August 2009

Forever blowing bubbles.

BittBox has bubble fever and shares a batch of bubble textures for your enjoyment. He originally wanted to take his camera under water to shoot some bubbles, but it turns out that a plastic baggy is not a very good water proof enclosure.

Assorted high-res textures.

These (non-tiling) textures from DarkNews are free to use for both commercial and non-commercial purposes. Most are around 3000×2300 give or take some pixels. Some may have been cropped. There’s a fantastic assortment, just keep scrolling.

Brush and texture love.

StyleTime has some Twitter friends who have developed Photoshop brushes and textures for free download. He shares the love and includes their twitter links for you to follow.

Extreme grunge texture collections.

There are thousands of  textures that you can choose from with the links that you’ll find at BestDesignOptions. Most of these textures are licensed under Creative Commons and are therefore free to use for noncommercial purposes.

Texture Thursday: Misc 2

This week’s Texture Thursday  from PSDfan offers 4 super high-res misc textures, free to use in your own designs.

July 2009

Textures for creating subtle grunge designs.

Grunge appears to be steaming ahead at full speed, and lots of people are posting textures to achieve the effect. This set of 30 textures from WebDesignLedger will help you produce a subtle grunge effect in your artwork, whether it’s fro print or web.

Large smoky blue seamless textures.

Today’s web treat is a free combo pack of 4 large (1024px * 1024px) abstract smoky blue seamless textures in .jpg format as well as a corresponding Photoshop tileable pattern (.pat) set. Download the Free Seamless Abstract Smoky Blue Photoshop Pattern Set & JPGs Textures from WebTreats.

Colorful Fabric Collection.

The newest feature of Flickr is the search option where you can limit your search for images that can be used for commercial purposes.  BestDesignOptions are showcasing the most colorful set of fabric textures that can be found in Flickr Creative Commons. This means, you can use these images in personal non-commercial work, with or without attribution, depending on the specific license given by their respective authors. So please double check the license terms before using any of these textures.

Running water and bubbles textures.

The header says it all. TextureLovers provides us with running water and bubbles textures free to download. I particularly like the bubbles.

Free skin textures.

Someone commented to BittBox last week that there are too many grunge textures out there. So, they have some pretty cool non-grungy texture packs coming our way, including this set of skin textures. Non-grungy indeed.