Photoshop textures are an awesome resource for designers who want to play around with different looks – especially because you can download thousands of them for free.
But a thousand textures would make for a pretty long blog, so we’ve collected 40 of the coolest free Photoshop texture packs you can use for your next design project.
This compilation includes a mix of different kinds of high quality textures such as watercolor textures, feather textures, textures of rocks, concrete, grungy surfaces and much more. These textures would be a great addition to your toolbox. Enjoy!
Gold Foil Textures
Watercolor Smudge, Vector, Brush & Texture Pack
Watercolor Circle Textures
Card Stock Paper Textures
High Resolution Grungy Photocopy Textures
Free Nail Varnish Brush, Drips and Splatters
Brushed Metal Textures
Sweet Glittery Girly Textures
Old Brick Wall Texture Pack
Aluminum Foil Stock
Tree Bark Texture
Cracked Old Wood Textures
Grungy Cloud Textures
Grungy Cracked Textures
Distressed Halftone Pattern Textures
Peacock Feathers Stock
Coffee Stain Texture
Vintage Paper Pack
Fabric Texture Pack
Colorful Grunge Textures
Cracked Stripe Texture
Cracked Mud Texture
Ice Cubes Texture
Ice and Snow Texture
Wave Texture Pack
Blue Black Stripes Texture
Vintage Wallpaper Textures
Floral Texture Pack
Dancing Lights Texture
Recycled Paper Patterns
How to Use Textures in your Design
Textures are a great way to add depth and a tactile feel to your design. Here are some of the ways you can use them in your designs in Photoshop:
1. Use Textures as Backgrounds in your Design
You can use subtle textures such as recycled paper patterns listed above to add visual interest to your background. These background textures help put focus on foreground elements such as text, logo and buttons when you are designing a website, Instagram post, promotional banner or poster.
Additionally, in place of using the whole texture image, parts of it can be clipped to shapes and blobs for creating interesting collages and background compositions.
2. Create Textured Typography
Textures can be used to easily create a range of text effects in Photoshop. One such example would be clipping the gold foil texture (mentioned at the top of above collection) to text layer for a quick gold text effect.
3. Overlay Over Images
Textures are an asset when it comes to photo manipulation. You can overlay concrete and grungy photocopy textures, both included in this roundup, over an image to produce distressed effect in Photoshop.
Textures can bring life to any design, they are an incredibly useful and versatile design resource. Good thing with these textures is that they are available for free download as JPG files which are a common image format format and are widely supported in graphic design tools and can be used not only in Photoshop but also in Canva and Affinity as well.
More Texture Resources
Design is all about giving yourself options. The more tools you have at your disposal, the more designs you can make. Here are more texture collections for you:
- 100+ Free Fabric Textures
- Free High Quality Gold Textures
- High Quality Paper Texture and Background Packs
- 100+ Metal Textures for Download
- Wood Texture and Pattern Packs
What’s your favorite Photoshop texture? Share it with us in the comments!