On August 31st 2022, OpenAI introduced Outpainting. A new feature which helps users extend their creativity by continuing an image beyond its original borders 鈥 adding visual elements in the same style, or taking a story in new directions 鈥 simply by using a natural language description.

DALL路E 2 is a new AI system that can create realistic images and art from a description in natural language.

DALL路E is an AI-powered model developed by OpenAI that is able to generate images from text descriptions. The model is based on the GPT-3 architecture and is trained to generate images from text prompts such as "a two-story pink house with a white fence and a red door." The model is able to generate a wide range of images, from realistic to fantastical, and has been used to generate images of objects, animals, and scenes that do not exist in the real world.

The system is a text-to-image AI tool that allows changing details within a picture, a feature that is called inpainting. It uses a process called 鈥渄iffusion鈥 where it starts with randomly generated noise and then edits it to match the salient features of the prompt as closely as possible.

Now, OpenAI offers artists to exercise their creativity with a new capability doing the opposite 鈥 outpainting. You can expand images as much as you want, creating large-scale images in any aspect ratio.

Outpainting takes into account the picture's existing visual elements, including shadows, textures, and reflections to maintain the context of the original image.

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Outpainting Example by OpenAI

Do It Yourself 馃捇

1. Open DALL路E by visiting https://labs.openai.com/

2. Click the 鈥淥r upload an image to edit鈥 button under the command prompt.

Upload image to outpaint
Upload image to outpaint

3. Upload an image of your choice and crop it - then select "Edit"

Mona Lisa Outpainting
Mona Lisa Outpainting

4. Use the erase tool to change thebackground of the original image or to even give her a new hairstyle. Type in a text prompt above the editing panel and type what you want to generate. In my example, I asked for a "Background in Amsterdam".

The system will suggest multiple AI-generated images.

Mona Lisa Variations with DALL路E
Mona Lisa Variations with DALL路E

AI-Generated Addition 馃柤锔

5. Select one of the suggested images and go to "Edit" button above the image.

Edit Mona Lisa in DALL路E
Edit Mona Lisa in DALL路E

6. Select "Add Generation Frame" and select where you want to extend the image.

Add Generation Frame in DALL路E
Add Generation Frame in DALL路E

7. I wanted to add the "Golden Gate Bridge"! You can obviously type in anything you like. The results are truly mindblowing!! 馃く

8. If you like the results, click "Accept". Let's add Burj Khalifa next to her!

Burj Khalifa + Mona Lisa
Burj Khalifa + Mona Lisa 

Conclusion

Unlock boundless creativity with AI text-to-image generators like DALL路E 2. Outpainting allows artists to expand their digital artwork beyond the limits of their manual skills, by using their imagination to add surreal landscapes to original images. The endless possibilities of digital art are at your fingertips, so let your ideas run wild and create truly stunning results.

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