Thursday, 26 September 2013

Change Splash Background of photoshop

How to change Photoshop Splash Background

Hello Friends!
In my previous article I showed you How to change Calc.exe menu items using Resource Hacker. Now in this Article I'm going to show you How to change Photoshop Splash Background using Resource Hacker. If you don't have this awesome tool then you can download it from the following link.

Getting Started

First thing you need is Resource Hacker which I think you have downloaded from the above link. Now the second thing you need is Photoshop (I think you have it otherwise you wouldn't come here). In this tutorial we are using Photoshop CS4 but you can use another versions too.


Now that you've downloaded and Installed Resource Hacker let's move to interesting part.
Step 1:
Go to the directory where you've installed photoshop. Generally it can be found in C:\Program Files\Adobe\Photoshop CS4. Find the file PSArt.dll and first backup this file.
Step 2:
Now Open Resource Hacker. Then from the File menu click Open and browse to the file PSArt.dll or you can drag and drop PSArt.dll to the Resource Hacker's Window.

Step 3:
Now Double Click on PNGF folder and search for "SPLASHARTBACKGROUND.PNG"if you're using CS4 or "SPLASHARTFEATHER.PNG" if you are using CS2, and double click on it. Now you will see something like 1033, click on it. Now you will get the splash background (see screenshot below).

Step 4:
Now go to Action from the menu bar and "save resource as binary file" and name it as something.png.
Step 5:
Edit the file (using photoshop or any other photo editing tool) you just saved to whatever you want. Have a look at my Splash screen background image.

Step 6:
Now go back to Resource Hacker and goto SPLASHARTBACKGROUND.PNG and right click on 1033 and click on Replace Resource a new window will pop up, just locate the edited png file and in the boxes below type the following:
Resource Type: PNGF
Resource Lnaguage: 1033

Click on "Replace" button and Save the dll file.


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