Tantalizing Textures: Sources for Textures, Tutorials and Inspiration!

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Using textures in your designs is one sure way to give an item a more realistic feel and depth. Using textures, patterns and other grunge-type effects are one of my absolute favorite design methods. I end up being drawn to this type of design over any other.

Below I have gathered some awesome resources for how to use textures, and where to get them as well as a small, but awesome collection of texture inspiration. Don’t forget to check out the “Tantalizing Textures” bucket I have created on dribbble, that I will be constantly updating to collect texture inspiration.

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Texture Resources

Design Instruct - Colored Paper Textures

Design Instruct - Colored Paper Textures

Design InstructDesign Instruct – 20 Colored Paper Textures. This is the latest set of textures provided by Design Instruct. They have many other texture resources in theirĀ freebies section including some awesome wood grain textures (6), cardboard textures (10), leather textures (9) and many, many more!

Vintage Grunge Textures

Vintage Grunge Textures

deviantart5 Vintage Grunge Textures on deviantart. deviantart has a broad range of textures from a vast variety of artists. You can browse the textures available by simply searching broadly for textures or searching within the resources section.

Bittbox Textures

Bittbox Textures

BittboxEvery Tuesday bittbox shares a bundle of free hi-res texures. Some really awesome and useful textures in here, like wrinkled paper, bubbles and fur.

Fabric Textures at PSDtuts

Fabric Textures at PSDtuts

PSDtuts – has a entire category of free textures with some pretty awesome selection of textures. Check out the cardboard textures, grunge and dried leaf textures. If you are a premium member they have even more options for you.

Tombstone Texture

Tombstone Texture

Grunge Textures – an entire website devoted to various categories of grunge textures. My favorite categories? Tombstones, Mud, Clay and Earth and Peeling Paint.

Additional Photoshop Texture Resource Articles

Texture Tutorials

Texture Inspiration

"Get It" on Dribbble

"Get It" on Dribbble

"Felt and Pins" on Dribbble

"Felt and Pins" on Dribbble

"Random Texture" on Dribbble

"Random Texture" on Dribbble

"The Eyes..." on Dribbble

"The Eyes..." on Dribbble

"Big Green Button" on Dribbble

"Big Green Button" on Dribbble

"Wizard-ish"

"Wizard-ish"

Light

Light

"Bloom's Final Touches"

"Bloom's Final Touches"

Fat Collie

Fat Collie

"Molotov Cocktail"

"Molotov Cocktail"

Kaspar Website

Kaspar Website

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