Generate AI images

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You can use artificial intelligence (AI) to generate original images from a task based on a prompt, describing the image you want.

An administrator can toggle AI generation on or off for all users of an instance from the avatar > Organization > Opal tab. See Apply organizational settings.

See also AI assistance, AI writing assistant, and Generate AI content.

Generate images

To generate images from a task, open the Content tab, click Add Content, then select Generate > Image


The Generate Assets window displays.

To generate an image, do the following and click Create.

  • Enter a prompt in the Description text box that describes the image you want the AI to generate.
  • Select your Preferred Aspect Ratio.

AI generates images based on your prompt.

  • Click Generate Variations to regenerate a single image.
  • Click Regenerate to create a new set of images based on your prompt.
  • Select the images you like and click Add Selected to add the images to your task.


Write better prompts

By using Image Generation, you agree to DreamStudio's terms of service. Optimizely's Customer Acceptable Use Policy also applies to your use of Image Generation.

Better prompts result in better images from AI. Explore the following recommendations to create the perfect image.

Consider the subject matter

Consider your subject, style, and similar artists. For example, do you want your scene to occur on a mountain, in an office, or focus on a person?

Next, build a scene around the subject. What other elements should you show in the image? For example, for a mountain subject, narrow the focus by asking the following questions:

  • What time of day should the image show?
  • Should there be people in the image? If so, what should they be doing?
  • What kind of mountain do you want?

The prompt generated the following image:  A person hiking in snowy mountains at sunset.


Style the image by type

AI often uses the most commonly used styles for similar prompts. However, you can refine your prompt to add style types such as the following:

  • Illustration
  • Realistic
  • Oil painting
  • Pencil drawing
  • Concept art

The following image was generated by the prompt:  A realistic photo of a person hiking in snowy mountains at sunset.


Style the image by an artist

You can style an image by a particular artist by adding the artist to the prompt.

The following image was generated by the prompt:  A painting of a person hiking in snowy mountains at sunset in the style of Edward Hopper.