You know what an Easter Egg is, right? Do you know what software Easter Eggs are? For those who don’t know, they are little jokes and treasures left by software developers in software for us to find and enjoy. Here are three for Photoshop CS2/CS3:
- First Easter Egg
Click (and hold) your left mouse button on the Help menu; when the menu opens, hold Ctrl and Alt key and without releasing the mouse hold slide the cursor to About Photoshop. Then let go of everything. What do you see? (Click here if you can’t see it!)
- Second Easter Egg
Go to Window-Layers to open the Layers palette then left click and hold on the small triangle on the right of layer menu. When the menu pops to the side, hold down the Alt key and slide your cursor to Pallete options…
(Can’t see it? Click here!)
- Third Easter Egg
This is the coolest but the hardest to do:
Create a new document – any size
Select your type tool (Type the letter “t” or select if from the menu)
Turn on the Character/paragraph box by clicking the toggle at the far right – it looks like this:
In the font pull-down menu, start typing “Arial” and then keep typing “francis” Don’t stop – type the whole word. You will not see anything past the “l” (won’t see “francis”) and you may here error beeps if you have your sound turned up. Ignore it. The cool part is coming!
Turn off the character/paragraph box by clicking the toggle again.
And you get Francis! (Can’t see Francis – click here!)
I couldn’t find any Photoshop Elements Easter Eggs – does anybody know of any? We’ll have Paint Shop Pro Easter Eggs in an up-coming post!
Leave us a comment if you enjoyed these, know of any others, or can’t figure out how to do it!
Till next week – Be an Easter Bunny