I over-committed to making all of my Christmas gifts this year. Can AI help me and save Christmas?
As the holiday season approaches, many of us are thinking about what gifts we can give to our loved ones. While store-bought gifts are convenient, there's something special about giving a gift that's been personalized and crafted with care. That's where AI image generators come in. These powerful tools allow us to quickly generate ideas and designs that can be customized to our loved ones' interests and preferences. In my own quest to find the perfect gifts for my family, I turned to AI image generators to help me out. My wife is a fan of kitschy plastic home decorations from the 1950s-1970s. Miller Studios Favorware and Chalkware is almost always a hit with her. She also loves pugs. With these preferences in mind, I used the Midjourney AI image generator to come up with some possible gift ideas. After experimenting with a few different prompts, I was able to generate an image that I really liked. I used this image as a reference and 3D modeled and printed the final product, which turned out to be a hit with my wife.
From Prompt to Pug
But that's not all - my wife also loves mid-century vintage paint by number paintings. Using AI, I was able to craft a prompt that generated a variety of paintings for her to choose from. She was thrilled with the selection, and it was so much easier (and faster) than trying to search through existing work or fully design paintings on my own. My daughter, on the other hand, had a more specific request. She's obsessed with the book War and Peace, and wanted a painting of one of the characters from the book. The catch? She wanted the character to be a baby echidna.
If you don’t know what a baby echidna (also known as an echidna puggle) looks like, you are in for a treat. They are hideous nearly hairless bags of skin that still manage to be somewhat cute.
Getting the AI to generate this monster presented a bit of a challenge, as AI image generators don't always know what certain animals look like. In this case, I used the generator to come up with an image that was as close as possible to what I was looking for, and then painted over it to get the desired effect. The final product was a one-of-a-kind gift that my daughter was thrilled to receive, although I am not sure why.
AI image generators are an excellent tool for anyone looking to craft unique and personalized gifts for their loved ones. Whether you're interested in creating custom t-shirts, unique artwork, or 3D printed gifts, there are endless possibilities for what you can create using these tools. So why not give them a try next time you need that perfect custom present and see what you can come up with? Your loved ones will be sure to appreciate the extra effort you put into their gifts