So wouldn't it be nice if the images were in PSD format so that when we wanted to edit it we could? I am talking of the Vector files and such. Even in Illustrator they come in as one layer. That is a pretty much worthless image. Am I missing something or using Adobe Stock wrong?
Sorry to hear that you are facing issues with Adobe Stock files.
Usually, the vector files come with multiple layers, however, it totally depends on how the contributor has created the file and uploaded to the Adobe Stock website. The file you are referring to may have only one layer. Can you please share the file ID so that I can check and further assist you?
Also, as of now, we do not have a PSD file available on the Stock website. You can download the image in JPEG format and then can convert it to PSD using Photoshop. However, thanks for sharing the feedback related to the availability of PSD files, I will definitely pass this concern to the product team.
Feel free to update this thread in case of any additional questions.
I agree that psd files could be of value, because you could add cut outs, masks and layers. This would definitely add usability.
I agree and I don't know why this issue is marked as solved. What is the point of downloading a "mockup" if the layers are not set up to drop in artwork. Every other stock image site has this option and it's ridiculous that Adobe Stock doesn't. My team specifically went with Adobe for their easy integration into the adobe programs. We ASSUMED mockups would be in the same format as competitors like Creative Market, but I guess we were wrong.
The issue has a correct answer, which is different from a satisfactory solution to the author's question. Images are in JPEG and Illustrator files are in AI or EPS and need most of the time Illustrator to be correctly edited.
What is the point of downloading a "mockup" if the layers are not set up to drop in artwork.
What "mock-up" are you talking about?
Scanning the database, I find some really nice mock-ups in Photoshop format: https://stock.adobe.com/templates/laptop-screen-mockup-on-a-white-table/451623345
Yes, there are psd mockups available, however, there are many downloads that are marked as "mockups" or appear when searching for mockups, but the files that are linked are jpegs or illustrator files which are not user friendly (I would argue they aren't mockups at all) and a waste of time to download. Example: I type in "T-shirt mockup" and the vast majority of results are ai/eps and jpeg, vs PSDs with layers and smart objects, which is what most people are looking for if they are searching for mockups. On CreativeMarket.com if I type in "t-shirt mockup" the vast majority are layered PSD files with layers and smart objects. I also find it extremely irritating that there is no way to filter results by psd file type. This would eliminate seeing unwanted results for any search, mockups included, and downloading useless files. Most competitors have this very basic search/filter option and it is surprising that Adobe doesn't.
(I would argue they aren't mockups at all) and a waste of time to download. Example: I type in "T-shirt mockup" and the vast majority of results are ai/eps and jpeg, vs PSDs with layers and smart objects, which is what most people are looking for if they are searching for mockups.
I would agree, but especially the example you give (t-shirt) can be used as a mock-up for pasting your design in.
And a mock-up in Illustrator is fully usable in Illustrator... And a mock-up like this one https://stock.adobe.com/lu_fr/images/woman-is-holding-bag-canvas-fabric-for-mockup-blank-template/26... is also usable. So, where do you draw a line.
However, I agree that there are quite many assets that are not usable for the advertised use.
If you are looking for editable mockups, then search in templates, where you can also filter for Photoshop.
This can be done two ways–filtering to templates while in the all context or changing the dropdown to templates. Here’s the link example for the latter with the photoshop filter applied. https://stock.adobe.com/search/templates?filters%5Bcontent_type%3Atemplate%5D=1&filters%5Binclude_st...