The summer months are a great time to incorporate some outdoor flair into designs. The smell of freshly cut lawns, blooming flowers, and chirping crickets often inspire us to go earthy in our art projects. So whether you feel the need for green grass, blue skies, or bright flowers, add a touch of this outdoor season to your projects.

Flower Textures, Patterns and Brushes

Flower designs can be used to add a touch of romance to a postcard or web design. They also work well for a feminine design or simply to add a touch of delicate or fun beauty to a project. The following are a few flower patterns and textures that you can use for a grunge look, playful look, or even just for adding florals to an illustration.

Flower Vectors

Dragonartz generously donated these 38 various flower vectors for free; and for those without Illustrator, a GIF/PNG format is available.

Flower Pattern

This beautiful collection of multi-colored flower patterns is available for free; image sources are also included.

Flower Paint Texture

This beautiful texture would be perfect as a grunge background for a poster or postcard; be sure to contact FotoJenny first for her Terms of Use.

Floral Textures

This lovely texture would look stunning in any project, but be sure to contact Glamourousacidstock if wanting to use it on a commercial design.

Large Flower Textures

Use these stunning flower textures and lyrics to add a touch of romantic floral to your designs; just be sure to credit Obscene-bunny in your artwork.

Grass Textures, Patterns, and Brushes

Grass and Clovers

This photograph of grass would be perfect for adding a natural background or texture to projects.

Green Grass by Angie Nelson

Use this green grass bokeh photograph to add some interest to postcards, web designs, and more.

Grass Texture

This grass texture has a nice “golf grass” look to it.

Free Grass Textures 014

This photograph would make a gorgeous background for a design needing a manicured outdoor look.

Photoshop Grass Brushes

This collection from QBrushes contains 4 unique brushes for free in non-commercial use.

Sky and Cloud Textures, Patterns and Brushes

Cloud Brushes

JavierZhX has generously made these 10 cloud brushes available for free.

Orange Sky Texture

Use this stunning texture to add a sunrise or sundown look and feel to designs.

Star Brushes

These 6 free star brushes from DemosthenesVoice are gorgeous and would give any project a natural shine.

Moon Brushes

Hawksmont has made these 9 free brushes free for any use; they would be perfect for sci-fi and fantasy designs.

Birds in the Sky Vector

Use this beautiful vector to give designs a feeling of expansion.

River Sunset Vector

This free sunset vector would be perfect for postcards or web designs.


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