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« Reply #25 on: February 17, 2010, 17:54 »
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I joined GL today through a referral link on another thread. My apologies to the OP for not getting the referral.

Since I have quite a few raster illustrations and continue to develop my vector skills ... I am looking forward to exploring and contributing to this site  :)

Best of Luck !


-Mark
http://markwpayne.wordpress.com
 




« Reply #26 on: February 18, 2010, 06:06 »
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I am about to sign up to GLO and will take the first referral link posted after my message ;)

« Reply #27 on: February 18, 2010, 07:09 »
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« Reply #28 on: February 18, 2010, 07:14 »
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ok skvoor I used your link:)
If some people want to sign-up here is mine:)
http://graphicleftovers.com/ref=ldambies/
« Last Edit: February 18, 2010, 07:16 by ldambies »

« Reply #29 on: February 18, 2010, 08:28 »
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Thank you ldambies, you are my very first referral  ;)

« Reply #30 on: February 18, 2010, 10:26 »
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For my first month there I have 4 sales for $2,60(my cut) each with small portfolio - 120 photos.

http://graphicleftovers.com/ref=ivelin/

« Reply #31 on: February 18, 2010, 10:46 »
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I started uploading about 3 days ago.
Good looking site and the thumbnails/image previews look drop dead gorgeous, love them!
But I wonder, how do you edit your files?
Once uploaded I can't find them anymore. Give it a few more hours and they're all in my port without any additional input from me. No editing, no categories, no setting prices. What do you do ? Do you go back and edit them? Or just leave them like that?
And how do you price them? What's the best policy?

« Reply #32 on: February 18, 2010, 10:52 »
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Once they're approved you can edit their prices. They have 5$ as default.

I like Graphic Leftovers, but I feel they should have sticked to illustrations. Adding photos to the mix doesn't make sense for me on how the site is made.

« Reply #33 on: February 21, 2010, 22:41 »
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Had my first sale there today for a $2.60 Commission  ;D

If you haven't already joined you might want to check it out. Lots of views ...
http://graphicleftovers.com/ref=mwp1969/

-Mark
http://markwpayne.wordpress.com
 

gbcimages

« Reply #34 on: February 22, 2010, 09:53 »
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you get a lot of views like 3d studio but not many sales.

« Reply #35 on: February 23, 2010, 14:00 »
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you get a lot of views like 3d studio but not many sales.

As of right now, vectors sell better than photos on our site, and certain styles of vectors sell better than others...for example, complex vectors usually outsell simple ones. I would assume on 3d studio that 3d objects would sell better than vectors or photos as well...

donding

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« Reply #36 on: February 23, 2010, 16:08 »
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you get a lot of views like 3d studio but not many sales.

As of right now, vectors sell better than photos on our site, and certain styles of vectors sell better than others...for example, complex vectors usually outsell simple ones. I would assume on 3d studio that 3d objects would sell better than vectors or photos as well...
Do the vectors on your site sell better with the generic text within the vector or without the text? I debating on joining

« Reply #37 on: February 24, 2010, 12:53 »
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I don't know the exact stats, but I feel like the vectors with generic text in them sell better, mostly because people can see how they are supposed to use the image

donding

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« Reply #38 on: February 24, 2010, 13:35 »
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I don't know the exact stats, but I feel like the vectors with generic text in them sell better, mostly because people can see how they are supposed to use the image

Thanks for taking the time to answer. That's what I was looking for and kinda figured it was that way.

« Reply #39 on: February 25, 2010, 11:06 »
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Hi Donding,
(almost didn't recognize you, change of appearance here :) ), don't wait any longer, start uploading to them!
They're great and this is why :
- commission 52 % - makes me feel valued
- super easy registration - your email is all they want
- many contributors already have sales - not me, but I only started
- good looking site with beautiful, beautiful thumbnails and image previews
- upload process - this one is different. Not very visual (no thumbs) and can't figure out how to upload multiple files at the same time, but once your files are uploaded, that's it, you're done. They do all the rest for you!
Give it a couple of hours (it's really fast) and all your files come up for sale, complete with titles, descriptions, prices and all. It's a kind of magic :)
You can always delete / edit your images as you see fit.
It's a site created by designers for designers, it's beautiful and straightforward. They're easy to deal with and give us a great commission.
Let's support them and let's hope designers will too :)

