I’ve done Google Image searches numerous times for hand and arrow cursor icons (and I haven’t ever saved them permanently to my ‘design_resources’ folder years ago when I should have).
Sometimes it’s easier to just do certain things yourself. So I’ve rolled my own icons.
You can download them here:
cursors_arrow_and_hand.psd.zip (all 3 icons on separate layers, PS CS3)
It’s not rocket science to make these icons, but if I’m helping just one frustrated web designer out there, this post was worth it.
*a little trivia for ya, or maybe not – OS X has a black arrow cursor, and Windows has a white arrow cursor. The hand, or link rollover icon above, is an OS X version. My friend and I refer to it as the ‘Mickey Mouse glove’. UPDATE 31.08.2009 – due to the popularity of this post over the last year, I’ve created a new set of hand cursor icon alternates you can grab here.