Transparent Wallpapers – Share Yours

Based on suggestions, I’ve moved the transparent wallpapers to a dedicated site (much easier to remember! :D). This way it’s quicker to access all the wallpapers, so update your bookmarks and share the link!  You can continue posting your pictures here and I’ll transfer them to the website. Please let me know if you want your name credited and provide a link to your Twitter/Blog. 

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113 Responses to Transparent Wallpapers – Share Yours

  1. dannahan says:

    • keyboardP says:

      Thanks Dannahan, I’ve added it to the post!

      • dannahan says:

        no problem! excellent post i read from!

    • ymala1 says:

      Dannahan. . . you realize there’s a chance a couple of people might end up going around with your name on their phones? haha… instant fame.

      Gorgeous wallpaper btw. 🙂

      • dannahan says:

        Thank you! Hehe. I sorta hoped people use my wallpaper for that purpose and also as an example of the potential it has 😀

        Thank you for all the love! Windows Phone 7 Is an amazing device! 😀

    • dwayne says:

      how do you makw your own custom transparent wallpapers, for windows phone 7. i have hundreds of wallpapers that i want to share

      • keyboardP says:

        Hi Dwayne,

        This video should help explaining how to create transparent wallpapers.

  2. KNIGHTMARE77 says:


  3. KNIGHTMARE77 says:

    HAHA OOPS wrong link
    here ya go!

    • keyboardP says:

      Thanks! I’ve uploaded it to the gallery 🙂

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  5. Gary B says:

    I have a couple that turned out really nice. How can I upload them?

    • keyboardP says:

      Hi Gary,
      You could upload them to various web services such as imgur and post the link in a comment here. Or, if you prefer to, you can email them to me (phone7 AT live DOT co DOT uk)

      • Gary B says:

        Here you go.

      • keyboardP says:

        Thanks Gary, I’ve uploaded them to the gallery. Great work!

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  9. ishmeet says:

    here you go …

    Hope you like it and share it … 🙂

    • keyboardP says:

      Hi Ishmeet,
      Thanks for the slick wallpaper! I’ve updated the gallery and included it 😀

  10. wsantosf says:

    Here’s a hint: if you save the pics from this page, they won’t work. You need to click on it to see it full-size, then save from there. Then email/preview/set as wallpaper will be ok. Worked on my Samsung Focus.

  11. wsantosf says:

    Here’s my wallpaper:

    • keyboardP says:

      lol wsantosf thanks, nice wallpaper ;)!

      • wsantosf says:

        I was going to take a picture of our beagle, Kermit, in the act, but it’s too cold outside (Chicago).

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  13. Gary B says:

    On a side note. For those of you who are creating wallpapers what emphasize text locations, text moves down and up automatically depending on calendar entry size (or the lack there of). So, there is no real template other than encompassing the whole text area (not line by line).

  14. Gary B says:

    Here is a Steampunk lock screen I just finished. Enjoy!

    • keyboardP says:

      Nice one Gary, you got some great designs!

  15. digitalFi says:

    Windows Phone 7 Transparent Lock Screen.

    Art by:

    Daft Fiction by Apasun
    Flower Clipart by Bobbie Peachey

    Composition by me

    • keyboardP says:

      Thanks digitalFi. Love how cool that looks without the transparency as well!

      • digitalFi says:

        Yeah. I love that wallpaper and when I thought of the possibilities with the black and white aspect it blew my mind. Especially since transparency will be rendered as black it just makes it even better!

        I was thinking of adding some lines to make the time, calendar, and events be compartmentalized like some wallpapers out there but figured for now the black looks best.

      • keyboardP says:

        I agree. I think the minimalistic approach in this gives it that extra ‘pop’ and the black muzzle/bullet looks awesome.

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  17. Lee Whittington says:

    After being asked to do some wallpapers for WP7 I came across this site and was intrigued by the Transparent Wallpapers. I put together a pack of wallpapers that include some Transparent Wallpapers on my Deviantart.

    • keyboardP says:

      Thanks a lot Lee, these are great! I’ve updated the gallery 🙂

  18. 1jaxstate1 says:

    Here’s one that I did. My first one. I like this image.
    dark angel

    • keyboardP says:

      Hi 1jaxstate1,
      Thanks for the image, but it seems to have converted to JPEG. To keep transparency, the file has to be saved as PNG files.

  19. Gary B says:

    Someone had requested an Assassin’s Creed screen. Here is the link.

    • keyboardP says:

      Thanks Gary, looks awesome! Very cool.

