As a professional website designer, you realize the routine. Project after job is thrown across your desk. Each client wants something new cool, refreshing and distinctive. But after years of designing web sites for customers, it's not difficult to get burned out, and often jobs end up seeming a bit monotonous. You should get the enthusiasm you had long ago.
So, you're looking for something new. You need something to make your work stand out. Perhaps you have thought of using high quality background textures on your own sites? I am talking about high-resolution photographic textures of real objects. I know. I understand. You're saying that stock photography prices. Perhaps your budget is peanuts, or maybe do not have any budget in the slightest. That's okay. No need to worry.
And if it is any newer than 6 or 5 years old, pretty high resolution pictures are probably taken by it. In case you are in possession of a digital SLR that is good, that is just gravy, but any digital point and shoot will do just fine. Do you get where I'm going with this? Get off your lazy back and take some photographs! It is not difficult to locate amazing background textures all around you. Whatever you see each day is manufactured out of something, wood, plastic, alloy, glass, concrete; your wood desk or hardwood floors, the tile of your kitchen back splash, the brick wall outside your office, the footpath in front of your property, the grayed wood of your fence. All of these are excellent material for picture textures. Again, they are all free resources. Keep this list in your mind and you will start detecting those textures in the world around you. I assure background images!
If you want some really good stuff, visit with a vintage warehouse district like I often do. It's not difficult to find pieces or grunge covered water and concrete, and of course beautiful, old, distressed brick damaged or weathered wood. These every day images make several of the greatest free textures photographs you could picture. And in the age of digital photography, snapping a few hundred photographs costs you almost nothing!
You are just too lazy and uninspired to get up and produce your own personal background texture photographs if finally, you can locate a bit of quality resources on the internet for free stock photo textures. But remember, if you shoot the picture, it makes your work that much more unique and original. You are bound to keep creating the same, monotonous, boring layouts, again and again should you consistently simply use the task of someone else free textures.
You may do this, even if you'd not consider yourself a photographer. It's simple to point and shoot your way from your dull, design funk. Acquire some clean air. Acquire some inspiration! It'll be beneficial for you in more ways than you know.