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Hi All,

Tomorrow (Thursday, April 9) at noon Pacific we continue the series with the 2nd of 8 weekly webinars. This week we will be joined by commercial still life photographer Will Anderson and lifestyle photographer Sean Locke whom many of you are already well familiar with from here at MSG. The topic is "Home as a hub" where we'll be discussing ways to stay busy and creative during this unprecedented time.

I hope you will join us live. For those of you that cannot make it, the recording will live on at the same link immediately after.

-Mat Hayward

Hi everyone,

I want to invite you all to join in the discussions with the Adobe Stock artist community at our new Discord channel. It promises to be an engaging and inspiring place to be where you will find many members of the Adobe Stock team from around the world actively engaging.

I'll be talking about it a bit more during the webinar today at noon Pacific time. I hope to see you there!

Stay safe,

Mat Hayward

Adobe Stock / 2020 Adobe Stock Artist bonus program
« on: March 30, 2020, 11:20 »
By now, you should have received an email about the 2020 bonus program for Adobe Stock artists. We are switching the program up this year.

Instead of the number of uploads being the qualifier, it's going to be the number of downloads. Contributors with more than 150 downloads between Jan 1 and Dec 31, 2020 will receive a bonus code for their chose of Creative Cloud Photography plan or a single app which yes, one of those apps to choose from is Illustrator if you are a vector artist or Premiere if you are a video producer.

For those of you that have 5,000 or more downloads this year we'll be providing you with a code for the all-apps Creative Cloud. Still images count as 1 download, video licenses count as 8 downloads by the way.

You can see all the details here for additional information:

Let me know if you have any questions,

Mat Hayward

Adobe Stock / Weekly webinars beginning Thursday, April 2
« on: March 27, 2020, 13:16 »
Hi everyone,

I hope you are all safe and doing well. 

I want to let you know that starting Thursday, April 2 at 12:00 Pacific Time we are kicking off a series of weekly webinars which will feature a variety of topics and guests. This first webinar Current trends in a changing world will feature Adobe Stocks Head of Content, Brianna Wettlaufer and Principle of Visual Trends, Brenda Milis along with myself as we share the topics and trends that are in demand in times of quickly changing lifestyles and priorities. We intend to have an active discussion of how we approach our craft through times of social distancing and working from home and sincerely hope you can join us live with your questions and comments.

As always, for those of you that cannot join live, the recorded version will be available to view at the same link immediately after.

I hope to see you there!

-Mat Hayward

Adobe Stock / Hand Washing Search
« on: March 02, 2020, 17:20 »
Hi All,

Thank you to everyone who joined the webinar on search this past Friday. I hope it was informative and that you got something from it. We touched a bit on the current trending search for Wuhan, China content. I've just learned in addition to Wuhan searches, we are seeing an increase in search for effective handwashing techniques right now. If you are looking for something to shoot right now, go find your favorite hand model, get them soaped up and let the hot water run (for at least 20's not just good stock, it's good hygiene!).

In case you missed the webinar about Adobe Stock search, you can view the recording here:

-Mat Hayward

Adobe Stock / Delay in approved assets going live
« on: March 02, 2020, 14:14 »
Hi All,

I want to update you on recent Adobe Stock uploads. The indexing for search results is taking us a bit longer than wed like and we are working hard to catch up. We are experiencing a delay of approximately 4 days at the moment but expect this to be resolved soon. We appreciate your patience and, as always, thank you for submitting your content to Adobe Stock.

Kind regards,

Mat Hayward

Adobe Stock / Adobe Stock Search Webinar
« on: February 23, 2020, 12:15 »
Hi Everyone,

I've scheduled a webinar with our Senior Product Manager in charge of search this Thursday, February 27 at 2:30PM PST. It would be great if you can attend. We'll do our best to take as many questions as possible during our 45-60 minute conversation about Adobe Stock search. How you can use the tools to your advantage as a contributor at Adobe Stock. I hope to see you there!

Mat Hayward

General - Top Sites / Have a happy holiday season!
« on: December 20, 2019, 09:57 »
Hi Everyone,

During the week of Christmas through New Year, Adobe shuts down so employees can celebrate the holiday season with our families. I want to let you know after today I will be offline until January 2. We do have staff answering tickets during the shutdown if you need support though response time may be slightly delayed.

I hope you have a wonderful holiday season. I appreciate this forum very much and look forward to a fantastic 2020 with you all!

Yours sincerely,

Mat Hayward

Adobe Stock / Adobe Stock 2020 Visual Trends
« on: December 11, 2019, 14:49 »
The Adobe Stock Creative Services team has announced the 2020 visual trends. If interested, give this blog a look:

-Mat Hayward

Adobe Stock / Article on Adobe Stock search
« on: December 11, 2019, 14:07 »
This article was recently brought to my attention about Adobe Stock search. There is some valuable insight in the article and I wanted to share it with you.

-Mat Hayward

Hello from Adobe Max! Today it was announced we are now accepting applications for the Premium collection.

Visit to get started!

Im offline most of the week but will answer your questions as soon as possible.


Mat Hayward

Hi Everyone,

A quick note to let you know access to submit Illustrative Editorial content to Adobe Stock has been expanded to Artists ranked Silver and above (1,000 lifetime downloads or more).

Thank you,

Mat Hayward

This is a feature that I've been getting requests for since day one.

