AI Artwork FAQS
Do you create your designs with AI?
I am excited to offer unique, custom imagery created using the Midjourney platform and bot or AI generation. I also utilize AI generated artwork from reputable stock imagery resources, such as depositphotos. I use AI generation as a tool to assist in image creation. We will always disclose if AI generated imagery has been used as a substantial part of any design. You can see examples of our Midjourney work in our Generative Art portfolio and on Facebook!
How are AI images created?
Midjourney relies on two machine learning technologies, large language and diffusion models. A large language model helps Midjourney understand the meaning of a text prompt. Using a diffusion model, a computer gradually adds random noise to it's training dataset of images. It then learns how to reconstruct an image by reversing the noise.
How do you make unique art with AI generation?
To achieve a design we need to create “prompts” or descriptions explaining what we are looking for. This includes adding specifications for aspect ratio, version of the processor, style preference, etc. It typically takes several edits or variations to fine tune images. After my AI creations are generated there is still substantial design work required to create a book cover design. Designs are digitally manipulated, combined with other artwork ,and augmented to create unique graphic artwork. This includes adding text, branding, filters, and effects.
What are the legalities of using AI generated images?
Please see Midjourney's terms of service for licensing information. We have full commercial rights to the images we generate via Midjourney with our professional membership. All AI images we create are generated privately. We are actively researching and following AI usage and copyright developments.
Can you design without AI imagery?
Of course! We are hybrid designers and are more than happy to proceed with a traditional stock photography based designs. We have been creating designs with stock for 12+ years. Robin is an expert photo manipulation artist and retoucher. However, many stock websites now sell AI generated images. We cannot determine or guarantee AI generation, or the lack thereof, from imagery obtained via image resellers.
Will Amazon or other retailers reject my book because of AI generated cover?
Currently, we're not aware of any publishers that have rejected books because of AI generated artwork. There is no documentation on the KDP platform which directly addresses AI generative design, that we could find. In most cases, covers that are pulled are for licensing infringements, unethical usage, sensitive content or illegal depictions of celebrity or political likenesses. These instances have always been governed, regardless of source. We pride ourselves on ethically using all resources and protecting our clients to the best of our ability.