July 27, 2011

A Little Splash of Change


I was very excited when I first bought Photoshop a few years ago. It opened up a new world for me to be creative in. I quickly came up with various projects to work on in order to familiarize myself with the features of this wonderful piece of software. One idea I had was to create a customized splash screen for P4Eclipse. Although Eclipse already has a pretty cool splash screen - every once in a while it’s just fun to change it up a bit.

Liz's P4Eclipse Splash Screen

After creating the new splash screen, I just needed to:

  1. Rename it to “splash.bmp
  2. Go to $ECLIPSE_HOME/plugins/org.eclipse.platform_$VERSION
  3. Rename the existing “splash.bmp” file to “splash_old.bmp”
  4. Copy my “splash.bmp” file to this directory

Now my new splash screen loads every time I start Eclipse.