Out of Focus: 30 Free Bokeh Textures

It seems as though there is a "bokeh revolution" going on these days, thanks to Bokeh Wednesday we get to see awesome bokeh pictures on Flickr every week. If you aren't a photographer or aren't familiar with bokeh, it's the out of focus background on photographs.

Today I'm giving away 30 free bokeh textures for you to focus on (mwahah). I know these technically aren't "textures", so feel free to leave me a comment letting me know if you like them or not. Here's a sample of what comes in the zip file (download it at the bottom of the post):

Consider making a donation to Lost & Taken today

If you've used L&T textures in commercial work or earned a profit from them in your designs, please consider making a donation to Lost & Taken. All donations made go directly to helping keep the site online by helping pay the server bills (which run nearly $3k a year) and allow me to buy supplies and equipment to create new textures. Donate via the link below. Every donation is greatly appreciated!

Donate to L&T via Paypal ⟹


Donate   Download .Zip

References (7)

References allow you to track sources for this article, as well as articles that were written in response to this article.

Reader Comments (54)

Thanks dude, you are awesome! I am going to use one of these in a flash project I am doing for class.

September 25, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterKindra

this is great. thanks for posting

September 25, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterAlek

These are awesome. keep them coming. Blurry, abstract and colorful. GREAT!

September 25, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterJohn Coulter

These are great - I am always photoshop-faking blurred lights for projects and now I have these!

September 26, 2008 | Unregistered Commentercazmaraline

Found your blog via Bittbox. I LOVE the bokeh! One suggestion is checking out and maybe making some different bokeh shapes. I know it's a bit cheesy but hearts and stars can add a romantic aspect...

September 30, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterCate

these made me happy

October 1, 2008 | Unregistered Commenterannie

oh, you brought a smile to my face! they're soooo beautiful! thank you!!! :-)

October 12, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Very cool - thanks so much!

October 18, 2008 | Unregistered Commenteracregar

oh thanks a million. I'm going to have great fun with these!!

November 10, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterKEYNOTER

I love it :)
Thank You :D

December 25, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

I can definitely use these. I save these right alongside my other textures in my graphics library. I would be happy to see similar blurred images show up here. Very useful.

January 5, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterSean T.

I hope I don't sound stupid but how are you guys using these photos? Are they for websites or artwork?

January 9, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

that is awfully nice of you!!! Thanks!

April 30, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterTab

These are perfect - just what I've been looking for! Thank you very much.

June 5, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterCheri


June 9, 2009 | Unregistered Commentermimi


August 26, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterURW

Hi I dloaded but can't open the zip file. Says it's invalid?

August 27, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterElizabeth

Those are all really pretty, thank you for sharing them! Will definitely use one or more of them:)

September 4, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterStella

Thank you so much for posting this and describing the bokeh style. I'd been wanting to use this type of effect in my own photography, but had no clue how to describe it to research it. Now I know how to do it and am so excited to try this technique on my own.

October 1, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterLindsay Labahn

You rock!

November 12, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterP

they r gorgeous!! thank u!

December 15, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterragdoll

THANKS for these free textures.

December 26, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterL'Éphémère

Wonderful! Thanks very much.

January 9, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterbelle

U are awesome.. :D thanks!

February 2, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterbabypunk

really cool. tnx

February 14, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterpayaam

PostPost a New Comment

Enter your information below to add a new comment.

My response is on my own website »
Author Email (optional):
Author URL (optional):
All HTML will be escaped. Hyperlinks will be created for URLs automatically.