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Hello Everyone!

We've encountered a persistent issue with colors within our submissions, specifically regarding those using Adobe Illustrator.

The prevalent cause for this is having the 'Color Mode' for the document set as CMYK instead of RGB. This converts all RGB colors to CMYK formats - including imported Color Guides!

CMYK Color Formats are usually used for Prints, whereas RGB Color Formats are used for Digital Images.

To change the Color Mode, go to:

File --> Document Color Mode --> RGB Color Mode.

Once you've done that, make sure to re-import the Color Guide(s) and apply the new colors for your Strokes and Fills. Don't forget to update the Swatches (if you've made them previously in the CMYK Mode).

Here is a comparison between the Color Modes:

(Hover the cursor over the image to fullsize it.)

(If you'll pay close attention, you'll notice that Twilight's coat color is duller in CMYK).

(Hover the cursor over the image to fullsize it.)

(Lyra has a more extreme change between the Color Modes).

So make sure you've set the Color Mode before working on your Vector and Importing Images to avoid any issues. ;)

What's the difference?

CMYK colors are created with printed work in mind. Vector art is very useful for printing because of it's ability to be scaled infinitely, which is why Illustrator often uses CMYK color mode.

CMYK is more limited than RGB because CMYK is made from ink, whereas RGB is made from light. CMYK is made of cyan, magenta, yellow, and black ink, much like your printer at home probably uses. Printing presses use these same colors to make full color printed work. Though you can make a lot of colors with those four, it's difficult to get brighter colors like those used in most of the ponies.

RGB is what your computer uses to create colors. It creates images from red, green, and blue light. Most monitors and TVs work this way. RGB colors will often be much brighter than CMYK colors because they are less limited, and it is also what the show itself uses (because it's made for looking at on a TV). If you are creating vectors to be displayed on the web (such as say, here on dA), then you will want to use the less limited RGB spectrum.

Thanks to :iconmisteraibo:MisterAibo of :iconpony-commissions: for posting his journals for users who take commissions.

We could use one as well for the type of vectors which can get in this group's gallery. So to get on the list you need to be a member, or we need to see your vector work first.

You don't have to take a lot of requests or commissions to be on the list, you can be as choosy as you wish.

This list is permanent, if you'd like to be on it you can ask us at any time.

Send the group a note with the following information if you want to be added to the list here:

Policy: A link to a journal post with detailed commission info, if you have one, or a short couple of sentences about your request and commission policy. Look below for an example.
Source: Do you trace from the show, trace from sketches, or from your own sketches?
Type: What category of vector you're willing and able to make- would they include work that would go in folders such as 'Original Style', 'OCs', 'Backgrounds', 'With Background', 'Animations', 'Games/Interactive', or 'Comics'?
Format: What filetypes do you produce with what program(s)?
Price: Your price range in points or another currency
Example: A deviation you want us to display as an example of your work

People who take vector requests/commissions:

Source: Sketch, screenshot or any raster image in sufficient resolution
Type: Canon, Cutie Marks, OC + Accessories
Format: Adobe Illustrator CS6 & CC .ai files + .png & .svg (additional formats can be requested if needed)
Price: A request is free, but I accept and highly appreciate donations through the widget on my profile. Please note that if I feel like I'm unable to do your request then I'll tell you beforehand, and will refund any points you donate in case you cancel your request or not happy with the result. 100% money back guarantee.
Hungry Rainbow (S04E21) by DJDavidhu

Policy: I take cutie mark requests, whether you want a new one from scratch, or a vector of an existing one. I may also take screenshot trace requests, if I'm interested and it hasn't been done already.
Source: Screenshot of any quality, as long as I can find the moment in my 1080p episodes. Cutie marks can be vectored from any reference, or from scratch with a description.
Type: Cutie Mark (canon and OC), Resources, Canon
Format: AI (using CS6) and PNG, unless asked otherwise.
Price: Cutie marks are always free, but this means there is a queue of five slots, and I only take new requests when a slot is open. See my ID box for full details, and check the queue before you ask.
Dead-Pwny's Cutie Mark [Request] by Lahirien

