Change CC Splash Screen
For most Adobe CC apps the splash screen can be changed by editing the proper .jpg that resides inside the
Resources folder of the app. For instance to edit Illustrator's splash the.jpg path is:
Search for "splash" inside this
Resources folder. There are some .jpg with file name "...splash...". What image the app will show on the splash depends on screen resolution, licensing status, etc. But you can
quickview the.jpg's to find the one that your Adobe app displays, then edit that one. Piece of cake!
Photoshop is a different story, a
windoze tool called PSCCIcon is needed to change the splash. That's because the splash for Photoshop is packed.
So you need to extract the contents of this file, edit the .jpg, repack it and then overwrite the original. Sounds complicated but is not.
Requirements for OS X (downloads)
Because this is a windoze tool the easiest way to run this .exe on the Mac is by using
Wineskin which is a
Also we'll need the tool itself. Actually 3 versions of the same tool, for different Creative Cloud versions.
Create the Wrapper Wine App
Open Wineskin and do this:
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 to your desktop.
5. You can close Wineskin now.
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
Configuring the Wrapper App
You can add a final touch by selecting an icon file to this app. Fortunately I made one available here: psicon.icns
Advancecheck the box
Now click on
Browseand select the icns icon for the app.
3. Close the configuration window.
The Final App
Extracting and Packing IDX/DAT Files
Open the app now, it will show a DOS menu with the options. I've put all three PSCCIcon executables inside. So this will work on all CC versions.
But first things first, go to the folder where Photoshop is located, right click it and select
Show Package Contents open the Contents folder then the Resources folder. The path then is:
Find the following file and copy them to your Desktop:
Use the on screen menu to extract/pack the files. Read the help if you need further information.