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If you google ‘paper texture’, plenty of different variations will appear. The right to choose itself has never hurt anyone, but sometimes this motley crew outnumbers classic textured paper, in which designers feel the greatest urge if compared to others. Encountering this necessity for multiple times has fostered me to select premium and free textures, aiming at the intention to broaden design horizons and facilitate your workflow. Make yourself comfortable while looking through our magnificent (not afraid to call it like that) collection of premium and free paper textures and paper backgrounds!
Our Team’s Top Pick
50 Paper Textures Set
Featuring pieces collected from various corners of the world, this pack of 50 hi-res paper textures for Photoshop has so much to offer. Whether you’re into the retro craft or not, you’ll find a plethora of beautiful items to choose from. Eye-pleasing surfaces in a multitude of colors leave nothing but excitement and desire to embark on a new project right away! You can use it as a background of your artwork or drawing, so download this collection and paint the canvas.
Premium Paper Textures
Handmade Paper Cutouts
Handmade Photoshop paper texture overlay is where it’s at, and these high quality, 900 dpi scans work on any background or as overlays. All files are transparent PNG and were made from real handmade paper to preserve that rough-edged look. Spice up and add the depth to the background of your drawing with the help of this paper texture PNG set!
Old Paper Textures
Paper texture Photoshop files that look this real aren’t easy to come by. So how about 45 old papers, 6 burnt-edge papers, and 2 deckle edge papers? Pile these files up in your favorite folder and grab them any time the background of your project has a retro, nostalgic feel. Also, you can download this paper overlay if you are planning on making tutorials and don’t want to spend much time.
20 Folded Paper Textures
20 high-res paper texture files to use on your design projects such as stationary mockups and abstract artwork where you need that extra bit of rough texture! Includes 10 each white and kraft (brown) paper texture files. Download the collection and see how outstanding your design will look with added textures!
Simple Paper Texture Images
Calling this section simple is not the most exact way to describe it, frankly speaking. Here you can find premium and free paper textures of all kinds where each one is like a snowflake — unique and special textured paper with its own dots, grain, and artistic noise! These realistic textures, carefully selected to look a picture as your paper texture background solutions, overlays, banners, and stuff. Don’t wait and download it right now!
Paper Textures Kit
Here are 8 free paper textures with realistic feel and the best resolution possible, so you won’t be embarrassed by the close-ups: notice every little detail on the paper, making it so special and genuine! Last but not least, the kit can serve you as the background image for a graphic design, the basis for your pattern or printable goods. Charged with crafty feeling and stays multi-purpose!
12 Paper Texture Selection
The collection includes 12 realistic paper textures, able to provoke a desire to touch the screen. The paper texture pack is print-ready, so it’s easy to apply the assets right to your project. They’ll look so authentic as a paper background, packaging solution, pamphlet or poster texture and even more, its areas of the appliance are endless. Saving some space in your toolbox for these free paper texture files will be the right decision!
5 High-Resolution Paper Background Textures
Get 5 amazing free realistic texture paper background images to get an extra layer of awesomeness to your designs. These textures are created from real paper surfaces and can be used on multiple design projects including but not limited to web design, printing, papercraft and much much more. Featuring 5 multi-colored paper textures with massive pixel dimensions of 5000×3338 px. Download this collection and you will feel armed for your upcoming projects!
Free Seamless Letterpress Paper Textures
Every paper texture image from the collection is completely seamless and can become a beautiful subtle paper background for your design. So you get 10 unique free textures in .jpg format and Photoshop pattern presets (.pat). If you are looking for heavy card stock or letterpress paper backgrounds then this is the set for you.
Paper Textures Pack
This product represents a useful set of paper textures, transferring the realistic feel. Each one is a high-res format paper background, by looking at which you’ll be able to smell the freshly-printed stationery. They can be used for your pamphlets, cards, and packaging. You may implement some of the paper textures to web design projects — you have a free flight of thought!
