Free High Resolution Plain and Grunge Paper Textures



I don’t know anyone who doesn’t love free stuff. Well I love it, and I enjoy sharing my free resources with you. Ever since I read BittBox’s tutorial on how to make awesome grungy paper textures I wanted to do it myself. Finally I found the time to play with it. Once I had started there was no holding me back. I was looking through all my old paper stocks to find some more special textures to scan and tweak in Photoshop. In order to achieve an even grungier look some of the paper sheets were “marinated” in tea, folded and dried before scanning them. To be honest these freebies are the ones that took the longest to complete, but it was good, although slighlty dirty, fun to make them. I hope you enjoy them. As always I encourage you to send me your designs as I am really curious as to what you used them for.

There are a total of 10 free high resolution textures divided into 2 sets. Almost all paper textures are a stunning 3000px wide (well 9 out of 10) and you have the chance to see previews (with the exact dimensions) of them all below.

Plain Paper Textures:





Download Plain Paper Textures Set:

contains 1 .zip file – 25.9 Mb

Grunge Paper Textures:







Download Grunge Paper Texture Set:

contains 1 .zip file – 37.9 Mb

Written by Franz Jeitz

Franz Jeitz is a freelance designer and owner of Fudgegraphics. Originally from Luxembourg he now lives in London. Franz loves design, music and is a tea enthusiast. Follow him on Twitter.

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248 Awesome Responses so far
  1. This is a really great set, I can see using it a lot! Thanks so much!

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  2. Some really cool textures here keep it up, thanks

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  3. I can’t get enough of this stuff! Thank you for sharing :)

  4. Wow, these are great. Now I have to redesign my blog ;)

  5. Wow, thank you so much :)

  6. Very cool – hard to find such large samples. Thanks for offering the bandwidth!

  7. Great list of textures here :) and well done for getting onto smashing magazines sidebar ;) that is quite an achievement. Keep up the good work.

  8. This is a great collection and very handy when I need a paper texture – I won’t need to go searching for something to scan in. Great timesaver. Thanks.

  9. Great textures. thx!!!

  10. Hey awesome resources thanks alot!

  11. Hello thanks for these high quality textures. Also want to congratulate to being on top on

  12. These are cool textures. I love grunge effects.

    Here is a good collection of wallpapers:

    Thanks again!

  13. Thanks a lot for the textures. These are very nicely done.

  14. thank you all for leaving a comment. I’m really happy this set is so successful. Don’t forget to showcase your designs in the flickr group if use the textures.

  15. Thank you so much! These are awesome!

  16. Hey thanks for sharing – you can download from of my freebies on my site!

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  17. What is your terms of use?

  18. @Inger:

    The textures are free to use in personal and commercial projects. No credit is needed. The only things you are not allowed is to claim them as you’re own or sell the source files as such. Basically you can use them as you like.


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  20. Thanks a lot. This set is really really great

  21. These are great – esp. with the economy in its rough shape. I bet a lot of designers will be using paper bag motifs to show how people are struggling with losing jobs and such. The second plain paper one will be great for a bulletin board background. Thanks for the freebies!

  22. Sick textures. Thx!

  23. Thanks for the great textures. Now all I gotta do is figure out how to use them!

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  24. Thank you so much for these free textures.

  25. These are HOT! Thank you!

  26. Mike O'Brien January 16th, 2009

    Thanks for the grunge paper textures–just the thing for a proper pirate treasure map!

  27. Thanks! Very cool.

  28. Thanks!!

  29. Hello.
    I’m new there
    Nice forum!

  30. Thank you very much for sharing these.

  31. Thanks for sharing this..They are awesome…

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  32. great thanx ur hand :)

  33. x

  34. These textures are great! Thanks alot.

  35. thank u very much :)

  36. fluerosleld March 30th, 2009

    Hello all.

    My friend last month put in a bb board simirarily bolig overdragelse and the site having trouble getting the forum to work.

    discusssion board constructed on XMB ?

  37. Really helpful paper collection! I was looking for it much time,.. Thanks a lot! ;)

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  38. sweet, love the free textures/backgrounds – just used it here –

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  39. Thanks for all the comments. Really appreciate you taking the time.

    @gr4phics: this looks really cool. good luck with your ongoing project.

  40. AnnaNoble June 5th, 2009

    I found the best thing to my friend’s birthday… It’s really hard to find cool and still unique.
    So today I saw this thing from ZTARLET on facebook where you can name a real star in the sky and have the certificate and a teddy bear sent to you and pay it by a single SMS. So awesome :)

  41. Shoocadroda June 11th, 2009


    What are the best dedicated server web hosting company?

