Supermega Tutorial #1 Deep Dream Generator

Dave! Supermega
22 Jun 201707:19

TLDRIn this tutorial, viewers are introduced to the Deep Dream Generator, a web-based tool utilizing Google's deep dream technology to transform public domain and Creative Commons 0 images into unique, eye-catching visuals for websites or e-learning materials. The presenter demonstrates how to create a 'deep style' image by uploading a chosen picture and applying a style, which is a process that paints the chosen style over the original image. The example used is a cropped 'beach girl' image from Unsplash, to which a comic book style from the Digital Comic Museum is applied. The presenter guides through the steps of uploading the images, selecting style, adjusting settings, and generating the final piece. The result is a vibrant, stylized image that stands out, showcasing the potential of neural technology for creative purposes. The video concludes with a prompt to download the generated image and a teaser for the next tutorial.

Takeaways

  • 🎨 Use public domain or Creative Commons 0 images to create unique content for websites or e-learning platforms.
  • 🌐 Utilize the Deep Dream Generator, a web tool powered by Google's deep dream technology, to transform images.
  • 🤔 Avoid explaining the complex neural technology behind deep dream; focus on using the tool instead.
  • 🖼️ Create standout images by applying styles from the Deep Dream Generator to free images.
  • 🔍 Start by creating an account on deep dream generator's website to access the tool.
  • 📂 The interface is simple but may not be intuitive; guidance is provided to navigate through it.
  • 🖌️ Deep Style is a feature of the tool that applies a chosen style over an uploaded image.
  • 🌈 Select a style from the available options or upload your own to apply a unique look to your image.
  • 📚 Use resources like the Digital Comic Museum for style inspiration from public domain comics.
  • ✂️ Crop and prepare your base image before uploading it to the Deep Dream Generator.
  • ⚙️ Adjust settings such as resolution and color preservation according to your needs.
  • ⏳ Be patient as the generation process can take up to 15 minutes.
  • 💾 Download the final image once the process is complete to use it in your projects.

Q & A

  • What is the purpose of the tutorial?

    -The purpose of the tutorial is to teach how to take public domain and Creative Commons 0 images and use a deep dream generator to create something useful for websites, e-learning, or similar purposes.

  • What is a deep dream generator?

    -A deep dream generator is a web-based tool that uses Google's deep dream technology to transform an image by applying styles and patterns, going beyond the original image's content using neural technology.

  • Why is the presenter not describing neural technology?

    -The presenter chooses not to describe neural technology because it is too complex and they believe it might put the audience to sleep. Instead, they focus on the practical use of the deep dream generator.

  • How do you access the deep dream generator?

    -You can access the deep dream generator by visiting the website deepdreamgenerator.com and creating an account.

  • What is the difference between 'deep style' and 'deep dream'?

    -Deep style is a feature of the deep dream generator that allows you to choose a style and apply it over your image, whereas deep dream involves a more complex transformation of the image using neural technology.

  • How can you view examples of deep style transformations?

    -You can view examples by visiting the public gallery on the deep dream generator website, where various images with applied styles are displayed.

  • What is the process of using the deep dream generator?

    -The process involves uploading an image, choosing a style, adjusting settings such as resolution and color preservation, and then generating the transformed image which can take up to 15 minutes.

  • What is the source of the style image used in the tutorial?

    -The style image used in the tutorial is from a page of a comic book available at the Digital Comic Museum, which is a public domain resource.

  • How can you adjust the resolution of the generated image?

    -You can adjust the resolution by accessing the settings and choosing between normal and medium resolution options.

  • What are the options for sharing the generated image?

    -You can choose to keep the generated image private or make it public to share in the gallery for others to see.

  • How long does it take for the deep dream generator to create the transformed image?

    -It can take up to 15 minutes for the deep dream generator to generate the transformed image.

  • What is the final step to obtain the transformed image?

    -The final step is to download the generated image by clicking on the 'downloaded image' link provided after the transformation is complete.

Outlines

00:00

🎨 Introduction to Deep Dream Generator

The video begins with a greeting and an introduction to the topic of transforming public domain and Creative Commons Zero (CC0) images into unique and useful visuals for various applications like websites and e-learning. The presenter plans to use a 'deep dream generator', a web tool powered by Google's deep dream technology, to enhance images beyond their original state using neural networks. The presenter chooses not to delve into the complexities of neural technology, opting instead to focus on the practical application of the deep dream generator. The audience is guided to create an account on the deep dream generator's website and is introduced to the 'deep style' feature, which applies a chosen style over an uploaded image, as demonstrated through the public gallery.

