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Alias Badges Redux

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By hotiron   |   
Published: March 22, 2010
© 2010 - 2020 hotiron
REDUX: I've overhauled all of these alias icons with a lot of improvements, especially in the smaller sizes, texture, colors and shadows. The colors are now more uniform and softer with a little noise. Sizes 48px, 32px and 16px now have much more refined edges to help them stand out on any folder or background. The glyphs and icon shadows have also been overhauled. After a year of field testing and feedback I am finally happy with these so I am re-releasing them. Also fixed a problem with the links in the download, should be working now. Also add a "locked" badge, CandyBar does not support this one but if you rename the ICNS file to LockedBadgeIcon.icns and then copy it to /System/Library/CoreServices/CoreTypes.bundle/Contents/Resources/ you can get rid of that silly silver lock.

UPDATE: This project is no longer a WIP, now there's a real download to this one (thanks to Georg Rabensteiner for his kind permission for this mod to his work). Included now are Drop, Private, and Read Only badges. The edges are more refined, the shadows are completely redone with the larger versions having much more depth to look like they are actually leaning against the icons behind them, and all the smaller versions are far more articulated now. Enjoy!

I love the idea behind Georg Rabensteiner's sublime alias replacement icons [link] . I have not stuck with them though because I always thought that the larger sizes would work better if only they were like the smaller sizes, more diminutive and less obtrusive. So I made these "tag" style alias icons as just a small rectangle with a single letter on it instead of the whole word "alias". This is what I have come up with, a simple alias replacement that is small and unobtrusive even at the larger 128 and 256 pixel sizes.

All credit to Georg Rabensteiner [link] for such an original idea and inspiring execution. Folder icons in the preview are Voodoo by Monsieur Julien Sagot. Adobe Suite icons in the original preview were based on Morning Pleasure by Noctuline [link] and used Sensei Susumu Yoshida's [link] beautifully rendered coffee cups. Font on the tags is Bully, a bit more modern (originally I think it was a more casual Cooper Black). OS X theme is my Metalik Muku [link] with Inset Dark by theBassment [link] which is another Snow Leopard mod that I highly recommend.
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Jecters's avatar
How many times did you update this? I'm trying to make sure I have to most resent one.
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X10-DeadProfessional Interface Designer
Fantastic got even better. Thx.
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Gor0nProfessional Interface Designer
Refined versions are pretty nice :), good job my friend!

You've been featured on iconpaper :star:
hotiron's avatar
hotironHobbyist Interface Designer
Thanks a ton, you know how much I love making it up there!
MDGraphs's avatar
dAmn thats awesome! I wish i could have it on my windows but..its windows what more could i do to it? =p
JCMSRT8's avatar
Wow, another amazing release! Truly great work! :)
norskinorski's avatar
omg these are just extremely beautiful, i've been searching something just like this for a long time. especially the 32px version is wonderful!
hotiron's avatar
hotironHobbyist Interface Designer
Thanks, there are NOT many alias replacement icons out there, that's for sure. I've been using these for a long time. I see the 16px one most of the time in my Finder list view and the 128px version in Finder's icon view.
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goldfish2008Professional Interface Designer
nice work :)
featured on [link]
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hotironHobbyist Interface Designer
Very cool site, thanks for the link!
treetog's avatar
very nice icon and very well executed, great job! =)
JR007's avatar
top notch release my friend!!!
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Alexander-GGHobbyist Interface Designer
Super! I already have :+fav:-ed it! :D
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balpertProfessional Interface Designer
Suh-weet!
bhabani4u's avatar
Helllo I am a windows user, can you please upload the coffee icons and png files so that windows users can also use it with the docks.
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hotironHobbyist Interface Designer
The coffee cups are NFR, they use Yoshida Susumu's coffee cups [link] and they're based on noctuline's Morning Please that you can download [link] <-- those are much better!
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adni18Hobbyist Digital Artist
Beautiful! :thumbsup:
saliss's avatar
trop sympa !!!!!!! j'aime bcp
hotiron's avatar
hotironHobbyist Interface Designer
Merci beaucoup !
fuchsrot's avatar
Hi,
you allow commercial use?
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