very interesting stone that comes in many different colors and shapes. Most of my recent stone textures are shot at Petra’s Stone & Mineral Collection in Iceland that I had the pleasure to visit this past summer. You can check out their website here.

You’ll be seeing some more stone and rock textures from me in the near future as I have a lot of unpublished ones lined up for this blog. I do hope that you can find some good uses for these textures and I’m sure they will be a great addition to every texture arsenal out there. Until next time, enjoy the free textures!

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Free Grunge Backgrounds – 70 Gritty Examples

With Halloween around the corner I thought it was appropriate to hand pick a selection of free grunge backgrounds from our texture gallery. With over 11.000 textures in our gallery, there is plenty to choose from. Unfortunately I had to limit the blog post to 70 textures, but that’s plenty to get you started.

Grunge backgrounds are usually weathered materials such as wood, metal and concrete that have been subjected to the elements for a long period of time. They are perfect for creating gritty effects to your designs.

There are many uses for images like this. You can use them for your flyers and cards by adding text on top of them, use them as overlays in your photography or as a website background or header.

Corroded Chain Texture

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Free Alien Surface Textures

Today I have a real treat for you. I’ve created a set of high quality free alien surface textures that includes abstract rock surface with vivid green, brown and yellow colors.

The stone is called Jasper and can be found throughout Iceland. It’s colors are magical and create a lot of depth when you are photographing it. It’s not a large stone so I used my 100mm macro lense to get up close and capture all the tiny details and textures.

I’m positive that you can find some amazing uses for these alien textures, as they would suit perfect as backgrounds or a part of a design. I hope you like them and as before you can grab a ZIP file from Dropbox at the bottom of the post. Enjoy!

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