Tiles To Tuxedos - Using the Vary (Region) Creatively in Midjourney β€’ A.I. Explore: 1st Episode '24!

A.I. Explore
8 Jan 202408:37

TLDRBrian Sykes introduces viewers to a creative technique using the 'Vary Region' feature in Midjourney, a tool for AI-generated images. He guides users through the process of creating a seamless tile pattern in Midjourney version 5.2, which is not yet available in version 6. Sykes then demonstrates how to upscale an image of a man in a tuxedo and apply the tile pattern to the tuxedo using the 'Vary Region' functionality. He emphasizes the importance of having the reference image link and using the lasso tool for selection. The result is a visually compelling image that retains the tuxedo's properties while incorporating a bold pattern. Sykes encourages viewers to experiment with the technique and share their creations on social media. He also promotes his upcoming AI Lab course, which focuses on integrating AI into creative workflows, particularly in video.

Takeaways

  • 🎨 **Creative Feature Usage**: Brian Sykes discusses using a creative feature in Midjourney, which he refers to as 'Tile to Tuxedo', highlighting a fun application of the Vary (Region) feature.
  • πŸ“š **Version Note**: The discussed functionality is not yet available in Midjourney version 6, but is accessible in version 5.2 with remix mode turned on.
  • πŸ”„ **Tiled Pattern Creation**: The process starts with creating a tiled pattern using a prompt that generates 'flowers with psychedelic patterns and neon colors'.
  • πŸ”— **Image Upscaling and Linking**: After creating and upscaling the image, the link is copied to be used as a reference for applying the pattern within the rendered image.
  • πŸ‘” **Tuxedo Image Creation**: A man wearing a solid-colored tuxedo is then created, with a focus on upscaling and selecting a visually compelling result.
  • βœ‚οΈ **Vary Region Functionality**: The 'Vary region' or inpainting feature is used to apply the pattern to the tuxedo jacket, while keeping other elements of the image unchanged.
  • πŸ–ŒοΈ **Lasso Tool Utilization**: The lasso tool in Midjourney is used to outline the shape of the tuxedo jacket for the pattern application.
  • πŸ”„ **Pattern Interpretation**: The resulting pattern on the tuxedo is an interpretation of the original tile pattern, not a direct copy.
  • πŸ“ˆ **Multiple Variations**: Several variations of the tuxedo with the pattern are created and upscaled to showcase the possibilities.
  • πŸ“± **Sharing and Community**: Brian encourages sharing creations on social media and staying connected with him through various platforms like LinkedIn and Instagram.
  • πŸš€ **Upcoming AI Lab Course**: An announcement is made for an upcoming AI Lab course focusing on integrating AI into creative workflows, set to start on January 10th.
  • πŸ“š **Resource Sharing**: Brian provides resources, including a link to AI Explorer, offering a collection of Midjourney prompts and other generative AI tools.

Q & A

  • What is the main topic of Brian Sykes' discussion in the transcript?

    -The main topic is using the 'vary (region)' feature, also referred to as inpainting, creatively within Midjourney version 5.2 to transform a tile pattern into a tuxedo pattern.

  • Why is Brian Sykes using Midjourney version 5.2 instead of version 6?

    -The functionality for the 'vary (region)' or inpainting feature is not yet available in version 6 or the alpha version of Midjourney, which is why Brian reverts to version 5.2.

  • What is the first step to access the 'vary (region)' feature in Midjourney version 5.2?

    -The first step is to go to the settings by typing '/settings' and pressing return, then selecting the default mode of 5.2 and ensuring remix mode is turned on.

  • How does Brian Sykes create the initial tile pattern?

    -Brian creates the initial tile pattern by using a prompt that generates 'flowers with psychedelic patterns and neon colors', which results in a seamless tile pattern.

  • What is the purpose of copying the link of the upscaled image?

    -The link is copied to be used as a reference image that will be applied inside the 'vary (region)' functionality to transform the tuxedo pattern.

  • What tool does Brian use to outline the shape of the tuxedo jacket for the 'vary (region)' feature?

    -Brian uses the lasso tool to outline the shape of the tuxedo jacket.

  • How does the 'vary (region)' feature interpret the reference image to apply the pattern to the tuxedo?

    -The 'vary (region)' feature interprets the reference image and applies an artistic rendition of the pattern to the tuxedo, maintaining the general layout and feel but not a perfect match to the original pattern.

  • What is the significance of ensuring remix mode is turned on?

    -Remix mode allows users to utilize the 'vary (region)' functionality to experiment with different patterns and effects on the image.

  • What are the limitations when working with the 'vary (region)' feature?

    -The limitations are based on the reference image used, the version of Midjourney (5.2 in this case), and the capabilities of the 'vary (region)' feature itself.

  • How can viewers stay in touch with Brian Sykes and see more of his work?

    -Viewers can stay in touch with Brian through LinkedIn, Instagram, and YouTube, where he shares his work and explores AI integration in creative workflows.

  • What is the AI Lab Level One course that Brian Sykes mentions?

    -The AI Lab Level One is a 12-week course that integrates AI into the participant's knowledge bank and creative workflow, with a focus on generative AI and video.

  • What resources does Brian Sykes offer for those interested in Midjourney prompts and AI exploration?

    -Brian offers a variety of resources, including his AI Explore prompts which are available on his website, and these can be used as a starting point for creative AI exploration.

