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By on May 3, 2007, with 28 Comments

Looks like transparent stuff never gets old! From transparent desktops, see-through billboards, newspapers, mugs, invisible cloaks… all the way to transparent Palms, PSPs, magazines, clothes and “invisible bodies” – we had them all. Probably under influence of all these various illusions Pachanka TheGreat and Richard Howard decided to share two of their creations. I really like both of them, except the first one has little better effect (due to perfect contrast), the second one is also awesome but too dark in the background to work properly. I used this post more as a reminder for all of you about our first illusion articles. Check the blue links in this text and they will bring you to few of the most successful transparent illusion posts from recent months. Dozen more can be found in our transparent category. Enjoy!

New Transparent Desktop Illusions
New Transparent Desktop Illusions


28 Responses
  1. Not At School Anymore says:

    Hey what is up i like it how could they do that is that like a camra and then its put as the wallpaper or somthing???But cool

  2. Anonymous says:

    I like the first on more, since a dog is much more difficult to hold/keep still compaared to the monitor on teh bottom. Nevertheless, you’re quite right, these never get old!

  3. Anonymous says:

    so u liked it more because it was harder to make?

  4. Pax says:

    Tricky! The 2nd picture looks like a legit use of video feeds and displays, while the 1st looks like a photoshopped Windows desktop superimposed over the dog.

  5. Anonymous says:

    the first one kinda makes you wonder what’s behind the pop-up screen…

  6. Anonymous says:

    y u so stupid ??? u no want illusion u want HOT POCKET!!!!!

    but… cool illusion
    i think the first one would b prety hard to do

  7. Anonymous says:

    The first one looks photoshopped.

  8. Anonymous says:

    Guys… it’s a chroma key. They photographed 2 pics, with the laptop with a particular color, then overlayed it in Photoshop. Then, Photoshop was commanded to remove all of a particular color, and only that color. Thus, the screen areas that have that color disappear, and it looks transparent.

  9. Anonymous says:

    the first one looks more real. the sacond one is ok, only if the backgrounds were the same color. but i like it haha i wanna try this now =]]

  10. blackbeard the lazy dog says:

    number 9′s probably right, its chroma key. anyone with patience can do it, it looks good tho!

  11. Trevor says:

    Wowzers. That first one was really good!

  12. Elliexx ANIMALS ROCK!! Abi xx's friend! says:

    hehe, clever. :D
    aww, cute first pic :)

  13. Ribbed says:

    The first one is a clever Photoshop. Shadows tell the whole story.

    The second, while far from perfect, should be commended for the effort in actually creating the effect.

  14. OMGz orz says:

    the laptop in the first one looks definately photoshopped orz

  15. Anonymous says:

    well duh, of course their both photoshoped.

  16. Anonymous says:

    thats thug

  17. Anonymous says:

    it’s made the same way a green screen works.

  18. I think its got a specil camra. or else im nut!(LOL);)

  19. shit says:

    this sucks

  20. qeel3120 says:

    First one is clearly shopped.

    What would be fun is using a webcam on a laptop facing behind the screen, setting that as your background and aligning it so it looks transparent wherever you go.

  21. !!me!! says:

    the doggy is the cuteist one, i must say.

  22. YOULL NEVER KNOW says:

    i like the dog one

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  24. SECRET says:

    not trying to be mean, but its way more simple than you think it is…
    its just that they took the plate/cover off the back of the laptop/monitor


  25. alex says:

    the first one is photoshop to me, it’s so perfect
    the second one looks more real

  26. shadowgirl says:

    holy crap tht is sooo coolll

  27. cometrudolph says:

    lol they took a picture of it

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