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Picture of Dimples or Bumps?


dimples or bumps optical illusion

Ha ha! The artist that created this optical illusion built in actually two optical illusions. First, the obvious optical illusion is that the circles will appear to either be dimples or bumps, depending on how you look at it. But the other optical illusion is subtle. As you first glance at the illusion, you see two rows of bumps, and two rows of dots. But wait... the second row of bumps actually has one that is shaded the opposite way. What this shows is that there are so many things going on as your eye sends images to your brain, your brain will quickly form stigmas from the patterns that it perceives. The pattern of 4 rows is a common one... just look around the room you are in, you'll see books and boxes and drawers and papers. And most of their edges are exactly the same all along the length. This optical illusion is also an example of how by changing something in a pattern, you now make the picture much more interesting, because of the conflict. But enough! On to the next illusion!

 


Best of the Best (our newest original optical illusions)
Diamonds appear to be the same shade. But they're not!

Same Shade Diamonds

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

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!

» Moving spiral image...

9/13/2011 - Floating Wood Blocks Video
Created these floating wooden blocks and attached them to a globe. Watch the video and see how the blocks follow the camera! Pretty amazing!

You can launch the video on this page, or go to the page that describes it a bit more View the video...

moving backgrounds

Moving Backgrounds

It moves! You must zoom in to get the full illusion. You'll see the rings rotate, even though they are not moving at all.

We've created several sizes so you can use as your desktop background.

 

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