1st Customer Site

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Post 3+ Months Ago

I am currently working on my first customer's site; since it is my first one from my business I am not charging as much. I would like to get some feedback on what most of you guys do...here is the questions

Do you give your clients the .psd files in case they want to edit it.
Do you give your clients the .fla files in case they want to edit it.

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Nah I'd hold on to the files so they are forced to use you to edit something, thus you can make a few more bucks.
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I agree, let them ask you for it - don't offer it.
This ties them into you more and think about it, when you have say business cards printed, the printer doesn't offer you his artwork usually, same thing.

Excuse my ignorance but what are PSD files used for?
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Photoshop.
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If they pay for it, I give it to them, otherwise I keep it :)
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b_heyer wrote:
Photoshop.


Yes I know you create PSDs in photo shop but what is their purpose?

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jasper wrote:
b_heyer wrote:
Photoshop.


Yes I know you create PSDs in photo shop but what is their purpose?

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They are just the photoshop file, with all the layers seperated and stuff like that. Having the PSD file with all the layers seperated makes editing much easier then to try and edit compressed *.jpg/*.gif files. So giving the client the PSD files will let them edit whatever it is easier.

I wouldn't give it to them unless they asked for it. I would still keep them and maybe even back them up incases they come back and want little things edited.
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OK thanks
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depends on the project and how the contract is laid out. Most
times, the design and everything that goes into it, are property
of the client when it's complete. I usually burn everything to cd
and ship it to them.

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