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h3design says

I just uploaded a new product and the creation of the preview took me more than 2 hours :P
How do you handle your preview files ?

Do you have a prebuilt template that you always use ?
I, personally, often create new preview images because i always have new ideas for how to display the heading the best way etc..
Only if i have products that are related i take the old one.
Just wondering if im the only one who spends so much time on that :D
But maybe the preview image is overrated ? Do buyers really care about a nicely designed preview ? ;)

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3alisha says

I actually spend more time on previews and packaging than i spend on creating an asset, really. So 2 hours from your side is really nothing :D

Cheers !

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AndrVlad says

2-3 minutes as maximum usually :-)

Best regards, Andrey

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mrcharlesbrown says

I spend a pretty good time preparing my preview because it really helps to distinguish an item from other items – which is also a good mechanism to attract more buyers. But the time I spend in preparing asset is way higher because it has to be properly tested. Buyers/Reviewers are only interested in the functionality and usefulness of the asset and not the preview.

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TanyDi says

Everything depends on the item. I have some epic previews with more than 50 images and I spent more than 2 hours to make them :-)

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omar_almudaries says

I made preview image files template as category ( only drag and drop) images on it, it take about 2 minutes only.

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VF says

Just wondering if im the only one who spends so much time on that :D

Some cases, the variation ideas pops and hidden defects of the item appears only when we create previews. So there is no problem in investing time for preview. Sometimes I go back and completely revamp the item at the time of preview making.

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cmoreira says

A good preview image improves the CTR (click-through rate). So yes, it is important to take some time on it. I guess it also depends on the market, codecanyon might be different from Graphicriver, etc.. but it is important imo to have a great preview image to catch the potential client attention. What good is to have a great item for sale if no one clicks to see it? So 2h is not to much of your time, if your sales improve because of that :)

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styleWish says

I make my preview images with indesign. So that I can easily drop my design in the template. :) But it still takes some time to finetune everything.

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joiaco says


Just wondering if im the only one who spends so much time on that :D
Some cases, the variation ideas pops and hidden defects of the item appears only when we create previews. So there is no problem in investing time for preview. Sometimes I go back and completely revamp the item at the time of preview making.

+1 And i think of the creating the preview as extra needed experience in Photoshop.

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