Yosemite System Folder Icons Are Atrocious

Discussion in 'OS X Yosemite (10.10)' started by Jess13, Oct 18, 2014.

  1. Jess13, Oct 18, 2014
    Last edited: Oct 19, 2014

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    I want to use Apple OS X system folder glyphs on the Flader gradient icons. I have been searching and searching but haven't been able to find a set of official Apple glyphs used on Apple OS X system folders.

    I have used Macs regularly since early 2003 when I bought the first flat screen 17" iMac. I still have it, I also own a 2012 MacBook Pro and an iPhone 5. In my opinion, Yosemite folder icons are arguably the worst OS X icons Apple has ever created, definitely worst in the past 5 years without question.

    Image from 2013
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    I have regularly customized my Macs with all different types of icons, including the system folders. I have many collections of great icons. Wanting to start brand new fresh with Yosemite, I haven't been wanting to use any of my previously favorite folder icons from the past.

    I recently downloaded the Flader icon sets and customized in Pixelmator, adding simple gradient(s) that matches MacBook Pro aluminum and black, also somewhat matching dark and light mode colors.

    Flader
    http://scafer31000.deviantart.com/art/Flader-2-PSD-Mega-Pack-icon-folder-file-470851044
    http://scafer31000.deviantart.com/art/Flader-Flat-folder-Yosemite-Style-469672002

    Gradients
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    While the Flader icon style/shape is simple and great design - and great that it has layers and is easily editable - I quite dislike most of the custom glyphs included in those and related sets. This brings me to my point.

    Are the official Apple OS X system folder glyphs available, and if so, from where? Help!

    I also haven't found any other non-official suitable glyphs, although I have found tons of nice glyph collections, but all are flawed in some way: missing certain glyphs, non-uniformity in design throughout collection, etc.
     
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    Can't you just take a screenshot of the 512X512 System Icons, isolate the glyphs in Photoshop, and paste em on top of a suitable generic folder?
    That's what I'd do if I cared enough.
     

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