    I’m need to build a web site for my boss.

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  42. Mary Richardson June 24th, 2009

    Very nice

  43. Thanks very much for sharing these; they’re really fantastic.

  44. Thanks a ton for sharing these.

  45. Thanks so much! I LOVE these!

  46. catherine July 13th, 2009

    Great papers- thanks so much

  47. Cynthia Marie July 13th, 2009

    Thank you for sharing!

  48. Thank you!

  49. Wonderful selection and color. Thanks for sharing!!

  50. These are great…thanks!
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  51. Love them, thanks for sharing :)
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  52. These are wonderful – thank you!!

  53. I love these textures! Thank you for sharing!

  54. Awesome textures. It looks like it would be very fun to do as well. Thank you!

  55. These are Fabulous, thanks so much for sharing!!
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  56. Thank you!!!


    (Pattie’s passion)

    I Scrap So All Moments Are Remembered!
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  57. thank you so much for these. they are the best I’ve seen and I can’t wait to use them all.

  58. These are amazing, thank you so much for sharing these!

  59. Thank you!

  60. Thank you for the wonderful textures!

  61. I’m getting a corrupt file when I try to unzip. Same as another page of yours I tried. Obviously it’s me with so many people not having a problem. Any ideas?? Thanks!

  62. Mommymarie July 17th, 2009

    Why thank you!

  63. Fabulous!!! Here from JS. Thanks so much!
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  64. Sandy_in_MD July 18th, 2009

    These textures are fantastic – thank you!

  65. Thank you all so much for leaving a comment. Hearing such nice words really keeps me going.

  66. Great stuff! Thanks for sharing it with the world

  67. Thank you

  68. This is a great set of textures, thanks for assembling and posting these, I’m sure most of us can use them for something inspired.
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  69. Great collection of paper! Thanks!

  70. very nice texture u hav, actually im looking for old brown paper type wallpaper look like old banner and wide type please provide that kind of picture with high resolution and wide i can send its sample to ur address if u have any confuse

  71. Thank you!

  72. Thank you very much for the papers. I used one for my project:

  73. thanks for sharing..

  74. Awesome !
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  75. Thank you so much!


  76. wow! thanks!

  77. Great materials! Guess I’ll have to add this to my textures backup!

    I’ll post a link if I use this in an upcoming project with Dockery Design.

    -Tyler Dockery

  78. Better late than never eh..Just donloaded these and i’m sure they are going to be very useful as always. thanks Franz.

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  80. wow these are cool, my blog is grunge style :) thanks for these

  81. very very thank and very good textures and I use this textures in my new children books lot of thanks from shani khan

  82. Can i used this textures in a comercial purpose?

  83. Awesome textures. I too, created my own from Bittbox’s tutorial.
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  84. 37 Mo ouch, anyway great collection so thanks for sharing :)

  85. A very good collection. Thanks

  86. Nice Collection. Thanks

  87. hey, thanks so much for sharing these! I’m excited to use them!



  88. That’s great!
    It’s just was I was looking for!
    Thank You for sharing.

  89. Hi, would I be allowed to use these in a WordPress template (i.e. will be redistributed)?

  90. @Zek: Yes you can. I assume you’ll use the textures to make a background or to spice up some elements. As long as you don’t share the source files, and use the textures as “tools” you can use them.

  91. Hi Franz,

    I’m actually planning to use a couple of the textures as backgrounds for a theme to be sold. The PSD files will have to be included.

    Will it be OK to include those textures as part of the PSD files if I clearly credit you in the description page as well as the documentation?

    Thank you.

  92. @Zek: Yes that is alright. Can I just ask that you send me a link to the finished theme. I’m always curious as to how people use my resources.

  93. Thanks! I will send you the link when it’s done. :)

  94. All are awesome stuff… and are of a great use :)

    Thanks a lot for sharing :)


  95. Just wanted to say thanks. Awesome work =)

  96. very veeeeeeeeeeeeery gooooooooooooooooooood

  97. Torben Selch July 2nd, 2010

    Hi Frantz
    Thanks for sharing.
    Some one up there in the blog, ask to purpose to use those great textures..
    Try this one:
    Best Regards

  98. Thank you for these amazing web site headers. I liked them.
    I will visit this page again.
    see you

  99. Doyamad?m
    Gönülde vermedim

    Gittin uzaklara,
    Almad?n beni yan?na,

  100. Will it be OK to include those textures as part of the PSD files if I clearly credit you in the description page as well as the documentation?
    Thank you.

