Sweetness in Blue Folders

by Brook GerardWednesday October 28th, 2009
Posted in Icons

Sweetness in Blue was originally created for Leopard and seems to be compatible with Snow Leopard as well.  I created this as I dislike the Apple folder set.  Although on the really small size their is clearer than mine as I didn’t make a special small size.

Modelled and rendered in Maya Using image and vector data from Photoshop.

Enjoy.

Sweetness in Blue Folders

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Installation:
Note: These descriptions and file names are all related to Snow Leopard (tested with 10.5.6.1).  This installation requires you to enter some of the system directories and change out files.  This process includes the use of an Administration Password and Alteration of Permissions.  If you don’t know what to do with the information bellow I suggest that you learn more before proceeding!  Follow these instructions at your own risk.  Backup before you perform this and I recommend that you make localised backups of the files you are replacing so you can change them back later if you wish or need to.

Part 1 – Finder:

  1. Go to the following directory:
    /System/Library/CoreServices/Finder.app/Contents/Resources
  2. You will have to change the permissions of that directory.  (I recommend you add your own user and switch it to “Read & Write”.)
  3. I like to do a local back-up of the files I’m altering by selecting them and using the contextual menu to ZIP them.  Name the archive with something like “BACKUP”.
  4. Copy the Two YELLOW files into that directory.
  5. I recommend you remove your “User Name” form the Sharing & Permissions section before moving on.

Part 2 – CoreTypes

  1. Go to the following directory:
    /System/Library/CoreServices/CoreTypes.bundle/Contents/Resources
  2. You will have to change the permissions of that directory.  (I recommend you add your own user and switch it to “Read & Write”.)
  3. I like to do a local back-up of the files I’m altering by selecting them and using the contextual menu to ZIP them.  Name the archive with something like “BACKUP”.
  4. Copy the Twenty BLUE files into that directory.
  5. I recommend you remove your “User Name” form the Sharing & Permissions section before moving on.

Note: I haven’t created a folder for “ServerApplicationsFolderIcon”.  Presumably because it wasn’t available at the time I created this set.  Either way I haven’t got around to it.  If you want it just get in touch with me via Rampant Mac web site and I’ll get onto it.

Be careful!  Cheers.

Crystal Wydgets

by Scott ChitwoodTuesday March 25th, 2003
Posted in Icons

This here globular set of icons have been hand-crafted and polished for optimal performance with Mac OS X. Can they be used in Mac OS Classic 8.5-9.x you ask? Why, soitanley! What about Windows? No way, dude! All icons were created natively in Bryce 4 and then imported into Photoshop 6 to be tweaked just so.

Crystal Wydgets

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Apple Bytes

by Scott ChitwoodTuesday February 19th, 2002
Posted in Icons

This little set of four icons was originally intended to be part of my pixelpalooza entry for 2002. I thought that by eliminating the bite and adding a stem might help me squeeze by the rules against using copyrighted logos, then my conscience got the better of me and they wound up by themselves in a lonely little folder that was just begging to be shared.

Apple Bytes

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R1E: Rampant 1 Elements

by Scott ChitwoodSunday February 17th, 2002
Posted in Icons

Playing around enough with any graphics app ultimately results in something cool and original looking. This set of icons was fun and quite challenging at the same time; each icon being comprised of several elements that work really well together. As far as my icon creations go, these probably represent my most original and creative theme. All icons were built natively in Photoshop with most of the effects and patterns applied using layer styles.

R1E: Rampant 1 Elements

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