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Generative AI Art

By : Oliver Theobald
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Generative AI Art

By: Oliver Theobald

Overview of this book

The course introduces the basic concepts of artificial intelligence and its application in art, making it accessible even to those without a technical background. This foundation paves the way for exploring the nuances of effective prompt crafting, a critical skill for generating bespoke AI artwork. The course focuses on hands-on demonstrations with leading AI art software, including Craiyon and Midjourney, offering step-by-step guides to harness these tools effectively. Through practical examples, learners will understand how to navigate image prompts, masking techniques, framing, and lighting to enhance the visual appeal of their creations. The significance of navigating these elements is underscored, highlighting their role in achieving consistency and originality in AI-generated art. The course wraps up by delving into the remixing of popular art styles, the art of creating compelling text prompts, and the critical aspects of image rights, ethics, privacy, and originality in the digital art space. By concluding with recommended resources, learners are equipped to continue their journey in AI art, fueled by inspiration and a solid understanding of the field's possibilities and responsibilities.
Table of Contents (17 chapters)
Free Chapter
1
INTRODUCTION
2
A GENTLE INTRODUCTION TO AI
3
THE ART OF THE PROMPT
4
AI ART SOFTWARE
5
CRAIYON DEMONSTRATION
6
MIDJOURNEY DEMONSTRATION
7
AI-GENERATED PROMPTS
8
IMAGE PROMPTS & MASKING
9
FRAMING & LIGHTING
10
PARAMETERS
11
CONSISTENCY
12
REMIXING POPULAR STYLES OF ART
13
USEFUL TEXT PROMPTS
14
IMAGE RIGHTS
15
ETHICS, PRIVACY & ORIGINALITY
16
CONCLUSION
17
RECOMMENDED RESOURCES

PARAMETERS

 

Now that you’re more familiar with using text prompts and a variety of modifiers including framing and lighting, let’s talk about advanced commands using what are called "parameters", "switches", or "flags".

Note that parameters, including how they are triggered and defined, are subject to the software solution you are using. This means you will need to familiarize yourself with the unique parameters for each software solution you wish to use. Also, in some cases, basic software will have few to no parameters available, which means you’ll need to look for more advanced options such as Midjourney and DALL-E to unleash your full artistic potential.

For this chapter, we will be using Midjourney to demonstrate different parameter options.

Earlier, in Chapter 6, we learned how to create a basic text prompt in Midjourney using /imagine to produce a grid of four images.

 

Example 1

/imagine battle on a desolate...