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What to remove from vector submissions

Here are things to take note of and avoid so you can maximize the chances of your vectors being accepted:

Corrupted vectors

Avoid submitting vectors that appear to be corrupted or incomplete. This includes:

  • Shading styles that look incomplete and reveals under layers
  • Repeating and closed lines with transparent gaps, hairlines
  • Weirdly rendered gradients
  • Missing parts or layers

Not safe for work (NSFW) themes

Vectors should not show:

  • Body parts and intercourse in action
  • Bloody, violent, disturbing, or gory images
  • People holding guns or weapons should not be pointed to another person, self or the viewer/user.

Visible branding

Vectors of recognizable brands, characters, or logos will not be accepted.

Unnecessary details

Remove unnecessary gradients, shadows, layers, patterns, or textures that make the image look over-processed or outdated.


Shadows should follow the form of the subject. They should not be too intense and half shadows must be avoided.


Remove plain backgrounds that don’t form part of the illustration itself.


Guides include crop marks, instructions and anything else that is not part of the usable illustration.


Avoid adding sample text, instructions, and any other text that isn’t a core part of the design. Users expect text in elements to be editable. This makes text included in a vector confusing and frustrating from their end.

We can accept common phrases like “SALE,” “MERRY CHRISTMAS,” or “HELLO” but avoid specific ones like “HAPPY BIRTHDAY ELLE!”

If text is included in an element, it should be stylized and something a user can’t do in the editor alone.

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.


Canva users can’t easily manipulate sets of images so we don’t accept them into our library. Separate your sets into individual images before sending them to us for review.


At the moment, we don’t support strokes. 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.


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

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