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Photoshop freebies: 2x High resolution textures

Amber Slooten - Leather Boot TextureMy girlfriend (Amber from DressYourAss) and I were two of the 600 participants. The sun was shining and we took the afternoon to take some photo's with my camera to enter the texture contest. Two out of the ten that we send were selected by SmashingMagazine.

All photographs are taken with a simple camera on a bright day. None of them are edited in any way, exept some have non-texture parts removed. The pictures are taken in a very high resolution, perfect for Photoshop artwork.

Marco Kuiper - Wooden Chess TextureLeather Boot

This was the picture taken by my girlfriend. She was wearing leather boots the day we were taking pictures and this is just a close-up picture from one of them. It really has some nice relief, so great to use as a texture.

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Wooden chess

The wooden chess texture is a picture taken by me. A sawed-off tree was the perfect place to add a chessboard that you can find in our neighborhood. It's pretty sad that it's vandalized and the chessboard can't be seen properly any more, but still it's pretty unique and can be really useful.

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That's it for now. I'm planning on sharing the other pictures that were made that can be used as texture later, so stay tuned. I hope you like these and can use them in your Photoshop work.

Last but not least, I want to thank Smashing Magazine for holding this great contest. Other users did submit some awesome textures that are perfect for design. They did a great job. Did you participate too?

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How do you find high-resolution patterns on the Internet?

I am looking for hi-res files of background patterns- tapestry, paisley, toile, etc.- that are either free to use or can be purchased for commercial use. (Free would be preferable, of course.) Does anybody know where I can find some?
Just so y'all know, images on Google, Photobucket, etc. are NOT public domain. I am looking for pictures to use for commercial purposes, and these are not good places to find them without the possibility of getting sued.

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