Midjourney V5 + Adobe Photoshop = GOD MODE (Full Process)

The Nerdy Novelist
6 Jun 202322:35

TLDRIn this video, Jason, the nerdy novelist, explores the innovative combination of Adobe Photoshop's new beta features with the AI art generator Midjourney to create stunning art with fine-tuned control. He discusses the importance of AI art for authors on a budget and guides viewers through the process of obtaining the Photoshop beta, using Midjourney, and combining the two platforms to generate and edit images. Jason demonstrates how to upscale images, adjust prompts for better results, and seamlessly integrate elements like a female heroine, a wolf silhouette, fire from a dragon's mouth, and a full moon into a scene. He also addresses the challenge of combining separate images and creating a cohesive scene, showcasing the potential of generative AI in art creation.

Takeaways

  • ๐ŸŽจ Adobe Photoshop has released a beta version with new AI features that can significantly enhance the art creation process.
  • ๐Ÿ” The combination of Photoshop and AI art generator Midjourney allows for fine-tuned control over generated art.
  • ๐Ÿ“š AI art is crucial for authors who may not have the budget for professional art creation, such as book covers or concept art.
  • ๐ŸŒŸ Midjourney is currently considered the leading AI generator for art, with rapid innovation and high-quality results.
  • ๐Ÿš€ Photoshop's beta feature 'Generated Fill' enables users to edit and enhance AI-generated images with more efficiency.
  • ๐Ÿ› ๏ธ Editing AI art like Midjourney images in traditional Photoshop requires skill and can be time-consuming, but the new tool simplifies this process.
  • ๐Ÿ”„ The beta version of Photoshop allows for easy manipulation of elements within an image, such as changing a character's gender or adding details like fire.
  • โœ… The script demonstrates practical applications of the AI tools, including creating book covers and combining separate images into a cohesive scene.
  • ๐Ÿ“ˆ Adobe's own AI, Firefly, is mentioned as a good but less advanced alternative to Midjourney for image generation.
  • ๐Ÿงฉ The process of combining multiple AI-generated images into one scene is made possible through the new Photoshop tool, which can interpret and match styles.
  • โฑ๏ธ The time efficiency of using AI tools in Photoshop is highlighted, as tasks that would take hours can now be done in a fraction of the time.

Q & A

  • How has the creation of art changed with the recent advancements in technology?

    -The creation of art has changed significantly with the introduction of AI and Photoshop innovations, allowing for fine-tuned control over the generation of art and offering incredible results.

  • What is the role of AI art in an author's business?

    -AI art is crucial for authors as it provides a cost-effective way to create book covers, concept art, and other visual content that might be otherwise unaffordable due to budget constraints.

  • What is the significance of the beta version of Adobe Photoshop mentioned in the script?

    -The beta version of Adobe Photoshop introduces new AI features that enhance the creative process, making it more interactive and allowing for the generation of art elements that can be seamlessly integrated into existing designs.

  • How can one access the beta version of Photoshop?

    -To access the beta version of Photoshop, one needs to have an Adobe Creative Cloud subscription, then navigate to the 'beta apps' section in the Creative Cloud desktop app and install Photoshop beta.

  • What is the main advantage of using Midjourney in conjunction with Adobe Photoshop?

    -The main advantage is the ability to combine the powerful AI art generation capabilities of Midjourney with the editing and refinement tools of Photoshop, allowing for more precise control and creation of complex art pieces.

  • What is the typical process for generating an image using Midjourney?

    -The process involves entering a detailed prompt that includes the subject and style information, and then Midjourney generates images based on that prompt. The user can select the most suitable image for further refinement in Photoshop.

  • How does the generative fill feature in Photoshop help in refining AI-generated images?

    -The generative fill feature allows users to select specific areas of an image and generate new content that fits the style and context of the original image, making it easier to address minor issues or add new elements without extensive Photoshop skills.

  • What are some limitations of AI-generated art that can be overcome by using Photoshop?

    -AI-generated art often lacks the ability to make precise edits or adjustments after creation. Photoshop overcomes this by allowing users to edit and refine specific parts of the image, such as changing a character's silhouette or adding details like fire to a dragon's breath.

