DALL·E 2 – OpenAI

How to Use DALL E 2

Polaroid of Godzilla attacking Tokyo
DALL E 2: A Polaroid of Godzilla attacking Tokyo

To keep this list as dense as possible I am not posting many pictures or photos in the post. Mostly lists of prompts to serve as inspiration.

DALL E 2 Prompts

DALL E 2 Beginner General Effects

  • Digital Art
  • Detailed
  • Hyperdetailed
  • 3d Render
  • Photorealistic
  • High Resolution
  • Shaded colored line art
  • Oil Painting
  • Colored manga art
  • Adding, photo, after anything makes the images never generate unrealistic objects
  • “painted by…” is more effective than writing: “painting by…”
  • “in the style of” triggers fan-art. But “painting by” or “original by” creates the style-convincing imitation
  • The camera point of view : top/bottom view, ground level…
  • The framing of the subject : full length, bust shot, close up I use also “profile pose” sometimes and the classic “high detail”
  • Adding “ subtle smoke” gives usually a good vibe to the portrait
  • “Bokeh” is for a blurry background

Art Styles

  • Alternative
  • Indie
  • Superflat
  • Surrealism
  • Realism
  • Rococo
  • Contemporary Art
  • Impressionism
  • Pop Art
  • Neo-Pop Art
  • Comics Illustration
  • Neo-Noir Comics
  • Fantasy Illustration
  • Pixel Art
  • Vector Art

ABC doing XYZ by/in the style of ” ____”, painted by, or original by…

  • Adolph Menzel (Realist painter focusing on historical subjects)
  • Arthur Rackham (Book illustrator who’s work is noted for its robust pen and ink drawings, which were combined with the use of watercolour)
  • Caspar David Friedrich (Romantic landscape painter)
  • Edmund Blair Leighton (Pre-Raphaelite painter specialising in Regency and medieval subjects)
  • Simon Stålenhag (Sci-Fi digital artist specializing in 1990s retro-futuristic art focused on nostalgic Swedish countryside alternate history environments and giant robots)
  • William-Adolphe Bouguereau (Academic/Realist painter focusing on the female human body in classical themes)
  • John William Waterhouse (Academic/Pre-Raphaelite painter focusing on women from ancient Greek mythology and Arthurian legend)
  • Albrecht Dürer (Renaissance painter and woodcut printmaker)
  • Frank Frazetta (Fantasy and science fiction artist and illustrator, noted for comic books, paperback book covers, paintings, posters, LP record album covers, and other media)
  • Jack Kirby (Comic book artist)
  • Mœbius (Cartoon artist, same artist as “Jean Giraud”)
  • Jean Giraud (Cartoon artist, same artist as “Mœbius”)
  • Charlie Bowater (Digital artist and illustrator of book covers)
  • Albert Bierstadt (Realist landscape painter)
  • Charlie Bowater (Digital artist and illustrator of book covers)
  • Albert Bierstadt (Realist landscape painter)
  • Ivan Shishkin (Realist landscape painter)
  • Hayao Miyazaki (Manga and anime artist)
  • Thomas Cole (Realist landscape painter)
  • J. C. Leyendecker (Illustrator best known for his poster, book and advertising illustrations)
  • N. C. Wyeth (Realist painter and illustrator)
  • Chris Bachalo (Comic book artist)
  • John Lavery (Painter)
  • Shintaro Kago (Manga artist)
  • Johann Karl Bähr (Painter)
  • John Buscema (Comic book artist)
  • John Singer Sargent (Portrait painter)
  • Käthe Kollwitz (Expressionist painter)
  • Otto Dix (Expressionist painter)
  • Anton von Werner (German realist)

Artists

  • Banksy (street art, public installations)
  • Andy Warhol (pop art)
  • Takashi Murakami (superflat, anime-inspired)
  • Tim Burton (gothic, dark, and quirky)
  • Norman Rockwell (Americana)
  • William-Adolphe Bouguereau (Neoclassical)
  • Jack Kirby (superhero comics)
  • Frank Frazetta (fantasy and science fiction illustrations)
  • Keith Haring (street art)
  • Alan Moore (comics)
  • Frank Miller (comics)
  • Salvador Dali (Surrealism)
  • Vincent van Gogh (post-Impressionism)
  • Zaha Hadid (Deconstructivism)
  • Jean-Honoré Fragonard (Rococo)
  • Marjane Satrapi (graphic novels)
  • Arthur Rachkam (comics)
  • Günther Ücker (performance art)
  • Carl Spitzweg (Romanticism)
  • Gil Elvgren (pin-up art)
  • Michael Sowa (illustration and animation)
  • Roy Lichtenstein (pop art)
  • Shigenori Soejima (Japanese Video Game Artist)
  • Yoshitaka Amano (Japanese Visual Artist)

Digital / 3D Artists

  • Hal Lasko
  • Erik Johansson
  • Sara Ludy
  • Aiste Stancikait
  • Jason Naylor
  • Nik Ainley
  • Sean Charmatz
  • Alberto Seveso
  • Stephen Mcmennamy
  • David McLeod

Art and Illustration Styles

  • Abstract Art
  • Nouveau
  • Contemporary
  • Cultural
  • Cyberpunk
  • Expressionist
  • Fantasy
  • Fine Art
  • Folk Art
  • Graphic
  • Historical
  • Horror
  • Humorous
  • Illustration
  • Magical Realism
  • Manga Art
  • Modern
  • Mythological
  • Naturalistic
  • Painterly
  • Political
  • Portraiture
  • Realistic
  • Renaissance painting
  • Romantic
  • Sci-Fi
  • Surreal
  • Symbolic
  • Traditional
  • Vintage
  • Western