  101. great collection. please share some 3d effects

  102. great collection, it will be great if you can permit to use on my site

  103. Hola Franz Jeitz

    Gracias por las texturas, voy a utilizarlas en photoshop, agradezco poder descargarlas aquí.


  104. Fantastic post, To find these websites manually it’s a pain because the sites themselves do not make it easy to know if they are free,

  105. After searching all the finally able to find the actual paper dokular?nu olmas?da this site free of charge for the privilege of

  106. These are exactly what I want

  107. thanks for sharing ^_^


  109. Some useful textures for designers can be found at for FREE.Site has regular updates.


  110. Hi,
    Thanks so much – you have got me out of a hole – I needed a paper image and you have saved me hours – I mean hours of hard work.
    All I can say is thank you most sincerely for making my life so much easier today.
    Bless you – and I do not mean to be any way cheesy about saying that.



  111. They’re great. Thanks a whole heaps.

  112. Great textures. Thank you so much for sharing them.

  113. Thank you very much ;)

  114. Thanks for a nice share you have given to us with such an large collection of information. Great work you have done by sharing them to all. simply superb.

  115. Thanks for these awesome textures, very useful & time saving , thanks again

  116. thnks

  117. image and you have saved me hours – I mean hours of hard work.
    All I can say is thank you most sincerely for making my life so much easier today.

  118. Rocks!

  119. Great information you’ve provided us with here. Thanks so much for sharing. Nice site too

    Have a great one

  120. an awesome textures, thanks for useful post. i hope u will love this one as well hi-res free cardboard textures: Enjoy :)

  121. love your paper, these grunge plugins work great overall, nice work

  122. These are a really good quality! Thanks for sharing!

  123. Hey Franz,

    Thanks for these great textures.

  124. Thanks Admin Very Nice…

  125. you have saved me much scanning, very hard to find high res images like this! cheers

  126. thank u for textures :) its very good pictures i searced and finded ur site.

  127. thanks, will add to my texture collection

  128. Thank Youuuuu Very Much..

  129. Not sure what to do with these…but they are great quality.

  130. thanks,
    will add to my texture collection

  131. Thanks for spending the time to put these together, I am going to save them for next time I put a paper theme web design together!

  132. How long does it take you to put one of these themes together? Gotta say, very generous of you to share, thanks.

  133. thank you so much, very useful!!

  134. image and you have saved me hours – I mean hours of hard work.

  135. Gracias por estas texturas, excelente. Thank you for these textures, excellent.

  136. I am going to save them for next time I put a paper theme web design together..!!

  137. Thanks a lot! Woooow! o_O

  138. Thank you for sharing!! great textures!! =)

  139. Unas texturas geniales,
    muchísimas gracias por compartirlas!

    Great textures,
    thanks so much for sharing these!

  140. GRACIAS…

  141. These will come in very handy. Thanks for sharing :)

  142. Thanks for Sharing!!

  143. Nice textures these will be very helpful thanks!

  144. Nice collection, thanks for sharing.


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  147. electrolollipop January 31st, 2012

    Thank you so much for your amazing paper creations! :D

  148. Thanks so much!

  149. Thank you for this great stuff. Have a nice day.

  150. Very useful! Thank you so much!

  151. OMG!!! ThankU

  152. Thanks for sharing.
    These stock help me a lot, really appreciate you :)

  153. Thanks so much!

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  155. Really awesome collection.

  156. Bernie Tuffs October 14th, 2012

    Thank you so much! So generous of you!! x

  157. Thank you for sharing your talent. I appreciate it and your time for I know it is valuable. And I love the looks. You done a great job.

  158. You said it! I have yet to hear about an unhappy reader
    of your articles.

  159. Thank you so much!

  160. Thanks a lot for sharing. I’m looking forward to trying these out as texture layers together with my photography in my artwork.

  161. ash elitro March 15th, 2013

    sori man, but im downloading them all!!

    thanks a lot!!

  162. Thank you

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  164. I love these paper textures. I’m going to use them in my websites, print and illustrations.

    It would be great too if you could share some book & note paper textures.

  165. This is very nice of you. You all have the best designs that I have seen and you really seem to know your stuff.
    Nice paper grunge textures, thanks :)

  166. Andy Albert October 18th, 2013

    Thank You very much for this fantastics packs, I apreciatte!

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