High-Res Red Rocks Texture Pack

High-Res Red Rocks Texture Pack leading Image.

Textures are fun to work with and can add realism and an organic feel to your design. Here’s a set of textures from the Red Rock Canyon in Nevada. Feel free to use them for any purpose (commercial works or otherwise) except for redistribution. Though attribution is not required, it’s highly-appreciated.

There are 6 textures included in this texture pack. Each image is large-scale (2,896 x 1,944 pixels) and high-resolution, so it’ll give you the ultimate flexibility in usage. You can scale them down to fit your artwork or just take certain areas of a texture that you’re interested in.

If you don’t like the red color and you just want the rough, grungy textures – desaturate (Image > Adjustments > Desaturate) them in Photoshop (or your favorite image editor) and experiment with different blending options and Layer modes to get the desired effect.


Clicking on each image will redirect you to its Flickr page where you can download numerous sizes. Alternatively, you can browse the Red Rocks Texture Pack Flickr set that I’ve set up.

red_rocks_01file name: red_rocks_01

red_rocks_02file name: red_rocks_02

red_rocks_03file name: red_rocks_03

red_rocks_04file name: red_rocks_04

red_rocks_05file name: red_rocks_05

red_rocks_06file name: red_rocks_06


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This was published on Dec 31, 2008


Raymond Selda Dec 31 2008

These are nice! Thank you.

Steven Snell Dec 31 2008

Very nice Jacob. Free textures are always appreciated.

Scott Petrovic Dec 31 2008

Nice high-res photos. Thanks for the post

Chris W. Dec 31 2008

Interesting textures. Very unique!

Yang Yang Jan 01 2009

I don’t know, but these seem useless in the days of web 2.0.

The texture idea is way to web 1.0 and I have no idea how anyone’s gonna integrate these into their existing designs without looking naive.

Jacob Gube Jan 01 2009

Thanks for the compliments everyone, and I have a few more good textures and vector packs to release in the near-future, so stay tuned.

@Yang Yang: I beg to differ, I think there’s a significant trend right now that opposes a lot of the “Web 2.0” shiny, glossy look-and-feel. Even then, adding a few touches of textures in your designs can make it stand out if executed right.

Chris W. Jan 01 2009

I definitely think there is a time and a place for a texture like this. Also, web 2.0 is such a buzz word, don’t use it anymore to describe “good” web design, kthxbai.

Jacob Gube Jan 03 2009

@Chris W. Why you be hatin’? :)

Julianne Jun 12 2009

@Chris W.

Chill man we all know that you “edgy” designers can’t stand buzz words *eye roll*

Neoqueto Apr 22 2010

I have used these ones as… Meat :D.

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