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Graphics Preparation Guide

General Information

The artwork for LiveArt can be in the following web formats: JPG, GIF, PNG or SVG. For best vector representation we recommend using SVG format. You can easily export your vector graphics into SVG from Adobe Illustrator or CorelDraw.

Graphics Preparation

For non-colorizable artwork both raster and vector graphics format can be used.


We suggest using raster images for thumbnails which will be shown in the graphics catalog. Recommended images dimensions are 110x110 pixels.

For colorizable artwork only vector (SVG) can be used. See detailed SVG graphics preparation guide for more information below.

Guide to preparing SVG graphics in graphics editors

General recommendations

Follow these recommendations for any SVG graphics that you plan to use with LiveArt.

  1. 💡 When saving your product in editor, save it with CSS Properties set to Presentation Attributes on svg export dialog (examples: in Illustrator, in Corel).
  2. Make sure your vector data is optimized, does not contain:
    • any hidden elements;
    • any referred external images;
    • any extra namespaces like RDF, sodipodi etc;
    • any clip-paths inside that may conflict with other elements on LiveArt stage.
  3. 💡When saving your graphics, turn off Preserve Illustrator Editing Capabilities option so that your SVG file size is smaller (examples: in Illustrator).
  4. Use utility to prettify and clean up your SVG.


We recommend uploading your SVG image to the gallery in the admin panel with dimensions of 300x300px and a maximum size of 250kb.

Preparation of colorizable graphics

There are 2 ways you can make your graphics colorizable:

Use special layer names

With this approach, you name each colorizable layer with the special name which is recognized by LiveArt.

💡We will use this SVG product sample in the guide so you can download it and verify your results in the end.

  1. Open your graphics in graphics editor and name all layers to colorize with a special layer name syntax: la|Layer Name or la|Layer Name|group.

    For example, la|Collar|collar. Please see example in Illustrator.


Here is the explanation of the syntax:

  • la - special prefix that allow LiveArt to recognize the layer;
  • | - special separator (Note: will be exported to SVG as UTF code _x7C_);
  • Layer Name - layer name that will be visible for the customer in designer during colorization (example);
  • group (optional) - layer group.
  1. Use groups:
    • to colorize independent areas at the same time;
    • to colorize the same area on product different locations (see example: front location, back location, colorize in the designer);
    • Note: If layers from the same group have different Layer Name, on UI layer name will be the same as the highest (in the layers list) layer name in Illustrator has.
  2. 💡 When saving your graphics in editor, save it with CSS Properties set to Presentation Attributes on svg export dialog (examples: in Illustrator, in Corel). Please see how layers will look on exported to SVG sample.


  1. What is colorizable:
    • All kinds of paths with solid color (Note: in groups the first (lowest) object with fill will be used as a source. This fill will be applied to all objects inside the group).
  2. What can not be colorizable in Illustrator:
    • Clip paths.

Automatically parsed colors

You can enable automatic parsing of your uploaded SVG graphics to colorizable layers in LiveArt Control Panel. LiveArt will recognize colorizable layers for you and name respectively as Color 1, Color 2, etc. Please see examples:

  1. Shopify and Standalone.
  2. WooCommerce.