Adobe Stock Video Templates Guidelines Artist Homepage

Welcome the the Adobe Stock Video Template Artist Guidelines homepage.

Our goal is to provide the guidance necessary for you to become a successful artist on Adobe Stock for Video templates. Please click on the buttons in the body of this page to find out more about how your templates should be created, organized and submitted to maximize your success with Adobe Stock.

Guidelines and Submission Standard

Template Type-Specific Requirements

Content Guidelines

Additional Resources

How-To Guides & Best Practices

Latest Updates

November 30, 2023

After Effects Pre-Flight Script available for download here. Use this script to check your AE Templates before you submit them. Below are the tasks the script performs:

  • Deletes the render queue items
  • Changes the expressions engine to Javascript
  • Changes the resolution to Full
  • Changes the workspace to Default
  • Updates time display from frames to timecode
  • Deletes all ruler guides

October 3, 2023

  1. Contributor portal now open.
  2. After Effects and Premiere Pro Templates now accepted.

December 22, 2022

  1. Guidelines have changed for 2023. Many technical and submission guidelines have been reduced; please review Technical Requirements and Submission Requirements.
  2. A Guidelines Checklist PDF is available to download
  3. 2023 Metadata sheet is available is available to download

April 11, 2022

  1. Submission Guidelines - Clarified following: Naming MoGRTs should be descriptive of your template and include the category it is in. Use 1-3 descriptors. Template names submitted within a calendar year must be unique or they will fail upload.
  2. Metadata Guidelines - 2022 Metadata Sheet is now available. Please be sure to continue to use Microsoft Excel or LibreOffice to edit the sheet.

February 7, 2022

  1. Artist FAQ - Feedback process changed to 3 weeks to hear from the Stock Team.
  2. Category Requirements - Individual Category Requirements for most categories have been reduced to only the Overall Requirements (except Lower Thirds, Social Media, and Infographics). This page now serves as Category Examples to explain each MoGRT category type and what controls can be valuable to your MoGRT. New video examples, including Media Replacement, were added.
  3. Metadata Guidelines - Expanded information about automated keywords, removed per-category imagery and descriptions, updated screenshots. 2022 Metadata sheet coming soon.
  4. Submission Guidelines - Payment information removed and placed in Artist FAQ. Feedback process changed to 3 weeks to hear from the Stock Team.
  5. Technical Guidelines - Guidelines pertaining to using less than 10 text inputs and 10 Media Replacement inputs have been added. Part II: Preview Media section made more consistent
  6. Homepage - Older page update information removed. New updates added. Category Requirements changed to Category Examples. 2022 Creative Brief link moved to Creative Brief

January 12, 2022

  1. Technical Requirements - Oldest version of After Effects to be able to be used to make MoGRTs is After Effects 2021 version 18.1.
  2. Submission Guidelines - Export dialog graphic updated. Batching graphics updated for clarity. Example dates updated to 2022.
  3. Media Replacement - New Youtube videos embedded.

April 14, 2021

  1. Media Replacement page has been updated with new information about Default Scaling with the After Effects 18.1 update.

March 29, 2021

  1. Media Replacement page has been added to this Homepage. Submissions are welcome starting April 1, 2021.
  2. MoGRT Optimization has been added to this Homepage.
  3. Metadata Requirements have been updated with Media Replacement information.

December 21, 2020

Artist FAQ has been updated with the following information:

  1. How long does a review take? In general, you should hear back from us within 2 week, but this can be extended due to the amount of templates queued before your batch, holidays, etc.
  2. Are there examples of acceptable Motion Graphics templates? We've put together these free project files to teach technical best practices, optimal Essential Graphics Panel set-up, useful expressions, and ideal user experience for MoGRTS: Download Educational Templates.
  3. Can I use videos or images in my preview video and thumbnail image? Yes, as long as it is licensed from a stock site. We encourage use of the Adobe Stock free collection.

Category Requirements has been updated with the following information:

  1. Requirements for Lower Thirds, Title Overlays, & Transitions have been reduced from a maximum to 5 from 10

Expressions Guide has been updated with the following information

  1. Dropdown Menu Control expressions
  2. Expressions standardized across the page

Technical Requirements has been updated with the following information:

  1. Information standardized and bolded for clarity
  2. Use Drop Down Menus instead of sliders for style selection. Be sure to rename each index descriptively.
  3. Text Best Practices: Avoid using all-caps cursive text; Add Letter Spacing controls when using cursive text; Add Line Spacing controls for all text inputs.

Header Image: Gradient Pitch Deck Slides by Wavebreak Media

Last Updated: 2/14/23

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