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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)
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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

CONCLUSION

 

As AI technology develops and adoption expands, it will continue to challenge traditional concepts of artistic expression and redefine what it means to be an artist and content creator.

Using software such as DALL-E or Midjourney, anyone can multiply their design output with little to no budget required and without involving professional human talent. Also, with AI-based tools designed to automate the tedious parts of production, they free up more time for creative steps such as brainstorming, iterating, and experimentation. This offers a new form of leverage that is permissionless; you don’t need anyone’s permission, cooperation, or investment to start your own creative production line.

Career artists and creative professionals, meanwhile, may find themselves needing to upgrade their skills or move into different roles as AI shoulders more of the creative process—especially on the production side. While AI might be threatening or intimidating...