Generative AI debuted quite a while ago now, yet there’s still tons of excitement for what the future holds with this groundbreaking technology. One area where generative AI has a huge amount of potential is brainstorming and ideation, specifically for professionals working in a more creative field.
Here are a few examples of how generative AI platforms such as the Let’s Enhance Image Generator, bolster the brainstorming and ideation process of various specialists in need of a little inspiration.
Generating Visuals References for Comic Book Covers
Artists commonly use references to fuel their imagination while creating something new themselves. These references can either be real-world objects and scenes, or, more commonly, other pieces of art.
But let’s say a comic book artist, thinking of ideas for a comic book cover, has trouble finding the right visual guide or inspiration. Generative AI is the next best solution.
Here's a quick mock-up of a generic comic book cover that the Let's Enhance Image Generator was able to create. This prompt didn't use any specific keywords, however, simply using the prompts "noir city" and "comic book cover", the platform was able to render a solid visual reference for an artist who may be interested in drawing a similar cover.
This time, the prompt was changed to "angry superhero in the ocean", with the addition of warmer colors. Though the design still looks distinctly like a comic book, the overall visual style, including color scheme and framing are way different.
And finally, here's another example of a comic book cover that can be generated with AI, but this time from a slightly lower angle, as well as two subjects. These types of references can work really well for comic covers that depict more action, as well as a hero-versus-villain motif.
Using the Let's Enhance Image Generator, comic book artists can create unique visual references to help them brainstorm new covers, as well as pages and panels.
Storyboarding Film Shots with AI Images
Storyboarding movies is one of the most important tasks when creating a film. These are very basic illustrations of various scenes and how they will be shot that directors and cinematographers use to plan out films in advance.
Storyboarding doesn’t require much talent in drawing as the illustrations are very basic and are used to give the cinematographer a general idea of how the shot should look like. However, with the help of generative AI, filmmakers can create detailed storyboards that are not limited by their ability to draw.
For example, here’s a sketch for a storyboard where a couple is sitting at a cafe.
Though minimal, this AI-generated illustration can effectively be used as a storyboard for filming a scene in a cafe.
In this example, one part of the text prompt was changed from “medium shot” to “close up”, tightening the camera angle closer to the subjects in the frame.
And now let’s finish up with a close-up front shot of a man sitting across from a table. This framing can be used for the most intimate shots in a film and generative AI makes it easy to create mockups of the shot for storyboarding.
So with just a few text prompts that take just a few seconds to render, filmmakers can easily storyboard an entire scene in just a few minutes. And with the many additional functions that AI image generation offers, such as lighting and mood adjustments, cinematographers can nail their storyboards without having to lift a single pencil.
Brainstorming Visuals, Without Breaking Pencils
With the Let's Enhance Image Generator, users can generate ideas, brainstorm, and visualize all their wildest ideas with a few clicks. Create a Let's Enhance account to get started and check out this video guide on how to use the platform to generate images in seconds.
How do you use AI for brainstorming?
AI is a very versatile tool. And when it comes to visual brainstorming, it can really help artists overcome their creative blocks. For example, if a comic book artist cannot find an accurate reference for a new panel or cover, they can generate one with AI to understand approximately how their idea will look on paper before proceeding with it.
Can I use AI to create a book cover?
Yes, using AI to create artwork is quite common now, though its usage depends on what your comic readers will expect. In any case, AI will not entirely replace the craft of creating comic book covers, since artists will always be needed to come up with the idea for the cover, as well as its color palette, mood, framing, and other important aspects of its composition.
What is the AI tool for creating storyboards?
So long as an AI image generator understands film framing text prompts, such as "close-up" or "over the shoulder shot", it can be used as a storyboard tool. The Let's Enhance Image Generator, for example, can render tons of framing styles, allowing filmmakers to quickly visualize their film's cinematography and shot composition.