27 Sets of Paper Textures and Photoshop Brushes

Paper texture is emerging as one of the most popular background used by designers in recent years. The various uses of paper texture backgrounds encompass almost all types of digital design from web design to creating realistic papers in 3D renditions and even for digital scrapbook projects.

Thus, it is always handy to have a collection of high quality and high-resolution paper textures and paper Photoshop brushes. This collection includes 20 packs of paper texture images and 17 sets of Photoshop brushes featuring grungy to old paper textures, cardboard textures, paper stocks, etc. Terms of use of most of these paper patterns resources are governed by Creative Commons License. Please check out with the individual authors about terms of use when deciding to use any of these free resources as they may vary from one to another. I hope you will also find these textures useful.


20 SETS OF FREE PAPER TEXTURE BACKGROUNDS

Floral Paper Pack b
A set of five high-resolution paper textures featuring floral design with pink as the dominant color. Some of the textures are crumpled, giving a grungy 3D effect and feel. These would be very useful in creating backgrounds especially for your scrapbook projects.

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Old paper and antique paper textures
This texture pack includes six high-resolution paper textures  featuring old and antique paper images. You may use these paper textures to create vintage or grungy backgrounds for web, print or for scrapbooks. To create more interesting backgrounds using these textures, try to play around with the different blending options in Photoshop.

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Emily’s textures pack 1 by Ginger Bread Art
These are handmade natural textures. Some of these paper textures were made using water spilled accidentally. Most, however, are watercolor splashes, collages and bits of paper. There are a whopping 21 paper textures in this pack.

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Archaic Scrapbook Set
A set of 11 high-resolution vintage paper textures in lovely designs and patterns. All paper textures have resolution of 1800×1800 pixels.

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Grungy Patterned Paper Texture Pack
These are some paper textures created using scanned paper from old books. These textures may be useful for creating vintage looking designs or grungy backgrounds for both print and web design as well as for 3D designs.

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Grungy Patterned Paper Texture Pack Part 2
Another set of paper textures created using scanned paper from old books. Like the first set, these paper textures may also be useful for creating vintage looking designs or grungy backgrounds for both print and web design as well as for 3D designs.

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Vintage Valentine Paper
Here are some paper textures that you can use for creating backgrounds, mostly in pink and reds,  for Valentine-themed designs. Useful also for other occasions such as anniversaries, birthdays, Mother’s Day, etc.

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6 Tea Textures
Here is a set of paper textures composed of scans of six dyed papers in high-resolution format. The textures are named after tea flavors like black Rose, Instant Coffee, Green Tea, Earl Grey, Hibiscus, etc.

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Rose Digital Papers
A collection of ten digital paper textures featuring hand drawn roses and dots patterns. These are great for digital scrapbooks, card designs, etc. All files are 12″ x 12 inches in size saved at 300 dpi (3600 x 3600 pixels)  .JPG format so you can use it in any image editing programs.

 

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The Golden Pack by Morana Stock
A set of five high-resolution paper textures featuring gold colored papers.

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Decorated Paper Pack
Here is another set of five high-resolution paper textures from Morana Stock, this time, featuring printed floral papers in various colors and style.

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Old Paper Texture Pack
This is a pack of 4 high resolution old paper textures. All the images are 2500 x 3300 pixels in size.

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Paper Textures Pack
A set of nine high-resolution old paper textures in brown and olive. All paper textures are around 3000 pixels tall.

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10  Paper Textures
A set of 10 paper textures in earth tones/colors at resolution of 1024 x 768 each.

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Paper Textures by Texture Machine
Here are several textures scanned from papers (including rice papers) and cloths, in high resolution format.

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Rice Paper Sky Textures and Layered PSD by Web Treats
Here is a layered Photoshop PSD file consisting of rice paper sky background textures that you can use for free.

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20 Paper Textures  in Light Creamy Colors
A set of 20 paper textures in 800×600 pixels resolution.

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17 SETS OF FREE PAPER TEXTURE BRUSHES

Coffee Happens RELOADED
This pack contains 15 really big (2500 px) paper Photoshop brushes compatible with Photoshop 7 and up!

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Vintage Postcards Set 1
This paper brushes for Photoshop includes scans of old post cards, complete with scribbles and post stamps.

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Vintage Paper Brushes
These brushes are ideal for achieving retro or faded look in your layout or artwork. There are a total of 18 brushes in this set with resolution of each brush set at around 2500 pixels. Created in Adobe Photoshop CS3, these brushes should work with any CS version of Photoshop.

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Paper textures as Photoshop Brushes
This set includes 25 original paper textured brushes for Photoshop.

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Tissue Paper Brushes
This pack consists scans of tissue papers you can use as Photoshop brushes. Create interesting background images such as the picture below by playing around with the blending options in Photoshop.

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Coffee stains brush
This set features 9 very big coffee stains on paper. They may be useful in making old paper look, some kind of stains, or even blood stains.

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Torn Paper Photoshop Brushes
There are 20 images of torn paper textures in this set composed of notebook paper, paper clips, pins and even a Polaroid paper.  These brushes are in large sizes, with each brush having a resolution of about 1500-2000 pixels wide.

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Parchment Halftone Paper Photoshop Brushes
This is a zipped folder with three paper Photoshop brushes composed of parchment edges, parchment texture and Halftone brushes. The download size is quite large because the brushes are in very-high resolution format.

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Monoprint Texture Brushes
Monoprinting is a lovely combination of printing and painting. If you want to recreate this look, this set of Photoshop could be your best bet. Included in this set are 23 textures made using monoprint techniques, with varying patterns and paint coverage.

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Old Paper Photoshop Brush Set 2
This set contains 7 crumpled and old paper textures.

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Torn Paper Edges
This pack has 12 medium-resolution brushes for adding torn edges in your design. Instead of using them as brushes, you can try using them as eraser to create fun and interesting edges for your plain and clean paper images.

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Stationery brushes
A set of brushes containing papers, notebooks, post-it notes, push pins, and other stationery and office supplies.

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