Photoshop Easter Egg - Photoshop 6.0 Cat!

1. Open PhotoShop 6
2. hold down CTRL-ALT
3. go to Help > About PhotoShop...
4. see the cat (Venus in Furs)

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Contributed By: Anonymous on 10-17-2000
Reviewed By: Webmaster
Special Requirements: Windows, PhotoShop 6
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Bugavelyan writes:
For those of you who haven't seen this hidden splash screen, a screenshot of it can be found at http://www.bugavelyan.com/ps6.jpg
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lokki writes:
Trivia; Venus in Furs was the code name for Photoshop 6.0 Beta, and the cat was the splash screen just prior to final release =)
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bigdaddyram writes:
Maybe this will help those of you having trouble. I found that I can't click on a menu when the ALT key is pressed. To get the easter egg to work. Press and hold CTRL then select About Photoshop from the Help menu but DON'T release the mouse button yet. Press and hold the ALT key now and then release the mouse button. Wala!
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As I watched the credits scroll by, not only was I touched by the mention of their passed pets, I was touched by the final thank you. Check it out.
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weasel writes:
just wondering, what is that cat doing with it's left hand?
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Nathan writes:
That's great. It even works by holding command+alt on a Macintosh
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About the meaning of Venus in Furs- Venus In Furs was a book written by the author Sacher Masoch in the 1800's. He was a masochist(perhaps the first, or at least the first well known masochist), meaning, he derived sexual pleasure from being humilitated and whiped, specifically, by women wearing fur coats. The cat has a whip, high and black shiny leather boots, and black arm things which a dominatrix(a woman that beats the masochist) usually wears nowadays.
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twistah writes:
This egg does the reverse in PhotoShop 6.0 BETA. The splash and about screens in BETA show "Venus in Furs" by default, so the easter egg instead displays the regular PhotoShop screen! :)
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CyberPet writes:
If you wait until all credits has scrolled by, you'll see a special thanks to YOU (if you've paid and registered that is). The option-key (or alt-key on PC's) speeds up the scroll. To see the programmer teams bad jokes, just wait until all the credits has scrolled by once, then hit the apple-key (or ctrl-key for PC's) in either the eye or the cat's face if you have a PC or just below the picture if you have a Mac. Silly really, but amusing.
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IntegraG4 writes:
don't forget to wait for the entire cast and crew names to scroll through, when it's done, option click just under the left side of the "cat in furs" screen in the blank area, above the team member names. You'll get a new set of "sayings" from the photoshop team.
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Ric McMillan writes:
Does anyone have a screen shot of the cat they can send me? I want to print it in our computer magazine WE Compute (circulation 150,000), with full credit for the trick to The Easter Egg Archive (eeggs.com) and the sender, of course. Send it to my email address as an attachment. Note: This was posted on 1/4/01
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Deathray writes:
Just so you know, I don't think it works in 6.0.1. That is unless I wasn't doing it right. I just get the normal about box.
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Billy writes:
It certainly does work in Photoshop 6.0.1 on Windows. Keep trying!!!
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Venus In Furs may have been the name of the cat in this egg and the name of Photoshop 6.0 Beta, but it was also a song off "The Velvet Underground and Nico"
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jorowi writes:
Holding the key while the credits roll will make them advance REALLY fast in the Windows version.
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Husky writes:
The cat is also viewable in the new easter egg screen in Photoshop CS3 ('Red Pill').
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Sportymonk writes:
I am on a new iMac and can't get it to work. I open PS6 Beta. press command alt and click on About Photoshop and I see the credits scroll buy but thats it. What am I doing wrong?
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Soulmage writes:
HaHa - The cat was the first thing I looked for when I installed the new Photoshop, and I must say, they really out did them selfs this time. I couldn't help but laugh my a** off when I saw that. Keep em' comin' guys
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