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.

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.