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Preparing Your Art

Preparing your art assets to sell can be incredibly easy. It won’t take much more work than moving a few things into folders and zipping everything into a single zip file.

Use Common Sense Folder Organization

Imagine if you bought an item from the site. How would you want your first impression of the product to be? Disorganized and thrown together? Of course not. So please organize all assets into common sense folders. Below is a great example…

Organizing Assets

Nice right! And while that preview image looks small, those buttons were actually exported at our 300 dpi (large enough to copy and paste from, and scale down to whatever size the developer requires).

Speaking of Resolution

If your artwork is vector-based, be sure to include the original vector files. This way your developer can export at any size they require. You can also become well-liked among buyers by exporting artwork to high resolution PNG files. In some cases, this might just be a sheet of artwork (like the example above), but ideally, try to export as many files as you can to single documents, at 300 dpi.

Naming Conventions

Try to avoid using spaces or odd characters in file names, as those can sometimes confuse programs that import in artwork (especially sequential frames of artwork). If you’ll be exporting 1x (non Retina) and 2x (Retina) versions of files please include the @2x naming convention. For example…  ball.png and ball@2x.png  …. versus ball.png and ball_HD.png. This is very important for iOS developers.

Over or Under 8Mb?

Our submission form has two delivery options: One for zip files under 8mb and one for zip files over 8mb.  If your bundle of art is over 8mb, you can upload the zip file(s) anywhere and simply give us the URL to it.  This could be a DropBox folder, our own website, etc. This will save you from having to upload a large file via a form and gives you the option to use an FTP program to upload. Just please don’t password protect the file or delete the zip file until your listing has been made approved and live. For large files,  we’ll transfer them to our secure Amazon S3 account, at which point you can delete the zip file uploaded for us.

Upload Options

Regarding a Single Product with Multiple Prices

Every submission is regarded as a single product on the site, but you can set variable prices which can optionally deliver a different zip file. Although in some cases,  it is acceptable to have multiple prices deliver the same file. For example…

Incredi-Boy Character – 10 Animated Poses: Price $30
Incredi-Boy Character – 10 Animated Poses Plus 5 Custom Animations at the Buyer’s Request: Price $100

In this case, the zip file would be the same, because the second pricing option will deliver the exact same content (and no more). The custom animations would be done after the purchase.

Here is an example of when you would need to include different zip files…

Incredi-Boy Character – 10 Animated Poses: Price $30
Incredi-Boy Character – 20 Animated Poses : Price $40

The second option obviously has more content, so a second zip file would be needed. In this example, the second zip file should contain all the content of the first zip file, with the extra 10 animated poses.  The buyer will only receive one zip file. Not both.

Finally, here is an example of what NOT to do

Incredi-Boy Character – 10 Animated Poses: Price $30
GUI Package with 40 Icons: Price $30

Notice the second pricing option has no relation to the first, so this would be better off listed as two totally separate items on the site.

When creating multiple prices, please keep in mind that you are essentially up-selling a single product, with enhancements or extras, but each price tier maintains a connection to the base product.

Related reading: Pricing Options,  Fair Payment PolicySubmitting Gallery ImagesFeatured Images

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