Creating hybrid image illusions in GIMP - Jon Thompson

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Creating hybrid image illusions in GIMP - Jon Thompson

Postby Stephen Ward » Wed Jun 08, 2011 10:54 am



The Effect

A guide to creating hybrid image illusions.

Cost

£9.99 from http://www.lulu.com/product/ebook/creat ... p/15977787

Difficulty
(1=easy to do, 2=No sleights, but not so easy, 3=Some sleights used,
4=Advanced sleights used, 5=Suitable for experienced magicians only)

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Review

This 13 page PDF begins with an interesting article of the science behind the illusion. Very information and with a link that has more information.

Jon then goes on to explain how to create the sample image and gives you the link to download the free GIMP software. All the information you need to know (layers, colour etc) is explained in an easy, user friendly way that most people will follow with ease. Jon gives such clear information that i really cannot see anyone struggling with this.

We then move onto creating the 'near' image and once again, this is done in an easy to follow way with everything you need to know clearly laid out for you. Jon includes screengrabs at various points so you see just what he did at various stages.

The same applies to the far image and the great instructions and screengrabs will guide you with ease. You are also giving tips on creating better images and other useful information. The PDF concludes with some presentation ideas and of course, mention of where you can buy Kenton knepper's presentational ideas

I really like this PDF and will be trying out some ideas very soon. A Nice and easy guide that i really enjoyed. Top marks from me!


Overall

It's a 10 from me!

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Postby Lord Freddie » Wed Jun 08, 2011 3:48 pm

This looks fantastic and a really good idea. I did play around with images on business cards with things such as Kentonism and it wasn't really to my taste. This is to my taste and looks like a concept that will have numerous applications limited only by your own imagination.

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Postby Stephen Ward » Wed Jun 08, 2011 3:51 pm

Not had much time to play around today as i have been busy with my own future products, but this is a good PDF and i hope to get some time Sunday to do some work using the methods.

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Postby Tomo » Thu Jun 09, 2011 9:23 am

Thanks for the kind words, guys.

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Postby TheStoner » Thu Jun 09, 2011 1:14 pm

Just bought and downloaded - great stuff, thanks! :D

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Postby Madelon Hoedt » Thu Jun 09, 2011 6:19 pm

It sounds great... Damn you tiny university pay check!

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Postby Mandrake » Thu Jun 09, 2011 6:43 pm

If helps, lulu are currently offereing a 20% discount until June 13th - enter the code TOPUK305 at the checkout :wink:

The small print:
Enter coupon code TOPUK305 at checkout and receive 20% off your order. The maximum savings for this coupon is £250. Offer good towards print costs only - shipping and tax amounts are excluded. You can only use the code once per account, and you can't use this coupon in combination with other coupon codes. This great offer ends on 13 June 2011 at 11:59 PM so try not to procrastinate! While very unlikely we do reserve the right to change or revoke this offer at anytime, and of course we cannot offer this coupon where it is against the law to do so. Transaction must be in Pounds.

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Postby Stephen Ward » Thu Jun 09, 2011 6:45 pm

You could also get the new release from someone else as well (I now have two releases)! :wink:

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Postby Mandrake » Thu Jun 09, 2011 6:55 pm

'zackly! Build up a bumper bundle of all the things you wanted but weren't sure if you could afford then slash 20% off the costs - no more excuses!

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Postby Madelon Hoedt » Thu Jun 09, 2011 7:02 pm

Ah, see, but if I had money to buy more releases, I'd be able to cough up the £10! ;)

Stephen: yours are definitely on my list, but it might take a while before I get them (sorry!)

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Postby grant_m23 » Thu Jun 09, 2011 7:14 pm

Mandrake wrote:If helps, lulu are currently offereing a 20% discount until June 13th - enter the code TOPUK305 at the checkout :wink:

The small print:
Enter coupon code TOPUK305 at checkout and receive 20% off your order. The maximum savings for this coupon is £250. Offer good towards print costs only - shipping and tax amounts are excluded. You can only use the code once per account, and you can't use this coupon in combination with other coupon codes. This great offer ends on 13 June 2011 at 11:59 PM so try not to procrastinate! While very unlikely we do reserve the right to change or revoke this offer at anytime, and of course we cannot offer this coupon where it is against the law to do so. Transaction must be in Pounds.


I tried this earlier - there's even more small print... it's not for instant downloads :cry:

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Postby Tomo » Thu Jun 09, 2011 7:35 pm

grant_m23 wrote:I tried this earlier - there's even more small print... it's not for instant downloads :cry:

What a pain in the bum! It should be for everything!

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Postby Stephen Ward » Thu Jun 09, 2011 7:39 pm

That is annoying!

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Postby Mandrake » Thu Jun 09, 2011 9:34 pm

It worked for me. Price is £9.99 plus 20% VAT = £11.98 and I paid £9.59 including VAT. The email ad I received didn't have any more T&Cs which limited it to printed works only.

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Postby grant_m23 » Thu Jun 09, 2011 9:46 pm

Hmmm... confused now, as it's actually written in the small print you posted.

Oh well, no worries - the download was definitely worth it anyway!

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