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How To : Make an animated optical illusion out of paper

In this how-to video, you will learn how to make an animated optical illusion with paper. First, start off with one ball and copy it five more times so that it goes in a line to the corner. Make sure there are six balls in total. Next, create a striped pattern shown. There are ...more

How To : Make an optical illusion paper toy

Make an amazing paper toy that can take on multiple shapes and appears to turn inside out. This how-to video will show you just how to make this perfect paper puzzle that will amaze anyone.

How To : Make a DIY hologram illusion with a monitor

Using a computer screen and a sheet of glass you too can create a hologram! As this video shows, simply use the correct monitor (depending on what you want to do) and a piece of glass positioned appropriately to create the holographic image.

Get Mind-Screwed : The Grand Illusion of the Year

The Illusion Contest of the Year recently announced their top ten finalists, and the overwhelming crowd and jury favorite is Impossible Motion: Magnet-like Slopes by Koukichi Sugihara of the Meiji Institute for Advanced Study of Mathematical Sciences in Japan. Ready? Brain- ...more

How To : Create a hammer and ruler impossible illusion

See what you can do to impress your friends with a hammer and a ruler. This magic illusion is sure to impress your friends. Watch the hammer hooked to the foot-long plastic ruler dangle and balance from the edge of a countertop. Next, see the the reveal of the illusion, which ...more

How To : Draw a cool optical illusion

Optical illusions don't require fancy techniques; this one relies entirely in the details. Gather up a pen/pencil, paper, and a pair of scissors. Draw a parallelogram to be used as the template for both tabletops in this sketch. By varied angling, leg lengths, and color, the t ...more

News : 10 Amazing Optical Illusions

This video is compilation of ten amazing optical illusions: Rooftop Illusion, Color Illusion, Motion Binding Illusion, Crazy Wire Illusion, Duck-Rabbit Illusion, Silver Egg Illusion, Anamorphic Illusion, Water Illusion, Animated Optical Illusion. Video: .

News : Truly Impressive Fire Box Optical Illusion

Wow. Really fantastic fire illusion by WonderHowTo favorite, BrussPup. Hang in there, the magic starts to happen at 0:34. Previously, Jerry Andrus and His Impossible Box. Create Fake 3D Objects with Camera Illusions. Artist With Waaay Too Much Time and Money, Paints Pointless ...more

How To : Make an illusion necklace

Watch this video to learn how to make an illusion necklace with beading wire, beads and crimps. Part 1 of 2 - How to Make an illusion necklace. Part 2 of 2 - How to Make an illusion necklace.

News : Why Are Our Brains Fooled By Optical Illusions?

My mind is playing tricks on me! Discover Magazine systematically dissects five fantastic optical illusions. The scientific explanations are logical: "our brains are programmed to see the world in three dimensions instead of two" ...or... "illusion arises when cells in the ...more

News : Rear End Illusions

Let's take a look at the softer side of illusions! Check out the images below and see if you can crack what's really behind these photos. This type of optical illusion is usually referred to as an ambiguous image. Your brain tries to make quick sense out of the information com ...more

How To : Create a dragon illusion

This is an amazing video of the dragon illusion (a variation of the hollow face illusion) in effect, and also includes a great video on how to make it. You can download a PDF and save it to your computer. Then you can print so you too can build your own dragon illusion. No mat ...more

How To : Draw the young lady or old hag illusion

It's time to discover how fun art and drawing is! Learn how to draw young lady or old hag illusion. Drawing is a way of creating and expressing ourselves, and therefore the result is always beautiful. Drawingnow.com brings you step-by-step drawing tutorials on many different ...more

How To : Begin drawing the illusion of depth

How does it feel when you draw? What do you want to draw? Watch this instructional drawing video to begin drawing optical illusions. Draw a photograph to begin understanding the optical illusion of depth.

