PSD/Photoshop Template Quality Requirements
To upload a PSD file, please compress your original PSD file with one or more JPG previews into one ZIP file. Preview files can be uploaded with the same name, plus a number appended (filename2.jpg, filename3.jpg) for automatic association.
Your previews should ideally show as much of what the PSD file can do as possible, but don’t forget to include a preview file that shows how your file looks when opened to prevent any confusion on buyer's side.
You are allowed to include explanations and technical details in your previews.
Previews should be high resolution, at least 1600 x 1200 pixels large. To keep the overall size of your zip file fast to upload/download.
Your main PSD files should be uploaded in 300dpi resolution (minimum) and at least 2 megapixels in size (1600 x 1200 pixels).
Make sure your layering hierarchy is as easy to understand as possible - stick to simple and clean layer names. Naming your smart object layer “insert your artwork here” or similar will also make your PSD file easy to understand especially for first time smart object users.
We also recommend you mention all plug-ins and fonts used in your artwork in the item description. All fonts used should be free for commercial use (if not you should own the necessary license)
If you are using stock (3rd party) photographs/graphics as placeholders, we ask that you only do this for the preview version and remove them from the final PSD file - you can mention in the description field where it can be purchased.
Note: We may occasionally contact you to prove you own the license to use the file in your PSD template for legal purposes.
In some cases, we may recommend you re-save and upload your PSD file in a different format.
Example: You have uploaded a PSD that is a collection of simple bitmap graphics simply layered on top of each other, that would be more accessible to buyers as a series of JPG files.
Your PSD is a simple one layer bitmap with a transparent background that will work just as well saved as a PNG file.
As with any other types of files, make sure your file titles describe your file in 3-8 words. Accurate and descriptive titles are the best starting point to ensuring that buyers will find your content without any trouble.
Please be sure your file names do not contain any special characters or accents.
Examples: &,å, ñ, é, ß, ®, ©, §, ç, ä, ø, ü, or quote marks (“ ” or ‘ ’).
Note: Spaces and dashes are allowed. Also, please do not leave any numbering in your file titles when you’re submitting them for curation.
You must be able to agree to all provisions in our Contributor Agreement in order to sell media files on our site, please read it thoroughly and make sure you understand your rights and responsibilities.
Submitter must have rights for distribution to the submitted imagery. Found or public domain illustrations cannot be submitted under any circumstances. If you do not have complete rights to the submission, you may not submit it.
For submitted work that contains any copyrighted material including paintings, other copyrighted photos, copyrighted logos, or any other art/advertisements/sculptures/exhibits which are copyrighted, you must either submit releases from the copyright owners or you must note to the curator the images are editorial.
If you are interested in finding out more about copyright, or in registering your work with the US copyright office (this is not necessary, but it can afford you additional legal protections), you can take a look at their website: http://www.copyright.gov/
Model and Property Releases
All commercially-oriented content that contains recognizable people must be accompanied by a signed Model Release (available here). Releases need to be signed by the model(s) as well as by a witness other than the cameraperson/uploader.
Even if you are the model in the image, we require a model release, signed by you and a witness. Also, if there is a recognizable minor, a parent/guardian signature is required.
Property Releases are required when copyrighted or trademarked material appear.
You can download standard model and property releases here. We will accept other release agreements as well, as long as the legal provisions are roughly the same.
Note: Scans of signed releases should be uploaded in JPG format.
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