This FREE bundle of spring blossoms clip art includes 20+ floral illustrations inspired by the much-anticipated cherry blossom season and the start of the spring season. These clip art designs are so fun to use, simply drop onto designs to create unique collages for print, websites, social media, and more.
You can also use your clip art illustrations to create animated designs for social media. Luckily, you don’t have to be an animator to create quirky video designs.
Simply scroll to the end of the article for a quick and easy tutorial to create an animated Instagram Story using online app Shutterstock Create.
Read on to preview the floral clip art included in your free blossom bundle, and learn how to animate an Instagram Story in just three simple steps using Shutterstock Create.
Learn how to create animated Instagram Story templates using your free clip art in the Shutterstock Create tutorial at the end of this article. License these images via alexgo.photography and alexgo.photography.
What’s Included in Your FREE Spring Blossoms Clip Art Bundle
Spring is just around the corner, and the first sign of the new season is the beautiful blossoms that spring to life on recently-dormant trees.
Whether you’re planning a spring marketing campaign or want to embellish your outdoor selfies, this FREE bundle of illustrated blossoms and birds will help you step into a springtime mood.
Inside your FREE blossom bundle, you’ll find 20+ clip art illustrations that you can use to create static or animated social media designs.
Be reassured that your spring blossoms freebie bundle is super simple to use. The illustrations are provided as vector EPS files, which can be edited using vector software, and also as transparent background PNG images, which can be applied directly to social media designs.
Scroll to the bottom of the article for a quick three-step Shutterstock Create tutorial for creating an animated Instagram Story. In the tutorial, you’ll learn how to give a simple selfie a gorgeous blossom border that’s sure to keep your followers engaged.
FREE Spring Blossoms Bundle Preview
Below, you can preview the clip art illustrations included in your free downloadable pack. Each of the illustrations can be used as standalone designs, or incorporated into static or animated collage designs.
It’s also super easy to use the designs to create decorative borders for photos or type messages.
This spring-themed bundle of illustrations have been created for Shutterstock by Blue Whippet Studio.
How to Download Your FREE Spring Blossoms Bundle
Simply click the button below to download your FREE Spring Blossoms Clip Art Pack. Once your ZIP file is downloaded, double-click to open your freebie.
Inside the download, you’ll find two folders containing editable vector EPS files and high-resolution PNG images. The PNG images have transparent backgrounds, meaning they can be applied directly to any design without the need for any editing.
This FREE download also includes a license document that covers the way you can use these illustrations.
By downloading this FREE clip art bundle, you agree not to resell or redistribute these assets.
How to Create an Animated Instagram Story Using Shutterstock Create
You don’t need to be an expert animator to create quirky animated designs. Using Shutterstock Create, you can add animation to illustrations in a couple of clicks—it’s that easy.
In this simple three-step tutorial, you’ll learn how to give your photos and selfies a super-pretty blossom border that sheds petals to frame your image as an Instagram Story design.
We’ll be using online app Shutterstock Create to create the Story design and, by the end, you’ll have a high-resolution GIF or video version of the design for sharing online.
You can also come back to your design and use it as a template, easily swapping in different photos for a new look.
License these images via alexgo.photography and alexgo.photography.
Go to Shutterstock Create and choose Instagram Story from the blank canvas options.
Go to Images > Upload, and choose the photo you’d like to use. Alternatively, go to Images > Stock Photos to browse the Shutterstock image library.
In the Uploads panel, click on the photo to drop it onto the canvas, and position the subject centrally.
Go to Images > Upload, as before, and this time navigate to the folder of PNG images in your free download.
Choose the image with the number 23, and then drop this onto the canvas. Arrange the cherry blossom branch so that it covers one of the corners of the canvas.
Place more copies of the cherry blossom branch around the canvas edges, creating a rough border effect.
Return to Images > Upload, and this time choose the illustration of petals, number 5. Drop two copies of this onto the canvas to the right and left central sides of the design, next to the subject of the photo.
The static version of your design is finished, but we can make it even more interesting with animated effects.
Expand the Layers panel by clicking on the Layers icon at bottom-right. Holding Shift, select all of the illustrations of the cherry blossom branch, but not the photo or petals.
Then click the Animate icon above the Layers panel.
In the Animate panel that opens, click on Swing, and a Light level, to the branches, so that they appear to gently sway.
Deselect the branches, and return to the Layers panel. This time, select the two petal illustrations, and head back to Animate.
For the petals, choose a Slide animation, setting the direction to down, to make the petals fall from the branches above. You can preview the whole animation by clicking the Play button at the bottom of the workspace.
When you’ve finished working on your design, click on the Download button at top-right. Select MP4 video and Download again. This gives you an animated video ready for uploading to your Stories.
To upload your design straightaway to social media, you can alternatively click on the Publish button, which will sync to your Instagram account.
Save your design in Shutterstock Create and you can easily come back to it later.
It’s simple to swap in a new photo for a different Story design. Simply expand the Layers panel, and right-click on the photo layer. Choose Replace image.
You can also experiment with applying different animation effects to different illustrations to create completely unique designs. The only limit is your imagination!
License this cover image via contributor alexgo.photography.