AI for Visual Artists: Explore Opportunities

“Look, I’ve managed to get AI to generate an image!”, exclaimed I ecstatically.

My friend couldn’t help but smile at the awkward, formless creation that resembled, at best, a poorly developed, blot-filled photo from his grandfather’s bathroom photo atelier.

It was 2021. In just two years, unbelievable apps like Dall-E 2 or Stable Diffusion had emerged, able to create photorealistic pictures and imitate the styles of the most advanced painters.

In this new world, we as artists have yet to find relevant answers to fundamental questions: Who am I? Why do I produce art? How can I make money with my art?

But let’s leave these questions to philosophers and ask a more practical one: How can AI help us produce better art instead of scaring us with its powers?

Here are a few ideas and tips on how visual artists can use AI to achieve benefits that were impossible before the AI era:

  • Use AI to search for new ideas and topics and make initial sketches for you.
  • Conduct research in the early stage of producing a painting: vary characters, compositions, color gammas, and any other aspects of the artwork.
  • Easily introduce or remove elements and instantly see how they look.
  • Generate a series of supporting images for the promotion of your new artwork.
  • Quickly and effortlessly create fan art to offer to your followers.
  • Produce collectibles in physical as well as digital form (NFT).

These examples illustrate the huge window of opportunities that have opened to us recently. By using these tools, even better ideas could come.

Furthermore, new Photoshop neural filters make it possible to enhance images in new ways, such as face editing, skin smoothing, scaling, or depth blur, to name a few. While perhaps less mind-blowing, they are still incredibly useful.

In conclusion, as a visual artist and designer, I would be glad to exchange ideas with those who share my approach to using AI. You are welcome to tell me about your experiences with AI in our Telegram channel.

And here’s a small gallery of digital artworks I’ve made using Dall-E 2. If you like what you see, join me on Instagram to see more!

View more
Cookies settings
Privacy & Cookie policy
Privacy & Cookies policy
Cookie name Active

Who we are

Our website address is:


: When visitors leave comments on the site we collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection. An anonymized string created from your email address (also called a hash) may be provided to the Gravatar service to see if you are using it. The Gravatar service privacy policy is available here: After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.


If you upload images to the website, you should avoid uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included. Visitors to the website can download and extract any location data from images on the website.


If you leave a comment on our site you may opt-in to saving your name, email address and website in cookies. These are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. These cookies will last for one year. If you visit our login page, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser. When you log in, we will also set up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year. If you select "Remember Me", your login will persist for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed. If you edit or publish an article, an additional cookie will be saved in your browser. This cookie includes no personal data and simply indicates the post ID of the article you just edited. It expires after 1 day.

Embedded content from other websites

Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website. These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracking your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.

Who we share your data with

If you request a password reset, your IP address will be included in the reset email.

How long we retain your data

If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognize and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue. For users that register on our website (if any), we also store the personal information they provide in their user profile. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username). Website administrators can also see and edit that information.

What rights you have over your data

If you have an account on this site, or have left comments, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.

Where your data is sent

Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.
Save settings
Cookies settings
Scroll to Top