I think what you’ve done up to now is right. Nothing wrong with the design, the font choice, the layout.
What I do think is that it would need some additional work. At the moment it looks very empty. I don’t think this is a film poster yet. At the moment it’s only a background image with the tagline on top.
So think about adding more detail, more information.
several things come to mind here:
1) it doesn’t look like the shape of work in very small formats. Logos always have to be scalable to very large and very small.
2) same goes for the typography. It looks like the tagline would be unreadable in smaller formats
3) it also looks like the icon wouldn’t come out very well in black and white. Locals must always work in black and white
Apart from that there may be a static issues. I think the shape of the icon is simply to common.
I think the main issue is that they need to be scalable.
If I remember well photo shop used to be 2500×2500@300dpi. You can find the official set of guidelines here:https://help.market.envato.com/hc/en-us/articles/202501504-Logo-Templates-Submission-Requirements
What you say is totally correct, no disagreement there. In fact I think you’re saying the same thing as me, just different words.
When I joined, three years ago, GR was clearly a “premium quality marketplace”.
I’ve been trying to find the forum thread from about three years ago. It was an official post which stated how approval requirements had been raised considerably. No more low quality items were going to be accepted. Portfolios were going to be revised and authors were going to be asked to remove some of their low quality items. There was going to be a general cleanup to raise the level of the market as a whole.
Everybody was shaking in their boots. Every time you submitted a file, even top authors, were scared we may not meet the new high standards. There were much fewer approvals, and those that got approved were all fantastic files.
You may agree, or you may not agree, but it was an official policy and everybody was dead scared that none of their files would be accepted any more. There was a revolution in the forums of people complaining about their files being rejected. Everything was about premium, high quality, high class.
It was one of the things that attracted me to this marketplace because I kept being wowed by the quality of files approved every day.
At some point this changed. Personally I think for the worse. Others may think for the better. But there was definitely a clear turning point. This turning point was not announced like the first one when Graphic River turned to premium. It simply kind of happened quietly. I guess it doesn’t make you look very good when you enforce rigourous high quality standards, and then all of a sudden you start accepting all sorts again.
In any case I miss it when this was a premium marketplace
Did it not have any company name or tagline?
You can’t just upload an icon to the logo category. What’s in the preview could at best be in the abstract vectors category.
Why don’t you read again all the comments I made and try to apply these? All I see is the same icon with slightly darker colours. That still disregards 99% of all the comments I made…
What I see in the preview is not a logo.
Make sure you read this:https://help.market.envato.com/hc/en-us/articles/203269650-A-step-by-step-guide-to-the-upload-process
It was a fun challenge
I don’t think it would be accepted – as you say, too simple.
Mainly it was an exercise of showing others how to get the basis right: positioning, sizes, hierachy, balance, typography.
If you get the basics right you get sth that will look like a logo, no matter how simple. That’s the start. Then from there on start becoming creative and work on the details.
Basicailly walk first, then run
thanks a lot for that, saves me from doing my own!
Maybe you should try clearing your session and browser cache. Then try again.
If not, there’s always the FTP option. I find that easier in any case.
Have you tried that?