About Me

Hello, and thanks for stopping by texturemate. My name is Bill Scott and this is my online repository where I share any textures, stock photos, brushes, or other design resources I create with others online! Professionally, I am an electrical engineer, with occasional website or graphic design work here or there. My hobbies include photography, graphic design, web design, and 3d modeling. I recently started Ascended Arts as a legitimate business for my artwork or web design services. Even more recently, I decided to create texturemate to share my original resources with others online.

Besides sharing textures and brushes, I will occasionally post an article or guide on anything I think is useful. I switch between Adobe Photoshop and Gimp quite regularly, favoring one over the other for different tasks. This means that sometimes I will post a guide in Photoshop, and sometimes in Gimp.

Feel free to follow me via Twitter, Facebook, or RSS to receive regular updates when things like textures or brushes are added. I am also very active on Deviant Art and am just starting to get into Flickr. I function on the feedback of others, so do not hesitate to request anything, comment on existing things, or contact me about anything else!

I have included a FAQ below to try to cover the most common questions I receive. If you have a question that you are unsure of the answer to, contact me!

texturemate FAQ

  • Can I download any texture, texture pack, or brush pack from this site for free?

    Yes, absolutely! All textures, texturepacks, and brush packs on this site are completely royalty-free. They can be used commercially without reference or credit to texturemate or myself.

  • How can they be free when other sites sell texture packages, paid subscriptions, or impose usage limits?

    Simple. I enjoy photographing textures and providing them to other graphic designers, web designers and 3D modeling artists like myself! Website hosting costs are covered with advertisements placed on the site. Myself or others that donate textures or brushes to texturemate have day jobs and do not rely on this site for income.

  • Where do your textures come from?

    All of the textures at texturemate are completely original and obtained using my own professional photography equipment. I can guarantee that the only place you should see any of my textures online is here! See them hosted somewhere else? Let me know!

  • Do you require any credit given if I use a texture in my commercial product?

    No, not at all! Although appreciated, it is not required. Enjoying the site and spreading the word among your colleagues about where to get free textures is enough! I always love to see my textures or brushes used in your finished product!

  • Can I use your textures in 3D modeling software?

    Yes, these textures may be used for rendering surfaces or tiled in 3D software. Using these photographs in 3D software changes their appearance and is consequently allowed. Have no worries using these textures in programs such as 3DS Max, Solidworks, CAD, Maya3D and Blender.

  • Can I use your textures in Second Life?

    Yes, of course! Second Life's software is a form of 3D modeling and these textures may be used. Please do not redistribute them unedited to others via Second Life, just send them here!

  • Can I redistribute or sell your textures or brushes unedited?

    No, the only thing I do not allow to be done with our textures is nothing at all! I go though hard work obtaining high-quality original textures and turning them into brushes and do not want to see other companies selling them in 'their' texture or brush packs. However, I am open to all distribution ideas, so if you are interested in re-packaging our textures, feel free to contact me.

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Every resource provided on texturemate falls under a Creative Commons License, except credit is not required. The stock textures, texture packs, brush packs, and any other resources available for download on this site are completely free and may be used in commercial or non-commercial applications. Credit to texturemate for use of available textures or brushes is appreciated, but not required. These textures may be used in 3D modeling software packages where their appearance is altered, such as Blender, 3DS Max, Solidworks, CAD, or Second Life. They may also be used in scrapbooking applications. The only exception is that they cannot be redistributed commercially in their unedited form. These textures cannot be re-packaged and resold without significant modifications to their appearance. Brush packs may be used to create unique images in Gimp or Adobe Photoshop, but they cannot be redistributed without being significantly edited. Any resource on texturemate may be linked to when sharing information or resources to others.