I unfortunately hired someone who I thought was a fantastic, dependable designer. They created a very complex, extremely well put together landing page for me. They then sent me a jpg version of the landing page to review and suggest changes. Unfortunately for reasons unknown they have gone no contact for three weeks now and I am left with an incredible mockup but no PSD file. What is my best option to take this jpg and turn it into a PSD file or website? It does need some small tweaks but is pretty close to finished. Any ideas would be very much appreciated.

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    At the risk of muddying the water; if the designer disappeared, have you paid them for the mockup you've received? If not you should be very clear over whether usage rights have actually been transferred over to you. – Dre Feb 11 '16 at 14:50

I would suggest you leave the mockup as-is and find a web developer to turn the mockup into a functioning website. There isn't much need for you to turn an almost completed design back into a Photoshop editable file if you're just trying to make a few tweaks. A mockup is not a completed project, you use this as a reference to gauge the overall design. So if a working website is the end result, then I would focus on that.

  • I also echo Andrew's advice. A competent front-end developer can use the JPEG to build out your site. The only reason to "need" a PSD is if there are complex graphic elements that need to be generated. And even there, a competent front-end developer should be able to recreate or generate such graphics. – bemdesign Feb 11 '16 at 12:20

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