Seamless Paper Texture Pack
This high-resolution paper texture pack features a variety of different types of paper and card seamless textures. Including 16 distinct textures, the kit is based on real paper such as smooth, ivory, grunge, old, handmade, canvas and more. These textures are 2048×2048 pixels which can be used to fill very large areas, they can also be scaled down to 50% or 25% to cover smaller areas.
26 White Paper Background Texture Kit
The archive contains 26 high-resolution A4 files. You can use this package in your own design, in web & print projects, backgrounds, textures, posters, flyers, cards, booklets, brochures, artworks, blogs, any kind of presentations & promotions, wallpapers. Start discovering 26 paper texture images, delivered in their highest quality!
Old Paper Texture Images
Need a touch of retro for your project but the vintage albums you have are too precious to be ripped into scanning material? The precious memories, captured with the aged photos, posters, family albums and newspapers you’ve seen in the family archives can stay safe ‘cause you have those paper texture images!
Vintage Paper Texture Set
These artificially aged paper textures were carried out with coffee, paper compression and crumpling to turn them into vintage backgrounds with a grunge paper texture. The set includes 16 grunge paper textures — and that’s all you need to know about it! The rest is easy peasy: you can play around with each parchment paper texture turning it into something noteworthy and fresh.
Japanese Vintage Paper Texture
This freebie is a tribute to gorgeous traditional Japanese ornaments, reflected in every paper texture with oriental motives. The package has 12 vintage backgrounds in it and tons of curious details on the distressed textured paper background. Lovely color solution and the high quality will guarantee you the best performance in any type of design project.
Coffee Old Paper Texture
If you’ve tried a technique of aging paper with coffee, you know how time and effort-consuming this process is. There’s no need to worry now, meet the ready-made vintage paper textures! This freebie represents a useful set of 10 paper textures, definitely transfering the grungy spirit. Each one is a high-res JPG format image, by looking at which you’ll be able to smell the coffee.
Vintage Paper Texture Collection
The pack contains 15 vintage overlay images that you can download for free. These old paper textures can be used as texture overlay for your images. All of the grunge paper texture images are added to the pack in JPG format. So if you are looking for old, distressed look of your images, retro photo overlays, then you should try this pack of worn paper textures!
94 Leather Vintage Texture and Old Paper
This superb collection of high-resolution vintage texture images was collected from a 1789 pocket journal. A soft to touch, perfectly aged paper, leather wrap with nothing but a long string loosely holding everything together. Some completely blank vintage paper texture pages were scanned to serve as fantastic vintage backgrounds to your digital work.
30 Vintage Paper Texture Kit
If you often find yourself working on vintage inspired projects these paper textures are perfect for you. Use them to give your work a worn out effect, get extra grit to a design or simply as backgrounds for your illustrations. The collection comes with 32 paper textures ranging from off-white to burnt brown scanned from real antique books and touched up in Photoshop.
Halftone Vector Paper Textures
Discover collection of 20 halftone paper textures supplied as both vector and transparent PNG files. These highly detailed halftone textures have been created from various vintage papers. Use them individually or in combinations for backgrounds or overlay effects. You can open each vector texture with a transparent background at any resolution required!
Old Paper Texture Set
The set includes 5 vintage paper textures, able to provoke a desire to touch the screen. These pieces are print-ready with .PAT file included, so it’s easy to apply them right to your project. They’ll look so authentic as a project background, packaging solution, pamphlet or poster basis and even more, its areas of the appliance are endless. Saving some space in your toolbox for these textures will be the right decision!
Dirty Paper Textures
Inside this pack, you will find 30 high-resolution dirty and damaged paper textures. They could be used as a background in any project! Take anything from print or graphic design, web design, photo overlays, and also as a mask to fill any shape or text. Come up with a unique grunge overlay, crafted from overlapping textures with a changed opacity.
Vintage Paper Mockup Set
Bringing you a set of vintage paper texture images to add the right vibes to your artworks and presentations. Various formats give freedom of choice, and the editing is as easy as open the smart object, remove the placeholder with your work, and close with saving! So get a set of 14 high-res and print-ready mockup templates to showcase with style. Drop a beautiful vintage paper background to present your work on, or overlay any object with it for an outstanding result.
