Wolverine's WP7 Lock Screen!
<div class='os_post_top_link'><a href='http://phone7.wordpress.com/2010/12/07/creating-transparent-lockscreen-wallpapers-for-wp7/' target='_blank'>http://phone7.wordpress.com/2010/12...papers-for-wp7/</a><br /><br /></div><p><em>"YouTube often has the Wikipedia effect. I visit for a specific reason and end up on a completely unrelated subject and never leave bread crumbs to find out how I got there. Well, today I was on YouTube watching some physics videos and ended up with a trip down memory lane with the X-Men cartoon intro. With the theme tune on loop in my head whilst working on an app, I was inspired to take a break from development and update my lock-screen wallpaper on my device. I had an idea of creating (Wolverine-inspired) claw marks as part of the lock screen. All the wallpapers I've seen for Windows Phone 7 contain no transparency. I thought it would be cool to be able to display the home screen ‘through' the claw marks."</em></p><p><em><img src="http://images.thoughtsmedia.com//wpt/auto/1291731449.usr7.png" /></em></p><p>Imagine having that image above as your Windows Phone 7 Lock Screen image, and being able to see your start screen below where the "rips" are! Apparently it's do-able with the wonders of a PNG file with transparency. If you're not into the claw effect, this could be a great way to let you see just the information on your live tile without even having to unlock your phone! Quite cool!</p>
Dr. Jon Westfall, MCSE, MS-MVP
Executive Editor - Android Thoughts
News Editor - Windows Phone Thoughts