  20. Gary B says:

    Having fun with this 😀

    Had the idea for a shattered screen. Came up with this one.

    • keyboardP says:

      I was trying to figure out how to get a shattered screen effect, but wasn’t sure how to go about drawing it. Not to worry now, this one’s great :D!

      • Gary B says:

        I have to give eebvoom credit for the glass. He has his free Photoshop broken glass brushes here,

        Very awesome (and free! even better)

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  23. eric says:

    hmmm i love the idea /seen the videos..

    but my LG quantum from bell here in canada won’t do it?

    I tried emailing my self/uploading to sky drive/browseing +save…

    all 3 methods/setas wall paper and it does not do it? anyone here get it working on the lg quantum or is it just this phone that it wont work on?

    • keyboardP says:

      Hi eric,
      Try watching the video in this post and let me know if it helps.

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  27. ulakala says:

    excuse me for my bad english….. but it is possible to have a transparent lockscreen christmas theme? tnx

    • keyboardP says:

      Hi Ulakala,
      Sorry, I’m not really an artist. However, if you have an image that you’d like me to make transparent, feel free to post a link to the image and I’ll make is transparent for you 🙂

  28. eternalemb says:

    Here’s my modded wallpaper.

    NOTE: I did not make this wallpaper picture, all I did was make it trasnperent because I REALLY like it and want to keep it as my wallpaper for good.

    • keyboardP says:

      Thanks eternalemb, I’ve added it to the gallery :). It’s a nice wallpaper!

    • seekdestroy says:

      Shame it’s not completely transparent, i don’t like the effect when touching it. I suppose the gradient must be a pain.

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  30. ChronoSapien says:

    not really a pro with photo editing software don’t even have a windows phone 7…. yet so couldn’t test if it came out any good. but i wanted to try any way its pretty simple

    • keyboardP says:

      Nice work ChronoSapien! Practice makes perfect, but I just tried your wallpaper on my phone and transparency works great. I’ve uploaded it to the gallery 🙂 Keep at it and let me know if you come up with any others.

      • ChronoSapien says:

        thanks for the encouragement, and i did i was inspired by dells stage UI that they put on their android phones but i don’t think the stage showed up so well and the wp7 tiles might be a little to high. tell me how it looks

      • keyboardP says:

        Hi, I tried your wallpaper. It looks really nice, but there’s no transparency. What areas should become transparent?

  31. MannnyFoundManny says:

    Heres one for the lady gaga fan

    • keyboardP says:

      Thanks! Added to the gallery 😀

  32. ChronoSapien says:

    the wallpaper itself i lessened the opacity maybe not enough?

    • keyboardP says:

      Not my device (Mozart). What’s your opacity value?

      • ChronoSapien says:

        i exported it so i don’t know but i think around 80 or 70 something most likely 80

      • keyboardP says:

        Try reducing it to around 60 or 70. If you’re using Gimp, this bit in my video (should start around 2:18) shows where to set the transparency value. Also remember, your background layer should be transparent (not sure if that makes a difference if the entire image’s opacity is changed) but my images are created with a transparent background layer.

  33. MannnyFoundManny says:


    • Gary B says:

      Very cool

    • keyboardP says:

      Thanks, added!

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  35. ChronoSapien says:

    ok i made it over, and lowered it to 60. i also saved a version that i can edit later and even fine tuned it a bit. tell me what you think and how it works

    • keyboardP says:

      Aha, this works now. You might want to make the image a bit wider (480px) because the far left of the image is completely transparent, so there’s a vertical bar of pure transparency. Not sure if this is intended though?

      • ChronoSapien says:

        glad to hear it, and the reason it doesn’t fill the space i wanted the stage 2 b pronounced so i made the background narrower. and only 2 the left? both sides should be fully transparent

      • keyboardP says:

        No, you’re right, both sides are transparent. I’m running the dark theme, so the right hand side transparency mainly showed the plain black edge so I thought it was solid black. Looking at it again, it’s transparent on both sides. Running on the light theme shows the transparency more as the white area can clearly be seen :). Good job!

  36. Gary B says:

    Wanted one with bullet holes. Came up with this.

    • keyboardP says:

      Ha, this one’s great! Added 🙂

  37. Gary B says:

    Last one for now 🙂 Ice theme.

    • keyboardP says:

      I like the subtle ‘up’ arrow. Are you using Photoshop for these?

      • Gary B says:

        Yup 🙂 I love me some Photoshop.

  38. hamster-the-dog says:

    Here is one I made with better time/date/calendar alignment regardless if you have something on your calendar or not.

