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Vector file requirement

Explorer ,
Mar 02, 2023 Mar 02, 2023

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Hello, I'm new here. 

I would appreciate if someone explain a little bit about the vector file requirement before I start uploading my vector files. I read the strokes have to be outlined. What about art (image) brush strokes, symbols, patterns, etc? Do they all have to be expanded? Am I allow to use the blending mode and opacity? Should I keep the gredient as is? When I flattened transparency some of my vector files, I saw some color shift (because of the lack of blending mode), and found some not very editable anymore. If I were a customer, I would expect the downloaded vector file to be editable. What are the rules here? 

 

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Community Expert , Mar 03, 2023 Mar 03, 2023

You should keep your Illustrator file as editable as possible. I expand strokes only if that makes sense. I use Adobe fonts. I layer my assets correctly, so that the buyer has the least problems as possible. And I include the PDF preview, which would allow non Illustrator users to use the asset (with limited editing possibility, as a PDF is not an AI file). 

 

Use all features that your Illustrator program offers. I do not see any reason, to limit your asset in any way. 

 

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Mar 03, 2023 Mar 03, 2023

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You should keep your Illustrator file as editable as possible. I expand strokes only if that makes sense. I use Adobe fonts. I layer my assets correctly, so that the buyer has the least problems as possible. And I include the PDF preview, which would allow non Illustrator users to use the asset (with limited editing possibility, as a PDF is not an AI file). 

 

Use all features that your Illustrator program offers. I do not see any reason, to limit your asset in any way. 

 

If you are in doubt, submit one file after the other got approval, so that you are sure about your work. After several files, you may submit small batches of 5 to 10 assets in a row. 

 

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

If you are a generative AI contributor, please look into these instructions and fallow them by the letter: https://community.adobe.com/t5/stock-contributors-discussions/generative-ai-submission-guidelines/td...

ABAMBO | Hard- and Software Engineer | Photographer

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Explorer ,
Mar 03, 2023 Mar 03, 2023

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Thank you so much for all the info! They're very helpful. 

Could you explain a bit more about PDF preview? Did it mean a separate PDF file? Also in which version of Illustrator would you recommend me to save? Latest CC or CS? AI or/and EPS? 

 

I remeber before sending my files to the printers I flatten the artwork, but here we should make the Illustrator files as editable as possible. That means use of blending mode and opacity is allowed as well? So sorry this contributor thing is completely new to me.  

 

Thank you so much! 

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Mar 03, 2023 Mar 03, 2023

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Saving an Illustrator file allows you to include a PDF preview. That's a feature of Illustrator and does not save a separate file. You can ask questions about the save options of Illustrator in the Illustrator forum. Save always the latest file version.

 

When you upload to stock, you do not print. I btw, never flaten my files for print. But I print the PDF.

ABAMBO | Hard- and Software Engineer | Photographer

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Explorer ,
Mar 03, 2023 Mar 03, 2023

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Thank you so much!!!

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Mar 03, 2023 Mar 03, 2023

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You're welcome.

ABAMBO | Hard- and Software Engineer | Photographer

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Explorer ,
Mar 09, 2023 Mar 09, 2023

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So sorry, one more question. When I exported the ai file as jpg (preview file), it created a huge 11945 px X 14807 px 12.26 MB file. Is it too big? I chose the maximum option. Should I make it smaller in Photoshop before uploading?

 

Thank you!

 

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Mar 10, 2023 Mar 10, 2023

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Try it. I don't think it's to big.

ABAMBO | Hard- and Software Engineer | Photographer

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Explorer ,
Mar 10, 2023 Mar 10, 2023

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Thank you! I tried to upload the original jpeg file, and it didn't work. They said it was too large. I resized it to make it smaller, and they (ai and jpg) were accepted. I filled out the tax form. However, I still don't see my uploaded file under Uploaded Files section in my account. Should I upload the zip file again? Everything is new to me, and I'm confused. I'm so sorry. 

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Mar 10, 2023 Mar 10, 2023

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I uploaded the ai and jpg preview files again. I got "your files were successfully submitted". Hope they will be accepted. Thank you so much for all your help!  

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Aug 16, 2023 Aug 16, 2023

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i also uploaded my vector file .ai to adobe stock contributor but unfortunately it is still in review almost 3 weeks ago. Did your files uploaded?

 

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Aug 16, 2023 Aug 16, 2023

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i also uploaded my vector file .ai to adobe stock contributor but unfortunately it is still in review almost 3 weeks ago. Did your files uploaded?

 


By @FAiry 7

Read the rest of the thread. You will find theanswer to your question here. Three weeks review time may be normal these days. Is that your first upload?

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Mar 10, 2023 Mar 10, 2023

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I resized it to make it smaller, and they (ai and jpg) were accepted.


By @pinkpeachberry

If the asset is not to be seen in the Dashboard, it needs to be somewhere from a-d.

Abambo_1-1678490455238.png

 

 

ABAMBO | Hard- and Software Engineer | Photographer

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Explorer ,
Mar 13, 2023 Mar 13, 2023

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Thank you so much! I find my images under "in review" section. I uploaded the same image twice by accident. I hope Adobe would not take it as spamming. Should I delete one or let Adobe handle the dupricate? I'm sorry for many questions.  

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Mar 14, 2023 Mar 14, 2023

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Yes, you should delete it just to be safe.

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Explorer ,
Mar 15, 2023 Mar 15, 2023

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Thank you! I just did! 

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Mar 14, 2023 Mar 14, 2023

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Sure, you should delete assets, when you detect errors. This will spare you a refusal.

ABAMBO | Hard- and Software Engineer | Photographer

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Mar 15, 2023 Mar 15, 2023

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I deleted the duplicate file as soon as I read your reply. Thank you so much! 

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Aug 16, 2023 Aug 16, 2023

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You're welcome.

ABAMBO | Hard- and Software Engineer | Photographer

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Community Expert ,
Mar 03, 2023 Mar 03, 2023

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Did you read the Stock Contributor Guide? 

https://helpx.adobe.com/stock/contributor/help/vector-requirements.html

 

Nancy O'Shea— Product User, Community Expert & Moderator
Alt-Web Design & Publishing ~ Web : Print : Graphics : Media

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Yes, yes! Maybe I think too much. Thank you for the link! 

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