  • How does the generative fill feature facilitate the creation of book covers?

    -The generative fill feature can create extensions of the main cover image, such as back covers, by generating content that matches the style and theme of the front cover, making the process more efficient and less time-consuming.

  • What are some practical applications of combining AI-generated images with Photoshop editing for authors?

    -Authors can use the combination of AI-generated images and Photoshop editing to create book covers, concept art, promotional materials, and even illustrations for children's books, enhancing their storytelling and marketing efforts.

  • How does the integration of AI tools like Midjourney and Photoshop affect the overall workflow for an artist or designer?

    -The integration streamlines the workflow by allowing for rapid concept generation and refinement. It reduces the time spent on manual drawing and editing, enabling artists and designers to focus more on creativity and less on technical execution.

Outlines

00:00

๐ŸŽจ Introduction to AI Art and Photoshop's New Features

Jason, the nerdy novelist, introduces the topic of AI art and discusses the recent advancements in Adobe Photoshop's beta version. He emphasizes the significance of AI art for authors, especially for those who cannot afford professional artwork for their books. The video focuses on combining Photoshop's new AI features with Mid-Journey, a leading AI art generator, to create fine-tuned and impressive art pieces.

05:02

๐Ÿ“˜ Accessing Photoshop Beta and Mid-Journey

The paragraph explains how to access the Photoshop beta version through the Creative Cloud desktop app and highlights the existence of other beta apps like Illustrator and Premiere Pro. It then transitions to discussing Mid-Journey, an AI generator praised for its innovation and quality, and how it compares to Adobe's own image generator, Firefly. The speaker shares his experience in creating a prompt for an epic fantasy book cover using Mid-Journey and the process of generating images based on that prompt.

10:06

๐Ÿ–Œ๏ธ Editing AI-Generated Art with Photoshop

The speaker discusses the limitations of AI art tools, such as Mid-Journey, when it comes to editing generated images. He demonstrates how the new generative fill feature in Photoshop can be used to make specific edits, like changing a character's silhouette to that of a female heroine or adding details like a wolf companion or fire coming out of a dragon's mouth. This process is showcased as more efficient and accessible than traditional Photoshop editing techniques.

15:06

๐ŸŒŒ Creating a Book Cover Extension with Generative Fill

The paragraph covers how to use the generative fill feature to extend the front cover of a book into a back cover. The speaker describes the process of adding a rocky landscape with fiery trees in the distance to the white space of the canvas, showcasing the tool's ability to create a seamless extension of the original image.

20:08

๐Ÿ“š Practical Applications of AI Art for Books

The speaker explores other practical applications of AI art beyond book covers, such as creating images for children's books. He discusses the challenges of combining two separate subjects in Mid-Journey without them blending into each other. The paragraph concludes with a demonstration of how to combine two separate images, a Sandpiper and a crab, into a single scene using generative fill to create a cohesive beach background.

๐ŸŒŸ Wrapping Up and Future AI Art Exploration

In the concluding paragraph, the speaker expresses his excitement about the potential of AI art tools and the mind-blowing possibilities they offer. He invites viewers to comment if they want to see more content like this and teases future videos that will delve deeper into these topics.

Mindmap

Keywords

๐Ÿ’กMidjourney V5

Midjourney V5 refers to the fifth version of the AI art generator, Midjourney. It is a leading tool that uses artificial intelligence to create images based on textual prompts. In the video, it is combined with Adobe Photoshop to enhance and fine-tune the generated art, resulting in a powerful combination for creating intricate and detailed artwork.

๐Ÿ’กAdobe Photoshop

Adobe Photoshop is a widely used digital image editing software that allows users to manipulate and create raster images. In the context of the video, it is highlighted for its new beta features that integrate AI capabilities, such as generative fill, which enable users to edit and enhance AI-generated images with greater ease and precision.

๐Ÿ’กAI Art

AI Art, or Artificial Intelligence Art, is a form of creative expression where AI algorithms are used to generate visual art. The video emphasizes the significance of AI Art in the context of book covers and concept art for authors, especially those with limited budgets, by demonstrating how AI can be leveraged to produce high-quality, customizable artwork.

