My friend from work, illustrator Eric Maruscak, turned me on to this site awhile back as an excellent source for free photographic textures.
When I was creating the image that I talked about in yesterday’s post I went straight to the site CG Textures knowing I’d be able to find just what I was looking for.
They have a large collection of categorized photographic images that are entirely royalty free. Most images are available in 3 sizes ranging from 800px wide all the way up to 2200+px and many are available in sets or even tiled so you can create a seamless textured background.
You’re limited to 15MB of downloading per day but it’s easy to build a collection of cool images for use in your creative work.
Check it out! And if you create anything with these textures, send ‘em over and I’ll post them here on the blog!