Blazing Fast AI Generations with SDXL Turbo + Local Live painting

Sebastian Kamph
11 Dec 202314:42

TLDRIn this video, the host introduces 'SDXL Turbo,' a fast AI image generation tool that can be used on low-end computers for both automatic and live painting. The video demonstrates how to use the tool with detailed instructions available on Patreon. It showcases the tool's ability to adjust images in real-time as colors are changed during live painting. The host also guides viewers on downloading the model from Hugging Face, setting it up with either 'automatic 1111' or 'comfy UI,' and using different custom models for improved results. The video includes a live demonstration of generating images of a cat in a hat with high resolution through 'highest fix.' Additionally, the host discusses the importance of configuring settings like steps between prompts, CFG, and sampling steps for optimal image generation. The video concludes with a live painting feature that allows users to input their own colors and styles, creating a dynamic and interactive painting experience.


  • ๐Ÿš€ SDXL Turbo is a tool that allows for super-fast AI generations on even low-end computers.
  • ๐ŸŽจ The tool can be used for live painting, where you can adjust colors and watch the image change in real-time.
  • ๐Ÿ“ˆ The quality of the generated images can be improved by using a higher fix for resolution.
  • ๐Ÿ” For detailed instructions, a Patreon guide is available, which also includes links for subscribers.
  • ๐Ÿ“š The base model is used in the demonstration, but there are improved custom models available for better results.
  • ๐Ÿ“ The model needs to be downloaded from Hugging Face and placed in the appropriate folder for the software being used.
  • ๐Ÿ› ๏ธ If a node turns red in the workflow, it indicates a missing custom node that needs to be installed via the manager.
  • ๐Ÿ–ผ๏ธ Live rendering allows for the generation of images in real-time, as demonstrated with the images of a cat in a hat.
  • ๐Ÿ”„ It's recommended to keep the CFG (Config) low and the steps between one to three for better coherence in the generated images.
  • ๐Ÿ“‰ Increasing the resolution from 512x512 to higher values can result in loss of speed and coherence.
  • ๐ŸŒ The script also covers how to compare different samplers within SDXL Turbo for the best image quality.
  • โœ… Live painting can be done with any model, but may require adjusting the steps and CFG for optimal results.

Q & A

  • What is SDXL Turbo and how does it help with AI generations?

    -SDXL Turbo is a tool that allows for super-fast AI generations on even low-spec computers. It enables users to generate images quickly and also provides a live painting feature for real-time adjustments and customization.

  • How can I start using SDXL Turbo for live painting?

    -To start using SDXL Turbo for live painting, you need to download the model from Hugging Face, place it in the correct folder for your system (either in the models stable Fusion folder or the Comfy UI models checkpoints), and then follow the instructions to set up the live painting workflow.

  • What is the difference between the base model and the improved custom models?

    -The base model is the standard version of SDXL Turbo, while the improved custom models, such as Turbo Vision XL, offer better results with higher quality images. However, the base model is sufficient for most users, and the improved models are optional.

  • How can I adjust the quality and resolution of the generated images?

    -You can adjust the quality and resolution by changing the settings within the software. For example, you can increase the resolution from 512x512 to 1024x1024, but this may result in a loss of speed and coherence. Using a high-r fix can help maintain quality when upscaling.

  • What are the steps to troubleshoot if a node turns red in the workflow?

    -If a node turns red, you need to go into the manager, select 'Install missing custom nodes', choose the missing nodes, and press install. This will resolve the issue and allow the workflow to function properly.

  • How does the live painting feature work with SDXL Turbo?

    -The live painting feature allows users to make real-time changes to the generated image by painting on a separate canvas. When the 'Auto Q' option is enabled, the software continuously generates new images, incorporating the painted changes into the output.

  • What are the recommended settings for generating high-quality images with SDXL Turbo?

    -For high-quality images, it's recommended to use a CFG (Control Flow Guide) of around 1, a steps count between 1 and 4, and to keep the sampling steps at a minimum, such as 1, to avoid breaking the image.

  • How can I compare different samplers within SDXL Turbo?

    -You can compare different samplers by running a script that allows you to select multiple samplers and generate images with each one. This will provide a side-by-side comparison to see which sampler works best for your desired outcome.

  • What is the benefit of using styles with SDXL Turbo?

    -Styles can be added to the generation process to give the images a specific look or theme, such as cyberpunk, futuristic, or graffiti. These styles can be particularly useful for creating images with a particular aesthetic in mind.

  • Can I use custom models with the live painting feature?

    -Yes, you can use custom models with the live painting feature. However, you may need to adjust the steps and CFG settings to achieve the best results with the custom models.

  • How can I stop the autogenerating process in the live painting feature?

    -To stop the autogenerating process, you can press the 'AL to Q' button. This will pause the continuous generation, which can be helpful to prevent overloading your computer with too many images.



๐Ÿ–ฅ๏ธ Introduction to AI Art Generation with sdxl Turbo

The video introduces the AI art generation tool, sdxl Turbo, which allows users to create art on their computers. The host demonstrates live painting with the tool, showcasing its ability to adjust the image in real-time as colors are changed. The tool is free and can be used with both automatic 1111 and comfy UI. The video also covers generating images through the highest fix for extra resolution. The process of downloading the model from hugging face and installing it in the correct folder is explained. There's a mention of improved custom models and a Patreon guide for more detailed instructions. The host also addresses potential issues with missing custom nodes and how to resolve them. Lastly, the video shows how to change the settings for generating images and the importance of using the right resolution and CFG settings for best results.


