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Old 10-21-2012, 12:39 PM
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Need help to realize a fun idea for christmas

Hi

My girlfriend is pregnant and with a little luck well have a picture like this in a month or so. I want to reveal it in a fun way to my parents on christmas eve.

Here's the basic idea: I want to "split" the image in two parts that make no sense by themselves and print each on its own transparency sheet. When put together they should reveal the image. I'll give on to my dad and the other to my mom and then they'll have to figure out the rest.

Question is how to split it. I've tried cutting out blocks to create some sort of two-piece puzzle but that gives it away too easy. I've also tried splitting the darks from the highlights but I can't make it work even though this seems like a decent way to do it. Maybe I'm just not using the right technique.

Any ideas on how to do it? Any good idea will do within the boundaries of "one half = no sense, both halves put together = easy-to-read image."

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Old 10-21-2012, 07:07 PM
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Re: Need help to realize a fun idea for christmas

Here is a free image of a puzzle. Maybe you could overlay it onto your baby picture and then print the image and paste it to cardboard. Then cut out the pieces and give your parents a puzzle for Christmas. http://www.clker.com/cliparts/M/N/m/...-puzzle-hi.png
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Old 10-22-2012, 09:21 AM
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Re: Need help to realize a fun idea for christmas

That might work. Thanks!

It is, though, a bit complicated compared to just putting two transparent sheets together.
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Old 10-22-2012, 10:58 PM
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Re: Need help to realize a fun idea for christmas

Though not the multipart format you asked for, I thought it might be interesting to visually change the usual sonogram appearance. This has been done by finding the threshold, then inverting, then turned upside down with the greeting as you see it. I'd suggest to the grandparents-to-be they sit and study to find the hidden meaning of your greeting.

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Old 10-23-2012, 01:32 AM
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Re: Need help to realize a fun idea for christmas

I think you managed to find a nice balance between "what-is-that?" and the real picture. I might try that :-)
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Old 10-26-2012, 07:24 AM
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Re: Need help to realize a fun idea for christmas

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I think you managed to find a nice balance between "what-is-that?" and the real picture. I might try that :-)

I might have an idea what you are looking for the only thing is what are you going to print the transparency on that's the bit I am puzzled with?
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Old 10-26-2012, 08:28 AM
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Re: Need help to realize a fun idea for christmas

On transparent sheets, the kind used for overhead projectors :-)
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