May 30, 2009

Illusions & explorations

  • Richard Russell created “The Illusion of Sex” by using only image contrast to affect our perceptions of masculinity & femininity in a face. [Via Nicolas Chaunu]
  • WebExhibits uses a simple Flash viewer to demonstrate some of the magic behind Monet’s Impression: Sunrise. [Via Todor Georgiev]
  • Mark Frauenfelder points out some optical illusions you can explore using by Photoshop to check real color values.
Posted by John Nack at 7:25 AM on May 30, 2009


  • lior shapira — 10:56 PM on May 30, 2009

    Hi John, I liked the flash application on Monet’s Impression:Sunrise. Do you know the paper color2gray? They use this painting specifically because of the sun disappears in a regular de-saturation.

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