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Create stunning A.I generated laser cut files for free with A.I and Inkscape

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Create stunning A.I generated laser cut files for free with A.I and Inkscape

Create stunning A.I generated laser cut files for free with A.I and Inkscape
Create stunning A.I generated laser cut files for free with A.I and Inkscape

Artificial Intelligence (AI) has revolutionized many aspects of our lives, and one fascinating development is the ability of AI to generate images from text. This innovative technology, known as AI text to image generation, has opened up a world of possibilities for artists, designers and anyone wanting to take their laser engraving and cutting to the next level.

In this article, I will delve into new world of creating a.i generated laser cut files to generate stunning images and explore how to use it to bring your images to life and create amazing laser engraved images. 

To begin with:

What is an a.i generated image and how does it work?

An A.I image is an image that has been created with software using a text command to create the image the user specifies. An A.I image generated sends the command prompt to a program, which then scans millions and millions of images and takes small pieces of these images and moulds them to create an image similar to what the user has entered in the text prompt. Over time this software gets better and better to determine what the user wants and returns a more precise version of this image over time when searched and created.

A.i generated laser engraving image


To get a brief understanding of what can be created, this image has been create with a text command by typing “Black and white clipart, vw combi, van line art, vector art, simple lines”. This can then be imputed into a vector conversion software to get crisp lines to laser engrave your project.


What are the downsides of using A.I to create images?

  • Creating your “Dream” image may take a while to perfect
  • Lower quality image created unless upscaled
  • Sometimes tedious
  • You may have to pay for image creation if you run out of credits if using paid software. 

Why I use software to create images using A.I image generation software.

For someone who is in and around graphics creation on a day to day basis, this is an amazing opportunity to get creative and bring your ideas to your projects instead of using other artists images or even having to pay for an image that may be able to be created with A.I.

In the past, I have been guilty of jumping on Google, searching for an image then right clicking and image and converting. Although this is okay for testing purposes and for personal use, if you do intend on using this for commercial purposes, or selling items that will be intended to be sold, there is gray lines in terms of what is ethical in regards to the ownership of the original image.

There are literally hundreds of A.i generators out there, which at the time of writing have been out for around 4 years now, so this current space is growing and expanding very very quickly, and in my opinion will revolutionize how people create and engrave image. 

In terms of the commercial space, or even workshops who need to create signs, text, clip art and small image works for a client, This may end up being such an incredible tool to expand your horizons and save a tonne of time and money on your projects.

So what can A.I  text to image generators do? 

This is an image created in 4 seconds using a text command “lions head line drawing, full frame, black and white”

Create stunning A.I generated laser cut files for free with A.I and Inkscape

As you can see, I created this image to showcase the possibilities of AI and how it can help you with your laser cutting projects in a fraction of the time, even if you have no designs skills. 

Examples of other 4k images created in seconds with the power of A.I

a.i generated laser cut files

Create stunning A.I generated laser cut files for free with A.I and Inkscape

What does this mean for the Laser Engraving industry?

When i was beginning in laser engraving and creating image for engraving and cutting i couldn’t really justify purchasing images from Etsy and paying money to create and image. This is especially the case because I was still learning. Laser engraving was a lot of trial and error and more errors than not which led to piles and piles of scrap timber that I had purchased going into the trash. Most of the images I did grab straight from Google, which led me to find the best type of image, the best file format, image dimensions and file size to correctly create images from scratch.

In this day in age I do see a massive space where creating these beautiful artworks, especially if created by the user, then we have greater capability to get closer to a vision without having to spend an arm and a leg to get started .

Free examples of A.I generated laser cutting images

There is many different examples of software that will get you started in creating A.I generated laser cutting files, So I will give you a quick guide into my favourite software for all the different types of software and what they are capable of achieving

  1. Getimg.ai 

Getimg.ai has been my go-to for high quality laser engraved a.i images. I had been through at least 20 a.i image generators and finally came to move onto this one for my final choice. It has many many styles to choose from when creating your image as well as real-time creation, an image editor, custom model generators, image to video, and of course a killer text to image converter which has over 80 different styles to choose from when creating an image. Getimg.ai also has a 4k upscaler, which get’s in every last bit of detail ready for the image to be converted to vector.

