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I was playing around in Photoshop with the opacity controls and discovered a weird optical illusion which I'd never seen before. So I made it in Flash. Seems to work pretty well if you're about 10-20cm from the monitor as you watch it. It's important that you don't move your eyes. Also don't try to look at the whole thing. Just focus on a point.

It usually works for me, though sometimes I don't see it. If it works, it looks like the oval fades away entirely. It's really convincing. Have a go.
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:iconevolutionay:
Evolutionay Featured By Owner May 7, 2013   Digital Artist
AMAZING!!!!!!
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:iconwwizzard:
wwizzard Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2012  Student General Artist
that was awesome! you made my friend all trippy
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:iconmisguidedghost1511:
misguidedghost1511 Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2010
It fades automaticly
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:iconxxmidnightbonesxx:
xxMidnightBonesxx Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2010
it faded away completely for me! Thats cool
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:iconhayleylouiseord:
Hayleylouiseord Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2010
*SPOILER ALERT* oh haha how fake : |
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:iconrandomnz:
randomnz Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2010
Move your eyes around as it fades away instead of actually focusing on a point. Its not a fake. Its an illusion.
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:iconanimekergirl:
AnimekerGirl Featured By Owner May 15, 2010
Weird! When it dissapeared completely, I saw it, but then didn't....weirdness.
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:iconms-luther:
Ms-Luther Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
It didn't work at first but then I leaned closer. cool.
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:iconcrowningowl:
CrowningOwl Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2010
Neato. But I still saw the crimson oval after it had nearly faded out of existence.
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:icontheflamesfightback38:
TheFlamesFightBack38 Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
Yeah, same here. =/
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:icontheflamesfightback38:
TheFlamesFightBack38 Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
Oh, nope, did it again, it worked that time.
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:iconcrashbandicoot24:
CrashBandicoot24 Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2009
Its not an illusion,genious.
:iconnotimpressedplz:
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:iconnathan1991:
nathan1991 Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
it is an illusion, he created a flash of the oval fading, but not completely disappearing. the illusion is that once it stops fading, your mind makes makes it completely disappear, genious.
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:iconcrashbandicoot24:
CrashBandicoot24 Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2010
Yus,You're right there.
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:iconhidden-wolf97:
Hidden-Wolf97 Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2009
awesome!
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:iconkage-no-shinigami:
kage-no-shinigami Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2009
WHOA!!
THAT WAS AWSOME ^_^
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:iconkirby-force:
Kirby-Force Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
At Fisrt I Thought It Really DID Go Away!
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:iconfantapepsi:
fantapepsi Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2009
amazing :wow:
:eyepopping:
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:iconxx--mana--xx:
Xx--mana--xX Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
omg thats so cool :D
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:iconwildchild227:
wildchild227 Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2009
THATS NOT REAL!!!!!!!!!!!! STARE ANYWERE AND IT STIL FADES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!:(
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:iconevolutionay:
Evolutionay Featured By Owner May 7, 2013   Digital Artist
You are saying that it faded, but if you look at the picture, it faded COMPLETLY, not ONLY FADED A LITTLE. Understand?
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:iconwildchild227:
wildchild227 Featured By Owner May 9, 2013
Yeah, I understand- back when I commented on this (,which I don't even remember doing either,) I probably didn't know how optical illusions worked or something. I just thought the point was that it would fade, not differentiate amount it faded when stared at. Your comment might've been a lot more useful earlier, but thanks anyway for explaining it :meow:
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:iconshiranda:
Shiranda Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2009
That's so insane. Once you blink or move your eyes, you see the oval again
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:iconsnow-chan16:
Snow-chan16 Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2009
Trippy I like it. :)
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:iconkish-kashi:
Kish-Kashi Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2009
incrediblae!
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:iconcriken2:
Criken2 Featured By Owner May 30, 2009
Cool :D Im faving it :)
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:iconkiaruishkartenshi:
KiaruIshkarTenshi Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2009
It disappeared on me completely until I blinked. And then I saw it at the faded state.
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:iconjoy-love-and-tacos:
Joy-Love-and-Tacos Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2009   Traditional Artist
for me it turned blue for like 3 seconds
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:iconbelle332:
Belle332 Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2009
That's wicked!!! So cool. =D
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:iconflamebunny700:
FlameBunny700 Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Holy crap! If you do start into for too long, it will completely disappear! But if you've looked away or around it the whole time, you'll only see it dimmed in.
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:iconabaddon53:
Abaddon53 Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2008   Interface Designer
dude no way XD
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:icon0cruncher0:
0Cruncher0 Featured By Owner May 17, 2008
Wow, thats great.
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:iconikebanna:
Ikebanna Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2008
FAAAAAKEEE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!



I didnt even look at it, I looked at it with the corner of my eye and I moved my eye around the screen!!!!


So fake! Why'd you do that???
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:icondrakedrakedrake:
drakedrakedrake Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2008
have you read the last text? and of couse it doesn't work if you don't do as he writes...
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:iconkitsunebara:
KitsuneBara Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2008  Student
It works for me even if i'm farther than 10-20 cm :) Awesome illusion!!! :thumbsup:
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:iconanitoon:
anitoon Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2007
omg it fades away on it own this isnt an opptical illusion
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:iconnegimarlz:
NegimaRLZ Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2007   Photographer
fucking weird!!!!!!!
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:icon2oo5-boy:
2oo5-Boy Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2007
SWEET!
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:icondusk-cat:
Dusk-Cat Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2007
xD That was cool.
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:iconleprakrahn:
Leprakrahn Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2007   Traditional Artist
THATS AWESOME

thanks so much for posting this...when i cant see it i just shift my eyes slightly and im still able to see the oval again
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:iconsmilie-terrorist:
smilie-terrorist Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2007
Wow, it really does fade away! Awesome! :D
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:iconel-pizza:
el-pizza Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2007
Pretty damn cool.

I end up seeing a white outline of the oval.
WOOHOO! White outlines! ^^

Kbai.
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:iconhaseyow:
Haseyow Featured By Owner May 26, 2007
I think this is fake, because I turned my head around as I clicked it and when I looked back the oval was faded.
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:iconnegimarlz:
NegimaRLZ Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2007   Photographer
well dur!!! That's the best part u can still see it but when u really look, u can't!
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:icondave103:
dave103 Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2007
it worked! or i think my blind spot was activated.. O.o

i saw it fade away completely but it doesnt

does this work with a BLUE oval?
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:icontwighat:
TwigHat Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
It would, because when you stare you get the negative. When a color and its negative are at the same opacity, they turn a neutral gray color.
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djincogneto Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2007
i am truly amazed.
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:iconfoolishsunsets:
foolishsunsets Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
cool!! XD
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:iconweredawg:
Weredawg Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2007
Would've been cool except for the fact that's it's not an illusion but rather you doing it. I moved away and played it a couple of times and it just fades after a set time, shame.
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chibixestella Featured By Owner May 17, 2007   General Artist
What happens is that it fades, but never completely. The illusion is that it fades completely.
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