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Why VJ_DMTFL wants to be the most colourful AI artist in your feed

Why VJ_DMTFL wants to be the most colourful AI artist in your feed

7 November 2022

VJ_DMTFL talks about the parallels between AI art and Vaporwave, developing their process and the feeling of awe when creating something new.

Artist profile

Ganbrood on developing a unique style, the serendipity of AI and the pace of change

Ganbrood on developing a unique style, the serendipity of AI and the pace of change

12 October 2022

Bas Uterwijk discusses the challenge of using AI tools creatively, what makes a Ganbrood a Ganbrood and why AI art will be the defining art movement of this century.

Artist profile

Jane Adams (aka Nodradek) on what it means to be an artist in a time of constantly evolving technology

Jane Adams (aka Nodradek) on what it means to be an artist in a time of constantly evolving technology

14 September 2022

The artist and researcher on her journey so far, how the Metaverse brings people together, the joys and grind of StyleGAN training and why artists shouldn't be defined by their medium.

Artist profile Interview

How to run Stable Diffusion in Google Colab

How to run Stable Diffusion in Google Colab

7 September 2022

Stable Diffusion is a cutting-edge text-to-image AI model that quickly creates stunning images from a simple prompt. In this guide I'll show you how to set up and run it yourself in Google Colab.

How-to guide Stable Diffusion

images_ai on artistic freedom, why artists shouldn't fear AI and how we can use open source tools to counter big tech

images_ai on artistic freedom, why artists shouldn't fear AI and how we can use open source tools to counter big tech

29 August 2022

Images_ai was my first introduction to AI art back in July 2021 and I know I'm not the only one who got their start thanks to their resources and support. I caught up with them to find out how they got started, learn more about their artistic process and get their thoughts on the legal and moral issues around large AI models such as Dall-E and Stable Diffusion.

Artist profile Interview

AI artist intervew: Makeitrad

AI artist intervew: Makeitrad

15 August 2022

Makeitrad on building the ultimate creative tools, generating crystals, combining the natural with the digital and the importance of originality.

Artist profile Interview

A year in AI art

A year in AI art

6 July 2022

I was hooked the moment I first tried VQGAN+CLIP back in July last year. The excitement of watching a brand-new image emerge just doesn't fade. This is almost every piece I created between July 2021 and July 2022.

Art

Zoom, enhance! Using AI to enlarge images without losing quality

Zoom, enhance! Using AI to enlarge images without losing quality

17 May 2022

Super-resolution AI models are a new way of enlarging images without sacrificing image quality. Here is a comparison of the leading options as well as a brief background on how they work.

Super-resolution Comparison

Writing good VQGAN+CLIP prompts part three – environmental modifiers

Writing good VQGAN+CLIP prompts part three – environmental modifiers

5 May 2022

How to use environmental modifiers such as materials, lighting and surroundings to further refine your AI generated images.

VQGAN+CLIP How-to guide

Using initial images with VQGAN + Clip

Using initial images with VQGAN + Clip

6 April 2022

What initial images are, how they work, and how to use them effectively to create better art with VQGAN + CLIP.

VQGAN+CLIP How-to guide

Writing good VQGAN+CLIP prompts part two – artist and genre modifiers

Writing good VQGAN+CLIP prompts part two – artist and genre modifiers

31 March 2022

Techniques and ideas to use artist and genre prompts with VQGAN + CLIP to shape your images and create better images.

VQGAN+CLIP How-to guide

Writing good VQGAN+CLIP prompts part one – basic prompts and style modifiers

Writing good VQGAN+CLIP prompts part one – basic prompts and style modifiers

16 March 2022

This is the first in a series of guides where I’ll go through some techniques on how to write better prompts, improve the quality of your generated images and get the best out of VQGAN+CLIP.

VQGAN+CLIP How-to guide

An introduction  to creating AI art with VQGAN+CLIP

An introduction to creating AI art with VQGAN+CLIP

15 March 2022

In this guide I'll show you how to get started making art with cutting-edge AI tools. It’s easy and fun and you’ll soon be able to make some unique and amazing artworks.

VQGAN+CLIP How-to guide

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