It's a tradition in Macintosh software to include Easter Eggsthose wacky little undocumented, nonutilitarian features that serve only to amuse the programmer and (they hope) the
There are (at least) three Easter Eggs in Photoshoptwo hidden screens and one quote list.
A tradition even more venerable than Easter Eggs is code
If you watch either the standard About Photoshop screen or the Space Monkey splash screen, you'll notice that the credits at the bottom of the screen start to scroll by, thanking everyone and their dog for participating in the development process. Don't get impatientthe last person on the list is someone special. (Actually, if you are the impatient type, hold down the Option or Alt key once the credits start rolling; see Figure 2-36)
Figure 2-36. Adobe Transient Witticisms
The now-legendary Adobe Transient Witticisms
Finally (at least, this is the last one we know about), there's a little hidden dialog box nestled away. When you hold down the Option key while selecting Palette Options from the
The World of Photoshop
If our publisher weren't screaming bloody murder to get this book to the printer, we'd still be writing tips. But instead of waiting until the
3. Image Essentials: It's All Zeros and Ones
Computers know nothing about images, or tone,
Fortunately, you don't have to learn hexadecimal or binary math to use Photoshopwe're living math-challenged proof of thatbut if you want to put Photoshop under your control, rather than flailing around and occasionally getting good results by happy
We'll keep it simple and equation-free (the computer does the math for you), but unless you like heavily pixellated output and wildly unpredictable color shifts, you really want to understand the essential lessons about images that we lay out in this chapter.