Add a pop of spring to your social media posts and brand packaging with this pretty seasonal pattern—available in four color palettes.
Spring is finally in the air. Tap into the spirit of joy and hope that comes with this change of season with a free, on-trend abstract botanical pattern, available in a range of contemporary color palettes.
Scroll to preview the bundle and discover a quick-and-easy tutorial for using your patterns to create beautiful Instagram Stories with PicMonkey.
What’s Included in Your FREE Spring Pattern Bundle
Your FREE downloadable pattern pack contains four floral patterns that you can use as backgrounds for social media posts and other designs. If you have access to vector software such as Adobe Illustrator, you can also use individual illustrations as standalone graphics for books, magazines, or websites.
The floral patterns are provided as JPEG images and editable EPS and AI files*. The patterns can be used on social media posts, or integrated into print designs such as cards, invitations, or packaging.
*To edit the EPS files, you’ll need access to vector software such as Adobe Illustrator.
Free Pattern Pack Preview
Below, preview the four unique designs available in your free spring pattern bundle. These colorful bespoke designs have been illustrated exclusively for Shutterstock by our friends over at Blue Whippet Studio.
Read on to preview the patterns, access your download, and discover how to use your patterns to create springlike Instagram Stories in PicMonkey.
How to Download Your FREE Abstract Pattern Bundle
Simply click the button below to download your freebie pattern bundle. Once downloaded, double-click the ZIP file to unpackage its contents.
Inside the ZIP file, you’ll find four folders—one with super high-resolution JPEG versions of the patterns, one with JPEGs sized to 3000px in width, and two other folders with editable EPS and AI images of each design.
This FREE download also includes a license document that covers the ways you can use these pattern designs. Plus, you’ll find a coupon that gives you a 15% off discount on Shutterstock images and footage.
*By downloading this FREE pattern bundle, you agree not to resell or redistribute these assets.
How to Create an Instagram Story with Your Free Patterns, Using PicMonkey
Even if you’re new to the app, you’ll discover it’s super easy to create a story image in no time.
Go to PicMonkey and identify the options under the “Collage layouts and blank canvases” section at the bottom of the page.
Click on Choose a blank, and then select Instagram Story from the list of templates.
Click on Graphics at the top of the left-hand toolbar, and then choose Add your own graphic > Computer.
Navigate to the folder of JPEG images in your download, and choose one of the images inside, clicking Open.
To add text to your story, you may need to block out some of the pattern elements to create white space. A quick way of doing this is to click on Graphics > Basic and choose a simple circle shape.
Adjust the color to match your photo background using the Eyedropper tool. Use your shape to block out part of the pattern, copying and pasting the circle repeatedly until you’re happy with the result.
Click on the Text option in the toolbar to insert a text frame onto the canvas. You can choose from a wide variety of text templates and font styles to give your Story stylish text.
Once you’ve finished working on your design, click the Share button at the top-right of the workspace to upload your image to your social media account.
Alternatively, click on Download to save a copy of the image to your computer.
Want to design more seasonal Instagram Story slides? Check out these customizable Instagram Story templates from PicMonkey.