Today, there is a lot of talk about artificial intelligence and its many areas of application, but already in 2018, AI systems were used to create art. In that year, in fact, Edmond de Belamy created by Paris-based arts-collective Obvious was the first artwork created through AI to be sold at auction by Christie’s. Despite the astonishment of many, the work sold for an impressive $432,000.
But what is artificial intelligence? AI is a machine learning system that relies on the ability to acquire, process, and generate information. The human has to give input to the machine to support and begin the creation process based on an algorithm.
It is not a question of reviving the dualism between man and machine that has been analyzed in books and films in the past, but rather of finding a fusion between the possibilities of AI tools and the creativity of the human mind, i.e., between algorithms and ideas.
Indeed, AI allows for boosting creative processes, adopting new styles, and creating original digital works of art. As a matter of fact, AI systems allow images and videos to be created in a simple and intuitive way and are very versatile: just a few strings of text are enough to create unique masterpieces.
Creating artwork with AI image generators
Even if you are not properly an artist, you can generate wonderful creations of digital art with the aid of some AI tools.
We tested many and recently found CF Spark Art from Creative Fabrica. This tool allows you to create AI art using a prompt. Basically, it means you just have to put into words what you have in mind and click the ’ignite’ button to start this unique creative process.
At this point, the AI image generator will return an image: usually, the result is impressive. Revisited famous artworks, human figures, animals, natural landscapes, cyberpunk scenarios, kawaii anime, and watercolor paintings, for example, are elements that can be mixed to create a unique combination.
You can save it and download it, or continue generating more images if you are not satisfied.
If anything is missing from the initial prompt, or you want something different, you can also iterate the AI process by writing a new prompt or adding some details to the existing one.
Usually, AI image generators require the user to make a subscription. This tool from Creative Fabrica can be used for free but you have the chance to buy Speed credits. These allow you to jump the queue, realize your artwork faster, and also add multiple creations in the queue.
Create a good prompt for stunning images
If you want to get the most out of AI image generation, a crucial thing is to pay attention to the creation of prompts. A prompt is an indication given to artificial intelligence systems to achieve a specific result. Basically, you have to translate your idea into keywords, specifying what the image should contain.
If you want a precise result, write a prompt with more than 3 words, mixing abstract and concrete. Then, add an adjective and, if you want to try to reproduce the style of a famous painter, you can also enter his name or a particular style.
Therefore, if you are short of inspiration, you can use some tools such as Creative Fabrica’s prompt builder PromptoMANIA or have a look at the Prompt Book for examples.
One tip for creating effective prompts is to take inspiration from the AI artist community and focusing not so much on the elements that you would like to be present in the image, but rather on details, such as the style or lighting.
If you want to take your AI creations to the next level, don’t miss the chance to learn from talented crafters, by enrolling in online workshops.