Every designer could use some high-quality textures for their projects. You can use them as backgrounds, overlays, or just to make your graphics a little more interesting. And they look great in posters, banners, or even as part of a website.

But free, high quality textures can be hard to come by. That’s why we’ve put together this huge collection of texture downloads, free for use by any designer. Some require an email subscription to download, but that’s all.

Altogether there are nearly 300 textures and brushes here, sorted into three categories: nature and materials, abstract, and brushes.

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Nature and Materials

These photorealistic textures draw from nature, as well as man-made materials like brick and plastic. You’ll find woods, stones, paper, and dirt that make great natural backgrounds or overlays.

7 Plywood Textures

Example of 7 Plywood Textures

Crumpled Paper Textures Set

Example of Crumpled Paper Textures Set

5 Stone Wall Textures Vol.2

Example of 5 Stone Wall Textures Vol.2

24 Free Dirt Textures

Example of 24 Free Dirt Textures

Brick Wall Textures Vol.2

Example of Brick Wall Textures Vol.2

Plastic Transparent Textures

Example of Plastic Transparent Textures

Arctic Frost Textures

Example of Arctic Frost Textures

6 Weathered Textures Vol.1

Example of 6 Weathered Textures Vol.1

Vintage Paper Textures Set

Example of Vintage Paper Textures Set

Abstract

Rather than drawing from nature, these textures are more abstract and random. They make great background textures for websites and posters, or pretty overlays for objects. You’ll find noise, splatters, foil, and watercolors mixed in here.

10 Free Textures To Simulate Holographic Foil Print Effects

Example of 10 Free Textures To Simulate Holographic Foil Print Effects

Dust & Noise Overlay Textures

Example of Dust & Noise Overlay Textures

Free Ink Stamp Texturizer Smart PSD for Adobe Photoshop

Example of Free Ink Stamp Texturizer Smart PSD for Adobe Photoshop

6 Watercolor Textures Vol.2

Example of 6 Watercolor Textures Vol.2

Rose Gold Foil Textures

Example of Rose Gold Foil Textures

25 Free Speckle Textures

Example of 25 Free Speckle Textures

Voyager Textures Background Set

Example of Voyager Textures Background Set

Brushes

Last but not least we have textured brushes. These make it super easy to add shading, splatters, or grain to any image; just use the brush to draw it on, and add a little realism to your graphics.

Stipple Shading Brushes for Adobe Photoshop

Example of Stipple Shading Brushes for Adobe Photoshop

10 Free Grain Shader Brushes for Adobe Photoshop

Example of 10 Free Grain Shader Brushes for Adobe Photoshop

10 Free Halftone Texture Brushes for Adobe Photoshop

Example of 10 Free Halftone Texture Brushes for Adobe Photoshop

30 Free Vintage Shading Brushes for Adobe Illustrator

Example of 30 Free Vintage Shading Brushes for Adobe Illustrator

14 Free Subtle Grunge Texture Brushes for Adobe Photoshop

Example of 14 Free Subtle Grunge Texture Brushes for Adobe Photoshop

10 Free Ink Splatter Photoshop Brushes and PNG Textures

Example of 10 Free Ink Splatter Photoshop Brushes and PNG Textures

15 Free Grit & Grain Texture Brushes for Adobe Photoshop

Example of 15 Free Grit & Grain Texture Brushes for Adobe Photoshop

Beautiful High-Resolution Textures

Whether you’re using a brush to carefully draw realistic grain on an image, adding a pretty foil overlay to an object, or downloading a futuristic texture to use as a background, there’s something for every designer here.

Most of these are totally free for use, but make sure to check the licenses before you include any of these in a commercial project. Once you have the go-ahead, go crazy using these gorgeous high-res textures in your web and graphic designs.