Free stone texture pack
High-quality textures are greatly sought after by designers, and it’s no surprise when considering the versatility they offer. Whether you want your design to have that vintage quality or a hint of subtle grunge, the right texture will make all the difference. This week I have created a free stone texture pack for you to download and use in your design projects.
This stone texture pack contains seven 3000px by 2000px unadulterated, high-resolution jpeg files, taken on my recent visit to Northumberland (UK).They can be used as they are to add an interesting background to your designs or overlaid on existing artwork to produce a grungy effect.
How to use the stone textures
Using the textures to apply a subtle grunge effect to your artwork couldn’t be easier. Simply place one of the textures on a new layer above your artwork in Photoshop, then in the Layers panel select one of the blending modes such as Overlay, adjust the opacity as desired and that’s all there is to it.
If you don’t want the colours from the stone textures to interact with your artwork just desaturate them first by going to the Image menu and selecting Adjustments then Desaturate (SHIFT+CTRL+U, or SHIFT+CMD+U if you’re using a Mac). Download the textures using the button below.
Written by Liz Canning