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50+ Best Paper Textures and Overlays (Old, Crumpled, Creased, and Folded)

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Paper textures have a myriad of uses, and if you're looking for just the right texture for your next project, you've come to the right place.

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Just one of the terrific paper textures available at Envato Elements

Today, we're highlighting over 50 of the best paper textures and overlays available at Envato Elements. Take a look! There's bound to be something you'll fall head over heels in love with.

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Want to see what I mean? Well, let's take a look at some of the terrific paper texture overlays available on Elements today.

Best Paper Textures and Overlays

Creased Paper Textures (PDS, AI)

Creased Paper Textures

Check out this beautiful collection of creased paper textures. The collection contains ten hi-res images of various paper textures that are a perfect backdrop for your drawings, photos, and other projects. 

White Crumpled Paper Textures (PDS, AI)

White Crumpled Paper Textures

Looking for a collection of crumpled paper textures? Well, here's just the thing for you. This pack contains 30 hi-res white crumpled paper textures that you can use as backgrounds for your print, graphic design, web design, as paper overlays, or as a mask to fill any shape or text.

24 Folded Paper Texture Photoshop (PDS, AI)

24 Folded Paper Overlays

Need a folded paper texture? Take a look at this folded paper overlay. Use any of these 24 simple overlays from Folded Paper Texture Photoshop to add a folded look to photos or other projects instantly. Simply place your chosen overlay over your image, change the blending mode to linear light, and you’re done.

Old Paper Textures (PDS, AI)

Old Paper Textures

Here are 14 old paper textures waiting to transform your next project. Ideal for use as backgrounds, or you can use them as old paper overlays to give your project a tactile quality. 

Crumpled and Creased Paper Textures (PDS, AI)

Crumpled and Creased Paper Textures

Crumpled and Creased Paper Textures offers you a used paper look that will give texture and variety to your projects. There are ten hi-res images included in this pack, and you can use them in both Photoshop and Illustrator.

Handmade Hemp Paper Textures (PDS, AI)

Handmade Hemp Paper Textures

This set of beautiful handmade hemp papers gives you some great paper texture overlays for any project. The set offers 20 hi-res textures that can be used as backgrounds for your own cool designs.

Distressed Paper Texture (PDS, AI)

Distressed Paper Texture

If you're interested in creating a vintage look in your project, then this set of distressed paper textures is the right choice. The pack contains ten different backgrounds, so you have plenty of choice for experimenting to find the right look for your project. 

Paper Texture Overlay Photoshop  (PDS, AI)

Paper Texture Overlay Photoshop

Paper Texture Overlay Photoshop contains a whopping collection of 54 textures that have been individually created to give you as much range and diversity as possible during the creation process.  

Torn Paper Overlay (PSD)

Torn Paper Overlay

Torn paper has a wonderfully tactile quality, and if that what's you've been searching high and low for, you'll love this pack of torn paper overlays. The package contains four realistic ripped paper overlays, all in one fully layered and editable PSD file. You can customise the files to suit your needs, even turning the shadow on or off as you please.

Hi-Res Fold Paper Texture Overlays (AI, EPS, PNG, PSD)

Hi-Res Fold Paper Texture Overlays

If you're in need of hi-res folded paper texture overlays, then check out this collection of 20 vector fold paper textures. They're an excellent choice for craft projects, business cards, and other projects. They are fully editable, so you can use them individually or in combinations for different effects.

Aged Paper Textures (PDS, AI)

Aged Paper Textures

If the vintage look is your thing, you'll love these aged paper textures. The pack contains 30 hi-res vintage and distressed paper textures that can be used as backgrounds or overlays. Download them today and have fun. 

Crumpled & Folded Paper Texture Overlay Photoshop (PDS, AI)

Crumpled  Folded Paper Texture Photoshop

Crumpled & Folded Paper Texture Overlay Photoshop gives you everything you need to add texture and depth to your images and projects. The pack contains 20 hi-res paper textures that can be used to create stationery, artwork, craft projects, and more. 

