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October, 2011

Submission Tip: Read the Instructions when Resubmitting Soft-rejected Items (AudioJungle)  

by posted in Submission Tips
Oct 26
2011

Howdy talented authors! In an ongoing quest for transparency, we bring you another submission tip. These are regular juicy tidbits about our review process, and address issues that can trip up authors. This tip is aimed at AudioJungle authors, but may be relevant to authors in our other marketplaces.

Today we have a brief look at resubmitting soft-rejected items.

If your file gets soft rejected, and your are instructed to resubmit only the preview or main file, please do not attach the other one.

Chime in at the comments if you have any questions and thanks for reading!

This Week’s Featured Authors  

by posted in Authors
Oct 25
2011

Congratulations to this week’s featured marketplace authors!

lhp ActiveDen Featured Author: lhp

This week’s featured author is lhp, who has 4 items, including the newest from the Banner Rotators category.
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Yuar AudioJungleFeatured Author: Yuar

This week’s featured author is Yuar, who has 100 items, including the newest from the Classical category.
View Yuar’s Portfolio

Dream-Theme ThemeForest Featured Author: Dream-Theme

This week’s featured author is Dream-Theme, who has 17 items, including the newest from the Photography category.
View Dream-Theme’s Portfolio

Doren VideoHive Featured Author: Doren

This week’s featured author is Doren, who has 5 items, including the newest from the Special Events category.
View Doren’s Portfolio

BitGorilla GraphicRiver Featured Author: BitGorilla

This week’s featured author is BitGorilla, who has 19 items, including the newest from the Magazines category.
View BitGorilla’s Portfolio

polysense 3DOcean Featured Author: polysense

This week’s featured author is polysense, who has 17 items, including the newest from the Furniture category.
View polysense’s Portfolio

pixelentity CodeCanyon Featured Author: pixelentity

This week’s featured author is pixelentity, who has 5 items, including the newest from the Sliders category.
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Kobyakov PhotoDune Featured Author: Kobyakov

This week’s featured author is Kobyakov, who has 1702 items.
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Author Interview: RelStudios  

by posted in Authors, Interviews
Oct 25
2011

Coming from Nepal, studying in India, being a self-taught web developer, and loving football. This week we meet Satish Pokharel (RelStudios) from ThemeForest.

If you’re an Envato marketplace author and would like to be interviewed for the blog, head over to this form. We’d love to hear from you.
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Featured Desktop: Kevin Whipps  

by posted in General
Oct 25
2011

This is the carefully-branded workspace of Kevin Whipps, contributing writer for iPhone.AppStorm. Click the images to view them full-size on Flickr.

I love this workspace. It looks comfortable, yet well-used. And there are interesting little knick-knacks all over the place.

This is where the magic happens. 2009-ish era 15-inch MacBook Pro and a 27-inch LED Cinema Display up front. Wireless keyboard and trackpad connected with a 12South Magic Wand. There’s also a small Moleskine notebook and Logitech Performance MX mouse there as well. Hopefully I’ll have my 11-inch MacBook Air soon, or maybe a 13.

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Halloween Costume Competition  

by posted in Competitions
Oct 24
2011

The scary season is upon us…..be afraid, be very afraid……as the 31st of October creeps ever closer, you should start planing your best costume ever! Sadly Australian’s don’t celebrate Halloween but that is when being a global company has its benefits! While everyone at Melbourne HQ will have to be content with the idea of Halloween, it’s up to you to show us what we are missing out on! All it takes to win this competition is a bit of imagination and a lot of fun! To win, you dress up in your scariest and most inventive Halloween costume and take a photo. You then post the photo in the Halloween Costume Competition forum thread!

The best, most inventive costume will win the very special and exclusive Halloween badge.
Very cool indeed....

The winner’s photo will be posted here on Notes and will be uploaded to the Envato Flickr stream as our scariest competition winner!

The competition ends on the 11th of November 2011. This gives you a good 10 days to upload your photos!

