Unclear about vector size to upload to contributor site.

New Here ,
Feb 05, 2020 Feb 05, 2020

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Hi, I know this question comes up often. I have searched the forum and I'm still unsure of the size. I know that Adobe requests the vector artboards to be a minimum of 3,000 px x 5,000 px = 15MP. However, I have downloaded several vector art files from Adobe Stock, and none of them are even close to this size. The largest one downloaded is 2211.02 px x 1133.86 px = 2.51MP and the smallest was 300 px x 300 px = 90,000 pixels. When I did a search for a pattern and sorted by most recent, the downloaded file was 3480px x 3480 px = 12.1MP. Again a bit shy of the 15MP size. So if someone would be so kind to let me know why these are under the 15MP, 3,000 px x 5,000 px and if I should be creating my artboards at the huge size request of a minimum of 15MP. If I made my artboard square, it would be 4,000 px x 4,000 px = 16MP and would be the size 55.56 in. x 55.56 in. That seems quite large. I know that not everyone is a designer and may not have access to the Creative Suite software to alter the artwork, but this size seems a bit large. Vector art is scalable at any size and retains its clarity. If it were rasterized art then I would see the need for the min. 15MP. BTW, I have read all of the links, guides, etc on the Adobe site regarding this matter. That is why I am posting this because I am still unclear. 

 

Oh, and in my experience, vector art was always CMYK. However, I noticed it's a mix with the Adobe Stock vector art, some of it is in RGB. Can anyone clarify? I did not find any information on this. I am accustomed to always having my vector art as CMYK, especially for print reasons.

 

Thank you for your responses ahead of time and I hope someone can help me figure this out. 🙂

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A vector image has no dimensions in pixels, and hence no size in MP. No, I have no idea how Adobe square this with their requirements.  Illustrator considers that a "pixel" is 1/72 inch but that is just convenient nonsense.

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Yes, so you can see why I am unclear on this matter. I have worked in Adobe Illustrator for over 24 years and this requirement seems odd to me.

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