As far as laying out the PSD- it should be laid out the same as InDesign or Illustrator Documents.
.125 inch bleeds on all sides where except for center/fold areas.
Prepare in CMYK mode.
If your final piece is 8.5×11 inches folded, make the document 11×17 +0.125” so that = 11.25×17.25 inches for a Bi-Fold piece.
For a Tri-Folded 3 Panel, just layout the three panels together and add .25 inch to the overall document size and make sure images/text Bleed where needed.
This thread should also be cross-referenced with anchor_point_heshans’ other thread here, as the two seem related in content:http://graphicriver.net/forums/thread/annual-report-template-in-photoshop/181758
I can’t tell you why sales are down.
Personally I just bought a WP Theme yesterday.
I know that doesn’t affect everyones sales, oh well.
But I can tell you – I bought a Lifetime License a few years ago to dozens of themes (can’t say where).
It’s true, there are lots of more places to buy themes these days. The competition is growing everyday.
I have even seen some Authors from here branch out and open their own Theme Shops too.
I don’t think Envato can give you any answers.
I do know that I have seen various google ads for Themeforest Themes, so those Authors and or Envato are advertising these Themes.
As usual, it’s more about how much you promote your own items that help your own sales.
With almost 20,000 Templates available on TF – the competition is fierce.
Just my 2 cents!
I don’t know if this is a new guideline, but it would only seem logical that the project should be set up as it is intended to be printed.
Without the spreads the buyer would have to do more work setting it up to match your intended layout.
also, have you considered using InDesign or Illustrator, as they would provide better quality Text items in the final pieces printed.
Photoshop only outputs Raster text.