Tiles To Tuxedos - Using the Vary (Region) Creatively in Midjourney • A.I. Explore: 1st Episode '24!

A.I. Explore
8 Jan 202408:37

TLDRBrian Sykes, host of AI Explore, introduces viewers to a creative technique using the 'vary region' feature in Midjourney version 5.2, which is not yet available in version 6. He demonstrates how to transform a tiled pattern into a tuxedo design by using the 'very region' functionality. Starting with a psychedelic flower pattern, he upscales the image and uses it as a reference to apply onto a man wearing a solid-colored tuxedo. The process involves copying the image link, outlining the tuxedo jacket with the lasso tool, and submitting the job to render a patterned tuxedo. Sykes showcases multiple variations of the patterned tuxedo, emphasizing the fun and creative potential of this technique. He also mentions his upcoming AI Lab courses, which integrate AI into creative workflows for both generative AI and video.

Takeaways

  • 🎨 Brian Sykes introduces a creative feature in Midjourney called 'Vary (Region)' which can transform a simple pattern into a more complex design.
  • 🚀 The feature is not yet available in Midjourney version 6, but can be used in version 5.2 with 'remix mode' turned on.
  • 🌐 To use the feature, one must first create a seamless tile pattern and upscale it, then copy the link to the image for reference.
  • 📌 The 'lasso tool' is used to select the area of the image that will be affected by the 'Vary (Region)' feature.
  • 👔 The example project involves transforming a solid-colored tuxedo into one with a pattern, using the 'Vary (Region)' functionality.
  • 🔗 A PNG link to a previously created image is pasted into the 'Vary (Region)' tool to apply the pattern to the tuxedo jacket.
  • 🧩 The resulting image is an interpretation of the original pattern, with the tuxedo retaining its form but adopting the new design.
  • 🖼 Multiple variations can be created by using different reference images or adjusting the 'Vary (Region)' parameters.
  • 📈 The process is fun and encourages experimentation with different patterns and styles to achieve unique results.
  • 📚 Brian Sykes also mentions upcoming courses, 'AI Lab Level One' and 'AI for Video', which integrate AI into creative workflows.
  • 📢 He encourages viewers to share their creations on social media and to stay connected for more updates and resources.

Q & A

  • What is the title of the episode Brian Sykes is discussing?

    -The title of the episode is 'Tiles To Tuxedos - Using the Vary (Region) Creatively in Midjourney • A.I. Explore: 1st Episode '24!'.

  • What does Brian Sykes refer to as 'Tile to Tuxedo'?

    -Brian Sykes uses the term 'Tile to Tuxedo' to describe a creative process that involves transforming a repeating tile pattern into a tuxedo pattern using the Vary (Region) feature in Midjourney.

  • Which version of Midjourney does Brian recommend using for this feature?

    -Brian recommends using Midjourney version 5.2 for this feature, as it is not yet available in version 6 or the alpha version.

  • What is the first step to access the required functionality in Midjourney?

    -The first step is to downgrade to version 5.2 if currently using version 6, which can be done by using the '/settings' command and selecting the default mode of 5.2.

  • What is the purpose of the 'dash-dash tile' prompt in the script?

    -The 'dash-dash tile' prompt is used to create a seamless tile pattern, which is a starting point for the 'Tile to Tuxedo' creative process.

  • How does Brian upscale the images in the script?

    -Brian upscales the images by selecting them and using the copy link function, which allows him to reference the image for further processing within the rendered output.

  • What is the role of the 'lasso tool' in the creative process described by Brian?

    -The lasso tool is used to outline the shape of the tuxedo jacket in the image, which is then used as a guide for the Vary (Region) functionality to apply the pattern.

  • What does Brian mean by 'remix mode'?

    -Remix mode in Midjourney allows users to modify and experiment with the generated images, which is essential for the 'Tile to Tuxedo' process.

  • How many variations of the patterned tuxedo does Brian show in the script?

    -Brian shows multiple variations of the patterned tuxedo, indicating that the process allows for a range of creative outputs.

  • What social media platforms does Brian Sykes mention for sharing creations?

    -Brian mentions LinkedIn and Instagram as platforms where he would like to see the creations shared by the audience.

  • What is the name of the course Brian is promoting for those interested in generative AI and video?

    -The course Brian is promoting is called 'AI Lab: AI for Video', which is a 10-week course integrating generative AI into the creative workflow with video.

  • What is the date when the next cohort of the AI Lab course is set to kick off?

    -The next cohort of the AI Lab course is set to kick off on Wednesday, January the 10th.

Outlines

00:00

🎨 Exploring Mid Journey's Tile-to-Tuxedo Feature

In this video, Brian Sykes introduces a creative feature within Mid Journey, which he playfully refers to as 'Tile to Tuxedo'. The tutorial begins with the acknowledgment that the feature is not yet available in version 6 of Mid Journey and suggests reverting to version 5.2 for the demonstration. Brian guides viewers on how to access and use the inpainting functionality in Mid Journey 5.2, which allows for the creation of seamless tile patterns. He shares his own project, where he created a vibrant, psychedelic pattern of flowers with neon colors. The process involves upscaling an image, copying its link, and then using the very region functionality to apply the pattern to a tuxedo-clad man. The result is a visually compelling image where the tuxedo jacket is covered in the pattern, while the rest of the image remains unchanged. The video emphasizes the potential for creative expression using this feature and encourages viewers to experiment with it.

