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Beyond Ugliness: Reimagining QR Codes with AI

QR codes have gone from ugly ducklings to beautiful swans, all thanks to the power of AI. Long criticised for their unappealing look, QR codes are now in the midst of a major comeback, invigorated by the creativity that AI allows. No longer do you need to be a tech whiz to customise your QR codes. With AI, you can easily merge images or even abstract ideas with your QR codes, offering a blend of functionality and aesthetics like never before. In this post, I share some QR codes I’ve jazzed up with AI and guide you through the process of creating your own.

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Animating Superheroes with AI Deforum

Animating with AI might sound like a walk in the park, but the reality is it takes a lot of trial and error to consistently get good results. Contrary to what many anti-AI folks think, there isn’t a single magic button that instantly produces amazing art. Deforum is a handy tool in Stable Diffusion that lets you set prompts at different points in the timeline and control a ‘camera’ in 2D or 3D space. The user interface for controlling these isn’t the most intuitive, but after some messing around, I reckon I’ve got the hang of it — and I did some experiments.

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Building a banner ad with GPT-4

I’ve done a ton of banner ads in my career. I have been using chatGPT (and GPT-4) to play around with a few coding projects. So, I thought why not test if it can build an animated banner ad. How cool would that be?

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I’m addicted to Midjourney AI

AI art has become increasingly popular, with tools like Midjourney allowing users to create photorealistic images, graphic designs, and more. Despite some quirks, these AI-generated works can be a great source of inspiration for designers. Also, see some images I’ve generated!