๐Ÿ’กGenerative Fill

Generative Fill is a feature within the Adobe Photoshop beta that utilizes AI to fill selected areas of an image with new content based on a given prompt. It is showcased in the video as a tool that can transform and enhance AI-generated images, such as changing a character's silhouette or adding elements like fire to a dragon's mouth.

๐Ÿ’กDiscord

Discord is a communication platform that the video mentions in the context of Midjourney, where users can interact and engage with the community. It is not the main focus of the video but serves as a platform for users to learn more about setting up and using Midjourney for their art projects.

๐Ÿ’กEpic Fantasy Book Covers

Epic Fantasy Book Covers are a specific type of artwork that represents the genre of epic fantasy in literature. The video discusses creating these covers using AI tools, emphasizing how authors can use AI-generated art to visually represent their stories on book covers, which is crucial for marketing and attracting readers.

๐Ÿ’กAspect Ratio

The aspect ratio is the proportional relationship between the width and the height of an image or screen. In the video, the creator specifies an aspect ratio of 160 by 256 (which is actually 1600 by 2560 when scaled up) to match the dimensions required for book covers on Amazon, demonstrating the importance of aspect ratio in preparing artwork for specific platforms.

๐Ÿ’กConcept Art

Concept Art refers to artwork that conveys the overall look and feel of a project, often used in the early stages of creative development. In the context of the video, concept art is mentioned as something authors might want to create but may not have the budget for. AI tools like Midjourney and Photoshop's generative fill offer a cost-effective solution for generating such artwork.

๐Ÿ’กCreative Cloud

Adobe Creative Cloud is a subscription service that provides access to a collection of Adobe's creative and design software, including Photoshop. The video mentions accessing the Photoshop beta through the Creative Cloud desktop app, highlighting it as a way for subscribers to try out and utilize the latest features and tools.

๐Ÿ’กFirefly

Firefly is Adobe's own image generator, which is an alternative to Midjourney mentioned in the video. While Firefly is acknowledged as a good tool, it is noted that it is not as advanced as Midjourney in terms of the quality and capabilities of the AI-generated images, which is why the video focuses on the combination of Midjourney and Photoshop.

๐Ÿ’กTextual Prompts

Textual prompts are the descriptive inputs provided to AI art generators to guide the creation of an image. In the video, the creator uses specific prompts to instruct Midjourney to generate images that match the desired style and content, such as 'a man fighting a dragon' or 'Epic Fantasy concept art,' showcasing the importance of precise and descriptive prompts in AI art generation.

Highlights

The creation of art has been revolutionized by the combination of Adobe Photoshop and AI art generator Midjourney.

Photoshop's beta version introduces new AI features that offer fine-tuned control for artists.

Midjourney is considered a leading AI art generator, offering rapid innovation in the field.

AI art is crucial for authors who may not have the budget for professional art creation.

Photoshop's generated fill feature allows users to upscale and edit AI-generated images with greater ease.

The process of obtaining the Photoshop beta version is outlined, including accessing it through the Creative Cloud desktop.

Midjourney's Discord platform is mentioned as a resource for setting up and using the AI generator.

The video demonstrates creating an epic fantasy book cover using a detailed prompt in Midjourney.

A technique for generating an image with specific style elements, such as high contrast and epic lighting, is discussed.

The limitations of Midjourney in editing AI-generated images are highlighted, emphasizing the need for tools like Photoshop.

Photoshop's generative fill is used to modify elements of the generated image, such as changing a character's silhouette to a female heroine.

The video shows how to add complex elements like a wolf silhouette or fire coming out of a dragon's mouth using generative fill.

Removing unwanted elements from an AI-generated image and seamlessly integrating the background is demonstrated.

Creating a book's back cover with generative fill to match the front cover's style is explained.

Practical applications of AI art tools beyond book covers, such as children's books, are explored.

Combining two separate AI-generated images into one cohesive scene using generative fill is shown.

The potential for Adobe Photoshop's AI to improve and enable even more impressive results in the future is discussed.