When I started out in photography I knew that I wanted a gritty feeling for my pictures, so I searched Flickr for free textures. I found them quickly and easily, each accompanied by a note saying “Free for use” and “Enjoy”. Ever since I experienced that kind of generosity I wanted to pay it forward, so each time I shoot a new texture pack I like to release them.

They are split into several downloads based on where they were photographed.  All in all this is over 150 textures – I really hope that you enjoy them!


Enjoy some CLASSICS:

  • January 15, 2015 - 2:39 am

    Även ett litet steg framåt…. ‹ Lizzan´s foto - […] laddade jag ner från Brooke Shaden , här använde jag Nature. Har även tittat på en en tutorial för att lägga på lite dramatik […]ReplyCancel

  • April 24, 2015 - 8:32 am

    Stacy Godfrey - Thank you so much for sharing these Brook! You are an amazing person, and really like the redesign of your website. Can’t wait to see more of what you do in the future. God Bless!ReplyCancel

  • May 21, 2015 - 4:28 am

    Hayley - Thank you kindly for sharing and promoting your passion for others to be inspired and motivated by.

    You’re a true inspiration.

    Kindest Regards,


  • June 16, 2015 - 4:40 am

    Jillian Merlot - Thanks so much for sharing your textures.
    I have been only able to download three folders…Home, Hearst Castle and White Hill Mansion.
    The remaining folders I can’t seem to access. Am I not clicking in the right place?
    All the bestReplyCancel

    • June 22, 2015 - 3:58 pm

      Voder - Seems to me the links on the rest are missed or messedReplyCancel

      • June 22, 2015 - 4:00 pm

        brookeshaden - Working on fixing that now! 🙂ReplyCancel

  • July 8, 2015 - 7:34 am

    Crackle - Hey Brooke, Miss you!! Love love love this passion site of yours I just wanted to thank you for you!! And for sharing all that you do… Big hug, Hope we crossed paths again soon.

  • July 8, 2015 - 7:07 pm

    Emily + David | Water for Elephants | - […] spent weeks researching composite photoshop techniques, downloading free film textures (shout out to Brooke Shaden!), even going so far as to research the specific species of elephant featured in the film (which if […]ReplyCancel

  • August 11, 2015 - 7:36 am

    Tipu Ahmed - Great Thx for ur Texture as well as ur awesome Youtube Video.Badly waiting for ur Greattttttttttttttt Class on “Creative Live”.

    Tipu AhmedReplyCancel

  • August 13, 2015 - 1:49 pm

    Judy - Thank you for the great textures! Your work is amazing!ReplyCancel

  • September 8, 2015 - 8:00 am
  • September 16, 2015 - 9:04 pm

    Tricia Floyd - Thank you Brooke for these wonderful textures! You are such an inspiration to us all (especially to us fibromites!). Your talent is beyond compare, and thank you so much for sharing it!ReplyCancel

  • November 30, 2015 - 4:33 am

    Siri Brandshoi - Thank you for sharing 🙂 Love your work.ReplyCancel

  • February 7, 2016 - 10:34 pm

    Fallen Angel – Work Process – Trendy Kitten Graphics (Erin Applebee Photography) - […] that the textures I’ve been using on this image and Regal Red were from Brooke Shaden’s Promoting Passion website, she has quite a few on there which are great for practicing like this. One of my goals for […]ReplyCancel

  • February 9, 2016 - 4:00 pm

    Angie Lambert - Much thanks for sharing your generous spirit with us. I recently enjoyed your workshop on Creative Live. I am still glowing from your inspiration and honoring your offerings. I learned SO much! I cannot wait to try some new creative photography and editing techniques. Truly, heartfelt thanks, Brooke.ReplyCancel

  • February 14, 2016 - 5:07 pm

    Pat - Thank you for the downloads! Your work is spectacular!ReplyCancel

  • February 26, 2016 - 7:43 pm

    Teresa Tuno - Brooke, you are a kind and generous person. Thank you for sharing your work, talent and knowledge!ReplyCancel

