Artificial intelligence (AI) is advancing in leaps and bounds and there are more and more tools that through using this technology are capable of creating spectacular artistic works, from a simple text input, photos or other prompts. Many of these programs allow anyone to use them for free. We will tell you which are the best available and how they work.
Craiyon (formerly DALL-E Mini)
Craiyon (previously called Dalle-E Mini) is one of the first tools to generate artistic images from text or words that caused a sensation on the web. It is a very fun program that generates quite curious images based on any request you make. Write a term or a complete phrase in the search bar and this AI will take care of drawing absurd images with a surreal point but very interesting. Here below you can see the result of a specific request, I tried: "A cat riding another cat"... it didn't really work in the way that I had planned, although it does give some odd conjoined cat results.
Dream by Wombo
It is a fairly simple platform to use, since it does not even require you to register on it. To try it, go to their website, write in the search box what you want me to draw and choose the style that interests you (there are more than fifty, many free). Finally, click on "Finalize". You will see your result and you can enlarge it and download it as an image or as a background for the mobile. With the premium version of this tool it is possible to apply variations, access all the available styles and also download the results in the form of a video. Dream by Wombo is also available for Android and iOS. This one below is the result of asking for "sunset on the moon":
Here we go to longer words and phrases. DALL-E 2 is the tool developed by the OpenAI company, the same owner of the famous GPT Chat. To use this tool you must create an account on the OpenAI website and provide your personal data, including your email and a phone number with which to validate your account. From there you can use this incredible program.
DALL-E 2 generates, based on what you ask, images of shocking realism in which you will see represented any situation, element or person that you request. In addition, the program offers you different variations so that you can choose the one that interests you the most and on which you can request new changes. The tool saves your search history so you can see the evolution of the drawings. Here below you can see what it offers you if you write: "An astronaut riding a horse in a photorealistic style".
Fotor, the well-known online photo editing and collage program, initially not an AI image generation program per se, but it has been adding features and now allows you to turn photos of people into anime characters. To try it you must create an account and then upload the photo you want: in a few seconds you will get three anime-style versions. Of course, if you want to continue using this function, you must pay the monthly or annual subscription (with which you can also access hundreds of effects, editing features, etc.).
Midjourney is another of the outstanding students of artificial intelligence applied to drawing. To use this tool you must create a Discord account, enter a channel called newbie and ask your bot to generate the image you want, preceded by the /imagine command.
In about a minute, the bot will generate four slightly different images of the same concept that you can later download in resolutions of up to 1,792 x 1,024 pixels. To get them, simply click on the numbered buttons below —(U) for higher scales or (V) for variations—. These are images of great beauty and excellent quality, so much so that this program has managed to deceive the juries of painting contests.
This program, like many others, becomes paid after a free trial period. Here below you can see the result when asked to draw a two year old receiving a Spiderman costume for his birthday:
Draw Anyone works a little differently: it specializes in faces. It can generate realistic portraits of people from your photographs. It also requires registration and asks you to upload a dozen photos of the same individual. After an hour, they will have been processed and you will be able to create different frames, with different styles and dressings, from the first model generated. If you wish, it is also possible to share your creations on the networks. Here below you can see different options from the same portrait: