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65+ Free Textures for Designers: Vibrant, Gritty and Otherwise Great

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Well hello again.

You all know how obsessed I am with freebies by now.

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Nothing like a delicious download that costs nada, am I right or am I right?

Hold up Go Media faithful!

Let’s be honest. There’s a time and a place for everything, so having said that, a couple of things:

1. Use at your own discretion and follow the permissions set by your fellow artists. Give credit where credit is due.

2. If you want high quality textures guaranteed to make you drool, stop here. Go directly to the Arsenal.

Here you can grab texture packs like these (including some by yours truly thank-you-very-much)

Abstract Paint Texture Pack

Abstract Paint Texture Pack

I mean, come on.

Colored Smoke Texture Pack

Colored Smoke Texture Pack

Seriously!

Set 5: Complete Texture Pack

Set 5: Complete Texture Pack

Okay, okay. Enough about me.

Onto the finds!

Colortex_008_by_ISOStockColortex 8 on Deviant Art

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Texture 89 by Sisterslaughter on Deviant Art

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Grungy Square by Mercurycode on Deviant Art

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Golden Rusty Bits by Mercury Code on Deviant Art

blue_grunge_by_mercurycode-d6qavsu

Blue Grunge by Mercurycode on Deviant Art

splatters

Splatters by Kikariz-Stock on Deviant Art

leaf

Leaf Texture by Kikariz-Stock on Deviant Art

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Rust Texture XIX by Mercury Code on Deviant Art

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Rough Pastels 2 (SXC)

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Rope 1 (SXC)

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Texture 64 by Sister Slaughter on Deviant Art

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00741 by Glass Through Skin on Deviant Art

Coffee_Texture_by_Kikariz_Stock

Coffee Texture by Kikariz-Stock on Deviant Art

Wood_Texture_by_Kikariz_Stock

Wood Texture by Kikariz-Stock on Deviant Art

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Wood 3 by Photoshop Stock on Deviant Art

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Glass Texture by Alecca on Deviant Art

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Moss on Stone II by Rockgem on Deviant Art

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Psychedelic Stained Paper Texture (1 of 12) on Lost and Taken

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5 Colored Grunge Textures from our friends at Lost and Taken

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Texture 2 by Dirk Wüstenhagen on Flickr

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Wooden Boards (1 of 5) from Stock Vault

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Color Wall Texture 03 by Limited Vision Stock on Deviant Art

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Old Paint 10 by Limited Vision Stock on Deviant Art

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Cracks 09 by Limited Stock Vision on Deviant Art

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Handstained Paper (1 of 18) on Lost and Taken

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Wallpaper Decay 5 by Jay Hilgert on Flickr

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Rubber 4 by en11 on Deviant Art

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Glass Texture on Texture King

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Concrete Texture on Texture King

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Blue Wave by GreenEyezz on Deviant Art

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Texture by Mat Textureonline on Flickr

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Texture by Mat Textureonline on Flickr

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Rust 6 by Caleb Kimbrough on Zen Textures

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Fabric by Caleb Kimbrough on Zen Textures

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Bokeh (1 of 4) by Shadowhouse Creations

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Watercolor (multiple!) by Lost and Taken

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Scratched Rusty Metal by Caleb Kimbrough on Flickr

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Tears on my window by Aurora Wiendhold on Deviant Art

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Old Paper (Single) by Jay Hilgert on Flickr

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Texture 38 by Omarsuri on Deviant Art

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Texture 33 by Omarsuri on Deviant Art

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Texture 27 by Omarsuri on Deviant Art

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Colored glass by AuroraWienhold on Deviant Art

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Blue Rust on Stock Vault

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Unaciertamirada texture 87 by Luis Mariano González on Flickr

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Cracked Cement on QTextures

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Texture 266 by Sirius-sdz on Deviant Art

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Texture 264 by Sirius-sdz on Deviant Art

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Distressed Wall Texture 6 by Design Instruct

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Gary Texture by The Shutterbug Eye on Flickr

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Old Film from Bitbox

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Paint Splatters from Bitbox

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Peeling Paint (multiple!) on Design Beep

Free Textures - Concrete 008

Concrete 008 by Robert Scott on Flickr

Back Camera

Childcare on Textures of Italy

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Free Metal Texture (Rust) from Texturez

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Rock texture by bstocked on Deviant Art

brick_and_paint_texture_by_super_chicken_stock

Brick and paint texture by super chicken stock on Deviant Art

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Rust by SuziArt on Deviant Art

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Rust Stains by Bea-Voyager on Deviant Art

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Big Water Drops on Metal on Mayang.com

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Green cracks texture by Dirk Wüstenhagen on Flickr

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Texture wt2 by Angela Wolf on Flickr

Texture C 5-8-12

Texture by David Gunter on Flickr

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Texture by Steve ..”Puppy Eyes” hits… on Flickr

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Origami Paper 36 by Alexabexis on Deviant Art

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  • Joshua Hyatt

    Perfect!