Created with Midjourney

Artificial intelligence is changing the creative world. All thanks to its amazing algorithms that produce images that are sometimes hard to distinguish from human-made art.

AI can help you bring to life any concept you can imagine, which can be used in different ways. To name a few:

  • Generate appealing graphics for your business
  • Create captivating visuals for your work
  • Produce images for your online website

But, first, you need to know what apps make this possible. Here are my top AI art apps and how to use them.

1. Midjourney: Create AI art with simple prompts

In my opinion, Midjourney is the best app for creating AI art.

Midjourney uses neural networks to produce pictures based on text descriptions. It’s capable of generating images that are rich in detail, and clarity and have exquisite quality.

Forest created by Midjourney

Midjourney offers an extensive range of customization options, allowing you to adjust the picture’s level of detail, aspect ratio, and various other parameters to your liking.

  • Free version: With the free version you can generate up to 25 images
  • Paid version: Midjourney is one of the most budget-friendly options available. For $10, you can generate up to 200 images, while the $30 subscription provides unlimited access to the app’s features.

How to use it

Midjourney is exclusively available on Discord. In order to use the app, you have to go to Midjourney’s website, click on “Join the Beta” and accept the Discord invitation.

The next step is to go to any of the newbies channels on Discord.

Then, on the chat, use the “/imagine” command and describe what you would like to get. Midjourney will then generate an image based on your text description.

Let’s create an image of a dog in a space suit drinking coffee. Here’s the prompt I’ll use.

/imagine dog, space, coffee

Dog, space, and coffee created by Midjourney

After you sent the prompt, Midjourney will generate four pictures. However, these are not the final results yet! Below the images, you’ll see the buttons labeled U1, U2, U3, U4, and V1, V2, V3, V4.

The first set of buttons (“U”) is for upscaling the chosen image, allowing you to improve its resolution and add more details, while the second set of buttons (“V”) allows you to create new variations of the selected picture (useful if you like the result but want to change something)

Bonus: Create Your Own Avatar with Midjouney

If you’re interested in creating an avatar with Midjourney, start by selecting a photo where your face is clearly visible.

You’ll need to upload this photo to a hosting platform where you generate the link for the image. Note that uploading the picture directly to Discord will not work.

A good hosting platform is Postimages, as it doesn’t degrade the image quality. Once you’ve uploaded your photo and copied the direct link, simply specify the style you want to see it in when using Midjourney.

My avatar created by Midjourney in a computer style

The resulting image obtained from Midjourney was remarkably faithful to my actual appearance, exhibiting a level of detail and quality that can be considered outstanding.

It’s also advisable to specify the gender of the individual in the photo during the request. Midjourney can sometimes generate an avatar of the opposite gender. Specify the gender of the person in the request by adding terms like “female,” “girl,” or “woman”.

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