Botanical Illustrations in Web Design

Botanical Illustrations in Web Design

  1. The art of botanical illustration
  2. How to create a botanical illustration
  3. Where to use botanical illustrations
  4. How to use botanical illustrations correctly
  5. Botanical art prints, backgrounds and flower drawings
  6. Botanical design sites that inspire

Today most designers use big photos and videos for website backgrounds. However, it is impossible to say that web designers have completely abandoned the use of different illustrations, particularly, botanical illustrations. Such illustrations have become more diverse, unusual, and original.

Therefore, non-standard palnts illustrations are a new trend in web design. Moreover, the more strange and unusual the illustrations are, the more popular the site will be. This type of design will attract attention and will be remembered by customers.

Web design is a kind of art of innovation and professionalism in graphic editors, and various illustrators. Combining useful information with various vivid illustrations and bringing people a particular message is quite real.


The art of botanical illustration

First of all, let’s see what a botanical illustration is. Gardening illustrations are drawings and prints that can be used everywhere, including in web design. Most often these types of illustrations are used as prints. In other words, you can decorate your room design, your workplace, and so on. In web design it is used less often. This is rather a new trend, which is only gaining momentum and is now becoming more popular. The sites using flowers illustrations look very beautiful, natural and unique.

Such sites will definitely stand out among the large number of already existing ones.

Botanical illustrations design is influenced by nature. Designers do not stop at simple themes; simple images of flowers, leaves, seeds, animals, plants, etc. They introduce special features, new lines, and unusual elements that make this design memorable and unusual. The dominant colors are softer lighter shades of green, turquoise, warm, soft pink and light yellow.

And as it is not surprising this simplicity attracts people’s attention, because the massiveness, the use of a large number of elements in the design, is not fashionable enough. Basically, websites that use illustrations are projects that show all kinds of life, and the interaction of mankind with plant life.


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How to create botanical illustrations

The creation of floral illustrations, patterns and prints depends on the final result you imagine. We suggest that you review the instructions for creating a standard illustration, which can be a background for the site. Almost in the same way you can create your own illustrations. So, here’s what you need to do:

  1. Choose and download a photo of any plant (e.g. bush, tree) to ensure that the plant elements fill the area evenly.
  2. Open Photoshop and set the desired document size. The size of the photo should be the same as the size of the document. Keep in mind that at 100% of the size, the details of the image should be clearly visible. This helps you to understand the quality of the illustration.
  3. Set the optimal resolution (180 pixels).
  4. Insert the image into Photoshop and create a new blank layer above it.
  5. Select the Stamp + S tool on the toolbar.
  6. Select a brush stiffness level and a transparency level.
  7. Next, use the Eraser + E tool to remove any sharp edges so that you get a smooth image.
  8. If you wish to use this botanical illustration as a background, you need to make it seamless. To do this, in the Menu bar, select Filter, then click Other, and then click Shift. Slide the image horizontally so that the seam is sufficiently visible. Press Stamp + S to remove the seam.
  9. If you wish to change the color of the general illustration, you need to create a new Layer, and fill it with any color. Next you need to give this seam a glow mode. Thus your illustration will be repainted in another color.
  10. Next, you can add various elements to the already finished background.

If you want to create individual elements, you need to spend more time and work with Illustrator. We will show you how to create a botanical illustration using Illustrator. You need to:

  1. Draw a sketch. To do this, use the Brush Tool to draw the forms you need. These can be petals, tree contours, stems, etc. The sketch does not have to be precise.
  2. Next you need to use the Pen Tool. With this tool, you need to circle the sketch, and create a form for each item in the illustration.
  3. Next, you need to fill out these forms with specific colors.
  4. You can also add a shadow to certain elements in the illustration. To do this, you need to select the item and add a gradient to it with the Gradient tool. Then add the Transparency effect.

You can also make different textures, add more shadows, add unusual curves, etc. It all depends on your imagination.


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Where to use botanical illustrations

Botanical illustrations are illustrations that require careful use. They are very memorable in themselves. Therefore, often the use of botanical illustrations on the site will be inappropriate. This can focus the customer’s attention not on the information that is the main, but on the nice background. Botanical illustrations can be used to create:

  1. icons and buttons;
  2. additional small pictures, individual elements;
  3. logos, logo images;
  4. subtitles of the site parts;
  5. background.

How to use botanical illustrations correctly

We are sure that most projects use photos. Thus, it is easier and better to bring certain information, to diversify the appearance of the site, and to create interesting content. Using illustrations and photos on one site, you can add originality, uniqueness and unconventionality to the project.

But to use illustrations is not as easy as it may seem. It is possible that you can make an inappropriate connection that will spoil the site’s appearance.

