14 Free Vintage Film Textures

This is a set of 14 free, high-res vintage film textures that are incredibly useful for adding texture to almost any design or illustration. I sourced them from 19th century Daguerreotype photographs that are available in the public domain and simply went through and removed all of the subjects from the images to leave behind the great texture of the old film and prints.

The last couple sets of film textures I've released have been some of my most popular ones to date here on L&T, I really hope you enjoy these just as much and can find some great uses for them in your work.

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 (33)

Thanks so much for these great textures! Awesome! :)
May 8, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterSue
That is very good comment you shared.Thank you so much that for you shared those things with us.Im wishing you to carry on with ur achivments.All the best.
May 9, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterWebsites Austin
Thank you very much for your generosity in sharing these awesome textures with us.
May 9, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterKait
Hi. I just want to say thank you so much for all of these amazing textures. <3 They're amazing!
May 9, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterAmelia
YES! I've been hoping that you would do more film textures. They are some of my favorites.
May 9, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterJosh
Caleb, you never cease to amaze! Thank you!

May 9, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterSu Hall
I wish you the best in your endeavors! You are truly a diamond in the rough my friend. Giving away your art is a wonderful way to be especially in todays world of selling and buying stock media, this site is truly refreshing and I intend to continue using these great textures and referring more designers to you.

May 9, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterBrandon Cary
These are awesome! Cheers!
May 9, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterJimmy
Wow, thank you!
May 11, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterSebastian
Just WONDEFUL! thanks
May 12, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterKyra
Thank you very much!!
Great textures!

May 17, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterPaul
Thank you so much for your wonderful textures
May 17, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterAnubha
Just picked these up and donated, love to support great resources! We've used it in our latest Pixelmator tutorial : http://www.pxm-tuts.com/tutorials/photo-effects/turn-photos-beautiful-framed-paintings/

Thanks again!
May 21, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterJacob Bordieri
Thank you very much for sharing these! They are much appreciated. :) You rock!
May 29, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterAmery
Wonderful textures! Thank you so much for making them available.
May 29, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterPrairieJill
Amazing textures, amazing website! Thanks
thank you so much!! really appreciate the time & effort & generosity!!
June 11, 2012 | Unregistered Commentertangie
Thanks a lot Caleb!
June 12, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterFélix
Hey! These are extra great! Having fun working with this set.
June 21, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterChristopher Gustave
Great textures. Thank you very much for sharing!
July 8, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterJasmine
Thanks !
July 16, 2012 | Unregistered Commenterlaurie

These are so beautiful!
July 27, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterAna
Way cool! Thank you!!
August 7, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterJackie Hale
These are awesome textures!!! I have no words... Thank you!
August 19, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterNina
Beautiful! Thank you so much!
October 13, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterPakitu

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