Source: Screenshots, bases, flash puppets (for making custom poses)
Type: OC's, Cannon, Cutie Marks,
Format: SVG's and AI's. Using Inkscape and Illustrator CS6
Price: full body 80-100 :points: , headshot 30-50 :points: , cutie mark 20 :points:
Cutie mark Crusaders by ShadowDashie

Source: Screenshots 1080 and Bases
Type: OC's and Cutie Marks
Format: Ai + PNG
Price: OC Vector 100:points: Cutie Mark 50-80:points:
Night Thunder Vector by PaulyVectors

Source: Screengrabs, comics, sketches. The more provided for posing purposes, the better. I cannot readily freedraw poses otherwise.
Type: Canon characters, OCs, objects/props.
Format: SVG + PNG (Inkscape)
Price: Free requests if it is one I feel I can do; open to art trades as well.
Epic Battle by masemj

Source: 1080p Screenshots and Sketches
Type: Canon Characters, OC's, Original Style, Backgrounds, Props/Resources, etc.
Format: Illustrator CS6 PNG export (AI file available upon request)
Price: See Policy for detailed prices. Prices vary on complexity of the commission.
Children of the Night by sirhcx

Source: 1080p screenshot from the show or time stamp and link to video, sketches
Type: OC's with nothing but Pony Creator to start with, I can also vector in a mimimalistic style. [Show traces implied]
Format: I can use Ponyscape or Inkscape, .png export at a resolution the commissioner requests at, .svg file if requested.
Price: See commission policy for detailed prices. Prices are based on what the commissioner wants.
What is this!?! by Hourglass-Vectors

Source: screenshot, sketch, or from scratch.
Type: Show characters, OCs, crossovers, etc.
Format: Inkscape SVG, export to PNG
Price: free
AJ as Inuyasha by sakatagintoki117

Source: I trace from the show and from sketches. I can't draw ponies, so I don't draw my own.
Type: I vector OCs & ponies. I can vector backgrounds, but I might decline due to my busyness.
Format: I use Adobe Illustrator, but I provide AI,SVG, and PNG Files.
Price: -Regular trace vector: Free
-OC: 10:points: - 800:points: depending on how many ponies are in the vector and if you want a background.
VinylMoon by GlitchKing123

Policy: I only handle one request at a time, so check out the Featured Deviation section of my profile page to see if I'm open. OC requests are subject to my discretion (they must look good if placed next to Bon Bon).
Source: From scratch by default, but if resources are available they will be utilised.
Type: Cutie marks, objects, and show-style ponies (ie. canon and/or OC, includes Zecora but not Spike or animal companions) without backgrounds.
Format: Inkscape (not Ponyscape, for maximum compatibility). All SVG source files and PNG exports are released under CC-BY-NC-SA 3.0. 4096 pixels on the short side for cutie marks, 6400 for everything else.
Price: Depends on the finished work's file size; every 4KB = 1 :points: (rounded down).
Vinyl Scratch - Beryllium by Parclytaxel

Source: Modified show traces or submitted sketches
Type: Show characters and OCs, primarily crossovers with or without backgrounds.
Format: (Vector) .AI, .SVG (Raster) Hi-res .PNGs, PDFs
Price: Varies, quotes provided on a project-to-project basis, typical $10 minimum.
Mane Effect 3 by Smashinator

Policy: Normal vectors, any amount of detail wanted
Source: Trace pictures from the show or sketches submitted
Type: Canon Characters, OCs, Resources
Format: Photoshop CS5.1 (.psd) / (.png)
Price: $3-10 or 240-800:points:

Source: I do both show traces and my own custom vectors.
Type: Mainly OC's
Format: Adobe Illustrator, usually both the PNG and AI are provided in a ZIP file.
Price: $7-$20 (or) :points: 100-500+
[Commission] TheVampireTrey OC by Silentmatten

Source: I'll vector screenshots, sketches, and existing art.
Type: Canon characters, OC's, Backgrounds, Props/Resources, etc.
Format: I vector with Adobe Illustrator (.AI)
Price: You pay what you think the finished vector deserves.
A little birdy told me... by Fureox

