Stereograms by Gary Priester

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On August 8, 2012
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Stereograms, or SIRDS (single image random dot stereo) are 3D images hidden within another picture. In order to view the 3D images, simply look at the picture until the image starts to take shape. Hidden image stereograms are made from two images: a depth image, and a repeating pattern. A lot of sites explain you how to look at stereograms in order to view the hidden images, but the most effective method is also the easiest. You just have to bring the image very close to your face, until your nose is touching the image, and then move the image back. Relax your eyes and don’t try to focus on anything, the image should appear soon. Gary Priester is one of the most famous stereogram designer. Unlike most artists who create the depth images using 3D software, he draws the images from scratch a vector drawing program, creating all the details. Priester is the author of five books of 3D stereograms and has also created several 3D stereogram apps for the Apple iPad. Priester was the creator and host of the Xara Xone, an online resource of content and tutorials for Xara graphics software products from 1996-2012. He also creates custom stereograms with commercial images, like logos or short text for a variety of companies. Check out these images from a series of fine art stereograms that look amazing even putting aside the hidden 3D image. Find out more about stereograms, or read more tricks about how to see them on Gary Priester’s site here.

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