Our History: inspire | download | create

Creativity103 was hatched in 2001 when we saw that there was a lack of sites catering for people who wanted textures and backdrops to use in their designs, skies to strip into overcast landscape photos etc. The name comes from the hosts first used to serve the site, it was part of the url at fortunecity (remember that!?), "home number 103 on creativity". a couple of years later the site moved to its current URL.

We originally designed the site to store and share images freely for use as photoshop texture layers or backdrops for web pages, but soon realised that users were applying the images in all sorts of interesting ways such as 3D rendering, euro collage, desktops wallpapers and skins, print and video applications.

Since then we have added some simple video footage, and loads more higher resolution images to the mix keeping up with current design trends. The video is not designed to be broadcast quality but is intended more to inspire ideas or to grab a low res still from.

The site is completely free to use - but if you like these images and make use of them, then we would kindly request a credit to this site [full terms], you can link to the following URL:

or http://cr103.com

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Stock photos on http://creativity103.com are licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License. A credit to this site and the contributor is required.


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