Free Textures

Textures add a very specific look to projects, whether it be for ads or your own photography.

It's great when people post free textures that you can use as well, here are a couple that I like:
Fudgegraphics offers alot of great free textures

Lost and Taken
Flicker - is a great source for free textures, see above, Creative Commons though for usage. The chalk board image is from the link above.

Here is some useful information from Creative Commons which is stated on most flicker sites about what or how you can use their image on. According to their website Creative Commons "helps you share your knowledge and creativity with the world. Creative Commons develops, supports, and stewards legal and technical  infrastructure that maximizes digital creativity, sharing, and innovation."  The website provides people free use and enables them a way to find images that they can use for free under this agreement.
So, basically if they have this logo (on the left), or other logos provided on their website it's free to use that image under certain restrictions.

Here is some more information from their website. 

You are free:

  • to Remix — to adapt the work
  • to make commercial use of the work

Under the following conditions:

  • Attribution You must attribute the work in the manner specified by the author or licensor (but not in any way that suggests that they endorse you or your use of the work).

With the understanding that:

  • Waiver — Any of the above conditions can be waived if you get permission from the copyright holder.
  • Public Domain — Where the work or any of its elements is in the public domain under applicable law, that status is in no way affected by the license.
  • Other Rights — In no way are any of the following rights affected by the license:
    • Your fair dealing or fair use rights, or other applicable copyright exceptions and limitations;
    • The author's moral rights;
    • Rights other persons may have either in the work itself or in how the work is used, such as publicity or privacy rights.
  • Notice — For any reuse or distribution, you must make clear to others the license terms of this work. The best way to do this is with a link to this web page.  

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