Vault of sites providing downloadable textures and other 2D graphics.
The following sites are mainly premium sites which either charge monthly subscription deals, or charge per item, but generally offer higher quality assets because of this.
- Student – $15/month. 15 downloads a day. 1024×1024 TGA images. Non-commercial License.
- Freelancer – $19/month. 50 downloads a day. 1024×1024 TGA images. Commercial License.
- Corporate – $75/month. Unlimited daily downloads. 2048×2046 TGA images. Multi-user Commercial License.
- Normal – $76/year. Private use & small companines. 100MB / 24hrs
- Extra – $154/year. Private use, small companies, Schools & Universities. 250MB / 24hrs.
- Corporate – $323/year. Large Companies. 750MB / 24hrs.
The following sites either offer entirely free assets, or a large enough quantity of free assets to make it worth including. The quality varies widely between these free assets, but there are some gems to be had.
- $33 – All 4,300 textures, but still with copyright watermark.
- $93 – All 4,300 textures with watermark removed. These are also unprocessed JPEGs direct from the camera, so higher quality.
Full purchase details here.
Ben Cloward’s Texture Resource – Ben Cloward is a technical artist who has written many decent articles covering all aspects of game art creation over the years, and here he has uploaded around 400 of his own photographs for artists to use as textures if they so wish. None are tilable, and the resolutions vary quite a bit, but still a handy selection.
Texturer – This site contains 1,000s of photographs taken by the site owners of a wide range of subjects. They are conveniently sorted into sensible categories, and even offer some tiled textures. The resolutions are somewhat low these days though with most source textures being around 1250 x 836, and most tiling ones around 500 x 500. The quality is reasonably high though despite this, and most have been taken in quite neutral lighting conditions.
episcura - Similar to CGTextures.com. Large library of textures.
Pro – $7.99 / month for 1GB/week
Premium – $13.99 / month for 2.5GB/week