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FREE Downloadable Surfer Clip Art Pack

FREE Downloadable Surfer Clip Art Pack

Surf’s up with this FREE clip art bundle, with 18 oceanic illustrations. Bring surfer style to your designs with these easy-to-use vector and PNG images.

Illustration of top down view of surfer surrounded by turtles in blue ocean
Looking for a turtley rad clip art bundle? This free clip art pack contains a range of hand-drawn surf-inspired illustrations to help you create oceanic designs, or even illustrative art, like the example above.

Nothing says summer more than surf imagery. Tropical hibiscus flowers, crashing waves, and oceanic creatures, this bundle of illustrations can be used to bring the beach to web banners, social media posts, or poster designs.

Each element in your free downloadable clip art bundle can be mixed and matched to create unique illustrative designs. Bring Cali Cool to your layouts with cute sea turtles, colorful coral, and retro surfboards.

Scroll down to preview what’s inside your clip art bundle and read a quick and simple tutorial for creating a tropical social media post using Shutterstock Create.


What’s Included in Your FREE Surfer Clip Art Pack

This FREE clip art pack contains 18 illustrated elements, including surfboards, hibiscus flowers, cool surfer dudes and surfer girls, crashing waves, coral, and sea life, which can be used alone or combined to embellish summer designs.

The illustrations are provided as editable vector EPS files, which can be edited in an app such as Adobe Illustrator, alongside high-resolution PNG versions. The PNG files feature a transparent background, allowing you to drop your surfer sticker art straight onto your designs.

If editing illustrations in vector software sounds a bit daunting, there’s a quick and easy alternative. Read on to discover a tutorial for using your clip art to create a tropical social media post in Shutterstock Create.

Instagram post mockup of smiling girl on a beach with flower clip art surrounding her
Create an Instagram post using your illustration bundle in the Shutterstock Create tutorial below. License this photo via Wirestock Creators.

FREE Surfer Clip Art Preview

You can preview the bundle of 18 illustrations below, as well as examples of how these clip art elements can be used to create immersive illustrative art.

These surfer illustrations have been created by hand for Shutterstock by Blue Whippet Studio. You won’t find these unique designs anywhere else on the internet!

Clip art examples including ocean waves, colorful palm trees, surfboards, tropical flowers, and sea life
Clip art examples including a man floating on a surfboard, a woman holding a surfboard, individual surfboards, and sea turtles
Your clip art bundle contains 18 unique illustrations in punchy, tropical colors, which can be combined or used alone as quirky surf sticker art.
Illustration of top down view of surfer surrounded by turtles in blue ocean
This illustrated poster has been created using the elements available in the clip art bundle. The only addition is a little watercolor texture for an oceanic effect.
Illustration of top down view of surfer surrounded by turtles in blue ocean
You can use transparency effects in vector software to create an underwater effect. In this example, a Color Dodge blend mode has been applied to the turtles circling underwater in Adobe Illustrator.
Surfer girl surrounded by pink flowers on orange background
What could be more summery than hibiscus flowers and a cool surfer girl?
Surfer girl surrounded by pink flowers on orange background
Each illustration has been hand-drawn, giving them unique character and artistic style.
Collage including surfboard and ocean waves centered, with pink flowers, palm trees, and ocean life surrounding centered design
Why not create a collage design using your clip art bundle?
Collage including surfboard and ocean waves centered, with pink flowers, palm trees, and ocean life surrounding centered design
Creating a symmetrical surf collage is a cool way to bring together multiple elements into a unified design.

How to Download Your FREE Surfer Clip Art Bundle

Simply click the button below to download your free surfer clip art bundle. Once you’ve downloaded your freebie, double-click the ZIP file to open it.

Inside, you’ll find three folders containing editable vector EPS files, transparent-background PNG images, and high-resolution JPEG versions of the clip art.

This FREE download also includes a license document that covers the way you can use these illustrations. Plus, you’ll find a coupon that gives you a 15% off discount on Shutterstock images and footage.

*By downloading this FREE clip art bundle, you agree to not resell or redistribute these assets.


How to Create a Surfer Social Post Using Shutterstock Create

Give your vacation photos an eye-catching twist with the clip art freebie pack and Shutterstock Create. In this quick tutorial for beginners, we’ll look at how to create an illustrated border for your photo and bring in some rustic script text, too.

Step 1

Go to Shutterstock Create and choose Instagram Post from the selection of blank canvases at the top of the workspace.

Screenshot of how to choose a canvas size in Create editor
The Create dashboard allows you to pick from hundreds of black canvases and creative templates.

Step 2

You can browse images from the Shutterstock library by going to Images > Stock Photos. Here, I’ve already downloaded a stock image onto my computer.

So, go to Images > Upload. Once uploaded, click on the image in the Uploads panel to drop it onto the canvas.

Screenshot of how to add an image to your canvas in Create editor
Clip on the image and drop it onto the canvas. Easy! License this image via Wirestock Creators.

Click on Images at the top of the left-hand toolbar, then choose Upload. Navigate to the freebie folder and choose one of the PNG versions of the logo clip art.

Once uploaded, you can find these in your Uploads folder, as before. Begin to drop images onto the canvas, building up a border design.

Screenshot of how to add clip art graphics to your canvas in Create editor
Upload graphics from your bundle to start creating a colorful border.
Screenshot of how to add clip art graphics to your canvas in Create editor
Embellish your border with waves and coral for a tropical effect.

Step 3

To make the tropical colors of the illustrations pop, you can apply effects to the original photo. Select the photo and go to Edit Element > Effects, and apply a Super B&W effect.

Screenshot of how to apply a black and white effect to your photo in Create editor
Super B&W adds dramatic depth and dimension to your image.

Next, apply a Vignette effect, changing the color of the vignette to a pale blue to pick up the tones of the wave illustrations.

Screenshot of how to add a Vignette effect to your photo in Create editor
A Vignette effect brings in a subtle wash of oceanic color to the edges of your photo.

You can also bring more focus back to the subject of the photo by applying a Fancy Focus effect, placing the focal over the face of the subject.

Screenshot of applying the Fancy Focus effect to your canvas in Create editor
Bring focus back to the subject with the Fancy Focus effect.

Finally, to give the photo a vintage look, apply a Yester Year effect.

Screenshot of applying the Yester Year effect to your canvas in Create editor
Give your post a ’90s vibe with this retro Yester Color effect.

Step 4

Go to Add Elements > Text and click Add text to drop a text frame onto the canvas.

I’ve gone for a handwritten script font, Hellvina Hand Script, and given the text color a pale blue hue to match the waves.

Rotating the text frame slightly gives it a jaunty, retro feel.

Screenshot of applying text to your canvas in Create editor
Handwritten text gives a casual, breezy feel to your type.

Step 5

Once you’ve finished working on your design, head up to the Download button at the top-right. You can download a JPEG version of the image to your computer, then upload it to your Instagram account.

Great job!

Screenshot of how to download your completed canvas in Create editor
Download your design as an image, ready to upload to social media.
Instagram post mockup of smiling girl on a beach with flower clip art surrounding her
Instagram mockup. License this image via Premiumvectors and Wirestock Creators, then add in that cool clip art. Voilà!

We have even more free summer fun for you! Give your video posts summer vibes with our FREE ambisonic surf and skate sound effects.

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