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Canva / Re: Canva - did I miss something?
« on: July 12, 2019, 19:56 »
Anyone up for a collective "Delete account" then?

Not me

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Canva / Re: Canva Security Breach
« on: June 13, 2019, 07:36 »
Ha!

 I forgot to mention, any threshold below $100 USD incurs a $2 fee, which is a annoying but that's the trade-off.

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Illustration - General / Re: Commercial value?
« on: June 13, 2019, 07:32 »
Thanks, this is all very helpful!

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Illustration - General / Re: Commercial value?
« on: June 11, 2019, 13:25 »
I upload the same type of photos over and over again, year after year, over a decade now. I sell tons of this stuff. If this stuff didn't sell day in and day out, year after year, I would stop.

Fascinating. How do you find fresh ways of covering the same subjects?

Lots of great ideas here in the thread. I hadn't even thought of using some of those keywords. I'll definitely try to compare sales of illustrations with and without eyes. And overall I'm getting that I need to keep my portfolio balanced, with both uniqueness and salebility in mind.

Also thanks a lot for the complements on style quality. I worked really hard on it without many people to get feedback from, so it's helpful to know I'm at least on the right track. :)

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Canva / Re: Canva Security Breach
« on: June 10, 2019, 23:16 »
Payouts isn't reflecting my recent payout either. But Canva is an automatic payout, no request. You set a threshold and it pays out each month if you meet the threshold.

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Illustration - General / Re: Commercial value?
« on: June 09, 2019, 09:20 »
Thanks for all the replies. There's a lot of food for thought here. I guess where I'm having the most trouble is in thinking like a buyer without creating the thousandth version of the same illustrations already available. Am I overly concerned about market saturation?

I started out selling stock art to the individual buyer--social media, blogs, etc. But I recognize the big agencies like Adobe and Shutterstock have different clientele and I don't quite have a handle on their needs. Aside from looking at top sellers, how can I learn more about how businesses/industries choose and use stock art especially on these subscription models? Much of what I've read is out of date and emphasize selling decorative sets.

Thanks again--and I'll certainly take the eyes thing into consideration!

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Illustration - General / Commercial value?
« on: June 08, 2019, 13:59 »
Do you see any commercial value in this illustration? Why or why not? I feel like people illustrations do best when they look like all the others out there. Is there any benefit to developing a different style?

http://imgur.com/QjjKF51

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Canva / Canva Security Breach
« on: May 25, 2019, 18:24 »
Read more here: https://status.canva.com

They suggest changing your password.  :-\

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Illustration - General / Re: Text in Illustrations
« on: May 07, 2019, 23:06 »
Thanks  :)

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Illustration - General / Text in Illustrations
« on: May 06, 2019, 11:21 »
Does it ever make sense to include text in your illustration? What is the general reception of illustrations with text?

I understand if you want to include text you have to make an outline of it or expand it, but I'm trying to decide whether to include it or not. I'm making a set of dad badges with title banners. The icons inside the badges illustrate the trait but I'm unsure whether titles are necessary.

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Coding on PC is one of my hobbies, so I was curious to see if I could bash something together. I've got it working to where you click on the program, choose the folder location of your files and it finds all matching file names (no folders) in the folder and zips them into their own zip folders.

You will probably need Administrator privileges on your PC.

It needs more testing, a user interface, progress bar, and some confirmation prompts, but I could private message you a download link and instructions if you want to give it a try.

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Are you on PC or Mac? On PC, unless you are good with coding, I know of know way to automatically tell the program which files to zip. You have to manually select them.

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Canva / Re: More ''Good news'' from Canva :-/
« on: April 27, 2019, 23:47 »
Strangely, the portfolio page is down: it is not possible to remove my images.



