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Lahdekorpi says

Hi! I’ve noticed the quick growth in business card templates here and I’m looking forward to release some of the designs (at this point mostly drawn on napkins) that I’ve got in archived for the future.

Now I’ve already made one that is almost finished but I’m looking for some advice and I’m hoping that I’m not the only one in a similar spot.

My main “problem” is that I hate Photoshop and do all my work on Gimp (except for some print-work) and there are two problems; text becomes static when porting to PSD format and the second one is that I’d like to apply some fancy effects that require either to convert the text into static or use features that doesn’t actually even exists (not even in PS).

Now these are the solutions that came to my mind:

  • 1. Remove fancy effects, convert to PSD and re-make the text in PS
  • 2. Code a PHP -GD tool to apply the text and fancy effects
  • 3. Forget about the whole damn thing and sell the designs directly to my clients

  • Now obviously the second option won’t work that well with this site and would confuse everybody. So I’d like some feedback on what Photoshop “edition, version or what ever” would actually be the best to go with (you know, the cheapest and for Mac). And should I even bother buying it just for that? Or is there any other solutions or tools that I just missed.

    Thank you in advance for any tips!

    Oh, and keep the “PS vs Gimp / Rest of the world” fight out of this thread.

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    Lahdekorpi says

    You should check http://themeforest.net/user/flashato/statement for any amounts with $-XX and withdrawals. Oh, and contact support as soon as you can if you are sure you didn’t request any withdrawal.

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    Lahdekorpi says

    Your mixing of serif and sans-serif fonts doesn’t really work that well.

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    Lahdekorpi says

    19 – Permanent job as a developer and designer, parttime freelancer. Making money as a freelance, designing and developing since the age of ~15.

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    Lahdekorpi says

    19 – Permanent job as a developer and designer, parttime freelancer. Making money as a freelance, designing and developing since the age of ~15.

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    Lahdekorpi says

    It’s a great template and it has the potential to become a best seller here. I understand the use of grayscale in the template but you could probably get it approved by making couple different color schemes of it, just to make it less WYSIWYG .

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    Lahdekorpi says

    I would love to have list of comments in my own items. There’s already the RSS , but it would be nice to have it here too. Also referrals information and recent logins would be nice to have.

    And there should be some way of keeping log of the API requests, like the one that currently logs logins with IPs.

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    Lahdekorpi says

    Hello coders! I’m so exited about the introduction of the API that I needed to share my personal code that I use to test this new feature.

    This example code will get the non-experienced coders started in testing and playing with the new API . It uses JSON instead of the more logical XML only because it’s more fun to play with when you want speed and not elegance (I might do this again in XML some time).

    I got the example username and api-key from the introduction post (http://themeforest.net/forums/thread/a-brief-introduction-to-the-api/10945)

    I used json_decode (PHP 5 >= 5.2.0, PECL json >= 1.2.0)

    Colored version of the code: http://lygon.net/themeforest.phps

    <?php <br?>$api = “http://marketplace.envato.com/api/”; // Url of the actual API
    $version = “edge”; // Edge is the development version, releses will be numbers
    $username = “ryan”; // Your username
    $apikey = “26k6otse2s586e4hcbzjy3quq830t3o4”; // Your api key
    $sets = “vitals+recent-sales”; // sets you want to get. Format: set+otherset+etc


    $url = ”$api$version/$username/$apikey/$sets.json”;
    $rawdata = file_get_contents($url); // We get the contents, if you have remote locations disabled in your php.ini, you can use curl or something else here to get the actual HTTP data
    $data = json_decode($rawdata, true); // Sets $data variable as the decoded json file in array

    // Up to you (I’m assuming you know what to do with the array)
    print_r($data); // This example just outputs the data, could be usefull for debugging

    ?> $version 

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    Lahdekorpi says

    I agree on the colors. It reminds me too much of win 95 :) And the top gradient is somewhat distracting, there is too much contrast on pixel level (I’m betting you did that on a CRT ).

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    Lahdekorpi says

    How come the total number of sales is not part of the “vital” group?

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