Today, June 10th, is World Art Nouveau Day. My recent photo of statues in a Laotian Buddhist temple is about as far as you can get from the Art Nouveau movement. So it is a perfect image to play with in AI image generation software. I have used three online sites, two of which I discussed in previous posts: ImgCreator.AI, Dream by WOMBO, and Night Cafe (https://nightcafe.studio/). Using the image above as a visual and short text prompts, with or without the addition of styles, AI came up with some interesting images. I am amazed at the variations and perplexed by some of the cultural missteps, and amused by the mishmash of body parts.
Art Nouveau – maybe
Night Cafe: Using a Start Image In Night Cafe requires at least a one word text prompt, which can be selected from the Advanced Prompt Editor or provided by user. I think the first image is my favorite. Art Nouveau as a text prompt produced mostly female subjects.
Dream by WOMBO: Dream allows an optional Input Image but the image shape is limited to 9:6 online; the image must be cropped to fit the dimensions. Only the left side of the original image was used. At least one text prompt is required with an image. A small selection of Art Styles are available.
ImgCreator.AI: Allows only Text Input or Image Input, with the addition of a category and a style for each create command. I was not able to apply an Art Nouveau prompt to the original image. The category and style menus are limited under Image Input.
Image Input Only
Text Input Only: Art Nouveau
Note: This post is one of a series in my attempt to forestall becoming a uninformed Luddite with regard to artificial intelligence (AI) and its positives and negatives when using existing images instead of just text to generate new images. I’ve decide to explore some of the current software options. Many free programs are available, though free is a fluid term. To produce higher quality, higher resolution, and sharper images, many programs charge credit based “fees” or require subscriptions.