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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

THE ART OF THE PROMPT

 

To produce generative AI art, you will first need to write what’s called a text prompt, which serves as an instruction to the AI model, outlining what it is you want to create. A prompt can be as simple as a person sitting at a café or even a single word like café. The AI model will then do its best to generate an image based on the text prompt provided.

 

A collage of a person sitting at a table  Description automatically generated

Figure 4: A person sitting at a café (Midjourney)

 

Similar to how individuals have their own unique approach of using keywords and phrases to search on Google or other search engines, there is no set methodology or code for writing text prompts. This means a prompt can be anything from a list of words separated by commas (i.e. bear, tree), a fragment of a sentence (i.e. bear under a tree), an imperative (i.e. sketch a bear next to a tree), or a full sentence (i.e. A sketch of a bear sitting under a tree.). Correct grammar isn’t necessary as long as the instructions...