Here’s a list of some of the best places to find and download free textures for your next project.
Living up to its name, High Resolution Textures offers jumbo-sized free textures in a number of categories. There are also tutorials; offering tips on creating and photographing textures yourself.
The Lost and Taken blog features posts targeted on specific types of textures–from vintage wallpaper to tape to book covers and more.
BittBox has been providing free textures for quite a while, so there’s quite a selection to choose from.
CG Textures boasts itself as the world’s larges free texture site. It contains 34 categories of textures, including some unique textures: animals, bones, x-rays and ink.
CG Textures also contains a nice collection of texture tutorials.
If you’re looking for unique textures that won’t be found anywhere else, Mayang’s Free Texture Library is a good place to start. All the textures on the site were either photographed or created by site owners William Smith and Mayang Murni Adnin.
Defcon-x.de has an impressive collection of free wood and wood grain textures scanned at 720 DPI.
TextureVault has an insane number of royalty-free textures in 19 main categories. While larger sizes must be purchased, the medium quality/sized textures are available as free downloads.
Psdtuts+ has released and collected a nice bunch of textures and texture packs for your downloading pleasure.
Other Quality Textures
- 20 High-Resolution Denim Textures (Six Revisions)
- Fabric Texture Pack (Psdtuts+)
- Free High Resolution Wood Textures (Six Revisions)
- 50 Free Fabric Textures (DesignM.ag)
- Free High Res Rough Textures (Six Revisions)