How to start

If you are visiting this page is because you’ve probably seen or been captivated by the art created with AI, you might be wondering whether you can try it out for yourself and how do you start.

I have been reading many posts on reddit and facebook of people asking for help in how to start using AI for Art generation. There is also a lot of confusion and misinformation out there. So the goal of this page is not only to provide you a solid start in world of AI Art Generation but also to guide you through some very basic concepts. If you are a newbie you are in the right place.

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Although we will be talking about AI Art generation in general in this page, our focus is on diffusion algorithms. One of the most popular diffusion algorithm out there is the Stable Diffusion.

Stable Diffusion is a text-to-image model that will empower billions of people to create stunning art within seconds. It is a breakthrough in speed and quality meaning that it can run on consumer GPUs…This will allow both researchers and…the public to run this under a range of conditions, democratising image generation. We look forward to the open ecosystem that will emerge around this and further models to truly explore the boundaries of latent space.

Stability AI

With Stable Diffusion you are able to generate stunning images from a text called prompt. For technical details about Stable Diffusion, please refer to https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stable_Diffusion

How start – A beginners guide

Stable Diffusion

The easiest way to start using Stable Diffusion is using Web Clients directly from you Browser, as you don’t need to install anything in your computer and the results are pretty amazing. Have a look at our curated list for the best Web Clients:

After gaining a bit of experience or, if you are a user with a technical background you can install Stable Diffusion in your local either using one-click-installers or installing your desired fork from a git repository. Have a look at our curated list for the best local installers:

If you don’t have the required hardware for running it locally but you want to experiment with the code, you run Stable Diffusion using Google Colab:

Don’t forget to read our post about basic settings as well as about the most important parameters you can use in Stable Diffusion:


MidJourney is one of the best commercial AI art generators currently available and one of my favourites. The resulting arts from MidJourney will definitely blow your mind – they’re not only unique but some of them are really breathtaking.

Although MidJourney offers a ton of options for AI art generation, it is still very easy to use, being suitable for beginners. After installing Discord and reading the beginners guide you should be able to create your first AI art in about 5 minutes.

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