Source: I will vector from screenshots, sketches and already existing art.
Type: Canon Characters and OCs. Backgrounds and Props also.
Format: Vectors will be made in Illustrator (.AI), but can be made compatible with Inkscape. (.SVG)
Price: Between $10-$30 AUD. See Policy journal for more details.
It wasn't me! WIP by Tim015

Source: I will trace from screenshots, sketches and already existing images (if you have to permission).
Type: I will vector canon characters and OCs.
Format: I'm using Inkscape. You will get the .PNG and the .SVG for free.
Price: Between :points: 70 and 170.
Cute Luna is cute :3 by Fehlung

Policy: If you want an OC to be vectored, please provide a sketch. If taken from the show, please try to make it the best quality possible.
Source: I'll vector anything taken from the show or sketched.
Type: I vector ponies, can do OCs and sometimes backgrounds.
Format: I use Inkscape, you'll get a .PNG file AND the .SVG file.
Price: OC - :points: 100-300. Character from show - :points: 50-300. Backgrounds - :points: 150-300. If you don't like the prices, we can also negotiate another deal.
Twilight Sparkle and Applejack by Feitaru

Policy: As long as you give minor details, I can do everything from (almost) nothing! Screenshots are, however, appreciated.
Source: I trace my vectors from everything. Some parts are from personal sketches, other parts are from the show itself.
Type: I can trace backgrounds, OCs (Includes MLP-related OCs such as other species, cutie marks, etc...), characters from the show, and also combinations from the previous elements.
Format: I trace my vectors with both Inkscape and Adobe Illustrator. I usually save them as .svg/.ai files, and .png.
Price: From :points: 0  to 300 , depending of your needs. Usually goes around :points: 100-150  for an OC drawn from nothing, with a background. I can also take real money, but I trace my vectors for fun. Which is why I prefer :points:, even if both are acceptable.
Rainbow dash flying by SnowedEarth

Source: Either a trace from the show, your sketches, or just an original Vector with little or no tracing.
Type: I can make OC's, Backgrounds, with or without shading and effects, or pretty much whatever you want.
Format: I'll make all of my pieces in Inkscape and provide the source file for free.
Price: :points: 100-300 for simple vectors. $3-$10+ for more complex commissions.
Let me sing you the song of ponies! by lightningtumble

Policy: Send me screenshots from show tell me what part or parts you need vectored and it will be done. I also do shrug, stare ponys and vector OC's based on show screenshots.
Source: I trace any screenshots taken from the show or inspired by show.
Type: I vector show characters, Backgrounds, or OC's with cutie marks.
Format: I use Photoshop CS5 you will get the Photoshop file and a large PNG file.
Price: Most of my work is free but if its a big job with background I would like a small donation.
Derpy Dress by xGSYMarley

Source: I sketch my own pictures, then trace over them. If you want one of your sketches vectored, I could do that too.
Type: All of my work goes into 'Original Style".
Format: High quality .png and the original .svg file.
Price: $3~$7, USD ONLY
A Day In The Wastes by Catnipfairy

Policy: I don't mind doing free requests. As long as I like your idea, I will draw it up. I don't mind drawing OCs, so long as you don't mind me perhaps changing it a tiny bit to get it into more my and/or the show's style. I may reject certain OCs.
Source: I sketch the piece first using my tablet. Then, I vector the sketch (that is, if the request is a vector). I'll sometimes use references from the show to help my sketching.
Type: Show characters, non-complex backgrounds, Certain OCs. Vectors and other forms of art.
Format: For vectors, I use Inkscape, or Illustrator CS6. I'm trying to shift from Inkscape to Illustrator at the moment. For other forms of art, I use PaintTool SAI and Photoshop CS6.
Price: Free..... if I like it and have the time to do it.
A Hopeful Goodbye by socsocben

Source: traces from show, inspired by the show, other vectors based on sketches (cutie marks, assets, other minor vector work)
Type: OCs, with background, animations, resources
Formats: All commissions include the original inkscape SVGs, a validated SVG and either a high-res PNG or a GIF (in case of animations) of the final product.
Pricing: :points: 100+, also at rate of :points: 100  = $1, see journal
Cuddling with Coco by MisterAibo

