Featured new texture site: LoveTextures

Featured new texture site: LoveTextures

A while ago, I presented to you a few newcomer websites that are also focussing on hi-res textures. In the meantime, I was approached by Justin, who recently set up a great site called LoveTextures and with this feature post I would like to welcome this friendly new member to the texture community. For this post, he send me an awesome set of graffiti textures,...

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7 hi-res textures of wood and volcanic stone from Fuerteventura

7 hi-res textures of wood and volcanic stone from Fuerteventura

My dear friend Martin, a regular contributor to this blog, recently went on vacation to Fuerteventura, one of the Canary islands. This island has emerged from volcanic activities and there is an abundance of nice rock formations, which are perfectly suited for shooting textures. This is exactly what he did and he gave me a few of his best shots in order to share...

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5 hi-res grunge textures made from pancakes

5 hi-res grunge textures made from pancakes

You might ask yourself, what kind of a stupid title is that – grunge in combination with pancakes? The idea for these textures just popped up, when I was standing in the kitchen and making…you guessed it: pancakes. I just looked at the first one I made and thought that the color and structure resembles some rust textures that you see floating around...

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new kids on the (texture) block

new kids on the (texture) block

It was pretty quiet here for the last month, due to the fact that I was busy working on other personal projects and client work. But I promise to make up for my absence by posting a bunch of articles over the coming days, starting with this one here. I would like to present you 2 great new texture sites that have emerged recently. The first new site is called...

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4 hi-res mussel shell textures

4 hi-res mussel shell textures

Summertime is here and this calls for different kinds of textures. Last week, I spent a lovely day at the beach with my fiance and while walking along the coastline, we collected quite a few mussel shells. At home, I made a big pile and created these textures from it. I hope you find them useful. Enjoy! Update: One of my twitter friends – ...

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Interview with professional photographer Tyson Crosbie

Interview with professional photographer Tyson Crosbie

I am very pleased to present to you the first interview here on HRT. A few months ago, I noticed some outstanding textures in the HRT Flickr pool and I wanted to find out more about the artist, Tyson Crosbie. Turns out, he’s a professional photographer from Phoenix, Arizona, and he agreed to do this interview and share some details about his artwork and...

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Feature: DPS article with 10 tips for shooting graphic textures

Digital Photography School, one of the biggest blogs about photography, has a great article with 10 tips for shooting graphic textures. This is a must read for all aspiring texture photographers, if they want to find out, how they can achieve better results. Visit the article here! Earlier, I also wrote 2 articles about how to take your textures to the next...

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Spray paint: a collection of 9 hi-res textures

Spray paint: a collection of 9 hi-res textures

Here is a nice and colorful collection of hi-res spray paint textures on different metal surfaces. I found these on several garage doors on my way home from my first skateboarding photography session, when I had take a detour with my bike. This proves that it can be very beneficial from time to time if you go off the beaten track and as a consequence discover...

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6 hi-res wood textures

6 hi-res wood textures

I was on a skiing vacation in Austria and came back with lots of wood textures. Here is a collection of the most outstanding ones. This pack includes 6 high quality images of various sorts of wood or bark. I hope you have fun working with these! wood texture pack (.zip file, 35 MB, 6...

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6 colorful antique fabric and wood textures

6 colorful antique fabric and wood textures

A few weeks back, I went to an antique market in Belgium and besides looking for some hidden gems at the different stands, I was able to take some nice pictures of old wooden chests and antique chairs. I really love, how colorful some of these textures turned out to be, but look for yourself… antique texture pack (.zip file, 25 MB, 6...

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Hi-res textures of concrete, clay and slate

Hi-res textures of concrete, clay and slate

Here is nice little texture pack, which includes various images of concrete, clay, slate and bricks. I made these shots in and around the old house of my girlfriend’s grandmother in a village Germany. There were a lot of houses with their outside walls being covered with slate or clay, so I was surrounded by beautiful textures. As always, you can either...

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Upload your textures and get featured!

A few of you may already have noticed that since last friday, a new page has been added to the top navigation. This means that from now on, you are able to submit your own textures and upload them directly to my server. If you would like to gain some exposure for your photos, this is the time to get started! The links illustrated below take you to an upload...

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