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May
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answered How can graphic designers contribute to Open Source projects?
Mar
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comment How can the “dress” optical illusion be accurately reproduced on other images?
+1 for being the only answer which even attempts answering the actual question: How can it be reproduced?
Mar
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comment How can the “dress” optical illusion be accurately reproduced on other images?
FWIW, color-blindness.com/color-name-hue names the first of those "Perano (hue: Blue)" and the second as "Wild Blue Yonder". Not that that's authoritative. And I'm not arguing with your perception of the image; I just find this difference in perception incredibly fascinating.
Mar
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comment How can the “dress” optical illusion be accurately reproduced on other images?
It's really interesting to me that people describe isolated color of the dress as "a really cool off white". I suspect this is an artifact of identifying the dress as white initially and still having that strong in your subconscious. I would be really shocked if people not part of this dress discussion saw RGB #a3b7e9 and identified it as anything other than light blue — and that's the lightest blue patch (that isn't blown out) in your sample above. The main middle part of the dress averages to #7583b1 (taken from the average of a stripe without the ridge shadow).
Mar
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comment How can the “dress” optical illusion be accurately reproduced on other images?
I don't buy the "your brain does the white-balancing" explanation. If this were correct, we wouldn't need to white balance photos in the first place, because people's vision system would do it when they see the photo. But that doesn't happen. Typically, if someone sees a photo of a white dress taken outdoors but white-balanced for indoor tungsten, that person says "why is there a weird blue across this whole photo?" or "what instagram filter did you use?" — not "oh, that's a white dress, and I don't even know what you're talking about when you say blue", which is what's happening here.
Mar
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comment How can the “dress” optical illusion be accurately reproduced on other images?
I agree with Jack. Everyone is offering this explanation but it isn't satisfying. This also doesn't answer the question: if it did, you should be able to use this knowledge to create a new single image which you can show to a group and have an argument about what they're seeing.
Mar
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comment How can the “dress” optical illusion be accurately reproduced on other images?
This is absolutely not the same effect. As far as I know, everyone sees this in the same way and is amazed by it. On the other hand, the perception of the dress is very divisive, and unlike most optical illusions, very stable.
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awarded  Nice Question
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Jan
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comment Layer Comps misalign my layer masks and adjustment layers
Also, while I happen to know that "layer comps" is a photoshop feature, if you're looking for a solution in using a particular piece of software rather than a general problem, it really helps to explain your environment.
Jan
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comment Layer Comps misalign my layer masks and adjustment layers
Not sure why this got migrated from Graphic Design. Making a collage is generally not on topic here, since it may use photography but is not photography.
Nov
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comment How do I deal with line spacing when a single descender is getting in the way?
@Ryan: and, crucially, it is not Comic Sans. I think I mentioned that. :)
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accepted How do I deal with line spacing when a single descender is getting in the way?
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comment How do I deal with line spacing when a single descender is getting in the way?
Color isn't an option, unfortunately.
Nov
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asked How do I deal with line spacing when a single descender is getting in the way?
May
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comment Photoshop - Subtract two images
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Feb
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comment What workarounds exist for the lack of Layer Styles in Photoshop Elements 10?
@Pieter — no problem. let's flag it to be migrated rather than reposting.