Policy: I make contours in my own style. If you commission me, you are entrusting me to create an original piece of art and not just a trace. (Read: It will end up significantly different than the source.) I gladly vector OCs and other original works.
Source: I trace screenshots, sketches by others, and can also come up with original pieces.
Type: All my work belongs in "Original Style".
Format: I use Illustrator CS6, so I can create .AI, .SVG, .PNG, .TIF, and almost all other common image formats.
Price: :points: 400+ for a basic Pony, price will increase if the character is extremely detailed or there are multiple characters. :points: 600+ If I am to create something from scratch (i.e. no references given).
*Insert creative title here.* by Rokushou

Policy: I could vector any character/object/background/scene from show, when you give me screenshot. I also make OCs vectors (when I like their designs), when you provide me sketch or detailed description. If you have any questions, ask me.
Source: I usually trace from screenshots, but also from sketches or drawings.
Type: I vector any canon characters, backgrounds, objects and sometimes OC.
Format: I use Inkscape, so you will receive .SVG and exported .PNG file.
Price: Everything depends on complexity of vector. If you don’t want to pay me for vector, you could ask about request (but it will have lower priority).
:points: 0-75 for canon character;  :points: 0-150 for background; :points: 15-100 for new OC;  :points: 0-20 remaking one of my existing vector into OC; :points: 0-200+ full scene with multiple characters.
Twilight Sparkle by Proenix

Policy: I'll vector anything I'm able to and I can "ink" and/or color sketches or trace straight up from screenshots if someone wants that.
Source: I tend to make screenshots, make crude sketches of parts and combine them.
Type: Basically everything that can be made as a vector. Landscapes, t-shirt-motives or a valentine with a pony-head on it (see example). Also Cutie-Marks, OCs, etc.
Format: Photoshop CS4, Illustrator CS5 - you'll get a giant png and the sourcefile at no extra-cost.
Price: No fixed prices; it depends on how long the work will take (so, more details or complicated stuff = more expensive. duh.). Minimum will probably be around 5€, though.
I heart Chrysalis by Stinkehund

Policy: I retrace screenshots or vector OC's based on screenshots from the show. Screenshots could be done for free if I'm really interested in it. Detailed info here…
Source: I use screenshots from the show. For OC's. I need a sketch or image to base the OC on, and I make my bases from the show.
Type: All the ponies from the show, OC's (I can decline OC's for own reasons).
Format: I use Illustrator CS6. I can release both the .AI and .SVG files for a small fee.
Price: $3 or :points: 264 for a single character.
Rainbow Dash - One happy pony by Quanno3

Policy: If you want me to vector a show character in a certain scene, I might do it for free if I like the scene. Just ask me. I will reject OCs without a good concept. Detailed infos on my profile page.
Source: I use screenshots as references for OC vectors, but I trace sketches/drawings too if you want me to.
Type: I vector main, minor background or original characters, multiple characters, accessories, backgrounds and shading possible.
Format:I use Adobe Illustrator CS6 and I provide source files. If you pay me for a vector of your OC, you get the cutie mark as AI and large PNG for free for further use.
Price: :points: 300+ for new vectors, :points: 150+ for recolors of my existing vectors. Higher prices for shading, background, multiple characters or complex accessories.
... like one of your french girls. by Derpwave

Source: I trace ponies and backgrounds from the show, or from sketches.
Type: The categories I usually make are in The Mane Six and Backgrounds.
Format: I make SVGs with Inkscape. You'll get the source file and a high res PNG.
Price: :points: 640+/$8+ depending on the project.
Pinkie Wrap Up by Quasdar

:iconabydos91: abydos91
Policy: Check my Commission Journal
Source: I do original artwork based on my own drawings, though if requested I can do traces from the show, other sketches or images based in the real world.
Type: Characters from the show (Mane 6 / Minor and Background characters), Original Characters (OCs), Assets and Backgrounds.
Format: I work with Adobe Illustrator and Inkscape. You will get the vector source file (AI or SVG) plus the high res PNG. I can export to other formats like PDF, if requested.
Price: It depends of the complexity of what you are requesting. Send me a note or email and we can discuss details and price.
Commission - Rose of Fire by abydos91 Commission - Quasar by abydos91

