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A collection of images that when viewed as Stereograms
produce an amazing impression of 3D.

Stephen L. Robinson is an ex-software engineer (real-time embedded systems) ruined by being promoted and is now an engineering manager for a hi-tech company in Clovis, California . In his spare time he sings professionally with an a-cappella group, is an award winning arranger, reads a lot and plays with Xara.

Stephen became interested in Stereograms when he saw one in the back cover of a science fiction magazine. The optical illusion fascinated him and he wanted to figure out how it was done. Stephen has always been fascinated by the tricks our minds play on us. Optical illusions of all sorts are fun to play with and the 3-D illusion of Stereograms is a lot of fun to fool with.

Stephen says he can't remember where, or when, he latched on to Xara. He uses it for virtually all of my publication needs and illustration. Occasionally, Stephen likes to get an illustration magazine from "that other" illustration program and see how hard it is to duplicate their effects. He can almost always duplicate them and, frequently finds it easier and has fewer steps in Xara.

Stephen was born, raised, and continue to live in Fresno, California.

    VIEWING NOTE: Those visitors who can see Stereogram images will have no problem seeing the 3D effect. For those who are 3D Stereogram challenged, stare at the two images above. Relax your eyes and see if you can make the two images into three. If this happens, you will see the 3D effect.

Xara makes several graphics products and all of them are fun and easy to use. And Xara makes this site possible so it would be nice if you just went to these pages and had a look see. Thanks.

You are probably aware of Xara Xtreme but have you downloaded Xara Xtreme Pro? All the tutorials in this Workbook are done in Xtreme Pro, so if you don't have it, get it now.

Here are some other products made by Xara and links to the Website.

  • Xara Xtreme Pro Xara's flagship product. Now with full PDF import and export support and Flash animation capabilities which you can see demonstrated in the upper left corner of this page. Xara is the world's faster vector drawing program and as the artwork in the Featured Artist Gallery attests, one heck of a program. Click here to download your FREE trial version or to upgrade to Xara Xtreme Pro today!
  • Xara Graphics Studio Xara's three most popular products in one irresistible bundle. Xara Graphic Studio contains Xara Xtreme, Xara-3D 6 and Webstyle 4. This bundle will save you a bundle!
  • Xara Menu Maker Create professional graphical NavBars and DHTML menus in an instant with Xara Menu Maker - no technical or design skills required. (And Xara does all of the heavy lifting!)
  • Xara Webstyle 4 Everyone can make quality web graphics with Xara Webstyle, whatever your skill level. From banner ads to complete web pages, simply customize the templates.
  • Xara Screenmaker 3D A 3D screensaver maker that's fast, fun and easy to use. Create animated 3D text or tumbling picture cube screensavers. (This application will make you a hero in your office or home. And it is embarrassingly inexpensive!)
  • Xara 3D-6 Xara 3D is the Number 1 tool for creating stunning, professional-quality 3D web graphics. See why for yourself. You can use a 3D program and drive yourself nuts trying to figure out all that X Y and Z axis nonsense, or you can make your life easy (and fun) with Xara 3D. It's up to you.
  • Xara 3D Heading Maker Add this great interactive tool to your web site and let your visitors make 3D graphics online.
  • Xara Online Web pages stand out with Xara Online's state-of-the-art web page add -ons. Choose graphics, text and photo effects, or advanced applications, all fully-customizable and on your site in minutes.
  • BuyFonts.Com All designers need fonts - get yours for as little as $2 US. Question: Is life a contest to see how few fonts you can use? With low prices and high quality fonts that you get at, do you need to ask?


©2007 Gary W. Priester
All art is copyright of the artist and may not be used or reproduced in any form without the express written permission of the author.