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. 

MY LOCKSCREEN APP – Get text on your lockscreen wallpaper (with or without PIN)


113 Responses to Transparent Wallpapers – Share Yours

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  2. Gary B says:

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

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  6. 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.

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  8. 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).

  9. Gary B says:

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

    • 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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  11. 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.

  12. 1jaxstate1 says:

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

  13. Gary B says:

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

  14. Gary B says:

    Having fun with this 😀

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

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  17. 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?

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  21. 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 🙂

  22. 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.

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  24. 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.

  25. MannnyFoundManny says:

    Heres one for the lady gaga fan

  26. 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.

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  29. 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!

  30. Gary B says:

    Wanted one with bullet holes. Came up with this.

  31. Gary B says:

    Last one for now 🙂 Ice theme.

  32. 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:

  33. 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.

  34. Gary B says:

    New addition. Roll up security grate. 🙂

  35. 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)

  36. Thanatossassin says:

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

  37. 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="

  38. 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.

  39. 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

  40. 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 🙂

  41. Chris says:

    Do you have anymore gamer transparent wallpaper?

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  43. mike says:

    try this starwars one i made

  44. 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.

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  47. Stopthatstings says:

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

    Sex and the City:

    Gears of War (cog tags):

  48. Jerry says:

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

  49. GaryB says:

    Too bad WP8 does not allow this anymore 😦

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