Camera Styles

  • Aerial
  • Portrait
  • Lens type (24mm, 35mm 50mm, 80mm, 135mm, 200mm)
  • Shutter speed (1/50 sec, 1/250 sec, etc)
  • Depth of Field (f/1.4, f/1.8, f/2, f8, etc)
  • EXAMPLE A photo of a golden retriever taken with a Canon 5Dmk3, 50mm lens, f/1.4
  • Bokeh (to get a blurry background)
  • pinhole-photograph (grainy vintage pinhole-photograph of Godzilla)

Composition

  • Foreground
  • Background
  • Extreme close up
  • Profile pose
  • Close up
  • Medium Shot
  • Medium Full Shot
  • Full Shot
  • Long Shot
  • Extreme Long Shot

Lighting

  • Ambient lighting
  • Chiaroscuro
  • Cinematic Lighting
  • Foggy
  • Golden Hour
  • Holographic
  • Liminal
  • Luminescent light
  • Studio Lighting
  • Single light source
  • Transparent

Digital Art Styles

  • Isometric
  • Pixel Art
  • Anime
  • Digital Art
  • Steam Punk
  • Cyber Punk
  • Ukiyo-E Art
  • Deco Art
  • Vector Art
  • Low Poly Art
  • Glitch Art
  • Bauhaus Art
  • Clay Art
  • Modern Art
  • Coloring Book
  • Line Art
  • Ball Point Pen Art
  • Pencil Art
  • Graffiti Art
  • Cartoon Art
  • Stock Art
  • 3D Art
  • Synthwave Art
  • Children’s Drawing
  • Watercolor Art
  • Psychedelic Art
  • Infographics
  • Chibi
  • Emoji
  • Digital Wireframe

Camera/Picture/Movie Styles

  • Vintage Photo
  • GoPro Camera
  • GoPro Photo
  • Thermal Photo
  • X-Ray Photo
  • Fish Eye Lens
  • Disposable Camera
  • Contact Sheets
  • Flash, Harsh Flash, Overexposed
  • Polaroid
  • Macro Photography
  • Double Exposure
  • Long exposure or Slow Shutter speed
  • Disposable Camera
  • Lomography for light leaks and vivid colors
  • Drone Photography
  • Kodachrome Film
  • Telephoto Photography
  • DAGUERROTYPE – the OG photographic medium of the late 1800s.
  • Surveillance: Try words like trailcam, dashcam, CCTV, security footage

Painting Styles

  • Abstract
  • Acrylic
  • Charcoal
  • Colored Pencil
  • Comic
  • Digital
  • Drybrush
  • Etching
  • Fresco
  • Gouache
  • Ink
  • Lithography
  • Marker
  • Oil
  • Pastel
  • Pen and ink
  • Pointillism
  • Renaissance
  • Sumi-e
  • Surrealism
  • Watercolor

DALLE 2: Godzilla riding a bicycle, illustration by Michael Sowa

Other Styles

  • Abbozzo sketch (a preliminary or rough sketch for a painting)
  • Anaglyphic 3D (Think the red and blue glasses to see 3d)
  • “ligne claire” style by Mœbius”
  • “Old paper texture”
  • Impresa”; a type of personal insignia popular amongst both tradespeople and nobility in 16th century Italy
  • One line drawing

Other Fun

  • Stacked Characters (think movie poster of characters) Input keywords: “stacked characters” + e.g. “painted art,” “illustrated textless movie poster”, “comic cover art”
  • A detailed image of (blank), created by using Fourier series
  • Artist Style Cheat Sheet
  • Knolling (Organizing items in neat parallel lines) Photo of a knolling of a camping dude
  • wikihow how-to-illustration instructional guide for a DIY…
  • One tip for getting extremely high “resolution” images is to include an expensive camera lens. (A portrait of a dog, Canon 135mm f/1.8
  • Another variation of the camera lens trick is you can specify a specific phone, for example an iPhone 11 pro
  • Polaroid of _____
  • Add, double-exposure prism rainbow
  • AUTOCHROME – a very early colour film format that makes certain colours pop OFF.
  • FASHION PHOTOGRAPHY. Ask for this and terms like ‘editorial’, ‘magazine’, and outfit/setting prompts, to generate amazing get-ups fit for fashion week.
  • Retro scifi [insert device description]
  • Experiment with Photograph versus Adventure Photograph
  • Adding the term “masterwork” yields good results with art related prompts
  • Add “photoshop” key word for unrealistic photographs
  • In the foreground: list___, in the background: list___; style qualifiers (year)
  • adding “professional” in front of “digital art” seems to massively improve image quality
  • “line art” is always black and white, unless you add “colored” in front of it, which will color it
  • “3D” art is an actual 3D render, not 2D art drawn in a 3D style
  • “comic book art” is similar in style to “colored fully shaded line art”, just a bit different
  • Book cover art
  • Octane Render

Dall E 2 Prompts

  • A Polaroid of Godzilla attacking Tokyo
  • Godzilla riding a bicycle, illustration by Michael Sowa
  • Godzilla and King Kong both eating ice cream from McDonalds, illustration by Banksy
  • Fantasy botanical illustration knolling
  • Cave art of Godzilla
  • In the foreground, a godzilla attacks Tokyo, ; in the background, King Kong is climbing the Tokyo Tower while planes fly overhead. 1955
  • Realistic detailed professional shaded colored line art of Godzilla attacking Tokyo

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