You can get great results and save considerable amounts of time by taking advantage of textures that are freely available. One excellent resources of textures (and other types of stock images) is Stock.xchng. Designm.ag has shared us “60+ Free Textures from SXC.hu“, you’ll find more than 60 textures from Stock.xchng. Each image links to the page on sxc.hu where the image can be downloaded.
License: See License Agreement from Stock.xchng