I'm very pleased to inform you that you can now search for specific assets using the content ID number within the dashboard section of the Adobe Stock Contributor Portal. The "Search By Content ID" box is in the upper right corner of the main dashboard page.


Mat Hayward

Adobe Stock / Any New York based Adobe Stock Artists here?
« on: September 12, 2019, 12:09 »
Those of you in New York, Adobe will be at Photoville in Brooklyn this coming weekend and next. I'll be doing a handful of presentations on shooting stock and also on concert photography in the Adobe tent. I would love to see some MSG faces in the audience! Photoville has the rare mix of being both free and fun!

In addition, I can neither confirm nor deny that there may or may not be a secret event being held for Adobe Artists on the evening of Saturday, September 21 in Brooklyn (Dumbo). If you are in the area, send me an email via [email protected] and see what happens.


Mat Hayward

Adobe Stock / Adobe Stock Indexing Webinar Tuesday, September 17
« on: September 10, 2019, 14:21 »
On Tuesday September 17 at 1PM PSD I will be speaking with Adobe Stock Indexing Lead Tracy Wolfe about all effective keywords and titles to increase visibility of your content.

If interested, sign up to attend live here:

We will do our best to get to answer any questions you may have live during the webinar. If you can't make it at that time, the same URL will take you to the recording after we are finished.

I hope to see you there!

-Mat Hayward

Hi Everyone,

The initial launch of Illustrative Editorial submissions has been a great success. I am pleased to inform you that we have increased the access to submit to Adobe Artists ranked at Gold (10,000) downloads and above. If you qualify you should see the Illustrative Editorial check box in your indexing page.

More details can be read here:

I look forward to seeing your submissions!

Mat Hayward

Hi Everyone,

In addition to the Creative Cloud bonus program announced earlier today, I have more good news to share. We have started accepting Illustrative Editorial submissions from individual contributors. As we are just getting started, we have limited this access to contributors ranked at Emerald or above (25,000 downloads or more). We will expand this access in the future. For now, if you are not ranked at Emerald or above though you feel you have a strong Illustrative Editorial collection already established you may write to us for consideration via the contact us link at the bottom of the contributor portal. Be sure to include a link to your existing work. 

To understand what Illustrative Editorial is and to learn about our guidelines, please review the information here:

I'm looking forward to seeing what you submit!


Adobe Stock / Adobe Stock Creative Cloud Bonus Program
« on: August 08, 2019, 09:57 »
I've got good news to share with you. The Adobe Creative Cloud subscription bonus program is back!

You can read all the details here:

If you have 300 or more files approved that have been submitted in 2019 with at least a 50% approval ratio you will receive via email in the next 6 weeks a code for a complimentary year of Adobe Creative Cloud Photography plan (20GB).

If you have 300 or more video files approved in 2019 with at least a 50% approval ratio you will receive a code for a complimentary year of the Adobe Creative Cloud All Apps plan.

We are appreciative all of the amazing contributors at Adobe Stock. This bonus is our way of saying thank you for your effort. We look forward to seeing the work you create with Adobe software at Adobe Stock!

-Mat Hayward

Adobe Stock / Adobe Stock webinar with video team
« on: June 03, 2019, 16:31 »
Hi everyone,

This Thursday, June 6 at 4PM Eastern I will be speaking with Video Content Development Manager Dennis Radeke and Video Content Developer Paul McAniff about shooting video for stock. We hope you can join us!

Intro to Adobe Stock Video
What topics to focus on when shooting
Tips for photographers looking to contribute videos
Premiere Pro basics and uploading to stock

Hi Everyone,

Please Join Adobes Head of Content for Adobe Stock Brianna Wettlaufer as she talks with myself and Principal Photography Evangelist Terry White (also a stock contributor), about the need for more diversity in stock content.

This Wednesday, May 22 at 4PM PDT.

-Mat Hayward

Hi All,

I'm very proud to share a link to the newest video we created for Adobe Stock Contributors. If you have a moment, check it out here:

If you like it, I would love to hear what you think about it  ;D
-Mat Hayward

Adobe Stock / Adobe Stock announces new Head of Content
« on: April 16, 2019, 16:54 »
I am very excited to share with you Adobe Stock has a new Head of Content. She is a person some of you should be familiar with already. I am truly looking forward to what the future holds for Adobe Stock Contributors!

Adobe Stock / Please join my Adobe Stock webinar on April 30
« on: April 16, 2019, 11:13 »
At 2pm PST I'm hosting our first US webinar and would love for a strong MSG presence! I'll be answering questions throughout. Please register here if interested:

We want to make these webinars a fairly regular occurance and would appreciate your feedback, recommendations for topics.


Mat Hayward

Adobe Stock / Change to sales notification email
« on: March 11, 2019, 11:52 »
Hi Everyone,

I want to give you a heads up. Starting tomorrow, instead of sending email notifications for each sale you receive all day long, we will begin sending one email per day with the aggregate total of sales from the day prior.

Kind regards,

Mat Hayward

Adobe Stock / Custom license in activity page
« on: February 25, 2019, 18:44 »
Hi everyone,

A quick heads up. Soon you will start seeing the word "custom" as a license type in the activity statistics section of the Adobe Stock Contributor portal. This sale type is an indication of a custom license from an Enterprise customer.

Kind regards,

Mat Hayward

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