Freeware icons, wallpapers and lots more tastiness. By grabbing any, you agree to not redistribute without permission and to never use in commercial work.
© Rick Patrick '03 to 09.
Etched is my first stock icon collection available, made up of over one-hundred and eighty 32x32 glyphs in five styles. Made to look fantastic in your application's buttons. It's also my first collaboration with a reseller. Be sure to check it out. Etched is available from $75.
Keep your eyes peeled for Etched getting it's own promotional page with more information here on the 'Soap.
Rebound is a fun little time-waster app and also my first hired work available at the App store. Bridger was great fun to work with. Be sure to check out his blog for information on how the app was brought to life.
I don't think there's any current up-to-date templates for themers to base sizes and shapes off of, so I decided to do one. This is only the first version and I'm hoping to add to it with popular applications and jazz. Currently it covers the menubar, a menu, the Finder and the Finder preferences window. Should be a decent start to get a good idea for how your theme will actual feel in use.
I've recreated nearly everything as editable elements - not just system resources thrown together. So should save you some time with the symbol and element shapes.
One note for Photoshop users: It'll ask to tweak fonts for vector output, just hit no. It was my fiddling around to get the fonts better looking.
In an effort to keep some sort of schedule I've decided to aim for a piece of freeware every friday. Dubbed the "Thank Fuck It's Friday" release. They'll be separate from regular entries, as you can see, and will just be a preview to a universal zip. So I won't be cheaping out on the words. Today's is an iMac icon I've had kicking around for a while and was mostly for myself. Nothing too extravagant, next week's is probably either going to be a Firefox or iPhoto icon, depending on which I decide to work on.
Going to try and get the back-date of stuff updated, re-zipped and moved this weekend. Forward apologizes if it spams the RSS - let's hope it doesn't.
Taking a trip back to the past, I remember one of the first popular releases of mine -- five years ago! -- was the "A.B.S.T." series of wallpapers. They weren't very technical or hard to make (they lagged my 400Mhz Pentium II to hell though), but some folks enjoyed them. By the time I was finished there were over one hundred and ten wallpapers in the series. The progression from abstract and blurry to funky psychedelic was evident.
Abstii was a thought to go back and revisit older ideas, but in a better way. Almost by mistake I was playing around in Quartz Composer and just thought "That looks pretty neat". My favourite of the pair is the gloomily named 'Dead Souls', pictured above in the preview. With almost lava-lamp like black liquid floating upwards. Thanks to the #TUMT folks for bugging me in to creating a slower, different version that turned out to be much better.
Last up, I've not forgotten about things. I'm still plodding along with the Leon HDD2 set as well as some other icons I'm finishing off. Hope everyone has a fun geeky day with Apple's World Wide Developers Conference (WWDC08) - I'm trying to resist the urge to do my Apple event ritual of lurking on MacRumor's live IRC feed and instead just watch the keynote when it's put up.