Paper textures are popular because you can use them as both backgrounds or overlays. Most people like to use them for design projects like flyers, wallpapers, and brochures, but you can use them for other projects that don’t involve print.
There are so many wonderful paper backgrounds and overlays out there that finding the right one can take a while. Therefore, to simplify this task for you I have made a list of some of the best ones.
12 best high-resolution paper textures
Here are some high-quality textures for your next graphic design project…
The PSD paper textures in this pack have a realistic look with the folds. This pack includes a total of eight paper textures, four tape mockups, and four detailed isolated paper rip clipart. The textures are landscape-shaped – 3000(w) × 2000(h) pixels. As you can see in the above picture the folds work well with fonts.
Are you looking for hi-res free textures? This texture from Zippy Pixels consists of five PSD files. They are available in multiple colors. You can use the free versions for personal projects only. To use them for both personal and commercial projects, you should purchase them for $0.96. You also get premium support with the paid version. In the above image, you will also notice a circle which gives you a close-up of the texture.
This pack consists of 40 grungy and creamy paper textures. The wide variety should work for different projects. You have textures such as old grunge, watercolor, and cardboard. The backgrounds are all available in JPEG, but you also get four polaroid PNG frames as a bonus.
If you are looking for white paper backgrounds this is a texture pack you should check out. It’s also very affordable. Most of the backgrounds have a white paper texture, but there are also textures in other colors like blue, cream, and grey. The files are in JPG format, but Photoshop users can also access bonus .pat files.
As the above name suggests, this pack consists of aged paper texture. You should get this if you are looking for a wide variety of old paper backgrounds. It includes a wide color range from brown paper texture to black paper texture. Most of the backgrounds will offer a retro look, but a few can give you a modern and sleek appearance.
This is one of my favorite textures on the list. These were made from real canvas textile and have a wall texture like appearance. There are 85 JPEG images in the bundle in many varieties – this includes vintage, dark, clean, white, and grunge. I find that they are perfect for posters and cards as they have a poster texture.
If you want to give your Procreate artwork a paper texture effect, you should get these brushes. It’s a popular product with 15 brushes. These include damaged paper, cardboard, canvas, smooth paper, and heavy paper. You can either use the brushes beforehand to create a background or on top of the background.
This vintage paper was made by scanning aged documents. The papers were torn, distressed, lined, and stained to give them an aged appearance. The 150 paper sheet textures are available in different colors like brown, cream, white, and violet. The price for this pace is $14.
This is a popular pack of seamless white paper stock photos in JPG format. It has over 500,000 sales on Etsy and is pretty affordable. There are 20 digital images in this bundle and they are all light-colored and square-shaped at 3600 X 3600 pixels.
This is a pack of very modern appearing paper textures. Most of them have a watercolor texture, but there are also textures such as cotton and speckle. There are 18 papers in 11 colors – a total of 198 files. You also get white cotton deckle-edged papers as a bonus. All textures have a very clean appearance.
This is an easy-to-use mockup template you can use to display texture backgrounds, surface patterns, and digital papers. This has a scrapbook style with a 6-panel digital mockup template. It is available as a PSD file and is easy to use. You also get a tutorial on how to use it.
Are you looking for another freebie? Then you should get this pack of 10 seamless Letterpress paper textures. They have a subtle and clean appearance and are available in .jpg and .pat (Photoshop) formats. If you go with the free download option, you will need to provide attribution. If you don’t want to give attribution you have to pay $5 for the premium license.
What’s your favorite paper texture?
These are some of the best free and paid paper textures. Which of the above is your favorite? If you want me to add any others to the list, please contact up and let us know. We are constantly looking for new options.
Also, check out our other lists on cardboard, plastic, dust, and wood textures.