You can get CD/DVD any type blank templates here http://www.discmakers.com/templates/ – for all programs in the Adobe Suite
Single images cannot be utilized in Word if the intent is to place text above it – however you can do that in Publisher. With Publisher you can create any size document without problems with margins. You would still need to edit a PSD file content with Photoshop which is the recommended route.
Maybe what could help Envato is that you make the Horizontal Layout of the author’s portfolio default so that everyone can see the download link for their items. Some may not “know” to click on the little icons above to change the view. Since the download link is only available in the Horizontal view – it should be default. This may help those who do not know about the link.
Also it would be nice if you make the download link available in Author’s Item Searches – since most folk may use the search to look for one of their item. At the moment you must navigate page by page in horizontal view to retain the download link of an item.
Business card borders should be at least 0.25”. Pixel borders are virtually impossible for cutters unless its a laser cutter, which most printers do not use. You will need the first 0.125” then the 0.25” border after that. There will still be movement during the cutting process, but because the border is so thick – the difference in size on each side is negligible. A 6 pixel border is waaaaaaaaaaaay too thin.
I don’t know if they changed the rules, but I have a few Indesign items and all that was requested is that I do not upload the images used. However when the images are removed from the links folder, Indesign still retains a preview of the images in each picture box. Since it’s only a preview, I always leave my documents as is and no reviewer have ever told me to wipe my picture boxes clean.
The fact that Indesign retains a preview of the images does not constitute sale of the photo (as far a I know).
I would recheck with support to get the matter cleared up if you you are still worried.
Here is the license summery: License Summary: You can do nearly anything with the images, commercial or not. Just don’t redistribute them – this means don’t host the images or repackage them, just post a link to this site and let others sign up download them, just as you did. You cannot offer image for sale, or offer images as part of printed products. (No Zazzle, Cafepress, etc.) For more specific information, read on or contact us.
See full license here: http://freerangestock.com/licensing.php
According to the license you cannot offer the images for sale. If you include it in your template main, you are selling it.
Something I noticed on some of my items:
When I check out my 4.5-5 star rated items, there is a single buyer who rated 1 or 2 stars and I ask myself why do I need to suffer this low rating because a total noob purchased one of my items and had no clue how to edit it eventhough it’s 100% simple and organized and didn’t even bother to ask for help. Just shows that there are people with zero (0) knowledge in photoshop that I prefer they stay out of my portfolio. Just ain’t worth the purchase.
This can hurt sales especially for items with only few ratings (+3), for example:
Yes, that’s what I figured. But I invite all buyers – noobs and pros. We just need more voters which will balance out the stars in our favor. One of my top item which have sold over 40 times have never been rated. Also got contacted by buyer who said my psd file was not editable – I checked file and it was editable – I had to turn all text layers off and send to buyer – they only wanted the background – I would expect a 1 star from that buyer or 2 for good support .
I do hope Envato implements the email reminder to vote soon, as promised.
This is what I think will make a difference – some people are too busy to waste time rating – maybe got better things to do, I guess. If they get a friendly reminder in their email inbox – I think that will work wonders and will equal out the noobs vs pros. voting balance.
I was taught Quark in school and used it up until i got my hand on Indesign – never looked back – didn’t take any classes for Indesign but the program is intuitive and was easy to learn with my Quark background, works well with the rest of the Adobe Suite, has more powerful features that Quark is now implementing but still not good enough. It’s just the perfect Page Layout program –
Very good updates – going the direction I was thinking – namely the email reminder.
Congrats and many more to you