Tools and Resources for AI Art

Looking to get started with AI art? A good place to start is one of the  popular apps  like Wombo or NightCafe. You can get a quick sense of how you can use words and phrases to guide image generation. Read up on  prompt engineering  to improve your results. Then you can graduate up to using Google Colab notebooks linked below like Disco Diffusion.  If you have a good nVidia GPU of your own then you can also use  Visions of Chaos  to run the most popular notebooks locally. If you want to train your own Ai models check out the  Ai art model training  page.

Text to Image

There are a TON of shared Google Colab notebooks floating around for doing text to image with pre-trained GAN and diffusion models. I've been compiling the ones I come across and try out and find interesting. Please hit me up on twitter (@pharmapsychotic) if you know a cool notebook that I am missing! Disco Diffusion is most popular right now. @zippy731 made a great Disco Guide and Quick-Eyed Sky has a nice Youtube playlist covering Disco to help get you going.

Image Super-resolution

Image to Text




Prompt Engineering

To get good results with CLIP guided diffusion and VQGAN+CLIP you need to find the right words and phrases that will direct the neural network to the content and style you are looking for.


You can generate music with AI using OpenAI's Jukebox. You can prompt Jukebox with an artist and music genre or with a short audio clip in WAV format. It generates new music for you in phases of increasing quality (level_2, level_1, level_0) and takes about 8 hours on Colab.


AI Art Discord Servers

There are quite a few Discord servers dedicated now to AI artists or discussing text to image techniques.

Book Reviews

Cool Apps

No Code AI Art tools
Online Galleries to Showcase Art

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