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.