FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions

Uploading vectors correctly [IMPORTANT]

Firstly before you can upload, you will need to sign up. Just submit a jpeg of some of your work and if it is suitable for sale on VectorStock® you will be granted upload access.

  1. Keep it clean and organized!

    Messy vectors are not accepted — who wants to work with a tangled mess of Vectors?! Keep designers coming back for more by taking those extra few moments to do the house keeping on that file.

  2. Make sure your design falls within the confines of the artboard and always check outside the artboard area for any stray points or paths

    You should also organize your illustration elements on layers for ease of editing.

    Your vector file should have all filled paths closed for better compatibility. Your files should have all stray points and loose ends cleaned up. In Adobe Illustrator use Object > Path > Clean Up to remove these unwanted elements or use this Specialized selection tool > SelectMenu that allows you to search for open paths, stray points, text objects and many useful elements.

  3. Convert your type to outlines

    Creating outlines of your type converts each letter to its own vector shape. You cannot edit the type as a font once it is converted to outlines. In Adobe Illustrator select all the type objects. Type > Create Outlines.

  4. Reduce your artwork size

    Always resize your artwork to the artboard dimensions. Always disable the preview generated by Illustrator: Saving the file with a rasterized preview will only increase the file size. When you save your file, choose “None” for the preview section under the EPS options dialog box. Remove unused symbols, graphic styles, brushes, and swatches this will drop your file size. Flatten transparencies at High Resolution.

    Note: Only do this if you are NOT going to supply the native CS file in the upload. Object > Flatten Transparency. Make sure you DO NOT rasterize your artwork as it will no longer be a true vector, and will not be accepted.

  5. Save your vector image/illustration/icon(s) as an .EPS (Encapsulated Postscript) file

    Using Illustrator: Choose File > Save As… Choose “Illustrator EPS” from the drop down menu.

  6. Open the EPS file in Adobe Photoshop or similar application and create a jpg preview that is at least 1000 pixels in width or height

    Save your file as an RGB JPEG at full quality. The maximum preview size is 3000x3000 pixels, so if your illustration is almost square you will fill the maximum preview window.

  7. Place your EPS file into a folder and ZIP the folder

    The ZIP file must be a standard 32-bit ZIP file less than 4 GiB in size

  8. Key words must be accurate; key word spamming will result in all of your vectors being demoted to the bottom of search results

    You may enter a maximum of 60 key words. The more accurate your key words are, the more chance users will find your file and purchase it.