The power of Leonardo AI Canvas 2.0 (Tutorial)

Wade McMaster - Creator Impact
7 Aug 202317:06

TLDRThe tutorial showcases the advanced features of Leonardo AI Canvas 2.0, demonstrating how to edit and blend images, use text-to-image generation, and manipulate facial features with sketch-to-image. It highlights the tool's versatility in creating unique artwork by importing images, adjusting settings, and experimenting with various AI models for different artistic outcomes.


  • ๐Ÿ–ผ๏ธ The Leonardo AI Canvas 2.0 is a significant upgrade for the canvas tool, allowing users to edit and create images with enhanced features.
  • ๐Ÿ” Users can access the Canvas 2.0 by going to their personal feed, selecting an image, and clicking 'edit and canvas' or by directly entering the AI canvas from the left menu.
  • ๐Ÿ“‚ The tool supports uploading images from the community, personal generations, or from the user's computer for editing and manipulation.
  • ๐Ÿ”„ Canvas 2.0 includes an image manipulation window that can be moved, resized, and locked in place for precise adjustments.
  • ๐ŸŽจ The Eraser tool is used to clean up unwanted parts of an image, and the AI can fill in erased areas or adjust the background based on user input.
  • ๐Ÿ“ธ The tool can blend images together, allowing users to create scenes that look more natural, such as placing a car in water.
  • ๐Ÿ› ๏ธ Canvas 2.0 offers various modes like 'text to image', 'inpainting', 'outpainting', and 'sketch to image', expanding creative possibilities.
  • โœจ The 'text to image' feature generates images based on textual prompts, utilizing advanced settings like 'Dream Shaper' and 'Alchemy' for more control.
  • ๐ŸŽญ The 'sketch to image' function allows users to draw a rough sketch, which the AI then transforms into a more detailed and realistic image.
  • ๐Ÿค– The 'image to image' mode enables users to replace parts of an image with different elements, maintaining the original layout and style.
  • ๐Ÿ”„ ControlNet features like 'edge to image', 'depth to image', and 'pose to image' offer advanced image manipulation by detecting and utilizing specific aspects of the original image for new creations.
  • ๐Ÿ” The video also highlights the flexibility of using Leonardo AI in conjunction with other platforms, emphasizing the importance of experimenting with different tools and models for best results.

Q & A

  • What is the Leonardo AI Canvas 2.0 and what does it offer in terms of image editing?

    -Leonardo AI Canvas 2.0 is an advanced image editing tool that allows users to manipulate and generate images in various ways. It offers features such as uploading and editing existing images, blending images, and generating new images based on text prompts, sketches, or other images.

  • How can one access the AI Canvas feature in Leonardo AI?

    -To access the AI Canvas feature, a user can either go to their personal feed, find an existing image, click on the three dots, and select 'Edit and Canvas', or they can go to the 'AI Canvas' option located on the left side of the interface.

  • What is the process of uploading an image from the community or personal computer in Leonardo AI Canvas 2.0?

    -To upload an image, a user navigates to the 'AI Canvas' section, selects 'Upload Image', and then chooses whether to upload from the community, one of their own generations, or from their computer.

  • Can you describe the functionality of the 'Eraser' tool in the Leonardo AI Canvas 2.0?

    -The 'Eraser' tool in Leonardo AI Canvas 2.0 allows users to remove parts of an image. It can be resized for broader or more precise erasures and used to clean up areas around the main subject or to prepare an image for further editing tasks like blending.

  • What does the 'Mask' feature in Leonardo AI Canvas 2.0 do and how is it used?

    -The 'Mask' feature enables users to select a specific area of an image to be used as a reference for AI to generate or modify the image. Users draw around the area they want to focus on, input a description, and then generate the image based on that area.

  • How can users generate a new image based on text prompts in Leonardo AI Canvas 2.0?

    -Users can generate a new image by switching to 'Text to Image' mode, entering a descriptive text prompt, and using features like 'Dream Shaper' and 'Alchemy' to influence the style and outcome of the generated image.

  • What is the 'Outpaint' feature and how can it be used in Leonardo AI Canvas 2.0?

