If you have any icon, logo or whatever similar stuff INCLUDED in your item, this means that you are going to SELL those things. You can include your own icons, that’s not a problem. But if there are copywrited among them, this harms the law, because actually you are going to sell signs that are not yours. It is not allowed to sell or resell copywrited stuff even if you have started drawing it from scratch – that stuff remains copywrited.
I’m not a veteran here, but let me share what I see in your design. In my oppinion, the problem is not the quality, because it is good enough. The problem is simplicity. Usually most of designs here save time. Your design is simple and could be done quickly, so very few customers would buy it instead of design it themselves. My very first upload was very simple too and it was not approved. After that I examined a lot a lot a lot of designs here and realised that almost all of them are timesaving items.
Good luck and don’t give up!
I was too busy with my everyday obligations and did not have enough time for activity here. What I learned:
1. Many good designs are not applicable for the purposes they pretend to be applied. In some cases I see authors misunderstanding of what is designed and the authors picture about the purposes of their own items.
2. I noticed that some customers do not read the item description and write bad reviews after the purchase regardless of the fact that in the item description is clearly written what is inside.
3. I noticed that Envato reached a new rating level of popularity all over the world.
4. Here I feel good and the spirith of understanding, goodwill and collegiality is everywhere n Envato community.
Let me remind you what I am talking about.
- A bigger part of the world use metric system, less part use both – centimeter and inch and just in a few countries people use inches only.
- Many items in Graphicriver have 2, 3 or more sizes, so which one of them has to be described in the only position?
- Put a radiobutton (cm) (inch) before the textfield where author gives the size of the item.
- Let the text field allowes comma separated string (for items with more than one size).
- Short script that takes the input data and calculates it in the alternative measure (inches to cm or cm to inches).
- The result on the item page to be visible in both formats – in inches and in centimeters.
* This suggestion is appropriate for < Site Feedback > too.
1. You need to buy an item from Photodune when you want to use it in any type of media – poster, flyer, newspaper, magazine, TV and etc.
2. When you need an item from Photodune just for a preview, you are not obliged to buy it – use it’s preview instead of.
Do you understand the difference?
In the firs case you use the item for whatever – buying it, you buy the right to use it anywhere you like. Second case is digfferent – you do not resell the photodune item, because you use it’s preview for your preview… so you don’t sell preview, you sell your item that is presented with someones photodune item. And it is a question of collegiality to include in your item description a link to the photodune item.
Is it clear now?
It was possible an year ago, but when you download from internet you are not sure what type of copyrights are applied on the downloaded stuff – is it free or not. So you may try to use stuff from internet, but I’m not convinced that’s a good idea. Just try and if there is a problem, the item reviewer will tell you.
Why don’t you try to shot some photographs by yourself? It’s a big fun. Or use sites like this: http://www.morguefile.com/. Allways publish a link(s) to the picture location if you don’t use your own stuff. Authors do this in the item description.
1. For preview purposes you can use Envato Asset Library – http://graphicriver.net/page/asset_library
2. You have a right to use preview images from Photodune for your preview, but you have to include in your item description a links to any image you have used in the preview.
3. If you have good photographs taken by you, you can use them.
You do not have a right to use any pics or photos that are not yours or taken by you.