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    Default Valentine's Day Stereogram

    I wanted to create the appearance of a transparent heart with a smaller heart within.

    Did I accomplish this? And if so, how did I do it?
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    Default Re: Valentine's Day Stereogram

    yes; no idea technically; but visually the 'veil' like effect is one of your better ones I think
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    I think you did it very very well! I don't how you went about it but it would be interesting if you would tell us. Please
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    Default Re: Valentine's Day Stereogram

    Excellent effect Gary.

    Just guessing but the larger heart is shaded so it is darker toward the center making it seem to go behind the smaller heart. There are some star (asterisk) shapes over the smaller heart that are shaded to be nearer to the viewer. This gives the impression the smaller heart is within the larger heart which is semitransparent.
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    Default Re: Valentine's Day Stereogram

    I think the small stars, or asterisks are what give the sort of illusion of a smaller heart inside a larger heart with a transparent cover.
    What I mean by that is a opaque container with a clear transparent cover.
    That is excellent Gary.
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    It worked for me, Gary! I really love your stereograms! They have such depth! ;-)

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    Default Re: Valentine's Day Stereogram

    It's very lovely sorry I couldn't resist!
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    Info Re: Valentine's Day Stereogram

    My secret.

    It's really two stereograms.

    Layer 1 is the background and the inside of the heart with the floating smaller heart. It uses the bright pink pattern.

    Layer 2 is the front of the large heart. The pattern has small white objects (the object is not important--it can be any small object or text, symbols etc.) on a black background.

    The second stereogram is placed over the first and Medhi Eraser Genuine (or Classic) is used to make the black transparent.

    The two depth image hearts both start with the same color and then I used a Contour to create the concave and convex versions. If the central value of gray is not the same, the two hearts will not appear as one.
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    Default Re: Valentine's Day Stereogram

    That is really clever! I thought of a pattern with a transparent background but never thought of two stereograms!
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    Default Re: Valentine's Day Stereogram

    Very clever Gary. Works extremely well.
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