The Checkpoint #1 – Weekly AI art news, resources and inspiration
News and articles
Topaz Labs launch Gigapixel AI version 6 – Big update to Topaz's excellent upscaler with native M1 support, redesigned UI and a 50% performance boost.
Using initial images with VQGAN+CLIP – What initial images are, how they work, and how to use them effectively to create better art. Disclaimer: written by me.
Featured notebook – Latent Diffusion
New text-to-image notebook from @multimodalart using the Latent Diffusion model from CompVis and the LAION 400M dataset, with improvements by @rivershavewings. Not only is it capable of impressive results, it's one of the first models to create readable text.
It's worth trying for the text generation alone, though be aware the LAION dataset is unfiltered so may contain biases or produce NSFW results.
Try it out: