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100+ Best Water Textures to Download (High Quality, PNG, PSD, Backgrounds)

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There are few things more beautiful in life than a water ripple pattern in a rushing stream. See how to recreate that in your own artwork with this awesome selection of water ripple textures, liquid backgrounds, and more.

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We'll be looking at a wide selection of 100+ water textures from Envato Elements and GraphicRiver, so you're sure to find something here that sparks your creativity.

Unlimited Water Texture Downloads at Envato Elements

With thousands of premium digital assets, Envato Elements is a great resource for designers and dabblers. What makes this service outstanding, however, is that for one low monthly fee you can download as many of these digital assets as you like, as often as you like. 

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This makes a monthly or yearly subscription to Envato Elements terrific value for money. Let's take a look at some of the terrific water textures available from Envato Elements.

50 Photoshop Water Overlay (JPEG)

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This Photoshop water overlay is so easy to use: just drop the overlay on top of your image and set the layer blending mode to screen. You get 50 different types of water drops to experiment with, and you can duplicate or combine effects to make them more intense.

Abstract Reflective Water Texture Seamless (JPEG)

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If you want an ocean seamless texture with an abstract twist, try this pack of 35 high-resolution backgrounds. They're fun and creative—click the image to see previews of more of the effects.

Liquid Backgrounds Texture Collection (PSD, JPEG)

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Give your designs a fluid texture with ease. This set of 16 liquid backgrounds lets you add a variety of different effects to your images or artwork in Photoshop. The pack includes PSD and JPG files, and you can customise them as much or as little as you want.

Water Ripple Effect Illustrator (PNG, EPS)

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Looking for some high-resolution water ripple images? Try these water texture PNG and EPS files to create a realistic water ripple effect in Illustrator. Use them for cards, backgrounds, banners, and more.

Fluid Texture with Air Bubbles (JPEG)

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If you want to create a photo manipulation in Photoshop, this awesome water background is a great start. It features a realistic water texture, complete with tiny air bubbles floating to the surface. See what you could create with this one!

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Recreate the beautiful fluidity of watercolour with this set of nine JPG background textures. Use them for posters, flyers, website backgrounds, and other design projects.

Abstract Liquid Backgrounds (JPEG)

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Sometimes, you don't want water itself, but just an abstract liquid effect. Try this set of abstract liquid backgrounds in six different colours. They're high-resolution JPG files that you can use for web or print design projects.

Liquid Gradient Backgrounds (JPG, PNG)

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Or try this set of mesmerising liquid gradients. You get ten different renders with mixed gradient pigments, and they're all high-resolution and ready to print or use online.

Liquid Colorful Abstract Backgrounds (JPEG)

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Continuing the abstract theme, here's a pack of 24 high-resolution fluid texture backgrounds, comprising six unique backgrounds with four colour variations. They'd make great abstract social media banners or headers.

Holographic Liquid Water Texture PNG (JPG, PNG)

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Using a water ripple texture doesn't have to mean sticking to the realistic look of water. You can get the same effect while adding bright, holographic colours, as in this stunning set of fluid texture backgrounds. Download it to kick-start your creativity!

Liquid Backgrounds (JPEG)

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When water meets ink, you get this amazing result, full of beautiful swirls and colours. How would you use them in your own artwork?

3D Liquid Backgrounds (JPEG)

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Get in the flow with these incredible 3D backgrounds. Making a ripple effect in Photoshop is easy with this set of 25 JPG files, with full documentation on how to use it.

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The texture of water has never looked more stunning and varied than in this pack of 10 different textures of water painting. They're all high quality and ready to print, so you can use them however you want.

Iridescent High Resolution Water Texture Holographic Backgrounds (JPEG)

If you're looking for a high-resolution water texture, this is the pack for you. You get ten different textures, each made with beautiful combinations of colours for a vibrant design. Use them as the background for a website or user interface, and make an instant impression on your clients!

Abstract 3D High Resolution Water Texture (JPEG)

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Take water ripples to the next level with this awesome pack of 45 water ripple patterns for use in your projects. There's so much variety in this pack, so you can find exactly the right effect every time!

50 Abstract Fluid Textures (JPEG)

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Here you get a huge library of 50 realistic fluid texture backgrounds. They're high-resolution and print-ready, so use them on high-quality corporate brochures, flyers, signs, and other print design projects.

13 Liquid Background Textures (JPEG)

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Aren't those colours and swirls just amazing? Use them in your own design projects to give your artwork a vibrant backdrop.

Premium Water Texture Downloads From GraphicRiver

GraphicRiver also offers great water textures and other premium digital assets, but it works a bit differently from Elements in that it offers single downloads for one low fee. This makes it a great choice for those on a budget.