Here are the rules that you must adhere to in order to design a website that would be cool and memorable:

  1. Stylistic illustrations should correspond to the general view of the site. This means that all the elements, including the text, should be in the same style.
  2. It is best to use any illustrations, including botanical ones, for buttons, icons, and additional pictures. Do not overload the site with excessive use of illustrations.
  3. Illustrations help customers to orientate themselves on the site, and thus better perceive the information.

Botanical illustrations, art prints, backgrounds and flower drawings

There are a huge number of sites where you can find the appropriate botanical prints, illustrations, and so forth. Botanical art prints, backgrounds and flower drawings need to be downloaded from trustworthy resources. The first thing you will get is a quality product with high resolution. The second is that you do not download the virus with the image or print.

The trusted websites are not so easy to find. But we will help you with that. So you can use the following sources with courage.

TemplateMonster. On the official website of this company you can find a lot of illustrations and prints. This is a universal variant that offers not only individual images or textures. Here you can find botanical art prints, backgrounds, and flower drawings. In addition, most of them you can get the set. Usually the set contains about 30 or more different illustrations, textures, patterns, etc. You can easily select any of the options available. All the elements of the illustration are very clear, bright, and of high quality. The designers have thought out everything to the smallest detail. So you can be sure of the quality. Here is some examples of such illustrations:

Autumn Viburnum Leaf PNG Watercolor Set Illustration

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Are you looking for some leaf illustrations? You’re on the right path! Check out this Autumn Viburnum Leaf PNG Watercolor Set! Here you can see a lot of different elements of leaves and some berry and flower items. The pack itself contains 101 illustrations, 35 items from them are png elements and 66 are jpg items. The png illustrations have a resolution of 300dpi while the jpg items have a 3500x3500px resolution. The set contains sweet frames, wonderful borders, and awesome patterns. By the way, you can work with these elements having some editing apps like Photoshop or similar. You can change their colors, sizes, etc. Don’t worry about the quality of these illustrations. Every item is painted by hand and when you’re changing an element size, you don’t lose its quality. As for using, these illustrations you can use for printing on invitations, cards, banners, phone cases, mugs, pillows, shoes, for blogs, websites, etc. As you can see, the possibilities of using are endless. You just need to have some business ideas, we have some leaf illustrations and together we can create awesome products that can bring you high income! Use these leaf illustrations to make your business more attractive.


Forest Acorn PNG Watercolor Creative Set Illustration

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When you need some nice leaf illustrations, try using this Forest Acorn PNG Watercolor Creative Set! Here you can find some acorn leaf illustration done in an awesome greenish color scheme. Within the pack, you get 117 files: 34 png and 83 jpg items. Among them, there’re cool frames, nice borders, and great patterns. The jpg files have a resolution of 3500x3500px and the size of the png elements is 300dpi and they have no background like every picture in the png format. By the way, you can change the colors and sizes of these elements. If you’d like to change the sizes, don’t worry about the quality. When you’re altering the size, you don’t lose the quality of the element. Each item is painted by hand with the help of an aquarelle dye and transferred into another format. That’s why the quality of all the illustrations is high. You can use these acorn elements for your blog, website, or for printing on cloths, phone cases, shoes, for invitations, cards, banners, etc. As you can see, it’s possible to use them in any business field. Don’t hesitate and grab this set of items while it’s possible to make your business more attractive and eye-catching.


Watercolor Linden Leaves PNG set Illustration

Watercolor Linden Leaves PNG set Illustration.

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If you want to decorate your business with some leaf and flower elements, check out this Watercolor Linden Leaves PNG set. The set contains fresh illustrations of different leaves with flower boom done in a blue and green color scheme which is perfect for leaves. These colors are great for perception and will definitely attract the attention of any user and customer. Within the pack, you get 40 files where nice frames, different borders, and beautiful patterns are included. There’re 7 png and 33 jpg elements. The png elements have a 300dpi resolution and they have transparent backgrounds. The jpg elements have a 3500x3500px size. By the by, you can modify the colors, sizes of these illustrations. The quality of the elements doesn’t get worse while changing the size because all the items have great quality and painted by hand. You can use these leaf and flower illustrations in your blog, website, or for printing on any kind of clothes, shoes, anything you can come up with. You have a business product, we have its design and together we can attract more attention and get a higher income. Don’t wait too long and download these leaf and flower illustrations for your business.


Watercolor Cactuses – PNG Botanical Illustration

Watercolor Cactuses - PNG Wildflower Illustration.

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The following wildflower tropical botanical illustration set consists of 32 different cactus watercolor image files. Each of these botany drawings can be a perfect basis for a big variety of design elements. For example, you can use them with the purpose of creating your own DIY products: pillows or aprons designs, smartphone cases or paper cups designs. Also, this set may come in handy when designing the greeting cards, poster images, banners, different web design elements, backgrounds, and patterns. All floral illustrations are hand-painted and fully editable. This means, that you are able to change their size and color, according to your needs. Every image comes as a separate file and is ready for print.

