Free Textures, Stock Photos and Design Elements

Free Texture Friday – Old Books

There's a tiny bookstore near me that has an entire room full of late 19th and early 20th century books, each one typically costs less than a dollar or two. I could spend hours in there searching through the old novels discovering naturally worn paper textures. I also...

Free Texture Friday – Muddy Wall

I drove out to a wetlands wildlife reserve near where I live and wandered around in the woods for a while looking for textures. I came across this tall hill that looked like it had been sliced down the middle, with the roots showing from the trees that were on top. I...

Free Texture Friday – Grey Grunge

These textures came from a big manhole cover at the local zoo that had a lot of cool rust and eroded effects. They're subtle enough to incorporate into many of your designs and illustrations....

Free Texture Friday – Gritty Paint on Wood

Today I got a free set of gritty paint textures on old wood. I found some old fishing boats that are slowly rotting away, and I couldn't resist. You can never have too many grungy textures, and these will be excellent for backgrounds and overlays. Enjoy and please...

Free Texture Friday – Cracked Wood

I shot this weeks free textures in two different spots: the ceiling of an old gazebo and a decades old shed I found behind a factory around here. I love the texture that peeling and cracked paint gives to wood, it shows so much wear and character....

Free Texture Friday – Extreme B&W

This weeks textures are some of the dirtiest, most grungy ones I've made in a while. They're a combination of watercolor scans, concrete, and dirty paper textures that were all mixed together in different Photoshop blending layers. These textures will work perfect if...

Free Texture Friday – White Plaster

These plaster textures were shot on the ceiling of an entrance to the local public pool. They're quite subtle and will work perfect for adding just a little big of texture to your work without overdoing it....

Free Texture Friday – Rust 3

These rust textures were taken from the sides of a decades old silo and a '39 Ford that I found rusting in a field around here. I could have spent a long time photographing both of them. I'm really happy with the outcome and I hope you can find some good uses for the...

Free Texture Friday – Tan Concrete

Today we have a set of high-res tan colored concrete textures. They're perfect for adding an urban feel to your designs and illustrations. If you guys have any requests for future texture sets leave me an idea or two in the comments....

Free Texture Friday – B&W Grunge 2

This week I have a highly useful set of black & white grunge textures for you. These are absolutely perfect for giving your designs, illustrations, and art that "vintage" look that is so trendy right now....

Free Texture Friday – Leaves

Today marks the 300th texture we've given away in the Free Texture Friday series, here's to 300 more! I've got a set of highly detailed leave textures for you guys today, hopefully you can find some unique ways to incorporate them into your work....

Free Texture Friday – Stone 3

Today I have a great set of stone textures for you. These were taken from the side of an abandoned century old schoolhouse out in the middle of nowhere. A lot of the stone on the side of the building bear the inscription of children from ages ago, they're more than...

Free Texture Friday – Concrete 3

This set includes five high quality concrete textures for you to employ in your work. These were shot all over the place, including an old skate park and inside an abandoned school. Let me know if you find them useful....

Free Texture Friday – Light Scratches

This week I've got a highly useful set of light grungy/scratchy textures for you guys. These were shot at an old playground around here, inside of a big metal spaceship that has seen better days. I hope you find them useful,...

Free Texture Friday – Grunge Concrete

Concrete textures are some of the most useful resources out there, this set is especially grungy and will help give your designs lots of character. If you have any textures you'd like to see here in the future leave me a comment and I'll try and fill the requests....

Free PSD Resources for Web Designers

Using free PSD resources can help you identify and match a style that you're looking to emulate, or they can help save you time when prototyping a site. They are also great resources to use when learning, and luckily, many top web designers take some time to release...

Free Texture Friday – Fabric 2

Fabric textures are some of the most useful resources out there, it's something we interact with every single day of our lives but may not spend much time thinking about. These textures can help bring a real-world and tangible feel to your designs if used right....

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