Lexica: Revolutionizing Creative Design with AI Artistic Tools

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“Artificial intelligence technology, undoubtedly the future trend, is poised to become a pivotal milestone in the history of human technological advancement. Whether it’s Microsoft, Google, Facebook, or the visionary Elon Musk, leading internet companies are all heavily investing in artificial intelligence technology. AI is already exerting a profound influence across various industries and is poised to completely transform some traditional job roles. For instance, there are already instances of individuals using Chat GPT for text creation and pairing it with Midjourney for illustrations, resulting in the publication of a children’s book. This event has ignited a flurry of media coverage.

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AI Image Generation Tools: Midjourney, DALL-E 2, and Stable Diffusion

Midjourney, DALL-E 2, and Stable Diffusion stand out as the most representative AI image generation tools. However, they are not without their limitations. While Midjourney boasts a vast user base and diverse applications, it can be somewhat cumbersome to use, requiring Discord for operation and coming with a price tag. On the other hand, DALL-E, an OpenAI deep learning model, excels at generating high-quality images but falls short when it comes to understanding textual descriptions and has vague copyright policies. Stable Diffusion, coded in Python, offers a wide array of styles but faces similar ambiguity regarding copyright. To address these copyright concerns and simplify the user experience, a newcomer has emerged in the market: Lexica, an accessible AI drawing platform.

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Lexica: The Stable Diffusion Image Search Engine

Lexica, also known as The Stable Diffusion Search Engine, houses a repository of over five million exquisite AI-generated images, all crafted through Stable Diffusion. Lexica can be harnessed not just as a creative search engine for inspiration but also as a platform for learning design commands. Upon visiting Lexica.art, one is greeted by a diverse spectrum of image types. If you’ve ever used AI drawing models, you may have wondered why some artists’ work appears more refined and appealing. The answer is quite straightforward: many AI drawing models are still a work in progress and cannot entirely comprehend human intent. In addition to providing image descriptions, users also need to train the model to understand their intentions. This involves adding prompts that comprehensively describe the desired drawing requirements.

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Prompts serve as akin to keywords. Users can include commonly used terms such as ‘highly detailed,’ ‘digital painting,’ ‘art station,’ and more. Lexica not only assists in finding creative ideas but also helps gather useful prompt keywords. Moreover, users can directly edit existing artworks or search for content in a similar style.

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Exploring Creative Styles with Lexica

Now, let’s delve into how to utilize Lexica effectively. You can select an image from the search results or the gallery. Above the image description, there’s a ‘copy’ button that facilitates the copying of the description to your clipboard for use as a design reference. At the bottom of the page, there’s a ‘negative prompt’ option that allows you to input words you want to exclude. This can be useful for filtering out terms that could impact aesthetics, such as ‘ugly,’ ‘fat,’ ‘cropped,’ and the like. Clicking ‘Open in editor’ enables you to edit the original image. For example, if the initial content was ‘fries and a young girl,’ a simple modification, such as changing ‘eating a bag of potato chips’ to ‘drinking a bottle of cola,’ can lead to observable changes in the generated image. With this method, designing images becomes a straightforward process.

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In addition to direct editing, Lexica also offers an ‘Explore Style’ feature for style exploration. If you stumble upon a design you like, clicking this button promptly fetches numerous similar images from the gallery. Hence, Lexica isn’t merely an image search tool; it also empowers effortless creation of high-quality content.

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On the homepage, you can enter any keyword into the search box to find relevant content. Given the wealth of outstanding material within Lexica, it’s easy to overlook captivating content. Should you discover an image that catches your eye, simply click the heart icon in the upper right corner to save it to your favorites. Furthermore, Lexica boasts a ‘Search by image’ function. Activating this feature and uploading an image swiftly retrieves highly related content from the gallery. Lexica isn’t just a tool for image searching; it streamlines the process of generating premium content.

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Effortless Image Creation with Lexica

By employing your Google account to log in, you can initiate image generation by clicking on the ‘generate’ option at the top. Lexica’s user-friendly design interface simplifies the process. On the left, you can input textual descriptions, while on the right, you can select the image’s proportions. For example, you can provide a description about a peacock and include keywords like ‘high contrast,’ ‘dynamic lighting,’ ‘elegant masterpiece,’ ‘ultra-high detail,’ ‘8k quality,’ and more. Following your input, the system promptly generates a set of images tailored to your specifications. Selecting one of the images, you can click the ‘save’ button in the lower right corner to download it to your device. These images are generated by Lexica’s built-in Lexica Aperture v model, which supports 2k resolution output and delivers exceptional results. In a similar vein, inputting a single word like ‘Peacock’ results in Lexica Aperture v2 producing a stunning collection of images. In contrast to many models on the market, Lexica Aperture excels in image quality.

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For instance, by providing a simple description and offering a brief comparison with other drawing models, it becomes evident that Lexica Aperture possesses a distinct illustrative style and excels in attention to detail. Furthermore, should you find your work unsatisfactory, adjustments can be made. When you select an image, options like ‘generate variations,’ ‘Upscale,’ and ‘outpainting’ appear. Selecting ‘variations’ generates images similar to the original, while ‘Upscale’ extends the original image, automatically adding backgrounds and enriching elements. Clicking ‘outpainting’ prompts the system to match various backgrounds based on the original image. Once your design is complete, you can review your work in the ‘history’ section and peruse your saved favorites in ‘likes.’

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It’s worth noting that Lexica is entirely free, permitting users to download content, generate images, and freely apply them to websites, social media, or as design resources. However, if you require commercial licenses, a monthly fee grants access to premium features. With a premium account, you can designate your designs as private and enjoy rapid image generation services, along with substantially increased monthly usage limits. For most users, free accounts suffice, providing unrestricted access to meet daily requirements. In sum, Lexica stands as a user-friendly AI drawing tool. Lexica Aperture, akin to dreamlike diffusion, a topic I’ve covered in a previous article, offers users an accessible and powerful solution. Interested users can click to watch and learn more.”

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