  • February 27, 2016 - 9:15 am

    Janice Rucinski - Thanks for sharing, these are beautiful textures.ReplyCancel

  • February 28, 2016 - 10:11 am

    Lisa - Thank you for the textures! Your work is great!ReplyCancel

  • March 4, 2016 - 3:08 pm

    Nicole - Thank you so much for your generosity; I cannot wait to use the textures in my work! You are a star!ReplyCancel

  • March 5, 2016 - 6:48 pm

    Susan - Thank you so much for the textures! I so admire your talent!ReplyCancel

  • March 6, 2016 - 11:50 am

    Tanja - Thank you Brooke for sharing these beautiful textures!Your work is great and I love it;-)
    Keep it up!Greetings from GermanyReplyCancel

  • March 21, 2016 - 8:32 am

    ana - thank you for your generosity.
    Me encanta tu trabajo, muchisimas gracias por las texturas.ReplyCancel

  • April 8, 2016 - 8:46 am

    Irene Blanco Gavela - Thank you so much for your generosity, the textures are great and you are helping to amateur photographers like me to start. I love this world and it is beautiful to see that not everybody is thinking on themselves, and can also share….
    It is important not to forget the origins
    Thank you again your work is so fantastic.
    i wish to attend your workshop in Madrid, it would be a dream…
    Happy day!

  • April 22, 2016 - 5:35 am

    June - Thank you for the free downloads… your work is amazingReplyCancel

  • April 26, 2016 - 3:09 am

    Wendy May - Thank you for such generous sharing of such fab textures!ReplyCancel

  • April 30, 2016 - 4:22 pm

    Angela - Thank you for the textures….❤️❤️ReplyCancel

  • April 30, 2016 - 11:21 pm

    Venura Herath - Thank You Brooke!

  • May 1, 2016 - 8:13 am

    Vivian - I have started working with textures only recently and your generosity in sharing these textures is deeply appreciated. Thank you!ReplyCancel

  • May 1, 2016 - 10:39 am

    Tom Matthews - Thank You!!!ReplyCancel

  • May 2, 2016 - 6:23 pm

    Patricia - Thank you so much for the textures and the tutorial! Your generosity is wonderful and I will definitely pay it forward some how.ReplyCancel

  • May 3, 2016 - 12:25 am

    Gene Wick - Very kind and really great textures. Your passion for art is obviously match by your generosity. Thank you very much.ReplyCancel

  • May 3, 2016 - 1:13 pm

    Dawn LeBlanc - Thanks for your generosity in sharing these Brooke. I took one of your classes on Creative Live and thoroughly enjoyed it.ReplyCancel

  • May 24, 2016 - 7:15 pm

    Judi - Thank you for being so generous with your textures and sharing your knowledge! I am very grateful.
    Peace, JudiReplyCancel

  • May 24, 2016 - 7:49 pm

    Fallen Angel – Work Process – Erin Applebee – is a Fine-art Photographer & Designer - […] that the textures I’ve been using on this image and Regal Red were from Brooke Shaden’s Promoting Passion website, she has quite a few on there which are great for practicing like this. One of my goals for […]ReplyCancel

  • May 25, 2016 - 7:36 am

    Christy Bell - TY so much for being YOU. A real Honest open artist! You rock girl! /cReplyCancel

  • May 29, 2016 - 9:23 pm

    New work – running from the wolf. – Erin Applebee is a Fine-art Photographer & Digital Designer - […] I added some texture to the image using some of Brooke Shaden‘s Textures because this was created before I started taking my own. I used blending modes to blend these into […]ReplyCancel

  • June 2, 2016 - 8:53 pm

    Free Textures – Erin Applebee is a Fine-art Photographer & Digital Designer - […] textures that I found on the internet (particularly ones by Brooke Shaden, you can find her’s here), but I was inspired by a couple of my favourite photographers to start taking my own. Over the […]ReplyCancel

