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There are paid for websites too, but do check licensing as Morrice says.
- http://www.istockphoto.com/ - http://www.istockphoto.com/license.php
- http://www.shutterstock.com/ - http://www.shutterstock.com/licensing.mhtml
- http://www.bigstockphoto.com/ - http://www.bigstockphoto.com/licensing-tos.html
I repeat, always check the licenses as to what you can and can't do with the images to save yourself problems in the future.
I see that the background image you are looking for is an abstract image.
If you have Photoshop you can go through the Photoshop tutorial here on Treehouse to learn the general stuff, then you can look online for a quick tutorial such as these: http://vandelaydesign.com/blog/design/photoshop-background-tutorials/
It'll save you the headache of copyright / trademark and you can generate some unique and cool artwork.
Anthony Hind5,715 Points
Yeah i like the look of the abstract images thanks Alfred, also James i like subtle patterns too but for this occasion we need a background like the one that i linked too, thanks for your post though i do agree with you on subtle patterns they make websites look excellent and such minimal design....
You'll find tons of Abstract backgrounds here (on Graphicriver): http://graphicriver.net/category/graphics/backgrounds/abstract — they're paid, but they're pretty cheap.
Hope that helps. :)