:iconrainbowrage12: RainbowRage12
Source: Screenshot, Sketch, or original work.
Type: Cannon or OC, original or show style, backgrounds, up for anything on request.
Format: SVG and PNG.
Price: $5-$15.
Rainbow on a Cloud by RainbowRage12

:iconstillfire: StillFire
Policy: I will take some requests for show traces and OC's if they interest me. Drawings turned into vectors are strictly commissions. Paypal only, point offers will not be accepted. I have the right to refuse any proposal.
Source: Screenshots, sketches, or lineart.
Type: Canon characters and OC's.
Format: AI and PNG (Adobe Illustrator CS6).
Price: $5-15 depending on what the commissioner wants.
(Request) Golden Spirit by StillFire

:iconcrystalvectors: CrystalVectors
Policy: I am not going to do vectors with explicit mature content! Also, I am not going to do original vectors, because I work only with screenshots, but I am going to vector sketches. Remember that I have the right to refuse any proposal!
Source: Screenshots from the show (they have to be high quality ones!) and sketches.
Type: I am going to vector canon characters, backgrounds, sketches, resources, cutie marks and I am not going to vector OC's.
Format: I work in Inkscape, so I produce both PNG and SVG files.
Price: The prices are in points and they depend on the difficulty and the time for making the commission. Note me for negotiation of the price.
Working Rarity by CrystalVectors Manehattan's Dress Shop by CrystalVectors

Improving Through Critique

Wed Apr 18, 2012, 10:51 PM by orangel8989:iconorangel8989:
Improvement and quality are two of our biggest goals here at #MLP-VectorClub. We love seeing people go from having no clue as to what they’re doing to an amazing high quality path tool master. Still, there is always room for improvement, even for more weathered ones.

The admins are always willing to provide advice for people who would like it. Whether it’s just quick pointers or an in-depth “fix-all,” we’re here to assist people in becoming a better vector artist. There are several ways to ask for help:

:bulletorange: Place a :iconccwelcomedplz1::iconccwelcomedplz2: badge in the comments section of your submission. (That’s iconccwelcomedplz1 and iconccwelcomedplz2) By using these, our vector inspectors will know to take a close look at your image and point out any errors they can find, major and minor.  While we do check every vector before it’s approved, adding this badge will show us that you would like some more help than normal, and appreciate criticisms. You can also add the badge to the description to show others you're looking for feedback. This lets everybody know you're looking for ways to improve so they can go on a hunt for errors.

:bulletorange: If you have a vector you'd really like to polish up, you can get one-on-one feedback privately by contacting one of us admins individually.   We'll pick on every little error we see and fuss about things until you fix them. It sounds harsh, but isn’t that what you wanted? :iconfluttershywinkplz:

:bulletorange: Check out our sister site on reddit: r/MLPVectors! Here countless others can (and will!) critique your vector if you ask. Also, if you need help with something specific to your application, there are countless others who watch the subreddit who are willing to help. It’s a great place to learn and share knowledge.  

Also, we'd like to hear from you guys about the new quality standards. Are you seeing lots of errors, or is quality not an issue for you?

:iconapplejacksmileplz:We really want to hear from y’all so please leave a comment below!

If you came here from the group description, have you read and agreed to the rules and want to become a member?


A sample membership request:

:icon[name from link above]:

I use [Inkscape/Illustrator/...]

[Comments by you]

It's as simple as that :)

A reminder is needed for everyone to properly give credit to original authors. Many of you do post links to the original vector artists when using their content, but we also see far too much laziness.

If you're uploading something containing work made by someone else, this must be done with explicit credit given in the description! The main purpose of this group is to be a vector resource, but we have hundreds of contributors who allow different levels of reuse or none at all.

To find out if you can reuse a vector:

:bulletblue: Check the description for any notice about how it can be reused, or if it is denied.

:bulletblue: Look for these badges:
:iconyouareplz::iconallowedplz: :icongouseplz::iconthisartplz: :icondonotuseplz::iconmyartplz: :iconnoncommercial1plz::iconnoncommercial2plz:

:bulletblue: Check the type of copyright used on the deviation. If it is, for example, an attribution-noncommercial-sharealike creative commons release, you can share it with the same type of copyright if you attribute it to them and don't use it for profit.

