How to work with custom icons in Mac OS-X?

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Mac OSX is considered to be one of the most advanced OS that has been released. Now the Mac users are increasingly thinking of working with the custom icons in their respective Mac OSX.

How to work with custom icons in Mac OS-X?

Now let’s take a closer look on the steps that the users will have to follow.

  • Users will have to first open a copy of the Adobe Photoshop


  • Then the users will have to create a new rgb file


  • Make sure that the RGB file must have a size specification of 128 x128 pixels with 72 ppi resolution


  • The RGB file should have a transparent background


  • Preset should be selected as ‘Custom’


  • Users can give a name of their choice in the ‘Name’ column


  • The pixel aspect ratio should be given as ‘Square Pixels’

How to work with custom icons in Mac OS-X?

  • Finally click on OK


  • Now the users can design their own icon at the same time ensuring that the styles are not clipped of the edges


  • Then the users will have to save the image file by

    • Go to File


    • Select ‘Save for web and devices’


    • The following dialogue box will be opened


      • Users will then have to save the image in their desired location


      • Users will now have to move on towards iConvert


      • iConvert is used for uploading and converting the image to the correct format that is required for the users operating system


      • Users can opt for Mac OSX, Windows as well as Linux output, since the topic deals with custom icons for Mac OSX, it is advisable to select Mac OSX


      • Users will be provided with two output types for Mac OSX namely ‘.icns’ as well as ‘.hqx’


      • Download the file in the converted format


      • Users will then have to double click on to the image of the file inorder to unarchive the graphic icon that was created by the user


      • Move the unarchived icon on to the users desktop


      • Select the folder that the user wishes to apply the Graphic icon


      • Press Control and select the folder that the user need to change and then click on ‘Get Info’ from the drop down menu


      • Users will just have to drag and drop the graphic towards the folder icon on the top left side of the pane


How to work with custom icons in Mac OS-X?

      • The process is done


      • Users will have to close the folders and then reopen it inorder to see the changes and once it is applied to any app, users will have to restart their Apple Mac inorder to view the changes that took place in the users menu bar


This is how the users can work with the custom icons in Mac OSX.

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