Horses, hats, and the ever-chic mint julep. Get ready for Kentucky Derby Day with this FREE clip art pack that’s perfect for celebrations.
This FREE bundle of Kentucky Derby clip art includes 20+ illustrations that feature a range of fun Kentucky Derby hats, fascinators, mint juleps, and jockeys to create horse-racing designs for social media, posters, and more!
So easy to use, simply drop onto your designs to create quirky collages, animated selfies, or events flyers.
Why not create an animated selfie showcasing a fabulous hat to share with your followers? It’s super easy to do. Scroll to the end of the article for a quick and easy tutorial to create an animated Instagram post using online app Shutterstock Create.
Learn how to create animated Instagram post templates using your free clip art bundle in the Shutterstock Create tutorial at the end of this article. License these photo images via Cast of Thousands and FXQuadro.
What’s Included in Your FREE Kentucky Derby Clip Art Bundle
Even if you’re not attending the Kentucky Derby in person, you can still get into the spirit of this iconic event with this FREE clip art bundle.
Use these kooky hand-drawn vectors to embellish your early summer marketing campaigns, or add a super fun twist to a social media selfie.
Inside your FREE Kentucky Derby bundle, you’ll find 20+ clip art illustrations that you can use to create static or animated social media designs.
Complete with hats, accessories, cocktails, horses, and tickets, you’ll find everything you need to recreate the excitement of this annual sporting event.
Your Kentucky Derby freebie bundle is really easy to use, even for complete beginners just learning to use graphics.
The clip art 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.
Head on down to the bottom of the article for a simple three-step Shutterstock Create tutorial for creating an animated Instagram post.
In the tutorial, you’ll learn how to animate a simple selfie with a fancy hat of your choice, to really make your followers smile.
FREE Kentucky Derby 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.
You can also use your designs to create decorative borders for photos or type messages. Treat these quirky clip art designs as a pack of digital stickers!
How to Download Your FREE Kentucky Derby Bundle
Simply click the button below to download your FREE Kentucky Derby 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 Post Using Shutterstock Create
Creating quirky animated designs is quick and easy using Shutterstock Create. In only a few clicks, you can embellish your selfies with animated elements to really make them pop!
In this simple three-step tutorial, you’ll learn how to give your photos and selfies an animated hat to celebrate the Kentucky Derby. You can pick a hat of your choice from the freebie download, so why not add some extra accessories, too?
We’ll be using online app Shutterstock Create to create the post design and, by the end, you’ll have a high-resolution GIF or video version of the post 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.
Go to Shutterstock Create and choose Instagram Post from the blank canvas options.
From the Templates section at the left side of the workspace, click the orange “VOTE” template to load this onto the canvas.
Adjust the text to read “DERBY DAY” or another message of your choice.
Go to Images > Stock Photos to browse the Shutterstock image library for a portrait shot, or go to Graphics > Upload to use a selfie of your own.
Click on the photo to drop it onto the canvas, and position the subject centrally.
Then click on Remove Background from the top controls panel to isolate the subject of the selfie.
Go to Graphics > Add your own graphic, and navigate to the folder of PNG images in your free download.
Choose one of the PNG images to use on your selfie, such as a bow tie, and then drop this onto the canvas.
You can also upload one of the hat images to complete the look.
With the selfie photo selected, click on Pro effects at the top of the workspace. Choose the left-hand option from the Outline trio of effects and click Apply.
Apply the Outline effect to all the other elements in your image, such as the hat and bow tie.
The static version of your design is complete, but we can make it even more fun with some animation.
Select the bow tie to begin with, and click on Animate at the top of the workspace.
Let’s go for a Jiggle animation with an Extreme setting.
Click on the hat illustration and choose Animate, as above, to add an animation effect to this, as well. For the hat, let’s opt for Pop, From Back.
We can bring in additional graphics and animations to really add the finishing touch to the design.
Go to Images and search for “circle of stars.” Choose one of the plain black and white images of a starry circle and click to drop this onto the canvas.
Click Remove background to get rid of the white background.
With the stars selected, go to Edit Image > Adjustments and click on Levels. Move all of the Output sliders to the far left to turn the image white.
Click on the stars and Animate them, giving them a Rotate effect. You can also click on Erase to remove any of the stars crossing over the text.
Click on the Layers icon at the bottom-right of the workspace, and drag the stars to sit behind the selfie photo.
When you’ve finished working on your design, click on the red Download button at top-right. From here, you can download your image as an animated GIF or video MP4 file, ready for uploading to your social media account.
Your finished Derby Day selfie! License this photo image via FXQuadro.
It’s also really easy to use your finished design as a template for creating different Derby selfies!
With the original design open, click on File > Edit a copy. From here, swap in a different image and fancy accessories.
Now, all you need to do is sit back, pour yourself a mint julep, and watch the action!
Mix up your hats and accessories for a fresh look! License this photo image via Cast Of Thousands.
License this cover image via contributor FXQuadro.
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