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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.

:iconpony-commissions: is a great resource for commissions of all types, however, some people want and/or need show-style, vector artwork. Sorting through the group is tedious.  The purpose of this list is to have an easy place for people to go to commission the type of vectors which can get in this group's gallery.

To get on the list you need to be a member of the club. Exceptions can be made, so if you'd like to be on the list and aren't a member, send us a note with examples of your work.

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 semi-permanent, if you'd like to be on it you can ask us at any time.

We ask that you keep your blurb up-to-date, and notify us if/when you decide to stop taking requests/commissions. We will periodically ask if you still want to be on the list if we don't hear from you for several (6) months.



To get on the list:




Send the group a note (where?) with the following information:

Your username in plaintext
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.
Source: Do you trace from the show, trace from provided 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 and with what program(s)?
Price: Your price range in points or another currency. Free is allowed of course!
Example: A deviation you want us to display as an example of your work



People who take vector requests:




:iconmidnight-st4r:Midnight-St4r - Added 2014/05/28
Policy: fav.me/d7k2sqi
Source: From Show, Fan Art, or Sketches
Type: OC's
Format: I produce SVG and PNG files with Inkscape and upload them both.
Price: Prices are listed on my Policy page, I also take requests for free.
[N/A]


:iconlahirien: Lahirien - Updated 2014/05/12
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


:iconmasemj: masemj - Updated 2014/05/12
Policy: fav.me/d6corpd
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


:iconparclytaxel: Parclytaxel - Updated 2014/05/13
Policy: OCs asked for must be reasonably well designed, and at most one request and one point commission will be open at any one time. The price given before work on a commission starts is only an estimate which will be finalised after the commission's completion.
Source: For traces from official MLPFIM material, the relevant (or given) sources will be used. For other requests or commissions, the pictures will be done from scratch, except possibly for difficult poses or exotic objects and anatomical features.
Type: Anything may be asked for, regardless of whether it contains a background, uses non-canon styles, has non-canon species or includes mixtures of canon and OC ponies. The only restriction is that no crossovers with other productions (e.g. Littlest Pet Shop) and no Equestria Girls are allowed to be asked for.
Format: Every single request and commission is made in standard, general-use Inkscape. An SVG file and a PNG export at 1080p (wallpapers), 4096p (objects and cutie marks) or 6400p (all others) will be provided, all dual-licenced FAL 1.3/CC BY-SA 4.0.
Price: Requests are, of course, free.  For commissions, depends on the SVG file's size in bytes. 1 kB = 4 :points: and fractional points are rounded down. A normal show-style pony will usually cost between 200 and 360 :points:.
Ninety-Nine Impala on the Roof and on the Beach by Parclytaxel


:icondjdavidhu: DJDavidhu - Updated 2014/08/18
Policy: fav.me/d7eulzo
Source: Screenshot from the show
Type: Canon ponies, Cutie Marks
Format: Adobe Illustrator CS6 & CC .ai files + .png & .svg (additional formats can be requested if needed)
Price: See details in the Policy link.
Rainbow Dash standing (S03E07) by DJDavidhu



People who take vector commissions:




:iconfehlung: Fehlung - Updated 2014/05/12
Policy: fav.me/d5g89kn
Source: I will trace from 1080p screenshots from the show, sketches, and already existing pictures (if you have the permission of the original artist).
Type: I will vector both canon characters and OCs.
Format: I am using Inkscape/Ponyscape. You will get both the .PNG and the .SVG.
Price: 3$ or 300 :points: for a canon character from the show; 5$ or 500 :points: for an OC.
Fluttershy excited by Fehlung OC Commission - Flora by Fehlung


:iconstillfire: StillFire - Updated 2014/05/12
Policy:Points here on Deviantart and money through Paypal are accepted, though I prefer actual money. I won't take requests.
Source: Screenshots, sketches, or lineart.
Type: Canon characters and OC's.
Format: AI and PNG (Adobe Illustrator).
Price: $5-25 or 400-1600:points: depending on what the commissioner wants.
(Request) Golden Spirit by StillFire


:iconproenix: Proenix - Updated 2014/05/12
Policy: I could vector any character/object/background/scene show-alike, when you provide me sketch/screenshot or detailed description. If you have any questions, ask me.
Source: I prefer tracing from screenshots, sketches or drawings. If necessary I do my sketches for vector projects.
Type: I vector any canon characters, backgrounds, objects and OC.
Format: I use Inkscape, so you will receive .SVG and exported .PNG file. If you need I could also provide .cdr file.
Price: Everything depends on complexity of the vector. Generally from 2 to 8+ $ (details on my page).
Twilight Sparkle by Proenix


:iconabydos91: abydos91 - Updated 2014/05/12
Policy: Check my Commission Journal sta.sh/01s8l6t8j7xn
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


:iconhourglass-vectors: Hourglass-Vectors - Updated 2014/05/12
Policy: fav.me/d5pdb4m
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


:iconstinkehund: Stinkehund - Updated 2014/05/12
Policy: fav.me/d6bgmu5
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


:iconfeitaru: Feitaru - Updated 2014/05/12
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 characters (OCs included), backgrounds, logos and banners.
Format: I use Inkscape, you'll get a .PNG file AND the .SVG file. (Other files can be negotiated)
Price: Prices will normally start at 250 :points:, but depending on the commission, it can change. Further prices will be negotiated via note.



:iconsirhcx: sirhcx - Updated 2014/05/12
Policy: sirhcx.deviantart.com/art/Comm…
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


:iconrainbowrage12: RainbowRage12 - Updated 2014/05/12
Policy: fav.me/d6y2wea
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


:iconsnowedearth: SnowedEarth - Updated 2014/05/13
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


:iconcatnipfairy: Catnipfairy - Updated 2014/05/13
Policy: catnipfairy.deviantart.com/jou…
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: $12-$15 for standard vectors. See my policy journal for details
A Day In The Wastes by Catnipfairy


:iconpaulyvectors: PaulyVectors - Updated 2014/05/16
Policy: fav.me/d695u9a
Source: Screenshots 1080 and Bases
Type: OC's and Cutie Marks
Format: Ai + PNG
Price: Simple vector - 200 :points: or $2.50, Shading - +50 :points: or +$1.50, Background - 300 :points: or $3.50
Night Thunder Vector by PaulyVectors



Credits & Misc:




Thanks to :iconmisteraibo: MisterAibo of :iconpony-commissions: for posting his journals for users who take commissions. Go check them out for general Pony commissions.

When you add yourself to the list, you will appear on top of the proper section (Requests if free, Commissions if charging). You can bump yourself back to the top by verifying your status, as long as 6 months have passed.

During the transition period (May 2014), people verifying their status will go at the bottom of the section. Reward for quick replies and such...

Page now updated mainly by :iconmewtwo-ex: mewtwo-EX.

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:
Hello!

:icon[name from link above]:
fav.me/aaa
fav.me/bbb
fav.me/ccc
fav.me/ddd

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!


Hello everyone,

We are writing to inform you that we have recently removed deactivated accounts from the group. We are preparing to remove inactive members as well.

The sweep will occur no earlier than 1 week from today (so on or around May 18), and will affect all members who haven't submitted artwork since November, 2013. This only applies to people who are actually members of the group - this isn't going to affect you if you are simply watching the group.

Remember, our membership rules state that you must submit art at least once every 6 months (Rule 1.3). To avoid being removed, simply submit a new vector sometime this week, or send the group a note.

Thanks for your understanding,
MLP-VectorClub

Update 20 May: It is done. 196 members removed due to inactivity.

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