If you’re submitting illustrations that are not vector images, see Photography and illustration requirements.
You may submit vectors through the Adobe Stock Contributor portal as AI, EPS and SVG files.
There are two ways to submit vector files:
AI and EPS file submissions:
Recommended for most submissions, and especially for complex assets
SVG file submissions:
Recommended for simple elements such as icons and other UI elements
2. As a ZIP folder (AI and EPS formats only)
Folder submissions include only:
● AI or EPS vector file (when saving, make sure Create PDF Compatible File)
● JPEG preview file minimum size 2048 x 1424px
● Folder size: Minimum 4MB - Maximum 100MB
To generate a JPEG preview image in Adobe Illustrator:
● Go to File ➞ Document Color Mode ➞ RGB color
● Go to File ➞ Export ➞ Save for web
● Preset: JPEG, Maximum, Quality 100%
● Image Size: Insert the required size (Minimum file size 15MP)
● Save to folder with .ai file
If you upload an AI, EPS or SVG file as a standalone vector, you may observe a shift in color when you view your image in the Contributor portal or on the Adobe Stock site. The color shift only impacts the image preview. To avoid this color shift, submit your vectors as ZIP folders with the JPEG preview image in the sRGB colorspace as detailed above
Creating great vector art that provides variety and value to your collection will help get your files through the review process quickly to reach a wider audience and increase your earnings. Please use these best practices for all vector creation and automation workflows.
- Submit organized vector files with useful, labeled layers and groups
- Submit sizes accurate to the intended file use
- Optimize anchor points by simplifying paths or combining objects
- Outline all strokes as paths or shapes
- Text should be minimized, but outlined when included
- Apply clean backgrounds so the image is easier to use as both a vector and a JPEG file
|Locking or hiding layers
||Unlocking and unhiding all layers and objects in your Illustrator file
|Including linked or rasterized design assets
||Importing and embedding design elements as editable layers in your Illustrator file
|Describing outlined designed text as editable
||Outline your text and describe your vector file as having “replaceable” text in your title and keywords
|Applying a checkered background to show transparency
||Export your file with a transparent background for your vector and preview images
Learn more about technical best practices for creating great vectors to submit and sell or about best practices when using Adobe Illustrator paths, strokes, and anchor points to optimize your vector files.
While vectors are scalable, we recommend creating vectors in as close to useable sizes so users can edit them as-is. Users can also download vector files as JPEGs and small vector files will download as low resolution JPEGs if not at scale.
Please use these ranges for different vector files:
|Design elements and sets
||Icons, logos, patterns, characters, lettering
||600 x 600 px
||4800 x 4800 px
|Scenes and Illustrations
||Character scenes, cartoons, digital artwork
||1200 x 1200 px
||4800 x 4800 px
|Small print layouts
||Postcards, business cards, tags
||96 x 96px
||3600 x 3600 px
|Large print layouts
||Flyers, posters, envelopes
||2400 x 2400px
||4800 x 4800 px
|Small digital designs
||Social media sets, mobile UI, small ads
||250 x 250 px
||3600 x 3600 px
|Large digital designs
||Web layouts, desktop user interfaces, large ads
||600 x 600 px
||7200 x 7200 px
See here for more detailed size recommendations from Adobe Stock.
The Stock Contributor portal will suggest titles and up to 25 auto-keywords. Please review the suggested title and keywords for accuracy. The portal makes it simple to edit, reorder, or remove auto-keywords. Arrange keywords in order of importance as the first 10 keywords listed are prioritized in search results. Do not use people's names or trademarked names (examples: Instagram, iPad, or Ferrari) as keywords or in your title.
You can pre-add keywords to your preview image in Adobe Photoshop, Bridge, Lightroom Classic, Lightroom, or another image-editing software, and the metadata will be preserved when you upload your zipped folder to the Contributor portal. You will be able to review and edit the keywords before submitting your content.
Title and keyword (metadata) spamming are liable for rejection from our review team and for the suspension or termination of a contributor account on Adobe Stock. Metadata spam includes all:
- Long (multiple sentences) or non-descriptive titles
- Repetitive titles or keywords, including the root or stem of words
- Non-relevant metadata
|Title||Female runner on a run in nature outside with dog pet walk or exercise.
||Young woman running with dog outside
|Title||Girl running with dog. Female runner with pet dog. Woman on a run with husky.
||Athletic woman running outside with pet dog
|Keywording||girl, dog, running, runner, run, dogs, girls, outside, nature, natural, beautiful, marathon, weight loss, athlete, athletic, vector, graphic design, line art, design, art,
||girl, dog, run, athletic, exercise, nature, fitness, hand-drawn, cartoon, vector
We accept up to 3 meaningful variations of vector files. Simple color variations do not count as meaningful variations for editable vectors.
Variations must alter the style, subject or composition of the file in a useful way to a prospective buyer. See the Technical guidelines > Additional best practices for more information on usability and content use cases.
If you create vector art based on a photograph or a work of art, you must supply a property release, even if the photo or artwork is your own work.
If your content is drawn from a photo or observation, ask yourself if the person would recognize themselves or the property owner would recognize their property. If a person would recognize themselves, you need a model release. If an owner would recognize their property, investigate whether the item is protected by privacy, trademark, or copyright law, because a property release may be required.
Stock assets must not have logos, trademarks, company names, or brand names (examples: Apple, Nike, Gucci, BMW) or images of copyrighted works, such as art, sculptures, or architecture. We cannot accept vector assets with these elements. Illustrations with brands or products may be considered for illustrative editorial content.
For more information, see our Legal guidelines.