The Papyrus – 65 Paper Textures
The Papyrus collection is a comprehensive and versatile set of 65 super high-resolution paper textures from real papers and cartons. The professionally photographed and highly detailed textures of paper are great for any use cases including ultra hi-res 3D modeling or large graphic projects, including prints.
Old Yellowed Paper Texture
It’s hard to explain the magnetism of a worn paper texture, having that yellow, brown and dirty shade the time has given. Approaching this kind of asset becomes a careful deed, reminding unveiling the old scroll out ancestors left us. Treat this free grunge paper texture as a similar treasure!
Crumpled Paper Texture Images
All the folds and turns can’t be identical and every wrinkled paper texture is a brand new one. It’s nice to think that all wrinkled paper texture was carried out under the strong emotion: it could be hate, excitement or sadness, charged these sheets of paper. You only have to guess how this or that asset has appeared, but most importantly, a chosen paper texture should hit the spark.
Crumpled Paper Texture Set
Have you noticed, that beauty is sometimes born in disarray? Like these crumpled paper texture images so simple yet so artistic have all eyes locked on them. Still warm from the scanner, every wrinkled paper texture from 15 pieces set can be easily applied to your project: just add a paper image and select the overlay blend mode. Such a playful crumpled paper texture will become a nice paper background for a presentation, banner, blog post or a digital scrapbooking album.
Crumpled Paper Texture Backgrounds
People usually crease paper and throw it away. But who would have thought that wrinkled paper texture looks artistic enough to become a focal point in the project? A white sheet of paper can be turned into a mesmerizing background texture for your collage or moodboard. Crumpled paper texture is even better when it’s already scanned and cleaned — it saves you a bunch of time for creativity.
Creased Paper Textures
This collection features a variety of folded and wrinkled paper textures. There are 10 full-page textures included, so you’re sure to find the one that’s just right for your project. Regardless of whether you are designing with a vector software like Illustrator, or a raster-based software like Photoshop, the formats you need are all included.
Fold Paper Texture Pack
Messy, grungy, halftone and inky — all the epithets about this collection of 20 vector wrinkled paper texture. These are great for craft projects, artistic prints, business cards, t-shirt designs and other product concepts. Use them individually or in combinations for different effects. All fully-editable, including color changing and scaling.
Grunge Crumpled Paper Texture
Like yin and yang, the two opposites of the same meaning come together in a set of wrinkled paper texture images. Where these assets can be applied? Think of a stylish packaging design idea, website landing or portfolio decoration. Digital scrapbooking and moodboards creation are out of question! Come up with your own brilliant idea & fulfill it.
30 Folded & Crumpled Paper Texture Set
Composed in a frantic excited workflow with wrinkled paper flying all around, these 30 textures are composed of high-resolution photographed paper textures. Each file is available as a transparent paper texture PNG to easily overlay the textures over an image. They also come as flat black and white JPEG files to easily paste the textures in a mask.
Crumpled Texture Papers
Since these resources are of the highest resolution, they’ll work great in print or web graphics. Album art, concert posters, flyers, branding/identity imagery, packaging design — you can use these 10 crumpled paper textures for everything you want. They will bring an unique tangible feel to any project.
Scrunched Up Paper Background
Something in between the coffee-aged parchment and the baking paper texture: it’s thing and has a light brown shade, giving it a tasty appearance. How about using it as a background or base image for drawing a sketch? There’s no need to enumerate all the possible projects, let the aesthetics of an image lead you itself.
Black Paper Texture Images
Filled with ink or paint, these dark paper texture images help you to create a dark texture background looking so endless and deep like the remotest space corners. Digital paper can look so realistic with the right approach to creating the assets of crumpled and crinkled paper, painted in black. Stare into the abyss of a poignant black paper texture!
