How to Use Deep Dream Generator

Sheryl Williams
16 May 202017:16

TLDRCheryl Williams introduces viewers to the Deep Dream Generator, a web application for creating artistic images by blending a user's photo with a chosen style to produce a 'dream'. The video explains how to navigate the site, upload and select images and styles, customize settings, and toggle between private and public sharing. Williams demonstrates the generation process, which can be time-consuming, and suggests using the gallery for inspiration and to discover new styles. She also guides on saving and downloading the final dream image, as well as sharing one's creations and styles with the community for collaborative creativity. The summary encourages viewers to explore the tool, create their own dreams, and share their work for mutual inspiration.


  • 🌐 Deep Dream Generator is a web application, not a mobile app, and is accessible via a web browser on various devices.
  • 🎨 The Gallery section showcases user-created dreams, allowing you to view the original image, the style used, and the final dream.
  • πŸ“ˆ Trending and best-rated dreams are determined by user voting, which helps to surface popular and highly regarded creations.
  • πŸ“± Users can set their generated dreams to be private or public, with only public dreams appearing in the Gallery.
  • πŸ”„ The generator combines an uploaded image with a chosen style to create a dream, which is a unique piece of art.
  • πŸ–ΌοΈ The process of generating a dream can be time-consuming, potentially taking up to ten minutes depending on various factors.
  • πŸ“‚ Users can manage their account, including profile setup and saved styles, which are accessible for future use.
  • πŸ› οΈ The generator offers settings to adjust the style application, although beginners may prefer to use default settings initially.
  • πŸ” You can explore and use default styles, upload your own styles, save styles from the gallery, and check out popular styles.
  • πŸ“ Once a dream is generated, users can download the final image to use as a reference for painting or other creative projects.
  • πŸ”„ To save a style from the Gallery, use the plus symbol to add it to your styles, which can then be used for future creations.
  • πŸ“š Continuous exploration and learning about the program can lead to discovering new techniques and creative possibilities.

Q & A

  • What is the Deep Dream Generator?

    -The Deep Dream Generator is a web application that allows users to create artistic images by combining elements of an original photo with a chosen style, often referred to as a 'filter' in the context of the application.

  • How can I access the Deep Dream Generator?

    -You can access the Deep Dream Generator by visiting the website at

  • What is the gallery feature on the Deep Dream Generator website?

    -The gallery is a section on the Deep Dream Generator website where users can view dreams created by other users. It displays the original image, the style used, and the final dream image, allowing users to scroll through and draw inspiration from others' creations.

  • How can I create my own dream image using the generator?

    -To create your own dream image, you first upload an image, then select a style, and finally adjust the settings if necessary. After that, you choose whether to keep the image private or make it public and click on 'generate' to start the process.

  • What are the different types of styles I can use in the Deep Dream Generator?

    -The Deep Dream Generator offers default styles, which include deep styles and thin styles. Users can also upload their own styles, save styles from the gallery, and explore popular styles that may change daily.

  • How can I save a style that I like from the gallery?

    -If you see a style in the gallery that you like, you can click on the plus symbol next to the image to copy the style to your own styles.

  • How long does it typically take to generate a dream image?

    -The generating process can take up to ten minutes or more, depending on various factors such as internet traffic.

  • What can I do with the generated dream image?

    -The generated dream image can be used as inspiration for creating paintings or other forms of art. Users can download the image to use as a reference.

  • How can I download the dream image I created?

    -To download the dream image, go to your account, select the dream you created, and click on the download button. You can then right-click and choose 'Save image as' to save it to your device.

  • Is there a way to share my created style with others?

    -Yes, you can share your created style by saving it with a description that includes your name. Others can view your public images and styles from your profile page on the Deep Dream Generator website.

  • How can I get additional help or tutorials on using the Deep Dream Generator?

    -Additional help and tutorials can be found on the Deep Dream Generator website or through external resources like the tutorial from, which is provided as a link in the video transcript.



🌐 Introduction to Deep Dream Generator

Cheryl Williams introduces the Deep Dream Generator, a web application for creating artistic 'dreams' from images. She explains that it's not a mobile app but a website accessible on various devices. The website features a gallery showcasing user-created dreams, which can be sorted by trending, latest, or best. Users can vote on their favorites, influencing the trending content. Dreams can be kept private or marked public. Cheryl also discusses the process of setting up an account, which is free, and customizing one's profile.


🎨 Using the Generator and Creating Styles

The script details the process of using the generator to create dreams by combining an uploaded image with a selected style, akin to applying a filter. Users can choose to keep their creations private or public and initiate the generation process, which may take some time. Cheryl shares her approach to finding a satisfactory result, often requiring several attempts. She also explains how to explore and select styles, including default styles, personal styles, and popular styles, which may change daily. Additionally, she demonstrates how to upload new styles from one's computer and save generated styles to one's account for future use.


