FAQs

General Questions

What kinds of projects can I use these materials for?

The textures and tools on the site can be used in just about any creative project, from album covers to website banners, opening title sequences to t-shirt designs. The projects you absolutely may not use Texturelabs materials for are those which repurpose the resources into other products for creating art and design. For example, you may not resell the assets or use the assets to create your own texture packs for distribution or sale. For more specifics, check out the Terms Of Use.

Where did all these textures come from?

All of the materials you'll find on Texturelabs were created by just one person, Brady Erickson - aka Texturelabs - that's me! While the vast majority of the assets are photographs, a few of the resources have been digitally illustrated or by the alteration of archival images in the public domain. For more info about me and the history of the project check out the About section.

Can I submit my own images to be included in the library?

I appreciate you asking, but no, all of the materials on Texturelabs are created here in the lab. This insures that I can be certain about the ownership and intellectual property rights in the license terms.

I use free Texturelabs resources in my work all the time... How can I help support the project?

I'm glad you find the resources valuable. Providing them to the community has been a rewarding experience! That being said, keeping the project up and running is not without it's costs. If you'd like to support the project, consider picking up something from the Tools section. It's the revenue from those items that help keep the lights on. Additionally, there are a handful of free things you can do that help out the site - mostly, just help get the word out! Sharing the site on social media, or even liking and commenting on the Youtube videos helps Texturelabs to get more exposure.

License and Terms of Use

When I download an image from Texturelabs, do I own the image?

No, the Terms of Use give you permission to use the images, not ownership of the images themselves. Copyright and full ownership of the content remains with Texturelabs.

Do I need to pay royalties to use Texturelabs materials?

Nope, images downloaded from the site can be used without paying any royalties. All images downloaded on the site are included under the Terms of Use.

Do I need to include an attribution credit when using an image from Texturelabs?

No, an attribution credit is not required when using images downloaded from our site. But a shout-out is always appreciated!

Can I download and store these materials locally on my own computer?

Yes, you may store and use the materials locally. However, you may not use a program (spider, leecher) or script to automatically download (all) content on the website.

Can I put some of your materials on my own website?

While you are free to use Texturelabs materials to design your website, you may not offer any of the files for download or purchase on your site. To reference images on the Texturelabs site, please link to pages on the site, and not directly to the files.

Can I use your images to create and sell my own textures, texture packs, materials or shaders?

No, you may not use Texturelabs images to create any textures, texture packs, shaders, materials or stock images for sale or distribution.

Can I use your images to create Photoshop or other design templates?

No, you may not use Texturelabs images to create templates or extensions. Please understand that the materials on the site represent years of hard work to amalgamate, and providing them for free is meant as a contribution to the design community. To use the assets to create products to sell to that same community is outside the spirit of the project.

But I could make a decent amount of money selling templates that use Texturelabs resources. Can I just use a few?

Unfortunately no. While creating and selling templates can be an exciting venture, you really do need to take the time to create your own assets for that purpose. This also ensures that when you sell a template, you own the full rights to that item.

Contact Info

I have a question not answered here...

For more information on using the textures and other materials on the site, be sure to check out the Terms of Use and End User License Agreement.

You can also reach me by email at Keep in mind, it's just one person running the whole show here, but I'll do my best to get back to you in a timely manner!