Art & Illustration Templates Requirements Guidelines for adobe stock Contributors

Art & Illustration templates encompass a range of assets such as design elements, textures, patterns sets, text effects and more. This page will go in detail about the specific requirements and best practices for creating Art & Illustration sets for Adobe Stock templates.

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Art & Illustration Templates Best Practices: File Setup


Art & Illustration Templates Requirements

  • File Type: .psdt or .ait
  • Filesize: must be under 500 MB
  • Resolution: 150-300 ppi
  • Colorspace: RGB, CMYK

For more information, see Standard Paper and Screen Sizes.

Art & Illustration Template Types

We accept the following types of Art & Illustration templates:

  • Design Elements/Backgrounds Sets
  • Textures Sets
  • Patterns Sets
  • Text Effects/Styles
  • Scene Generators

Art & Illustration Templates Best Practices

Follow these best practices to ensure acceptance of your files to the Adobe Stock marketplace. Art & Illustration files must have editable elements in order to be considered as templates - add options for a user to change text, colors, and other customizations. These sets should be created in either Photoshop or Illustrator, and must follow the guidelines for each app.

For more information, see Photoshop Templates Requirements and Illustrator Templates Requirements.

File Setup

Design Elements/Backgrounds Sets must have each element organized on separate artboards - one element per artboard. This allows users to easily export each element individually. Include extra text options and/or layout artboards to give users the ability to easily combine and use the elements together within the template file.

Example of each element on their own separate artboard with a poster-sized artboard for users to combine the elements together and export as a ready-to-use layout; template by 83 Oranges

Texture Sets must have separate layers for each texture. They should include a well-labeled [YOUR IMAGE HERE] placeholder layer (set up as a Smart Object or a clipping mask) for users to insert their own image.

Example of textures separated by layers along with a placeholder layer for users to add their own image; template by Collective Offset

Pattern Sets must have each element organized on separate artboards - one pattern per artboard. Patterns should be repeatable and seamless.

In Illustrator, each pattern must also be added as a swatch.

Example of each pattern on their own separate artboard and added as swatches; template by You & I Graphics

Text Effects/Styles must be editable and usable on any fonts.

In Illustrator, create effects by using Effects and/or Graphic Styles. When using Effects, avoid using the Photoshop Effects since they are raster-based. Effects should be editable and adjustable in the Appearance panel.

Example of using Graphic Styles in Illustrator to create text effects; template by Iunewind

For more information, see Work with effects, Graphic styles, and Appearance attributes.

In Photoshop, create effects by using Layer Effects and Styles.

Example of using Layer Effects in Photoshop to create text effects; template by Iunewind

For more information, see Layer effects and styles.

Scene Generators are related to mockups - they help provide users with objects and elements to give design concepts more context. Scene sets must have well-organized layers that are clearly labeled. They must have fully editable objects that are movable and customizable with options like shadows and color adjustments.

Example of a scene generator set with movable objects set up with separate shadows and an adjustable background layer; template by Mr. Mockup

For more information, see Photoshop Mockups Requirements.

Last Published: May 29th, 2019

Top image credit: 83 Oranges