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Hi,

Is anyone from London? I recently made a stereogram poster design for Alex Roots (popular British singer) promotion. You can get free Don't Stop Looking Glasses if you see the hidden picture, more details here - www.alexroots.net/2009/08/27/s…

When the promotion is over, I'll post the stereogram, so stay connected.
Stereogram is a three cool things in one: Optical Illusion, Puzzle and Art. And that makes it inexhaustible supply of fun. For some unknown reason people don't view stereograms as much as they used to in 90's, probably because they forgot or worse, never knew how to have fun with it.


So here is 7 ways to have fun with stereograms:

1. Fun solving a puzzle. Lots of puzzles are hard and not fun at all because they make you think too hard to solve them. Stereogram is a different story, there's actually no need to think, your brain resolves hidden image naturally, without any brain strain. And the more you stare the more details you see.


2. Fun seeing someone else solves a puzzle. It's quite amusing to look at person's facial expressions when the magic happens. Usually people smile in this moment, and because their attention mostly goes to the hidden picture, the smile comes up pretty naturally and beautifully. You don't usually see this kind of smile in a real life.


3. Fun seeing someone else can't solve the puzzle. Do you remember that funny episode from Mallrats? "It's not a schooner, it's a sailboat!". Same is in real life, when you can clearly see the picture but someone don't no matter how he or she tries, that looks kind of amusing. And it becomes a comedy if the person claims that it all is a conspiracy, as different people tell the same things they see in the stereogram.


4. Fun seeing the same that others see. And feel yourself a part of conspiracy. No really, who could imaging a dolphin in this messy picture? But I can see the dolphin, and my cousin Frank said he sees a dolphin, and the UPS driver said it's a dolphin, and even that cute girl in hot mini dress sees the same damn dolphin in this messy picture! Now let's go and make fun of someone who can't see the dolphin, let him think we all a part of crazy conspiracy!


5. Fun seeing the Illusion. We usually don't like when someone lies, but we have fun when our eyes do this to us. It's like a Magic, there's nothing, and there's something, and there's nothing again, and look, there's something. Isn't it fun?


6. Fun seeing through the walls. It's like being a superhero, look, there's a strange picture on the wall with undescribeable pattern. But I can see through it into a behind-the-wall world. Can you do it? Are you a superhero too? Well let's then have fun together!


7. Fun to be finding out how it works. You can see the repeating pattern, you can see in some places the pattern brakes, stretches and squeezes, there's definitely some logic behind these changes. You dive in to see the hidden picture again, and here is the object's edge which breaks the pattern. And these are floating objects, the closer they are to each other the closer they appear to you. Isn't it called reverse engineering? Whatever it's called, it's fun. And if you are so good in it can you tell what's hidden without looking into the stereogram?


So you are not having fun yet? Get a book with stereograms or stereogram posters and have much fun!


3Dimka ;)
Here is a great tutorial by Gary W. Priester on how to create a hybrid (combo) stereogram - www.xaraxone.com/tutorials/may…

If you don't have Xara Xone, you can try same approach for depthmap creation using your preferred software. I'm pretty sure you can do that in Photoshop for example.

For stereogram rendering Gary uses Stereographic Suite, feel free to get it or download trial version from www.indasoftware.com/stereo/

And for blending stereogram layers Xara Xtreme is used in the tutorial. If you don't have one you can use any photoshop-like software with the same approach.

Good luck!

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3Dimka ;)
The stereograms I submit to my gallery are parallel, meaning you need to diverse your eyes making your vision more parallel in order to see the hidden picture. There's another type of stereograms called cross eyed stereograms and you need to cross your eyes in order to see the hidden picture.

If you look a parallel stereograms with cross eyed sight, or visa verse, the picture will look inside-out. Some people can only use cross eyed vision so they see inversed pictures in my stereograms.

I happened to make a couple of cross eyed stereograms during my "carrier" but I don't submit them to my gallery because most people prefer parallel ones. If you curios how a cross eyed stereogram would look, or if you see inversed picture in the stereograms, feel free to check out these works:

Cross-eyed Stereograms (sorry for foreign description, just scroll down for gallery or use google translator)

What's really cool about cross eyed stereograms is that you can touch the hidden image which pops out from the screen. What I don't like is that picture looks smaller and causes more eyestrain comparing to parallel type.
I've bought a 3D webcam from Minoru 3D, so now I can not only videochat with my friends in 3D, but shoot 3D clips for youtube!

