Lately I’ve been playing around with computer generated art and it’s really addicting.
With the latest release of Stable algorithm, it’s looking even better than before.
It takes a lot of tries and the results are usually not what I wanted but from time to time miracles happen and it comes out ever more awesome than expected.
I made this one last night and omc, it sure derailed all other plans I had for the evening.
This is Beira, the Queen of Winter, as created by NightCafe using stable and just a prompt. Definitely the best face AI has created for me so far.
I later touched it up in an editor and added realistic eyes to it. Gorgeous results! I’m working on creating a cover for it. I’ll post it once it’s done.
I also gave Midjourney a try last night since I’ve heard a lot about it. I ran out of the free trial but before I did, it created this awesome thing for me.
Merlin’s workshop came out even better than I imagined. I might actually change the description in the book to match closer to this. I’m in love.
Another one I’ve played with a lot is Dream by Wombo. This one doesn’t have limits but it doesn’t get to high resolution. Don’t try faces on it. Omc, it creates monster faces, but it’s really good at abstract art and settings.
So here’s Glass Garden City as imagined by Dream.
It’s a really cool toy. And did I say free?
I’ve also used Dall-e mini and Craiyon. They’re cool to play with but results are low quality.
Another cool one is Portrait style transfer with DualStyleGAN. This one creates faces. You supply an image and it creates a new face out of it and then you can apply a style to it to adjust it a bit.
This is Carnelia, btw.
Of course there’s also Artbreeder that everyone basically knows, but I don’t love it too much. Faces seem to be too similar to each other and as far as settings, it doesn’t respond to prompts the way I’d like.
From the ones I’ve tried, Night cafe is my fave so far because it offers a lot of flexibility, has a free tier and options to turn an image to high resolution once you generate something that’s worth the extra.
I might run a few abstracts created with Dream through Night cafe to increase their quality. I wonder how AI correcting work by another AI will come out.
What about you? Have you played with AI art yet? Which one?
Want to showcase your favorite creations?
If you give me other ai generator suggestions, I can add them to the list.