    It is a tweak on this non-transparent lockscreen found at:

    • keyboardP says:

      Thanks, it’s been added :). Good idea on taking into account the other messages displayed on the screen.

  39. ironnmetal says:

    Here is one I made for the Focus. It fits nicely with the information that can pop up, and has a fun Star Trek theme to it.

    • keyboardP says:

      Thanks ironnmetal, it’s been uploaded!

  40. Gary B says:

    New addition. Roll up security grate. 🙂

    • keyboardP says:

      Nice timing! I was thinking of doing something similar with a castle portcullis. This seems to be a good replacement!

      • Gary B says:

        Ohhh. Portcullis.. I like the idea.

  41. Gary B says:

    Here are 4 more to add to the pile. Hope you don’t mind me acting on your idea 🙂

    Portcullis (2 styles)

    Stained Glass (2 styles)

    • keyboardP says:

      Absolutely no problem! I don’t think I could’ve done the idea justice anyway :D. These are great, uploading now.

  42. Thanatossassin says:

    Great Ideas Everyone, Here’s a simple one of the moon I did, enjoy!

    • Thanatossassin says:

      That didn’t work, let’s try again:

  43. Thanatossassin says:

    After making the moon, I remembered the old earth stock wallpaper that came on the iphone. Thought the moon fit the idea of taking the iphone to the next level rather nicely, but I went ahead and made the earth anyway, so enjoy 🙂” target=”_blank”><img src="

  44. Thanatossassin says:

    Last one for today, Clouds:

    • keyboardP says:

      Thanks! Sorry about the delay, but I’ve now uploaded them 😀

  45. Connor says:

    Here is my attempt at a Clint Eastwood transparent wallpaper
    Let me know what you think! 😀

    • keyboardP says:

      Thanks Connor, I’ve uploaded it!
      One for the Eastwood fans :D. I tried it on my phone and it work perfectly. When I first saw the image, I thought only the sky bit near the top was going to become transparent. However, I like the fact that when it’s not transparent, it’s a complete image that doesn’t look like it’s going to become see through.

  46. KNIGHTMARE77 says:

    Here are a few more of mine
    Smoke Abstract Chick – Brown by ~Knightmaere77 on deviantART

    Smoke Abstract Chick- Teal by ~Knightmaere77 on deviantART

    Smoke Abstract Girl – Red by ~Knightmaere77 on deviantART

    Tron suit wp7 Wallpaper by ~Knightmaere77 on deviantART

  47. KNIGHTMARE77 says:

    Here are a few of mine

    • keyboardP says:

      Great work as always, Knightmare77! Thanks 😀

  48. Ar3s says:

    Please enjoy these two Street Fighter Cammy wallpapers.

    Sexy Cammy

    Tron Cammy

    • keyboardP says:

      Hi Ar3s,
      Sorry about the delay in adding these, I’ve been caught up in a lot of work.
      Thanks for the images, I’ll updating the gallery now 🙂

  49. Chris says:

    Do you have anymore gamer transparent wallpaper?

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  51. mike says:

    try this starwars one i made

    • keyboardP says:

      Thanks Mike, I’ve added it to the gallery 🙂

  52. Carlos M says:

    Hi, thank you for this post.

    I emailed you some wallpapers I made from images I found on google search.
    I take no credit for the original pictures.
    This was my first experience with transparent layers on, and it was fun.
    Many of the wallpapers I sent you are duplicated.
    In some cases I made the entire images 50% transparent.
    In the duplicate, I made the background image 50% transparent, leaving the foreground image 100% opaque (which is my preference).

    As you can see, I enjoy comic book and video game wallpaper. The city skyline and the farm were the first two I made for practice.

    I hope other people enjoy these wallpapers as much as I have these last few weeks.

    Again thanks for this post, and thanks to everyone who made a wallpaper. I’ve used several of them.

    • keyboardP says:

      Hi Carlos,

      Thanks a lot for the images! You’ve got some great ones there. I’ll upload them all to the gallery.

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  55. Stopthatstings says:

    I’ve made a couple of these… here are two of them…

    Sex and the City:

    Gears of War (cog tags):

  56. Jerry says:

    i noticed that when you have the lock screen with PIN the transparancy scrambles the display is anyone else seeing this

    • keyboardP says:

      Hi Jerry!
      Unfortunately, this is a known issue with Mango. I haven’t found a fix to this yet. The closest thing is to design the image so that any blurring looks as if it’s part of the image. Here are some examples.

  57. GaryB says:

    Too bad WP8 does not allow this anymore 😦

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