The Top AI Art Generators For NFTs

#ai #nft art generators nft Jun 11, 2023
the top ai art generators for nfts
If you've wondered how to create digital art, without any artistic skills, the answer is: AI art generators.

Whatever you write as a (text) prompt will become art. It's magical.

➤ All you need is a decent imagination and descriptive prompts to generate art for:
  • NFTs
  • Social Media
  • Book covers
  • Business Ads
  • Blog posts
  • Articles
  • Websites
  • Videos
  • Anything needing art

There are many excellent options to create art that can be used for personal and commercial purposes. Most of them charge a relatively small monthly fee. I've listed some of them below. Before we get into them, let's talk about AI and art.

➤ How does AI art work?

AI art generators use computers, machine learning, powerful graphics cards, and millions of datasets to create images. There is the text prompt from you and the rendering from the AI.


  • AI algorithms are trained on thousands, millions, or even billions of image-text pairs.

  • AI learns how to differentiate between dogs vs cats, paintings vs photographs, and everything else, depending upon the size of the training database.

  • AI generator platforms have different levels of understanding based on the data input and the size of the database.

  • The AI attempts to understand what you're asking for to turn it into an image that matches your text description.

  • The better your description is, the better your results will be.


AI has two leading kinds of models to render the image:

  • Diffusion models, like Stable Diffusion, DALL·E 2, Midjourney, and CLIP-Guided Diffusion. These work by starting with a random field, then edit through a series of steps to match the prompt.

  • Generative Adversarial Networks (GANs), like VQGAN-CLIP, BigGAN, and StyleGAN, These work by automatically discovering and learning the regularities or patterns of data to generate or output new examples that could plausibly have been drawn from the original data. 

Both models can produce great, realistic results, though diffusion models generally produce weird or wilder images.

➤ Which AI art generator should you use?

Scroll through the list and try the ones that interest you —you can't go wrong. The best way for you to decide is by testing them out. A few thoughts:

  • Craiyon is fun for beginners.

  • DreamStudio creates gorgeous, realistic images of lands populated by people that don't exist. There are NFT artists using this creating whole worlds and selling them.

  • NightCafe is good if you want to play around with different models. 

  • DeepDream Generator let's you create cat people or bring your dreams to life. 

  • Artbreeder is the weirdest art generator because you splice things to create something new.

    Midjourney creates incredible art, starting at $8/month. But currently the only way to use it is on Discord.

What does AI art look like?

Here's an example I created almost a year ago. I prompted these images of George Washington with cherry blossom trees using Craiyon. Craiyon uses a diffusion model and the faces came out strange and creepy:
(but I think the images are fascinating 🌸)

I prompted Craiyon today and got the results below which are cleaner, clearer and somewhat more sophisticated:

They can't compete with the high level of a platform like Midjourney but they're fun and interesting and could be used to illustrate a concept in a blog post.


➤ AI Art Generator Platforms:
ArtBreeder has two main tools—Collager and Splicer—which allow you to combine multiple images to create something unique. Free for 10 credits/month. From $8.99/month for 100 credits.

Craiyon is based on the original DALL·E model and was previously DALL·E Mini. It's significantly more basic than the latest art generators, but it's fun to play around with. Free to try and from $5/month for commercial use.

Canva recently added a text-to-image art generator. It integrates perfectly with the rest of the template-based design app, so you can add AI-generated art to anything. Free for basic features or upgrade for everything $120/yr.

Dall-E 2  simple to use and can produce great results. That's why its API is used by so many apps. $15 for 115 credits (1 credit = 1 prompt with 4 options).

DeepAI is mostly an AI API for developers, but it has a free text-to-image art generator on its website to showcase what it does. You can also sign up for a paid plan, which gives you access to more styles and allows you to use the API. From $4.99/month for 500 images.

DeepDreamGenerator is one of the oldest AI art generators online. It was originally designed to use Google's DeepDream algorithm but has added text-to-image algorithms that appear to be based on Stable Diffusion. From $19/month for 120 points.

DreamStudio is the official Stable Diffusion web app. You can set how many steps the AI takes, what random seed it uses, and loads of other customizations. Free for 25 credits; $10 for 1,000 credits (~1,200 images).

Firefly Adobe's newest product - in beta - offers a slew of options from text to vector image, to 3D to image. Free for now.

Getimg is an AI art generator app with 20 open source models, including Stable Diffusion and models built from it, like OpenJourney. The biggest feature, is with a paid plan you can train your own models. Free for 100 images/month; from $12/month for 3k images/month.

JasperArt  has a good art generator. It's more expensive than most of the other platforms on this list, but if you already use Jasper, it's worth a try. From $49/month for unlimited images.

Leap is aimed at developers to train your own AI and integrates with Zapier, to do things like generate images based on Discord messages or Google Sheets. Free for 100 images; from $0.005/image and $2/model.

Midjourney  creates my favorite AI art. But, it has the worst user interface—you access it through the chat app Discord. I believe it produces the best-looking, most realistic results of all of the generators. From $10/month for 3.3 hours of GPU time (~200 prompts with 4 image options).

NightCafe adds extra features to DALL·E 2 and Stable Diffusion. it's a community for AI art enthusiasts that includes challenges, a Discord server, and a gallery. From $6/month for 100 credits (~1,240 images/month).

StableCOG is an AI art generator based on Stable Diffusion and other similar models. It's got an easy-to-use web app. From $10/month for 1,750 images.

StarryAI is a free option to try out generative models. It's an art generator using the older VQGAN-CLIP and CLIP-Guided Diffusion models. It has a mobile app. Free for 5 credits/day; From $11.99/month for 50 credits/month.



Discover the fun of using AI to create your own images based on your text prompts. Let me know how it goes.


Thanks for reading!


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