10 Tips for Adding Text to AI-Generated Images

Making AI Magic
12 Nov 202210:48

TLDRIn this video, Jen from Making the Photo shares 10 tips for successfully adding text to AI-generated images using platforms like Midjourney, Dolly, and Stable Diffusion. She explains that while AI can create unique fonts, it often struggles with making text both beautiful and readable. The tips include starting your prompt with the desired text, repeating the text throughout the prompt, describing the text's visual appearance, considering the physical format of the background, using synonyms for text, creating variations, and feeding text into the AI as an image prompt. Jen also discusses the importance of shorter text strings and the potential for post-AI editing in programs like Photoshop or Pixlr to correct any issues. The video concludes with the reminder that as AI technology improves, adding text to images is likely to become easier.

Takeaways

  • ๐Ÿ“ Start your prompt with the text you want to include in your image to increase the likelihood of it being captured by the AI.
  • ๐Ÿ”„ Repeat the text throughout your prompt to add weight to your words and increase the chances of the AI including them.
  • ๐ŸŽจ Describe the visual appearance of the text, including font styles and colors, as AI image generators work with visual descriptions well.
  • ๐Ÿ“š Specify the physical format of the background where the text appears to give the AI a starting point for the text's aesthetic.
  • ๐Ÿ”‘ Use synonyms for text and words throughout the prompt to allow the AI to latch onto alternative terms if it misses some words.
  • ๐Ÿ”„ Create variations of the best renderings and keep making changes if you see successful text to improve or correct it.
  • ๐Ÿ–ผ๏ธ Feed your text into the AI as an image prompt to potentially reduce the number of variations needed to achieve the desired result.
  • โ›“ Shorter text strings are easier to achieve; the longer the text, the higher the chance of errors in the image generation process.
  • ๐Ÿ–Œ๏ธ Use in-painting features like in Dolly to fix incorrect text by editing the image and regenerating with the corrected text.
  • ๐Ÿ› ๏ธ Clean up your image in a photo editing program if the AI gets close but not perfect, and make final adjustments to the text.
  • โœ๏ธ For text that the AI struggles with, it may be easier to add it in a program like Pixlr or Photoshop after the image generation.

Q & A

  • What is the main challenge AI image generators face when adding text to images?

    -AI image generators struggle to consistently create text that is both beautiful and readable. They see words and text visually without understanding the underlying syntax or logic of the language system, which can result in readable text with mistakes or gibberish.

  • What is the first tip for including text in an AI-generated image?

    -Start your prompt with the words you want to include in your image. AI often catches the words at the beginning of the prompt, so setting them apart from the rest can increase the likelihood of their inclusion.

  • How can you emphasize the text in your prompt to the AI image generator?

    -You can emphasize the text by repeating it throughout the prompt, which adds weight to your words and increases the chance that the AI will include them in the generated image.

  • What is a useful approach to describe the desired look of the text in an AI image generator?

    -Describing the font's appearance, such as its colors, medium, and style, can be effective since AI image generators work with visuals. You can be creative and describe unique fonts without needing to specify an exact font name.

  • How can you guide the AI to place the text in a specific background format?

    -By describing the physical format of the background where the text appears, such as a book, magazine, poster, or business card, you give the AI a head start in understanding the desired aesthetic and context for the text placement.

  • What is the benefit of using synonyms for text and words in your prompt?

    -Using synonyms can help if the AI doesn't catch one of the specific words you want. It might latch onto another word with a similar meaning, increasing the chances of generating the intended text.

  • Why is it recommended to create variations of the best renderings when adding text to AI images?

    -Creating variations helps to refine the text generation process. Even if the text appears successful, it may improve with further iterations, or it might worsen, requiring you to go back and re-roll the original prompt.

  • How can you use an image prompt to improve text generation in AI image generators?

    -By feeding your text into the AI as an image prompt using a tool like Photoshop or an online editor like Canva, you can reduce the number of variations needed to achieve the desired text in the generated image.

  • What is an advantage of using shorter text strings in AI image generation?

    -Shorter text strings are generally easier to achieve because the longer the text, the more ways it can go wrong in the image generation process. Simple words or phrases have a better chance of being correctly generated.

  • How can you fix incorrect text in an AI image using an in-painting feature like in Dolly Too?

    -You can choose the version closest to the desired text, click edit, use the Eraser to remove incorrect words or letters, and then write what you want to see instead in the prompt bar before clicking generate.

  • What is one way to clean up and add text to an AI-generated image using a photo editing program?

    -You can use tools like the Clone tool in Pixlr or features in Photoshop to remove unwanted elements and then add your own text using various templates and editing options available in these programs.

  • What is the current limitation of AI image generators regarding text in images?

    -AI image generators understand words well but do not fully understand how to write the words on the image. They may sometimes refuse to add words or struggle with the placement and readability of the text.

Outlines

00:00

๐ŸŽจ Tips for AI-Generated Text on Images

Jen introduces viewers to 10 tips and tricks for generating AI text on images using platforms like mid-journey, Dolly, and stable diffusion. She explains that while these AI image generators can create unique fonts, they often struggle with readability. The text is treated more as a visual element rather than a language system, which can result in errors or gibberish. Jen shares strategies such as starting prompts with key words, repeating text to add weight, describing the desired text appearance, specifying the background medium, using synonyms, creating variations, and feeding text into the AI as an image prompt. She also discusses the importance of patience and persistence in achieving the desired text outcome.

