The Best Free Texture Packs of 2009

By / Dec 18, 2009 / Freebies

There are a few things that a designer can not have enough of in his or her design arsenal, and one of them is textures. So to continue our “Best of 2009″ series, we’ve selected the best free textures from this past year. Since there were so many textures released in 2009 by so many generous people, it is difficult to choose the best. However, we feel the ones here stand out in quality and usefulness, and will be valuable additions to your texture library.

You can also check out the rest of the “Best of 2009″ series at the bottom of this article.

Grungy Textures

Package – Metal – 9


11 Old and Grungy Film Textures


Nebulae Grunge


Grungy Textures


Ultimate Grunge Pack


Vintage Textures



Vintage III


Vintage Damask


Vintage V


Vintage IV


Wood Textures

Wood Panels Textures


Grungy Dirty Wood




Paint Textures

Painted textures vol. 12


High-Res Watercolor Textures


Textures 05


Paint Splatters


Paper Textures

Japanese Paper


Paper Pack


6 Old sheets of paper


About the Author

Henry Jones is a web developer, designer, and entrepreneur with over 14 years of experience. He is the founder of WDL and ThemeTrust.

  • olybop

    ouahou :) Thx for this selection :)

  • Maria Papandreou

    I love the Vintage Textures.. Mostly the vintage III collection! Thank you for sharing :)

  • DesignBoy

    Great textures, Thanks.

  • texturezine

    Great selection, very nice textures. Thanks!

  • Todd Gail

    Awesome! I’m sure these will come in very handy!

  • Evi Loveres

    You are amazing. Thank you, Happy Holidays!

  • Design Informer

    Amazing! I love free stuff.

  • Arthur Brown

    This is a great collection of textures. These are useful now and will hopefully continue to be useful. Thanks for the post.

  • BeyondRandom

    Great list! thanks for sharing all these. My texture collection could never be too big

  • Adam Hermsdorfer

    The splatter textures are money. I agree with BeyondRandom.

  • Xcellence IT

    hey awesome collection…

    I’m going to use this….

    Thanks for sharing.

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  • Judd Dunagan

    This is great I am going to tweet it.

  • Free-vectors

    Amazing collection! Thanks for sharing. Merry christmas

  • davidg

    i’ve also released a texture pack in 2009: 25 HQ Texture Pack

  • Schahryar Fekri

    Useful for web design.

  • jeff

    I’m a sucker when it comes to great textures, thanks!

  • Elizabeth Crane

    Great collection. Should be one for all kinds of tastes. Thanks for sharing!

  • Jeff

    Great textures!

  • Lee

    Beautiful stuff, thank you for your generosity!

  • Matt Lewsley

    Hey – thanks very much for these textures, they are all great.

  • Ryan

    Thanks to StumbleUpon for bringing me here. Nice Round Up!

  • Lee Greenhill

    Great stuff. Many thanks for posting. These will definitely come in useful.

  • chicago web design

    While I feel like grunge design has overstayed its welcome at this point, I LOVE the vintage ones you have posted. Damask is my favorite pattern!

  • njmehta

    grungy textures

  • Brad Maver

    Awesome collection. These textures are great. Thanks.

  • The Texture

    Great collection, thanks for sharing