30 Creative Examples of Transparent Screen Trick Photos

The transparent screen trick is a photo manipulation technique that makes your laptop or computer screen appear to be transparent. The easiest method to achieve this is to take a photograph of what’s behind your screen, make it your desktop background, and then take another photograph. Though the process is simple, it’s tough to get perfect/realistic results.

It is, however, lots of fun and gives you a chance to stretch your creative legs — even if you don’t need this technique for client work, it’s a good way to sharpen some Photoshop and photography skills at the same time.

Enjoy this showcase of 30 examples of transparent screen trickery!


As with all round-ups, we can only show so much: there are hundreds if not thousands of other examples in the wild! Let us know about your favorites in the comments. And, if this piece gets you inspired to take action, let us know about your own efforts as well.

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  1. Reply RageshRam May 24, 2011 at 6:10 PM

    It is really a great article….Thanks

  2. Reply Fareed khan May 24, 2011 at 8:27 PM

    I love it, everyone is beautiful..

  3. Reply Jahangir | DezineWeblog May 31, 2011 at 3:01 AM

    Very nice screen tricks, some of these photos really confuse your eyes that they are real photos or illusion?

  4. Reply Fazreen June 1, 2011 at 9:39 AM

    This is new to me. So cool. I would like to share it too on my blog for Malaysian photography enthusiast.

  5. Reply Ka V. June 7, 2011 at 2:36 AM

    lol oooh thats genius!

  6. Reply samvit blass July 31, 2011 at 6:38 PM

    very nice. How many of these are Photoshop?

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