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20+ AI Art Generators for 2023

AI art generators seems to be everywhere right now.

And to tell you the truth, they are not going to leave anytime soon.

Instead, they will change our society very deeply in many ways, forever.

Imagine not having to hire an illustrator for your next self published book, being able to generate high quality images for your business at a fraction of the cost or even decorating your house with premium fine art at a fraction of the cost ?

Awesome, right ?

Then, in this post, I'm gonna share with you more than 20 picks when it comes to AI art generators.

I'll also add a bonus for you right at the end, so bear with me and ...

... Let's dive in.

How Can AI Art Generator Make Your Life Better in 2023 ?

As I said earlier, AI art generators are here to stay and their impact on our lives is probably beyond anything we can imagine right now.

Anyway, here are a few ways you can make the most out of the AI art generators I'm about to share with you :

  • stock and product photography;
  • creation of illustration for independent games (card / tabletop / video games), comics, books covers and album art.
  • animations and videos (a bit like an automated version of Canva or Adobe Illustrator)
  • high definition art from low resolution images (pixel art characters or blurred images) or low quality images (such as children's drawings)
  • art from guiding input such as photos;
  • inpainting i.e. adding or removing contents in images;
  • outpainting - that is expanding an existing image beyond its borders while keeping the same style.

15 Best AI Art Generators

 

1. Canva


The well-known design tool is now offering a free AI art generator.

It's free, as you might expect, and comes with many styles including Photo, Drawing, Painting, 3D, Pattern and Concept Art.

You give the Ai some text describing what you're looking for, pick your preferred style and you get an image you can enhance using the built-in photo editor.

Later on, you can combine your generated image with other Canva's media library images to get unique design.

Get started here : https://www.canva.com/features/ai-image-generator/

2. Craiyon

Craiyon is an online AI image generator from text. It was formerly known as DALL-E mini even though it isn't related in any way to DALL-E from OpenAI.
 
It is available at the official website and also comes as an android mobile app on Google Play Store. 
 
For personal use like printing on a T-shirt, you can use it free of charge but you need to take a look at the terms of use for details about commercial licenses.
 
By the way, if you can afford to support the project in any way, by a donation or by giving feedback, go for it.
 
Homepage : https://www.craiyon.com
Terms of use : https://www.craiyon.com/terms

3. CF Spark Art

CF Spark Art is an AI art generator for turning text into images like most tools on this list.

It's provided by Creative Fabrica, a company which offers 2 other AI tools beside the art generator : CF Spark Writer for generating copy and CF Spark Patterns that creates repeatable patterns instantly.

When you launch the AI image generator, you can choose from existing prompts or come up with your own, pick your preferred ratio and get up to four variations of your prompt.

From that point on, just publish the one you prefer or proceed to enlarge it further.


4. AI Gahaku

As mentioned on its homepage, Ai Gahaku "generates a masterpiece from your photo".

The generation process is very simple : you upload a photo from your library, choose a painting style (Renaissance, Pop Art,  Epressionism, ...), and get your generated image.

It's free for personal use. To be able to use it for commercial purposes, you have to purchase some image credits.

Homepage : Ai-art.tokyo


5. Jasper.ai

You're probably familiar with the AI copywriting service by Jasper.ai, right ?
 
Now, the same company brought a brand new text-to-image AI art generator.
 
It's easy to use with many styles and supports many languages other than english.
 
Unfortunately, there's no way to use it or even try for free. You have to pay right from the start which may be a deal breaker for many.
 
Anyway, it's a great addition for jasper.ai customer base and for anyone who can afford it.
 
Homepage : https:/www.jasper.ai/art

6. DeepAI


DeepAI is available since 2016 and is from the previous generation of AI art generators.

Even though it's not as impressive as the newer ones, it works quite well and generate good looking images from text input.

You can access it for free online and if you're into software development, DeepAI has an API.

Feel free to test it. 

