Hello, I am about to submit a website PSD template. But I am not sure what to include in the instructions document, I have read the article in theme forest but it is not specific enough. Maybe I do not know what is hard to do or easy, I was thinking on explaining how to change the text (double clicking on the text layers? that seems pretty stupid…) and how to mask images but all of this is useless if the buyer will then port it to html.
So what should I include in the instructions document? Thank you
Hi, maybe you can link to the sources used, images, icons, fonts, etc. But I guess there are not many things to say if your layers a well organized and named properly…
For Photoshop Templates you should make sure in particular that you include details of any non-standard fonts used.
I guess that’s the most important thing to include and as Keliah said, links to all externel assets.
I used myirad pro so that won’t be neccesary
I submitted PSD business cards to GraphicRiver so I guess it’s similar, in the ‘Help’ file I’d deffo mention what fonts you used even if they are free or default so that the buyer knows if he/she needs to go hunting or not. Also, mention the url’s of any assets and whether the PSD is sliced or not; it’s a hot debate here but personally I never buy an unsliced PSD as working with slices is what I ammused to and don’t have time right now to learn a different method.
Also, I’d think about letting people know what you had in mind when you designed the PSD , for example, I designed a PSD (not for ThemeForest but it’s the same idea) and added a couple paragraphs about what I was thinking, for example ‘The top image would be a slider, the ‘Latest tweets’ would have a jQuery drawers effect, open the drawer and you’d see my latest Blog additions’...you get the idea.