How Can I Use Vector Illustrations?
When you download an illustration on Illustration Mania, you’re purchasing a royalty-free license that gives you the rights to use that illustration in a wide variety of uses, including: advertising, publishing, websites, blogs and presentations.
Since illustrations are licensed on a royalty-free basis, you only have to pay for the initial download of a file and won’t have to pay the artist a royalty each time you use the image in a way that’s allowed under that license.
Illustration Sizing and Pricing
There are no sizes for vector illustrations because vectors are not resolution-dependent. This means that you can scale any of our vectors to any size that you require without losing image quality.
Illustrations are priced based on criteria such as the amount of detail in the image, originality, creativity and style, and use of color, shape and line. The more complex and original the image, the higher it will be priced.
Can’t Find EPS File/ZIP Issues
Our vector illustrations are saved as EPS and Ai files, which we provide inside a ZIP folder for easy downloads. If you can’t find the EPS file, it’s probably still inside of a ZIP folder on your computer.
Some web browsers will automatically open downloaded ZIP files for you, but others will save the ZIP file directly to your computer. To access the EPS, double click on the ZIP file.
If you have problems opening the ZIP folder, try the following steps:
- Check your browser’s Download Manager to ensure the ZIP file has finished downloading to your computer.
- If the folder won’t open when you double click the ZIP file, try shortening the ZIP folder name to 8 characters or less.
- If the ZIP folder has downloaded but won’t open even after you’ve shortened the file name, you can always re-download the file at any time by returning to the file’s detailed information page.
Editing/Opening EPS File
Our vector files are saved as Ai (Adobe Illustrator) and EPS files which are compatible with most vector programs.
Vector illustrations will also open into many photo-editing programs and can be saved as JPEGs, TIFFs, PDFs, or other raster file formats. They can also be imported into page layout programs like InDesign and Quark.
Please note: if your vector editing software is older than 8 years, you may be unable to open EPS files.
Making Shapes Editable
If you’ve opened up your EPS in your vector program but are unable to edit the shapes in the file, try the following:
- Ensure you’ve opened the file labeled ‘EPS’
- Open the EPS file into your editing software and open your ‘Layer’ palette. If you see a lock icon next to the layer, click on it to unlock the layer so that you can edit the shapes.
Thin Blue Lines
Some illustrators use what are called ‘guide’ lines to help them align object within their artwork. These lines will not show when you print the artwork, though if you find them distracting you can turn them off.
You can turn off the guide lines in Adobe Illustrator under ‘View > Guides > Hide Guides’