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Reimagine Your Avatar with Freepik Pikaso

Freepik Pikaso
Reference image: My Flickr
Freepik Pikaso

As an enthusiast in AI image generation, I’ve explored numerous platforms and tools. Stable Diffusion stands out as my personal favorite, particularly for its capabilities. However, for those without access to a high-performing computer, I suggest using online platforms like Leonardo.AI for an effortless experience.

Recently, the launch of Freepik Pikaso’s Reimagine feature caught my attention. Freepik, known for their extensive library of artistic resources, is now embracing the AI revolution by integrating an AI-powered image generation service. Pikaso provides a limited free version or an unlimited subscription at $24 per month, with a discounted annual plan at $144.

Freepik Pikaso
Reference image: My Flickr

Having tested Freepik’s Pikaso, I must say it’s remarkably user-friendly, swift, and diverse in its offerings. Whether transforming sketches to images, crafting images from text prompts, or artistically enhancing photographs with the Reimagine feature, Pikaso is definitely worth checking out for those eager to breathe new life into their visuals.

I can’t wait to see how you Pikaso! Add your photos to the Freepik Pikaso group on Flickr.

AI Art and Second Life

AI images
Images & seamless textures that I generated with AI

A few months ago, I blogged about MidJourney art in Second Life. Second Life designers are now using AI to create more than just pretty pictures for sale. AI can also create seamless textures, help with logo creations, and other graphic design elements. It can be used as a tool to help with the creative process if used wisely.

SDSL - Gogo
SL snapshot vs Stable Diffusion edit

I’ve been playing around with Stable Diffusion to give my Second Life avatar more realism, but not so realistic that it looks like a morph. I try not to stray too far from the original Second Life image, and that requires trying a lot of different settings. You can view my AI Glow Up album on Flickr for all of the images.

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What is Midjourney?

Made my Second Life avatar in MidJourney
Made my Second Life avatar in MidJourney

You may have seen Second Life creators selling images made with Midjourney, but what is it? Midjourney is a computer program that uses artificial intelligence to make pictures based on text prompts. At the moment, the bot on Discord is the only way to use Midjourney. I paid $10 a month to play around with the program. It’s a lot of fun to have AI make anything you can think of right away, but sometimes the results are weird.

Most of the images I’ve made are based on my Second Life avatar. I use a photo of my avatar as a reference, then I add a text prompt to try to make something more detailed than what I can do in Second Life or in photoshop.

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