7. AISEOArt

 

AISEO is a company that primarily offers a writing assistant powered by AI.The AI image generator offering appears to be more recent.
Nonetheless, this AI image generator is good and really useful. When you access it, pick an image ratio, feed it a description of your desired output and you're good to go.
Usage credits are sold for $9 per 400 credits or $19 for unlimited credits.
 
Homepage : art.aiseo.ai

8. WOMBO Dream

WOMBO Dream is an AI NFT creator.

It works either as a text-to-image or image-to-image AI art generator.

As an text-to-image generator, it takes some text and turns it into a piece of art in various styles.

On the other hand, the image-to-image generation allows you to turn your existing photos into cartoons or paintings.

It's free to use.

Homepage : https://dream.ai


9. Artbreeder


Artbreeder is a tool for improving image quality using AI.

It comes with features for enhancing image quality, generating many variations of a given image.

For instance, if you give it some text as an input plus an image to work on, it gives you back an image on which your instructions have been applied.

Artbreeder has a free tier with many features available, so you can try it right away.

10. Neural Love

Neural Love allows you to enhance your video and images on top of generating AI art.
 
It's a text-to-image generator that comes with an active community and an ecosystem for content generation and enhancement.
 
With very good ratings on TrustPilot, and the ability to start for free, I really think it's worth your time.
 
The pricing system is based on credits.
 
Homepage : https://neural.love

11. StarryAI


StarryAI is a mobile app for generating NFT via a text-to-image AI.

It comes with 5 free credits that can get you started for free.

And if you ever run out of credits, you can either purchase a 1 month pro subscription for $11.99 or buy a 40 credits (pack : $15.99 & premium : $7.99)

12. Fotor

 

Fotor is a user friendly tool for creating NFT art using AI.
 
Just give it an image, even if you're not registered yet, and pick your preferred art style.
 
You can also edit your piece of art in various ways quite easily and download the result easily. 

13. Hotpot.ai

Hotpot.ai is, in fact, a company offering multiple AI based online services like automated copywriting for instance.

It also provides many AI tools for images besides the generator such as background  and object removers, and picture restorer and colorizer.

The pricing is based on a credit system where you purchase credits upfront. However they also have a Karma Tier where they give you access to their products for free or at a discounted price for those on a tight budget like  students, open source developers, non profits, startup and pretty much anyone who can't afford their services.

Hotpot.ai also has a twitter bots available for free and an API if you want to add it to your website.

Homepage : https:/hotpot.ai/

Pricing page :https:/hotpot.ai/pricing

 

14. NightCafe

NightCafe is one of the most popular AI art generators right now.
 
It's powerful and comes packed with many features while being easy for beginners.
 
The best part about NightCafe is its community and its credit reward system that allows you to earn credits for participating in the community.
 
You get free usage credits when you get started and can buy more later on for an extended use of the generator.
 
Homepage : creator.nightcafe.studio

15. DALL-E 2

DALL-E 2 is an AI image generator developed by OpenAI, the company behind GPT-3, the AI powering many content generation services.

It's very impressive and comes with an easy to use interface which can be used to create pretty much anything you can imagine : illustrations, book covers, ...

You can use it to add details to existing images or even extend them.

However, you need to join a waitlist and get an invite before being able to try it.

Homepage : https://open.ai/dall-e-2/

 


16. Deep Dream Generator

Deep Dream is an image-to-image AI art generator by Aifnet which started out as a way for scientists and engineers to explore deep neural network applied to images.

It generates new images based on the image you feed it. You can use it to create a piece of art in different styles : Deep Style, Thin Style or Deep Dream.

You have to select a category for the image to be generated like landscapes for instance. This helps Deep Dream generate more realistic images.

Beside the Deep Dream Generator, there's a text-to-image generator powered by Stable  Diffusion available on the same website.

It's free to use.

Homepage : https://deepdreamgenerator.com


17. Stablecog

Stablecog is an open source AI art generator powered by Stable Diffusion which I'll describe later on in this post.

