The 6 Best Free Text-to-Art Generators to Create Images From What You Type
Is there anything artificial intelligence can’t do? There seems to be an exciting new technological breakthrough every month. The latest advancement is how AI can now take a sentence you type and turn it into a painting or drawing. And you can try it now.
If you want to make art out of your writing, here are some of the best free text-to-image generators.
1. Nightcafe (Web): The easiest Free AI Text to Image Converter
Nightcafe is a perfect example of one of those text-to-image apps that will blow your mind when you see the kind of incredible creations AI can do. Type in any simple English sentence, and Nightcafe will use AI to turn it into a painting.
When you create a new image, you can choose from a variety of art styles, including cubism, oil painting, matte, surreal, steampunk and many more. You can also add modifiers for artists, techniques, and cultural genres. Next, you have to choose between two AI styles: Artistic and Coherent.
You can read the technical jargon of all of them on the website, but there is a fundamental difference for the uninitiated user. The Artistic variant is better suited for abstract creations, such as depicting buildings in the sky or other imaginative phrases. The Coherent version is more suitable for realistic images with your own adjustments.
Choose an aspect ratio, output resolution, and a few other settings, and you’re done. Nightcafe will give you an original piece of art based on your choice within minutes. All your creations are stored in your account.
When you create an account, you receive five free credits, as well as five daily credits. Credits determine how many changes you can make to the settings of the artwork. You can also use the work as a base to perfect it, which requires more credits. And yes, you can download your artwork in small resolution for free.
2. Starry AI (Web, Android, iOS): Text-to-image AI art with granular controls.
Starry AI turns text into AI art images like other apps on this list. But unlike the others, it offers granular control over certain aspects which makes the results much more personalized.
You start by entering a random phrase and choosing between two AI engines: Altair (producing more abstract, dreamlike images) and Orion (generating “unreal” realities, often more coherent). You can then choose from 16 art styles, canvas sizes and aspect ratios, and optionally add your own custom image to use as a base. Selecting a custom image is usually a good idea in this application.
Starry AI allows you to use extra credits to extend the AI runtime for a better final image. Similarly, you can spend credits to tell the AI how well it should appreciate your texts. Finally, once the image is generated, you can spend credits to scale it to download high-res AI artwork.
Plus, you don’t always have to pay these credits. Starry AI lets you earn free credits daily or weekly by watching ads or sharing your creations on various social media.
Download : Star AI for Android | iOS (Free)
3. Craiyon (Web): Get a taste of DALL-E’s famous OpenAI
AI research lab OpenAI has created the original and most popular version of the text-to-image generator, DALL-E. Internet users were impressed by the DALL-E 2’s ability to convert natural language into images.
If you don’t want to register, you can use Craiyon (formerly DALL-E Mini), an open source version of the original AI model available for public use.
The machine learns descriptions by reading other image captions on the Internet and applying them to sentences you type. You don’t need to create an account, and you have unlimited trials of your images.
Type in your phrase (and be as specific as possible) and press Draw. This will take some time, but Craiyon will quickly present you with nine different images made from your phrases. You can save one or all of the images to your hard drive.
Unlike other apps, there are no other enhancements or customizations in Craiyon, but it is the simplest text-to-image AI generator and offers unlimited free trials.
4. Dream by Wombo (Android, iOS): Simple, Free, Unlimited AI Text-to-Image Art Generator
Every AI-based text-to-picture art generator is paid, works on a credit system, or has other limitations. Dream by Wombo bypasses all these limitations to allow you to create unlimited works of art from your text, in many styles.
Just create an account, write sentences and choose a style. Current styles include, among others, Ghibli, Dali, Love, Robots, Psychic, Synthwave, Baroque, and Dark Fantasy. Let Wombo generate an image, and you can immediately ask him to develop another one or download one you like.
You can use the web app or mobile app, but as our in-depth Dream by Wombo review shows, the mobile version offers a few extra features. Specifically, you can add a base image for the AI to use as reference, which always helps narrow down what you want.
Download : Dream by Wombo for Android | iOS (Free)
5. Pixray (Web): Text to Image AI Generator with Custom Codes for Geeks
Pixray is a text art generator that you can run in your browser, on your computer, or with an API, all for free. The interface is simple, but with a customizable AI engine and extensive documentation for custom code, geeks will have a blast.
Simple default interface. First, add your phrase as you normally would in any app. Then choose from the different AI renderers in the “drawer”. Pixel produces pixel art, vqgan generates GAN (often trippy or realistic) images, and clipdraw and line_sketch generate stroke-based images as if they were an image and the stroke was pulled down.
This in itself will give you fantastic pictures, but the most fun part is the last part, the setup.
In Pixray’s detailed documentation, you will find that you can change the AI settings in a number of ways. For example, you can add artists or styles, set quality, iteration or scale, and find detailed ways to edit your artwork through drawers, views, filters, video and images. It’s a bit heavy reading, but doesn’t require any coding.
6. DeepAI (Web): Fast and Simple AI Text-to-Image Generator
DeepAI offers an easy-to-use text-to-image generator that produces decent results with the right instructions. Many image styles are offered, and almost half are free. Some of the free styles include Basic Text to Drawing, Cute Creatures, Fantasy World, Cyberpunk, Ancient, Renaissance Painting, and Abstract.
All of these styles generate images according to this theme, just like the other tools on this list. However, among these styles, there is also a logo generator that you can use to generate interesting logo ideas. This is especially useful for artists looking for inspiration to lean on or overcome obstacles.
Is AI killing artists?
The various AI text-to-image generators featured in this article are all impressive in their own way. But like AI stationery, even if the end product looks pretty “real” it’s still missing a few things. Artists can add creativity, emotion and a well-defined style that makes artwork personal and original. However, AI is on track to do the same.