Yep, FlyerForge, another key reason it keeps getting rejected, in my opinion is the blurry aspect!
I did a beachy flyer that had this issue and got canned.
The green parrot is in focus, and the water in front of it is out of focus, not to mention the green fern is out of focus, and the model behind it being more focused!
You have to be very careful with messing around with this, as there is a very fine line between clever visuals and what looks like unrealistic visuals or even cheap graphic elements!
Hmmm, l had a flyer accepted without any soft rejection issues, and eventhough, it looks good, weeks later it hasn’t sold!
Although it has produced indirect sales of other flyers, so….
Producing something that is high quality and high visual quality isn’t always easy, but l believe you get better over time.
Yep, l would agree with Giraffe, and add, that the lettering is hard to read on the featuring part on the second one.
But the first one looks pretty good, maybe there are too many similar designs about?
True that it isn’t easy when starting, but just like riding a bike, no matter how many skinned knees you get, you learn.
And eventually you end up mastering it, Keep going no matter what!
Sometimes you may create work that doesn’t sell, l did that with a flyer design, l put a lot of effort into it, but months later it hasn’t budged!
Some parts look good and some don’t, but being in a competitive market, it has to look good, overall.
So, just like music, or virtually anything else, not all projects are hits, but some are, so it is worth persisting!
Yep, hierarchy issues with the text may be the main reason?
HI, just wondering about the time frame, or process?
Does everyone here who has achieved 1000 sales or more, had months where they couldn’t figure out how to do a certain flyer design, or has the process been easier?
Like one or two failures, and a few successes, to keep you motivated?
And do you get faster over time?
I am guessing that over time, that the more l do, the bigger initial sales l will see, because l am building a fan base?
Appreciate some feedback!
Thank you very much for your response! Understood – I guess that I have to learn to submit correctly, the process quite differs from other sites I upload to. One more question – when you upload simple JPG images with some text on the preview image, should you include the name of the text font in the help text file or description? And does the help text file need to include information about tools used in Photoshop when creating a file (even if psd file is not in the pack)? Thank you!
If the text is for previewing the image then no, but if it is part of the actual product, (zipped file) then you need to put in the link for it in the description and in the help PDF, notepad, etc in the zipped file.
As for the tools, hard to say? But if you have used Smart Objects then yes!
Best to give them a crash course and then tell them to Google for the rest. Not necessary to rewrite Photoshop for Dummies!
Yep, maybe remove the green, make the top text more obvious, (couldn’t read it).
And the Fecebook icon needs to go, l got in trouble for using a Youtube icon in one of mine.
Using similar text to facebook is risky as well, best to study mine and make something like “Your Twitter” etc.
The large grey text is simply acting as a watermark for posting here on the forum, and is not actually part of the image. They are vectors and part of a series of animals I am doing- My pink kitty got a soft rejection; all that was wrong with it was a couple of open paths I had missed. This one had no open paths and I thought it stood the same kind of chance as the kitty, even more so being Easter is coming up. It just through me off as it was rejected without any explanation as to why or no suggestions as to how to improve it, But I suppose they just didn’t like it. Anywho, thank you very much for the reply and encouraging words
Could be too many similar designs, or similar designs are available for free, (doesn’t matter if you did it from scratch)?
Best to take it on the chin and keep going, you will eventually find a niche that they want, and then milk it for all it is worth! He, he!
Rabbits look great, but it could be the resolution, although if they vector based, then ignore the last comment!
I would also get rid of the large gray text, since it fights the images.
Go take a break, but don’t get to disheartened by the failures, l failed about 8 times before l got a few flyers in, and they have made me almost $40!
Then took some risks, with the next couple and got them binned as well.
I am currently doing some Apple products, since they sell well, but are pretty labor intensive.
But at least l won’t be guessing as to what elements l got wrong in the flyers, so they should pass on visual rep,.
I also hopefully know why the flyers got canned, and can get some more through one day soon.
Graphicriver might be a goldmine, but you might start the mine, fail for months on end, learn how to spot gold streams in clay more easily and succeed more, then have some more failure, before realizing that your extraction process could be made more efficient, etc.
Just keep going, and one day you will look back and think, wow, look at what l have achieved.