Wednesday
Sep142011

16 Free Colorful Watercolor Textures

Watercolor textures have been some of the most downloaded textures I've released here on L&T, so I thought I'd bring you guys another big set to use in your work. These were created by soaking the paper in water and mixing in watercolor paint and food coloring (along with a little fake blood). I then hung them up to dry and if they needed it, touched them up with a sponge. I tried to include a variety of heaviness, from subtle ones to heavier, grungy ones.

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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16 Free Colorful Watercolor Textures

16 Free Colorful Watercolor Textures

16 Free Colorful Watercolor Textures

16 Free Colorful Watercolor Textures

16 Free Colorful Watercolor Textures

16 Free Colorful Watercolor Textures

16 Free Colorful Watercolor Textures

16 Free Colorful Watercolor Textures

16 Free Colorful Watercolor Textures

16 Free Colorful Watercolor Textures

16 Free Colorful Watercolor Textures

16 Free Colorful Watercolor Textures

16 Free Colorful Watercolor Textures

16 Free Colorful Watercolor Textures

16 Free Colorful Watercolor Textures

16 Free Colorful Watercolor Textures

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Reader Comments (20)

Awesome! I love these! Thank you!

Su
September 14, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterSu Hall
These are amazing! can't wait to use them. Thanks so much
September 14, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterjared v
Gorgeous as always!
September 14, 2011 | Unregistered Commenteranmonous
Thank you Thank you Thank you
You realize that instead of running errands and going to the gym on my coveted day off I will now play in Photoshop all day. :)
September 15, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterJulie
Awesome stuff, man! Thanks for making these available to us.
September 15, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterRikard
These are so cool !! Thank you =D
September 16, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterQQ
They are amazingly beautiful! Thanks a mill!
September 21, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterJoseph
These make very nice desktop pictures if you rotate them.
September 24, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterJessi
Texturas fantástico! Maravillosa y profunda. Beautiful.
September 30, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterPhoebe Baker
Again, beautiful textures. I love how some of the colors mix and you get smooth, and blotches here and there. Makes for the perfect watercolor texture.
October 15, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterSammie
Beautiful - I just get lost gazing into them - lovely feeling
October 17, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterDavid
Muchas gracias!!! :)
October 18, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAngie Niceday
Muchas gracias, estan de lujo, me serviran para seguir editando y aprendiendo, un 10+
October 22, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterEduardw
T.Y. again. These are lovely. I can see them in with holiday themes modern like. Santa loves watermelon by the sea I hear~ :)
October 22, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterLj
Are these free to use in commercial projects?
October 22, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterJesse
I love your textures *.* But i kinda suck at PS, yet i hope you like it ^^ (used nr.9)
Anyway, here's the link: http://ang3ll.deviantart.com/#/d4msvbq
And thank you so much!
January 18, 2012 | Unregistered Commenterthe dark riddler
Muito bom! Gostei das imagens! Realmente são bonitas, vou baixar e utilizar quando precisar de uma bela imagem para background. Obrigado por compartilhar!
February 12, 2012 | Unregistered Commenterenock
Wow, just wow. Happily made another donation, but I still feel like I'm stealing from you......
October 1, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterNick D
Thank you so much. These are fabulous!
October 12, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterPati
There are so lovely! Thank you so much for sharing your talent! I plan on using these for print background and blog designs. I truly appreciate your hard work and if I ever make money using these I will gladly donate to your cause.! This is such a great idea!
October 22, 2013 | Unregistered Commenterchristina

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