While you might not see it in the regular Photoshop CS3/CS3 Extended splash screen, the Photoshop engineers have paid tribute to Bruce Fraser and his contributions to Photoshop over the years.
This is the special “ALT Splash Screen” for Photoshop CS3 showing the Red Pill splash screen. While it may look “normal”, hidden in the splash screen is an image of Bruce. The only way to see the image is to do a screen shot of the alt splash screen and apply a levels command to the image.
Take the screen shot image of the Red Pill splash screen and apply a Levels command where you move the Input Black Point all the way to the right as shown above.When you do that, an image of Bruce will appear…
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The image of Bruce was a portrait I did of him at my studio when the crew was in town for the Epson Print Academy here in Chicago last year. You can see the original shot in this PSN Story (scroll to the bottom of the page).
The Photoshop CS3 dedication is in the extended credits.
The Easter Egg was done by Photoshop Q&E engineer Jeff Tranberry. It’s a fitting tribute to Bruce who gave a lot to Photoshop and Bruce’s friends are grateful to the Photoshop engineers for doing this. Thanks guys…