Free texture files – old leather

When you keep a pommel horse in your back yard …


… its leather inevitably starts to deteriorate. I was looking at it today (thinking about re-covering with all-weather canvas) and I realised that the old leather is as charismatic as anything!

Well, I couldn’t pass up such a great opportunity to add to my texture library, so I borrowed my wife’s camera, with the macro lens, and grabbed a bunch of photos. Needless to say, my complete lack of photographic skill resulted in fewer than one in five of the photos being usable, but still, I ended up with eight keepers.

I’m not sure if or when I’ll ever use them; but hey, it can’t hurt to have them on file, right? And since I know some of my readers enjoy adding textures to their photos sometimes, I thought I’d share them for you.

The files were captured with a 21 megapixel 5D Mark II (although some of them have been cropped a bit). Saved as high quality Jpegs, and zipped up. If you’d like them, you’re welcome to them.

Here’s what they look like:


If you have a question about this article, please feel free to post it in Ask Damien.