What file formats the winner will provide?

For logo design, icon/button/banner design contests, the winner will provide the following file formats

  1. .AI: Adobe Illustrator - PMS/CMYK
  2. .EPS: Encapsulated Postscript - CMYK
  3. .SVG: Scalable Vector Graphics
  4. .PDF: Portable Document File - CMYK
  5. .PSD: Photoshop Document - RGB
  6. .PNG: Portable Network Graphics - RGB
  7. .JPG: Joint Photographic Experts Group - RGB
  8. .GIF: Graphic Interchange Format - RGB

For website & app designs, or print design contests

  1. .PSD: Photoshop Document, fully layered including any other file associated with PSD (Website & app: 72dpi, Print: 300dpi) or
  2. .PDF: Portable Document File (which is a universal file format that can be used with any image editing software) or
  3. .AI: Adobe Illustrator file, or .INDD: Adobe InDesign file

It’s always a good idea to ask your printer what file formats they’ll need.

PSD files are only required for custom website designs that will then be coded by a web developer.

Don’t ask the designer to provide any of the files for the font they used in your design, since font licenses are usually non-transferrable. But do ask the designer for the name of the font so you can buy a license if you need to.