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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

CRAIYON DEMONSTRATION

 

To create our first AI-generated design, let’s explore Craiyon.com, which is one of the quickest and easiest options to start your journey with generative AI art.

In terms of getting started, there are far fewer steps to creating your first art piece than Midjourney and DALL-E. There is no sign-up, no verification, and nothing to download. In fact, all you need to do is go to craiyon.com, enter your text prompt in the search bar and click the orange “Draw” button.

You will need to wait 1-2 minutes for the model to generate your request. Once it’s done, Craiyon will display nine options in a three-by-three grid for you to choose from.

 

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Figure 17: Chewbacca style puppy created on Craiyon.com

 

Next, we can test some of Craiyon’s basic features, including negative prompting and style design. For example, we can dictate elements we don’t want to include in the image using negative prompting, such as...