Yesterday I sort of dissed NightCafe . . . and, it’s true that trying to make something that looks realistic is a near-impossible task . . . so the answer is to not worry about realism and just go for broke, which is what I did . . .

but first, three offerings by Dream by WOMBO. I’m posting them because I find the engine fun to work with, and there are still many options I’ve not explored.

As mentioned before, the same prompt and style will not generate the same graphic because there’s also a random number generator that picks a seed photo. Of course, you can provide your own, but I’ve yet to try doing that.

I’ve not tried it because there are still many styles to try.

I wish they would be more consistent with their looks . . . the fact that two identical prompts and styles can give you drastically different results makes it difficult to plan out something specific.

In that regard, it’s fun to play with, but frustrating to create with.

But, on to NightCafe . . .

As a reminder, the voting for Round 5 of the Title Writing Prompt challenge closes at Noon, Tuesday, August 16th. That’s in 5 days. If you are interested in reading the stories and voting, or if you’ve read the stories and have yet to vote, there’s no time like the present.

You can find the poll and stories links in THIS post.

We had a small bump in votes after the previous reminder, but we’ve since again stalled. I suggest voting as early as possible before all the good votes are taken.

Now, then . . . . AI Digital Art Generators. As predicted, I wasted a bit more time with these tools, and I have some thoughts about them.

Before we get there, let’s begin with NightCafe.

Can you guess the prompt for this creation?

Before I go on, other than the last of my efforat with NightCafe, the images are fairly low-resolution and small because I only enhanced the last one.

Anyway, here’s the prompt I used to generate that image:

rainman detailed matte painting Pendleton Ward detailed painting majolica silver nitrate photo r/Art firey dystopian 8K 3D 

You needn’t try to interpret the prompt other than to know I was trying to generate a graphic for my contribution to this round’s title offering, Rainman. The first effort with each generator consisted of just giving the title. The rest of the stuff are things that affect the look of what’s generated.

Obviously, I can’t see much applicable to “rainman” in the above graphic . . . maybe this next prompt might generate something more like what I had envisioned . . .

rainman in arid landscape hyperdetailed photorealism digital illustration 3D shading thunderstorm landscape beautiful

Some might remember when I played with Deep Dream Generator a few years ago. If you need a refresher, read THIS post, and, if you are a masochist, links to all related posts are HERE. The SmugMug Gallery collecting all those images is at this LINK. Warning: there are 382 images, and while many are (in my opinion) very good, there are many where I was trying out stuff and learning.

What is Deep Dream Generator? Well, it’s a bit like what I do with Topaz Studio when I artsify my images. Essentially, it blends the content, style, and colors of one image with the style of another to generate a mishmash with elements of both.

For the sake of this post, here are a few images to give you a flavor of what Deep Dream could generate:

Hummingbird photo plus Lava photo.
Buffalo and tree bark.
Gorilla and Singer sewing machine

Some of the photos are small because you ‘earned’ abilities and options the more you used the app. By the way, the site is still active; it’s just that I lost interest in it and moved on; however, my account is still active (HERE).