I submitted few simple vector art to ShutterStock but most of them were rejected due to this:

Linked Images / Bitmaps / Raster Effects: Vectors containing linked images, bitmaps, and/or raster effects are not acceptable.

I followed their tips to remove the raster but still I don't understand what causes the problem. I attached a simple vector art that was rejected. It's so simple so I really cant see what a problem is in terms of raster, bitmaps.

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Also the EPS can be found here, downgraded to Illustrator 8.


Any suggestions would be appreciated.

  • You uploaded a jpg to Dropbox, not the eps file. – AndrewH Jul 11 '18 at 15:44
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    if the attached jpg is what you sent to Shutterstock, there's your problem. – Luciano Jul 11 '18 at 15:56
  • here is the link to eps dropbox.com/s/1f32b73ke7hsgpo/b13.eps?dl=1 , I know this is not a masterpiece but I used it to check shutterstocks requirements and general submission guidelines. – mirzahat Jul 11 '18 at 16:01

Your background is a raster image.

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So remove that and you should be good to go!

  • It still looks poor quality, not good for stock image. What they called the bitmapping might be these corners on the curves. Make the curves smooth. These should be stroked path, not filled shapes., Expand before selling. – Webster Jul 11 '18 at 16:23
  • many thanks for the input...especially @Ovaryraptor thanks for the effort. I will compare it to my previous files and see it if works. – mirzahat Jul 11 '18 at 16:41
  • @Webster The "stock worthiness" aspect isn't relevant. Also, bitmapping couldn't be referring to the corners and being shapes is perfectly fine. You can't even make this shape with those angles with a single stroke. – Ovaryraptor Jul 11 '18 at 16:57
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    If the vector is approved...I will mark the answer as correct – mirzahat Jul 11 '18 at 18:50
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    @Ovyraptor, please refrain doing free work for others, even if it is easy and you enjoy it. It might attract other requests for free work and is frowned upon in the SE community. – PieBie Jul 26 '18 at 14:51

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