PhotoDune’s Top Selling Author Uploads 12,000 More Photos  

by posted in Authors
Oct 24
2011

PhotoDune top selling author

My wife is always on my case to take more photos. I guess I’m the kind of photographer that likes to have everything align perfectly before I press the button. Recently, PhotoDune photographer extraordinaire Yuri Arcurs uploaded another 12,000 more photos!

You’re really making me look bad here Yuri.
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Submission Tip: List the Correct Files (AudioJungle)  

by posted in Submission Tips
Oct 24
2011

Howdy talented authors! In an ongoing quest for transparency, we bring you another submission tip. These are regular juicy tidbits about our review process, and address issues that can trip up authors. This tip is aimed at AudioJungle authors, but may be relevant to authors in our other marketplaces.

Today we have a brief look at the files you need to list.

You should be aware of the files we do and don’t need list to avoid unnecessary rejections. You can find these listed on  the AudioJungle Wiki. Here is a summary:

Files we do need:

Files we don’t need (sound):

  • Birds / Nature Field Recordings
  • Bleeps, Blips and “Computer” Tones
  • Button Clicks
  • Clocks: Ticking
  • Doors Opening or Closing
  • Guitar Sounds/Chords. Examples: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4
  • Telephone: Rings, Dialing, Tones
  • Water: Flowing, Drips, Drops, Waves

Files we don’t need (music):

  • National Anthems
  • Tracks using only one instrument and only one note played at any time.
  • Tracks demonstrating excessive dissonance.
  • “8-bit” computer/chip music.
  • Basic drum/percussion loops.

Chime in at the comments if you have any questions and thanks for reading!

Meet the Staff: Michael Williams  

by posted in Interviews, Team
Oct 21
2011

Preferring a smaller desk, having a mug that holds a full pint of tea, keeping his web development skills sharp, and grappling with the correct term to use for those on Team Envato. This week we meet Michael James Williams, editor of Activetuts+ and Android.AppStorm.

What is your position in Envato, and what has it been like to work with us so far?

I’m the Editor for both Activetuts+ and Android.AppStorm, two of Envato’s blogs. Activetuts+ is all about helping readers become better developers of browser apps and games, and Android.AppStorm is basically a showcase for awesome Android apps.

Working for Envato is fantastic! It’s great to be trusted with so much freedom to work however suits me; Collis likes to say that he doesn’t mind if we work just one hour a week with our underwear on our heads, and I take full advantage of his attitude. The people that I work with are great, too – not just the editors and other Envato staff, but my two teams of writers, as well.
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Freebie Friday: Freebies from Tuts+  

by posted in Free Files
Oct 21
2011

Here are some freebies from around the Tuts+ network!

Vectortuts+

Artistic Pigeons – Vector FreebieArtistic Pigeons – Vector Freebie

Today we have a vector pack of artistic pigeon illustrations, made available as a freebie for anyone to download. This was drawn by Gabriel Meono and it’s all 100% vector, available in AI and EPS. Have fun adding this to backgrounds, illustrations, or your next design project that calls out for a a bit of decorative flair.
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New York Meetup 2011!  

by posted in Community
Oct 21
2011

On October 19th, at 6:00 pm Manhattan time, everyone in the Envato Melbourne office was feeling a little bit jealous. Why?

On the other side of the world the Local Envato Meetup was just kicking off at Jack Demsey’s bar in New York.

Hosted by none other than Grant Friedman—Editor of Psdtuts, Mark Brodhuber—Marketplace Site Manager and Jeffrey Way—Author and Nettuts developer, the trio was joined by Envato community members for a good chin wag and a few beverages!

If you didn’t get the chance to attend this event you can still check out all the photos and pretend you were there!
Those who did attend  will receive a Community Meetup badge on their profile! A huge thank you to everyone who attended and to Grant, Mark and Jeffrey for representing the Envato staff team.

We hope you all enjoyed yourselves!