Create a Transparent Screen with Some Cute Additions

Create a Transparent Screen with Some Cute Additions

Sonia Zjawinski
May 14, 2010

So, you were inspired by the transparent screens posted earlier this week. Wanna make your own? Well, before you go snapping photos behind your screen, check out this twist to the digital trompe l'oeil.

Designer and illustrator Delphine (a.k.a. del4yo) whose tablet cover we posted about a month ago, wrote a great tutorial on her blog Non Dairy Diary. The step-by-step instructions not only guide you though how to make a transparent screen, but how to make one that includes a layer of adorable illustrations -- creating a Who Framed Roger Rabbit effect of drawings living in the real world right in your home office.

Delphine even offers up her adorable bird illustrators free to use if you want to mimic her adorable desktop, plus she uploaded a textured white wall image to use if you don't want to (or can't) take a stellar shot of the white wall behind your desk.

One of the highlights of Delphine's tutorial is her explanation of how to create shadows behind the layer of bird illustrations -- key to creating a 3-D like desktop that makes you want to reach in and pet one of the birdies!

Images: Delphine and Krysalia

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