  • June 12, 2016 - 7:34 pm

    Monica Melgar - Thank you so much Brooke for the wonderful textures and tutorial. I am very touched by your kind spirit and your generosity, not to mention what an unbelievable artist you are. You’ve got yourself a new subscriber!ReplyCancel

  • July 20, 2016 - 2:28 pm

    Patty - excellent… so happy I found you!ReplyCancel

  • August 10, 2016 - 10:13 pm

    David Palmer - Thank you SO much Brooke for being so generous and sharing so much!ReplyCancel

  • August 31, 2016 - 11:25 am

    Linda Harding - Thank You for all you do! Your kindness and inspiration is contagious! Your photography is continuously amazing! I love your white wall Wednesday! Just a thank you for sharing yourself and your art. I am learning from you! Keep on creating amazing stuff!ReplyCancel

  • September 11, 2016 - 6:49 pm

    Barbara - Thank you for being such an inspiration!ReplyCancel

  • September 15, 2016 - 2:38 am

    Dan - Thank you! Awesome work.ReplyCancel

  • September 16, 2016 - 10:14 am

    Lael - Thank you! This is awesome, and I’ll pay it forward.ReplyCancel

  • October 20, 2016 - 7:39 am

    Damali Conceptuals - Thank you very much for sharing your textures, I literally downloaded all of them. I love working with textures so this was like an early Christmas for me. I also enjoyed your video. I never really thought about using black and white textures the way you do. I especially loved how you added tint to the textures using curves. It was very knowledgeable and I learned a lot of new techniques that I look forward to executing.

    Take Care,

    • June 4, 2017 - 6:09 am

      Andrea Blakesberg - Thank you for the tutorial AND the textures!! This is exactly what I was just asking about this morning 🙂

      so appreciate the generosity and I plan to pay it forward,

  • November 20, 2016 - 11:14 am

    Jessica Zimmer - Thank for these wonderful textures. It’s not just your wonderful photography, but you have such a loving, humble, and giving spirit that just amazes me.ReplyCancel

  • November 21, 2016 - 11:28 pm

    Robert - Thank you so much for these textures and your amazing and inspiring work!ReplyCancel

  • January 1, 2017 - 11:58 am

    Sébastien - Thank you very much for these all amazing free texture !

    Your work is awesome !

  • February 1, 2017 - 7:26 am

    Su Hall - Excellent tutorial! I thought I had tried about everything with textures! LOL That is the beauty of Photoshop. Someone else has found another way to do something. Oh, how my use of the program has changed in the past 13 years!

    Thank you so very much for the terrific textures!


  • February 1, 2017 - 8:22 am

    Barbara Denny - Thank You…ReplyCancel

  • February 1, 2017 - 7:52 pm

    Jo - Fabulous! Thank you so muchReplyCancel

  • February 3, 2017 - 2:49 am

    Dale - Thank you so much for the beautiful textures xxReplyCancel

  • February 23, 2017 - 1:54 pm

    Sheryl - Thank you so much for the beautiful textures and all your inpiring videos. I used one texture here:

  • February 26, 2017 - 3:30 pm

    ambar das - Thank you so much.ReplyCancel

  • March 2, 2017 - 1:29 pm

    Leslie Schrader-Fagnan - Thank you so much for these textures!ReplyCancel

  • March 12, 2017 - 9:57 pm

    Carlton - Loving your work Brooke..ReplyCancel

  • March 15, 2017 - 2:31 pm

    J.D. Small - This was the best texture tutorial I have ever seen. I have watched tutorials, downloaded textures watched more tutorials and downloaded more textures and never know what to do or when to do it. Your tutorial was excellent and I now have a much better feeling what when to use them and what to use them for. Thank you! Thank you!ReplyCancel

  • March 20, 2017 - 4:27 am

    Cornelia Brandwijk - Thank you so much for sharing and the tutorial Brooke. I love your work!ReplyCancel

