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If you spend your free time checking out websites like Flickr and social media platforms like Instagram, for sure you have noticed a great many pictures that have a definite “vintage” look to them. There are lots of variants to these types of photos, starting from easy toning to complete distressing of the image using film-like grains or scratches.

Maybe you have been wondering how to get this particular look for your own photos. Or you may think that editing one to have this look is too time-consuming like to write an essay online. But the thing is, this certain feel on images is remarkably easy to do, thanks to textures.

A texture, when applied to Photoshop, is a photo that is used on top of your own image that when tweaked by changing blend or opacity settings creates a beautiful textured look on your photo. A texture doesn’t need to be of an actual surface. In reality, it can be practically anything, even another photo.

However, generally, textures can be scans or images of old patches of paper, fabric, hand-written or printed letter, wood and so on. It can also be an image of rain drops, cloud formations, a bokeh design, bubbles in various sizes, water reflections, and the list goes on. This is the ultimate appeal of using textures in your designs. They can be just about anything and blended in many ways to produce a wide variety of different looks.

The proliferation of social media platforms that focus on photography adds to the demand for various Photoshop textures. Of course, the progressive advancements in the world of photography also helps in encouraging creators to create different kinds of textures.

It seems like every month, various photo editing programs launch their own sets of new textures. The most common textures that newbie and amateur photographers use are wood, fabric, leather, steel, paper, and carbon filter patterns. While the professionals mix-and-match complex textures like muted colors, wet rocks, waves, grungy squares, and rusty bits.

The great thing about textures is that there are literally millions of varieties available online. Most of these are free to download. The only struggle you may experience is the selection process. Here are 1,800+ beautiful textures that you can play with. Enjoy!

55 Crystalized Backgrounds

55 Crystalized Backgrounds

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60 Geometric Triangle Backgrounds

60 Geometric Triangle Backgrounds

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10 Simply Subtle Grunge Textures

10 Simply Subtle Grunge Textures

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200+ Hi-Res and Royalty Free Textures

200+ Hi-Res and Royalty Free Textures

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128 Free textures from Pixar

128 Free textures from Pixar

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40 Free Hi-Res Textures

40 Free Hi-Res Textures

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12 Free Vector Grunge Textures by Chris Spooner

12 Free Vector Grunge Textures by Chris Spooner

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25 Free Watercolour Circle Textures in JPG & PNG

25 Free Watercolour Circle Textures in JPG & PNG

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24 Free Authentic 1930s Vintage Postcard Textures

24 Free Authentic 1930s Vintage Postcard Textures

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12 Detailed Vector Screen Textures

12 Detailed Vector Screen Textures

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100 Free Blurry Textures

100 Free Blurry Textures

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6 Free Paper Textures

6 Free Paper Textures

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Dust & Noise Overlay Textures

Dust & Noise Overlay Textures

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Watercolour Textures Pack by Geri Coady

Watercolour Textures Pack by Geri Coady

6 Free Digital Papers/Textures

6 Free Digital Papers:Textures

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25 Apocalyptic High Resolution Rust Textures

25 Apocalyptic High Resolution Rust Textures

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5 Wrinkled Poster Backgrounds

5 Wrinkled Poster Backgrounds

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34 Environment Textures

34 Environment Textures

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Texture Pack by Sirius-sdz

Texture Pack

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Apple texture pack by Shapshapy

Apple texture pack by Shapshapy

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6 Fine Wood Textures

6 Fine Wood Textures

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Free Subtle Vector Texture Pack! by Ryan Weaver

Free Subtle Vector Texture Pack! by ryan weaver

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6 Free Grunge Textures

6 Free Grunge Textures

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10 High Resolution Grungy Surface Textures

10 High Resolution Grungy Surface Textures

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14 High Resolution Graffiti Textures

14 High Resolution Graffiti Textures

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10 High Resolution Cloud Textures

10 High Resolution Cloud Textures

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33 Rust Textures

33 Rust Textures

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28 More Rust Textures

28 More Rust Textures

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Wallpaper Textures

Wallpaper Textures

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9 High Resolution Metal Surface Textures

9 High Resolution Metal Surface Textures

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12 High Resolution Denim Textures

12 High Resolution Denim Textures

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Free Aluminum Foil Textures Pack

Free Aluminum Foil Textures Pack

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Free Bitmap Grime Textures

Free Bitmap Grime Textures

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Hi-Res Folded Paper Textures

Hi-Res Folded Paper Textures

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Free Hand-Made Patterns by Lane Kinkade

Free Hand-Made Patterns by Lane Kinkade

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10 Free Abstract Textures

10 Free Abstract Textures

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14 Free Hand Drawn Textures

14 Free Hand Drawn Textures

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30 Free Polygonal / Low Poly Background Textures

30 Free Polygonal : Low Poly Background Textures

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10 Free Artistic Textures

10 Free Artistic Textures

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Free Halftone Pack by Dustin Lee

Free Halftone Pack by Dustin Lee

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500 Free Texture Pack

500 Free Texture Pack

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Aqueous Sun Texture Pack 2

Aqueous Sun Texture Pack

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Aqueous Sun Texture Pack

Aqueous Sun Texture Pack 2

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22 Free High Resolution Textures

22 Free High Resolution Textures

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Metal Texture Pack

Metal Texture Pack

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42 free vintage paper textures

42 free vintage paper textures

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30 High-Res Foam Dot Textures

30 High-Res Foam Dot Textures

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Bricks & Concrete Pack

Bricks & Concrete Pack

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6 Free Dark Overlay Textures

6 Free Dark Overlay Textures

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6 Grunge Wall Textures

6 Grunge Wall Textures

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12 psychedelic stained paper textures

12 psychedelic stained paper textures

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Posted by Igor Ovsyannykov

I'm a digital nomad and entrepreneur bouncing around South East Asia. When I'm not working here, I'm out taking photos. Follow me on Instagram: @igorovsyannykov

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