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General vector submission requirements

Canva allows people to use and manipulate vector illustrations without the need for expensive and difficult software, greatly expanding the number of people who can make use of vector illustrations in their designs.

To do this, illustrations need to be in a usable state when they go into the Canva collection.

File format


Only SVG or EPS (v8 or v10) formats are accepted. We currently can’t accept AI files, rasterized formats or files inside ZIP files.

Sets


Canva users can’t easily manipulate sets of images in Canva so we can’t let them into the collection. We filter out sets and there will be no penalty to you. Occasionally we go through and separate the elements from sets of images we see are in demand and high quality. However, this only happens to a very small portion of the sets we receive so don’t expect this will happen to your files as part of the process.

You’re welcome to separate your sets before sending them to us. This will ensure they go straight through review and, if approved, into the collection.

Text


Users expect to be able to edit the text they see in their designs, so text included in a vector is confusing and frustrating. For this reason we filter out vectors with sample text, instructions and any other text that isn’t a core part of the design. Even then, vectors with text are limited to a single language and aren’t offered as broadly as files without text.

Heavily integrated words that are not made with fonts are usually ok. If an illustration is primarily text or doesn’t work with the text removed, it’s unlikely that we’ll accept it.

Strokes


We unfortunately do not support strokes as of the moment, so all strokes must be outlined and kept as a shape or compound path. Along with this, all shapes in the vector file must be paths.

Gradients


Our system can’t recolor vectors with gradients yet. They can still be accepted if they pass all other tests but they won’t be recolorable in Canva. Recolorable vectors sell much better than those that are not but we still accept them.

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