"Slum Textures" 35 Royalty-Free Textures.
Back in April and May I spent 10 days in the Mathare Valley Slums located on the outskirts of Nairobi, Kenya. It truly was a life changing experience.
The slums consist of a vast network of small corridors that weave their way through haphazard constructed shacks. While there I took a lot of pictures capturing the daily life of those who call the slums their home.
Many of my pictures documented textures I came across while walking through the slums and this set represents the sensory experience I visually encountered during my time there.
Source photo and resulting texture.
The best things about textures is they never go out of style unlike other resources such as fonts, stock art or even photography. A texture that looks crappy now will still look crappy 50 years from now. And that's craptacular!
All "35" Textures in set.
I've put together this set of "Slum Textures" so you can use them in your own projects. If you don't like the way I created the PSD file or the bitmap tiff file no worries, you'll be able to create your own versions using the original source photo included for each. So the possibilities are endless for your creative needs.
Source File Specifications.
Each Texture Includes the following formats for each of the "35" textures.
- Original Source Photo (Hi-Res, RGB jpeg)
- Layered Grayscale PSD (Hi-Res, 10x13 @ 315 ppi)
- Bitmap Tiff (Hi-Res, 10x13 @ 315 ppi)
Also included in the download is a bonus PSD source file for you to deconstruct and see how to put the textures to use.
(All PSD Files are CS4 but will still open in CS3 or CS2 without any problems.)
The whole set is broken into four manageable downloads.
- Slum Textures 1 (192MB)
- Slum Textures 2 (173MB)
- Slum Textures 3 (169MB)
- Slum Textures 4 (168MB)
If you find these textures useful please consider donating to the work of Life in Abundance who works in African slums helping people improve their lives. Donate here. Thanks.