Hello! MacBook Pro

by Scott Chitwood • Saturday November 8th, 2008
Posted in More Than Words

Just wanted to share a screenshot from the new Mac that arrived at the Chitwood homestead. Model is MacBook Pro 2.4 GHz Core 2 Duo, that makes it the previous generation, not the nifty new unibody MBP. But all things considered, pretty darm impressed with it so far!

MacBook Pro Screenshot 11-08-2008



8 Comments

  1. Don Larson
         November 8, 2008

    Hi Scott,

    I’m sure you will be very happy with it. Your next art creation will be created faster with it too!

    Don

  2. ralf
         November 8, 2008

    Congrats. Although it’s almost exactly the same as mine (mine is 2.2 GHz), yours look somehow…better. The background is marvelous, is that one of your own?? But what did you do to get the icons to look that way???

  3. Scott Chitwood
         November 8, 2008

    @ Don » Quite happy indeed — Leopard is a nice upgrade over Tiger, the UI feels so much cleaner, very nice all around! Oxidizer renders should go much quicker for me, if I’m lucky that’ll help me knock out keepers a little more often.

    @ ralf » Not one of my desktops, it must have come from deviant art — that’s a guess, the file doesn’t contain the name, just the dimensions as the title.

    System icons were changed/applied with LiteIcon. Candybar is another app that’ll do the same thing, and a lot more too.

    App icons were changed via copy and paste. I recommend using the Finder Inspector window for that job; access it via Command-Option-i key combo. The inspector changes dynamically as you select different items in the Finder. Highlight the icon you want to us from within the inspector window, hit “Copy” and then do the same thing for the icon you want to “Paste” over. You can undo the custom icon anytime by using the “Cut” command, so you never loose the defaults.

    Most of the app icons I use were collected years ago and don’t have 512×512 resources. The system icons (other than Finder, Home, and Trash) are from a set called Blend by Laurent Baumann.

  4. Antonio Sanchez
         November 11, 2008

    Love that wallpaper, cant seem to find it anywhere. Any chance you can share it?

  5. Scott Chitwood
         November 11, 2008

    I can share via email Antonio, just toss me a note. Size is 1680×1050.

  6. ralf
         November 11, 2008

    I want it too!

    (I was browsing through hundreds of pages on deviantart looking for chameleons…)

  7. Don Larson
         November 11, 2008

    Ralf,

    Maybe you saw a few and they were too perfectly blended into the background?

    Don

  8. Greg
         November 14, 2008

    I was just wondering if you could email me that chameleon wallpaper.
    Also, great job on all the wallpapers you’ve made on this site, they’re incredible.

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