35 Excellent Photoshop Textures and Backgrounds Tutorials
Textures can be extremely useful resources for web and graphic designers. They can be used to create backgrounds, add grit and texture to any element within a design, and they can also be used to create various photo effects. Photoshop allows for all kinds of possibilities with textures. In some cases you may be creating your own texture from scratch in Photoshop, but in most cases you’ll be using a texture from a photo, whether it is your own photo or one that you acquired somewhere.
Here we’ll featured 35 different tutorials that teach various aspects of created and working with textures.
Textures can also be used to give a different look and feel to your photos, and it’s easy to implement.
This tutorial shows how you can get the most out of texture photographs.
Learn how to add a bokeh texture to a photo for an awesome effect.
Here you’ll learn how to create this beautiful textured effect.
Bittbox shows how to make this standard paper texture much more awesome.
This tutorial from Bittbox shows how you can easily create awesome textures of your own. You can then use these textures for all different purposes in your own designs.
Use textures to give your photos a vintage or retro feel by following this tutorial.
Abstract backgrounds can be useful in a wide variety of settings. This Psdtuts tutorial shows how you can create an attention-grabbing background in just a few minutes.
Paper textures are so incredibly versatile. This tutorials is definitely worth following.
Want to create your own wood texture from scratch? It’s possible with the help of Photoshop and you can learn the process in this tutorial.
With this tutorial you’ll learn how to create an awesome abstract background that you can use for wallpapers, websites, and other projects.
Another awesome abstract background effect.
With this tutorial you’ll work with textures to create this realistic look.
Creating a stunning grungy background can be quite simple, and this tutorial shows how you can do it.
This tutorial shows how to use texture to compliment a beautiful design.
Another awesome and abstract background can be created by following this tutorial.
This tutorial from 10steps shows how to create a colorful abstract background that will certainly get attention.
This smokey effect has a nice texture to it.
Learn how to apply texture to this colorful retro design.
Another approach to creating a bokeh background.
Using the eraser tool you can create interesting and unique textures.
Yet another abstract background option.
You’ll need the Filter Forge plugin for this tutorial, but it’s a great resource for working with textures.
This tutorial also uses a plugin that you will need to follow along.
This geometric background can be used for a wide variety of purposes in web and graphic design.
The paint splatter effect on this photo manipulation gives it an awesome textured look.
This tutorial shows you how to create a heavily-textured poster design.
This textured background is perfect for a wide variety of purposes.
The snow and dust particles created in this tutorial can add some texture to your designs or photos.
Learn how to create an antique vintage effect with the help of a texture.
This is another photo manipulation tutorial that shows the possibilities of using and applying textures in your own design work.
Tileable textures can be extremely useful, and this tutorials shows how you can make your own from a photo.
The watercolor effects used in this tutorial give it an awesome textured look.
Learn how to use texture to grunge up a portrait.
Learn how to use simple textures to create a beautiful design.
Published January 23rd, 2014 by Steven Snell