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100+ Free Photoshop Overlays and Textures

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The right photo overlay can really take an image from ordinary to extraordinary. In this article, we'll take a look at some free photo overlays that you can download right now. We'll also take a look at some awesome textures, because they're a reason why texture overlay effects are so popular—they're amazing! 

Looking for a premium collection of textures and overlays for Adobe Photoshop? Envato Elements is a great resource to check out, too.

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100+ Free Photoshop Overlay Textures

Who doesn't love a good freebie? Well, I hope you like 100 freebies, because this list includes over 100 texture overlay Photoshop add-ons, images, and effects—and they're free!

Not sure how to add a texture overlay to your work in Adobe Photoshop? Check out this video walk-through over on our Envato Tuts+ YouTube channel:

Now, let's dig into some free Photoshop overlays and textures you can download and use today.

Grunge Texture Overlay Freebies

Grunge textures can make for the perfect overlay addition when you're looking to add a weathered look and feel to your imagery or photography. Check out these amazing free Photoshop textures and overlays that you can take right into Photoshop, for free, right now.

15 Free Worn Textures for Photoshop

This free bundle includes 15 textures that you can download right now—absolutely free. They're high resolution and even free for commercial usage.

15 Free Worn Textures for Photoshop

12 Free Film Texture Overlay Bundle

These 12 textures are perfectly designed for your Photoshop overlays. Just add a touch of dust, or really push the weathered look.

12 Free Film Dust Grunge Textures for Overlays

10 Free Grungy Watercolor Texture Brushes

These textured brushes make adding a grunge aesthetic to your work easier than ever. Rather than an image, just install the brushes and easily add organic texture to your work.

10 Free Grungy Watercolor Texture Brushes

32 Amazing Grunge Textures and Overlays

This pack of textures and overlays is jam-packed with content—and for free too! These beautifully crafted textures really need to be seen to believed. Download them today and leave the author a like.

32 Amazing Grunge Textures and Overlays

20 Free Mixed Grunge Textures and Overlays

This mixed set of textures has so many different grungy textures to experiment with! Add them to your favorite photos or use the included Photoshop brushes.

20 Free Mixed Grunge Textures and Overlays

3 Free Scratches Textures Overlays

Add some scratches and variation to your work with this pack of three scratch textures. Remember, there's lots you can do with textures in Photoshop—try starting out with the layer blending modes.

3 Free Scratches Textures Overlays

10 Free Hand Drawn Textures

This collection of hand-drawn textures comes in two convenient formats—free to download and use! They're perfect for photos, artwork, and more.

10 Free Hand Drawn Textures

Paper Texture Overlay Photoshop Freebies

Paper textures can be some of the most versatile additions to your toolkit, and paper texture overlays can be very diverse—both in their execution and in their creation! Dig right in and start creating today with these amazing free resources.

16 High Resolution Paper Texture Set

These old paper textures are great for adding some character to your work. Whether you're looking to create a vintage photo overlay or you're just looking for an organic feel, these assets are worth the download.

16 High Resolution Paper Texture Set

10 Free Ripped Paper Textures

Use these free ripped paper textures for overlays, additions, or even to create a ripped edge on your photo or artwork.

10 Free Ripped Paper Textures

8 Free High Res Paper Textures

These free high-resolution paper textures are perfect for adding soft texture overlays to your work. Or use them as a background or starting point for another effect.

8 Free High Res Paper Textures

15 Free Paper Texture Overlay Freebies

If you're looking to work with a folded paper texture overlay, look no further. This collection of free paper textures has 15 different textures to work with. This is such an awesome bundle—it could work for so many projects!

15 Free Paper Texture Overlay Freebies

6 Free Foil Paper Texture Overlays

These foil textures are super stylish and free to use. Download them today and use them as photo overlay effects or as abstract additions to your latest creation.

6 Free Foil Paper Texture Overlays

12 Free Digital Paper Textures

These beautifully textured watercolor assets are perfect for paper overlay photo effects. Use them in layer masks or use them with different layer blending modes.

12 Free Digital Paper Textures

5 Free Vintage Paper Textures

These vintage paper textures are perfect for creating the perfect paper texture overlay. Download them now, for free.

