Cooper Black is the name of that font. https://www.myfonts.com/fonts/linotype/cooper-black/
They install perfectly when I use Suitcase Fusion 5 font management program. I am using windows 8. Not sure if SF5 works with Windows 7.
Deviantart is good. Pinterest is better. However every click through and sales count to the bottom line. Good to build a community around the products on deviant and get more followers. I recommend keep posting all your items there with your referral links. Use smaller preview images though. The long preview images don’t work as well. I see more click throughs when I started using smaller preview images.
The designs are too simple. Try looking at a few design sites like graphicriver, behance, pinterest etc. to see how authors use colors, images and text to create. Be more creative with the designs. The text in a circle is not working for me .
Work on the hierarchy of the elements. Use color and size to make the most important parts of the flyer stand out more.
If you use a free image – remove it after making your preview. Put a place holder in the template and provide a link for the buyer to download it. Free images are usually not available for sale. Commercial use may only mean, you can use it in a work example a book, that will be for sale.
Find 1 or 2 other great trusted designer friends and email them your work to review it before sending it to graphicriver. Their feedback will help you get the work up to the next level and you will learn in the process.See Examples of similar flyers here:
Notice how the focal point of the flyers pops out with the use of color, size or a combination of both and then everything else is secondary – mainly by decreasing the font size as the info gets less important – and highlighting the secondary headings with color, fonts size or font boldness – this is visual hierarchyHere is a tutorial on visual hierarchy;
http://www.smashingmagazine.com/2013/02/26/creating-visual-hierarchies-typography/ See this article on combining typefaces
http://www.smashingmagazine.com/2010/11/04/best-practices-of-combining-typefaces/ Here is a great article on “What separates good design from bad?”
I think the item review is better now but need some improvements,
My recommendation is to have a conditional form before a review is given. Currently buyers are reviewing an item if they have difficulty downloading the item or if they try to download it to a device that the item was not created for eg. iPad or iPhone.
Here are examples of reviews that has nothing to do with the item and could have been clarified by contacting the author or envato support.
Main reason: Flexibility
Extra comments from the buyer: i cant download. payed for something i cant use
Main reason: Item Quality
Extra comments from the buyer: i cannot open this to edit
Main reason: Other
Extra comments from the buyer: Will not download! I keep trying to open with several different applications on my iPad and I just cannot seem to open this file.very frustrating.
All of the examples above could have been clarified if the buyer contacted the author or envato support. The reviews should be about the item and not the download process or files inability to open on an unsupported device.
If possible can we have a conditional form that ask a few simple questions before a review is given.
1. Was file download successful YES, NO
2.Was the file compatible with your device YES, NO
(if NO is selected for any of these questions – make a link or links visible to the submitter – example CONTACT AUTHOR or CONTACT ENVATO SUPPORT)
3. Have you used the item you want to review YES, NO
If YES, make the review form VISIBLE
If NO, deny the review process (folks can lie for this answer, but I don’t know of anything we can do about it)
Let me know what you guys think and if you are seeing the same thing in your reviews.
Very good tool. It makes narrowing down searches much easier and fast. It’s amazing – one of the best tools added.
If you want to know details as to why your item was rejected, you can submit a support ticket. They will take the time to write and give you the reasons.
It’s not really their responsibility to point out very single thing that is wrong with your file. It’s your responsibility as a designer to learn and apply the rules of design to your item and also update the quality of the item. You have to develope an eye for fixing a rejected file. All rejected files can be fixed with a bit more work. You can ask fellow designers to help you on this forum or within your local designer friends.
If envato was to take the time to point out everything that is wrong in a rejected file for each author – approval times would increase instead of decrease. I figure, from experience with my rejected files, that rejected files have more than 3 thing wrong with it.
I understand that it is sometimes hard to figure out why the item is rejected but, if you bring the skills you have learned on envato and in school (college or home training) – and help from a friend or two – you will be able to fix a rejected file without input from envato staff.