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Let’s take a look at some of the top-quality offerings there.

Water Ripple Texture (JPG)

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If you're looking for a simple set of water ripple images to use as backgrounds or texture overlays, this is the pack for you. It gives you 66 water ripple patterns to choose from in one awesome package.

Texture of Water Drops (JPG)

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Or if you want to focus on individual drops of water, this is a great option. Choose from 17 high-resolution water drop images to create the dreamy mood of a rainy day.

Water Ripple Pattern (JPG)

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Aren't those some beautiful water ripples? And that's just the start—this pack contains 15 JPG files with a selection of different water ripple images to choose from. Download it and start creating!

Water Texture Seamless (JPEG)

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Or check out this beautiful set of 36 water drop backgrounds. They're based on high-quality photography, so you'll get stunning, completely realistic results.

Texture of Water (PSD, PNG)

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Capture the beautiful texture of water droplets with this set of 12 backgrounds, each in a different shade of blue and with different patterns of water. They're high resolution and high quality, so you can use them either online or for large-scale print projects.

Water Texture Photoshop Pack (JPEG)

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This ripple effect for Photoshop perfectly represents the chaotic texture of a choppy sea. You get six high-resolution JPG files—how would you use them in your designs?

High Resolution Water Texture (PSD)

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Each drop of water here is so sharp and detailed, enabling you to create stunning designs. As well as the high-quality JPGs, you get two PSD files with adjustment layers to help you make your own variations.

Water Texture Seamless Depth Backgrounds (JPG)

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Tap into the beauty and majesty of the underwater world with this set of 10 depth backgrounds for Photoshop. They're high resolution and full of beautiful bubbles and water ripple textures to enhance your designs.

Ocean Seamless Texture (PSD, JPEG)

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Use this kit to add beautiful and realistic water drops to your digital art. Unlike some of the other items featured here, which were made with photographs, this one was created using shape layers and layer styles. You get 20 individual drops and 12 combinations of drops, as well as five different backgrounds.

Water Ripple Effect Photoshop (PSD)

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Why choose a single background when you could choose this pack and get three water ripple images in one. They each feature a different type of water texture, giving you plenty of variations to choose from. The PSD files are well layered, so that it's easy to change the colours and make other adjustments.

Water Drops Background (JPG)

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How would you use these water drop backgrounds? They'd make a great backdrop for presentations or websites, or why not use them on your business cards or stationery? The possibilities are endless.

Frozen Water Ripple Images (PSD)

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Check out this stunning abstract background depicting the texture of water as it freezes in a wintry lake. This is a great choice if you're looking for something more artistic and creative, instead of strictly representational.

Water Texture Seamless Background (PSD)

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Create a water texture seamless background with this set of high-resolution water ripple images. Thanks to the high level of quality and detail, you can use these on posters, flyers, book covers, and much more.

Underwater Liquid Background (JPG)

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See the world from under the sea with this amazing set of water bubble backgrounds. They're beautifully lit to create the effect of sunlight piercing the darkness of the sea.

Water Texture Photoshop (JPG)

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You get so much variety in this water texture Photoshop set: 12 different backgrounds, each with 13 colour variations, for a total of 156 final results. They're all presented in high resolution, so you can use them with confidence.

Water Drop Texture (JPEG)

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Here are some more water drops, presented on a surface of three different colours at high resolution. They have the beautiful realism of high-quality photography.

Water Texture Seamless Pattern (JPEG)

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Use this water texture if you're looking for a seamless pattern to make a great background for your artwork. The checkered pattern is an unusual choice, creating a contrast with the fluid texture of water.

Under Water Texture Background (JPG)

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This high-resolution background perfectly depicts the underwater world, with light filtering through from far above. It comes with three variations, from this traditional blue water to poisonous green water and even bloody red water.

Frozen Ocean Seamless Texture (PSD, JPG)

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When water freezes, it preserves many of the swirls and patterns it had when it was moving, but adds that characteristic icy sheen. This pack of four JPGs and one PSD file gives you a set of different frozen water textures to choose from. See which one you prefer!

Water Ripple Texture (PSD, JPG)

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This beautiful water ripple pattern would make an excellent background for a website or presentation, but you could also use it as an overlay if you're trying to create the effect of a reflection on the surface of the water.

High Resolution Water Texture (JPG)

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Let's wrap things up with this stunning collection of high-resolution water drops, set against 22 different backgrounds. Download it and see how you can use it in your digital compositions!

Choose Your Favourite Water Texture

Now you've seen a selection of the best water textures for your next project. Head on over to Envato Elements and GraphicRiver and download your favourite template today. 

And if you want to uncover more great textures or water-based designs, check out these articles:

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