Posts Tagged ‘textures’


Photographing textures

July 19, 2010

Ultimate Guide for Creating High Quality Textures by Caleb Kimbrough of Design Mag,  is a useful run down on how to photograph and polish textures.

Caleb Kimbrough briefly covers equipment , key elements to good texture photography and polishing your textures through editing.

Ultimate Guide for Creating High Quality Textures as a tutorial is concisely written, well  illustrated and clearly understood.

My biggest tip is to carry a camera with you everywhere you go.


More texture resources

July 22, 2008

The texture library houses over 800 textures

Amazing textures has many free textures on their site

Texture bin 342 is a great resource of free textures and Travis also kept a blog

Texture archive also has numerous textures but you must be a member and logged in to download textures. When you join  and sign on you get 10000 credits which keeps you busy for quite a while.

Grunge textures releases their material under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 2.5 License and images are high resolution JPG’s (2400 pixels x 1800 pixels minimum)

Texture Warehouse offers free high resolution textures for use under a Creative Commons License (Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 2.0)


Free textures

July 16, 2008

David Leggett of Tutorial 9 has rounded up 99 Free Canvas, Paper, Paint, and Metal Textures

There are free patterns and textures from

CTG Textures is a texture site run by a 3D artist. It is one of those sites on which you will spend hours because there is a forum on the site as well as tutorials.

Texture King also has a large collection of high quality textures is also another site that hosts a large collection of textures which can be used in 3D modeling


Free textures

July 11, 2008

Lost/Taken describes itself as a high quality free texture site and it is. There is some great images to be found there that can be used for any of your projects, both personal and commercial. The textures that caught my eye and downloaded for testing were all 3072px x 2048px. So they are useful freebies.


Free textures

May 14, 2008

Over on Bittbox there is a great Freebie roundup for texture lovers with 12 Places To Download Free Textures