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Dress up Mac, iPad and iPhone with ‘Big Starry Sur’ wallpapers


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Check out the "Big Starry Sur" wallpapers from Basic Apple Guy.
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Basic Apple Guy is out with another striking set of wallpapers you can download for free. He calls them “Big Starry Sur.” It’s “Apple’s Big Sur meets Vincent Van Gogh’s Starry Night,” he said.

You can download the wallpapers for Mac, iPad and iPhone for free below. And it’s nice if you leave him a tip for his effort, too.

Big Starry Sur wallpapers for Mac, iPad and iPhone

Basic Apple Guy is well-known for his desktop wallpaper designs and overall enthusiasm for such things — like his Apple Stage and iPhone 14 schematics wallpapers and his Best macOS Wallpaper Bracket tournament that crowned macOS Catalina champion.

He said he found inspiration for this new set from macOS 11 Big Sur wallpaper, which he redid in the style of Van Gogh’s 1889 painting, Starry Night.

Here’s his description of the process:

I generated this image a while back using the AI image generator Midjourney. I ran several prompts a couple of dozen times using various variations of the phrase “Big Sur” and “Starry Night” before narrowing it down to an image I wanted & remastering it further to refine the generation. From there, I began using ML-upscaling, sharpening and making other edits to produce the final product.

He had his doubts about it

But he had doubts people would want it, so he almost didn’t even make the wallpaper.

“I have actually been sitting on this photo for quite a while, but I had convinced myself that the reception would be so lukewarm that the image didn’t merit posting,” he said. “On a lark, I posted the image online on March 11, never intending it to develop into a wallpaper. The reception became so overwhelmingly positive that I scrambled to edit the image further for posting later that afternoon.”

It turned out to be so coveted that the Google-hosted website crashed. So he moved it to his blog, and now you can have it.

Get Big Starry Sur below:

Download for Mac.

Download for iPad.

Download for iPhone.

And consider leaving Basic Apple Guy a tip for his otherwise-unpaid labor.


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