Free Textures and Background Images

You probably know how it is difficult to search images on the Web. Our goal was to collect the best resources of free high quality textures and background images.  And it is always best to look for cheapest web hosting for your website and at the same time reliable, so you won’t worry too much about the cost and the uptime of your site.

WordPress Themes provides an excellent collection of Free WordPress Themes that is updated regularly.

CGTextures strives to be the worlds best texture site. It is very hard to create textures without good photo materials. Making textures should be about creativity, not about spending hours looking for the right image on the Internet. By supplying good quality textures in an organized manner, your everyday work will be easier and more enjoyable.

gallerie1 offers free textures: floor, wood, stone, metal, tile, sky, fire, water, ice, and more.

TextureWarehouse offers free,high resolution textures to designers and 3D Artist. The images are licensed under a Creative Commons License (Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 2.0). The textures are updated frequently.

Mayang’s Free Textures offers a great variety (more than 3000) of high quality JPEG textures. Most are 2560×1920, older ones are 1600×1200. Average size is 1.5Mb per image.

The Inspiration Gallery offers thousands of unique and original borders, backgrounds, wallpaper patterns, buttons and more. 2.050 patterns in 8 categories are currently available: Acanthus, Country Charm, Damask, Floral, Ivy and Leaves, Marble, Moiré, Mottled, Parchment, and Weave.

Afflict offers 100% free high resolution textures: metal, floors, wood, agriculture, bricks, industrial, furniture, seamless, objects, and signs.

Squidfingers is the personal portfolio of Travis Beckham, a graphic designer. Here you can find some worthy patterns.

Amazing Textures provides more than 80 royalty-free images and textures.

Absolute Cross – a texture library with a wide selection of over 500 hundred free seamless textures. A texture that is “seamless” is able to repeat infinitely without ever showing any edges. It can fill as large an area of your graphic as you like. Seamless textures are useful for quite a number of things, such as website and desktop backgrounds, texture fills in Adobe Photoshop or other graphics or photo editing programs like Corel Draw, Illustrator, Fireworks, etc. Textures are also used in 3D modeling in programs like Cinema 4D, Bryce 3D, 3DS Max, or Lightwave 3D to help add realism to 3D environments and characters. Textures are also often used in video game design.

BEN CLOWARD Feel free to use these textures for any project, personal or professional. They are my gift to the 3D community. bark, brick, cement, clouds, doors and windows, foliage, ground, leaves, metal, skin, snow, stucco, stone, water, and wood.

BackgroundCity is a good source for backgrounds, all original and absolutely free.

Image*After – free textures offers free high resolution textures of metals, floors, skin, wood, rock, walls etc. Mostly photographic textures. All textures can be freely downloaded and used in you commercial or personal works. The size of the textures range from 1600×1200 to 2560×1920. All textures are in jpg or jpeg format. These textures can be used in games but first need to be made seamless in photoshop or paintshop pro before importing them in 3D programs like 3ds max ( 3d studio max ), Maya, Softimage or lightwave. is a place where you will find over a three hundred pictures of various textures: bark, brick, cobbles, curves, , flame, fire, glass, light, paint, pebbles, stone, water, and wood, and more.

PlanIt 3D provides 3d models textures.

Genetica Texture Packs by Spiral are high quality collections of royalty-free seamless textures.  Textures are provided in a procedural format that can be fully edited in the powerful material studio Genetica

2D Valley Gallery provides free Photoshop resources.

TextureKing – more than 300 free textures. The files are converted from RAW and resized to 1600×1200 pixels.

Texture Library is a selection of all textures that are available on the Internet for free, for free distribution, all textures are downloadable as Save as.

Tirad You are welcome to use these textures in your works.

WebGround here you can find thousands of original background textures for your Internet Web. For free.

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33 Responses to “Free Textures and Background Images”

  1. A great image resource that I will be bookmarking and stumbling.

  2. wonderful resource. Thanks.

  3. This is a great site. Thanks.

  4. I’m a texture fanatic, and glad you pointed these out! I also created almost 600 free (incl. for commercial use) textures, 512×512 and available in lossless PNG for download, get ’em here:

    A wild medley of assorted styles, some painterly, some sketchy, and others very techy… hope ya like ’em. 😀

  5. A great image resource. wonderful resource. Thanks.

  6. Thanks, this is a great site! I am an artist and web designer. I am in the process of creating my web site. These selections will boost my capabilities and creative endeavors.

  7. very good source of textures but very expensive….

  8. exelente post!! muchas gracias!!

  9. This is a really wonderful resource. Thank you very much.

  10. Nice images and art!

  11. Dont forget and

  12. Thank you so much for the links you are giving here.
    Your textures are wonderful resources. I would like to add your banner on my website. Do you have any ?
    Again thank you for all

  13. Thanks so much for sharing these links. They are great resources!

  14. Thanks a lot

  15. Great list of sites, but don’t forget this one,

  16. this is the stuff dreams are made of thank you thank you thank yous

  17. Great Post! You forgot to include:

    FREE 3D Models and Textures!

  18. Thanks, this really is a magnificent website. I am in the process of creating a new site + these selections will really help me out!

  19. thank you

  20. great links. thank you for sharing.

  21. it is very good images for decoration continue your wonderful services

  22. I like the image that can express the sadow or happiness.

  23. Great collection of free royalty free graphic website. certainly, everybody find dream image in this large collection. Thanks again for sharing.

  24. Hi Ben,

    I’m redoing my website and like your images. Going to experiment with your Stone 22 image.

    Thank you for making the images available.

  25. give some more backgrounds for interiors

  26. thank you for all magnificent image and link to get them

  27. I am actually looking for textures that look like the one on your site. I’ve seen more that have a perforated look to them, but where can I at least find some similar to the gray background on this site.



  28. i want new texture

  29. Thanks for new textures and images i like it.

  30. Library of quality high resolution textures. Free for personal and commercial use.

  31. Great website…I also found another site with free textures and tutorials at

  32. You forgot to mention gallerie1 as a German site, and links to Tirad, Afflict, and 2D Valley are dead, as well as the link you posted JohnS.

  33. very nice collection of background, has a lot of useful things here … thanks!