I wrote a small review about the camera, if you are curious feel free to check it out:

Minoru3D review

I wonder if you would try 3D web camera instead of 2D one.
I'd like to introduce you a new stereogram artist on dA, arttauta. In his artworks he uses unique style of framing, which makes the stereogram art look even more artistic.

Please visit his stereogram galery, and check his other deviants as well, they are worth a look!
Hi All!

If you had a chance to review the free eBook with Stereograms, please feel free to fill out this survey, we'd love to hear from you!

3Dimka ;)
Hello,

EyeAdventures officially announced beginning of sales of stereogram eBooks and I was given a free trial stereogram eBook to share with you.

You can download it here - Free Trial Stereogram eBook

The good news is that you can feel free sharing it with your friends, you can even put the eBook on your website or blog. This way EyeAdventures hopes to let more people know about this amazing Art and to make more sales of the eBooks.

P.S. Stereograms with tigers and deer are artworks of mine. And the commercial eBooks have new 33 stereograms of mine.
Hello,

If you remember, I'm restricted to publish my new stereograms by my contract with Eye Adventures. Fortunately I can share their promotions with you. Our Canadian agency published "Featured Title" page where you can find my new stereogram (on the cover) and even download a pdf with new stereograms created by Gene Levine, Carlos Contreros and me.

Here is the links:
1. Featured Title
2. My new stereogram on the cover
3. Sneak peek preview of the new Stereogram book (pdf)
Hello All,

I was wondering how many books are there published and after couple of hours browsing Amazon I found about 60 of them:
Stereogram Books

Do you know any stereogram book which is not listed there?

How many stereogram books do you have?

I own about half of these books and I keep adding new-old ones to my collection, thank to amazon you can buy them for cheap these days.
I know some of you use different software for generating stereograms. Unfortunately not all programs give smooth hidden image. Improper using of render settings also a common error. And very few programs have echo ghost canceling feature.

Here is a Photoshop plug-in which has pretty good rendering quality, very simple render options and what most important - it's absolutely FREE!

Here is a link to the Plug-in page with instructions on installation and using:

Stereogram Filter for Adobe Photoshop
Hi there!

I have an idea, why wouldn't you draw your own stereogram using Stereogram Paint ? It will be my pleasure to see your works and leave my feedback. And I will +fav and feature the the works I like the most.

Here a the link to the Stereogram Paint Contest - forum.deviantart.com/devart/th…

It's so easy even a caveman could do it! No installation needed, Stereogram Paint is an online tool. Show me your creativity!
Hello,

I'm happy to notify you that new version of the Stereogram Tetris is released. Many things you have been asking for are finally added.

What's new:
1. Preloader
2. Pattern is changed - less strain for your eyes
2. Figure Hint - the next figure will be shown
3. Control the figure after you drop it
4. Pause mode (space bar key)
5. High Score table (hosted by eyeadventures.com)


High Score Table <- click the link for TOP 30 scores

Finally you can compete for the best score!
If you get 100 points or more, you'll be allowed to submit you score to EyeAdventures. In the future they may have monthly winner contests with prizes, so keep on training ;)

High score opens in a pop-up window, so if you have a popup blocker please make sure EyeAdventures.com is not blocked. Try to get 100 points and see if it works, and then you can play your best. Don't forget to pause (space bar key) if you need to get some rest :)


Have fun!
3Dimka
Hello,

I'd like to introduce and feature new stereogram artist from Poland - aniabeataa

Please feel free to check out her gallery of Magic Eye images, she is very productive and creative. I enjoyed good depth in her works very much.

3Dimka ;)
Hello all stereogram fans,

I would like to introduce you an eBay store which now sells my Magic Eye posters - stores.ebay.com/binaryprints_S…

Size: 13x19 inches
Price: $6.95 each
Shipping within USA: $3.00 (each additional poster ships for free)


Thank you for watching,
3Dimka ;)