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Free texture downloads for Photoshop?

I am looking for some free texture, frame and maybe some brush downloads for Photoshop and I need them to be safe. I have already encountered tons of malware! :( Specifically the trendy grunge looks is what I'm after. Can anyone direct me to a safe site?

5 Answers

Sean T. Unwin
Sean T. Unwin
28,688 Points

In all cases check the licensing. Free may mean no money, but some form of attribution may be required, such as a link back to the resource or author. It also should be considered that redistribution or sale of original files is forbidden.



Colin Bell
Colin Bell
29,679 Points

media militia freebies: Some free textures, brushes, and vectors.

Some others:

Sergio Garcia
Sergio Garcia
7,875 Points

You can always check some textures at http://subtlepatterns.com/ They tile pretty well and are web ready.

I remember one site that was listed in the Team Treehouse Photoshop class, but now I can't find it!

I'm not sure about quality free tools, as the two are typically mutually exclusive. I would check out Merek Davis' Photoshop textures. Not free, but you get what you pay for. You could also buy his app Mextures which is great for mobile photography and design.

The designers I work with all rave about Kyle Webster's brushes. Good luck!