๐ŸŽจ Exploring Image Generation Settings and Samplers

The host continues by discussing the generation of a cinematic still of a cat in a hat, noting that certain settings may lead to weird results. Recommendations are made to adjust the resolution and CFG settings for better outcomes. The video provides tips on using different workflows and ensuring the correct steps and settings are used. It also covers the use of various samplers within sdxl Turbo, comparing their effectiveness and how to select the best one for the desired result. The host emphasizes the need for a low CFG when using certain samplers and suggests increasing the number of steps for improved quality. The video concludes with a demonstration of using different styles with the tool, including a cyberpunk and graffiti style, and how to apply them to achieve unique effects.


๐ŸŽจ Live Painting and Custom Model Usage

The video concludes with a demonstration of the Live Paint feature of the sdxl Turbo workflow. The host shows how to adjust settings for live painting, including brush width and enabling auto-generation for real-time updates. The process of painting directly onto the generated image is shown, with the host adding colors and details to create a dynamic piece of art. The video also explores the use of different models, such as the turbo Vision, with the Live Paint feature, highlighting the need to adjust steps and CFG settings for optimal results. The host encourages viewers to experiment with the tool and play around with various settings to create custom art pieces.



๐Ÿ’กSDXL Turbo

SDXL Turbo is a software or tool mentioned in the video that is used for super fast AI generations. It is highlighted as being capable of running efficiently even on less powerful computers, or what the speaker refers to as a 'potato computer.' It is a core component of the video's demonstrations, as it is used to generate images and allows for live painting, showcasing its versatility and speed.

๐Ÿ’กLive Painting

Live painting is a feature of the SDXL Turbo that enables users to make real-time adjustments to images as they 'paint' onto the screen. This is demonstrated in the video where the speaker changes colors of a flower and adds elements like yellow to the image dynamically. It is a significant aspect of the video's theme, emphasizing the interactive and creative potential of the tool.

๐Ÿ’กAutomatic 1111

Automatic 1111 seems to refer to a specific mode or setting within the SDXL Turbo tool that allows for automatic image generation. It is used to showcase the tool's ability to quickly render images based on prompts, as seen when the speaker generates live images of a cat in a hat.

๐Ÿ’กComfy UI

Comfy UI is likely an interface of the SDXL Turbo that provides a comfortable and user-friendly environment for image generation and manipulation. It is mentioned alongside Automatic 1111, suggesting that it is an alternative way to interact with the tool, possibly with more manual control.

๐Ÿ’กHigh-Res Fix

The term 'High-Res Fix' is used in the context of enhancing the resolution of generated images. The speaker discusses using this feature to upscale images from 512x512 to 1024x1024, which improves the quality without losing coherence, as demonstrated with the images of a cat in a hat.

๐Ÿ’กHugging Face

Hugging Face is mentioned as a source for downloading the base model for the SDXL Turbo. It is an actual company known for providing AI models and is referenced in the video as the place to obtain the necessary files for using the SDXL Turbo tool.

๐Ÿ’กCustom Nodes

Custom nodes are components within the SDXL Turbo workflow that may need to be installed if they are missing. The video instructs viewers on how to install these nodes through a manager interface if they encounter a red error, indicating that these are essential for the proper functioning of the tool.


CFG, which stands for Configuration, is a setting within the SDXL Turbo that affects the quality and coherence of the generated images. The speaker discusses adjusting the CFG value, noting that a lower CFG (around 1) works best with certain models for maintaining image quality.


Samplers are algorithms used within the SDXL Turbo to determine how the AI generates images from a given prompt. The video includes a comparison of different samplers and their effects on the final image, highlighting the importance of choosing the right sampler for the desired outcome.


Styles refer to additional creative inputs that can be applied to the image generation process to achieve specific aesthetics. The speaker mentions adding styles like 'cyberpunk' or 'graffiti' to alter the look of the generated images, showcasing the tool's ability to incorporate various artistic influences.


A workflow in the context of the video refers to a sequence of steps or a process within the SDXL Turbo tool that guides users through image generation. The speaker provides workflows for different purposes, such as live painting or generating images with specific models, which viewers can follow or adapt for their needs.


SDXL Turbo is a tool that allows for super fast AI generations on low-end computers.

The tool can be used for both automatic and live painting applications.

It offers a free and user-friendly interface for generating images.

Live painting allows users to adjust colors and elements in real-time.

The tool can generate images through the highest fix for extra resolution.

A detailed guide is available for subscribers, including text and images.

The base model and fp16 version are recommended for most users.

Custom models like Turbo Vision XL provide improved results.

Automatic 1111 and Comfy UI are two platforms where the tool can be used.

The tool allows for easy swapping between different styles and elements in the generated images.

High resolution images can be achieved using a high-r fix and upscaling.

The tool can handle various prompts and generate images based on them.

Different sampling methods can be compared within the tool for optimal results.

The tool supports the addition of styles to customize the generated images further.

Live painting can be done with different models, adjusting steps and CFG for best results.

Users can input any image and paint on top of it using the live painting feature.

The tool can be used with custom models, with adjustments for steps and CFG.

Auto queue feature allows for continuous generation of images for live painting.

The tool provides flexibility in creating unique images based on user inputs and adjustments.