How Does NightCafe AI Work?

NightCafe Creator is an AI app that lets you create and share art using new methods of AI image processing. In the app, you can use a few different styles and methods of creating, like style transfer to transform photos, or text-to-image that creates an artwork from nothing but a text prompt.

In a nutshell, NightCafe Creator works by using a machine learning algorithm that turns a text prompt into an image. Then, the same framework optimizes the created image until it satisfies certain parameters to end up with a recognizable visual representation of the text prompt.

If you’re curious about the results, check out our gallery where you can see some of the tens of thousands of images our users have created. 

What is NightCafe?

NightCafe Studio offers an AI-powered art generation tool that allows artists to effortlessly create diversified artwork and convert their photographs into exquisite digital art. NightCafe uses multiple methods of AI art generation, enabling artists to get digital art–and NFTs–that look even better than their original photographs.

NightCafe uses expensive, high-powered GPUs (Graphics Processing Units) to run these algorithms on, which shortens the rendering time and allows users to create more. As a result, users can now have their digital art completed in a few short seconds, and with NightCafe, you retain full copyright ownership of your generated photos–you own your creation, whether you opt to make it public or not.

How Does NightCafe AI Work?

There are two options available to users creating AI-generated art on the NightCafe platform. The first, which was the original method deployed by NightCafe, is called neural-style transfer. This means that to create AI-generated art, you need to upload a photo and then choose a “style” image for the AI to recreate it in.

An update to NightCafe’s offering introduced the second method–a text-to-image art generator. This more recent option combines two cutting-edge, open-source machine learning systems. This option deploys VQGAN, a generative adversarial neural network that can generate images, and CLIP, which judges how well an image matches your prompt.

How to Create Digital Art on NightCafe

NightCafe is built to be easy and straightforward for just about anybody to use. To create digital art, simply log in to NightCafe.

  • Click on the "Start Creating" option.
  • Type a text prompt of your envisioned digital art in the text prompt field. You can use multiple text prompts if your digital art cannot be described in a simple sentence.
  • Choose from the wide array of styles available. For more creative control, you can enter into the “advanced mode.”
  • Choose between the two algorithms available, “Artistic” and “Coherent.”
  • Click "Create".
  • Your AI-generated digital art will be ready to download or publish in a minute or so (depending on your settings).

The “advanced mode” gives artists the option of setting the weight of each prompt and including modifiers. In this mode, you can also set the aspect ratio and determine the resolution and runtime of the digital art before it is created by the NightCafe AI. After creation, you can evolve any of your existing artworks to infuse new elements.

It’s important to note that NightCafe is a creation tool and doesn't offer a way to mint or sell your creations to other users. After creating your digital art, you can auction them on NFT marketplaces like OpenSea, Rarible, Sorare, and Etsy.

However, there is a publish option available on NightCafe. After minting the art you have created on NightCafe as an NFT, you can publish it with a link to where it will be listed for sale on other platforms. By doing this, your artwork becomes visible to other NightCafe users, who can opt to buy them using the link you have provided.

Why You Should Use NightCafe

One major benefit of using NightCafe is that you retain permission to use the created artwork as you wish, including using it for commercial purposes. However, the caveat remains that the image or file from which you created the art must not be copyrighted.

If you have made a mistake whilst creating or don't like the outcome of your artwork, you can permanently delete a creation using the "My Creations" screen. This feature is found under the three-dot menu of the creation.

If you’re wondering about NightCafe pricing, the NightCafe AI is available for free to any artist, and the app works on all platforms. 

In a Nutshell

NightCafe is a powerful artificial intelligence tool that proves remarkably helpful for artists looking to create digital art without many of the technicalities usually involved in the NFT-making process. By following NightCafe’s simple, easy-to-follow steps, just about anyone can begin their journey in the world of digital art and non-fungible tokens. Wondering what kind of art sells on NightCafe? Check out our latest article.