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Manipulating Photos to Create a Stereogram

Although I take the month of January off from the Xara Xone, no grass grows under my mouse. I spend at least half the month generating a group of 3D Hidden Image Stereograms for Takarajimasha Inc., a Japanese publisher of popular magazines. I use Xara for all the preliminary work and then one of several applications to create the actual Stereogram. (See February 2005 tutorial for how to create a 3D Hidden Image Stereogram). I also found time to create a new Website for my Stereograms www.Custom-Stereograms.com which explains how Stereograms work, how to view them, and a gallery of 30 images. After creating 35 new images for my Japanese publisher, I am wired in full Stereogram mode. Hence this month's tutorial is about Stereograms (are we surprised?)

In my latest group of images, I have been experimenting with manipulating photographic images to create depth. This process only requires Xara X or Xtreme and is a lot of fun (for me, anyway) and I hope you enjoy it as well.

The animation above was created with Xara Modules Cross Fade Effect which shows the sequence this tutorial will take. If you can see Stereograms, watch as the image unfolds.

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