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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

MIDJOURNEY DEMONSTRATION

 

In this chapter, we will explore Midjourney, which is one of the most popular software options for creating AI art.

In order to use Midjourney, you should be at least 13 years old and meet the minimum age of digital consent in your country. If you aren’t old enough or you have younger family members who want to use Midjourney, a parent or guardian can agree to the terms on the user’s behalf. Note that Midjourney takes an active stance in ensuring its platform maintains a PG-13 and family-friendly environment. This includes the following warning on their website: “Do not create images or use text prompts that are inherently disrespectful, aggressive, or otherwise abusive.” They also state, “No adult content or gore… Please avoid making visually shocking or disturbing content. We will block some text inputs automatically.”

In addition, you might encounter instances where specific words or phrases are restricted...