40 Amazing and Free Texture Sets

Textures are found everywhere around us. Whether it is grunge textures like stone, tree bark, and sand, or textures from some man-made item, like concrete, a brick wall, or a metal grate, textures are simply everywhere. Web and graphic designers often want to incorporate elements of nature and the world around us into their design work, and textures are typically an important aspect of being able to accomplish this.

While textures can be created from scratch in Photoshop, photographs and scanned images often give a more realistic feel. And since textures are everywhere, there is no shortage of subjects. Creating your own textures by photographing or scanning various objects and surfaces is a great way to take your designs to the next level. Even aside from the time requirement, you might want a texture that you simply don’t have access to (for example, you need a desert texture and you live in the middle of a large city).

Fortunately, there are plenty of high-quality textures that are available for designers to use in their own work. In this post we’ll showcase 40 amazing and free grunge texture sets that will collectively provide you with hundreds of textures to use in your own projects. The textures shown here include wood, paper, grunge, concrete, stone, and much more.

Each set includes multiple textures. As always when you are using free resources, be sure to read the terms specified by the creator in order to be sure that you are using it in accordance with the terms.

Grunge Textures:

Wrinkled Grunge Textures

Wrinkled Grunge Textures

Peeling Paint Textures

Peeling Paint Textures

Scratched and Scraped Textures

Scratched and Scraped Textures

Grungy Lamp Post Textures

Grungy Lamp Post Textures

Colorful and Peeling Rust Textures

Colorful and Peeling Rust Textures

Experimental Grunge Textures

Experimental Grunge Textures

Essential Grunge Textures

Essential Grunge Textures

Rusted Scratched Metal Textures

Rusted Scratched Metal Textures

Rusty Metal Textures

Rusty Metal Textures

Grunge Nebulae Textures

Grunge Nebulae Textures

Grunge Stone Textures

Grunge Stone Textures

Paper Textures:

Stained Paper Textures

Stained Paper Textures

Antique Postcard Textures

Antique Postcard Textures

Aged Comic Book Textures

Aged Comic Book Textures

Light and Grungy Paper Textures

Light and Grungy Paper Textures

Old Paper Textures

Old Paper Textures

Tea-Stained Paper Textures

Tea-Stained Paper Textures

Seamless Book Cover Textures

Seamless Book Cover Textures

Brown Paper Textures

Brown Paper Textures

Hand-Stained and Colored Paper Textures

Hand-Stained and Colored Paper Textures

Dirty Paper Textures

Dirty Paper Textures

Plain Brown Paper Textures

Plain Brown Paper Textures

Cardboard Textures

Cardboard Textures

Wood Textures:

Damaged Wood Textures

Damaged Wood Textures

Wood Textures

Wood Textures

Stone Textures:

Stone Textures

Stone Textures

Pebble Textures

Pebble Textures

Brick Textures:

Old Brick Wall Textures

Old Brick Wall Textures

Brick & Tile Textures

Brick and Tile Textures

Brick Textures

Brick Textures

Concrete Textures:

Concrete Textures

Concrete Textures

Rough Concrete Textures

Rough Concrete Textures

Cracked Concrete Textures

Cracked Concrete Textures

Stone and Concrete Textures

Stone and Concrete Textures

Miscellaneous Textures:

Autumn Leaves Textures

Autumn Leaves Textures

Film Burn Textures

Film Burn Textures

Cloud Textures

Cloud Textures

Spray Paint Textures

Spray Paint Textures

Vintage Wallpaper Textures

Vintage Wallpaper Textures

Creased Fabric Textures

Creased Fabric Textures

Steven Snell

Steven Snell is a web designer and blogger at Vandelay Design. He has written for a number of leading design blogs and offers premium graphic resources for designers. See Steven's Google+ profile.

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  1. Slawek May 31, 10:16 am

    I enjoyed watching the textures. They can be very inspiring for designers and make them create their own textures from the things, objects which are around us. I will definitely try to do. An excellent collection.

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