For items on say, Graphic River and the psd templates for Themeforest. What do you do to make sure that your .psd files are easy to understand and customize?
Just out of curiosity.
I know I’ve become a little anal about naming all of my layers and plopping different items into folders. But sometimes when a template gets really large and has a lot of elements, it can get a little tough trying to decide where certain things should go. Do I have a folder for the header and place all elements in there? Do I create a folder called buttons and place all of them for the entire page in that one folder? It can be a problem at times.
Also, what does everyone think is best as far as usability? Obviously, buttons should probably be created in ways where they’re easily customizable. But some things, like that glossy navbar you have in there, can be a little less clear. Do you slap the 20 layers you used to create all of your shines and highlights into a folder called Navbar, or do you try to merge the detail layers and try to keep a sort of “base” that remains customizable?
It’s all a question of preference, I’m sure. A lot of people do a lot of things differently. But “keeping your files as customizable as possible” doesn’t really say a whole lot on the matter, in my opinion, as far as what is desired and not desired when uploading items.