Free Hi-Res Rough Edge Old Paper Textures


Just by looking at these grunge paper textures, fun ideas keep pouring. Antique maps, lost love letters, wanted posters, parchment manuscripts… by the way the compass roses from my previous post might come in handy for that hidden treasure map ;).

So the zip file contains 5 high resolution thick old paper images (around 3500x4800px resolution). They have nice wrinkles and texture details with rough paper fiber and torn edges. Drop me a comment or share the post if you like them. Thanks!



  1. Very nice, thanks for sharing

  2. Awesome textures! I appreciate the resources offered on your site.

  3. Thanks! Glad to hear you like these textures!

  4. bori

    Thanks for sharing, So nice!

  5. These are simple, clean and high quality. Thanks!

  6. d4

    Thanks for sharing too! Very nice pieces. :)

  7. DorL

    Thank you for sharing!
    Very clean and organized presentation :>

  8. Love these. thanks.

  9. Angela

    These are so great! Thanks for sharing!

  10. Thank you soo sooo much!!!

  11. Baeb

    Your work is awesome. Thank you for sharing!

  12. I love your website thank you for everything you share with us – you are amazing and so creative, Great work

  13. eddy

    Thanks for sharing all of this with us.
    Very usefull!

  14. Joyce

    Many thanks!

  15. Marisa

    thank you!!!

  16. Oatie

    Thanks for sharing these- they’re incredible!

  17. Awesome textures! I appreciate the resources offered on your site.

  18. Judy

    Thenk you , I can’t wait to try them…

  19. roger

    awesome! Thanks!

  20. Rebecca

    Cool! Thank you!

  21. Susana Braga

    Excellent textures, and this webpage is overall fabulous, the best place to find graphic art. Many thanks for sharing!!

  22. Lise

    Thank you very much, perfect background for an “old poster”!

  23. bab

    Very nice Thanks!!!

  24. Craig

    Thanks for these. Their size should make them very versatile!

  25. Sophie

    Many thanks. So kind of you to share!

  26. Alex Manlangit

    Hey! Thank you very much for this! :)

  27. Aigha

    So beautiful, thank you very much! <3

  28. Frani

    LOVE the texture! Thank you so much for sharing!

  29. Marguerite

    All your images are beautiful. Thank you!!!

  30. Sharon Turner

    I love these images…I do have one question, though. Did you make the red wax seal on the head page for this set? Those were very popular when I was young (1960s) but haven’t seen them much since. I was thinking they might be nice for SCA manuscript creations.

  31. Jonathan

    Nice textures… What’s the font that you used? Beginner Illustrator user here. Wanna try to do something special for my girlfriend’s birthday

  32. Sharon Turner

    If I could pester you just once more…could you explain to me how you made the seal? Dis you photograph one and produce in PS or did you…I don’t understand the complexities of the crisp depth of the impression nor the oozing overflow of wax out from under the metal seal – shoot, my vocabulary is failing me. You do not have a tutorial for it do you?

    • I made it directly in Photoshop. The basic idea is to draw a wavy circle, erase its center so you are left with what will be that raised edge – then play with the Bevel and Emboss (under top menu > Layer > Layer Style); and then add another circle behind the edge for the bottom part. I’m sorry I don’t have a full tutorial on this at the moment, but google “wax stamp photoshop”. I’ve seen some around. Hope that helps!:)

  33. Sharon Turner

    Actually, Antoniu, I think you explained it perfectly. I shall try and let you know how I made out. Thank You so much!

  34. Dona

    Thank you for the awesome papers!

  35. Dayne

    Thanks again

  36. Cristina

    Many thanks for sharing. These are great!

  37. Candi

    These are beautiful, thank you.

  38. Jaqui

    Very nice will be playing all day.

  39. dj

    Thank you so much for sharing your wonderful talent in the form of these awesome creations with us! : )

  40. Heba

    They are great, thank u! and the design of ur site is great too

  41. Yolanda

    Thank you so much for sharing. Your work is just great and inspiring.

  42. Kariba

    thanks a lot, this is awesome!

  43. Erika

    Thanks for the pages. I plan to use them in a wedding guest book for my soon to be daughter-in- law

  44. Donya

    Thank you so much! These are PERFECT!

  45. Mr D

    Very nice idea, really cool..

  46. roberto

    muchas gracias por compartir este excelente material!!!

  47. Thank you so so much. You are very generous!!

  48. Thank you so much! I got my paper sample and I also found those FANTASTIC historical fonts through your site! It is EXACTLY what I need for my project. Hoping you’re getting a healthy affiliate kickback for that. Thank you so much!