5 Free Vintage Paper Textures

Even More Photo Overlay Effects and Textures

But guess what? There's even more to see! Here's even more free Photoshop textures and overlays ready to use and ready to download. Download them today and get designing—enjoy!

16 Free Photoshop Shadow Overlays

This bundle of 16 free photo overlays is perfect for adding some extra light and shadow to your work. Give them a try with your favorite photos or mockups.

16 Free Photoshop Shadow Overlays

Free Rose Petal Overlay for Photoshop

Working on wedding photos? Maybe your work could use a little extra romance. Try out these free rose petal photo overlay effects.

Free Rose Petal Overlay for Photoshop

500 Free Textures in this Ultimate Texture Pack

This is such a useful pack of texture overlay assets! Download these 500 amazing textures today—there's so much to see!

500 Free Textures in this Ultimate Texture Pack

10 Free Photoshop Overlay Backgrounds

Find the perfect overlay for photo projects in this set of ten free Photoshop overlay backgrounds. It's free to download and start experimenting with your imagery.

10 Free Photoshop Overlay Backgrounds

10 Free Film Grain Texture Photo Overlays

Looking for a film grain texture overlay? Check out these ten free grain textures. They're high resolution, and have a very natural look and feel.

10 Free Film Grain Texture Photo Overlays

7 Free 35mm Film Grain Texture Set

Here's another awesome set for grain texture overlay additions. High quality and created from actual film shots, they're a great addition to any texture collection.

7 Free 35mm Film Grain Texture Set

5 Free Wood Textures

Wood textures can be a great addition to a wide variety of projects—from backgrounds to photo effects. Download these high-resolution textures for free.

5 Free Wood Textures

96 Free Texture Pack

This is another amazing texture pack—there are 96 textures here to experiment with! Mix them, match them, and experiment with blending them together in Adobe Photoshop.

96 Free Texture Pack

8 Free Holographic Texture Overlays

Maybe your project could use a touch of holographic shine. Look no further than this pack of free holographic texture overlays.

8 Free Holographic Texture Overlays

20 Free Snow Photo Overlays

When it comes to free snow texture overlays, this bundle can't be beat! Easily add the snow to your photo, and utilize Photoshop's filters to blur them, to help create focus or depth.

20 Free Snow Photo Overlays

10 Free Dot Textures for Photo Overlays

Check out these free dot patterns—they could add stylish texture to any photo or image! Here's a tip: place one on top of your photo and change the blending mode to get started.

10 Free Dot Textures for Photo Overlays

25+ Premium Photoshop Overlays and Textures

Looking for even more photo textures and overlays? Check out these premium, professional photo overlays and texture overlay bundles from Envato Elements

Dust and Scratch Photoshop Overlays

Looking for some vintage flair or a touch of grunge? This could be the perfect overlay for photo projects, especially if you're working with old photo overlay effects.

Dust and Scratch Photoshop Overlays

15 Dust and Hair Particles Textures

These textures are the perfect subtle addition of texture and organic imperfection. Give them a look!

15 Dust and Hair Particles Textures

20 Folded Paper Textures

These are perfect for high-quality paper texture overlay effects. Open these textures up, place them over your work, and then adjust the blending modes in Adobe Photoshop, for a simple effect in a flash.

20 Folded Paper Textures

Shadow Overlay & Stationery Mockup Set

Add some striking shadows to your next product mockup or your favorite photo to change the overall look and feel. There are stationery mockups included in this set, too!

Shadow Overlay  Stationery Mockup Set

Photoshop Dust Texture Mockup

This dust texture overlay mockup is perfect for bringing a grunge look to your work. It's easy to get started in this set, using Smart Objects in Adobe Photoshop.

Photoshop Dust Texture Mockup

Photoshop Wood Grain Textures Template

These wood grain textures come ready to go in Photoshop PSD files. Dig right into 30 different textures today.

Photoshop Wood Grain Textures Template

Instagram Textured Mask Effects for Photoshop

How about a textured mask effect overlay for your next photo project? This is perfect for Instagram or your next social media avatar. 

