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5 AI art creators to use

AI art creators are being talked about a lot right now. For the curious, there are many sites to choose from, but some are easier to use than others. Here is a list of five different sites you can use to play around with this new technology.

  1. Night Cafe

I’ve put Night Cafe first because I find it to be the easiest one to use. The free part of the site works on a ‘credit’ system and you receive enough free credits to create several different AI arts per day.

You can also view some of the more popular recent arts generated, and importantly see the prompts that were used. Getting the hang of different prompts is the key to going further down the AI art rabbit hole.

Night Cafe also has predetermined art styles you can add to your prompts with the click of a button, making varied art creations easier.

2. Midjourney

Any list without Midjourney would be remiss. This AI is more responsible than any other for putting this technology on more people’s radars, thanks to a piece it generated winning a digital art competition.

Midjourney is used via a dedicated Discord server, and so it has less immediate utility than some of the phone or web-based alternatives. There’s little to help you get going, except other people’s prompts and art scrolling past as you ponder. You can still tr it out for free though.

One helpful feature is the community showcase, showing recently-generated art along with their prompts.

3. Starry AI

If you are more comfortable on a phone than a PC, Starry AI is probably going to be your art generator of choice. Similar to Night Cafe it offers a reasonable daily limit and style prompts you can use to try and shape the art output.

4. Artbreeder

This engine was previous called Ganbreeder, but now focuses on AI art. Artbreeder includes a fun ‘collage‘ option where you can use simple shapes and images to form the basis for your prompts.

5. Pixelz AI

Pixelz AI is also based on Discord, and allots 10 minutes of free server time per day. If you are wanting to create multiple detailed images you will have to limit your usage to get the best results from this one. Unused time will transfer from one day to the next, so you can save up if you want to create something truly epic.

Enjoy your journey!

Whichever AI generator you decide to use, this is technology you can have a lot of fun with. It’s easy to come up with prompts, but far harder to get the exact look you are going for in your mind. You may well see me sharing some images I generate in future articles here, and if you have a go yourself, why not share links to your images in the chat!


5 comments on “5 AI art creators to use

  1. John@justneedsvarnish
    October 29, 2022

    As a dinosaur I didn’t even know such things existed, so I’m going to take a look! Thanks for posting this Dave! 🙂

    Liked by 2 people

    • davekay
      October 30, 2022

      They have started to appear only recently, but they are fun to play with. My plan is to use them to create some new background for miniatures being photographed.

      Liked by 2 people

  2. John@justneedsvarnish
    October 30, 2022

    Now that sounds like a good idea! 🙂

    Liked by 2 people

  3. Azazel
    November 4, 2022

    Thanks for the post and links, Dave
    I’ve played a little with Midjourney but didn’t know the others…

    Liked by 1 person

    • davekay
      November 4, 2022

      There seem to be more websites all the time, but I think there are not as many separate AIs doing the generating

      Liked by 1 person

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