There are many important elements in graphic designs and texture is just one. However, with the right use of texture on surfaces it is possible to make designs look more realistic and detailed. An example of this is using a fabric texture to make elements in a design look as if they are made of fabric – e.g. a denim touch. Or rusty metal textures to give elements a used and worn our surface. Water textures on the other hand, can be quite useful for making design elements look fresh, liquid or to add water circle and wave effects. Water textures are more difficult to use than fabric, but the effects can be amazing. Try to apply a few textures to see the result and test various settings to make the result perfect. If not sure how to do it, you can check some water texture tutorials to pick up some of the techniques Photoshop texture experts use.
This article is a collection of various types of water textures ready to be downloaded for free. The textures are categorized into the following sections: Open sea, waves and circles, water drops, seabeds and pool floors. Hope you find them useful!
Open sea, waves and circles
Seabeds and pool floors