05:02

๐Ÿ“ Editing AI-Generated Text

The video continues with practical advice on refining AI-generated text. Jen suggests that shorter text strings are easier to generate correctly and advises on editing text for simplicity. She also covers the use of in-painting features in AI image generators like Dolly to correct text errors. Additionally, she demonstrates how to clean up and add text using photo editing programs such as Pixlr and Photoshop. She provides a step-by-step guide on using these tools to adjust text size, spacing, and color, and to match fonts using Photoshop's 'match font' feature. The paragraph concludes with a reminder of the current limitations of AI in understanding text and an invitation for viewers to share their own tips in the comments.

10:03

๐Ÿš€ Future of AI Text in Images

In the final paragraph, Jen reflects on the current challenges of adding text to images using AI and expresses optimism for future improvements. She acknowledges that AI sometimes refuses to add words or does so incorrectly, but suggests that manual addition in programs like Pixlr or Photoshop can be a workaround. She encourages viewers to share any effective methods they've discovered for adding text to images and to engage with the content by liking and subscribing to the channel. The video ends with a call to action for viewers to join Jen in creating something amazing together.

Mindmap

Keywords

๐Ÿ’กAI-Generated Images

AI-Generated Images refers to the use of artificial intelligence to create visual content. In the video, Jen discusses how to add text to images generated by AI, which is a process that can be challenging due to the AI's treatment of text as a visual element rather than a linguistic one. The theme revolves around enhancing these images with readable and aesthetically pleasing text.

๐Ÿ’กText Readability

Text Readability is the ease with which a reader can understand a text. The video emphasizes the importance of making text both beautiful and readable in AI-generated images. It suggests that while AI can create unique fonts, ensuring the text is clear and understandable requires patience and persistence.

๐Ÿ’กMid-Journey

Mid-Journey is mentioned as Jen's primary AI image generator. It is used as an example to demonstrate the process of adding text to AI-generated images. The term is significant as it represents the specific tool that the video uses to illustrate the tips and tricks for improving text in AI images.

๐Ÿ’กPrompt

A Prompt in the context of AI image generation is the input or request given to the AI system to generate specific content. The video provides strategies for structuring prompts to increase the likelihood of the AI generating the desired text, such as starting the prompt with the desired text and repeating it throughout.

๐Ÿ’กFont Styles

Font Styles refer to the visual design of a typeface. The video suggests describing the desired font style to the AI, even if the exact font is not specified. This helps the AI to generate text with a visual appearance that aligns with the user's vision, as demonstrated by the creation of a 'tentacle font'.

๐Ÿ’กBackground Medium

Background Medium describes the surface or material on which the text appears. The video advises on how to describe the physical format of the background to give the AI a better context for generating text, such as specifying a white or black background to enhance the text's visibility.

๐Ÿ’กSynonyms

Synonyms are words that have similar meanings. The video recommends using synonyms for 'text' and 'words' within the prompt to increase the chances of the AI understanding and incorporating the desired text. This strategy can help if the AI does not pick up on one term, it might recognize a synonym.

๐Ÿ’กVariations

Variations refer to different versions or renditions of the same content. The video highlights the need to create multiple variations of the AI-generated images to achieve the desired text outcome. It emphasizes the iterative process of refining the text in AI images.

๐Ÿ’กImage Prompt

An Image Prompt is a visual input used to guide the AI in generating images. The video suggests using an image prompt with text as a guide for the AI to reduce the number of variations needed to achieve the desired text in the generated image.

๐Ÿ’กShorter Text Strings

Shorter Text Strings are concise pieces of text that are easier for AI to process and render accurately. The video advises keeping the text short and simple to increase the chances of successful text generation in AI images, as longer texts are more prone to errors.

๐Ÿ’กIn-Painting

In-Painting is a photo editing technique used to fill in or correct parts of an image. The video mentions using in-painting features in AI image generators like Dolly to fix incorrect text by manually editing the image to replace or remove unwanted text.

๐Ÿ’กPhoto Editing Programs

Photo Editing Programs like Photoshop and Pixlr are software tools used to modify and enhance images. The video discusses using these programs to clean up and finalize AI-generated images, particularly when it comes to adjusting or adding text that the AI struggled to incorporate correctly.

Highlights

AI image generators struggle to consistently create text that is both beautiful and readable.

Mid-journey is the primary AI image generator used, but Dali and stable diffusion are also explored.

AI image generators see text visually, not understanding the underlying syntax or logic of the language.

Start your prompt with the words you want to include in your image to increase the likelihood of their inclusion.

Repeat the text throughout the prompt to add weight to your words and increase the chance of AI picking them up.

Describe the visual appearance of the text, such as font style and color, to align with the AI's comfort zone.

Specify the physical format of the background where the text appears to give the AI a head start.

Use synonyms for text and words throughout the prompt to increase the chances of the AI understanding the desired text.

Creating readable text in AI images may require multiple attempts and variations.

Feeding text into the AI as an image prompt can reduce the number of variations needed.

Shorter text strings are generally easier to achieve in AI image generation.

In AI image generators with in-painting features, incorrect text can sometimes be fixed within the tool.

Photo editing programs like Pixlr or Photoshop can be used to clean up and add text to AI-generated images.

Canva is an easy-to-use app for adding text to images with a variety of templates and editing tools.

Photoshop's 'Match Font' feature can help find a close font match to the one generated by the AI.

As AI improves, adding text to images is likely to become easier.

Sharing tricks for adding text to images can help the community improve their techniques.