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25 Free High-Res Clouds Background

Clouds background are one of the most sought after types of textures and background images. From colorful and bright skies to smoky and dark, these textures are very useful for 3D artists and to those who need to incorporate some cloud textures and sky elements in their designs. We have seen a lot of 2D and 3D renditions that make use of clouds background creatively, be it in the animated movies or in many video games.  High resolution clouds background can be applied to a sky dome and can alternatively be used as a background pass in 3d render composites or as subtle elements in all kinds of interesting images.

This roundup includes different weather conditions ranging from stormy and overcast to clear and sunny. These pictures were also taken at different times of the day from morning to afternoons as well as dusk, sunrise and sunset. Different types of clouds from cirrus to stratus to cumulus and nimbus are also included in this set. Now sky is your limit in creating wonderful and realistic clouds for your 3d scenes.

These clouds background can also be used to add textures to your designs. You can also use clouds as background in your Flash animation or as background of a website header or as a background image for a website. Just be very creative and you will find countless of ways in using high-resolution clouds backgrounds such as these in your projects.

(Most images from this set are licensed under a Creative Commons License. Please check out the individual terms of use of these clouds background before downloading them). You can visit the source of these images by clicking on the preview¬† image. All other useful information, including the license or terms of use of these royalty free images can be found at each author’s page. Enjoy!)

01 – Red Evening Clouds

02 – White Cumulus

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04 – Dark Clouds Over Sand

05 – Clouds with Sun Rays

06 – Storm Clouds

07 – Puffy Clouds on Dark Blue Sky

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08 -Clouds

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09 – Late Fall Sunset Sky

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10 – Lonely Cloud

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11 – Sun Flare and Clouds

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12 – Cumulus Clouds

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13 – Blue and Pink Sky

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14 – Cirrus Clouds

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15 – High above the clouds

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16 – High Above the Clouds 2

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17 – Stormy Sky

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18 – Dramatic Sunset

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19 – Evening Sky Clouds

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20 – Cotton Sky

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21 – Some great clouds in Ohio on I-80 by Molly Des Jardin

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22 – Beach Clouds

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23 – Cloud Stock

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24 – Before the Rain

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25 – Sky Sun And Clouds Texture

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One Comment

  1. I’d appreciate credit for my photo on #21 if you don’t mind, given that you have a description for it already. It’s CC licensed share-alike, but is not a public domain or stock image.

    Thanks!

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