This FREE Botanical Clip Art pack will bring out a refreshing tropical summer atmosphere in your designs. Download for FREE now!
After a long-awaited summer holiday, people are ready to venture out of the house and back to nature. So, let’s help them by adding that tropical summer vibe to your design with this FREE Tropical Botanical Clip Art Pack.
The clip arts are easy to customized or combine with other elements (for digital designs and prints). Scroll down for a step-by-step process on how to download and customize this pack.
What’s Included in This FREE Tropical Botanical Clip Art Pack
Incorporate these botanical gems into your next design.
This pack contains eight clip arts filled with vibrant tropical flowers and luscious green leaves. The illustrations are versatile to use for any design because they come in high-quality PNG files with transparent backgrounds—easy to insert and can be printed up to a large A3-size paper.
Five luscious green leaves.
The pack contains five leaf illustrations:
The Monstera leaf: Originally found in the jungle, Monsteras are now trendy house plants, making it a popular botanical illustration, as well. This hip Monstera leaf is a must-have in any designer’s resource library.Two kinds of palm leaves: Palm leaves take you back to that relaxing day on a beach or breezy picnic in the park. The Banana leaf: Found in any tropical country, this plant is famous for the fruit, but the leaves are beautiful, and useful! Incorporate this clip art into your design to bring out that fresh, exotic vibe.Vines: This vine illustration is extremely versatile, perfect to use as a border or wreath.
Three botanical beauties.
The pack also contains three beautiful flower illustrations to use as accents on top of the leaf clip arts:
The Heliconia flower: An exotic, vibrant yellow. The Frangipani flower: Simple and elegant, this illustration is available in two files—a bundle of three flowers and a single flower.The Hibiscus flower: A stunning red, this illustration is also available in two files—flower with stems and flower without stems.
How to Download this FREE Tropical Botanical Clip Art Pack
Now, it’s time to share the love. Download this clip art pack for FREE simply by clicking the red button below. Once the file has been downloaded, extract the zip file to unpackage its contents.
By downloading this FREE Tropical Botanical Clip Art Pack, you agree not to resell or redistribute these assets.
Ideas on Where to Use Free Clip Art
Decorating Accent for Your Designs
Place these botanical clip arts into your designs as borders, background, or accents. Make those designs fresh and eye-catching!
Before and after adding the botanical clip arts to your design.
Combine with a Photo to Create a Unique Collage
Transform your photo into a collage by combining it with botanical clip arts. Clip art will add a uniqueness to your photo.
Add tropical accents to your photo. Image via Natalia Bostan.
Print and Frame to Add Tropical Vibes to Your Home
Even if you don’t grow house plants, you can still add a hint of the tropics by printing these botanical illustrations and placing them in a cool spot in your home. Combine with some monochromatic wood furniture and make that wall pop!
Make that wall pop with these vibrant botanicals. Image via Followtheflow.
Changing the Clip Art Colors Using Adobe Photoshop
These clip arts come in a classic botanical color scheme that references the original colors of the plants. However, if you want to customize a bit further, try changing the colors and add a unique vibe to your design.
Here’s how to change your color scheme by simply using Hue/Saturation in Adobe Photoshop.
Step 1: Preparation
Open your Adobe Photoshop program, create a new file, then import your clip arts into your canvas.
Drag-and-drop the clip arts you want to use.
Step 2: Creating an Adjustment Layer
To adjust the Hue/Saturation of the layer, you can simply select the layer and hit Ctrl+U or Cmd+U. Note that this will create a permanent change to the layer’s Hue/Saturation.
If you want to change the Hue/Saturation but still want to have the option to discard your change and restore it to the original image at any time, you can do so by creating an Adjustment Layer on top of your layer.
To create an adjustment layer, click Layer > New Adjustment Layer, then choose Hue/Saturation and click OK. Make sure the adjustment layer is on top of the layer of the clip art you want to adjust. Then, right-click on the Adjustment Layer and select Clipping Mask. Repeat this step with all the clip art layers you want to adjust.
Adjust the Hue/Saturation by creating an adjustment layer and setting it as a clipping mask on top of the clip art layer.
Step 3: Play with the Hue/Saturation and Lightness
After that, you’re free to play with the Hue/Saturation and Lightness of the clip art by simply double-clicking the adjustment layer.
Have fun experimenting with different colors!
Color Scheme Ideas and How to Achieve Them
Now that you know how to change the color of the clip arts, you may need a little inspiration on what colors to change them to. Here are some color scheme ideas to spark your creativity.
Bold Vibrant Colors
Botanical design doesn’t have to be dominated by greens. Go bold! Change the greens to something vibrant, like fuchsia, orange, or teal. Then, read this Summer Color Palettes article for even more inspiration. These vibrant colors will surely make your design stand out from the rest.
Go bold with vibrant colors!
To make your clip art more colorful, follow these simple guidelines:
Hue: Adjust the Hue slider until you achieve the color you desire.Saturation: Slide the Saturation slider to the right to make the color more vibrant.Lightness: Adjust the Lightness to make the color lighter or darker.
In addition to the Hue/Saturation feature, you can also utilize the Colorize option. This will change the nature of the Hue/Saturation control. When Colorize is checked, it removes the color from an image and overlays the image with a tint of a single hue and saturation.
Experiment with the Colorize option.
Vintage Muted Colors
Muted colors refer to all colors that have low saturation. These are subtle colors that aren’t bright, or have been subdued or grayed. Just because these colors aren’t vibrant or bold, doesn’t mean the color is dull and unappealing. They have their own appeal.
By using a muted color scheme, the design will have a calm, elegant, sophisticated feel. This color scheme can also bring out an old but gold vintage feel to your design.
Try throwing in some gold accents.
To adjust the color scheme for a more subtle look, follow these simple guidelines:
Saturation: Lower the saturation to reach a subdued color. However, don’t lower it all the way down to the minimum. You risk losing all the color and creating a grayscale image instead.Hue: Slide the Hue slider until it changes to the color you desire.Lightness: Adjust the lightness to make the color brighter or darker.
Add some contrast by adjusting the Hue, Saturation, and Lightness.
Cool Elegant Monochrome
If vibrant colors, or even muted colors, are still too pop-y for you, try switching to monochrome. This color scheme will make your design look minimalistic, cool, and elegant. You can’t go wrong with this color scheme.
Play with different background colors to see which fits.
To make your clip art monochrome, instead of using the Hue/Saturation feature, you’ll need to use the Black and White, Curve, and Invert feature.
Here’s a quick guideline for you:
Black and White: Use this feature on the adjustment layer to convert your clip art color to black and white, while still being able to adjust how light and dark each color is.Curves: Adjust the curve to control the shadows and highlights.Invert (optional): This nifty feature will swap any color into its opposite color. Your black will be white, and vice versa.
Reverse colors with the Invert tool.
Now, get creative!
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