  • April 23, 2017 - 8:52 pm

    Donna Venables - Hi Brooke, Thanks for the textures, i will share mine too. I have no words that would illustrate adequately how i feel about finding you and your work.. Love Donna V.ReplyCancel

  • May 30, 2017 - 9:22 am

    Head in the Clouds - Anna D Bruce - […] BIG thank you to Brooke Shaden for sharing her free textures with the world! Click here to access them (don’t worry it’s a public link that she has shared on her […]ReplyCancel

  • July 12, 2017 - 7:14 am

    Dreams - […] BIG thank you to Brooke Shaden for sharing her free textures with the world! Click here to access them (don’t worry it’s a public link that she has shared on her […]ReplyCancel

  • July 19, 2017 - 1:36 pm

    Monica Tselentis - Hi Brooke

    Thanks for sharing, but is it me do something wrong, can’t download the e-book.

    Love your work 🙂ReplyCancel

  • July 20, 2017 - 8:22 am

    Kenny Howerton - I’m glad I’m not the only one that runs around shooting textures. People usually think I’m crazy…lol.ReplyCancel

  • August 25, 2017 - 1:19 am

    Argu Sagturk - Hi Brooke,
    thank you for your kind sprit and your being and the way you choose to live.
    You are one of the finest photographers that i know.
    More importantly you are one of the finest beings, living, radiating and sharing love all around you, thus sharing again that there are ways to live a honest , passiaonate, lovefull life for everyone possible to live.
    By sharing in these ways you also heal and show how to heal the world and our lifes around us.
    Thank you for your being again.
    You are an angel. ;o)ReplyCancel

  • September 20, 2017 - 1:28 pm

    Ashanti Coverdale - Brooke,

    I just heard about you today on a Phlearn tutorial. I am so excited that fate led me to hearing about you and your art. Thank you for sharing your light, art, and kindness with others. It’s so wonderful to see a successful person add such beauty back into the world. Thank you for the free textures and be blessed!ReplyCancel

  • September 26, 2017 - 6:34 am

    Nina - Thank you, Brooke, for tutorial and texture downloads. You are SUCH an inspiration. I have purchased your Creative Live courses, even though I am far off your creative imagination and enjoy your brilliant teaching so much. Go Brooke!!ReplyCancel

  • October 4, 2017 - 11:49 am

    Jenny Sarabia - Thank you! Really appreciate the texture lesson and the free textures. Your work is beyond amazing and your heart seems to be golden. Thank you! You are inspiring!ReplyCancel

  • October 8, 2017 - 3:49 pm

    Coffee is Life - […] big thank you to my photographer friend Lelia for the amazing mug and a big thank you to Brooke Shaden for graciously sharing some free textures on her website! Please follow […]ReplyCancel

  • October 27, 2017 - 10:05 am

    Trevor - Awesome work….Inspired. Thank you!!ReplyCancel

  • November 8, 2017 - 7:16 pm

    Melody Watson - Thank you for your generosity!ReplyCancel

  • November 15, 2017 - 1:58 am

    inge Snijders - Thank you so much and keep up the amazing work!!
    You are a great inspiration for me!ReplyCancel

  • December 9, 2017 - 7:06 pm

    Running from the Storm - Anna D Bruce - […] big thank you to Brooke Shaden and Lara Jade for providing your photo textures […]ReplyCancel

  • January 8, 2018 - 7:20 am

    Marietjie du Toit - You are an inspiration to so many people. Thank you for sharing your knowledge and for these beautiful texture downloads.ReplyCancel

  • January 18, 2018 - 11:30 am

    marlen - thank you very muchReplyCancel

  • January 25, 2018 - 9:07 pm

    James Braund - Hey Brooke

    Thanks so much for sharing, just getting my photoshop on now !

    A generous gestureReplyCancel

  • February 5, 2018 - 9:57 pm

    Remi - Thank you so much for your generosity…..ReplyCancel

  • February 18, 2018 - 8:08 am

    Merabet - Thank you so much gréât jobReplyCancel

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