Taking a break from our studies, i decided to customize my Macbook Pro. Yeah, sounds quite silly, but most screenwriters use a Mac and we’ll all give you the same reason: Final Draft. You can still write your scripts in other programs, like Celtx, which is quite great, but FD is the standard so you better get used to it.
After a long crusade to customize my dock and the icons on it, i decided to set all my applications to flurry icons, square formats. The problem is that i couldn’t find an icon for Final Draft. See, it might sound stupid, but i like to see my workplace pretty, so i decided to create a flurry icon for Final Draft.
UPDATE: Now you can download it in a proper icon format, which makes it look great and quite impressive, i must say. The installation stills the same, but now it work even without candies.
For this post i decided to share it, because i certainly believe this is an annoyance for many others.
The quality is awful, i must admit, is not a dynamic, vectorized icon, but i’m not a designer either, so we’re even.
If you’re using Lion as i do, just click in this image at the left and save the
larger version in your Mac. Go to the folder you just saved it and copy it
(Command + C). Go to Applications, right click at Final Draft and go at Get Info. Can you see that tiny icon in the upper-left corner of the info window which just popped up? Click on it. The icon will highlight. Press Command + V and you’ll see your brand-new icon there. Close the Info window. If you have Final Draft opened, just restart it and your icon will be there :)
In case it doesn’t work and you get an ugly PNG file as icon, well, it happens s
ometimes and i don’t know how to solve it the hard way, i got CandyBar before all this and whenever i had this problem switching icons directly, the program would make it work.
My desktop ended up looking quitee good, don’t you think? Click in the right to check it out.
Come back tomorrow for the procedure of our article series.
UPDATE: If you want a minimalistic icon for Final Draft, yes, i’ve made one too, check it out.