Old Iron Textures (PSD, AI)

Old Iron Textures

If you're looking to accentuate the sense of distress in an old photo texture or an aged paper texture, consider adding small touches of this old iron texture. It will not only create more depth and intrigue in your images but also increase their tactile quality. 

Dirty Paper Textures (PSD)

This collection is a bit unlike the others featured here in that it combines 30 radically different textures in one package. The emphasis is on grunge and damaged, so you will find old paper overlays, crumpled paper textures, distressed paper textures, folded paper overlays, deconstructed cardboard, and more.

Old Photo Textures & Old Newspaper Textures (PSD, PDF)

Old Photo Textures  Old Newspaper Textures

Newspapers and traditional photos age in a similar sort of way, with a yellowing and browning of the paper and its edges as it grows brittle and more fragile. Old Photo Textures & Old Newspaper Textures are the perfect overlays and backgrounds bringing those authentic qualities to your photos and newspaper articles. There are seven A4 photo/newspaper overlays and five textures included in this set. 

Ripped Paper Overlay (PSD, AI)

Ripped Paper Overlay

All hail this artistic pack of 40 grunge and ripped paper overlays that offer a plethora of textures to suit every need. From watercolour to cardboard to compressed papers and much more, this collection is a designer's and scrapbooker's dream. 

More Premium Paper Texture Overlays From GraphicRiver

GraphicRiver is another service that offers thousands of premium paper texture overlays, but it works differently from Elements. 

GraphicRiver paper textures

While Elements is the best source when you want to buy many paper overlays and other resources, GraphicRiver is better for those who are on a budget and only want to buy one overlay at a time. 

So if you're interested in purchasing just one paper texture overlay instead of experimenting with several, then Graphic River may be a better choice for you. You can download a single overlay for one-time use for a low fee. Let's take a look at some of the top-quality offerings there. 

Old Paper Textures (PSD)

Old Paper Textures

Use any of the eight layered PSD files from Old Paper Textures as a magazine texture overlay to add a vintage quality to scrapbook pages, wallpaper, or any other project where you want to bring a sense of the weathered and used. 

Texture Backgrounds (PSD)

Texture Backgrounds

This package of ten textures is a bit different from those we have featured so far, in that they are not paper. However, they are perfect for those looking for distressed paper texture as they mimic the cracks and peels you would find in posters that have been exposed to the elements for a long time.

10 Layered Grunge Paper Textures/Background/Frames (PSD)

10 Layered Grunge Paper TexturesBackgroundFrames

These ten grunge paper textures/backgrounds/frames are perfectly layered so that you can use them all together or split them apart and use separate layers as textures. A great collection for those looking for different effects like clear overlay paper, magazine texture overlay, newspaper overlay, etc. 

12 Creased Paper Texture Backgrounds (PSD)

12 Creased Paper Texture Backgrounds

How awesome is this collection of creased paper textures? There are 12 different textures in this set, so you have plenty of opportunity to experiment and combine them to create the look you're after.

Old Paper Overlay (PSD)

Old Paper Overlay

Old Paper Overlays and Textures never looked so good. Have fun mixing and matching these, or use them individually as backgrounds or overlays. 

Folded Photo Texture and More (PSD)

Folded Photo Texture and More

Use this wonderfully versatile template to create folded photo textures, coffee and ink stains, drops, and more. Just insert your photo and select the effect you like, or mix a few of them together. The pack contains one PSD Photoshop template, 15 different paper textures, seven folds, ten wrinkles, two stains, and five types of dust and scratches. 

Aged Paper Textures Photoshop (PSD)

Aged Paper Textures Photoshop

Aged Paper Textures Photoshop offers six layered PSD files that you can customise as you like to create the most intriguing old paper overlays or backgrounds. 

Choose Your Favourite Paper Texture Overlay Today

As you can see, there's no shortage of terrific paper texture overlays at Envato Elements or GraphicRiver. So just head over to either site and choose your favourite today, and get to work creating.

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