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lukk says

Would I be able to sell a created theme (in PSD ) to an author, then the author codes it and sells it on ThemeForest, meanwhile he’s taking credit (which I’m perfectly fine with) for it?

The reason I’m asking this is because I finished a new PSD theme (click), and was thinking instead of coding it since I’m short on time I could sell it to an author who might be interested in it and he would pass it off as his own..

Is this allowed, also, how much would you sell a theme for (one time price) to an author?

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Firsh says

The uploaded file would have to be his own creation entirely. Buying something then creating another thing from it is not an own creation in my opinin so I’d say no. You can do whatever you want because you are not the one who uploaded the psd or the theme, you won’t get warned/banned I think. The author you are selling to should know how this works. About the price, I don’t know if I can’t see it. It’s like pricing a car under a sheet.

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QwibbleDesigns says

You could have it coded, and split the profits 50:50 or something. And yes, you can have the coded version on the coders account. I’d be interesting in coding this theme with you and splitting the profits if you are interested =) Contact me through my profile page.

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The uploaded file would have to be his own creation entirely. Buying something then creating another thing from it is not an own creation in my opinin so I’d say no. You can do whatever you want because you are not the one who uploaded the psd or the theme, you won’t get warned/banned I think. The author you are selling to should know how this works. About the price, I don’t know if I can’t see it. It’s like pricing a car under a sheet.

I believe that if he gives all right to the other author, and removes the theme, plus he agrees, that the theme is no longer his, then I don’t see why not.

I mean, I give you my file, I have no longer rights over it, and I say it’s yours! Why not, right? It is the creators decision ” who made the file ” ... basically.

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DDStudios says

As long as you provide in written with your signature that the author in question has full rights or rights to sell your design (but giving some credit back to you) you should be fine.

Show us the design :)

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lukk says

I think what I’m going to end up doing is offering it for sale on a different website, with the files all ready and such, and a note in case they ever need to prove it was made by them or something.

@DD – http://www.lukk.info/design

No clue how much something like this would go for though, as you’re selling something that will be resold, and resold..do you charge more/less?

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I think what I’m going to end up doing is offering it for sale on a different website, with the files all ready and such, and a note in case they ever need to prove it was made by them or something.

@DD – http://www.lukk.info/design

No clue how much something like this would go for though, as you’re selling something that will be resold, and resold..do you charge more/less?

Check for similar themes on theme forest. See how many sales they make, and then ask for a 25% of lets say 100 sales. or however many you decide.

Problem solved.

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PixelBin says

Guys… this isn’t a problem. It’s the author’s work. He can do whatever the hell he wants with it, as long as it doesn’t conflict with the ToU. Envato ToU says that you can have variations of the theme (PSD, HTML , Wordpress, Joomla, etc). What makes this situation any different? The author just chooses to “redirect” in a way his work to another author, for a price. The theme will still be made available through ThemeForest and only through ThemeForest.

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ThemeProvince says

Yes you can do this. Oxylus used the inFocus template with permission for a ecommerce version.

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unisphere says
Yes you can do this. Oxylus used the inFocus template with permission for a ecommerce version.

Yep, he used on of mine too.

By the way lukk, that design rocks man :bigwink:

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