martyr— is a brand of MARTYR X LTD

Frequently Asked Questions

If you have any other questions that are not answered here, contact me.

General 📦

Technical 🔧

Extra 🧪

General

Where are my downloads?

When a purchase is made, download links usually appears at the end of the checkout process. It may take a few seconds for the system to finish processing the purchase.

Also, an email is sent with download links of the products you've purchased. Check your inbox 📫. It is rare for those emails to arrive as spam. But it could happen. Check that folder too.

If you need to re-download your assets, the only way to do that for now is via these emails. Links won't expire.

Can I use the assets for commercial purposes?

Yes. You are free to use every asset for personal and commercial purposes. Just as you are free to paint a portrait of your pets and a Mona Lisa the next day with the same brush you've purchased at the art store.

Common Sense™ apply in this matter.

What is the Common Sense™ License?

All the assets are royalty free for use in both personal and commercial projects.

However, there are some things you are not able to do with the files.

You can

  • Use the assets for both personal and commercial work.
  • Create any piece of work for yourself or your clients with the assets.
  • Use it as many times as you want.
  • Share your creations without attribution, but I highly appreciate it if you do.
  • Modify or manipulate the product and combine with other works and make a derivative work from it for personal and comercial use.

You can't

  • Re-distribute, resell, license, lease, or sub-license the assets as stock, in a tool or template, or with source files. You can't do this with a product either on its own or bundled with other items, even if you modify them.
  • Re-distribute or make available the assets as-is or with minor and superficial modifications.

How do I apply a promo code?

  1. Add the assets to the cart
  2. Go to the cart
  3. Proceed to checkout
  4. The discount code entry field will show during checkout

I want a refund

If you believe that a product does not meet your expectations or does not suit your purposes, I will refund your money within 30 days of purchase.

Just contact me and we will sort it out.

Due to the nature of digital products, you can keep them once you buy it. There is no such a thing as returning digital files. Because of it, some guidelines apply. Read them here.

Technical

What is a mockup?

Mockups, specifically PSD Mockups, are Adobe Photoshop templates crafted in a way that it will visually transform your artworks and designs to have a certain look and feel.

For instance, given the Torn Paper series of mockups you can make your designs look like real paper.

They can be really useful for branding and pure aesthetic use-cases, but I've also seen them used to communicate ideas and make presentations more interesting.

Each mockup is a world. Sometimes they are built to be very customizable to your needs. That's why each martyr— mockup has its respective Layer Panel in the asset description, so you can see precisely what you will get.

Check out the free selection of mockups to play with and get the idea.

What is a texture?

Similarly to mockups, textures are image files designed to visually complement your artworks and designs, giving them a certain look and feel

They are not restricted to a single application. Files are usually transparent PNG files that can be used in pretty much every image editing application. Even Microsoft PowerPoint is able to handle transparent PNG files.

They don't provide the level of complexity, customization and capabilities of a mockup. The positive trade-off is that textures are much simpler and made for certain use-cases where mockups can't compete technically and aesthetically speaking.

Do mockups work in Adobe Photoshop for iPad?

Honest answer: I don't know.

Adobe Photoshop for iPad is different from Windows and macOS versions. As far as I know, it still lacks many features that are essential for mockups to work. I don't have an iPad to test it. Don't purchase any mockup if you depend on them working on Photoshop for iPad.

If you happen to have tried them and can provide the answer to this question, contact me. I would really appreciate it ♥

How do I handle zip files?

Every asset you download is packaged in a zip file. Zip is an archive file format useful to bundle many files inside one, making it really useful to send things over internet.

It is widely supported by macOS and Windows.

macOS

In Finder, simply double click the zip file and you will get a new folder in the same directory as the zip file, with all the files inside it.

Windows

Windows has a native tool to view zip files in the files explorer. Just double click the zip file and you will see the content. Extract the content of it, and that's it.

You may have 3rd party software to view zip files installed, such as Winrar, Winzip or 7-zip. The procedure is basically the same as described before.

Extra

Who makes the assets?

Me :)

Who made the site?

Me :) I'm Alejandro by the way. Hi! 🤗

Who reads my dm and mails?

Me :)

Tecnhical issues, interesting stuff, or just saying hi: go ahead! Here’s the contact form.

But please stay away if you come with those copy-paste cheap “marketing” pitchs. I have already set up cleaning filters for those.

So, are you doing pretty much everything?

Pretty much, yes. Except accounting. I don’t have the proper legal knowledge to know how to do it and I don’t want to mess that up.

I learn whatever I want as long as I find it useful or fun. For instance, I wanted to make this page because I really wanted to step up martyr—. Then I just learned web dev and make it happen.

That is basically how I approach everything in life.

Can I work with martyr—?

I generally like doing things alone. I love technology and I automate a lot of tasks with software and programming skills. Computers, used wisely, can be a powerful ally.

...but I recognize there are things that clearly have to be crafted by brilliant human hands. Photographing assets, making 3D models, programming (machine learning has a lot of potential btw), designing the covers and images for the assets, ship those visual to social media, etc.

I’m just one small human and I have limited energy. If you think you can make the creative scene a better place and you see martyr— as the medium to do it, talk to me.

I don’t care about pieces of paper hanging on walls. What really matters is that you know how to DO stuff.

What typography is being used here?

The Inter typeface family. Free and open source. I LOVE IT.