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Photoshop Textures Tutorials - Learn how to create and use Textures in Photoshop. Largest Photoshop Tutorials Site on the Net. More than 6500 Photoshop Tutorials!!!
3D Cafe Free Stuff Section - Free background textures & Photoshop textures
2 Textured - Free textures for digital artists and designers.
3DElyvisions - downloadable JPG textures for creating virtual realities.
3D Rekonstruktionen - Downloadable textures for roof, brick, floor, glass, sandstone, and others.
3D Valley - The Textures on 3D Valley are unique to this site.
AAA Free Background and Textures - Find over 2000 free textures and backgrounds for your website including Photoshop textures!
Absolute Background Textures - The largest collection of free textures on the net as well as Photoshop textures.
Absolute Cross - Seamless Textures. There are 10 separate "Texture Packs" for you to choose from, each one containing 50 original seamless textures ( Photoshop textures )
Amazing Textures - A beautiful texture library that has hundreds of free textures to download, high-resolution textures, images, backgrounds, wallpapers and texture maps. Check out their massive collection of Tiled Textures or see their users' Top Textures.
(software) Andromeda Techtures Filter - $109 - Not just another texture library - Techtures offers over 500 hand rendered tiles which can be modified using "engines" within the filter and dozens of instant special effects: Smoke, Stars, Explosions, Water Droplets, Lightening, Embossing, and dimensional and environmental texturing.
Animax - 1000 Free textures for download.
Archibase Architectural Portal - Browse Categories and Download Free Quality 3D Textures.
Archive Textures - Over 3500 free quality textures for download.
Arroway Textures - 60 professional multi-layered textures in high resolution. See details for a catalog with preview, demo rendering and further information for each texture. Each map is available in 360 kilopixel resolution for free download.
Backgrounds, Bumps, and Textures Over 4,500 Backgrounds, Bumps, and Photoshop Textures, and still in counting.
Back of Beyond - Back of Beyond's textures are free to download for any commercial or non commercial use. They are approximately 2048x1536 and are optimised jpg's alternatively you can purchase the entire collection on CD/DVD for £15 the images on this version are not optimised jpg's so the quality is a little better.
Ben Cloward's Texture Archive - Ben Cloward loves taking pictures of items that have texture and you can benefit from his site.
Blender Texture CD - A variety of different types of textures for Blender.
Blender Texture Library - A collection of opensource textures by the Blender community that you may use free of charge.
Boogaholler - Photographic Textures - These can be used as 3D model surfaces, backgrounds or to hang on your wall. For seamless textures.
Celestia Motherlode - This page contains textures for Earth's Moon.
CG Arena - You can download free textures from CGArena to use in your projects.
Cinema 4D Textures - A repository of Cinema4D textures.
Clearingpoint.de - Here you will find a wide range of textures. For use e.g. for your 3D program, your desktop or your homepage.
CG Textures - The world's largest free textures site.
David Gurrea - The materials posted on this website were made between 1994 and 1998 and they were David's first jobs as a Texture Artist. You can find different quality textures, and a lot of variations made for specific uses. These textures were made out of painting over paper ( with gouache ) and computer retouch.
Digital Artshop - Our range of Photoshop textures, backgrounds and other resources are available for download from our online store. All of our current textures and backgrounds can also be purchased on two CDs.
Doug Turner - Some of the textures on this site are completely finished and tileable, while others are just a good starting point.
Free 3Ds and Textures - A free online resource for high quality, large resolution textures.
Free Art Textures - Free textures including textures of Metal, Stone, Wood, Textiles ...
Free Textures Dot Org - Download hundreds of free high quality textures .
Got 3D Textures and Models - Got 3D takes thousands of photographs each year for their products. Because of time or quality, most never see the light of day. Got 3D are making these textures available to help everyone.
