DREAM BY WOMBO + INKSCAPE: Create SVG Digital Downloads for Etsy or Creative Fabrica

Crafty Stax
26 Oct 202306:47

TLDRIn this tutorial video, the presenter demonstrates how to utilize the AI-powered website Dream by Wombo to create unique digital artwork that can be sold on platforms like Etsy or Creative Fabrica. The process begins with signing up on the Dream website and using the 'create' feature to generate artwork based on a prompt, such as 'large sailboat on the ocean'. The presenter then selects an art style, chooses a free option, and the AI generates the design. They discuss the simplicity required for vector files and guide viewers on how to refine the design using Inkscape, a free vector software tool. The presenter shows how to trace a bitmap image to create a vector, clean up the design by deleting unnecessary nodes, and export the final product as both a PNG and SVG file. The video concludes with the presenter's hope that the viewers find the walkthrough helpful for their digital design journey.

Takeaways

  • ๐ŸŽจ Use Dream by Wombo, an AI art website, to create unique digital artwork for sale.
  • ๐Ÿ–ฅ๏ธ Sign up for an account on Dream by Wombo and start creating with the 'Create' button.
  • ๐ŸŒ… Enter a prompt to generate art, such as 'large sailboat on the ocean', and select an art style.
  • ๐ŸŽจ Choose from free and premium styles; for this tutorial, only free styles are used.
  • ๐Ÿ“ Generate a simple design suitable for creating an SVG file, avoiding overly detailed or colorful images.
  • ๐Ÿ“ˆ Experiment with different prompts and styles to find the right balance for vector art.
  • ๐Ÿ–‡๏ธ Use Inkscape, a free vector software tool, to convert the generated image into a vector format.
  • ๐Ÿ” Use the 'Path Trace Bitmap' feature in Inkscape to clean up the image and create a vector version.
  • โœ‚๏ธ Remove unnecessary details and nodes to simplify the design for better cutting files.
  • ๐Ÿ“ Adjust the design size while maintaining the aspect ratio for optimal scaling.
  • ๐Ÿ–ผ๏ธ Export the final design as a PNG for a transparent graphic or as an SVG for a vector file.
  • ๐Ÿ›๏ธ List the digital designs on platforms like Etsy or Creative Fabrica for sale.

Q & A

  • What is the name of the AI website mentioned in the video for creating artwork?

    -The AI website mentioned in the video is called Dream by Wombo.

  • How does one begin creating artwork on Dream by Wombo?

    -To begin creating artwork on Dream by Wombo, one should go to the website, sign up, and then look for the 'create' button which is located at the top right corner and throughout the website.

  • What is the purpose of the 'prompt' on the left-hand side on Dream by Wombo?

    -The 'prompt' on the left-hand side is used to input a description or idea for the artwork. It serves as a guide for the AI to generate the artwork based on the user's imagination and input.

  • What is Inkscape and how is it used in the process?

    -Inkscape is a completely free vector software tool. It is used to import the generated image from Dream by Wombo, trace the bitmap to create a vector, and then edit and clean up the vector image for final use as a digital design or cut file.

  • How can one create a simple design suitable for an SVG file?

    -To create a simple design suitable for an SVG file, one should use a prompt with a simple concept and select an art style that results in a design that is not overly detailed, with minimal colors and a clear, bold appearance.

  • What is the recommended DPI setting for exporting the design as a PNG file for high quality?

    -The recommended DPI setting for exporting the design as a PNG file for high quality is 300 DPI.

  • How does one save the artwork as a PNG or JPEG file on Dream by Wombo?

    -To save the artwork as a PNG or JPEG file, one should go to the download button on the right side of the generated artwork and select the desired file type to save.

  • What are the steps to convert the image into a vector using Inkscape?

    -The steps to convert the image into a vector using Inkscape include importing the image, using the 'Path' -> 'Trace Bitmap' -> 'Update Preview' to trace the image, adjusting the threshold for a clean trace, applying the trace, and then deleting the original image to leave the vector.

  • Why is it important to minimize the number of nodes in a vector image?

    -Minimizing the number of nodes in a vector image is important for creating a cleaner design that is easier to work with and manipulate. It also ensures that the final design is suitable for uses such as cutting files where excessive details and nodes can complicate the process.

  • How can one remove unwanted details or signatures from the vector image in Inkscape?

    -To remove unwanted details or signatures from the vector image in Inkscape, one should select 'Edit Paths by Node', highlight the unwanted nodes, and then press the delete key to remove them.

  • What are the final steps to prepare the design for selling as a digital download?

    -The final steps to prepare the design for selling as a digital download include exporting the vector as a PNG file for a transparent background and saving it as an SVG file for vector quality. These files can then be listed on platforms like Etsy or Creative Fabrica for sale.

Outlines

00:00

๐ŸŽจ Creating Digital Art with AI: Dream by Womo

The video introduces the use of an AI website called Dream by Womo to create digital artwork that can be sold as designs. The process begins with signing up on the website and navigating to the 'create' button. Users are encouraged to use their imagination to input prompts and select an art style from the available options, including free and premium styles. The AI generates the artwork, and viewers are shown how to download the design as a PNG or JPEG file. Additionally, the tutorial covers creating an SVG file by using a simpler, less detailed style suitable for vector graphics. The final step is using Inkscape, a free vector software, to trace the bitmap image and convert it into a vector format, which can be sold as a digital download.