It requires some technical skills to be setup properly on your own but the results are worth the efforts.

There's an instance available that you can use for free at stablecog.com and a discord server for interacting with the community.

Check out the GitHub repository if you feel like trying it.

https://github.com/yekta/stablecog

Homepage : https://stablecog.com

Discord server : https://stablecog.com/discord

 

18. RunwayML


RunwayML mainly provides you with machine learning tools for generating digital imagery.

It allows you among other things to edit videos and remove background from videos without green screens.

You can also use it to create animations and 3D models that you can enhance later on using relative motion analysis.

On top of that, if you're more of a team player, you can collaborate with other editors on a given project.

RunwayML has a free tier, so feel free to give it a shot.

19. Images.AI

 

This is another AI image generator powered by Stable Diffusion.
 
It's provided by Unite.AI free of charge and is a great way to test Stable Diffusion if you don't have the time or the skills to do it on your own.
 
Homepage : https://images.ai

20. Stable Diffusion

 
Stable Diffusion by Stability AI is my favorite on this list for being both powerful, free and open source with a permissive license.
 
It's the AI image generation model underlying many text-to-image generators out there and allows you to generate an image from an existing image too.
 
The GitHub repository is publicly available but you can use the instances of Stable Diffusion mentioned on this list to avoid any hassle or go for the public demos on HuggingFace.
 
By the way, Stability AI has its own tool, Dream Studio, in beta right now. It looks promising like other up and coming open source AI tools currently in development.
 
Stability AI : https://stability.ai
 
 
 
 

21. Photosonic

Photosonic is an AI image generator by Writesonic, the online content service.

It allows you to generate images from a text prompt or an existing image in various styles going from photorealism to cartoon.

You can try it for free upon signing up.

Homepage : https://photosonic.writesonic.com


22. MidJourney

Can you name an AI art generator that won an art contest against real artists ?

Yes, it's Midjourney.

To access it, you need to register on the official waiting listing first. If your application is successful, you'll be invited to a Discord server where you'll be able to interact with the tool.

You'll have to send prompt in the form of "/imagine ...".

Keep in mind, however, that you only have 25 queries for the free trial. You need to be accepted as a demo user to get more details about the pricing.

Official waiting list : https://o9q981dirmk.typeform.com/to/zZtF1mVc

23. Big Sleep


Big Sleep is a python based AI art generator that allows you to generate images from a python script.

Unfortunately, you need some coding skills to use it as you need to set it up yourself from the code available on GitHub for free.

Anyway, you can get up and running with Big Sleep using minimal coding skills. Give it a try.


Bonus

1. prompts.com

Prompts.com is an AI prompts search engine which allows you to search images and prompts for many AI art generators including  DALL-E, Stable Diffusion, MidJourney and Lithograph.

Homepage : http://prompt.com

2. promptoMania

promptoMANIA is an AI art community with an online prompt builder supporting many AI art generators like CreativeFabrica Spark and Stable Diffusion.

Homepage : https://promptomania.com

 

3. VanceAI

VanceAI isn't an AI art generator per se, it rather  provides AI tools for enhancing and editing your photos.

You can use it to remove the background from your photos, sharpen and colorize your images, and turning your selfies into anime portraits among many other features.

To use the online web service, you need to buy credits but there's an alternative desktop app, VanceAI PC , you can buy separately for Windows.

Homepage : https://vanceai.com

Closing

This is a all for today's post.

And if you were to remember only one thing, it should be that AI art generators are on the rise right now and there are many options available both free and paid.

Do your best to get the most out of this trend and get ready for  the feature.

You can also set up an AI art generator for your business or your startup quite easily thanks to the open source models like Stable Diffusion and the generous free tiers that allow you to get started for free.

Stay tuned as there's more coming soon and join the newsletter below to get notified when I have something for you.

If you have questions, or some feedback to share with me, feel free to drop a comment below.

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This article was updated on January 2, 2023

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