Outlines

00:00

🎨 Exploring Mid Journey's Tuxedo Tile Feature

In this video, Brian Sykes introduces viewers to a feature in Mid Journey, which he playfully refers to as 'Tuxedo Tile,' due to his fondness for the 'TT' combination. He clarifies that this feature is not yet available in version 6, but can be accessed in version 5.2. The process involves creating a seamless tile pattern using a prompt for 'flowers with psychedelic patterns and neon colors.' Brian then upscales the image and uses it as a reference for applying the pattern to a tuxedo-wearing man. The video demonstrates the use of the 'very region' or inpainting functionality to apply the pattern to the tuxedo jacket, leaving other elements of the image unchanged. The result is a visually compelling man in a tuxedo with a vibrant, patterned jacket.

05:01

πŸ“ˆ Upscaling and Applying Patterns with Mid Journey

Brian Sykes continues to guide viewers on how to upscale images and apply patterns using Mid Journey's features. He emphasizes that the outcome is an interpretation based on the reference image, which in this case is a pattern created from a previous Mid Journey project. The video showcases the bold colors and properties retained in the tuxedo after applying the pattern. Brian also mentions the importance of having remix mode turned on to experiment with these features. He encourages viewers to try it out for themselves, noting that the limitations will be based on the reference image used and the version of Mid Journey (5.2) they are working with. Lastly, Brian shares his social media handles and invites viewers to share their creations, as well as to join his upcoming AI Lab courses, which focus on integrating AI into creative workflows.

Mindmap

Keywords

πŸ’‘Midjourney

Midjourney refers to a specific version of a software or application that is in the process of development and improvement. In the context of the video, it is the software where the creative process takes place. The host mentions going back to Midjourney version 5.2 to utilize certain features not yet available in version 6, indicating the iterative nature of software development.

πŸ’‘Vary (Region)

Vary (Region) is a feature within Midjourney that allows users to manipulate specific regions of an image. The host uses this feature to apply a pattern from one image (a tile pattern) to another (a tuxedo), demonstrating the creative potential of this tool in altering and customizing visual elements within a composition.

πŸ’‘Inpainting

Inpainting is a term used to describe the process of filling in or altering parts of an image to create a seamless appearance. Although mentioned as not yet available in version 6 of Midjourney, the concept is integral to the discussion of image editing and the capabilities of the software to creatively modify visuals.

πŸ’‘Discord

Discord is a communication platform where communities often gather to discuss and share information. In the script, the host suggests looking at Discord, implying that it might be a place where users can find more information, updates, or a community related to Midjourney.

πŸ’‘Tiled Pattern

A tiled pattern is a design that repeats continuously to cover a surface seamlessly. The host created a tiled pattern with a prompt for 'flowers with psychedelic patterns and neon colors,' which is then used as a reference image to apply to a tuxedo in the demonstration, showcasing the versatility of pattern creation within the software.

πŸ’‘Upscaling

Upscaling refers to the process of increasing the resolution or size of an image without losing quality. The host upscaled version three of the images to enhance the visual details, which is a common technique in digital art and design to improve the clarity and impact of visuals.

πŸ’‘Lasso Tool

The lasso tool is a selection tool used in graphic design software to create custom shapes by clicking and dragging to form a looped line. In the video, the host uses the lasso tool to outline the shape of the tuxedo jacket, which is then used as a guide for applying the tiled pattern.

πŸ’‘PNG Link

A PNG link refers to a URL that directly points to a PNG image file, which is a common format for storing and sharing digital images. The host pastes the PNG link of the created tiled pattern into the vary region tool to apply it to the tuxedo, demonstrating the use of external image references in the creative process.

πŸ’‘Remix Mode

Remix mode is a feature that allows users to modify or build upon existing creations within the software. The host emphasizes the importance of having remix mode turned on to make use of the vary region functionality, highlighting the value of iterative creativity in the design process.

πŸ’‘Creative Workflow

Creative workflow refers to the sequence of steps and processes involved in creating art or design. The host discusses integrating AI into one's creative workflow, suggesting that AI tools like Midjourney can enhance and streamline the way artists and designers work.

πŸ’‘Generative AI

Generative AI is a type of artificial intelligence that can create new content, such as images, music, or text, based on existing data. The video explores the use of generative AI in the context of Midjourney, where it is used to generate patterns and designs that are then applied to different elements of an image.

Highlights

Brian Sykes introduces a creative feature within Midjourney called 'Tile to Tuxedo'.

The feature is not yet available in Midjourney version 6 but is accessible in version 5.2.

Remix mode must be turned on to utilize the 'very region' or inpainting functionality.

Sykes demonstrates creating a seamless tile pattern with a prompt for 'flowers with psychedelic patterns and neon colors'.

The dash-dash tile feature is used to create a seamless pattern, which is not yet fully realized in version 6.

An upscaled image of the pattern is used as a reference for applying the pattern to a tuxedo in a subsequent step.

Sykes prompts Midjourney to generate an image of a man wearing a solid-colored tuxedo with a gold pattern.

The 'very region' functionality is employed to apply the tile pattern to the tuxedo jacket, leaving other elements unchanged.

The lasso tool is used to select the area of the tuxedo jacket for pattern application.

A PNG link to the upscaled image is pasted into the 'very region' tool to apply the pattern to the tuxedo.

The rendered result is an interpretation of the original pattern, with the stylistic look and colors retained.

Multiple variations of the patterned tuxedo are created, showcasing the flexibility of the 'very region' tool.

Sykes emphasizes the importance of the reference image quality for the outcome of the 'very region' application.

The process is demonstrated to be fun and engaging, encouraging viewers to try it for themselves.

Sykes shares his social media handles and encourages viewers to share their creations with him.

An upcoming AI lab course is announced, focusing on integrating AI into creative workflows.

The AI lab course is a 12-week program with three modules, starting on January 10th.

An AI for video course is also mentioned, a 10-week program integrating generative AI with video.

Sykes provides a link to AI Explorer, offering resources and a collection of Midjourney prompts.

The session concludes with a reminder to have fun and explore the creative possibilities of AI.