How to change the splash screen for Adobe Photoshop on Mac
This is a follow-up to my previous tutorial:
How to change the splash screen for Adobe Illustrator on Mac
Changing the splash screen in Adobe Photoshop on Mac isn’t quite simple, but is certainly worth it. Unlike Illustrator, Photoshop stores its splash screen files in a package file that cannot be edited directly. The following article is a step-by-step tutorial on how to uncompress this package file, modify it and then recompile it.
Step 1: Download Wineskin
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Step 2: Download PSCCIcon
Step 3: Create the wrapper app
- Click on the
+icon to install a new engine. Install the latest.
- Once that is done click on the button
Updateto install the wrapper.
- Now click on the
Create New Blank Wrapperbutton and type a name for the app and click
- Once it is done select
Show Wrapper in Finderand move the .app file to your desktop.
Step 4: Copy PSCCIcon to the wrapper
- Extract the
PSCCIcon.zipfile. You'll get a
PSCCIconfolder with some files in it.
- Now open the app you’ve just moved to the desktop and click on the
- Click on
Move a Folder Insideand select the
PSCCIconfolder and click
- On the
Choose Executablewindow select
Step 5: Configuring the wrapper app
Advance check the box
Step 6: Copy IconResources.idx, PSIconsHighRes.dat and PSIconsLowRes.dat to your Desktop
Go to your app folder and right-click the Adobe Photoshop CC executable and select “Show Package Contents”.
Then, navigate to
Contents/Resources and copy these files to your Desktop:
Step 7: Extract the files from the package
With all the appropriate files on your Desktop, open your wrapper, press “e” and then “enter”.
This will extract all of Photoshop’s assets in a “Work” folder.
Step 8: Replace the Splash1080Background_s0.png files in both folders
This is where your creativity comes in. Replace both “Splash1080Background_s0.png” files in both the “Low” and “High” folders with your desired splash screen. Use these resolutions for best results:
High — Splash1080Background_s0.png: 1640x1000 px
Low — Splash1080Background_s0.png: 820x500 px
Step 9: Bundle up kids!
Last step; re-open your wrapper and press the “p” key and then hit “enter”. This will bundle all your files in new packages:
You can then replace the original packages with your new ones in the Adobe Photoshop CC folder.
Thanks for reading!
Want to do this for Adobe Illustrator? Be sure to read my tutorial: