How to Become a Successful Templates Contributor

by Caitlin Crews

posted on 03-23-2018

Becoming a successful templates contributor on Adobe Stock takes a little imagination and one major step into the world of the design marketplace. Success there can be measured in multiple ways, either in creating a new revenue stream for yourself, expanding your design range, or by developing your brand.

Adobe Stock continues to grow its collection of design, photo, and video content, and our templates hold the unique position of being fully integrated with Creative Cloud. Unlike other competitive marketplaces, Adobe Stock templates reach users directly in-app and create a unique and inspiring place for creation. We turn to industry professionals who know the ins and outs of design to create templates that follow best practices and will engage users of all skill levels.

The following overview will show you how to take that leap into becoming an Adobe Stock templates contributor, including:

Image source: Adobe Stock / Graf Vishenka.

How to start contributing to Adobe Stock templates

Are you interested in submitting your work for a portfolio review? Please email the Adobe Stock templates team at template@adobe.com. Let us know a little about who you are and provide a few links to your work. We will be happy to answer any questions you may have around requirements, standards, and the submission process.

Build a collection with your pre-existing design work

Every creative has a hard drive busting at the terabytes with work and ideas that can be repurposed into profitable design solutions. Do you have a poster from an old college assignment just sitting there? What about that brochure you designed for a client that they passed on? Look at turning that work into user-friendly templates that will generate extra income and reach a wide user base.

We have specific requirements for InDesign CC, Photoshop CC, and Illustrator CC, including technical specs and what you need to do to have your templates accepted to Adobe Stock. The major takeaways for our requirements are:

Image source: Adobe Stock / Bizz Creatives.

Diversify your work

Having a dynamic collection of templates is a sure-fire way to generate income, as well as inspire users to fall in love with your designs. A diverse offering of templates will show your range as a designer. Incorporating intricate details or simple minimalist-style design concepts is a great way to attract users across all levels. You have the capability as a templates designer to erase the anxiety of the blank page, whether by offering inspiration to non-advanced Photoshop users with creative photo masks, or opening design doors for non-creative professionals with an InDesign business proposal layout. Come share your template designs with Adobe Stock.

Image source: Adobe Stock / Collective Offset.

Browse more templates on Adobe Stock, and if you’re interested in contributing motion graphics templates, you can find details here.

Topics: Creativity, Design

Products: Stock, InDesign, Photoshop, Creative Cloud