Text in vectors - yes, I agree, put it in there. It helps designers better understand how to get the most of your illustration.
But don't forget! Always outline your text, convert it to plain shapes before you save your EPS file.
Best of luck and see you there :)

donding

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« Reply #40 on: February 25, 2010, 11:44 »
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Hi Donding,
(almost didn't recognize you, change of appearance here :) ), don't wait any longer, start uploading to them!
They're great and this is why :
- commission 52 % - makes me feel valued
- super easy registration - your email is all they want
- many contributors already have sales - not me, but I only started
- good looking site with beautiful, beautiful thumbnails and image previews
- upload process - this one is different. Not very visual (no thumbs) and can't figure out how to upload multiple files at the same time, but once your files are uploaded, that's it, you're done. They do all the rest for you!
Give it a couple of hours (it's really fast) and all your files come up for sale, complete with titles, descriptions, prices and all. It's a kind of magic :)
You can always delete / edit your images as you see fit.
It's a site created by designers for designers, it's beautiful and straightforward. They're easy to deal with and give us a great commission.
Let's support them and let's hope designers will too :)

Text in vectors - yes, I agree, put it in there. It helps designers better understand how to get the most of your illustration.
But don't forget! Always outline your text, convert it to plain shapes before you save your EPS file.
Best of luck and see you there :)

Still working on the "Technique".....I'm slowly but surely learning. I plan on doing it, but need to get plenty done before I do it. Quick question..maybe this isn't where to ask..but will anyway. Do graduants rasterize or is it just the effects that you apply that do it?

« Reply #41 on: February 25, 2010, 13:17 »
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I have been uploading to the recently, and it is a joy to do! This is what uploading should be, just send the images to them and they do the rest.
I had a couple of minor queries, and they answered my emails promptly and dealt with my queries very efficiently.
I really hope this site is a winner.

« Reply #42 on: February 25, 2010, 14:01 »
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It is a breeze to upload with Isyndica as they are fully integrated you don't even need to push the pictures!
I sent my most graphic images and got 2dl's the first week. Here is my link:
http://graphicleftovers.com/ref=ldambies/

L

« Reply #43 on: February 25, 2010, 15:40 »
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Thanks for the great compliments, Eireann.

Have you guys seen our blog articles we've been writing recently? We are trying to promote our illustrators and photographers by showing examples of how the awesome images on our site can be used...Here are a few of our latest articles if you haven't seen them already...

http://graphicleftovers.com/blog/design-inspiration-10-innovative-office-interiors-using-vector-artwork/

http://graphicleftovers.com/blog/design-inspiration-earth-day-themed-eco-water-bottles/

http://graphicleftovers.com/blog/trick-out-your-pad-5-free-apple-themed-ipad-backgrounds/

http://graphicleftovers.com/blog/design-inspiration-10-great-design-ideas-for-a-plain-tote-bag/

http://graphicleftovers.com/blog/design-inspiration-innovative-business-card-designs/

« Reply #44 on: February 26, 2010, 16:28 »
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@Danoph,
I did nothing but tell the truth and so did all the others. The site is great and the praise is well deserved.
Thank you for your efforts, much appreciated. We're wishing you all the best!

PS You're right, those blogs are great! I was just looking over the Valentine Card Ideas today - inspiring and beautiful work. I'm going to do my best to spread the word. Fingers crossed, in time, we'll get there!

@Donding
Illustrator techinque - see your PM.
And by the way, you could start uploading your isolation images, nature, wild life, architecture. They're beautiful images, great subjects and all very useful.
For the time being just avoid 'People' images. This policy might change in time to allow photographers to fully participate, but until then, your dollars, peacocks and guns and post cards are just great.
Give it a try when you have a moment!
Best,

« Reply #45 on: November 20, 2010, 11:41 »
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Just joined and uploaded a dozen of mix vectors and photos. They are approved within 48 hours and some of them already appeared in the GL Collection.

I have to agree that the site looks good, straight forward, and the most importantly, easy uploading. The 52% commission is UNBEATABLE!!!

I think it is a smart idea (business wise) for GraphicLeftovers to accept photos instead of just illustrations, many buyers are moving away from that other site that raise prices and lower commissions. I'm included. Wishing you the best!!!

http://graphicleftovers.com/ref=photosoup/

« Reply #46 on: November 20, 2010, 13:03 »
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Another positive about GL is that they let you set your own price for each image.

I think a lot of contributors don't realize that. You can change your images' prices any time, one at a time, or send GL an email to change the price of all your images at once.


 

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