Wallpapers have the ability to truly change the look and feel of the iOS 7 operating system. As we discovered during our blurry phase, the entire system changes throughout with the transparencies. However, the multi-layered colors were the only visually stimulating item throughout the OS.

Using boxes, shadows, and textures is another way to enhance UI, but several of those key components were lost with Forstall’s iOS 6. There is a very delicate way to use these elements but still keep things iOS 7 compliant. This week we feature iPhone 5 wallpaper and SpringBoard specific wallpapers that utilize shadows, textures, and transparency to change the Lock screen and Home screen design in a creative way…


Today’s featured submission is from Svink, who is a graphic artist with a sizable portfolio. The “Scratch” wallpaper pack is designed primarily for the Lock screen, but there are two options for a matching Home screen. When first taking a look at the images, I thought they gave an almost jailbroken look to iOS 7. The translucent box around both the clock and “slide to unlock” Lock screen items add a nice touch to the otherwise simplistic design.

To keep up with Svink’s work visit his website, Deviant Art gallery, tumblr, and follow him on Twitter @Svink77. At these locations, he frequently releases themes, wallpapers, and other assorted digital paraphernalia.


Below, is the listing of his “Scratch” wallpaper pack. Tap the individual preview images to load the full resolution wallpaper. If you prefer, a ZIP file is an option and the fully customizable PSD is a great way to tweak this set to your liking by changing colors and layout. These wallpapers are 640 x 1136 for iPhone 5, but can be resized for iPhone 4.

Full set: ZIP

Customizable: PSD

ls-1 Scratch by Svink preview ls-2 Scratch by Svink preview

ls-3 Scratch by Svink preview ls-4 Scratch by Svink preview

ls-5 Scratch by Svink preview ls-6 Scratch by Svink preview

sb-1 Scratch by Svink preview sb-2 Scratch by Svink preview


The Wallpapers of the Week exists via reader submissions. Make sure you take the time to come up with some excellent wallpapers and send them my way. Please make sure they are formatted for either iPhone or iPad, include two images, and your website or Twitter information. Send these over to me via Twitter @jim_gresham or embed them in an email to

What do you guys think?

  • Vijay Panjwani

    Mahn… These are awesome! Best wallpapers of the week..!

    • Σαλαη αββας

      Here’s my wallpaper it’s a little evil but …

  • bllackghost

    think different .,!

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  • Prasoon Singh

    Now this is awesome!

  • abdullah575

    too much , yea

  • chumawumba

    The clock translucency doesn’t matxh

  • abdullah575

    its not made for iPhone 4/4S why???!!!

  • mehrab

    This is crazy awesome!

  • Decio Arruda

    Did not like this week’s selection.

  • illK†Δ

    Would look good on iOS6. ios7 icons are too colorful for a black and grey wallpaper

  • Aneeq Naqvi

    Anyone kind enough please modify these for iPhone 4/4S, and share.

    • Jo

      just zoom in.

  • Christian Mejía

    You got to be kidding me…

  • Tony

    Completely takes away the simplicity aspect of ios7. But to each is own.

  • Dro

    They’re too good for the garbage that is iOS 7. This is for jailbreakers.

  • Bens Sandaire

    this shit has gone down hill.

  • Tom

    Really awesome wallpapers; the effect looks great in the screenshots, but am I the only one who can’t get them to line-up properly?

    • Ethan Humphrey

      Are you on a 4 or 5 inch Device?

      • Tom

        5 inch (iPhone 5).

        I relised the issue. I needed to turn Parallax off. Parallax blows the wallpaper up so that there is something to show if you tilt the device.

      • Harald Tan

        There is no 5-inch device. It is only 3.5-inch or 4-inch. You are a 4-inch device, not a 5-inch.

  • Goxy

    I can’t line up these wallpapers to fit the lockscreen properly, idk what’s up? (iphone 5 user)

    • Tom

      Settings > General > Accessibility > Reduce Motion > On.

  • Daniel Maia

    too bad you have to disable the parallax..

    • Goxy

      Well, that killed my mood… But thx for info.

  • Jason

    I am also having issues with the alignment! iPhone 5 user!

    • joshhami

      you can line it up if you turn reduce motion on that is the only way

  • slikmystar

    Loooks rubish, you’r just trying to hard now mate thats not simple thats donkey nuttts

  • Andrew Roth

    Needs reduced motion to be on to look right. Otherwise they look like crap. 🙁

  • M@nd0

    I think it looks good on my Galaxy s4 lol

  • Bladimir Slavik

    This one is better

    • Derp

      It really isn’t

  • Wallpapers of the week are 5s only – always. why? so hard for the creators to provide an 4S and/or 3GS version?

  • M@nd0

    yes! mine 🙂

  • Bladimir Slavik

    Love this one too

  • Malan Raja

    Owns really expensive iPhone in pristine condition, downloads tacky scratched up wallpapers. Logic?