Barbara E Miller, FPSA, MPSA, EFIAP  

Optical Illusion by Barbara E Miller, FPSA, MPSA, EFIAP

May 2018 - Optical Illusion

May 2018 - Barbara E Miller, FPSA, MPSA, EFIAP


About the Image(s)

Mirror effect

1. crop to sq Hold shift to to stop bobbing around.
2. make 4 copies
3. Inc canvas size to 150%
4. Drag one copy to side and match
5. Edit trsf. flip to horiz
6. Transform to squish in to centre image transform perspective
7. Pull corners to top (-45 at top menu)
8. Repeat all for other 3 sides, top and bottom flip to vertical
9. Image/adjustments>brightness and contrast
10. Darken two of the 4 and lighten 2 of the 4.

This round’s discussion is now closed!
10 comments posted

Beverly Caine   Beverly Caine
(Groups 48 & 80)
This is a very interesting image and somewhat exciting. I would really have liked to see the original.   Posted: 05/09/2018 19:32:41
Barbara E Miller   Barbara E Miller
the original Bev was just the centre image although I had worked on that too, I'll paste it onto the file so you can see it clearly   Posted: 05/10/2018 08:17:10

Oliver Morton   Oliver Morton
For some reason I keep thinking of swarms of bees being swallowed by a tornado in a house of mirrors. (Smiles)

Really, this is a striking image. The colors and the symmetry give it an amazing feeling of motion.... and, as Beverly said, excitement!

Although it's not a restful picture that I'd hang in my bedroom, it is definitely one that I keep returning to see again.

Well done!
  Posted: 05/10/2018 07:12:55

Beverly Caine   Beverly Caine
(Groups 48 & 80)
I am definitely going to try it one of these days and probably scream HELP!!! Thanks   Posted: 05/10/2018 08:43:14

Stephen Levitas   Stephen Levitas
(Group 32)
Very dramatic, I must say! You can't tell if the center square is coming at you or receding from you. Very Escher-esque. But the edge on the upper left is very faint--can you bring it out as much as the other edges?   Posted: 05/14/2018 22:00:02
Barbara E Miller   Barbara E Miller
Yes, Stephen i see that now, will see what I can do with it.. strange isn't it how we present an image and think we have covered it all and another eye spots the imperfection. Thanks for your input.   Posted: 05/15/2018 05:35:45
Stephen Levitas   Stephen Levitas
(Group 32)
Yes, that's what we are all about in these groups, Barbara. It is very hard to see our own creations with fresh eyes.   Posted: 05/15/2018 06:01:53

Nick Muskovac   Nick Muskovac
Being an engineer and a scientist, I pay attention to the shape and not the content. This is a very nice optical illusion. sharpening the upper edge would make an improvement.   Posted: 05/20/2018 11:46:28

Guy Davies   Guy Davies
(Group 4)
Hi Barbara - I love the Escher effect of not knowing whether you are inside or outsde the box.   Posted: 05/23/2018 09:55:03

Joseph J Zaia   Joseph J Zaia
(Group 22)
Barbara, this is fabulous, even with the soft edge.   Posted: 05/31/2018 09:03:20