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BrianHermelijn says

Hi,

PSD theme recently got rejected. So I would love to receive some CnC regarding to what went wrong etc.

http://sta.sh/21h1zg70moca?edit=1 Thank You!

No longer need any kind of feedback. I decided to release the file as a freebie. And moving on with something else. Thank You!

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BrianHermelijn says

Hi,

PSD theme recently got rejected. So I would love to receive some CnC regarding to what went wrong etc.

http://sta.sh/21h1zg70moca?edit=1

Thank You!

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BrianHermelijn says

Just a bit off-topic. But I am sure this guy might encourage you to go down the gaming road etc. : http://www.fullyillustrated.com/portfolio/

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BrianHermelijn says

Thanks for the great advice’s peoples. I really appreciate it :D

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That was way to freaking awesome. I loved it!

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BrianHermelijn says

Hello constrastblack

Thanks for replying! It’s truly great when someone respond/helps other peoples. That’s what makes a forum awesome after all. So once again, thanks for sharing your piece of advice or thought over this matter ;)

Cheers.

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BrianHermelijn says

Greetings!

I would like to ask, how do you guys come up with personal projects (PSD Designers etc.)? Whenever I tried to create something, my mind just goes blank. It as if in that very moment I do not know what the heck to create at all.

And this truly bothers me, since I do want to work/improve, but it just doesn’t work in some way….

Any tips on what have worked in your journey/projects?

Thanks!

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BrianHermelijn says

Some other good habits would be:

- Set aside 15-20 minutes to sit and relax, enjoy the silent and just do nothing. - Open up word processor and write whatever that comes to mind for 10-15 minutes. ( Its a way to clear your mind until there is nothing else in your mind)

Other then that everyone pretty much said most of the valuable advice’s ;)

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The real question is was there ever Wordpress innovation to begin with?

Well if you take notice of certain word press themes 2-3 years back, some of them had their own originality, but in this time of age originality has been taken out of the context of creation. So at the current state that we’re at, is all about duplicating a theme and put it on the market.


From an outsider’s viewpoint (outside professional design because i am essentially a painter since 1970) i think there are basically 2 kinds of people, regardless of profession. The innovator and the applier.

The innovator does his art for the love of creativity, the high that comes from breaking new ground. They are usually passionately idealistic and innocent, often geniuses! Unfortunately the herd world of mass buyers is never ready for them. It wants what is familiar and comfortable, something already accepted somewhere else that seems to work. Enter the copiers who are driven more by the financial rewards for what they do. They are admired for their clever and ruthless reading of the market!

I think it is just natural symbiosis. They need each other to keep the wheels turning.

That’s probably the hardest part when creating a theme, it’s not impossible, but the percentage is quite low.

Might be the reason why most theme creators are staying in the safe zone.


I am not a ThemeForest author but I do find it disappointing when I see the absolute lack of originality and creativity in the top selling themes. What they do have in common is potential for mass appeal and flexibility.

So, yes, creativity doesn’t get the financial recognition it deserves. But it’s slightly unfair to blame the buyers for it.

Creativity is one of the numerous variables that play a part in the financial success of a theme. The ones on the top spend more time getting as many variables right as they possibly can. No wonder the equation is their favor.

That’s definitely correct. I believe the striking point would be to think of what business are looking for, and see how one can integrate a new way to make the business interact with the theme, while still maintain the originality hmm..


I think this is one of the main challenges when building a theme for sale here: striking that balance between innovation/uniqueness and mass-appeal/familiarity.

Indeed. Probably a process of asking questions over and over may solve the problem, but who knows…

But of course we can spend our whole time discussing this matter without reaching to a conclusion, while other authors creates themes and still manage to hit the bucket. So thanks for the replies everyone, gonna be doing some more research for theme creations etc.

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And… we’ve reached the end of the internet. Originality has completely been stopped in every way shape and form. Suicide pact anyone? The way I look at it, if we’re still coming up with original designs for something as simple as a chair, and after thousands of years of chair designs, I think we can probably find few new things for WP. :D

Suicide pact XD . Interesting.

That’s definitely true, that no matter how limited things become, there will always be more possibilities. It just requires someone to think further..I guess.

Great point, Parallelus :D

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