Grunge Textures - A growing collection of free high resolution quality images ready for you to download including Aircraft Aluminum, Asphalt Textures, Brick Textures, Concrete Textures, Drains, Vents, & Grates, Grafetti & Vandalism Textures, Metal Textures, Mud, Clay & Earth, Old Machinery, Paper & Cardboard Textures, Peeling Paint Textures, Rusted Metal Textures, Spills & Splatter Textures, Stone Textures, Trash & Garbage Textures, Wood Textures, and other Distressed Surfaces.
The Fat Strawberry - This site features seamless tiling textures for web backgrounds, 3D projects, game mods, scrap booking, prettying up your My Space page and countless other uses.
Terrains - Features over 90 ultra high resolution
textures such as grass, rock, sand, dirt, gravel and more!
All available as 2048X2048 high quality jpegs.
Imagecels View thumbnails of over 2,500 royalty free tileable Texture Maps and photo-realistic clip art libraries
After - In the imageafter.com 'texture' directory you can expect free high resolution textures of metals, floors, skin, wood, rock, walls etc. Mostly photographic textures.( texturas, texturen, texture) All textures can be freely downloaded and used in you commercial or personal works. The size of the textures range from 1600x1200 to 2560x1920.
Infinity Textures is a powerful texture designer and generator
Julianne's Background Textures - 50 different swatch overviews. Each overview has 10 different swatches.
Klicker - A collection of free textures.
KTN 3D Textures - Here you will find many different types of textures. Some are your traditional and some are way off from that.
Lugher Texture - Download free and beautiful textures for your 3d projects or image editing projects. Here you can download all types of texture maps that you need to use in your software, such as Cinema 4D, LightWave, Maya, 3D Studio MAX, Rhino, Bryce, Poser, 3D Studio R4, or others.
Marlin Studios - Home of the world's greatest texture maps and 3D model libraries.
Mayang's Free Textures version 10 - Have over 1750 free to download, free to use, high-resolution textures.
Medieval Texture Pack - The crazy bat has put down his melon gun and given up on paypal and decided to release his medieval textures to the world under the creative commons license. That means you can download and use them as you like if you make sure I'm in the credits and you don't resell them as textures.
Mega Tex - High quality textures for free download.
Mutation Abstraction - 2000 Royalty-Free Textures on CD-ROM
MXM Gallery - This site has been created as a meeting point for those who want to share their Maxwell materials with other users. You will find hundreds of wonderful materials to use in your scenes.
Photo Textures - Great photographs that can be used for textures.
Pixel Poke - Free 2D and 3D textures.
Planit 3D - PlanIT3D free 3d models textures sound fx tutorials and architectural resources
Planet Quake - Download these textures for use in real time game modifications and other 3d applications.
Seamless Factory is easy to use texture maker which accurately stitches images into seamless patterns.
Shebob's Texture Factory - Textures of rust, metals, slime, and wood, files are in .PCX and JPG format.
Spectralogue - A great, ad-free, and free downloadable textures site.
Stock Textures - High quality, photorealistic, tileable, and free textures.
Textura - All of these textures were created completely in Photoshop, using PS tools.
Texture Bits - The free texture library.
Texture King - Huge number of free quality textures from Texture King.
The Texture Barn - Royalty-free textures for computer graphics, illustration, game design and everything else.
Texture Forrest - A nice selection of textures.
Texture Library - Collection of all of the textures that are avaiable on the Internet for free
Texture Library 2 - The textures are divided into the following categories and an attempt has been made not to burden any single page with too many images. Be aware that some textures can be interpreted in a number of ways.
Texture Love - Bringing you the feels you’ve been looking for.
Texturemonk - Home of one of the Largest collections of Quality Seamless Realistic textures!
Textures Pedramk - High quality texture maps.
Texture Processor is the unique program for creating various textures.
Texture Warehouse - Free, High Resolution Textures to Designers and 3D Artist. Our images are licensed under a Creative Commons License(Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 2.0). Their textures are updated frequently.
(software) Texture Workshop - (Free to Try, $25 to Buy, Windows) - is a multifunctional toolbox which allows to turn practically any picture into a repeatable tile very quickly and easily. Such tiles are used as backgrounds of webpages, as wallpapers, as textures for 3D objects and for many other purposes.
