Five Generative Art Apps to Try Out in 2022

Although it may seem like an unlikely pairing, the worlds of art and technology have intersected in many fascinating ways. Among the most impressive ways digital tools are impacting art are text-to-image generators like DALL-E 2.

In recent years, a new genre of art has emerged that relies on digital technology—it’s called generative art

This type of art is created with computer code that can generate infinite possibilities and outcomes. If you’re interested in giving generative art apps a try, here are five to get you started.

Nightcafe Studio

Nightcafe is the easiest generative art app you can use. It lets you convert a simple text prompt into a unique digital painting. This is essentially asking an AI to create art for you. 

For example, you could type in the word "tree" and the Nightcafe app will generate a painting of a tree. You can also get more detailed and type in something like "tree with a yellow sunset," and the app will generate a painting of a tree with a yellow sunset. The possibilities are endless.

Generative apps take the guesswork out of creating digital art. If you're someone who loves experimenting with colours and shapes, but doesn't necessarily consider yourself artistic, this app is perfect for you.

This is also a great app for non-fungible token (NFT) beginners. With Nightcafe, you can easily create one-of-a-kind digital art that can be sold or traded as an NFT.

Fracture

Fracture is less advanced than Nightcafe, but still enjoyable and user friendly. This app allows you to create digital art by fracturing images. You upload an image into the app and it will break it down into small pieces. The end result is a cubist photograph based on your image. This type of art works well with portraits.

Konstruct

Konstruct is another super-interesting generative art app. It uses Augmented Reality (AR) to allow users to create art by blowing, speaking, or whistling into their device's microphone. What you get is essentially a digital sculpture, making this app great for people who are interested in 3D art.

ArtBreeder

ArtBreeder is one of the more unique generative art apps on this list. It allows you to blend images together to create new, mutated images.

For example, you could take two pictures of dogs and ArtBreeder will create a new image that is a combination of the two. You can also modify an existing image by editing its genes. For example, you can change the age and gender of a portrait to create something unique and surreal. This app is great for experimentation and can create some really weird and wonderful results.

Deep Dream Generator

Last but not least, we have Deep Dream Generator. This app takes images and creates new ones based on the patterns it sees in the original image.

For example, if you upload a picture of a dog, Deep Dream Generator might create an image that is made up of lots of small dogs. If you upload a picture of a landscape, it might create an image that is made up of swirls and patterns. The results you get from this app are always fascinating and sometimes even a little creepy. This app is great for people who are interested in psychedelic art.

So there you have it—five generative art apps to try out in 2022. We hope you found this guide helpful and that you enjoy experimenting with these apps. If you have any questions, feel free to reach out to us at Nightcafe. We're always happy to help