Finder icon replacement without any programs on Mac

There are few programs to change your icons easily with a few clicks, but as i think people do not change their icons everyday it’s kind of a useless thing to give money for such things. Either way you can do it to yourself. I cannot take any responsibility for the damage may caused to your computer, but this works for me.

As we know changing icons for simple programs, like Safari, iTunes, Mail etc., it’s just an easy Get Info → Copy & Paste thing. But the changing of our Finder icon pretends to be a headache. So let’s see how it works! 

  1. First, you’ll need your desired replacement icon in a .png & .icns format. If you haven’t got any idea how could you get these file formats, please use this website, easy as pie to convert! 
  2. Go to your Mac’s Library, like System → Library → CoreServices → Finder.app and Right-click “Show Package Content” 
    Kép
  3. In this folder go to Contents → Resources → Finder.icns and replace it with your desired icon’s .icns formatted icon with the exact same name like “Finder.icns” (maybe administrator’s permission needed). PLEASE RESTORE the original Finder.icns somewhere on your Mac. 
    Kép
  4. Okay, we’re almost cool now. Go to System → Library → CoreServices → Dock.app and Right-click “Show Package Content”, then go to Contents → Resources again. Here you’ll find the “finder.png” image, PLEASE RESTORE FIRST, then replace it with your icon’s .png formatted picture.
  5. The next step is a really important step. You have to delete your dock & finder “history”, unless your old Finder icon will be shown.. BUT this may cause that you have to set up your Dock and Finder’s view options – but it’s not really a hard thing to do. So, go to Users → You → Library → Preferences and find “com.apple.dock.plist” and “com.apple.finder.plist” files. PLEASE RESTORE them, then delete.
  6. Now, you’re done – Do a restart and voilá! But don’t forget you have to rearrange and redo your Dock and Finder settings!
  7. If you’ve found this post a help to yourself, please share!

Splash Crown (tutorial)


(better on Flickr)

It’s not that difficult to do an image like this, just follow the description:
I placed a transparent tank with a blue paper under it. I got my camera with the flash (Canon Speedlite 550EX). I grabbed a pipette and did the drops falling… just slowly, one drop – because in that case there are no waves! So yeah, the color is natural….. no Photoshop!! =D

Another splash with this technique

Portrait of my brother with ringlight (tutorial)

img_7069_1.jpg
(better on Flickr)
So here’s my first ringlight shot…. I did it myself, i mean the ringlight!

Here’s some pictures how to do a ringlight at home! (this is not mine)

Just few tips, how can you make this ringlight better (not on the image):
– try to create it that you don’t have to use manual mode on the flash and don’t have to use some wireless connection between the camera and the flash. you can see a picture of what i’m talking about…
– take a white paper on the front of the ringflash, because the light is very strong and your model will be blind… :D

So give it a try my friend! It’s free! :)
Good luck!

Double Splash (strobist macro)

img_7347_1.jpg
(better on Flickr)

This was taken today. Placed in a transparent tank and there was a red paper under it. I got my camera with the flash (Canon Speedlite 550EX) on it. I grabbed a pipette and did the drops falling… And God knows how can it be, but I got two splashes at the same time!! So yeah, the color is natural….. no Photoshop!!

Clone Yourself! – Multiplicity image (tutorial) – UPDATED

img_6065_1.jpg
(better on Flickr)

How to do an image like this??
It’s very simple my friend! :)
First you have to use a tripod, without this you can’t do it… Then you do as much poses as you want, but you have to do an image of the place where you will act. After you got the right poses put them into Photoshop. I suggest you to cut the character that is most in the background with Pen or Magnetic Lasso tool. Then cut it and paste it into the original image (there is nobody on it). Then do this with the others also. At the end you can use Blur tool to blur the edges a little bit. And BUMM it’s finished!!

OR

You could use the “Clone Stamp” tool and carefully copy the characters from the different pics to the “original” image! Then you won’t get sharp edges! See this below!

i'm alive