Posts by chrisatlemon

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chrisatlemon
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I think it looks nice and clean, job well done! Could be that they say there’s not enough to it, too simple, but From a layout and design point of view personally I like it.

I don’t think you’re allowed to include any logos you don’t have a licence for. I’m not even sure if they are allowed in the preview.

On the other hand people include all sorts of stuff in the previews over at ThemeForest because usually the previews are hosted on the sellers server. So anything that is not included in the download usually gets waved through.

I’m not saying that’s right or wrong, but there have been various threads in the forums on this lately because people use all sorts of licensed photography and imagery in their website previews…

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Chris

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I have to agree with the others here. I think these are great!

Nitpicking and looking for things the reviewer might not have liked:

1) the crispness of the snowflakes as mentioned above 2) the contrast of the flakes on bright background 3) the contrast of the white text on the front of the second card. Maybe blurs too much into the flakes?

I honestly don’t know what he means when he says that you need to work on the graphics.

Sorry I can’t be of much help here, what I’m saying is pretty much stepping in the dark, too. maybe the reviewer could specify what exactly he means, I can only think it must be something to do with the flakes.

Good luck! There must be a way to get this accepted, There can’t be that much wrong with it.

Chris

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in its current state I would not think this would get accepted.

The Choice of font in my opinion is not great. I also do not like the gradient on the colour versions.

I assume that would also ask you to work on the detail of the colour versions but I think the logo shape as such should be okay.

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Hey, just saw the item on the homepage and thought it looked familiar :) Well done!

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chrisatlemon
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Hehe, I sometimes forget this is Australian! :)

Licenses are a vast field and it’s very complicated and very expensive :( I think that even royalty free does not mean that you can use it in commercial projects. You need an explicit commercial license. And yes in most cases it is very expensive.

Your case is special, as a collage of many images will of course cost you a ton of money.

What most people here do is that they buy simple licenses and used images in their Previews. Then the downloadables only have image placeholders.

Personally I don’t like this, I prefer to be able to sell What I am showing in my preview. But I do understand that this is complicated, especially if images of people are involved.

That’s why, as I said above, I spend a lot of time chasing commercial use images.

I’m not sure if it’s acceptable to link to outside resources on this forum? Otherwise I’d leave a few tips here.

You can always mail me through my profile, I’m happy to share my resources with you. Beware though, no magic there, I’m always on the lookout and always chasing myself.

It’s not so difficult finding free commercial license imagery. It is however very difficult to find free commercial license imagery of outstanding quality.

And no, I don’t think cutting an image in half will give you any leeway under licence … On the contrary, many images have a licence which does not allow you to alter them in anyway.

Licenses and copyright law are an ocean!

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Chris

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chrisatlemon
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Patience my friend, not the wrong topic here, just a bad time of posting: very late night in Europe, and late Sunday evening in the US … :)

As far as I’m aware if you want to include images in your download you need to have commercial use licence. It is a limiting factor, but that’s just how it goes, I also spend huge amount of time finding commercial use images of good enough quality to include in my downloads as the price of an extended licence usually does not justify itself compared to the sales I will make on an item…

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Everybody gets rejections even the best. 4/5 seems a lot, but then it also seems a lot of submissions at the same time for me.

Everybody has their own work rhythm, but maybe that suggests that you work on to many items at the same time?

Personally I like to work on 2 projects. One I concentrate on and one that keeps brewery in the background. Once I have perfected the main one and submitted for revision I start working on the next hoping that I do not have to go back to the first one.

I have 5 portfolio items and I got 1 rejection. (Fully justified!)

Having sat that I think in the logo category you get more rejections than in others. That’s together with the buttons and Flyers Categories must be one of the hardest to submit to.

As you know will always happy to help if you’re wondering about a rejection over at the items forum ;)

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chrisatlemon
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Did you take a look at the link I posted? Surely you must see the difference in quality! Not to sound harsh, but your file is an amateur product in all aspects. Choice of colours, styles, fonts, and execution simply isn’t there.

Apart from that it’s also very little value. Their only two button types. There doesn’t seem to be any thought invested in creating sets of buttons, themes, variations etc

So There is really only one suggestion: study, study, study! Look at the great selling files, look at tutorials over at PSDTuts and refine your skills.

Good luck!

Chris

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I have to say this is nowhere near the quality expected here. Please take a look at some of the top sellers in this category and surely you will see that much improvement is needed before your item could be considered:

http://graphicriver.net/searches?sort_by=sales&type=files&categories=&filters=&page=&type_id=&term=web+buttons&category=

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Chris

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Great replies all, thanks for that! :)

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