50 Amazing Optical Illusions That will Play with Your Mind

by in Inspiration on 29th Nov 2012 · 0 Comment

Optical illusions are presentations of objects as well as situations in such a way, that it confuses your vision, and projects double meaning of the same image to you simultaneously. Optical illusions are really fun to see, as they confuse us about what the picture really is, and play with our minds. Though it’s a modified form of any image, or any image shot from a different perspective, but still it makes our minds think that the image depicts more than one situation.

50 Amazing Optical Illusions that will Play with your Mind

So, for you to enjoy seeing some optical illusions and have your mind really confused, here is a list of some superb and mind-blowing optical illusions that will surely leave you confused and wondering, figuring out the real situation in the images.

Amazing Optical Illusions

This article is also categorized into two sections – Photographic Illusions, consisting of various illusions in a taken photo of any situation, and Graphical Illusions, containing computer generated or hand-drawn illusions.

Photographic Illusions

Very Interesting Object
Very Interesting Object

Pyramid Block
Pyramid Block

Realistic Dice Illusion
Realistic Dice Illusion

Green Pouch
Green Pouch

Chess Illusion
Chess Illusion

Intersecting Buildings
Intersecting Buildings

Courtyard or Terrace?
Courtyard or Terrace?

Half here, Half there
Half here, Half there

Steps. Repetition
Steps. Repetition

Bathroom Mirror Illusion
Bathroom Mirror Illusion

Which one is Cut: Wood or the Metal
Which one is Cut: Wood or the Metal

Pressed In or Out?
Pressed In or Out

Truck Painting Illusion
Truck Painting Illusion

Is there a Floor or Empty Space Deep Down?
Is there an empty space deep down?

What's with them legs?
What's with them legs?

Oh No! The Rug is Sinking!
Oh No! The Rug is Sinking!

Lightweight
Lightweight

That Sinking Feeling
That Sinking Feeling

Crazy Car Optical Illusion
Crazy Car Optical Illusion

Graphical Illusions

Are the Blue Lines horizontal?
Are the Blue Lines horizontal?

Impossible Arch
Impossible Arch

3D Blocks or Flat Street?
3D Blocks or Flat Street

This isn’t a Spiral
This isn't a Spiral

Move for You
Move for You

Wooden Box Illusion
Wooden Box Illusion

Moving Circles Illusion
Moving Circles Illusion

Colourful Object Illusion
Colourful Object Illusion

See beyond the Skull Illusion
See beyond the Skull Illusion

Corner House Illusion
Corner House Illusion

Moving Waves
Moving Waves

Moving Bicycle Wheels
Moving Bicycle Wheels

Two Faces or Two People?
Two Faces or Two People?

Staring at the Dot makes Grey Disappear
Staring at Dot makes Grey Disappear

Old Man Illusion
Old Man Illusion

Ships and Arches Illusion
Ships and Arches Illusion

Wobbling Rings
Wobbling Rings

Illusion Pattern
Illusion Pattern

How many Black Circles?
How Many Black Circles?

False Steps?
False Steps?

Moving Squares: Scroll to Move
Moving Squares: Scroll to Move

Black Arrows or White Arrows?
Black Arrows or White Arrows?

Inner or Outer Bevel?
Inner or Outer Bevel?

How many Faces?
How many Faces?

The Impossible Font
The Impossible Font

How many Legs?
How many Legs?

Is the Boat moving?
Is the Boat moving?

Alex Grey – Life & Death – 7 Faces
Alex Grey - Life & Death - 7 Faces

Leopard Optical Illusion
Leopard Optical Illusion

Illusion of the Eye
Illusion of the Eye

A Never Ending Stairs Optical Illusion
A Never Ending Stairs Optical Illusion

Conclusion

This brings us to the end of the topic, and concludes the list of 50 great optical illusions, and I hope that you have enjoyed viewing these optical illusions and also had fun in letting them play with your mind for a while, so why don’t you leave your experiences below?

Carol is a blogger and Photoshop enthusiast. She enjoys surfing the net in search of outstanding art, design and photography, and enjoys nothing better than sharing her discoveries through article writing.