Aug 5, 2014

Looking for Free Textures? Try Shadowhouse Creations

Back in the days when I did digital scrapbooking working in Photoshop, I discovered a site, Shadowhouse Creations created by Jerry Jones. Jerry generously creates these textures and offers them for FREE to anyone who would like to download them.

Shadowhouse Creations

His Terms of Use are simple and straightforward and his textures can be used for personal or commercial projects. Use any blending app to layer textures over your images. Apply different blending modes for various results. I use Sketch Club because it allows me to transform the layered texture to fit the aspect ratio of the photo I'm working on. You can add the textures above or below your image. Experiment and see what you like best. Or, try the Diana Photo app ($0.99) and let the presets in the app do the magic for you.

Below are some samples using various Shadowhouse Creations textures and the Diana Photo app.

Textured iPhone Photos

Here's the most recent set featured on his site - clicking on the image will take you to Shadowhouse Creations so you can download the zip file. Most of the files in this set are 3600 x 2800 pixels. 

Textures by Shadowhouse Creations

Below is an image I made using one of the textures from this set and the Union App ($1.99) to do the layering and masking. 

Textured iPhone Photo by Geri Centonze

Happy Layering!


  1. Can these be downloaded on iPad?

  2. Yes, to unzip the files download the free app iZip and that will unzip them

  3. Or you can save on your computer and transfer to your iPad the way you transfer any photo =)

  4. Thanks geri

    Diane Stanley
    Sent from my iPad

  5. What a fabulous resource, Geri! You're so generous with your tips and I appreciate your wide-ranging explorations!

  6. Thanks Meri - love to share what I find

  7. Thanks for the tip, Geri! Loved the textures!!! :)


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