:bulletblue: If none of these are helpful, contact the user directly.

If you can link directly to a deviation you used, do it. It really isn't hard to write "Original by x" with a link to their work, and then everyone who likes it can follow that to get the unmodified resource. It benefits the creators of the original work. Otherwise, you are benefiting from the work of others without so much as a copy-pasted link as appreciation, and we don't like to see that. Reverse image searches used to find the author will fail if you've modified it in any major way.

Direct re-uploads of other users' work are of course strictly prohibited, by us and by the rules of DeviantArt. Anyone who does this and tried to submit here will be warned, and if they do not remove the stolen work, banned from the group. There have been a handful of users we have needed to ban for this reason.

All content you wish to put in this group must be owned by you, or at least have proper credit given in the description. Recolors and changes made with raster programs are never accepted, and of course screenshots straight from the show aren't either.

Lastly, if you haven't noticed already, there have been changes to the group's description, which has all the rules we expect members to follow. There's also a new area in the left sidebar with a number of links to helpful vector-related resources. With the help of the new administrators we've raised the bar for quality in submissions by giving even more advice and critiques.

We've also gained another Vector Inspector (the new title for Contributor) so please welcome :iconfabulouspony: FabulousPony to the administrator team :)

Comments and suggestions are welcome so please post away!

S4E22: Trade Ya - Vector Reservations

Sat Apr 19, 2014, 10:29 AM by Yanoda:iconyanoda:

The Episode:

You can watch the episode in 1080p here:…

What Vector Reservations Are:

People usually get excited whenever a new episode comes out, and start making vectors of any pose/object/etc. that they found hilarious/interesting enough. It often results in various people unnecessarily doing the very same thing. Vector Reservations can help organize our efforts by listing who's working on what and to reduce the number of duplicates.


:bulletblue::bulletblue: 1) ALWAYS post about reservations and requests as a comment on this post in the following manner:

RESERVATION: [link to the screencap] - brief description of what you want to make


REQUEST: [link to the screencap] - brief description of what you want to see vectored

Suggested places to host images: (strongly recommended!),,

Do not use Puu sh links - deviantArt blacklists them by default, and any redirects that bypass it cannot be used for image thumbnails.

Remember that you MUST have an image to make a reservation! For the best quality, get your references from the episode in 1080p.

:bulletblue::bulletblue: 2) Making a reservation does NOT forbid other people from working on a pose anyway. It is only information that you are working on it, so other people can coordinate to avoid doing the same thing twice.

:bulletblue::bulletblue: 3) There are no time limits, but remember that the longer you wait, the greater the chance that someone might take your pose anyway. It's generally advised to finish your reservations before a new episode comes out.

:bulletblue::bulletblue: 4) The are no limits on the number of reservations you can make, but you need to remember about your own limits and what rule #3 says. It's generally advised not to take more than 3 reservations at a time.

:bulletblue::bulletblue: 5) Please remember that you have to be a member of the group in order to make a reservation. The idea is to add the finished vector to the gallery, so it has to meet all of our quality requirements.

List of Reservations

by :icondasprid: dasprid - The next evolution of duck faces of RD and Flutters

by :icongamemasterluna: GameMasterLuna - Shocked Fluttershy and Rainbow Dash

by :icondasprid: dasprid - Rainbow Dash and her confused/shocked expression

by :iconmasemj: masemj - The Lutece Twins

by :icondasprid: dasprid - Fake Happy Twilight

by :iconblueathombomb: BlueAthomBomb - Twilight wing-face

by :iconblueathombomb: BlueAthomBomb - Derp Twilight (Full Body)

by :iconjeatz-axl: Jeatz-Axl - Orthros slobbering on Dash

by :iconjeatz-axl: Jeatz-Axl - Twilight hiding under her wings

by :icongivralix: Givralix - Rarity proud of her giant hat

Finished Reservations

List of Requests


- Applejack & Twilight separate Reserved by :icon1apeepa: 1APEEPA (just Twilight)

- Rarity and Applejack head snuggling

- Rarity and Applejack ready for shopping!


(None yet)


- Discord Lamp Reserved by :iconblueathombomb: BlueAthomBomb

Finished Requests

(None yet)

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