News : Trippy 3D Illusion Graffiti

Paper Donut is a collaborative graffiti project between Justine Ricaud and Alexis Facca. The French duo paint geometrical illusions as urban art (with the exception of the gallery installation below). They've also posted some detail shots that give you some sense of how it was ...more

How To : Perform brusspup's "Infinity Mirror" illusion

In this video tutorial, we learn how to perform the "Infinity Mirror" magic trick. For more information about the trick and its execution, including detailed, step-by-step instructions, and to get started incorporating this trick into your own routines, watch this free video m ...more

News : The Silver Egg Illusion

This requires a dry hen's egg at room temperature. Hold an egg near a candle flame to cover it with soot. It will need to be completely covered. This is tricky, because if the egg is a tiny bit damp the soot will easily flake off on to your fingers as you turn the egg. Once th ...more

How To : Trick your mind with negative optical illusions

This is a pretty cool little trick for your brain. If you stare at a negative image for a little, then switch it to black and white, it appears to be in color. Images can be downloaded here: http://s95.photobucket.com/albums/l13... This is a good way to trick your mind's eye ...more

How To : Create a clear cell phone illusion

This tutorial will show you how to surprise others with the illusive effect of a clear cell phone screen. Take a picture of your fingers at the right size and save it as the wallpaper. In your hand, the screen will then look like the it is invisible. Watch this video pranking ...more

How To : Make a floating illusion necklace

Those interested in learning how to make their own jewelry, can learn how to make a floating illusion necklace by following the steps in this video tutorial. You will need a beading board, beading wire, crimp beads, beads of your choice, a barrel clasp, wire cutters, and crimp ...more

How To : Create an optical illusion with any color photo

This will show you how to take negative afterimages to another level. By introducing a negative color photo and then immediately incorporating a black and white version of the same photo, you will perceive the black and white photo in full color (the way the color photo was me ...more

News : Amazing Animated Optical Illusions

This is one more cool illusion by maricv84, one where you slide a transparent sheet with black bars overtop a cryptic image to create an animated effect. Video: . The links for the images used in the video are below. You can print them out and try it at home. Just make sure to ...more

Illusion Revealed : The Moiré Mind Trip

Beautiful textile illusion by artist Timur Si-Qin! How Does it Work? This specific style of pattern is known as moiré. According to Wikipedia, moiré "is an interference pattern created when two grids are overlaid at an angle, or when they have slightly different mesh sizes." ...more

How To : Make a floating illusion style necklace

In this tutorial, we learn how to make a floating illusion style necklace. You will need: beading wire, crimping pliers, wire cutters, beads (your choice), crimp beads, crimp covers (3mm), and a clasp (barrel clasp). First, cut your beading wire to the length you want your nec ...more

How To : Create the illusion of 3D shapes in Flash

Want to create 3D shapes in flash easily, without doing any real 3D modeling work? Watch this video and learn a few basics. An Adobe Flash tutorial video that is essentially divided into three sections. The 1st section teaches how to create a rounded filled circle with spheric ...more

News : Meticulously Crafted Tron Optical Illusion

You don't have to go the boring route with Christmas lights this year. Try hacking them, or better yet see if you can replicate this Tron-themed optical illusion made by WonderHowTo favorite Brusspup. Good luck... looks like it took some serious time and patience to get it rig ...more

How To : Draw an optical illusion with same-sized lines

At first glance, this drawing looks like nothing special, just an odd design of lines, but then you notice the two bolded lines. They look like they are different sizes, but are they? No! They are the exact same length. Tricky… very tricky. To learn how to create this optical ...more

How To : Create an optical illusion with Photoshop

Want to trick your eyes? Follow the step by step instructions on how to create a polka dot optical illusion using Adobe Photoshop. Create an optical illusion with Photoshop. Click through to watch this video on tricklife.com

How To : Perform brusspup's "Amazing Dragon Illusion"

In this video tutorial, we learn how to perform the "Amazing Dragon Illusion" magic trick. For more information about the trick and its execution, including detailed, step-by-step instructions, and to get started incorporating this trick into your own routines, watch this free ...more

How To : Do mime illusions

In this series Mark Wenzel shows us how to perform popular mime illusions. Part 1 of 7 - How to Do mime illusions. Do mime illusions - Part 2 of 7. Click through to watch this video on expertvillage.com Do mime illusions - Part 3 of 7. Click through to watch this video on expe ...more

How To : Create a cool illusion with two twisted wires

Optical illusions are thrilling and abundant, and this one is both cool and novel. All you need are two pieces of twisted metal wires like those show in the video. Slide them together, then untwist to created a really cool illusion.

How To : Create an optical illusion with a safety pin

This video is about an optical illusion of a straw going through a safety pin. It is a simple illusion that any one can do. First, you need a safety pin, a toothpick and a straw. Cut the straw to the size of the toothpick, and using the safety pin, pierce straw and the toothpi ...more

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