Posted this in another thread:
News from Canva on the problem with the portfolio page (contributor email):

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Our engineers are working hard to fix the issue, however in the meantime you can use this alternative URL to see your images: www.canva.com/h1-content/portfolio. Use this for the next week and after that the usual page should be working just fine


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Canva / Re: Sigh.....
« on: April 26, 2019, 11:29 »
News from Canva on the problem with the portfolio page (contributor email):

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Our engineers are working hard to fix the issue, however in the meantime you can use this alternative URL to see your images: www.canva.com/h1-content/portfolio. Use this for the next week and after that the usual page should be working just fine.

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Canva / Re: More ''Good news'' from Canva :-/
« on: April 26, 2019, 11:26 »
The biggest draw for Canva customers was that it was free and you paid only for what you used. That was the selling point of everyone who recommended it, especially casual users like bloggers, and social media users. I feel like a subscription model will likely drive them away.

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Canva / Re: Sigh.....
« on: April 25, 2019, 04:58 »
Maybe, just maybe, they are updating a part of the site? They did say 1-2 months ago that they are about to update the site "very soon".

That's what I figure. I have a small portfolio there, so I can check my public author page to see if anything's made it through in the meantime.

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Canva / Re: Sigh.....
« on: April 24, 2019, 09:09 »
Update: My stuff's finally in review, with some approved. Some were submitted 2 months ago.

Where are you seeing this?
The page with the files in review is not loading for me as of today.

Same here

Weird. Today, the page is no longer working for me, either.

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Canva / Re: Sigh.....
« on: April 23, 2019, 22:32 »
Update: My stuff's finally in review, with some approved. Some were submitted 2 months ago.

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Canva / Re: Sigh.....
« on: April 18, 2019, 23:23 »
I upload via WeTransfer and get a receipt when Canva downloads them. Canva downloads, but nothing has been reviewed so far this year.

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Canva / Re: Submissions not being processed?
« on: March 29, 2019, 18:43 »
Thanks for the updates. I haven't submitted anything since February (and those have not been reviewed.) Looks like it's time to try again.

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Canva / Re: Submissions not being processed?
« on: March 28, 2019, 10:46 »
Anyone had any submissions reviewed lately?

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Canva / Re: Submissions not being processed?
« on: March 14, 2019, 14:05 »
Just recived this mail...

Thanks for your patience 🙏
Dear contributors,

In the last few months, our team has been working on a new and improved user interface to better address the many concerns that were shared with us via our contributor survey last December.

The good news is, we'll be rolling out this system and restarting our review of submissions very soon (including all images submitted within the past few months).

But before we get to that, we'd like to share with you another recent revamp that we've been hard at work on: our aesthetics guide.

Our hope is that these visuals will help guide and inspire your upcoming submissions, so that they best reflect the exciting new direction that our photo library will be moving towards.

Kindly reach out if you have any questions. We will be in touch once submissions are officially open again.

Cheers,
Elle

Same. What do you make of their aesthetic guide?

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Canva / Re: Submissions not being processed?
« on: March 02, 2019, 16:13 »

My interpretation is that these are the degrees of quality as perhaps in

sad, horrendous and vexatious

Ha! I do recall asking a Canva rep about some images that had been marked (S) and was told it was just a matter of file size (too big). Probably S is class of simple mistakes or format issues.

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Canva / Re: Submissions not being processed?
« on: March 01, 2019, 18:12 »
Can someone explain what rejected (S),(H) means, thanks

It is a mystery.  I assume S and H stand for Soft and Hard, with Hard meaning don't resubmit and Soft meaning you can resubmit if you fix the problem.  But since they don't tell you a specific reason that is hard to do.  I just ignore them and move on - fortunately they don't happen very often.  Actually I've never had an H before.  The one I really hate is if they send it to the cutout queue, which Lee in the past said might take months, years or never.  I had that happen occasionally a few years ago but have not looked back to see if they ever got cut out - I assume not.

Interesting. Then, what does (V) mean?   ???

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Canva / Re: Canva Sales for Multi-Use License
« on: March 01, 2019, 18:09 »
Happy to announce my first EL sale on Canva.

Way late but congrats! I made my first back in December.  :)

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