Textures to the Max - Our flexible materials let you create an amazing variety of great composed materials quickly and easily, put corrosion, dust, or dirty aspects the way you want them using our special tileable masks and materials libraries as template settings.
Texture Vault - A great textures site and it has a great selection of high resolution photo based textures.Textures to serve the entertainment industry.
Texturenwelt - in German, but it looks like a great texture site.
Texture Z - Discover the wonderful colors and textures of the world! Texture Z has quite a few free texture photos for you!
The RealTexture Library - Over 1300 high-resolution photorealistic texture patterns.
Wild Harmony Studio Textures - Here you will find hundreds of free textures and stock photographs. They are free for use for almost any purpose
WWA - huge amount of wood textures for download.
Z7Server Free Textures - On this website you can find more than 1350 texture to download. textures on this site are divided into catalogue.Excelent use is as background, in games graphich, or in 3D programs and so on..
Free Textures : List of Free 3D & 2D Textures for Photoshop & Design - An article from our sister site, All Web Design Resources, with a huge list of free textures sites.
21 Amazing and Free Texture Backgrounds Collections for Designers - Some days I catch myself browsing random things on the net, and sometimes I find things that really grab my attention. Today is one of those days. I found these texture collections on deviantart. These textures are incredibly simple , creative, original and beautiful. Enjoy.
24 Beautiful Wood Textured Website Designs - My friend starts searching “wood texture” keywords on Google and browses some websites galleries for inspiration. In the result of many websites sorted 24 websites for inspiration, which all of that listed here. Many of them use full wood texture images as background to control the uniqueness of whole layout and some designer use wood texture in top header and some of in multiple graphics element. All of them I really like, because all are unique look in all the way.
30 Great Free Paper Backgrounds and Textures - If you would like to add some nice effects to some of these textures, you can read a tutorial I wrote about creating paper folds and creases to paper textures in Photoshop.
36 Cool Free Textures - Internet it's the best resource for everything you might look for. Looking for Photoshop brushes? You got it. Cool pictures? Sure! What about textures? That's also easy!
40 Excellent Photoshop Tutorials for Textures and Backgrounds - Photoshop provides designers with unlimited options for creating unique and attractive backgrounds. One of the most popular approaches is to create some type of textured background, and fortunately there are a number of helpful tutorials to teach you all the tricks you need to know.
99 Free Canvas, Paper, Paint, and Metal Textures - As a designer, it’s not always possible to take the time and generate your own textures for all of your graphics. Thankfully, there are tons of convenient stock textures that others have freely contributed to the design community! We’ve gathered 99 of our favorites in this gigantic list!
350+ Brushes, Textures, and Fonts: Massive Hand Drawn Roundup - You don’t need to have your finger on the pulse of web design trends to know that hand drawn style is hot right now. To achieve this look you have a few options: you can do some sketches and doodles on paper and scan them in, or you can draw them directly in Photoshop. The third option would be to take advantage of the resources found in this article.
Add Stock Textures to Images - Add Stock Textures to Images with a PSD file. In this little Photoshop tutorial we’ll be designing a quick art piece, and then we’ll be adding some texture to it, this is to demonstrate the use of texture in artwork, as you may be able to see in works from people such as GoMedia. Obviously this method will work better with some things and not so well with others, so please try to use it in moderation, if you will.
Creating an Awesome Grass Texture in Photoshop - This is the fourth and final installment of my series on creating textures in Photoshop. If you missed the first three, they were creating: Water Texture, Wood Texture and Stone Texture. This tutorial will combine much of what we learned about in the first three installments, we will also go over some new techniques, and add some finishing touches that pull the whole look together.
Design Inspiration: 5 Websites with Excellent Use of Textures - In case you downloaded a few of my high resolution textures and you don’t know how to implement them in your designs, I would like to present you a small list of hand-picked websites, which all make superb use of various sorts of textures.
