5K+ Textures for Creating Smoke Backgrounds

Most designers and photographers make use of smoke backgrounds to achieve powerful and dramatic effect in their photographs or designs. For example, we usually see smoke in many fantasy 3D wallpapers. Digital smoke in combination with lighting effects also create stunning piece of art.

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In this post, we are going to list down links to more than 5000 smoke backgrounds that you can use to create dramatic effects in your designs. Most of these resources carry a Creative Common License and therefore free for personal use under certain conditions laid down by each author while some are available for both personal and commercial uses. A Creative Commons License content are those you can modify, adapt, or build upon but you have to attribute the work in the manner specified by the author or licensor (but not in any way that suggests that they endorse you or your use of the work).


SMOKE BACKGROUNDS AND TEXTURE PACKS

Below are links to thousands of smoke backgrounds that you can download for free. The first set are textures packs while the second part are single smoke backgrounds and textures. To get the smoke backgrounds that you want, simply click on the low-res preview image and it will take you to a new page where you can get the highest possible resolution.

I. SMOKE BACKGROUNDS TEXTURE PACKS

4 Silky Smoke Background Textures by Lost and Taken.
These are actually photos of smoke from incense.

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6 Smokey Textures by DeviantArt user Cloaks
These are photo of clouds of smoke in different hues and textures.

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5 Smoke Textures by Bittbox
These are very high-res smoke background textures of smoke that Bittbox is giving away as a tribute to the new US President who is a smoker.

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9 Smoke/Humo Set by Rolando Polo (With Creative Commons License)
Here are some colorful smoke textures in various color schemes and forms.

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14 Artistic Smoke Set by turbojoe (away) (With Creative Commons License)

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40 Smoke Set by Steve Wampler (With Creative Commons License)

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12 Smoke Set by Flickr user Pascalbovet.com (With Creative Commons License)

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85 Art Smoke Set by Vanessa Pike-Russell (With Creative Commons License)

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4 Smoke Set by *owen (With Creative Commons License)

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40 Smoke Set by Steve Wampler (With Creative Commons License)

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5,000+ Smoke Textures from Smoke Art Flickr Group (IMPORTANT! Check out the individual licenses of these textures before using them as some of them might be copyrighted.)

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Smoke Pack – 75 Free Images by Media Militia
This smoke pack has 75 high-resolution images of smoke on a solid black background. Add a gradient layer over the smoke and change the layers blending mode in Photoshop for a nice touch. You can also rotate and invert the layer to get a mystic look. All the images are around 2000 x 3000 pixels.

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II. SINGLE SMOKE BACKGROUNDS

To download the textures that you want, just click on the preview image and it will take you to the page where you can get the high-resolution version.
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Author: Gisela

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