Instagram Textured Mask Effects for Photoshop

Photoshop Ice Frozen Texture Overlay Mockup

Looking for a snow photo effect? These are literally some cool photo overlays—use this texture mockup to add an icy effect to your imagery.

Photoshop Ice Frozen Texture Overlay Mockup

Spray Textures Overlays for Adobe Photoshop

These spray textures are both realistic and versatile. The included PNG files have such beautiful, organic variation to them. Take a look!

Spray Textures Overlays for Adobe Photoshop

High Quality Paper Textures

Looking for high-quality paper textures at super high resolutions? This set is exactly what you're looking for. Choose from 21 textures, all in one convenient set.

High Quality Paper Textures

Vintage Book Textures

This is such a unique collection of textures! They were found and repurposed from vintage books—cool, right? These could be perfect overlays for illustrations, backgrounds, and more.

Vintage Book Textures

Photoshop Plastic Foil Wrap Overlays

Add a plastic foil effect to your work in a snap with these plastic texture overlays. They're transparent, so it's easy to add this overlay to your work.

Photoshop Plastic Foil Wrap Overlays

High Resolution Cloth Textures

These cloth textures are high res and can make some really interesting textured overlays. Take a look at the example below—cool, right?

High Resolution Cloth Textures

Transparent Grunge Textures High Resolution

This grunge texture overlay is particularly awesome because the included textures are transparent—it's easier than ever to add these worn details to your imagery. Adjust the blending mode to experiment with different looks.

Transparent Grunge Textures High Resolution

Photoshop Overlay Broken Glass Texture Mockup

Make an impact with this broken glass overlay effect. Place your work in the mockup to create a dramatic image in a flash.

Photoshop Overlay Broken Glass Texture Mockup

Geometric Photoshop Overlay Effects

Simplicity can be really beautiful, as you can see in this Photoshop overlay. Add a simple but elegant geometric texture to your work today.

Geometric Photoshop Overlay Effects

100 Snow Overlays for Adobe Photoshop

Snowy day, but didn't quite catch the snowfall in your photo? Try out one of the texture overlays from this pack of 100 snow overlays. 

100 Snow Overlays for Adobe Photoshop

Photoshop Grunge Textures Kit

This grunge texture kit is packed with 35 different textures to use in your next project. It even comes with bonus stamp brushes.

Photoshop Grunge Textures Kit

Hand Painted Watercolour Textures

Watercolor textures can have such a welcoming, organic feel. Test one out with this awesome collection of 64 watercolor textures, perfect for photos, artwork, and more.

Hand Painted Watercolour Textures

Photoshop Wood Grain Textures

Push your rustic, earthy project further with these awesome wood-grain textures. There are 44 to choose from, each with plenty of variety and character.

Photoshop Wood Grain Textures

Photoshop Rain Overlay Effect

Add some rain to your photo with this photograph rain overlay texture effect. There are 50 to choose from, varying in both angle and intensity.

Photoshop Rain Overlay Effect

50 Smoke Overlays for Adobe Photoshop

Smoke can make such a dramatic addition to a photograph—check out the amazing example below! How would you use this awesome overlay effect?

50 Smoke Overlays for Adobe Photoshop

Photoshop Fire Overlays

Really command attention with this smoking-hot fire overlay. This overlay effect is perfect for sports or any project that's all about bringing intensity and heat.

Photoshop Fire Overlays

50 Photoshop Overlays Bundle

Sometimes, a project calls for some imperfections, but they need to be subtle and strategic. This bundle of dust overlays is perfect for situations like that.

50 Photoshop Overlays Bundle

Photoshop Bokeh Overlays

How about adding a fun bokeh effect to your photos? These Photoshop bokeh overlays make it easy to add that aesthetic to all of your favorite photographs.

Photoshop Bokeh Overlays

Photoshop Texture and Overlay Resources

I hope you found some awesome assets in this list to use in your next creative project! If you didn't quite find the perfect freebie, keep in mind that there are plenty more premium options to see on Envato Elements.

Curious about how to create a photo overlay? Check out these free tutorials from Envato Tuts+! There are so many different ways to create photo overlays—with so many possible outcomes. Use these tutorials to help you get started.

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