Photoshop Tutorial to Make an Old Tile Texture - Learn about Making an Old Tile Texture with Photoshop.
Photoshop Tutorial 8 : Combining Textures - n this next example we’ll see how painting in shades of gray allows you to introduce transparency effects: Darker grays conceal more, lighter grays reveal more of the layer. Or put another way, the closer you move towards black, the greater the masking effect; the closer you move towards white, the more the revealing effect.
Repeating Seamless Background Image Tutorial - A trick often employed on webpages is to use a seamless background that can tile both vertically and horizontally. If your website gets alot of traffic and you don’t like paying for extra bandwidth costs you need to optimize your site for every single kilobyte. This generally translates to NOT using a giant JPG as a background. (unless you’re doing silly myspace layouts) This tutorial will explain how to make seamless backgrounds for your webpages.
Seemless Textures in Photoshop - Using a seemless texture is one of the most popular, and easiest way to create a nice scalable background for use on anything, all it requires is the use of the offset filter and a few different tools, like smudge and/or clone. So open up your copy of Photoshop and lets get learnin!
Textures and Patterns Showcase - In this post we present a showcase of sites using textures and patterns— we want to focus designer’s attention on design options available beyond wood.
Texturing Shadows the Easy Way - Here’s a quick look at one easy way to create realistic shadow effects in your textures.
Ultimate Collection of Free Textures on the Web | Background Patterns | Seamless Tiles | High Resolution - The ultimate collection of background patterns, background tiles and free textures for your website. All high quality. All for graphic designers. You can download them for free and use them in Photoshop to fit your web pages.
Watercolor Roundup: 200+ Beautiful Brushes and Textures - Here are some of the best watercolor brushes and textures that can be found on the web.
Why Bother with Texture - When the audience can relate to your design, which is telling the story of a person, business, product or service, they can have a much deeper connection than with a composition devoid of that experience.
Business Cards: Ideas and Inspiration, Part II
Today we continue looking at business cards that stand out, and here’s hoping you get some inspiration and ideas! After all, you only get one first impression, so your business card should be something that showcases the best of your design abilities. On Wednesday we looked at the use of interesting shapes, 3D business cards, [...]
Business Cards: Ideas and Inspiration, Part I
As a graphic designer, your business card should do more than let people know how to contact you. If you’re interested in truly making a good first impression, the business card has got to stand out. Whether through color, design, die cutting, unique materials, 3D shapes, or actual samples of your work, a stand-out business [...]
Collaborating and Negotiating: Part II
Today, we’re looking at the collaboration side of negotiation and collaboration in graphic design. Because your work is ultimately for the client, at times you as the designer must be willing to compromise to reach a mutually agreeable goal. Here are some tips to help you collaborate with clients. Ways to Collaborate Listen. On page 28 [...]
Collaborating and Negotiating: Part I
It’s there in the design brief: the problem your client wants you to solve. But whether your objective is to create an advertisement, exhibition or public announcement, sometimes you and the client aren’t quite on the same page about what exactly the best design solution is. OC Photographer asked a great question about the collaborating [...]
When Things Go Bad: 5 Tips for Firing Clients
Most graphic designers will be in a similar situation at some point: the client will not pay, the client is never satisfied with your work yet won’t collaborate to fix it, or you simply realize that you and the client are not meshing. Regardless of when and why you need to fire a client, everyone [...]
Tips for Working with Clients: Approaching the Relationship
Whether you’re looking for design classes, design degree programs, internships or first jobs, it’s important to choose an option that will help you learn clear communication, especially when it comes to designer/client relationships. Knowing how to work with clients should always be part of a successful graphic design education. The following tips can help you [...]
Working for Good: Pro Bono Design, Part II
If you’re interested in doing pro bono graphic design work, it’s important to educate yourself about smart ways to do it. Once you’ve got some guidelines, you can approach your pro bono work with creativity; unless your client specifically requests it, you don’t need to limit yourself to a brochure. Consider these ideas for pro [...]
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