Getting started with NewArc.ai

Setting the stage – The ideation tool

First off, let's make sure you know what to expect from the service 😄

Our AI tool is pretty creative. It doesn't always follow every instruction you give when generating your images. You'll see some variations, even when you describe specific styles and colours. This made NewArc.ai brilliant for sparking new ideas!

But no worries, if you want to get a refined image where you are happy with every subtle detail, you can use our Editing tools to put the finishing touches on the image to achieve perfection.

Use NewArc.ai to get inspired and generate final versions of the images you have in mind!

How it works

Watch a 1-minute demo video:

To use NewArc.ai, you start by providing an input image. This could be anything from a hand-drawn sketch or a simple line drawing to a photo.

Initial image

Once you've uploaded your image, you'll need to describe what's in it. This includes the key elements and any specific details you want to have in the generated images.

Describe what you have in the initial image

Then the AI starts to work. The service ignores colors in the input image and focuses only on lines. It generates a series of images that follow the input image lines and your prompt as closely as possible.

Generated images

Remember, while AI is intelligent, it's also creative! It will try to add its own unique touches to each image. Check out the tips below to help guide this process and ensure you get the best results.

Useful tips

1. Describe your input image in the prompt

Provide a formal description of what you have in your input image and what you want to get in the generated images.

Make sure you name the objects in your input image. E.g. if you have a sneaker in your input image, you need to add "sneaker" to your prompt.

  • Correct: A fashion sneaker with a black sole. ✅
  • Incorrect: Turn this sketch into a 3D object. ❌
  • Incorrect: Fashion, black sole. ❌

2. Your image and prompt should match

Let's say you added a side view of a shoe as an input image. Then you need to write a correct prompt.

  • Correct: "Shoe" or "Side view of a shoe". ✅
  • Incorrect: Top view of a shoe. ❌

The same applies if you add a crocodile as an input image and write "giraffe" as a prompt.

3. Service can't remove elements from your input image

If you have an object in your input image, such as a coffee table in the middle of your living room, it will appear in the generated images.

The only way to remove the object from the generated images is to remove it from your input image in any graphics editor.

4. The service doesn't "see" colours in your input image

The service only knows the composition and completely ignores all the colors in the input image. If you want an object in the generated images to have a specific colour, you need to describe it in the prompt.

  • Correct: Modern living room, light colored floor. ✅
  • Incorrect: Modern living room, keep the color of the floor. ❌

5. Position things correctly in your input image

Things should be positioned as they would in real life. For example, a sneaker should be horizontal, and a hot air balloon should be vertical.

Correct and incorrect positioning of an object in an input image

6. Remove unnecessary details from an input image

Remove objects and lines from the input image that you don't want to affect the generated images. Bear in mind that every object and every line in the input image will affect the generated images.

Original photo of a sketch. Sketch by Chou-Tac Chung
The sketch without unnecessary details

7. The larger the objects, the better

AI doesn't work well with small objects. The larger the area that the object occupies in the input image, the better the quality of that object will be in the generated images.

So if you have some space around your object that can be sacrificed to give the main object more area, it's probably worth doing.

Here the face takes up 2% of the input image. That's why the face in the generated images could be better.

Small area. Sketch by https://freepik.com

Here I have trimmed the white space on both edges. The area of the input image became smaller, while the area of the face remained the same. This means the face now takes up 4% of the input image. And the face in the generated image is now much better.

Larger area. Sketch by https://freepik.com

8. Use "mannequin" to avoid generating people

If you don't want to have people in the generated images, then simply put "mannequin" to the prompt.

Prompt: a jacket made of tweed on a mannequin. Sketch by https://freepik.com

9. Multiple perspectives of the same object

If you generate an image with an object from multiple perspectives, it works pretty well with garments and sneakers in most cases. But if you take some more complicated things like tools, it might confuse the system. So just experiment and see how it goes.

Prompt: fashion sneakers. Sketch by @sangwonseok
Prompt: a blue woman's dress made of wool on a mannequin. Sketch by Ralph Pink

10. Add more detail to the prompt for more control

The fewer details you specify in the prompt, the more creativity you will give to the AI. So it will decide on colours and other things for itself.

If you describe colours, style, lighting, and so on, you'll likely see them in your generated images.

  • Less control: A woman's dress
  • More control: A blue woman's dress made of wool on a mannequin

11. Prompt enhancement feature

Whenever you hit the "Generate" button, we try to enhance your simple prompt with "magical" words that add creative juices to the generated images. So each new batch will be slightly different from the previous one, even with the same original prompt.

  • Original prompt: A woman's dress.
  • Enhanced prompt, batch 1: 3D render of a dress, high quality, white background, intricate details, stunning, hyper-realistic, (fashionable)+, realistic wrinkles, photo-realistic texture, photorealism, (elegant)+, HD texture, hdri lighting, hi-res, (floating)+, high-class fashion, (translucent, transparent)+, (detailed lacework)+, (detailed embroidery)+, modern art, (abstract background)+, smooth material, velvet texture, (3D Render style)+
  • Enhanced prompt, batch 2: woman dress, made of wool, (3D render), vivid colors, (wool texture)++, detailed, intricate, complex lighting, unique background, (feminine dress, pronounced feminine features)+, high definition, photorealistic, (volumetric shadows)+, (subtle cloth folds)+, high-quality, (3D Render style)+

Provide a lot of detail in the prompt, or turn off the enhancement feature for more control.

12. "Generate more" button

If you like the style in which the images have been generated in a batch, then hit the "Generate more" button below the generated images to get more images in the same style.

13. Negative prompt

If you don't want to see something in your images, put it in the Negative prompt field in the Advanced settings. If you don't want flowers and trees, add "flower, tree".

14. Multiple elements of the same kind

If you have two similar objects in your input image and you want to describe them separately, e.g. you have two people where one is female, and one is male, you will probably not get an accurate result.

AI can tell the difference between a chair and a person, but cannot tell the difference between two people in the input image.

15. Known concepts

We found that AI knows what some things should look like. E.g. a nose can't take up more than half of one's face because it's been trained on a ton of images where noses were of normal size. The same applies to any other object or a part of an object.

Our service can't create something it doesn't know about. Sketch by CountessCocoFang

16. Play with creativity level

The lower the number, the more the resulting image will follow the input image's lines. You can try 10 as well as 1 and see the difference.

17. Avoid typography

AI can't deal with letters and words. So far.

18. Try different styles

Choose a style to ensure you have more control over the resulting image. By default we set the style to "3D render". But you can click on this button and choose a style that suits you. You can even select a "Custom style" option and enter your own style, such as "Van Gogh" or "Tron".

19. Use Editing tools to add your finishing touches

If you want to get a refined image where you are happy with every subtle detail, you can use our Editing tools to put the finishing touches on the image to achieve perfection.

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To sum up

In conclusion, remember that the secret ingredient to mastering NewArc.ai is experimentation. Don't be afraid to play around with the tool. With time and practice, the knowledge will sink in, and before you know it, using our service will be second nature to you.

If you stumble across any issues or just have a question, drop us a line at support@newarc.ai. We are here to help you unleash your creativity!

Finally, we'd love to see what you create with NewArc.ai. Sharing your work on social media helps us grow and improve, and it also allows you to inspire others. Don't forget to tag us and share your thoughts about your experience. We cherish your input and love hearing your ideas!

Post by @celinajdesigns

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Thank you for your support, and happy creating!