    -The 'Outpaint' feature allows users to extend an image beyond its original boundaries. By moving the image window and using the eraser to remove unwanted parts, users can instruct the AI to fill in the new areas with content that matches the style and context of the original image.

  • Can you explain the 'Sketch to Image' feature and provide an example of its use?

    -The 'Sketch to Image' feature transforms a user's hand-drawn sketch into a more detailed and realistic image. For example, a user could draw a rough sketch of a frog and then use this feature to generate a more refined and lifelike image of a frog.

  • What is the 'Image to Image' transformation in Leonardo AI Canvas 2.0 and how does it work?

    -The 'Image to Image' transformation allows users to take an existing image and generate a new image based on it, often changing its style or content. For instance, a user could take a photo of a man's face and generate an image of an anime martial arts warrior using the same pose.

  • How can the 'Control Net' feature be utilized in Leonardo AI Canvas 2.0 to modify an image?

    -The 'Control Net' feature uses a base model compatible with standard Fusion 1.5 to modify an image while maintaining certain aspects of the original. Users can adjust the 'Control Net Weight' to determine how closely the new image adheres to the original's layout and details, allowing for artistic freedom while keeping some consistency.

  • What are some of the advanced techniques demonstrated in the script that users can apply using Leonardo AI Canvas 2.0?

    -Some advanced techniques include using 'Dream Shaper' to influence the style of generated images, 'Alchemy' for specific visual effects, 'Control Net' for modifying images while preserving certain elements, and 'Pose to Image' for transferring a pose from one image to another character or object.



๐ŸŽจ Canvas 2.0 Features and Image Editing

The script introduces the advanced features of Leonardo AI's Canvas 2.0, focusing on the ease of accessing and editing images. It explains how users can find and edit their images, import new ones from various sources, and manipulate them using tools like the Eraser and Masking. The speaker demonstrates how to blend images, adjust backgrounds, and generate new images based on text prompts, showcasing the flexibility and power of the tool.


๐Ÿ–Œ๏ธ Advanced Image Manipulation Techniques

This paragraph delves into advanced image manipulation techniques available in Canvas 2.0. It covers the use of the 'Sketch to Image' feature, where users can draw a rough sketch and have the AI generate a detailed image based on it. The script also explores 'Image to Image' transformations, where an AI can replicate poses or features from one image to another, and the 'Control Net' feature, which allows for artistic recoloring and reshaping of images while maintaining their original structure.


๐Ÿ” Depth and Pose Manipulation in Image Generation

The script discusses the 'Depth to Image' feature, which utilizes the depth of field in a photo to generate new images with a similar focus effect. It also explains the 'Pose to Image' function, demonstrating how to transfer a pose from one character to another in an anime style. The speaker tests different models and prompts to show the versatility of these features, emphasizing the creative potential they offer for customizing and generating images.


๐ŸŒŸ Exploring Creative AI Image Generation

In the final paragraph, the script highlights the creative potential of AI image generation. It shows how to use the 'Pose to Image' feature to experiment with different poses and characters, like a martial arts warrior or a boxing humanoid cat. The speaker encourages viewers to spend time crafting their prompts for better results and mentions additional resources for learning more about the Canvas editor, ending the video on a note that invites further exploration and creativity.



๐Ÿ’กLeonardo AI Canvas 2.0

Leonardo AI Canvas 2.0 refers to an advanced version of a digital canvas tool powered by artificial intelligence. It allows users to edit and manipulate images in various ways, such as blending, erasing, and generating new content based on prompts. In the video, it is the central tool demonstrated for creating and modifying images, showcasing its capabilities through different features like 'text to image' and 'image to image' transformations.

๐Ÿ’กPersonal Feed

A 'Personal Feed' is typically a section within a platform where users can view content that is personalized to their interests or created by themselves. In the context of the video, accessing the personal feed is the first step to finding an existing image to work with in the Leonardo AI Canvas 2.0 tool.

๐Ÿ’กAI Canvas

AI Canvas is a term used to describe a digital workspace where artificial intelligence is employed to assist in the creation or modification of visual content. The script mentions accessing the AI Canvas from the left menu to start working with images, emphasizing its role as an entry point for creative tasks within the platform.

