It is simply a matter of trust. Since the person who created the PSD has the most to lose initially, just make an agreement with them and sell the coded theme from their account. Get the profit sharing agreement in writing.
If someone breaks their agreement and keeps the money, a complaint can be made against them in the forums, and now this person will have no hope of future collaboration.
And to make it a little easier to avoid miscalculations or payment fraud attempts, I just realized, both parties are able to see the amount of times the theme was sold. This is a little reassuring for me because it would be obvious if my partner only paid me for 10 themes selling when in fact 20 have been sold.
Still, it would still be a little confusing when you try and incorporate the payment percentage differences between authors. I guess, you would most likely split the amount that the account selling the theme makes…
Hey, I just wanted to update anyone who was interested in this topic. I emailed support and got the following message back:
I agree that it would be a neat system. However, such an arrangement would have to be solely between the designer and coder. We can’t really get involved in those kinds of agreements specifically. With that said, many designers create threads on our forums for this very thing.Thanks! Jeffrey Way
Hope that clarifies any questions anyone has! It did for me personally, as I was curious if this sort of exchange was allowed. Glad to hear it is!
I am definitely interested in this. I can code fast using sprites vs. and some designs are just too awesome to sell them as PSD .
I think this should be implemented
I think it could be integrated.
For example when you upload an item there could be a field called “psd source” where you can enter the themeforest item url for the psd design.
When you make a sell, the psd author gets a commission as well.
I agree, It doesn’t seem like it would be that difficult to integrate, and if done correctly, would be an awesome feature. @turkhitbox’s idea sounds pretty spot on.
I am sure we are missing a few dynamics that add to the complications of something like this but it would be great to see more official means integration between authors!