The other day I was working on capturing screenshots for a plugin I’ve been working on and every screenshot I took didn’t include the Mac hand cursor. Now, on most occasions this isn’t an issue, but I needed one of the shots to show drag and drop functionality, meaning that I needed the hand cursor.
Well, after trying out a variety of different screenshot programs, I still wasn’t able to get the desired result. I was able to figure out a way to show the drag and drop functionality, but the hand cursor was still missing. In the end, I determined, that I would just have to recreate it by hand.
By zooming in on the screen (CTRL-Scroll on a Mac) I was able to see the hand cursor up close, although it was a bit fuzzy. From there I could then build the hand in Photoshop pixel by pixel. With much zooming in, remembering, and then zooming out and moving into photoshop, I was able to build it.
Because it was a tedious task, I’ve decided that if anyone else ever needs this cursor, I’ve made it available for download.
Download the PSD Mac Hand Cursor Inside the zip file is the cursor in PSD, PNG, and GIF formats.