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    1. JonnyMoss 87 months ago | reply

      Looks great! (Must try that myself!).

    2. Tom Jolly 87 months ago | reply

      very clever and creative. love it.

    3. a.ingusci 86 months ago | reply

      how did you make? please contact me a.ingusci@yahoo.it
      more thanks..

    4. Bill Selak 86 months ago | reply

      Hi a.ingusci, here's a more detailed rundown of how to make your own transparent screen:

      1) I took a picture of my house (with NO laptop)
      2) Imported the picture onto my laptop
      3) Placed my laptop into the scene
      4) Cropped the picture. I only kept what the laptop was covering up.
      5) Used this new picture as my desktop background
      6) Took this picture (that you see).

      Here are a couple tips:
      put your camera on a tripod
      don't try this trick with an iPod; matching the color is too hard
      try and shoot the screen straight on (angled screens are bad)

    5. Lee251073 85 months ago | reply

      Excellent idea Bill, very imaginative indeed, I like it.

    6. *lovey* 84 months ago | reply

      i like it too. very creative! :)

    7. Bill Selak 82 months ago | reply

      This photo also appears in an Italian political commentary blog:
      trasparenze.blogspot.com/2007/07/trasparenza.html
      Sweet!

    8. samantha celera 80 months ago | reply

      i love this one! i am definitely going to try doing that one day.

    9. 1234Jennifer 79 months ago | reply

      I'm going to try this...that is cool

    10. Bill Selak 78 months ago | reply

      This photo also appears in a blog about George Orwell (or something (it's in German)):
      www.spreeblick.com/2007/12/07/ein-lacheln-fur-schauble/
      Sweet!

    11. Toni_V 74 months ago | reply

      cool work here!

    12. armenperian 55 months ago | reply

      ahaha brilliant!

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