05:01

📈 Upscaling and Pattern Application in Mid Journey

Brian continues the tutorial by discussing the process of upscaling images within Mid Journey and applying custom patterns to them. He demonstrates how to upscale a man wearing a solid-colored tuxedo and then use the very region functionality to apply a previously created pattern to the tuxedo jacket. The video showcases the results of this process, highlighting the interpretative nature of the pattern application, which retains the tuxedo's properties while adding a unique, colorful pattern. Brian shares multiple variations of the patterned tuxedo, emphasizing the fun and creative potential of the feature. He also provides advice on ensuring remix mode is enabled for full functionality and encourages viewers to share their creations on social media platforms. The video concludes with information about Brian's upcoming AI Lab courses, which focus on integrating AI into creative workflows, particularly in the context of video production.

Mindmap

Keywords

💡Mid Journey

Mid Journey is a software tool used for creating and manipulating images through artificial intelligence. In the video, it is the primary platform where the creative process takes place, allowing the user to generate and modify images based on textual prompts. It is central to the theme of the video, which is about using AI to creatively transform patterns into a tuxedo design.

💡Vary (Region)

The 'Vary (Region)' feature in Mid Journey, also referred to as 'inpainting' by the speaker, allows users to selectively edit parts of an image while keeping the rest intact. It is creatively used in the video to apply a pattern onto a tuxedo jacket, demonstrating how AI can be used for detailed and specific image manipulation.

💡Tiles

In the context of the video, 'tiles' refer to a pattern or design that repeats seamlessly. The speaker creates a tiled pattern using Mid Journey with a prompt for 'flowers with psychedelic patterns and neon colors.' This pattern is later used as a creative element to transform into a tuxedo design, illustrating the versatility of AI in design applications.

💡Tuxedo

A tuxedo is a formal men's suit, often associated with elegance and sophistication. In the video, the tuxedo serves as the canvas onto which the speaker applies the generated pattern, showcasing how AI can be used to inject creativity into traditional attire. The transformation from a repeating tile pattern to a tuxedo is the main creative act of the video.

💡Upscaling

Upscaling in the context of the video refers to the process of enhancing the resolution or quality of an image. The speaker upscales images created within Mid Journey to improve their visual appeal and clarity. This process is important as it prepares the images for further manipulation and the final rendering of the tuxedo design.

💡Lasso Tool

The lasso tool is a feature in image editing software that allows users to make freehand selections of parts of an image. In the video, the speaker uses the lasso tool to outline the shape of the tuxedo jacket, which is then used as a guide for applying the pattern with the 'Vary (Region)' functionality.

💡Remix Mode

Remix mode in Mid Journey is a setting that enables users to build upon or modify existing image prompts. It is crucial for the creative process demonstrated in the video, as it allows the speaker to integrate the tile pattern into the tuxedo design by using the 'Vary (Region)' feature.

💡Rendering

Rendering in the context of the video is the process of generating a final image based on the inputted instructions and selected features within Mid Journey. The speaker discusses rendering as the step that produces the final visual result of the tuxedo with the applied pattern, which is a key part of the creative demonstration.

💡Creative Workflow

The term 'creative workflow' refers to the sequence of steps and processes involved in creating a piece of work. In the video, the speaker discusses integrating AI into the creative workflow, emphasizing how tools like Mid Journey can enhance the creative process by generating ideas and designs that may not have been conceived without AI assistance.

💡AI Lab

AI Lab, as mentioned in the video, is a course or initiative that the speaker is involved in, which focuses on integrating AI into various creative fields. It represents the broader application of AI technology beyond the specific example of Mid Journey, suggesting a future where AI is a common tool in creative endeavors.

💡Generative AI

Generative AI is a type of artificial intelligence that can create new content, such as images, music, or text, based on existing data. In the video, generative AI is the underlying technology that powers Mid Journey's ability to create images from textual prompts, and it is central to the theme of using AI for creative image generation.

Highlights

Brian Sykes introduces a creative feature in Midjourney called 'Vary (Region)'.

The feature is not yet available in Midjourney version 6 but is expected soon.

The process begins with Midjourney version 5.2 and requires remix mode to be turned on.

Sykes demonstrates creating a seamless tile pattern with a prompt for 'flowers with psychedelic patterns and neon colors'.

The dash-dash tile feature is used to create a seamless pattern, which is not yet fully developed in version 6.

An upscaled image of the tile pattern is used as a reference for further creative work.

A man wearing a solid color tuxedo is created as the next step in the creative process.

The 'Vary (Region)' functionality is used to apply the tile pattern to the tuxedo jacket.

The lasso tool is used to outline the shape of the jacket for pattern application.

The rendered result shows an interpretation of the tile pattern applied to the tuxedo, with unique styling.

Multiple variations of the patterned tuxedo are created, showcasing the flexibility of the 'Vary (Region)' feature.

Sykes emphasizes the importance of the reference image in determining the outcome of the pattern application.

The creative process is not limited to the provided image and allows for the use of any reference PNG file.

Sykes shares his upcoming AI Lab Level One course, which integrates AI into creative workflows.

An AI for Video course is also mentioned, focusing on generative AI and its application in video creation.

Sykes provides resources and encourages sharing of creations on social media platforms like LinkedIn and Instagram.

AI Explorer offers a variety of resources, including Midjourney prompts and other creative tools.

The session concludes with an invitation to follow Sykes on various platforms for updates and further exploration.