Hi! I recently tried to upload an illustration (stylized photo made into illustration) and it was rejected. Can you please help me understand why exactly? What should I change for it to be accepted?
Technical issues or IP rejection?
Rejected for "technical issues"
Among other things, these elements are disturbing:
Looking at the picture from a distance it looks OK, but if you are at 100% or more, you see artefacts.
Simply applying a filter never produces a good image for stock.
You should not be just applying a filter to a photo to make art. Adobe have said that isn't what they want. You should take technically perfect world class photography. This seems to be through the window of a plane/helicoptor, including the frame, and presumably through thick scratched glass? Not a thing can be done to that to make it acceptable.
No it was not taken from a helicopter through scratched glass. I know this isn't "technically perfect world class photography". I was just looking to make something interesting from a basic picture.
Like I said I am new to using Photoshop. So this was my first try. No need to be passive aggressive. Thank you. Definition of 'art' is very broad, so I assume some things can turn to art with only slightest additions, maybe even like a filter.
Don't worry, @Test Screen Name is quite helpful, and rapidly puts his finger in the wounds. He's right in the sense that Adobe does not accept, or rarely accepts, pictures that have fancy filters applied. It's in the list of the “Don't Do”! You have a nice camera, nice lens. Take pictures that are technically correct, edit them to get them better, and submit. Stock is looking for naturally looking pictures. It's a craft, not art. The buyer can apply the filters when he wants to do so.
If you are new to stock, you should consider these resources: https://helpx.adobe.com/stock/contributor/tutorials.html
Please read the contributor user manual for more information on Adobe stock contributions: https://helpx.adobe.com/stock/contributor/user-guide.html
See here for rejection reasons: https://helpx.adobe.com/stock/contributor/help/reasons-for-content-rejection.html
and especially quality and technical issues: https://helpx.adobe.com/stock/contributor/help/quality-and-technical-issues.html
Stock isn't an art gallery.
Adobe Stock customers come here expecting to find images of the highest visual and technical quality for use in commercial projects. i.e. Posters, brochures, magazines, billboard ads, video commercials, documentaries, product packaging, merchndise, etc...
Technically they want "clip art" Not fine arts. Adobe wants or any MS place wants "clip art" revellent to be used in things like ads, online and many other applications. Might wanna do some research. 🙂