Frequestly asked questions

 

What is Adobe Design to Print?
Adobe Design to Print is a free plug-in built for designers who use Adobe Photoshop to create designs for online sale and production. Now, you can not only create but also publish designs directly from Photoshop and earn royalty fees, from the publisher, helping you turn your passion into a paycheck.
 
Which version of Photoshop supports Adobe Design to Print?
Adobe Design to Print is currently supported on Photoshop 2020 and Photoshop (2018 and 2019 releases) for Mac and Windows and is available in English.
 
Who should use Adobe Design to Print?
Adobe Design to Print is built for:
  • Graphic artists and designers who use Photoshop to create artwork for online sale and production
  • Designers on Zazzle       
  • Graphic artists and designers who want to monetize their graphic design skills through the creation of artwork that can be used for online sale and production

 

How do I use Adobe Design to Print?
Getting started with Adobe Design to Print is quick and easy.
  • Download and install the plug-in from Adobe Exchange.
  • Launch any of the supported versions of Photoshop.
  • Navigate to Windows > Extensions > Adobe Design to Print to open the plug-in. A new dialog box opens.
  • Click Create New Design to Print Project.
  • Select any product from the online Zazzle Product Catalog (made available within Photoshop via Adobe Design to Print) and click Create.
  • Apply and edit your designs. Work on one or more artboards while previewing your design.
  • Publish your design online for sale and production.

 

What platforms are currently integrated with Adobe Design to Print?
Zazzle.com is the first partner to collaborate with Adobe Design to Print. It is the world’s leading online destination for people to customize products and designs. Adobe Design to Print offers a quick and intuitive interface for designers to select a “blank” product (for example, pillow covers, bags, or t-shirts) from a catalog, seamlessly preview their artwork on the selected product in real time, and publish the design for sale and production on Zazzle.com. All this is achieved within the comfort and familiarity of Adobe Photoshop. 
 
How do I earn money using Adobe Design to Print?
Zazzle.com is the first partner to collaborate with Adobe Design to Print. It is the world’s leading online destination for people to customize products and designs. Once you publish your designs on the selected product(s) on Zazzle, using Adobe Design to Print, a Zazzle customer can choose and buy this product. Zazzle will process the transaction, print and ship the product to the customer, and pay the designer (you) a royalty fee, which is a mutually agreed upon (between the designer and Zazzle) percentage of the sale.   
 
How much does Adobe Design to Print cost?
Adobe Design to print is a free plug-in to download for Photoshop.

 

Why should designers use Adobe Design to Print?
  • Make art, make money — Adobe Design to Print makes it easy for designers to earn royalties from their designs.
  • Turbocharge your productivity — Adobe Design to Print helps designers turbocharge their creativity and productivity by allowing them to focus on the creative process without getting distracted by the details of selling their designs.
  • Visualize your artwork on any product in real time within Photoshop — Adobe Design to Print helps designers see a real-time preview of their artwork on a wide range of products and make creative adjustments to their designs on the fly, as necessary.

 

Who created Adobe Design to Print?
Adobe Design to Print was developed by the Print team in the Print & Publishing business unit (PPBU). The Print team is developing next-generation services, such as Adobe Design to Print, to connect designers with print service providers. These services aim to empower designers to create content in ways that are quicker, easier, and more reliable for printing and manufacturing.
 
When was Adobe Design to Print launched?
The public announcement about the general availability of Adobe Design to Print was made at Adobe MAX 2019, and it was published on Adobe Exchange on October 16,2019.
 
Can I use artwork that I have created in the past?
Yes, you can use any existing artwork with Adobe Design to Print. Once you have selected a project from the catalog, either place your artwork from another compatible file – which could be any image, vector, PSD, AI, PDF file etc. - by selecting File -> Place Embedded …or File ->Place Linked… open an existing PSD file in Photoshop, select the layer(s) containing your artwork and in the Layers palette menu select “Duplicate Layers”, choosing your newly created project as the Destination.
 
Does Adobe promote the work I design on Zazzle or on the Adobe platform? What kind of promotion do designers get or is it purely dependent on the designer to advertise their products?
Adobe will not promote your products without your permission. You’re free to promote your designs yourself. 
 
I see the download is free, will I have to pay a recurring fee after some time of using it?
The Design to Print plugin is free. There is no charge for using the plugin so long as you have a current subscription to use Photoshop. 
 
What rights do I maintain? Am I licensing my artwork to Adobe/Zazzle but I can still sell the same designs on other platforms? 
You can retain all rights to your artwork. For more information on Zazzle’s Designer License Agreement see https://www.zazzle.com/mk/policy/designer_license_agreement 
 
What happens if I stop using Adobe Design to Print? 
Your Photoshop files are yours and may be opened in Photoshop, even if you stop using Adobe Design to Print
 
I have never used or heard of Zazzle.com. Can I still use Adobe Design to Print?
Zazzle.com is the first partner to collaborate with Adobe Design to Print. It is the world’s leading online destination for people to customize products and designs. You will need a Zazzle account to use Adobe Design to Print if you want to monetize your graphic design skills through the creation of artwork that can be used for online sale and production. You can head over to http://zazl.it/signup to sign-up. It's quick and easy.
 
Who do I contact for additional information?
For any questions, please contact us at designtoprint@adobe.com
 
I am a designer.  Who do I contact for support with Adobe Design to Print?
For any questions, please contact us at support-adobe-dtp@adobe.com
 
I am a potential business partner.  Who do I contact for collaboration opportunities with Adobe Design to Print?
For any questions, please contact us at adobe-dtp-partners@adobe.com