The Top AI Art Generator Tools Available Today
The use of Artificial Intelligence or AI has grown common in many industries for years. However, it has only recently come into mainstream attention, with the rise of many AI tools available online for everybody to use.
Its rise has not been without controversy, especially in the creative world. Many feared that the proliferation of AI could mean the obsolescence of human workers. But as more and more creatives have started experimenting with AI tools, we can see that there’s a way to integrate them into our arsenal. AI tools, when utilized properly and imaginatively, can usher in a different type of artistic workflow.
Curious to see which AI tools you can incorporate into your day-to-day creative work? Here are 10 of the top AI art generators available today:
Available as a bot on a Discord server, Midjourney is considered one of the best and most accurate AI text-to-image generators around. It does not let you choose an art style while generating. It does, however, give you different variations of your prompt. You can also command the generator to revise your drawing with a different text prompt if you have something more specific in mind.
Your first 25 images are free, after which you need to pay $10 USD a month for the service. The monthly membership allows you to generate up to 200 images per month.
What sets NightCafe apart from many AI art generators is that it offers the option to choose an AI algorithm for the art generation. Aside from this option, the web tool also has plenty more customization features to allow you to get your results as accurate as possible.
Users can start with the AI tool with five free credits. When you sign up for a membership, you can purchase credits to create more AI art. You can also use the credits to enhance or upscale your AI output as you wish.
3. Dream Studio
Dream Studio is a free AI art generator that runs on Stable Diffusion models. As one of most popular AI art tools available, it’s known for its constant updates and customization features.
One of its most well-known abilities is its multi-generation feature which allows you to generate different variations of your text prompt at once. It’s currently working on different editing features, which will allow users to edit their AI art on the tool itself.
4. CF Spark Art
CF Spark Art is an AI text-to-image generator by Creative Fabrica, a well-loved website among the crafting community. It has a simple interface that provides you with art style suggestions and different image ratio options before you generate your art with a text prompt. It also has a prompt builder extension which helps you to come up with exact prompts to build your image. Another convenient feature it has is the ImageMix feature, which allows you to “remix” your AI art and come up with different versions.
The tool is free to use for members. If you want to generate images faster and download them privately for commercial use, you need to get a Spark Subscription at $9 USD per month.
5. DALL-E 2
DALL-E, developed by the same company as ChatGPT, is considered the model for many AI art generators that have since launched. What makes it an enduring favorite is that it’s very intuitive and easy to use. You can get as detailed as you want in our prompt without confusing the AI. It’s also quite fast compared to many art generators.
DALL-E 2 is free to use. Just sign up and get 50 free credits in your first month. Each month after, you get 15 free, and if you need to generate more, you can simply top up your credits.
Craiyon is often referred to as DALL-E mini though the two are not affiliated. While Craiyon may not have yet achieved the accuracy of its more popular counterpart, it is pretty easy to navigate and use. Even better, it’s free to use so you can use and re-use your text prompt until you arrive at an image iteration that matches your vision.
7. Dream by WOMBO
Dream by WOMBO is a free-to-use AI art generator app. To use the app, you simply need to type in a prompt and choose from the wide range of art styles they have available. They also have an editor feature currently available in Beta which lets you edit an image with a text command.
While you can use the app for free, getting the premium version at $4.99 per month gives you access to more art style prompts and creates more variations from your initial text prompt.
8. Starry AI
Starry AI is an AI art generator available on Android and iOS. It has a user-friendly interface, making it intuitive to play around with on your phone. It runs on text prompts but you can also upload an image reference to get more accurate image generation. The app also has more customization options, but the trickier the customization, the more credits it requires.
The app only offers 5 free credits, after which you’ll need to get a paid plan. The lowest price point for paid plans starts at $15.99 USD for 40 credits.
9. Deep Dream Generator
Deep Dream Generator is an image-to-image generator that’s easy and free to use. You simply upload an image reference, choose from three different art styles that vary in its realism, or choose a painting style before generating your image. It also has recently introduced a text-to-image generator called Text 2 Dream.
As mentioned, the tool is easy to use, but if you want to skip the queue and generate more images in higher resolutions, you can get their paid plans, which have different tiers. They call their credits “energy”, which get recharged at varied speeds, depending on your paid plan.
ArtBreeder is yet another extremely popular AI image enhancer available online. It has two well-known features – the collage maker and Splicer. Splicer, in particular, has drawn the interest of many creatives as it allows users to generate unique portraits with customized “genes” that you can control.
It’s free to use with 10 credits per month. If you want more credits and additional custom genes for your creations, you can sign up for paid plans, starting at $8.99 a month.
Boost Your Creativity and Productivity with AI Art Tools
AI tools are here to stay, whether you like it or not. Instead of resisting innovation, how about experimenting with the tools currently available and seeing which ones might work for you? Remember, these tools are here not to replace you but to augment your capabilities so that you can stretch your imagination further and enhance your workflow.