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By definition, texture means the surface quality or feel of an object. The qualities of a texture is experienced by how your skin rubs against a surface and all the sensations you feel while doing that. With the advent of digital media, textures have become one of the of the most powerful tools for creating compelling graphic art. They create a physical illusion and can evoke emotion as well as bring life to any visual design. Part of the reason textures are so useful to designers is the relative ease of the integrating them into a design to create life-like images.

On this page, we have gathered different kinds of textures and some of the best textures we can find in the world of the Internet. These textures are all inspired by the surfaces we encounter every day in real life which is a great help for designers to boost your design process and are great tools to add to your Photoshop arsenal. The textures that you may download from this post contain different graphical features. Hence, make sure to select the texture that best fits the material where you are going to put it.

Wood Texture Samples

Wood Grain Texture

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Wood Floor Texture

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Wood Prank Texture

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Paper Texture Templates

Crumpled Paper Texture

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Watercolor Paper Texture

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Vintage Paper Texture

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Puzzle Texture Templates

Photoshop Puzzle Texture

photoshop puzzle texture

Jigsaw Puzzle Texture

jigsaw puzzle texture

Puzzle Piece Texture

puzzle piece texture

Metal Texture Templates

Metal Plate Texture

metal plate texture

Brushed Metal Texture Format

brushed metal texture

Scratched Metal Texture

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Leather Texture Templates

Black Leather Texture

black leather texture

Animal Leather Texture

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Football Leather Texture

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Types of Textures

As mentioned, graphic design textures emulate textures of the real world which comes from both natural and artificial elements that comprises the world we live in. Below are some of the textures commonly used in graphic design which are also featured in this article.

If you want templates for these textures, you can check out other articles available on this website, such as our collection of Newspaper Textures and Wall Textures among others.

Grass Texture Templates

Grass Block Texture

grass block texture

Natural Grass Texture

natural grass texture

Stone Textures

Stone Cladding Texture

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Stone Wall Texture

stone wall texture

Gold Texture Templates

Gold Foil Texture

gold foil texture

Gold Glitter Texture

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Antique Gold Texture

antique gold texture

Chalkboard Texture Samples

Dirty Chalkboard Texture

dirty chalkboard texture

Green Chalkboard Texture

green chalkboard texture

Grunge Texture Samples

Grunge Asphalt Texture

grunge asphalt texture

Grunge Border Texture

grunge border texture

Grunge Dust Texture

grunge dust texture

Why Use Textures?

A number of benefits can be achieved by using the right texture on your projects and here are some reasons why you should use these different textures.

When to Use Textures

All the types of textures have characteristics that can be used for a variety of purposes and occasions like the following:

While you’re here, you might also want to check out our collection of Watercolor Paper Textures.

Brick Texture Samples

Brick Graffiti Texture

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Brick Road Texture

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Brick Surface Texture

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Chrome Textures

Shiny Chrome Texture

shiny chrome texture

Liquid Chrome Texture

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Free Chrome Texture

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Marble Texture Designs

Marble Rock Texture

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Marble Tile Texture

marble tile texture

White Marble Texture

white marble texture

Rough Texture Designs

Rough Carpet Texture

rough carpet texture

Rough Canvas Texture

rough canvas texture

Rough Cement Texture

rough cement texture

Smoke Texture Samples

Soft Smoke Texture

soft smoke texture

Smoke Particle Texture

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Dark Smoke Texture

dark smoke texture

How to Use Textures Effectively

If you want to produce high-quality designs and photo-realistic images, you should be able to use these textures effectively. Here are some tips and ways to ensure textures guide the user’s eye and emphasize the key elements instead of using these textures as the main focus of your design.

As a graphic designer, starting out your journey in creating texture-inspired graphic design requires nothing more than a clear idea and a good set of images and Photoshop tools. Part of the reason textures are so useful to designers is the relative ease of the integrating them into a design, not to mention the endless possibilities. So, whether you’re using the textures as a focal point or an emphasizing component to complement other elements of the design, textures will always have a leading role in the creation of graphic art masterpieces.

For more texture ideas, check out Velvet Textures and other texture templates on the site.

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