The Watercolor Cactuses – PNG Botanical Illustration consists of:

  • Frames
  • Borders
  • Patterns
  • Elements

Files come in two formats:

  • 6 files in PNG, 300 PPI
  • 26 files in JPG, with a 3500x3500px size

Willow Branches – Watercolor Botanical Illustration Set

Willow Branches - JPG Watercolor Illustration.

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This forest willow branches botanical drawing set comes with 57 watercolor images. It is a well-known fact, that green willow branches often symbolize the energy of nature, its fertility, and life. Moreover, the images of willow also refer to balance, growth, and harmony, of course. This is why this botanical drawings watercolor set is an ideal choice for the interior design elements. Using these hand-drawn vintage illustrations, you can design stunning pillow designs, wallpapers, cups, posters, and greeting/invitation cards. All botanical paintings are hand-painted and each element comes in a separate file. The graphics are a PNG file, 300 dpi, without background.

Willow Branches – Watercolor Botanical Illustration set contains:

  • isolated PNG files, 300 PPI, without background
  • Frames
  • patterns

Tropical Beach PNG Watercolor Set Botanical Illustration

Tropical Beach PNG Watercolor Set Illustration.

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The following huge wildflower tropical beach plant illustration watercolor set contains 91 files. Say ‘Hello’ to the tropics! Enrich your DIY, interior and web designs with these stunning colorful botanical drawings and a plenty of juicy patterns. Let your greeting cards, banner images, wedding invitations, cups designs, posters bring the summer vibes to your potential customers. Enjoy the tropical flowers and palm leaves illustrations and print them for any purpose. The watercolor botany drawings are a great basis for any tropical inspired background, texture, pattern, frames, and borders. All the elements are hand-drawn and can be fully edited. Simply resize and paint an illustration in a needed color. Each of these illustrations is highly detailed and comes as a stand-alone file.

Tropical Beach PNG Watercolor Set Botanical Illustration contains:

  • Frames
  • Borders
  • Patterns
  • Isolated PNG files

Available file formats:

  • 18 PNG files, 300 PPI, without background
  • 73 JPG Patterns and Frames, in a 3500x3500px size

Currant Leaves PNG Watercolor Set Botanical Illustration

Leaves Currant PNG Watercolor Set Illustration.

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This cute plant illustrations set contains 54 files of currant leaves watercolor drawings. Show your creativity through the beautiful floral foliage botanical sketches. Use any of the 50 currant leaves patterns for your DIY interior or clothes designs. Or, create stunning watercolor web design elements, inspired by nature. Choose your favorite currant leaf botanical illustration, in order to create a perfect texture, frame, wallpaper, wrapper pattern, background or border design. All drawings are super detailed and fully editable. Each of them comes in a separate file and is ready for print. Change the size and color of the design elements, in order to meet your specific needs.

Currant Leaves PNG Watercolor Set Botanical Illustrationpack contains:

  • Frames
  • Borders
  • Patterns
  • Isolated PNG files

Available file formats:

  • 4 PNG files, 300 PPI, without background
  • 50 JPG Patterns and Frames images in a 3500x3500px size

Wonderful Violet Lavender PNG Watercolor Set Botanical Illustration

Wonderful Violet Lavender PNG Watercolor Set Illustration.

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This wonderful violet lavender flowers watercolor set comes with 21 amazing botanical drawings files. The lavender is often associated with love, devotion, and purity. It also represents beauty and femininity, is often referred to as the healing plant. So consider using these watercolor illustrations for creating the tender and lightweight flourish designs for your DIY projects. Due to its symbolism, the lavender flowers botanical drawing may become a perfect basis for the wedding invitations and interior design. Combined with the light and clean background, these elements will help you to create a truly stylish design that speaks of elegance, refinement, and luxury.

Wonderful Violet Lavender PNG Watercolor Set Botanical Illustration contains:

  • Frames
  • Borders
  • Patterns
  • Isolated PNG files

Available file formats:

  • 6 PNG files, 300 PPI, without background
  • 21 patterns and frames JPG images in a 3500x3500px size

Branches of Olive Tree PNG Watercolor Set Botanical Illustration

Branches of Olive Tree PNG Watercolor Set Illustration.

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This amazing olive green plant illustration watercolor set consists of 144 highly-detailed files. You may know, that the olive branch is referred to as a symbol of purity, victory, and peace. Such positive associations are perfect for implementing in any designs. Olives and olive branches are often used for creating the interior, tableware, and clothes design. However, it is also a perfect fit for designing do-it-yourself products, background, texture, patterns. All the elements come as stand-alone files and are editable. Feel free to adjust the size and color of the design elements as you wish.

