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As far as I am aware Ai doesn't generate vector it generates raster imagery.

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5 hours ago, firstdefence said:

As far as I am aware Ai doesn't generate vector it generates raster imagery.

It probably will be able to do that at some point in the future & it will be interesting to see if it can avoid some of the pitfalls of auto-tracers like excessive numbers of nodes in the vector shapes it generates or other simplifications humans can do manually....

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9 minutes ago, R C-R said:

It probably will be able to do that at some point in the future & it will be interesting to see if it can avoid some of the pitfalls of auto-tracers like excessive numbers of nodes in the vector shapes it generates or other simplifications humans can do manually....

It's quite telling that AI cant yet do vector creation from scratch. I suppose you could create a clean raster in a vectorised style and then get a decent tracer app to break it up into vectors.

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3 minutes ago, firstdefence said:

I suppose you could create a clean raster in a vectorised style and then get a decent tracer app to break it up into vectors.

I suspect that at some point (probably not soon though) an AI function will not have to do a rasterize step because it will have been trained on enough images to understand how generative requests like "vector tulip flower" or "vector laughing face" could be created from scratch, built up from huge libraries of primitive vector shapes .... more or less mimicking how humans could do it.

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Just FYI: I've tried a few free AI drawing generators, such as Perchance.org. I've also tried DALL-E2, which is purported to be one of the better AI drawing tools. To use DALL-E2, you have to buy about $20 of credits to get started. Each image you generate costs 1 credit. Using DALL-E2, the prompt "digital art image of elongated female skier on snow skis in the art deco style of George Barbier" generates that attached image. I am not at all impressed with the image, which probably reflects my inexperience with the tool. As with the free tools, images generated with DALL-E2 download as PNG files. Not sure exactly what to do with those images as far as Affinity Designer is concerned.

My goal is to be able to generate high quality AI images of selected objects that are beyond my artistic skills (such as skin textures), and then edit and use the AI objects as components of my artwork. Clearly I have much more to learn.

DALL·E 2023-10-31 19.40.04 - digital image of a retro, elongated female skier on snow in the style of art deco deco artist george barbier.png

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47 minutes ago, v_kyr said:

See for example …

FWIW, I only looked at the second one & only downloaded this one item:

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It is both impressive & disappointing because there are so many small shapes with lots of nodes & some not very good looking things in it like the windows.

So based on that one hopefully representative sample AI has a way to go before it can do this as well as I would like.

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Just FYI: Used MidJourney to create the attached AI image as a PNG file, then used Vectorize.ai to convert the PNG to SVG.

MidJourney seems to have potential but has a learning curve (which I've only just started on). Vectorize.ai is free at the moment, as it's in beta. However, it creates a separate editable object for each color shade in the PNG file. So you get LOTS of small, abstract shapes.

Now I need to learn how to create just the object I want rather than an entire image.

 

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1 hour ago, pomme27 said:

However, it creates a separate editable object for each color shade in the PNG file. So you get LOTS of small, abstract shapes.

That seems to be a frequent downside of most if not all auto-tracers ... & probably will also be true for AI-assisted vector generation apps until they get a lot 'smarter.'

1 hour ago, pomme27 said:

Now I need to learn how to create just the object I want rather than an entire image.

If you are starting with a raster image like a PNG you can try erasing the stuff you don't want before using an auto-tracer. There will probably still be a lot of shapes to deal with but less than if the entire image was processed.

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