Need to design a new website? In a creative rut? Got a bucket of fantastic brushes to play with? The mind has achieved nirvana and is completely blank? Well, it looks like you need SmashingApps‘ ‘Inspiring web designs where textures are in full action’. Go get some inspiration.
SixRevisions offers 10 high quality free brown paper textures. If you need brown paper, you’ll find it here. That is all.
A free texture pack of 12 high-res images of fabrics is available at the designm.ag. Add it to your collection.
An elegant way to sell your product is to offer a free taste. Designers do pretty much the same thing when they offer freebies. Once tasted, you’re more likely to pay for the products they sell. That’s the theory anyway. The good folks at inspiredology, gomedia and designshard provide you with some excellent textures, wallpapers and vectors. For free.
You just gotta love textures, and Texture Lovers certainly do. They’re reasonably new, but have already archived some beautiful single textures and texture packs. The bonus is that they provide texture inspiration and tutorials. You can also submit your own creations. Nice.
Creating seamless textures in Photoshop can be tricky, so it helps to watch how a craftsman does it. Grab a source image and follow the simple tutorial at Lifehacker to make your own seamless texture.
There’s a great roundup of royalty free stock photos and textures at Blueblots. Make sure you go to the bottom of the site where they list even more resources. This site should keep you busy for a while.