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"People rise to the level of their incompetence." :) Should have a contract. Contract should contain penalties for the freelancer if they can not meet any of the terms they agree to. Many projects I've worked on have a blanket contract then a "Scope of Work" contract which details exactly what is to be delivered and any specifications on that delivery. ...


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The only items I move from an old system are: Fonts. Fonts can be costly and are required when called upon by a client to edit a previous piece. Client/Billing app database Email database A notes app and it's database (contains important passwords, registration numbers, etc.) Beyond that, I install the OS fresh. I install all apps fresh and do not move ...


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Everything you listed could be accessed or stored: Workspaces: Go to ~/Library/Preferences/Adobe Software/Version X.0/en_us/Workspaces to find your saved workspace custom fonts: server software exists, such as Universal Type Client, that can be linked to all computers on the network and allows you to turn on and turn off fonts. swatches: save them out and ...


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What most people do in this situation is to provide the developers with a pattern library / design library /style guide. This is what I provide the developers at my company with. Its basically a wiki that shows the developer what they need to build out say the navigation for example. It will provide them with all the information they will need to remake ...


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If you don't like doing it on a layer (which sounds fine to me), print it out and mark it up by hand. Somehow you have to indicate an object or call it by name and write a list of characteristics describing it. Whether you do that in the program or on paper is up to you and your developer.


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Here's something that I've found very useful in the past: http://photoshopetiquette.com/ It doesn't answer every part of your question, but I find that it covers the majority of the issues I commonly encounter when receiving Photoshop files from designers. Things like labeling layers, using layer comps, including fonts, avoiding multiply and other blend ...



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