πŸ–ΌοΈ Exploring and Saving Styles from the Gallery

Cheryl discusses how to use styles from the gallery by copying them to one's own styles collection. She emphasizes the importance of selecting styles based on color themes and the possibility of combining multiple styles to create a compound effect in the generated image. She also mentions that popular styles are updated frequently, encouraging users to revisit the site. Cheryl explains how to download the final generated image for personal use, such as painting, and suggests taking a screenshot to save a style if needed.


πŸ“š Sharing and Learning with the Community

The video concludes with an invitation to share created dreams within a conference group and possibly share a particularly liked style with others. Cheryl encourages giving credit to the creators of styles used and exploring their other public creations for inspiration. She also provides a link to a tutorial for further learning about the Deep Dream Generator, indicating that she is continually discovering new features and techniques within the program.



πŸ’‘Deep Dream Generator

Deep Dream Generator is a web application that allows users to create unique images by combining elements of an original photo with a chosen 'style', often referred to as a filter. It is the central tool discussed in the video, and the process of generating a 'dream' is a key part of the video's narrative. For example, Cheryl Williams demonstrates how to use the generator to create a dream by uploading an image and selecting a style.


The gallery is a feature within the Deep Dream Generator where users can view and explore previously created dreams by other users. It showcases the original images, the styles used, and the final dream images. It serves as an inspiration and a way to discover trending and popular styles. In the script, Cheryl mentions the gallery as a place to see what is trending and what has been marked as public.


In the context of the Deep Dream Generator, a 'style' is a preset or user-created filter that influences the artistic transformation of the uploaded image. Styles can be selected from default options, saved from previous creations, or even taken from the gallery. The script explains that styles can be used to add texture and color to the original image, creating a dream-like effect.


An account on the Deep Dream Generator platform allows users to save their own styles, images, and generated dreams. It also enables them to customize their profile with a photo, cover photo, and bio. Cheryl emphasizes the importance of setting up an account to make the most out of the platform's features, such as saving and sharing dreams publicly.


The 'Generate' process is the action of combining the uploaded image with the selected style to create a dream. It is a computationally intensive task that can take several minutes to complete. The script describes the generation process as a slow one, with a progress percentage displayed to the user.


Users have the option to set their generated dreams as either public or private. Public dreams can be viewed by others in the gallery, while private dreams are not displayed to the public. This setting is important for users who wish to control the visibility of their creations, as mentioned when Cheryl discusses the gallery and account settings.

πŸ’‘Default Styles

Default styles are pre-existing styles provided by the Deep Dream Generator that users can select to apply to their images. These are the initial styles available to users before they create and save their own. In the script, Cheryl refers to default styles as the starting point for users to begin experimenting with the generator.

πŸ’‘My Styles

My Styles is a section within a user's account where they can save and access styles they have created or liked from the gallery. It serves as a personalized collection of styles for future use. Cheryl demonstrates how to save a style to 'My Styles' by generating an image with it and then accessing it from the account.

πŸ’‘Popular Styles

Popular styles are a selection of styles that are currently favored by the community of Deep Dream Generator users. These styles may change frequently, encouraging users to revisit the site and explore new creative options. Cheryl notes that popular styles can inspire users and provide a source of new ideas for their own creations.


Downloading refers to the process of saving the generated dream image to the user's device. This allows users to have a copy of their creation for personal use or to share elsewhere. The script explains that users can download their dreams by accessing their account, selecting the created image, and using the download button.


Trending in the context of the Deep Dream Generator's gallery refers to dreams that are currently popular or receiving a lot of attention from the community. These dreams are often highlighted on the platform to showcase the most liked or engaging creations. Cheryl discusses how dreams become trending based on user votes and the points they accumulate.


Deep Dream Generator is a web application, not an app for phones or iPads.

The website features a gallery of dreams created by users, showcasing the original image, style used, and final dream.

Users can view trending, latest, and best dreams, and vote on their favorites to influence trends.

Dreams can be set to private or public. Only public dreams appear in the gallery.

The generator combines an uploaded image with a chosen style to create a dream.

Users can create an account for free, customize their profile, and save their dreams.

The process of generating a dream can take up to 10 minutes depending on various factors.

It may take several tries to find a dream style that the user likes.

The generated dreams can be used as inspiration for creating paintings.

There are different default styles, as well as the ability to upload and save custom styles.

Popular styles change frequently, providing new inspiration for users.

Styles from the gallery can be saved to the user's account for future use.

Users can create compound styles by combining multiple styles in a single image.

The generated dream images can be downloaded for reference when painting.

Downloading the original image or style may require taking a screenshot.

Sharing created styles with the community can inspire others and showcase creativity.

Users can explore other artists' public creations for additional inspiration.

The presenter provides a link to a tutorial for further learning about using Deep Dream Generator.