Obi-wan Kenobi was right when he said “Don’t trust your eyes, they can deceive you.” Take a look at the squares marked A and B in the image above.

Different shades of grey, yes?

Wrong. They are both the same shade.

Feel free to download the image here and check it for yourself in Photoshop.

What you perceive is often very different to reality. Optical illusions reveal how our vision and brains work, how we perceive colour and light. Physiological factors in the way our eyes and brains interpret elements such as brightness, angles, or movement mean what you see isn’t necessarily the true reality.

What you need is a Spectrophotometer!

NDi sell and support the full range of Xrite colour measurement equipment. We are colour management experts and can help with all your colour issues.