This is a collection of black and white contrast textures that I’ve been working on for use in illustrations and other projects. These are surprisingly easy to make but do involve a few steps. You can really use any medium you want and these type of textures could even be created from photos of textures. For my textures, I used a combination of ink, pastel, coffee grounds and dirt and lots of brushing, rubbing and otherwise abusing the paper. Once everything was dry I scanned them in and then adjusted levels and layered some of the textures until I was happy with the result. I use these as opacity masks in Photoshop & Illustrator to create texture. Feel free to use these in your work… just right click the image and save as. Enjoy!