Create Stunning AI Art Using Craiyon, DALL-E and Midjourney: A Guide to Generated Art for Everyone - Epub + Converted PDF
خلاصه: When I decided to write this book, I had no idea what I had gotten myself into. At first, it was going to be a 5000-or-so word book, and it was just going to be a little primer about Craiyon, or “Dall-E mini”, as it was called at the time. Craiyon is a generative art artificial intelligence program and, since you’ve picked up this book, you probably already know what it does. However, I will allow for the following possibilities: 1. This book was a present, which is good, because at least you didn’t get socks 2. You only bought it to impress the hot, artistically-inclined hottie that’s hawt at school. The good news? You just put food on my table. The bad news? It’s not going to work. If any of the above are the case, let me bring you up to speed: Craiyon, and other similar AI art generation programs will let you enter a text prompt (tip: get used to the word “prompt”) and then create an image based on that text prompt. For example, you could ask for “a frog eating a bagel in a pond on Titan, edward hopper style” and the AI would do its best to return a picture that’s relevant to your prompt. Of course, this being AI, the results could end up being hilariously bad, but that’s also part of the fun. As any decent fellow writing a book about any subject would do, I went ahead and did my research on the matter, and while trying to find alternatives to Craiyon, I came upon DALL-E, which was (and still is, at the time of writing) in invite-only beta. I also discovered what would probably end up being my wife, if it was human and could cook creamy risotto, and I wasn’t already married: Midjourney. Of course, there are many more out there, often with their own twist on the formula. Nightcafe will actually let you print your creations and have them mailed to your address, while StarryAI will let you generate NFTs right then and there. Stable Diffusion is another big contender that I’ll be following with much interest. I have used most of them (for you, dear reader) and I can tell you that DALL-E and Midjourney beat the alternatives (with the exception of Stable Diffusion) into a pulp and use it to fertilize their plants, while Craiyon often returns such ingenious results that is definitely worth keeping around. After using the plethora of newfangled AI tools that suddenly sprang up on the web, I know that writing a book only about Craiyon was no longer an option. This book had to become the bible of AI- generated art books, or I had failed. Of course, it also had to be shipped in a reasonable amount of time, so I released it in a form that I consider to be finished, but far from complete. This means that content will be added to this book very regularly, and you’ll be able to download the updated version to your device any time you wish. At the time of writing, the book has already seen two updates, and many more are coming as this is a vibrant, active field in its early days, and that requires constant attention and revisions.