Text in Templates Guidelines for Adobe Stock Contributors

Adobe Stock templates provide users with design solutions that are meant to be customized to their needs. To ensure your success as a templates contributor, read on for best practices for setting up text in your documents and what kind of text you can include in your templates.

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Text Setup: Text Requirements

Text Content: General Content Guidelines | Generic Names | Phone Numbers | Generate Lorem Ipsum

Text Setup

Text Requirements

  • All text must be editable - no outlined or flattened text will be accepted.
  • All text should be in full or .5 pt/px sizes - no other fractional sizes are allowed.
  • The minimum acceptable font size is 8 pt. Anything smaller is subject to rejection for legibility reasons.
  • Character settings should be utilized: special text should be using the proper formatting tools (i.e. text in all caps should be using the All Caps tool).
  • Check and ensure that there is no overset text - text that doesn’t fit in the text object needs to be cleared or the object needs to be resized.

Text Content

General Content Guidelines

  • Ensure that any text within a template is spelled properly in the content and in the layer names.
  • Any placeholder text should use lorem ipsum and very generic names, streets etc. where possible. (see image below).
Use the following generic placeholders for names, addresses, sites, etc.
  • Avoid IP infringement - don't using real names and references to identifiable people, companies, and locations.
  • Mobile and web templates (such as UI kits, social media kits, etc.) meant to be used with certain apps and/or devices should only be described with referential phrasing such as "for Facebook" or "for iPhone" etc. for legal compliance.

Generic Names

Generic names should be used to represent individuals, company/logo placements, etc. Using generic text also makes it clearer to audiences that these text fields are placeholders only and are meant to be replaced by the user.

Acceptable Female Names

  • Jane Doe
  • Mary Smith
  • Emma Woodhouse
  • Fanny Price
  • Elizabeth Bennet
  • Mary Smith
  • Patricia Johnson
  • Jennifer Williams
  • Linda Brown
  • Elizabeth Jones
  • Nelly Dean
  • Isabella Linton
  • Catherine Earnshaw
  • Hindley Earnshaw
  • Sonia Marmeladova
  • Sibyl Vane
  • Victoria Wotton

Acceptable Male Names

  • John Doe
  • Wilkins Micawber
  • Artful Dodger
  • Matthew Smith
  • James Smith
  • John Johnson
  • Robert William
  • Michael Brown
  • William Jones
  • Dmitri Prokofich Razumikhin
  • James Vane
  • Henry Wotton
  • Basil Hailward

Phone Numbers

Use the North American telephone numbering format with "311" as the area code, "555" as the exchange code, and then any 4-digit combination:

  • Example: 311-555-XXXX

Preferably, use any of the following specifically reserved for fiction:

  • (311) 555-2368
  • (415) 413-0703
  • (646) 480-6649
  • (323) 302-9912

Generate Lorem Ipsum

In Photoshop, Lorem Ipsum text can be generated with the following steps:

  1. Select a type tool, and click to insert the cursor in an existing text line or box.
  2. Choose Type > Paste Lorem Ipsum
Select Paste Lorem Ipsum in the Type menu

For more information, see Create type in Photoshop.

In Illustrator, Lorem Ipsum text can be generated with the following steps:

  1. Select text box and click on Type
  2. Select Fill with PlaceHolder Text
Select Fill With PlaceHolder Text in the Type menu

For more information, see How to create text in Illustrator.

In InDesign, Lorem Ipsum text can be generated with the following steps:

  1. Create or select a text frame; make sure it is active with an insertion point in the frame
  2. Choose Type > Fill with placeholder text
Select Fill with Placeholder Text in the Type menu

For more information, see How to add placeholder text in InDesign.

Last Published: June 3rd, 2019