05:01

๐Ÿ›๏ธ Selling Digital Designs on Etsy and Creative Fabrica

After creating the digital art, the video moves on to the process of preparing the design for sale on platforms like Etsy or Creative Fabrica. This involves exporting the design as a PNG file for transparency or as an SVG file for vector quality. The video demonstrates how to adjust the DPI and size of the design to ensure high-quality output. The process includes cleaning up the design by removing unnecessary details and nodes to prepare it for use as a stencil or cut file. Finally, the video guides on how to export the design in the desired format and how it can be listed for sale as a digital download, concluding with a teaser for another video that can enhance the viewer's digital design journey.

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Keywords

๐Ÿ’กDream by Wombo

Dream by Wombo is an AI-powered website that allows users to create unique artwork through artificial intelligence. In the video, it is used to generate digital designs that can be sold. The process involves typing in a prompt, selecting an art style, and then creating the artwork, which is central to the video's theme of digital design creation for commercial purposes.

๐Ÿ’กArtwork

Artwork refers to any creation that is purely visual in nature, such as a painting, drawing, or design. In the context of the video, the term is used to describe the digital designs created using Dream by Wombo, which are intended to be sold as digital downloads on platforms like Etsy or Creative Fabrica.

๐Ÿ’กArt Style

Art style refers to the distinctive visual characteristics, techniques, and methods that typify and define the creation of an artist or group of artists. In the video, selecting an art style is a crucial step in the creation process on Dream by Wombo, where different styles like 'Inc version 3' or 'Dark Fantasy volume 3' yield different aesthetic outcomes for the digital designs.

๐Ÿ’กDigital Designs

Digital designs are graphic creations that exist in a digital format, often used for web or print media. The video focuses on creating and selling digital designs, specifically as PNG, JPEG, or SVG files. These designs are made using AI-generated artwork and are intended for commercial sale on online marketplaces.

๐Ÿ’กSVG File

An SVG file, short for Scalable Vector Graphics, is an XML-based vector image format for two-dimensional graphics that supports interactivity and animation. In the video, the creator demonstrates how to convert an AI-generated image into an SVG file using Inkscape, a free vector software tool. SVG files are desirable because they can be scaled without loss of quality, making them ideal for web and graphic design.

๐Ÿ’กInkscape

Inkscape is a free and open-source vector graphics editor used for creating and editing vector images, such as SVG files. The video tutorial includes a step where the host imports an image into Inkscape to convert it into a vector format, which is a critical process for preparing designs for cutting files or digital downloads.

๐Ÿ’กPath Trace Bitmap

Path Trace Bitmap is a feature in vector editing software like Inkscape that converts bitmap images into vector paths. This process is demonstrated in the video where the host uses it to turn a raster image of an Egyptian goddess into a clean vector image suitable for creating an SVG file.

๐Ÿ’กThreshold

In the context of image editing, the threshold is a level or point of adjustment in processing images, particularly when converting them from one format to another, such as from raster to vector. In the video, the host adjusts the threshold in Inkscape to ensure the conversion from bitmap to vector retains the desired level of detail.

๐Ÿ’กNodes

Nodes are the points in a vector image that define the shape and structure of the graphic elements. The video explains how to manipulate nodes in Inkscape to clean up and simplify the vector image, which is essential for creating designs that are suitable for cutting files or digital sale.

๐Ÿ’กDPI

DPI, or dots per inch, is a measure of spatial printing or video dot density. In the video, the host sets the DPI to 300 when exporting the design as a PNG file, which ensures a high-quality image suitable for printing or high-resolution display.

๐Ÿ’กEtsy

Etsy is an online global marketplace that focuses on handmade or vintage items and craft supplies. It is mentioned in the video as one of the platforms where the created digital designs can be listed and sold as digital downloads, highlighting the commercial aspect of the creative process.

๐Ÿ’กCreative Fabrica

Creative Fabrica is an online platform similar to Etsy, where designers can sell their digital designs. The video suggests that, in addition to Etsy, designs created through the process described can also be sold on Creative Fabrica, indicating the potential market for such digital art products.

Highlights

The video demonstrates using the AI website Dream by Wombo to create artwork for digital designs that can be sold on platforms like Etsy or Creative Fabrica.

The process begins by signing up on the Dream by Wombo website and using the 'create' button to generate artwork.

Artwork creation involves entering a prompt, such as 'large sailboat on the ocean,' and selecting an art style, such as Ink version 3.

The AI generates a design, which can be expanded and customized to the user's preference.

The generated design can be saved as a PNG or JPEG file directly from the website.

For creating an SVG file, the video suggests using a simpler, less detailed style to ensure it works well as a vector file.

Inkscape, a free vector software tool, is used to convert the generated design into a vector format.

The image is imported into Inkscape and the 'Path Trace Bitmap' feature is used to create a vector version of the design.

The threshold can be adjusted to refine the vector image and remove unwanted details.

Unnecessary nodes and details can be manually deleted to clean up the vector image.

The final vector design can be exported as a PNG for transparency or as an SVG file for vector scalability.

The video provides a step-by-step guide on how to use Inkscape for editing and exporting vector designs.

The resulting SVG and PNG files can be listed on online marketplaces for digital downloads.

Different styles can be experimented with to find the best match for creating vector-friendly designs.

The video emphasizes the importance of simplicity and minimal detail for effective vector designs.

The tutorial also covers how to remove unwanted elements from the design using Inkscape's node editing features.

The process of creating and exporting vector designs is shown to be accessible and achievable with free tools like Inkscape.

The video concludes with a demonstration of how to supercharge one's digital design journey with AI-generated artwork and vectorization.