Illustrator Easter Eggs

Hidden Fun Facts - 7.1/10 with 254 votes
1.Open Adobe Illustrator 5.0+
2.At the bottom of the window, there is a current toolbox box
3.that shows the current tool. You can select other things from this menu by choosing
4.with the pointer. But if you hold down the option key
5.while choosing... more
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Swatch Libraries - 7.1/10 with 57 votes
Go to Windows->Swatch Libraries->Other Library... and open up the program executable, and then view the resulting (interesting) swatch library in
list view, you'll get a complete list of all Illustrator code names.

Paul Asente

(from alt.graphics.illustrator)
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Ask the Symbol Palette - 7.1/10 with 131 votes
1. Open the Symbols palette, and set the palette to display in either Small List View or Large List View, so that you can see the symbol names.

2. Open or create any document

3. Select any symbol in the palette, and double-click on it to rename... more
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Old Illustrator Image - 7.0/10 with 8 votes
In Adobe Illustrator 11, when you hold down ctrl-alt and goto the help menu and select About Illustrator (For me, I had to drag down to About Illustrator as the menu disappears when you are holding ctrl-alt), the flowers change to the old Illustrator... more
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pic Birthday Cake Brush - 6.7/10 with 65 votes
In the Brush palette, click the "new brush" button. Select "Calligraphic" and give it angle 5, roundness 26, and diameter 56. Instead of the normal pictures of the brush, it will draw birthday cakes. Set the sliders on the right to "random" and move... more
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pic Funky Venus Picture (v9.0.2) - 5.7/10 with 35 votes
Hold down the Option Key and go to the apple, click on about Adobe Illustrator 9.0, and you will get the Funky Venus Picture
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Very Old Version? - 5.7/10 with 16 votes
When you're in Illustrator, do the following:
With the Option-key pressed down, go to the Illustrator menu, and then to About Illustrator.

Select that menu-option and see the startup/about screen of Illustrator version 1.1

That'll be it

Pixel Show - 4.2/10 with 36 votes
1.Hold down the option key.
2.Go to the about box.
3.Click the Adobe logo.
4.Then sit back and enjoy the show!
5.I can only get it to do this on the first try.
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Anagram Credits - 3.8/10 with 11 votes
1.CTRL+ALT+Left click on the Venus picture on the top of the toolbar.
2.The credit screen comes up, but all the developer's names have been anagramed!
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