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chrisatlemon
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Envato will not help you protect your files. I have heard of no-one who had proper support in this regard.

The best they will do is to tell you to keep quiet about it.

Maybe they have some sort of global strategy, but individual requests are definitely not treated.

If I’m wrong and someone actually got anything pirate site related sorted by Envato I’m happy to eat my words.

BUT

This is the internet. Anything that’s on the internet will get stolen. That shouldn’t bring you down. I would say most my files are available on pirate sites. I don’t even look for them. Funk it. Just do your stuff. If it’s good enough you’ll still make sales from upstanding customers, and you will never stop people stealing in any case.

Also: it’s not Envato’s fault as such., People buy your item and put it up to download for free. It’s almost impossible to control. Yes Envato could do more. But any site that gets taken down re-appears 2 hours later.

It’s not an Envato specific problem, it’s a global Internet problem. Don’t get dishearted, just continue doing your stuff.

Cheers

Chris

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@tmcom: he says it’s a responsive website. So 1920px would be for HD monitors.

I don’t think these days there is any reason not to go responsive or mobile first. I wonder if they still sell static width websites on Theme Forest. I for one haven’t developed one in years. If you want to compete your website needs to work on mobile devices.

Which leads to the next point: maybe your responsive HD template is actually lacking the responsive screens? If you announce this as responsive, you should also provide layouts for smaller resolutions.

For reference, Bootstrap Grid system. It’s not the only grid system out there, but I find it to be a good start:

http://getbootstrap.com/css/#grid-options

Here you can consult a proposals of what screen resolutions to work to.

I still think you would need to approve a little on statics. It’s not really very special or unique, and also don’t think it looks fantastic enough to blow me away :)

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Chris

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@Nico: apart from what we usually disagree on ( you think we should have quantity, I think we should have quality ) I would like to make one important point:

The typography is essential! It is an integral part of any design. Font combinations are an artform. There cannot be a good design without good choice of typography.

So the argument that buyers will change them in any case does not stick. If they do it’s their problem, but we cannot sell designs with poor typography because buyers may change sth on the design.

The same goes for logos. If you design a logo with poor font choice it’s a poor logo. Just because the buyer could potentially make it worse doesn’t mean that your logo is good in the first place.

You need to produce something good to sell here. And we need to make less arguments why poor items should be sold here. They shouldn’t.

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Chris

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The files are in the package. Could you make a list of all files you see in the download?

There should be a .eps and/or a .ai file. These are the editable files. You need to open these in Illustrator or another vector tool.

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Good work in your portfolio, so well deserved. Congrats!

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The trick is not so much in the action itself. The trick is in knowing how to achieve that effect first.

So first you need to become a Photoshop Guru to be able to make these cool effects yourself. Then once you know how to do these cool effect you can start thinking about automating them – which is the next challenge.

I have a few much simpler actions for my own use, and they took me a long time to get right. I can only imagine sevenstyles having spent large amounts of time – and he was already a Guru before starting to sell actions here :)

The path is the goal my firend! :)

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As far as I know the only way there is is to build it from scratch yourself. I don’t think there is an “export as .docx” kind of procedure.

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That deoends on what kind of market place you want. If you want to have a “the buyer is always right” m,arketplace, then the buyer is always right.

If you want to have a premium quality marketplace, then the buyer is not always right. He will only get what is considered to be premium items.And even though there may be differing opinions on what design is good and bad, there is a certain baseline which is understood by most.

This baseline for example does include that the logo needs to work both in black and white and colour, and that it needs to work very small or very large. These are commonly agreed values.

You may choose to ignore them, and you may choose to have your own values. But then you cannot sell here. Envato is quite clear about this:

“In order for submissions to be considered for sale they must be of high aesthetic and technical quality, unique to our library and cannot be in violation of Envato’s policies”

So to establish your own set of values and then claim a “right to sell” here doesn’t work. Here you sell according to the values set by the creators of this marketplace.

That doesn’t mean that a reviewer is always right, or that a design is always right fully accepted or rejected. There is always room for interpretation. But clearly GR is not a ” the buyer is always right” kind of marketplace. It is a moderated and controlled marketplace.

I for one would like to see it more controlled and even more stringent quality guidelines. So like you, I’m not fully happy with how the marketplace works at this moment. Only that my unhappiness goes in the direction opposed to your unhappiness. :)

But one thing is for sure: if you want an open marketplace where you can submit anything and the buyer decides, this is not your marketplace. It never has been and it never claimed to be.

Cheers

Chris

P.S.: by the way, you have some very core logos on your website portfolio. Much better than the two you tried submitting here. I’m sure that any of those would get accepted without problems and I think they are nice work!

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I like the concept, but I also understand the rejection.

1) I don’t think the font is great at all, as mentioned above. 2) your buyer is not supposed to tweak the font. Your buyer is supposed to receive a ready to use template. Your buyer may not be a designer or have an eye for design. So it must be balanced and ready before you can sell this here. 3) even though you may have less than 300 points and open paths I still think this is too complicated. As per your previous logo, I think this is more of an illustration than a logo.

For reference you could look at something like this:

http://graphicriver.net/item/gasmask-logo-template/6439480?WT.oss_phrase=&WT.oss_rank=37&WT.z_author=LiveAtTheBBQ&WT.ac=search_thumb

This has the same amount of depth and detail as your logo, but is much simpler and iconic.

I think the notion that the buyer can ” easily do this or that themselves” is mistaken here. We should make the lives of our buyers as easy as possible.

So if it’s easy to convert from EPS top Photoshop: Do it for them.

If it’s easy to change colour: Prepare some colour proposals for them.

If it’s easy to animate: Prepare some animation samples for them.

Don’t assume that your buyer wants to spend time with your item. You buyer wants as easy a life as possible. Any work you can take off his shoulders, take the time to do so.

Just my two cents :)

Chris

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I would tweak the typography of the main text in the center. Maybe add some more detail overall.

Other than that, I don’t think it’s a bad item.

Cheers

Chris

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