The Simple Transparent Desktop Effect

You’ve seen them over at Boing Boing, Gizmodo, and Engadget. They’re transparent desktop optical illusions and are made by posting a desktop picture of whatever is behind your screen. They make it appear as if you can see right out the back of your monitor. Well, I’ve just posted a Photoshop tutorial that will teach you how to do it without cheating. Once you’re done, post your results in our Forums and make sure you let people know where you learned the technique!

Do you want to learn how to create your own transparent desktops? Or, would you just like to learn how to crop an image like the pros do? Then Rick’s latest Photoshop tutorial is for you. Enjoy!

3 responses

  1. You know what would be really cool? You make a transparent desktop of yourself =)

  2. ^_^ How about a transparent WordPress theme?

  3. Hmm, you mean writing my entries on sheets of paper and then sticking them up on the wall and taking a picture of that to create a transparent theme? It would actually be pretty cool I guess =)