Everything around us has a texture – the smooth keys of a keyboard, the soft cotton of a t-shirt, the bumpy surface of leather on an office chair. In design, it’s important to include texture in a work to make it look more realistic.
For painters or even print design, this can be done in the physical with the use of different brush strokes or certain paper and ink; however, it is usually necessary for graphic designers to synthesize these textures to get a similar effect.
Many artists choose to use photographs or pre-made textures in their designs. Below are several texture resources with hundreds of free textures for your use. Enjoy!