I was breaking up a couple of wooden pallets recently, and whilst gazing upon the pile of scrap wood I was hit by a flash of inspiration to transform the planks into design resources for the world to use in their digital artwork! So I’ve been busy capturing, equalizing and processing the dirt and wood grain into a set of free vector textures for you to download. Use them as backgrounds to your designs, or paste them into an Opacity Mask in Adobe Illustrator to apply the grungy marks to any element for the popular distressed look.
This set of vector pallet wood textures contains 20 images made with a mix of wood grain, knots and filth. There’s a variety of natural grungy patterns taken from single planks, as well as multiple planks positioned side by side in horizontal and vertical layouts to capture the panel gaps within the texture detail. Each texture comes in AI and EPS vector formats, which allows you to scale them to any size and easily change the colour. Also included is a series of standard PNG files with transparent backgrounds, for maximum compatibility with all design software.