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Custom Photoshop Background Featured

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Have you been wondering how you can change thedefault background and how to add a custom background.

This tutorial involves hacking the registry, while this hack is safe, you must follow the instructions carefully.
If you are tired or fatiqued at all, then i would not do this, but take a powernap, and then give it a go, since you will need 110 % focus so you don't do anything wrong!

Before we start, you will have to find the file you need to modify/hack and copy it to your desktop, or any other place of your choosing. This is very important, so you can recover/revert back, if something went wrong. The file is located here: C:\Program Files (x86)\Adobe\Adobe Photoshop CS6\"PSArt.dll"

In this tutorial, I will show you how to add a custom background for the start up of Adobe Photoshop. All you need is a program called Restorator to do this modification/hack.

You can download a free 30-day trial, or you can do as i did and buy it, and supporting the company for further development.

Assign new image

Now that you have a copy of the file, make a New Folder on your desktop, or in the location you saved the file, name it "Backup Original" and put the file inside the folder. Now make another copy of the file, and past it on you desktop, this is the file you are going to start to modify/hack, the other file inside the backup folder you just created, it's just to be on the safe side if anything is going wrong somewhere.

Okay, Now you can start up Restorator, and open the file PSArt.dll located here: C:\Program Files (x86)\Adobe\Adobe Photoshop CS6 And choose open.
Inside the left pane you will see a folder structure, double-click the PNGF Folder and navigate down until you find the location called: SPLASHBACKGROUND.PNG Wen you click this location, you will see a preview of the image assigned to the file already. To assign a new image, Right-click the location -> Assign -> Assign To Navigate to the image you want as a background for your start up for Photoshop. And click open, to assign the image to PSArt.dll You will now see a preview of the image on the left side.

If you look 5 lines down you will see another location called: SPLASHEXTENDEDBACKGROUND.PNG If you are using the extended version of Photoshop, you will need to assign the same image in this location too.

Extended Version

Now we need to save the file, click File -> Save As in the menu in Restorator, and be 110% sure the file has the name "PSArt.dll" or the next part will not work.

NOTE, If you are using a 64-bit version of Photoshop, you will need to modify one more file, it is called the same, but the file is located inside another folder: C:\Program Files\Adobe\Adobe Photoshop CS6 (64 Bit)"PSArt.dll"

Okay, that's it, now you can close Restorator, open up Explorer, and navigate to C:\Program Files (x86)\Adobe\Adobe Photoshop CS6\ And locate the file called "PSArt.dll" To replace this file you will need administrator rights, and to be on the safe side, take ownership of the file, with the account you are logged in with. Just right-click the file and choose "Take Ownership", don't have this option in your context menu, don't wurry just have a look here: How to add “Take Ownership” After you have done this, you can just drag and drop the file you have on your desktop, into C:\Program Files (x86)\Adobe\Adobe Photoshop CS6\ and click Move and Replace, on the Windows message that pops up, that's it, now you can open up Photoshop, and you will see the image you just assign on the start up of the program.

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