I’m passionate about textures. I’ve already published some compilations, such as 30 free paper backgrounds and textures at my Creative Closeup blog and 10 grunge, rusty and dirty tileable textures at this site.
Now it is time for a new roundup of incredibly cool high resolution textures. These textures belong to different authors. All of them can be used in commercial projects, but it is safer to check the term of use of each texture before doing so.
There’s an interesting book called Crumble, Crackle, Burn: 120 Stunning Textures for Design and Illustration that comes with 120 high resolution textures on a bundled DVD.
There’s an amazing Photoshop plugin, FilterForge plugin, that lets you create your own textures plugins without coding a single line. You can download a fully functional version of Filter Forge and use it for 30 days. This demo version gives you access to their user submitted library of thousands of filters. Some time ago I wrote a tutorial about creating a wet and muddy rocks texture with Filter Forge.
And if you want to know how to create some textures yourself, you should check the Textures and Backgrounds Tutorials section of this site.
The following images are a small and partial preview of the complete texture.
Click on each image to go to the texture download page.