Texture photographs

Whether it’s the soft, whimsical pattern of pink clouds or rough, rugged feel of grey concrete slabs - texture can severely alter an audience’s perception of an image, web page or advertisement.

curves of modern architechture black and white

Curves Of Modern Architechture Black And White


autumn leaves aerial tree tops

Autumn Leaves Aerial Tree Tops


colorful leaves fallen in autumn

Colorful Leaves Fallen In Autumn


rubber tree plant leaves

Rubber Tree Plant Leaves


red curtain texture

Red Curtain Texture


grassy turf texture

Grassy Turf Texture


green tile wall

Green Tile Wall


white brick interior wall texture

White Brick Interior Wall Texture


texture of wood cladding painted blue

Texture Of Wood Cladding Painted Blue


water dripping down window as condensation forms

Water Dripping Down Window As Condensation Forms


bright red fruit growing on apple tree

Bright Red Fruit Growing On Apple Tree


red apples ripe on tree

Red Apples Ripe On Tree


mushroom close up pile texture

Mushroom Close Up Pile Texture


corn in husk at harvest

Corn In Husk At Harvest


interior modern architecture art piece

Interior Modern Architecture Art Piece


light sneaks through cube structures in abstract art

Light Sneaks Through Cube Structures In Abstract Art


squares on squares art

Squares On Squares Art


sweet potato pile

Sweet Potato Pile


light and squares abstract art

Light And Squares Abstract Art


structured art with cubes like steps

Structured Art With Cubes Like Steps


stacked boxes in abstract art

Stacked Boxes In Abstract Art


modern architecture patterns

Modern Architecture Patterns


modern architecture art installation

Modern Architecture Art Installation


strong cube structure in abstract art texture

Strong Cube Structure In Abstract Art Texture


abstract arcitechture plays with light

Abstract Arcitechture Plays With Light


cube structure abstract architecture

Cube Structure Abstract Architecture


berries pile texture

Berries Pile Texture


close up on freshly washed blueberries

Close Up On Freshly Washed Blueberries


black and white view of abstract structure

Black And White View Of Abstract Structure


light and cubes modern abstract structure

Light And Cubes Modern Abstract Structure


fresh berries close up texture

Fresh Berries Close Up Texture


staples in urban pole texture close up

Staples In Urban Pole Texture Close Up


autumn leaves on tree canopy

Autumn Leaves On Tree Canopy


drone photography of badlands ontario

Drone Photography Of Badlands Ontario


rolling hills and textures of red soil

Rolling Hills And Textures Of Red Soil


sandscape of badlands

Sandscape Of Badlands


rolling shapes of red soil in badlands

Rolling Shapes Of Red Soil In Badlands


ontario badlands landscape

Ontario Badlands Landscape


sandy veins of ontario badlands

Sandy Veins Of Ontario Badlands


sandy hills with natural reds landscape

Sandy Hills With Natural Reds Landscape


vertical pumpkin pile

Vertical Pumpkin Pile


close up small pumpkin pile

Close Up Small Pumpkin Pile


gourds and pumpkins texture

Gourds And Pumpkins Texture


water and moisture texture close up

Water And Moisture Texture Close Up


knot in aged wood texture

Knot In Aged Wood Texture


dry tips on long slim leaves

Dry Tips On Long Slim Leaves


tall forest trees from trunk

Tall Forest Trees From Trunk


shellfish bed at low tide

Shellfish Bed At Low Tide


sandy beach and person oceanside

Sandy Beach And Person Oceanside


muscles and barnacles close up

Muscles And Barnacles Close Up


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Wood, metal, concrete - browse free, high resolution texture images for designers

In using textures in your project - you’ll want to be mindful of what emotions and aesthetics are associated with the texture you’re using and what you want to communicate through your imagery. More natural textures, such the rippled surface of a birch tree or the seamless feel of thin beach sand can have a calming effect on the viewer. At the same time - certain artistically minded textures like smooth canvas and wet oil paints can inspire creativity. Other textures have a more industrial aesthetic and help to give the audience a sense of ruggedness. These textures can include polished leather, glass, concrete, crumpled paper and metal.

Visual Textures and Tactile Textures

There’s also a distinction to be made between visual texture and tactile texture. Tactile textures like wood, metal, sand, glass, canvas or leather contain physical textures that are differentiated by touch. Use of these textures can affect the smoothness being portrayed in an image and the feeling that the image conveys. For example, a smooth, seamless surface like canvas can be visually restful while a more rough surface like a jagged cliff can give a more active feel to the image.

Visual textures work a bit differently. These are textures that either create the illusion of having a physical texture (such as a 3d rendered image) or don’t have a physical texture that can be perceived by the human sense of touch (such as clouds or smoke).

Using Textures in Design

When used in marketing and design - textured images can portray a number of emotions and aesthetics that help to build a character for your project. For example, if you’re looking to portray your subject as being more environmentally oriented - natural textures like grass, tree bark, and wood might be best to use.

If you’re looking to give your subject a more sleek, futuristic feel - think smooth chrome or glossy plastic. Feel free to experiment with artificial textures and rendered 3d graphics if you wanted - more abstract textures can give your products a sense of creativity.

Maybe you want a vintage feel for your designs - try more muted textures like ripped denim or washed-out fabric. Using a subtle texture in the background of a design is a great way to add character and bring your designs to life.