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Fantastic Free Photoshop Patterns and Textures


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Patterns and textures are great for inspiration and kickstarting designs, so we’ve put together a post of essential links to bookmark. You can use these free patterns and textures in Photoshop and various other design programs.

Don’t forget to check the licences/terms and conditions before using these resources.


If you’re not familiar with using Photoshop patterns, check out this complete guide.

Instant Shift: The ultimate list of sources for free background patterns

Brusheezy Patterns

Patternhead Free Patterns

CreativeNerds: 45 sets of seamless vector patterns

Smashing Magazine: The ultimate collection of free Photoshop patterns

Squidfingers Patterns

Designm.ag: 2000 Photoshop patterns

1stwebdesigner Photoshop Patterns

50 extremely beautiful Photoshop patterns for elegant designs

Obsidian Dawn Patterns

Designm.ag: 650 free Photoshop patterns

DJ Designer Lab: Beautiful free Photoshop patterns for web designers

Re-encoded: Awesome freebies - 500 of the best Photoshop patterns

Designzzz: Free Photoshop pattern sets

Fbrushes Patterns

Top Design Mag: 45 superb background patterns

Artatm: Amazing collection of Photoshop patterns

Lined Paper patterns


Here’s a quick tutorial on using textures in Photoshop.

Designm.ag: 2000 absolutely free textures

Smashapps: 42 free Photoshop textures


Dr Web Textures

Amazing Textures

Image After Textures

Design Reviver: 25 great free Photoshop texture packs

The Lime Lite Textures

Forrest Textures

Bittbox: Free Texture Tuesday

Graphic Mania: Breathtaking free Photoshop textures

Fbrushes Textures

Abduzeedo: 36 cool free textures

Swimchick Textures

Freephotoshop.org Textures

Texture King

Texture Warehouse

Web Design Fan: 20 excellent free high-quality wood texture sets

There are thousands more links we could have included, so let us know your favourites in the comments!


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  • Keith Patton
      10 March 2011 at 14:05

    Thanks Jenni, I already have the majority of these bookmarked. I was actually going to create a one-page list like this on my own site XD

    You have saved me the time lol :)

    (PS: the CAPTCHA won't refresh in my browser using Firefox 3.6.15 - it simply returns me to the top of page)

    Keith Patton  
  •   10 March 2011 at 17:17

    No problem Keith, great minds think alike eh?!

    Thanks for reporting it, I've passed it on :)

  •   14 March 2011 at 11:57

    Hi Keith,

    that should be working now. It was just a bit of a disagreement between our theme and the plugin. :)



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