Introduction: How to Make Stereo Graphic Images

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The copy, shift, and paste features in most graphic programs can be used to construct a stereo graphic image.

Step 1: An Example Image

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Draw a 2-1/2 by 3-1/2 inch rectangle using a graphics program.
Then draw a smaller rectangle inside it.
Then draw two smaller rectangles inside that rectangle

Step 2: Copy and Paste the Image

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Copy and paste the image to have two identical images.

Step 3: Select and Shift Objects

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On the right image, select the top smaller rectangle.
Shift it inward to the left using arrow keys if available.
Shift the bottom smaller rectangle outward to the right.

Step 4: View the Image

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After allowing your eyes to adjust to the stereo graphic image.
The top smaller rectangle should appear to be outward.
the bottom smaller rectangle should appear to be inward.

Step 5: Some Images Are Convenient

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This copy/shift and paste technique can be conveniently applied to things like cartoons. Cartoons like above have objects that are surrounded by consistent backgrounds. This makes it easy to select/copy/shift/and paste an area which includes some surrounding background.

The 3D viewing is easiest when the width of one picture equals the distance between the eyes. Sometimes a picture may need to be scaled in size to do this.

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margaret.macphee.9 (author)2014-12-27

This is a tribute to Neil Adams although I painted it in inks. I am converting the body as well. David MacPhee.

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