Black Paper Texture Kit
When the image lacks a brutal grunge style, but you’re afraid to lose a precious composition of it, turn to any black textured background, imitating wrinkled paper texture! The kit has 10 paper textures, captivating with the depth of a black color and the aesthetic mess of bent lines. Easily created with sheets of crinkled paper, paint, scanner and Photoshop, they can become a base for your flyers, pamphlets and posters!
Black Paper Texture Set
Quickly give your designs a grunge paper look with this set of 30 textures! They were made using black paper sheets that have been carefully folded, crumpled or scratched for unique grunge looks, and then scanned at high resolution to retain as many details as possible. Black paper textures work great when set to the blending mode Screen, or Lighten. They will create a “worn out printed poster” effect — adjust levels and opacity for custom results.
Schwrz Black Paper Texture
As one of our most popular collections, Schwrz gives you access to 100 awesome black paper textures. These rich images help you to easily recreate a paper-like background, which is great for setting the tone and tempo for many particular kinds of images. It’s a series of 100 high resolution JPEG files, with these textures all designed to make sure you can get that rich, grunge-inspired look that so many people love.
Folded Black Paper Texture Collection
Ever wanted to add fake folds to a poster design to make it look more genuine? Well, now you can! These 12 folded paper texture images are the perfect tool to accomplish these goals, and much more. Add them to the top of your layer stack, switch the blending mode to screen, tinker with the opacity slider, and be done in no time. You could also experiment by inverting the natural paper texture and using other blending modes, like multiply, color burn, linear burn, and beyond.
Craft Paper Texture Images
Сraft paper texture was designed to be an elastic material with high tear resistance, used for packaging products. Over the years pragmatic use has transformed into the creative one: because of the cozy-looking craft paper texture, packaging looks as a cute handmade item! It’s something in the middle between vintage paper and cardboard texture, so you can have the diversity of materials to work with!
Terrazzo Textured Paper Bundle
Introducing Terrazzo Textures Paper Bundle — a collection of 20 artistic craft paper textures + 12 torn paper shapes. Use this collection to add texture to social media templates, posters, flyers and other print media. Create elegant and luxurious vibes in seconds or for just adding some extra dimension to your work.
Kraft Paper Texture Pack
Unleash the power of kraft paper texture with these digital paper sheets! As a paper background, scrapbooking material, aged paper card design or any graphic projects. There are 32 high-quality files without watermarks, imitating cardboard texture, old paper, rice paper texture, and watercolor albums.
10 Macro High-Res Paper Textures
Get 10 high-resolution and realistic craft paper textures for all your designing purposes. All the textures were scanned from real materials to come in JPEG, high-resolution and huge size. You‘ll have to zoom all the way in to see the actual structure on your computer, don‘t worry if it doesn’t look the expected way when simply opening in your preview program.
Kraft Paper Texture Backgrounds
Seamless craft paper texture is suitable for scrapbooking, backgrounds, cardboard patterns for commercial use projects — a gazillion of uses, being possible with a single kit of paper textures. Brown, tan, camel, beige, cream, and gray shades mashed together in one color. Consider it as the best choice for cards, invitations, labels and tags.
Other Paper Textures
Haven’t found anything, suiting your exquisite taste or graphic design needs? You still have a chance to handpick the paper texture images, that were not included in the enumerated categories above. This section comprises valuable packs of colorful paper textures, mixed with craft looks, grain, noise, vintage styles and other looks.
Delicate Paper Textures
A collection of delicate and realistic paper textures is the very essential tool you must have been craving for. It can cover you in so many projects, from branding and packaging to all sorts of print projects — so be sure not to skip this jaw-dropping toolbox. Everything’s foreseen here to help you cover any project you have to onboard. It comes with 10 JPG files in 2 sizes and 2 style variations: there are 5 pastel shades and 5 natural shades.
Paper Textures in Modern Colors
This ultimate paper texture pack is filled with unique papers, from classics such as watercolor and cotton to patterned and speckle. Each paper comes with already carefully selected, modern colors to save you time. Perfect as an addition to your mockup products, branding, and web design. Add a touch of subtle texture to your next project.