Some examples from getimg.ai can be seen below and can also be downloaded for free over in the laser cutting files section of the website

Imagine A.I

Imagine has slowly grown into one of my favourite A.I image generation programs because of a few reasons, but one of the main ones has been because it also has an android and ios app, which is amazing if i’m out and about and want to run a quick idea through the app before I get home and do a full image vectorize. It has some awesome styles to choose from and when creating image, especially for laser engraving some of the ink, and tattoo styles really pop out because of the hard lines and crisp contrast.

A few image from Imagine are created below, which are very easy to vectorize into an image ready for laser engraving.



 

Getting started with A.I generated laser cut files 

If you can wrap your head around that so far, you’re doing great! Getting started with a.i generated laser cut files may or not be a bit straining on the brain to begin with, and if so, we can jump right in to a simple tutorial to get you started using getimg.ai (my favourite so far)

Step 1.

Head over to the getimg website and sign up for a free account

a.i generated laser cut files

Step 2.

You will be presented with the following screen below to continue to create a.i generated laser cut files.

Create stunning A.I generated laser cut files for free with A.I and Inkscape

On the left of the screen you have a few sections within the creation panel

  • Model

  • Prompt

  • Image

  • Resolution

  • Generate images

The main section we want to concentrate on is the “Prompt” section for now.

In the prompt text box on the left of the screen, enter Lions head line drawing, Black and White, Full Frame, Detailed

Step 3.

Click the blue “Generate images” button at the bottom left of the screen.
The software will then begin to create 4 versions of the image you have specified within the text prompt.

Create stunning A.I generated laser cut files for free with A.I and Inkscape

Step 4.

Once the image generation has been completed, hover over the thumbnail of the image you want to generate , and hit the two small up arrow buttons in the top right of the thumbnail. This will generate a 4x resolution version of your image to take it to an extreme detailed upscaled version of your generated image.

Create stunning A.I generated laser cut files for free with A.I and Inkscape

The image outlined in red will now be your final image, ready for download in super high res detail.

Create stunning A.I generated laser cut files for free with A.I and Inkscape

Step 5

Hit the small download icon to download your generated image. Make sure you can find and have access to the file that you have just downloaded.

Create stunning A.I generated laser cut files for free with A.I and Inkscape

Step 6

Download and install the latest version of Inkscape for free if you haven’t already got it installed on your machine.

Step 7

Open the image you saved from getimg.ai with the file>open menu within Inkscape

Create stunning A.I generated laser cut files for free with A.I and Inkscape

Step 8

Right click the image and select “Trace Bitmap”

Create stunning A.I generated laser cut files for free with A.I and Inkscape

Step 9

Hit the apply button in the bottom right hand corner to convert the image to a vector object.

Create stunning A.I generated laser cut files for free with A.I and Inkscape

The vector image will now be created and will overlay over the top of the original image. There will now be the original image on the bottom and the newly created vector image on top of the lions head image.

Select the original lions head image and hit the “delete” button to remove the object.

You should be now left with a high res vector version of the original image.

Create stunning A.I generated laser cut files for free with A.I and Inkscape

Step 10

Click fie>save as, and make sure that the filetype selected is SVG optimized. Save it to the location of your choice.

This method can be use for any image created using getimg.ai and Inkscape. Some image results may differ depending on the size of the image, colours used in the image and the settings that you’ve chosen, but overall 95% of the time these results are spot on in terms of results.

If you need help with any of these steps or have questions with anything related in this post, don’t hesitate to send me a personal message at the contact form on this website.

Final image

Create stunning A.I generated laser cut files for free with A.I and Inkscape

Conclusion

This is a very exciting time for any designer and creator wanting to expand their knowledge and skills with laser engraving, and the power of A.I art generators is groundbreaking and will take your engraving to the next level. You can apply these works to commercial or personal projects, as all a.i images are yours to own as they are generated “on the fly”.

To get started jump on over to getimg.ai and download yourself a free copy of the powerful inkscape to start turning your personalised works into special artwork.

Happy engraving,

Sam

Sam Groves

Crazy woodsman, crafter, bedroom scientist

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