Welcome to Book World

I’ve gotten a very positive response to today’s image. And some questions. So here’s a little info on how it was created:

Without any idea of how I’d use it, I created the basic image as an experiment using the AI program MidJourney. My prompt was “Photo of a beautiful woman on the edge of the world. In a photo by sherry akrami.”

(The resulting image wasn’t an actual Akrami photo, but was done in the style of Akrami’s black & white, fantasy photos.)

I then created several different versions of the “photo.” Here are just four of them:

Then I picked the one I liked best and started enhancing it. (By that time I had an idea for the text to go with the image.)

Then I ran the black and white image through a second AI program called PixBim Color Surprise (new to me) which colored the image. Then I fired up Luminar Neo (also new to me) which among other things has an AI function which allowed me to swap out the rather dull sky for a much more colorful one—with a single click of a button.

And then I put the image into Photoshop where I significantly enhanced the image’s colors.

Then I placed the image into Illustrator and lettered it.

All in all, it was a lot of steps—some with new tools—but, oh boy, did I have fun!

 

 

Transcript:

SCENE: Woman standing on the edge of a cliff, looking over a colorful, fantasy world.

CAPTION: Reading books opened a new world for her! And now…she was ready…to rule it!

2022 Art: A.I. Magic Book Lover: John Lustig

Lucky_Duck_Photo2_of_a_beautiful_woman_on_the_edge_of_the_world

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SCENE: Woman standing on the edge of a cliff, looking over a colorful, fantasy world.

CAPTION: Reading books opened a new world for her! And now...she was ready...to rule it!

2022 Art: A.I. Magic Book Lover: John Lustig

Lucky_Duck_Photo2_of_a_beautiful_woman_on_the_edge_of_the_world