Cardboard Textures and Objects: High Resolution Pack

Nov 28 2008 by Jacob Gube | 42 Comments

Cardboard textures and objects can be used in numerous ways to give a design a raw and realistic look. Check out bern unlimited, Blog.SpoonGraphics, Jamie’s Italian, and The Resume Girl to see various uses of cardboard textures and objects in web design.

In this article you’ll find 20 free cardboard textures and objects for designers.

Cardboard Textures and Objects - Leading Image

You’ll find a variety of very high-resolution textures and pieces that you can use in any manner you choose.

They were taken using a Nikon Digital Single-Lens Reflex (DSLR) camera at 2,896 x 1,944 pixel size at a low compression rate (1:4 compression ratio). Note that some photos were cropped to save on file size, but all of them retain the same scale from the unprocessed images (i.e. they weren’t resized in an image editor).

Note: Even though you can use these textures and objects for commercial work without attribution, it would be greatly appreciated if you did! However, you cannot redistribute these textures and object without attribution.

At the bottom of the page you’ll have the option to download all the files. Alternatively, you can browse the whole set in the Six Revisions Cardboard Textures and Objects Flickr set and just grab the ones you like.

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02_cardboard_surface_vertical_stripe_0102_cardboard_surface_vertical_stripe_01

03_cardboard_surface_vertical_stripe_0203_cardboard_surface_vertical_stripe_02

04_cardboard_exposed_right04_cardboard_exposed_right

05_cardboard_surface_plain_0105_cardboard_surface_plain_01

06_cardboard_surface_plain_0206_cardboard_surface_plain_02

07_cardboard_top_edge_rough07_cardboard_top_edge_rough

08_cardboard_rough_0108_cardboard_rough_01

09_cardboard_rough_0209_cardboard_rough_02

10_cardboard_rough_0310_cardboard_rough_03

11_cardboard_right_edge_0111_cardboard_right_edge_01

12_cardboard_right_edge12_cardboard_right_edge

13_cardboard_piece_0113_cardboard_piece_01

14_cardboard_piece_0214_cardboard_piece_02

15_cardboard_piece_0315_cardboard_piece_03

16_cardboard_object_crumpled_0116_cardboard_object_crumpled_01

17_cardboard_object_layered_0217_cardboard_object_layered_02

18_cardboard_left_edge18_cardboard_left_edge

19_cardboard_corner_0119_cardboard_corner_01

20_cardboard_ripped_bottom_right20_cardboard_ripped_bottom_right

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42 Comments

Jacob Gube

November 28th, 2008

If enough people find this useful, I can follow this up with a second set of cardboard textures and objects and create a brush set based on these photos. So just let me know.

Alex

November 28th, 2008

Cool!

Pretty useful!

It would be really cool for you to follow this up with a second release.

good work!

John

November 28th, 2008

These are very nice. Have you done paper textures? I am thinking of papers like rice paper etc.

Jacob Gube

November 28th, 2008

@John: I’ve been considering releasing paper textures, I’ll probably end up doing it eventually.

Elaine B.

November 28th, 2008

Very nice! Kudos!

Rishi Luchun

November 29th, 2008

These are great thanks

liam

November 29th, 2008

Lovely stuff, really useful and well thought out shots. Thanks

Joe Payton

November 29th, 2008

I would definitely like to see a second release. You can never have enough stock!

Patareco

November 29th, 2008

Thanks for another nice set! And if you have them please release the paper textures set!

No Reimer Reason

November 30th, 2008

These are fabulous! Thank you for sharing them.

insic

December 1st, 2008

this is very useful stuff you have here jacob. especially for the web and graphic designers.

web design

December 3rd, 2008

These are very highres, you usually have to pay for these. Thanks!

Derek

December 7th, 2008

Thanks Jacob

Great work – good karma.
Will pay it forward.

Drew Costigan

December 11th, 2008

Jacob – thanks for the textures and happy holidays!

Lilly

December 17th, 2008

WOW thankyou so very much for these,I have been looking for this exact type of cardboard for ages,I have found alot but none of them compared to yours,YOU ROCK & I would definetly love to see more thanks again xox

xuan

January 1st, 2009

thanks man
happy new year 09

Manos

January 17th, 2009

Creativity to the maximum…you gave me so many great ideas…thank you!

themisfit

February 22nd, 2009

another great set of textures.

dubem

February 26th, 2009

That’s very good ! Tks a lot

mz

April 13th, 2009

Awesome set, thanks!

Andrea

June 15th, 2009

These are soo cool! Very generous! Thanks so much!

SWP

November 2nd, 2009

another great set of textures

finn~luv

December 28th, 2009

so great job!!!! Thx!!!

Lynn

January 21st, 2010

These are fantastic! Great texture, really high res, thanks so much!

Infographiste

February 3rd, 2010

Great idea, Ive got some old book and papyrus in my basement, i’ll try this in taking pictures or scanning my stuff, thanks for sharing

Nagy

February 8th, 2010

very useful textures, i really need them, Thank you

Zardoz

March 4th, 2010

Thanks! These are great and hard to find textures (of such quality). Much appreciated.

ktown

March 15th, 2010

this is great I was just looking for something like this. These will come in handy.

Danielle

April 10th, 2010

These are wonderful!

Thank you!

LivE

April 22nd, 2010

this pack is just absolutely AWESOME! thank you so much!

pdq

May 26th, 2010

great share… hope you do more cardboard … and some papers textures would be nice too !!

Kruttie

June 10th, 2010

This pack is great! As a designer for a non profit organisation it is always nice to find free packages as our budget is very low. Really appreciate it!

Boghy

July 22nd, 2010

DUDE YOU SAVED MY LIFE..when the site will be done i’ll show to you

Danix

September 23rd, 2010

Love your cardboard backgrounds!!!
Very useful. Thank you so so much for your amazing job!!!

Esther

February 4th, 2011

Thank you!! this was exactly what I needed for a grunge design project.

Sü Smith

February 4th, 2011

Thanks so much for the wonderful cardboard textures. Much gratitude. ♥ ☮

Akhtar

February 10th, 2011

awesome textures collection. i hope u will love this one as well hi-res free cardboard textures: http://smashingwall.com/resources/hi-res-cardboard-textures/ Enjoy :)

joh

March 29th, 2011

much much appreciated share ; thanks brother

jinesh

March 31st, 2011

Very …..very…thanks

alimunandar

July 4th, 2011

That’s very good ! another great Creativity

ragul

November 2nd, 2011

thank u …………..

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