I promise there's no yellow in this optical illusion

Now, we love a good optical illusion here at Creative Bloq, but sometimes we come across one that's so baffling that nobody can agree on what's going on, and some people can't see reality even after hours of staring. That's the case of this mind-bending illusion that's currently perplexing viewers on social media. 

Over on Reddit, someone posted the image below with a statement that at first seems to be an outright lie. "There is no yellow in this image," they say. But some people can't help seeing yellow even after doing everything they can to avoid it (see our favourite optical illusions once you've fried your brain with this one).

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Joe Foley

Joe is a regular freelance journalist and editor at Creative Bloq. He writes news, features and buying guides and keeps track of the best equipment and software for creatives, from video editing programs to monitors and accessories. A veteran news writer and photographer, he now works as a project manager at the London and Buenos Aires-based design, production and branding agency Hermana Creatives. There he manages a team of designers, photographers and video editors who specialise in producing visual content and design assets for the hospitality sector. He also dances Argentine tango.