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How To Make AI Generated Art | A Comprehensive Guide

Updated: Dec 8, 2022


A guide to How to make ai generated art
An unedited AI art generated by Midjourney for prompt "A witch levitating above the highest sea wave, stormy weather, ultra-realistic, haunted, 8K"

When looking at the ever-evolving journey of art, I often come across resources that tend to leave a mark forever. Last night was the same- I went through a research paper explaining the tightening relationship between art and artificial intelligence. While I bias myself toward the traditional art forms, it is definitely stupid to keep my hands off of something as amazing as the AI Art Generators. There are a lot of them to try, so many in fact that I cannot even count how many I have used to exercise my imagination. Today, is no different, but instead of giving life to one of my many thoughts, I decided to take you on a ride and answer the growing query on the web, How to make AI generated art?


Before moving to the exact answer, however, I will include information that may help you in several ways.


Benefits And Challenges Of AI Generated Art.


An AI art by Jason Allen called Théâtre D’opéra Spatial that won at an art competition
An AI art by Jason Allen called "Théâtre D’opéra Spatial" that won at an art competition | Source: Jason Allen

Before we try to dedicate our special hours and precious time to something, we must always know its importance and risks. Yes, you almost guessed rightly. You are here for a quick evaluation of the advantages and disadvantages of AI art. Knowing them will also prevent you from being baffled around when you have serious questions.


Keeping things straight, let me first tell you its few advantages.


Images created by AI in the video can be used as movie props, especially in supernatural scenarios not filmed in actual life. That means you can host your Conjuring scenes or your haunted imagination. Even I think the best thing is to display one of the counters of such incidents through images, which AI creates through our words. The next is that AI thinks beyond a standard to fabricate unimaginable samples, many difficult or impossible to imagine for human beings. This artistic work might even inspire larger projects and help people get creative. The art generated from AI evolves with the development of the Artificial Intelligence Model as well as the changes in information that the algorithms are learning. Now let me give you a few hints of the disadvantages.



As AI art is a result of machines creating it, it does not have emotional resonance or connection to the human experience. Therefore, it cannot be valuable. Furthermore, anyone can create it, making it neither exclusive nor beneficial. In brief, everyone is an artist but without talent. But we are still trying!


Next, let me share with you the best AI art tools where you can let your imagination run wild.


7 Best AI Art Generator Tools To Experiment.


As you can see, I am not telling you about as many AI tools as I would have liked, but I am keeping things short by telling you about the best ones. Here's a list of the magic tools, which you can use, so roll yourself up and let's get started.


1. GoArt.


On number one, we have the best method of creating NFT art by displaying photographs. Photo generator, GoArt allows for the creation of nifty-graphics. You do not need any design experience to use Fotor. It brooks beginners a little more flexibility. Fotor's AI art tool can turn your imagination into digital artwork within minutes. There are no technical details involved in these processes. Plus, you will have more than 1000 template choices, which makes it easy to choose the best one among hundreds. Fotor specializes in NFT in AI art. Once you create an incredible masterpiece, you can export it to any NFT market. NFT lovers, tether yourself to the chair and rejoice with your magical words!


2. DALL-E 2.


Truly mesmerizing and market dominator, on second, we have the best in producing photo-realistic photographs. DALL-E 2 is a software application that allows you to engender high-quality digital images. The only sad thing is that the tools are not yet available to all users. At this stage, the software waitlist is available for your application. A generative artificial intelligence image generation model developed by OPEN AI is similar to that which created GPT3, a most powerful natural language processing algorithm. OpenAsi claims you can use DALL-E 2 to design a product or make an illustration. Sounds fascinating to you? A further advantage of this tool is that it makes beautiful images in a simple way, which anyone can create.



3. Midjourney.


A large number of people are familiar with this application due to its optimum quality and accessibility via Discord. Midjourney is a well-known yet seldom accessible AI art-engineering software. You can access the invitation to its Discord server via the official website. It doesn't sound that complex, and trust me, it is not. Even if it is, it is worthwhile as once you're inside, you will be surprised! Before you start making out your mind, you can view the creations that other individuals created using this tool. Midjourney is one tool that wins an art competition by beating real artists. Is this not true? Well, it is a disappointment for humans. But the truth is that it is worth a shot for anyone.


