Do the Impossible: Create and Animate an Optical Illusion

My dear dekeItarians. Check out the welcome movie to Deke’s new course. It will bend your brain.

In this latest Designs dekeConstructed course from—-Designs dekeConstructed: Animating a Mind-Bending Illusion—-Deke shows you how to not only create a Penrose triangle (think of the works of M.C. Esher or a 3D mobius-like strip with three corners) but then animate a golden ball rolling around its impossible never-ending sides. What, my words are too mundane and limited for this impossible mind-bending effect created using everyday tools like Photoshop and Illustrator? Here’s what I’m talking about: 

Ball travels around impossible triangle created in Photoshop and Illustrator.

I know! And people use animated GIFs to make bananas dance. (OK, that one’s kind of awesome.)

You can learn, in patented step-by-step Deke-style, how to construct this dekeDesign in the new course. If you’re not a member of, but can’t pass up this eyeball enchanting opportunity, you can get a free week’s trial membership by signing up at

Once there you can also use the rest of your free week to explore the rest of Deke’s House of Illusions—-i.e. his awesome catalog of courses——or check out works from the rest of the lyndaLibrary. Amazing!

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