Seamless Paper Texture Pack
From lovely subtle papers perfect for watercolor work, to chunky craft paper textures, this pack has it all. Use the seamless paper textures as an overlay to give your digital illustrations and designs a hand crafted look. A handy pack to have on hand for a quick texture boost! Plus there are the master repeat tile for Photoshop users to create your own seamless patterns (instructions included).
Handmade Paper Textures
The Handmade Paper Collection is a simple and versatile collection of 21 genuine handmade paper textures made to compliment your hand-drawn projects and add a bit of subtle interest to your backgrounds. Supplied as both full 8.5×11 inch sheets and matching seamless tiles, the textures give you maximum flexibility. The paper surfaces range from soft and fluffy to rough or smooth and you will find fiber bits and particles embedded in most of the paper textures.
Paper Paper Paper — Textures Filters
Explore the set of 433 high-quality raster paper texture images. The perfect quality and graphic elements let you create wedding invitations, wedding stationery, DIY, wrappers, fashion textile patterns, textures, posters, wedding decorations, gifts, quotes, blogs, wallpapers, stickers, etc. You will receive 36 seamless textures in 11 colors & 1 PSD file for editing experiments.
Watercolor Paper Textures
A comprehensive set of digital watercolor paper textures, featuring smooth to rough styles, in various colors and tones. Great to use as backgrounds and overlays for digital watercolor, painting and sketching. So on the whole, you get 80 digital paper textures to work with, all seamless, that they can be tiled and repeated.
Papiere — Classic & Textured Papers
This ultimate paper pack will absolutely satisfy all your textured paper needs. The set contains 15 paper texture variants ranging from classic papers such as watercolor, handmade, cold press, corrugated to designer touches like speckled, fibers, and terrazzo. What’s more fun? Every texture variant comes in 15 hand-picked classic color tone to cover the entire spectrum. These are perfect for your next product design, branding, mockups, and web design.
Frequently Asked Questions
Creating a paper texture in Photoshop will take you several steps. Firstly, when you set up the file, select RGB Color in Color Mode. Then, after adding a base color, go to Filter > Filter Gallery and pick the one that suits your idea the best. Apply and Adjust the filter you chose by clicking Size in the Filter Gallery section, you may play around with Contrast. The next step will be changing Pattern Type, where you should pick Line. Now you can add your texture to a new image and get the final result!
There are tons of premium and free paper textures, so choosing the one for the artwork depends on the style you chose. If you need something realistic, minimalist and simple, you can go for White Watercolor Paper Texture Background or 12 Paper Texture Selection. In case you want a more grunge look for your background, choose Black Paper Texture Kit and Black Paper Texture Set. You can also give your personal and commercial projects a cozy feel by adding Terrazzo Textured Paper Bundle or Kraft Paper Texture.
Start with creating a new document in Photoshop and filling it with a solid color. Then you should add a new layer and go to Filter > Render > Clouds. The next effect you need to add is Spatter — Filter > Brush Strokes > Spatter. The recommended settings for this one will be spray radius 25 and smoothness 10. Then you should repeat step 2 and add one more Cloud filter. Next, follow this path: Filter > Artistic > Cutout. Set 4 levels, 3 for the edge simplicity, the edge fidelity to 3 and merge layers by clicking Merge visible. Before finishing the image by flattening it, create a new layer, fill it and choose the Noise Filter — Filter > Noise > Add Noise. Don’t forget to set the amount to 120% and tick the Monochromatic box.
To craft a vintage paper texture, create a new document in Photoshop and choose brown to fill it. After you go it, follow the path: Filter > Render > Clouds. Next, apply Spatter: Filter > Brush Strokes > Spatter. Don’t forget to pick spray radius 25 and smoothness 10. Then you add the Cloud filter again. Here is your next step: Filter > Artistic > Cutout. Set 4 levels, 3 for the edge simplicity, and the edge fidelity to 3. Merge layers via the Merge visible feature. Create a new final layer, fill it and pick the Noise Filter — Filter > Noise > Add Noise. Don’t forget to set the amount to 120% and tick the Monochromatic box. Now just flatten the image and the result is ready.