Optical Illusions - Photoshop Contest [36 entries]

Infinity Pillar Picture

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Everyone has heard about optical illusions. An optical illusion (also called a visual illusion) is characterized by visually perceived images that differ from objective reality. The information gathered by the eye is processed in the brain to give a percept that does not tally with a physical measurement of the stimulus source. More info can be HERE.

Your goal is to design an optical illusion. It might be an existing one or a totally new illusion. Keep in mind that your illusion's effect should be clear to the mind and original illusions would be much better than known ones. Good luck and don't forget to add a sbs. Some examples of optical illusions can be found HERE.

Required level: 6+ or higher.
Status: finished. Check out the winners below!
Suggested by: Lamantine

CMYK46: How can we "design" an existing optical illusion? ( 5 years and 1982 days ago )
CMYK46: I mean, it's already been designed, right? ( 5 years and 1982 days ago )
RAZ0R: i think you can work that out yourself KY.... ( 5 years and 1982 days ago )
Lamantine: Bob, you may take it as reference , that's all ( 5 years and 1982 days ago )
k5683: odd, I suggested this as a photography contest ( 5 years and 1982 days ago )
wazowski: The examples @wiki are better illusions than the ones from the other link, imo ( 5 years and 1982 days ago )
Ressiv: This is a very wide subject. 25% of what is created on this site can be considered an optical illusion. The outcome of this contest can be unfair because of the variaty of options. ( 5 years and 1982 days ago )
bddesign: CMYK, you may be surprised... there is alot you havnt seen.. browse here for inspiration... http://illusion.scene360.com/ ( 5 years and 1982 days ago )
bddesign: oooh, im all giddy inside... workin on my first entry in like 6 months ( 5 years and 1982 days ago )
PhotoRepair: There are some very good "designs" but i prefer to see new illusions don’t you? ( 5 years and 1977 days ago )
jawshoewhah: Or at least a new take on a previous illusion. There's a couple that are like exact copies. ( 5 years and 1977 days ago )

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Infinity Pillar - created by Ressiv

Infinity Pillar
Favs: 9SBS: n/aHi-resRank: 1/36Score: 63.5% (45)23153 views

The never ending staircase. Created with the structure of concrete. (5 years and 1975 days ago)

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House of Confusion - created by artist3001

House of Confusion
Favs: 7SBS: 20Hi-resRank: 2/36Score: 61.8% (38)22324 views

It is hard to see at first, but the top floor is also the bottom floors. I don't know if this description was clear enough. :|

Take a look at it yourself. You will notice it. (5 years and 1975 days ago)

Up or Down? - created by mqtrf

Up or Down?
Favs: 4SBS: 16Hi-resRank: 3/36Score: 61.4% (32)22163 views

I hope you get confused enough

Only own sources were used :P (5 years and 1979 days ago)

The Emperors Hall... - created by robvdn

The Emperors Hall...
Favs: 1SBS: 12Hi-resRank: 4/36Score: 60.7% (26)17431 views

Full title "The Emperors Hall of Optical Illusions".

Additional sources:
http://cgtextures.com/texview.php?id=35382 > #6



ADDED SOURCE FLOOR: http://www.flickr.com/photos/ronk/2283770905/sizes/o/

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On popular demand I've added an extra (4th) optical illusion: the floor. (5 years and 1979 days ago)

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USE YOUR ILLUSION II - created by migue1ito

Favs: 8SBS: 10Hi-resRank: 5/36Score: 60.4% (20)20976 views

(5 years and 1977 days ago)

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