Have you ever wanted to create stunning and unique art but were limited by your drawing abilities or intimidated by digital drawing tools like Procreate? Do you dream of expressing your creativity without the frustration of trying to create a masterpiece by hand? You don’t have to be a skilled artist to create fantastic artwork. With artificial intelligence (AI) tools like Dall-e 2 and Midjourney, you can unlock your inner artist and bring your creative visions to life. I was overwhelmed with the features of Procreate and wanted an outlet to be creative when I found AI art generators. Now our only limitation is the imagination.
Dall-e 2: Creating Images from Text
Dall-e 2 is an AI tool that can create imaginative images from text. To use it, you need to describe the image you want to make, and Dall-e 2 will generate a visual representation of your description. The tool is handy for generating abstract or surreal renderings that might be difficult to create by hand, along with photo-realistic images.
- Sign up for an account on OpenAI, and you can start creating art from your browser.
- Start by writing a simple description of the image you want to create. The more specific your description, the better your image will be. You can even create art in the style of anime.
- Use descriptive language to capture the color, texture, and shape of the object or scene you want to create. As a bonus, you can ask it to make in an Impressionist style or pixels like Minecraft.
- Once you have written your description, submit it to Dall-e 2 and wait for the tool to generate an image based on your description.
- If you’re not happy with the image, you can tweak your description and submit it again until you get what you want.
- When you are happy with your image, you can download it for your creative projects.
- Experiment with Dall-e 2 by using different descriptions and prompts to generate various images. With practice, you can create stunning and imaginative artwork using this AI tool.
Tips for using AI art tools
While AI art tools can be powerful for unlocking your inner artist, you must know how to use the prompts to create, experiment, and play with the tools to generate the most creative designs.
How to use Dall-e 2 prompts
- To create an image in the style of an impressionist artist, use descriptive language that emphasizes color and texture. For example, you might say, “a field of wildflowers with soft pastel hues and a gentle breeze.”
- To achieve a modern art style, focus on geometric shapes and bold colors, such as “a series of sharp, angular lines in contrasting primary colors.”
- For a specific art style, like a Japanese woodblock print, use cultural references and descriptive language, such as “a mountain landscape with misty forests and a red sun in the background.”
- To create cyberpunk images that are both clean and detailed, use precise and detailed descriptions of the technological elements in the picture. For example, you might say, “a futuristic cityscape with gleaming skyscrapers, hovering drones, and sleek, neon-lit cars.”
By experimenting with different prompts and techniques, you can unlock your inner artist with AI tools and create stunning, unique artwork.
My early AI art experiments
- Fire & Ice Roses – photos – my favorite roses
- Fire & Ice Dragons – partly inspired by Game of Thrones and my favorite roses
- Erte inspired.- art deco – inspired by my mom’s love of Erte
Next up: Midjourney – Turning Sketches & Text into Masterpieces
Midjourney is an AI tool that can turn simple sketches, text prompts, photos, or existing artwork into intricate, Detailed images. This tool is helpful for artists who have played with Dall-e 2 and want high-definition (HD) professional-quality artwork. It will include an overview of using Midjourney and examples of beautiful artwork created using the tool.