July 2009

Textures by five year olds.

There’s a certain freedom and innocence when toddlers confront paint and paper. Check out the textures by five year olds at PSDfan. Use your imagination when using these.

157 free textures.

Wow! LoveTextures really do share the love. 157 free textures nicely categorised by genre, tag cloud, color and most popular. Well done.

Crumpled paper textures.

This is the biggest texture pack CircleboxTextures has seen to date: 20 high resolution crumpled paper (and card) textures for personal and commercial use – all for free!

Coffee stains textures.

In this set from SixRevisions, you’ll find 10 high-resolution and large-scale coffee stains texture stock images. They have a very liberal Creative Commons license so that you can use them in any manner you choose, whether it’s personal or commercial.

Free grungy gold seamless textures.

Today’s web treat from WebTreats is a free combo pack of 4 large (1024px x 1024px) grungy gold seamless textures in .jpg format, as well as a corresponding Photoshop tileable pattern (.pat) set.

Vintage textures you must have.

The most important aspects of a good vintage style design is the use of authentic looking textures. The textures at WebDesignBlog consist of 4-5 different images layered together in Photoshop to get the end result. They usually use one fabric texture, two paper textures, and a grunge texture along with the pattern to get the desired effect.

More resources for background patterns and textures.

Pelfusion presents 30 free resources for background patterns and textures. Bookmark it.

Coffee stained paper textures.

DesignShard has these fully stained paper textures, made by soaking them in coffee for a few days. Check out all the fine details on them.

A textures toolbox.

The use of texture can be a very powerful technique for web and graphic designers. The possibilities with textures are endless, and they can have a drastic impact on the overall look and style of a design. Equally important, with the right resources it can be very simple to use textures in your own work. Designm.ag provides a collection of over 80 resources, tutorials and inspiration for designers who want to work with textures.

Red curtain theatre background.

Quite simply, this is a red curtain background in a high resolution. Theatre stage illustration is in a dark red color, made in Photoshop. Background texture with copyspace, two similar versions are available. Go to PsdGraphics.