๐Ÿ’กUpload Image

The 'Upload Image' function is a feature that enables users to add their own images or select from a community pool for further editing or generation of new content. In the video, this feature is used to import different images, such as a natural meadow or a car in floodwater, to demonstrate the capabilities of the AI Canvas 2.0.

๐Ÿ’กEraser Tool

The 'Eraser Tool' is a digital tool used to remove or clear parts of an image. In the context of the video, the Eraser Tool is utilized to clean up the surroundings of the car image by erasing unnecessary elements, showcasing one of the basic yet essential functions of the AI Canvas 2.0 for image manipulation.


Masking in image editing refers to the process of selecting specific areas of an image to apply effects or changes while preserving the rest. The script describes using a mask to adjust the background of the car image, instructing the AI to generate a natural-looking water environment around it, which exemplifies the advanced editing features of the AI Canvas 2.0.


The 'Generate' command initiates the AI's process of creating new content based on user input or prompts. Throughout the video, the Generate function is central to demonstrating the AI's ability to produce images from text descriptions, such as 'mythical temple' or 'powerful wizard,' highlighting the creative potential of the AI Canvas 2.0.

๐Ÿ’กDream Shaper

Dream Shaper appears to be a feature or setting within the AI Canvas 2.0 that enhances the generation process, possibly by adding a dreamlike or surreal quality to the images produced. The script mentions keeping Dream Shaper on while generating images, suggesting it as a creative tool to achieve specific visual effects.

๐Ÿ’กControl Net

Control Net is a feature that allows for the manipulation of images based on certain parameters or 'nets' of control. In the video, it is used to demonstrate how the AI can recreate images with altered features while retaining the original structure or pose, showcasing the tool's ability to blend creativity with structural integrity.

๐Ÿ’กDepth to Image

Depth to Image is a function that utilizes the depth of field information in a photograph to influence the generation of new images. The script explains how this feature can be used to mimic the focus effect of the original image, creating a new scene that maintains the same depth characteristics, such as a 'crowd of aliens' with green skin.

๐Ÿ’กPose to Image

Pose to Image is a feature that transfers a specific pose from one image to another, allowing for the replication of postures and expressions across different characters or subjects. The video demonstrates this by taking a fighter's pose and applying it to an anime martial arts warrior, showing how AI can adapt and recontextualize poses in new scenarios.


Introduction to Leonardo AI Canvas 2.0 and its enhanced features for image editing and creation.

How to access and use the Canvas tool from the personal feed or by importing images directly.

Utilizing the upload image feature to work with community images, personal generations, or images from your computer.

Explanation of the image window for generating and manipulating images within a specific area.

Demonstration of using the Eraser tool to clean up and adjust images for better integration.

Technique of masking parts of an image to blend it with AI-generated backgrounds, such as water around a car.

Adjusting the blending of images with AI assistance to create more natural-looking scenes.

Using the 'accept' and 'cancel' options to refine the image generation process.

The ability to generate images directly within the Canvas using text prompts and the 'text to image' feature.

Incorporate 'Alchemy' and 'Prompt Magic' for more creative image generation based on text descriptions.

Example of generating a 'powerful wizard with a purple glow' using text prompts and AI.

Switching between different image generation modes like 'inpainting' and 'outpainting'.

Using the 'sketch to image' feature to transform hand-drawn sketches into AI-generated images.

Importing and manipulating AI art from other platforms to create unique composite images.

Adjusting facial features of an image using the sketch and AI generation to add elements like facial hair or glasses.

Exploring 'image to image' transformations to change the style or theme of an image while maintaining its layout.

Introduction to 'ControlNet' for advanced image manipulation based on edges, depth, and poses.

Using 'Edge to Image' to recreate an image with different colors while preserving its original layout.

Demonstrating 'Depth to Image' to mimic the focus effect of depth of field in AI-generated images.

Transforming an image's pose using 'Pose to Image' to apply it to different characters or styles.

Final thoughts on the versatility and power of Leonardo AI Canvas 2.0 for creative image editing and generation.