pictorial depth cues

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Any information in two-dimensional visual representations from which three-dimensional spatial relations can be inferred. Unlike spatial perception in the everyday world, only monocular cues are useful. These include: linear perspective, dwindling size perspective, aerial perspective, texture gradient, occlusion, elevation, familiar size, and highlights and shading (seechiaroscuro). See alsopictorial codes; picture perception.

Subjects: Media Studies.

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