So, if you’re a fan of Kevin Smith you
probably recognize this image as the “Magic Eye” illusion from the film Mallrats the character William can’t see the illusion. Everyone else is telling him it’s a
sailboat, but no matter how hard he tries he just can’t see it, so it’s let’s see
if we can see it in Photoshop I’ve cropped the image down and fixed a
little bit of geometric distortion and played with the contrast a little but
this is still the same pattern as you can see here if I
switch back and forth and to reveal the pattern we’ll just duplicate the layer… there we go and set the blending mode to difference and now if I drag this layer
to left just a little you’ll start to see the pattern
…there it is and just a little more… and there we go. maybe a little too far there’s no sailboat.
So William can’t see a sailboat and he shouldn’t
because there’s not one there.