10 Colorful Motion Blur Textures

The majority of the time motion blur is looked down upon in the photography world. Sure, it can come in handy at times when used properly, but it's more often a nuisance caused by low-light rather than a deliberate creative element. Hopefully you can find some cool uses for motion blur in texture form though.

I've taken motion blur to the extreme for these textures. They were created by simply leaving my shutter open for around a half a second accompanied by a small aperture. While the shutter was open I simply swung, twisted, and spun the camera around, creating the blurs you see's all about experimenting.

Click on the textures below to download the high-res version or download them all in a zip file at the bottom of the post. Enjoy!

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Reader Comments (15)

Those are great textures. Love the colors.

May 28, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterLucid Developer

Thanks Caleb! These look great!

May 28, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterLuke

Totally inspirational for someone like me trying a side project in texture photography. Nice set for sure!

June 2, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterI Heart Texture

wow...loved the textures. They are wonderful

June 19, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterRahul Jadhav

Thank you so much for all your wonderful designs

June 22, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterJaline

Nice on Caleb. Beauties.

July 5, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterRobin Lumley-Savile

So soft - thank you!

July 11, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterSandy_in_MD

These will make incredible abstract backgrounds - great idea!

July 29, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterJosh

These are wonderful, thank you so much.

August 15, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterEdna B

Thanks for the amazing textures. We've linked to your site

November 5, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterHenry

thats true! so soft!
i like this so much! thanks caleb

March 11, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterphil

These are beautiful! Thank you so much for these.

March 30, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterbrandon

..Again, beautiful and 'moving'(!) textures.
Love the motion and colours. Thanks! S

May 18, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterSimon


July 30, 2010 | Unregistered Commenteryamada
These are very rare free images!! Thank you!!!
May 12, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterPatricia

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