4. NightCafe Creator.


Another AI tool is NightCafe Creators. The app supports two methods for AI generation. Both tools will reimagine images according to their choice, while another will make art using text. Furthermore, it also provides simple edit tools that allow you to change artwork, as long as the original image is valid. One thing worth mentioning is that the software can be adapted to the printing and distribution requirements of museums for museum-quality papers using AI. Presently, NightCafe Creator produces more than 2.5 Million pieces of AI artwork.


5. Stable Diffusion.


Next, we have a tool ideal for converting images. Stable diffusion uses new advances in AI for text conversion. Developed by Stability AI, it is a recent AI art generator that comes on its own. This software is free of cost and can produce excellent images. It should be easy to test with the browser version. Simply go to their website to create images. You can even use them for your non-commercial use without any cost with free licenses availability. Stability AI provides two AI art generator tools. You can try both, however, note the demo version should take around 15 minutes to generate images.



6. Artbreeder.


Lastly, we have an online software program for combining pictures to create a hybrid. Here, the user first determines the category for the generation of an image and then merges as many photographs as needed from the database. Afterward, the application creates the images corresponding to the most crucial features in the input images. Artbreeder is a collaborative project that allows users to build images from one source that leads them to various paths.


You can try every tool out and find the best for your spare time. Now let me give you quick steps to create AI-generated art.


How To Make AI Generated Art?


Finally, the most awaited section is here- a list of nine steps to creating AI art. However, as there are so many to experiment with, I am limiting this guide to only the Midjourney, which you can start experimenting with for free.


1. Visit Midjourney.com


2. Click on Join the beta option.

A screenshot showing Midjourney AI art tool's Homepage

3. Accept the group invitation by entering the username.


A screenshot showing Discord invitation of Midjourney Beta community

4. Create a discord account if you don't already have one. This step requires your date of birth, email address and verification for the same.


A screenshot showing Email Verified for Discord account creation

5. Click on the Midjourney icon and navigate to one of the Newcomer rooms.


A screenshot showing Midjourney discord group and the rooms for newbies

6. Select the prompt /imagine and type the image details you are looking to create. The AI tool will take around a minute to produce initial images.


A screenshot of Midjourney discord group and the prompt for art creation

7. Next, you can upscale or make variations of the desired options.


A screenshot showing first set of images created for prompt and the upscale option and variation options for them
U dedicates Upscale and V dedicates Variation for the generated art

8. Further, you can upscale to max or remaster the creation.


Midjourney's Discord group screenshot showing generated image and the options to upscale to max and remaster

9. Lastly, click on the image and download the file.


Final AI art that can be downloaded in max resolution

Your AI art has been generated, but wait, we still have things to discuss.



The Algorithms & Neural Network AI Rely Upon To Create Art.


It is crucial to learn the operation before we head to see it working miraculously. Don't hesitate, as I will not describe these terms in a complex manner but instead give you the briskest information.


Artificial neural networks can create images and videos by combining existing images and later modifying them. Breaking out the term, what are neural systems? Simple, they can make images or videos that resemble the artistic style or produce videos or pictures similar to one or more types of art. The simplest way to create new works using the style of other existing works can be done by the Generative Adversarial Network.


Making things easy, I will take you through the meaning of GAN or Generative Adversarial Network. So taking the last section of this article, allow me to explain it to you.


What Is GAN?


Art created with artificial intelligence often involves GAN. Generative Adversarial Network trains two submodels simultaneously. The first is a generic model programmed for the creation of new examples, and the second is a discriminating model, which attempts to determine if a given sample is genuine or fraudulent. Both models have been trained simultaneously until the discriminator models are tricked about half the time. When that happens, then the generator's model generates a credible example, which we call, AI art.


Final Words.


That's it from my end! Let me know if this helped you found all your question regarding how to make AI generated art and if I missed anything you know the comments are open to ask further.

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