As I mentioned earlier for the Cinema Display HD icon, I'm designing another icon for my Macbook Pro, for the graphic design website I'm currently constructing. Since I was designing this icon...ON my Macbook Pro, the details were meticulously drawn because I could directly look at the real life counterpart during the design work. During the actual design process, the resolution of the icon that I was working on was 1024 x 1024, and so when I lowered it down to 512, some of the really minor details like the spring clips inside the top latch became barely visible, but I guess it's a tradeoff.
The icon itself was designed in Photoshop CS3, but the preview (which I really wanted to give kind of a "stormy, mean, and dark" look) was done inside Lightroom 2.0.
Included in this package is a MacBook Pro 15" model icon. The following formats are provided for each icon:
ICNS - Macintosh Icon File
ICN - Macintosh Fork File
ICO - for Windows XP/Vista usage
iContainer - for use with Candybar
There is also a customizable version provided (in PSD format), so you can change/add the wallpaper or desktop screenshot of your choice to the scree. I also created, for ease of use, the exact area where the desktop screenshot should go as a layer mask, so to activate it do these steps:
Place your desktop screenshot or a wallpaper, and if it doesn't fit properly, go to menubar (OS X), or File (Windows) > Select > Load Selection. From the drop down menu, select "Screen Cut", and hit ok, and this will make an automatic selection around the area where the desktop goes. Then just hit delete on the keyboard, and it will delete the excess area on the desktop. Enjoy!