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Building a Free Library of Images for Everyone

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Hi everyone,

I've been building a library of images that you are welcome to freely use in your projects. They might be useful under titles, for visual effects or anything else you can think of. They are all original...all my own work. All I ask is to be attributed as indicated on my homepage:

http://soundimage.org/

The images are on my "TXR" pages (for "Textures.")

I'm adding new ones all the time, so be sure to check back often. I sincerely hope that some of them are useful. Any and all constructive feedback is welcome and always appreciated. :)

All the best,

Eric

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I've just uploaded about 70 new seamless metal textures. All are 2048X2048. Some have a "camo" look and might work well for military-themed objects. Others have intriguing patterns that might look cool in fantasy-based things. And some are just plain weird looking, but what the heck...give them a look. Hopefully some of them will be helpful.

http://soundimage.org/txr-metal/

(Scroll down...they live toward the bottom of the page.)

More are on the way.  :-)

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A nice collection of textures Eric, thanks for sharing. For the competition photographers among us, usually using other people's textures is forbidden. However you have given us inspiration to go out and create our own collection and to organise them in useful categories.

Although you have stated the size of the textures here, it would be good if your website also included the file sizes of textures and resolution while viewing, as this can be important to some. I notice you have most of the textures in square format but some are other aspect ratios. 

Thanks again for making your work generously available to us. I hope people support you in your efforts, if using your work.

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On 4/28/2017 at 7:01 PM, Tinion 45 said:

A nice collection of textures Eric, thanks for sharing. For the competition photographers among us, usually using other people's textures is forbidden. However you have given us inspiration to go out and create our own collection and to organise them in useful categories.

Although you have stated the size of the textures here, it would be good if your website also included the file sizes of textures and resolution while viewing, as this can be important to some. I notice you have most of the textures in square format but some are other aspect ratios. 

Thanks again for making your work generously available to us. I hope people support you in your efforts, if using your work.

Thanks, I appreciate it!

Hi everyone,

I've uploaded about 20 additional seamless metal texture images to finish out the set from last week. Each is 2048X2048. For anyone who's interested, they all came from a retired DC-7 aircraft. I Hope some of them will be helpful.

http://soundimage.org/txr-metal/

(Scroll down...they live about half way down the page.)

Have a good weekend!

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Greetings!

I've uploaded about 150 new texture images, seamless and standard. As always, feel free to edit as needed. You'll find them here:

http://soundimage.org/txr-bark/
http://soundimage.org/txr-brick/
http://soundimage.org/txr-metal/
http://soundimage.org/txr-rockstone/
http://soundimage.org/txr-vegetation/
http://soundimage.org/txr-wood/

Paper textures (for maps, backgrounds, etc.) are on their way as well. Hopefully I'll have a brand new page full of them by next week.  :-)

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Greetings!

I've uploaded about 150 new texture images, seamless and standard. As always, feel free to edit as needed. You'll find them here:

http://soundimage.org/txr-bark/
http://soundimage.org/txr-brick/
http://soundimage.org/txr-metal/
http://soundimage.org/txr-rockstone/
http://soundimage.org/txr-vegetation/
http://soundimage.org/txr-wood/

Paper textures (for maps, backgrounds, etc.) are on their way as well. Hopefully I'll have a brand new page full of them by next week.  :-)

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Thanks Eric for the new textures.

I had not realised, as stated on my last post, that you do include the resolution of the image, once you left click and open a texture on the screen.

Can you also give us some background into how the Sci-Fi textures were created?

They look like metal with printed circuit images with an overlay or hard light layer on top. I'm just interested in the technique you used to create them.  

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On 5/18/2017 at 6:10 PM, Tinion 45 said:

Thanks Eric for the new textures.

I had not realised, as stated on my last post, that you do include the resolution of the image, once you left click and open a texture on the screen.

Can you also give us some background into how the Sci-Fi textures were created?

They look like metal with printed circuit images with an overlay or hard light layer on top. I'm just interested in the technique you used to create them.  

You're very welcome!

To answer your questions, my standard (non-tiling) textures vary in size, but most are around around 4000 by 3000 pixels. My seamless images (meant for game developers) are 2048 by 2048 pixels.

And you're absolutely right about those sci-fi textures...that's exactly what they are and I create them in Photoshop through various blending modes. For some of my textures I also add what are called procedural textures to break them up a bit and give them a more distressed look. That's actually done in a 3D application. 

I hope that answers your questions!  :-)

As promised, I've added about 50 distressed paper textures. They might be useful for maps, backgrounds and other things.  

http://soundimage.org/txr-paper/

I hope some of them are helpful.  :-)

 

 

 

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I've uploaded a bunch of cool new metal, stone and bark texture images, both seamless and standard.

They are here:

http://soundimage.org/txr-metal/
http://soundimage.org/txr-rockstone/
http://soundimage.org/txr-bark/

I hope some of them are helpful.

Btw, my Soundimage Facebook page has been giving me trouble, so I've started a personal one:

https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100017638394276

Have a good week!  :-)

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I've just uploaded over 100 new stone and metal texture images, standard and seamless, that I took at a couple of archaeological sites over the weekend. I think a lot of the stone textures could work well for VFX....(castles and other structures.)   

You'll find them here:

http://soundimage.org/txr-rockstone/
http://soundimage.org/txr-metal/


Have a good week!  :-)

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Greetings!

I've uploaded about 100 new fabric texture images on my TXR - FABRIC page. They are all seamless, 2048X2048 and ready for tiling.

New fabric types include Leather, Rayon, Metal Linens, Dyed Acrylics and various weaves.

They might be useful in VFX for clothes for characters, furniture coverings, carpets, or anything else you can think of.

You'll find them here:

http://soundimage.org/txr-fabric/

I hope some of them are useful!   :-)

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I've uploaded a bunch of new texture images, both seamless and standard, on the following pages:

TXR - Brick

http://soundimage.org/txr-brick/

TXR - Metal

http://soundimage.org/txr-metal/

TXR - Wood

http://soundimage.org/txr-wood/

If anyone happens to need a couple of distressed wooden door images, they are on my TXR - WOOD page as well. I think they look really cool. As always, feel free to edit as needed.

Btw, fur images on on their way...stay tuned! :8a80c6485cd926be453217d59a84a888.gif

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Happy New Year Everyone!

In case you haven't already noticed, I've tried to improve navigation on my site by creating a categorized menu of links to all my pages on the right-hand side of each page. (If you don't immediately see it, scroll down a bit.) I hope it's helpful!

That said, I've uploaded about 40 new free images on the following pages:

TXR - GROUND
http://soundimage.org/txr-ground/

TXR - ROCK/STONE 2
http://soundimage.org/txr-rockstone-2/

TXR - WOOD
http://soundimage.org/txr-wood/


Have a good week!

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