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How to Prepare and Save Vector Files for Microstocks

Hello everybody! This is a very useful article for beginners on microstocks. You will learn how to prepare and save vector files in Adobe Illustrator. There are technical requirements for illustrations on microstocks. Vector illustrations with errors will be rejected.

Technical requirements

1. EPS-10 or 8 format for vector file.
2. JPEG preview of vector file (about 25 megapixels).
3. No open paths, isolated points, unpainted objects.
4. No Symbol Instances.
5. No Type Objects, Pattern Objects, Brushed Objects, Styled Objects.
6. No Linked Images and Embedded Images.
7. No Effects.
8. No objects outside the Artboard.

You can inspect your vector file using the Document Info panel
(Window > Document Info).

Select all (Ctrl+A) and set the Objects in the settings. Now you can see all the information about your illustration.

3 open paths and 2 brushes in this example. Such mistakes must be corrected in the file for microstock. You can use Stock Master script to fix mistakes. Also this script will save all files for microstocks.

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