Branches of Olive Tree PNG Watercolor Set Botanical Illustration pack contains:

  • Frames
  • Borders
  • Patterns
  • Isolated

Available file formats:

  • PNG files 300 PPI, without background
  • JPG patterns designs in a 3500x3500px size

Autumn Acorn Leaf and Plant PNG Watercolor Set Botanical Illustration

Autumn Acorn Leaf and Plant PNG Watercolor Set Illustration.

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Ready for the autumn vibes? Then, consider this stylish oak leaf and acorn botanical drawing set. It consists of 45 beautiful watercolor images. An acorn is considered as a symbol of strength and great potential. Choose this plant illustrations set, in order to create non-trivial hand-drawn designs, inspired by the autumn nature. The pleasant color scheme of this set reminds of warm sunny days and evokes cozy feelings. However, you may feel free to customize the illustrations’ sizes and colors. For your convenience, each image comes as an individual file.

Autumn Acorn Leaf Watercolor Set Botanical Illustration pack contains:

  • Frames
  • Borders
  • Patterns
  • Isolated PNG files

Available file formats:

  • 4 PNG files, 300 PPI, without background
  • 41 patterns and frames JPG images in a 3500x3500px size

Cool Cotton PNG Watercolor Creative Set Botanical Illustration

Cool Cotton PNG Watercolor botanical Illustrations

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Seeking for a tender watercolor plant illustration set to create stunning designs? You are on the right track. This cool white cotton flower botanical drawings set consists of 43 files and has everything to help you fulfill your purpose. The cotton flowers often symbolize wealth and well being. It will be a great fit for any designs, relevant to the beauty niche or interior design. Feel free to edit the sizes and colors of files, included in this pack. Choose the chosen elements to create clean and neat designs for patterns, backgrounds, wallpapers, banner images, web page layout blocks, greeting cards, posters, etc.

This pack contains:

  • Frames
  • Borders
  • Patterns
  • Isolated PNG files

Available file formats:

  • 4 PNG files, without background, 300 PPI
  • 39 patterns and frames images in JPG format, size 3500x3500px

Cool Autumn Leaves PNG Watercolor Set Botanical Illustration

Cool Autumn Leaves PNG Watercolor Set Illustration.

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This cool autumn leaves illustrations are created in a watercolor style and is equipped with 50 files. These botanical paintings of fall leaves is a simple and rather stylish set. It will come in handy if you decide to add rustic autumn elements to your designs. Each file is editable, so you can easily ready to drag & drop it to your canvas.

Use the diversity of different colors, with an aim to evoke cozy autumn vibes. The rich color kit of this set represent the full spectrum of fall leaves, from golden yellow and green-ish to deep red. Take advantage of these beautiful botanical drawings, in order to create the decor elements or banners with seasonal offers. To make the design creation process more simple and convenient for you, each element comes as an individual file.

Cool Autumn Leaves Watercolor Botanical Illustration pack contains:

  • Frames
  • Borders
  • Patterns
  • Isolated PNG files

Available file formats:

  • 7 PNG files without backgrounds, 300 PPI
  • 43 patterns and frames JPG files, size 3500x3500px

Tropics Leaves Monstera – PNG Watercolor Illustration

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Cool Yellow Poppies Png Watercolor Set Illustrations Bundle

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Purple Immortelle PNG Watercolor Set Illustration


Ash Leaves PNG Watercolor Set Illustration

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Twigs & Flowers Vintage Vector [140 Items]

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Masterbundles also provides a wide range of different textures, prints, illustrations and patterns. On this site you can also find sets, and easily use them for your purposes.

So, to download botanical art prints, use the following websites:

  • Pinterest. This is a great site and a mobile device app, where you can find a huge number of botanical and other art prints.
  • Etsy. There are also a lot of minimalist art prints here.
  • Botanical backgrounds for website and botanical flower drawings can be found here:
  • Vecteezy. An excellent resource where you can find not only illustrations, but textures, patterns, prints, etc. Here is a very rich selection of various vector images for any purpose.
  • Freepik. This site provides more than 70,000 images that can easily be used as a background for the site.
  • Pinterest. This site is also suitable for searching botanical backgrounds. On it you can also find many links to sites where you can download and find cool botanical illustrations!

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Botanical design sites that inspire

  • Audubon. This is a very beautiful site for an environmental organization that is engaged in the protection of nature. The background of the site and the individual elements are appropriate. The info and photos look very harmonious and picturesque. The combination of all elements is fascinating. And the appearance is quite natural and very minimalistic.
  • Worldwildlife. This is also the site of the organization for the protection of animals. Basically, almost all such sites use floral illustrations as a background for their site.
  • The Nature Conservancy is also an example of a similar site with no less fascinating and beautiful design.

That’s all! We hope that the information was useful enough for you. Create the perfect sites using illustrations.

Good luck!



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