250+ Free Cardboard Textures and Backgrounds
Cardboards, especially the “brownish” types, are very useful for creating backgrounds for websites, posters, brochures, and other print materials. When used as overlay in Photoshop, cardboard textures can add a new dimension and make you designs look more natural and raw. There a lot of websites out there that incorporate cardboard textures. And, take note, the themes of these websites range from vintage to modern designs.
In this post, we put together over 250 high-resolution and high-quality cardboard textures. These textures range from flat brownish cardboards to corrugated and ribbed types to grungy and vintage. For easy browsing, we grouped the textures into different categories. The last group are texture packs, with each set containing around 10-20 textures. To download the textures that you want, simply click on the preview image and it will take you to the source page where you can download the high-resolution version. The images below are for preview purposes only.
If you like this post, then you may also be interested to view our earlier posts on vintage and paper textures: We enumerated them below. The titles are linked to respective page:
FLAT BROWN CARDBOARD TEXTURES
01-Cardboard Texture (Size: 3311 x 2206 pixels)
02- Light Brown Cardboard (Size: 2400×2000 pixels)
03- Cardboard Lite by J. Gardner (Dimensions: 4000 x 6182 px)
04- Reddish Cardboard Texture (Size: 2326 x 1586 px)
05- Corrugated Cardboard Texture Stock (Resolution: 3000×2000 px)
06- Brown Cardboard (Size: 2402 x 3405 px)
07-Cardboard Texture 01 ( Dimension: 2432 x 3648 px)
08-Old Cardboard Texture (Size: 2048 x 1536)
09- High-Res Grunge Cardboard 3 (Resolution: 4272 x 2848 px)
10-Cardboard 04 (Resolution: 5020 x 6886 px)
11- Off-White Canvas Texture (Size: 2596 x 3891 px)
12-Packaging Brown cardboard Texture 03 (Dimension: 2550 x 3525 px)
13- Rough Brown Cardboard Texture 3 (Resolution: 2600 x 3579 px)
14- Rough Light Paper (Size: 3072×2304)
15- Dark Brown Cardboard Texture (Resolution: 3968 x 2976 px)
16- Dark Gray Cardboard Texture (Size: 2048 x 1536 px)
18- Cardboard Texture (Size: 3311 x 2206 px)
19-Cardboard Paper Texture (Size: 3187 x 2223 px)
20-Posterboard Brown Texture (Dimension: 3008 x 2000 px)
CORRUGATED CARDBOARD TEXTURES
22-Cardboard corrugated textures by JK Brown42 (3264 x 1840)
23-Corrugated Cardboard Texture_01 by Dustin Schmieding (3000 x 3861)
24- Cardboard Lite 2 by J. Gardner (4528 x 6998)
25-Cardboard Texture 2 by Desizn Tech ((1024 x 681)
26-Corrugated Cardboard by pareeerica (2592 x 1944)
27-Ribbed Cardboard Texture by Just Luc (2715 x 1811)
28-Cardboard texture by ~DeborahSumpter (5616×3744)
29-Brown paper stock by =Snowys-stock 1810×2761
30-Cardboard 05 by ~purpledragon42-stock (5036 x 6950)
TORN, CRUMPLED, BURN CARDBOARD TERXTURES
31-Cardboard Texture by maladie stock(2000 x 1485)
32-Torn cardboard lite 5 by J. Gardner (4000 x 6181)
33-Cardboard Grunge 6 by J. Gardner (4045 x 6251)
34-Cardboard -001 by ~reflected-stock (1571×2406)
35-Cardboard 03 by ~carlbert (5849×4819)
36-Cardboard Texture by ~pandoraicons (2109×2860)
37–Burnt Cardboard by ~Stock7000 (3648×2736)
38-Cardboard One by *flatfourdesign (3060×3890)
39-Ripped Cardboard Texture by *Limited-Vision-Stock (2736×1824)
40-Battered Cardboard_006 by ~BlokkStox (3008×2000)
VINTAGE, GRUNGE CARDBOARD TEXTURES
41-Cardboard Grunge 1 by J. Gardner (3947 x 6100)
42-Colored Cardboard Texture by ~evil-pillow (2112×2816)
43-Masonite by ~mcbadshoes (3008×2000)
45-Sandstorm by ~TooMuchFilth-stock (2048×1360)
46-Cardboard Grunge by ~pareeerica (1600×1099)
47-Vintage Cardboard 8 by ~indietextures (2816×2112)
48-Printed card by darcyie-stock (2048×1536)
49- Cardboard 02 by ~carlbert (4819×6873)
50-Cardboard Texture by Leeber (3872 x 2592)
01-Cardboard Textures and Objects: High Resolution Pack by Six Revisions
Includes a variety of 20 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).
02-12 Ripped Cardboard Textures Free Download by You the Designer
An awesome collection of 12 Ripped Cardboard Textures all for free! The set is perfect for creating a traditional paper/card effect on projects with scrapbook themes, stickers, posters and even in customized web designs.
03-15 Brown Paper and Cardboard Textures by Lost and Taken
These textures should come in handy when you want to add a subtle texture to your designs or illustrations. It includes 15 various cardboard and brown paper textures. Try using them in simple overlays on your designs to add a hint of tangible texture.
04-Cardboard Lite Texture Pack
This pack includes 11 high quality, high resolution, free textures.
05-Cardboard Grunge Texture Pack
This pack includes 7 high quality, high resolution, free grungy cardboard textures.
06-Cardboard: Texture Pack by Design Instruct
An assortment of cardboard textures that you can freely download and use in your projects. Each image has a dimension of 1944 x 2896 px. Using the cardboard textures is permitted on commercial and personal projects with no limitations.
07-10 Free High Res Cardboard Type Textures
Here are 10 cardboard type textures free for personal and commercial use. You can download the whole set from the zipped file or get each texture from Flickr.
08-Black Cardboard Textures
A pack of free textures featuring high-resolution dark cardboard textures in PNG format.
09-Cardboard Texture Pack
The pack includes a set of 8 cardboard textures. These can be used for whatever you consider them for.
10-Color Paper + Cardboard Pack
This set includes 7 textures, each 2500×3500 px, 300 DPI.
11-Grunge Cardboard Texture Pack
This is a grunge cardboard texture pack of 8. You can use any of these textures for whatever you want, personal or commercial, for free.
12-Torn Cardboard Textures
Scanned torn cardboard for your creative projects. This set includes 12 PNG files.
13-Torn Packaging Cardboard Textures
A texture set made using a crumpled Starbucks bag, paper bag, and a cardboard boxes. There are a total of 24 large textures (assorted sizes)in this set.
14-Free Texture Tuesday: Cardboard
Set of 5 high-res grungy and torn cardboard textures.
15-Free Texture Tuesday: 5 Hi-Res Cardboard Textures
These 5 cardboard textures are 3000px wide, and nearly 4000px tall so they are hefty enough to handle your print and digital work.
16-Cardboard Mix 007 – 012
There are 6 collages of cardboard/paper textures in this free set. Preview shows the collages that are in this download.