Whether you use this for your wallpaper or not, here is another original illusion we have created. As you look at the spirals, they will appear to move. This is called "illusory movement" and the same technique has been explored by other optical illusion creators.
What's different about this illusion is that it is not quite a full spiral, and with the addition of other "moving gears" it makes it more interesting to use for your desktop wallpaper, or even if you want to just email your friends!
View the medium-sized version on this page, or choose one of these: 1152X768 | 800x600. You may want to right click and then "save target as" to first save the image to your computer.
If you would like to set an image as your desktop background, right click on the image and click "Set as Background."
Wouldn't this be a perfect optical illusion to email to your friends? We have a handy-dandy email link located below.
Wow! It will look like the diamonds on the top are much darker than the diamonds on the bottom.
Perfect and printable! This is a very strong optical illusion, and is even noticeable in the small image to the left. Doesn't it look like the top row is considerably darker than each successive row?
Moving Red Spiral
Sometimes, while I'm just playing around in Photoshop, something appears, as if by magic. This illusion was one of those that just jumps off the page.
It's a large red spiral on a purple background that appears to jump and move. Works better for some people than others, but if you like the moving illusions, you'll love it! Although this small image might move a bit as you read these words, the larger versions are even better!