3.2 Uploading Stock Illustrations (Commercial)

 

1.0 Introduction

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123RF.com has a collection of vibrant vector Illustrations that you can also contribute to especially if you have talent for design. Here are some important points that you should know about 123RF Vector Illustration Collection:

  • 123RF.com have close to 2 million Vector Illustrations in our collection.
  • We gain a huge amount of downloads for our Vector Illustration collection from clients.

2.0 Requirements to Contribute

You will have to fulfill the following criterias to begin contributing to this section:

  • You have to register for a Contributor Account on 123RF.com.
  • You are 18 years old or above.
  • You must upload your Government Issued Identification to 123RF.com.

You may skip the above steps if you already have a valid 123RF.com Contributor Account.

3.0 Uploading Vector Illustration Files to 123RF.com

We have Two Options for you to upload your vector illustrations. Here are some information before you start uploading your vector illustrations to 123RF.

OPTION 1: Web Form Uploader

  • Upload your illustration directly from 123RF site.

OPTION 2: An active 123RF FTP (File Transfer Protocol) account

  • Upload your illustration using FTP client. Recommended for contributors that have a large collection of illustrations.

When you upload your illustration to 123RF, make sure you send us 2 files.

The filenames of these 2 files have to be the same except for the extension.

Example: you have chosen illustration001 as your first vector illustration filename.

Please name the JPG preview file as illustration001.jpg.
Please name the actual EPS logo file as illustration001.eps.

Please follow the following requirements for these two files:

  1. File 1: JPG Format
    • This file will be processed and resized to generate the thumnail and preview file of your illustrations.
    • Width and Height: 1600 x 1600 pixels or larger
    • JPG Quality: Minimum 80% quality
    • Please do not overcompress this file as we want the previews to be nice and crisp!
  2. File 2: EPS Format
    • Please save this file to be compatible with Illustration 8.
    • Please do not flatten the file as we want ALL layers to be present.
    • Please ensure there are no bitmap elements as we want this to be a genuine vector file.

3.1 Requirements to Upload Your Vector illustrations via Web Form Uploader (Option 1)

To start uploading your Vector Illustrations to 123RF, please follow the steps below:

  1. Login to your 123RF account.
  2. Access the Contributor’s Dashboard.
  3. Click on the ‘Upload‘ button.c03s02-001tn
  4. Select ‘Illustrations (EPS)
  5. Click the ‘Continue >>‘ button.c03s02-002tna
  6. At ‘Upload-Illustrations‘ tab, select ‘Web Form Uploader‘ to upload your photo.
  7. Click the ‘Continue >>‘ button.c03s02-003tna
  8. Please read the guidelines on the top of the page before proceeding.
  9. Select the number of vector illustrations file(s) you wish to upload.
  10. Click on the ‘Browse…‘ button to select vector illustrations file(s) in EPS & JPG format that you wish to upload.
  11. The filenames of these 2 files have to be the same except for the extension.
    Example: you have chosen test as your vector illustration filename.
    Please name the JPG preview file as test.jpg.
    Please name the actual EPS vector illustration file as test.eps.
  12. Please read the information under Warranties and Representations carefully. When you are ready to continue, check the checkbox.
  13. Click on the ‘Upload!‘ button to submit your vector illustration file(s).c03s02-004tna
  14. After you have clicked on the ‘Upload!‘ button, the button will change to Uploading… Please wait.. status. This indicates that your file is being uploaded to the server.c03s02-005tna
  15. Once the files have been uploaded, you will be shown the ‘Processing Queue‘ tab. This tab shows you how long it takes for your file to be processed.c03s02-006tnaa
  16. Once the upload is successful, filename will be assigned & status will be shown as completed.
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  17. Click on ‘Completed Images‘ tab to view your successful uploaded images.
  18. The status will show as ‘pending‘ first and you need to complete the description & keywording job later.
  19. If you want to delete the image you have uploaded, please check the ‘Delete this photo‘ checkbox.
  20. Please click on ‘Save changes >>‘ once your upload is done.c03s02-008tna

3.2 Requirements to upload Your Vector Illustrations File(s) via FTP (Option 2)

3.2.1 What if you don’t have an active 123RF FTP (File Transfer Protocol) account?

1. To begin, we recommend that you install Filezilla FTP Client. Download the client version.
2. Select the downloadable platforms for your current computer’s operation system (OS).
3. After downloading the client from the website, open the .exe file and install it.
4. Then proceed to run the program after installation.
5. After installlation, the FTP client should look like below:

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Legend:
Box A : This bar is where the FTP address, username & password should be keyed in.
Box B : This panel is where you see the response from the server when you are already connected.
Box C : This area is where you will drag & drop vector files into the server.
Box D : This is the upload status information panel. For every image you upload into our server, you can see the processing status in this box.

You may skip the above steps if you already have a valid FTP account.

3.2.2 Upload your Vector Illustration file(s):

  1. Login to your 123RF account.
  2. Access the Contributor’s Dashboard.
  3. Click on the ‘Upload‘ button.
  4. Select ‘Illustrations (EPS)
  5. Click the ‘Continue >>‘ button.
  6. Set up your FTP client to upload to 123RF.com.
  7. Connect your FTP client to 123RF’s FTP server. Please use the following settings:
    • Host Address/Server : ftp.123rf.com
    • Username : Your Username (UID)
    • Password : Your login password at 123rf.com
  8. Once you click on ‘Quickconnect‘, you will see a connection response at the top.
  9. Once you have connected, look for the filename folder on your right. You must upload your EPS and JPG file pairs into this folder.
  10. Upload your vector illustrations by dragging and dropping the JPG and EPS files into the filename panel on the right.
  11. The status panel where the ‘successful transfer’ tab is indicates the status of images being uploaded to our server. IMPORTANT : Please ensure that both filenames (JPEG and EPS) for each image are identical.EXAMPLE : test.jpg & test.eps

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3.2.3 Checking Vector Illustration files after FTP upload.

  1. Return to the Contributor’s Dashboard.
  2. Click on the ‘Upload‘ button.
  3. Select ‘Illustrations (EPS)
  4. Click the ‘Continue >>‘ button.c03s02-002tna
  5. Click on the ‘FTP setting / Check Upload FTP Results‘.
  6. Click the ‘Continue >>‘ button.c03s02-012tn
  7. Please read the information under Warranties and Representations carefully.
  8. When you are ready to continue, check the checkbox and hit ‘Click here to process your uploaded files‘ link to send your files for processing.c03s02-013tn
  9. Your file(s) that has been successfully uploaded will be shown as below:c03s02-006tnaa
  10. At ‘Proccessing Queue‘ tab, filename will be assigned & status will be shown as completed.c03s02-007tnaa
  11. Click on ‘Completed Images‘ tab to view your successful uploaded images.
  12. The status will show as ‘pending‘ first and you need to complete the description & keywording job later.
  13. If you want to delete the image you have uploaded, please check the ‘Delete this photo‘ checkbox.
  14. Please click on ‘Save changes >>‘ once your upload is done.c03s02-008tna
  15. Once you’ve done that, you may proceed to the next stage where you have to describe and keyword your illustration(s).

4.0 Describing and Keywording your Processed Files

After processing, you have to describe and keyword your vector illustrations.

Describing and keywording your digital assets is a very important phase. The more accurate your keywords are, the easier it would be for a client to look for your vector illustrations and license it; Provided your vector illustration is what they are looking for.

We have developed a comprehensive guide to help you along with this stage. Please visit the Best Practices and Strategies on Describing and Keywording Photos & Illustrations section if you need a hand with this stage.

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