05:01

🔍 Using Deep Style with an Example

The presenter continues by explaining the process of using the deep style feature of the deep dream generator. They guide the audience through uploading an image, in this case, a cropped image from Unsplash titled 'beach girl'. After uploading, the presenter discusses the selection of a style, choosing a page from a public domain comic book, 'The Spirit', for its bold colors and cartoony style. The presenter then demonstrates how to upload the chosen style image and navigate the settings, such as resolution and color preservation options. They also mention the possibility of keeping the generated image private or public for sharing in the gallery. The video concludes with a preview of the transformed image, highlighting how the comic book style and colors have been applied to the original photo using deep dream technology, resulting in a visually striking piece. The presenter wraps up by encouraging the audience to download the generated image and providing a link for further information.

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Keywords

💡Deep Dream Generator

The Deep Dream Generator is a web-based tool that utilizes Google's deep dream technology to transform images. It takes an existing image and, through neural technology, applies a chosen style to it, creating a unique and artistic result. In the video, the presenter uses this tool to demonstrate how to enhance public domain images, making them stand out for use in websites or e-learning materials.

💡Public Domain

Public domain refers to creative works that are not protected by intellectual property laws such as copyright, trademark, or patent laws. The video emphasizes using public domain images, which means they are free to use without requiring permission or attributing the source. This is significant as it allows creators to use these images without any legal restrictions.

💡Creative Commons 0

Creative Commons 0 (CC0) is a public domain dedication tool that allows creators to give up their copyright and place their work into the public domain. In the context of the video, images licensed under CC0 can be used without any attribution or permission, making them ideal for creators looking for free resources to use in their projects.

💡Neural Technology

Neural technology, while not explicitly described in the video, refers to the application of neural networks, which are computational models inspired by the human brain. In the context of the Deep Dream Generator, neural technology is used to analyze and transform images, creating a dream-like effect by applying a chosen style to the original image.

💡Deep Style

Deep Style is a feature within the Deep Dream Generator that allows users to apply a specific style to an image. This style is typically derived from another image and is used to 'paint' over the chosen image, creating a new piece of art. In the video, the presenter selects a comic book page as the style to apply to the 'beach girl' image, demonstrating how the tool can be used creatively.

💡Unsplash

Unsplash is a popular online platform that provides high-resolution photos licensed under the Creative Commons Zero (CC0), meaning they are free to use for any purpose without attribution. In the video, the presenter mentions using an image from Unsplash as the base for applying the Deep Style transformation.

💡Image Editor

An image editor is a software application used to create, modify, and manipulate raster images. In the video, the presenter uses an image editor called Paint.NET to crop the Unsplash image to a square shape before uploading it to the Deep Dream Generator. Image editors are essential tools for image preparation before using them in creative projects.

💡Resolution

Resolution in the context of digital images refers to the number of pixels that make up the width and height of the image. The video mentions adjusting the resolution from 'normal' to 'medium' in the Deep Dream Generator settings, which affects the level of detail in the final image. Higher resolution images provide more detail but may take longer to process.

💡Style Scale

The style scale is a setting within the Deep Dream Generator that allows users to control the intensity of the style application on the image. It determines how much of the chosen style is applied to the base image. The video suggests starting with the default settings for the first round of image generation.

💡Digital Comic Museum

The Digital Comic Museum is a repository of public domain comic books that creators can use as a source of inspiration or material for their projects. In the video, the presenter selects a page from a comic book called 'The Spirit' as the style to apply to the image using the Deep Dream Generator, highlighting the use of public domain resources in creative processes.

💡Gallery

A gallery in the context of the Deep Dream Generator is a public space where users can share and view the images they have created with the tool. The video mentions the option to make the generated image public and share it in the gallery, allowing others to see the creative results of using the Deep Dream Generator.

Highlights

Super Mega Tutorials introduces a method to create unique images from public domain and Creative Commons 0 images.

The tutorial uses a deep dream generator, a web tool powered by Google's deep dream technology.

Deep dream technology enhances images using neural networks, though the specifics of how it works are not described.

The process begins by creating an account on the deep dream generator website.

The interface is straightforward, despite some navigation challenges.

Deep style is a feature that applies a chosen style over an uploaded image.

The public gallery showcases examples of images transformed with deep style.

The style is applied by overlaying the structural and color elements of one image onto another.

The tutorial demonstrates uploading an image from Unsplash and cropping it for the deep dream generator.

A style image is chosen from the Digital Comic Museum, focusing on big colors and sharp contrasts.

The style image is uploaded and settings are adjusted for resolution and color preservation.

The deep dream generator takes time to process the image, up to 15 minutes.

The final image is a blend of the original photo and the chosen style, creating a visually striking result.

The technology mimics the effect of using a paintbrush dipped in an entire painting to color another image.

The resulting image can be downloaded and used for websites or e-learning materials.

The tutorial emphasizes the use of free tools and images without the need for attribution.

The presenter provides additional information and resources in the video description.

The tutorial concludes by encouraging viewers to explore the creative possibilities of the deep dream generator.