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ColorByt
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Give us something rejected which you called approve-able psd.

It better than all of your words.

Thanks!

Absolutely!

this is one of mine that got rejected about 3 weeks ago: https://www.dropbox.com/sh/3ugz2nlpyuqcoph/AADrW3Dcjmniwnk4Atmj7c8ba?dl=0

this got accepted sometime later: EDIT: Link removed to calling out other authors or files as per community guidelines

You be the judge

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There is something strange going on lately. Not many works get accepted, but then, all of a sudden, a whole bunch of poor quality junk is approved. I won’t be naming anyone, but a quick look at latest from PSD category will get you to a bulk of works that wouldn’t be good for 2010, let alone today.

Please, browse before you call me jealous or that beauty is in the eye of beholder

I’ve also found among latest PSDs a file that has an obvious inspiration that is known to me. I’ve been inspired by it as well, but made a bit more changes and morphed it to serve completely different purpose. I studied latest and greatest from what TF had to offer – applied to my design, used math formulas, and came up with something completely unique but with a well known skeleton – Hard reject, you fail. Now I’m looking at this that was approved, and find many small mistakes I’ve spent so many hours carefully aligning.

I’ve derived another work from that, another category and got soft rejected because I used real world logos (stupid me). Never mind, easy fix, sent again. Now, all of a sudden, everything needs more work because high standards, typo needs more improvement…generic, copy-paste, vague feedback. WTF, where did that come from?!

I did some investigation and It turned out that some other reviewer picked up, where the first one left of. I investigated a bit more, and found that it was the same reviewer that bugged me back in November about footer on a particular PSD. My work was rejected 6 times total, 4 times because footer needs more improvement, first time there was an issue with Typo so I reshuffled the whole design, in the meantime, “some sections need more improvements” was an issue on two separate rejections, and that same reviewer had the guts to accuse me of using images I had no licence for. Every single piece of artwork was listed, with proper licence, both in description, and documentation. In the end, it was finally accepted but since I was forced to make wild changes, the end result is much less cohesive in design that it was with first edition. I was doing changes only for the sake of it, because reviewer pasted that “it needs more work”.

Now I know how Envato likes to pride it self around, how authors can make a living on it, I’m trying that too, but with this kind of uncertainty, double standards, vague feedback from reviewers, I get better chances at a casino.

PSD section is gateway for many WP, or HTML sites. There is no point spending so much work on coding next WP theme, only to be rejected because design needs more work. That is a major overhaul. Been there, done that. The way it’s done is, you get the design that is already approved, cut a deal with designer, 40-60 or whichever way, and make WP theme out of it. That is the story of Avada, and many others, including all of my works so far…

Envato, please, fix this.

PS. here is a potato for the long post.

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ColorByt
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Hi

Maybe this article will help solve your problem link. Besides text on a red background tired eyes.

Good luck!

Excellent article! Thanks! I’ll see how my design stacks up and redesign accordingly

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ColorByt
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The angles of sections are too big. I’d make it more flat… It will still be the same effect

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ColorByt
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Thx AF

I’ll surely take that into consideration

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ColorByt
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It’s working for me :/

Here, thy this one http://s2.postimg.org/wlnqmncpj/02_Homepage.jpg

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ColorByt
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http://postimg.org/image/q7ynje7th/full/

After 5 soft rejects I’m really out of ideas where to go next.

This is the response I got from reviewer: Some text is difficult to read.
Some sections are still a little too generic. Make sure all sections are unique.

PLS, PLS help :(

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Help please,

my latest item is being continuously rejected over footer. At first there was also problem with Typo, but I’ve fixed that, but the footer is still keeping me at bay. Later on the Team Section was declared too generic – never mind that, it’s an easy fix.

“The changes are not enough. When a change is requested it should be significant enough to change the look and feel of the site. Changing a few elements does not change the visual inconsistencies in your design.”

I don’t get it. Everything is squared, (except buttons), flat, 1/4+3/4 layout, what is inconsistent? Why changing the look and feel of site if it’s only soft rejected?

I’m still mostly torn on footer. Here you can see few steps that were rejected. The last one I just got too fed up with it, and am thinking of just resubmitting it without the fat footer – like the last pic. Please advise :/

http://i.imgbox.com/l49maXh3.jpg
http://i.imgbox.com/1W0038s9.jpg
http://i.imgbox.com/rBPEA2ZY.jpg

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ColorByt
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I would like to propose that all Fun facts are visible at single page load.
It is my addiction to check this little stats data, so every couple of days when i want to see them all i need to reload Dashboard page several times :)
I bet other authors do this also very often, so this would be bandwidth saver for Envato :)

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ColorByt
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I’ve got a question.

If I make an artwork of let’s say Tomb Raider, featuring Lara killing dudes, whatever, can I use that image in preview purposes? Can I use a vexel pic I did a long ago of Maserati car?

I know I did not create that character nor that car, but if it’s ok for people to take photo of it and use that photo in commercial use, why i would this be any different, right?

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