Simon Willison’s Weblog


How I Used Stable Diffusion and Dreambooth to Create A Painted Portrait of My Dog (via) I like posts like this that go into detail in terms of how much work it takes to deliberately get the kind of result you really want using generative AI tools. Jake Dahn trained a Dreambooth model from 40 photos of Queso—his photogenic Golden Retriever—using Replicate, then gathered the prompts from ten images he liked on Lexica and generated over 1,000 different candidate images, picked his favourite, used Draw Things img2img resizing to expand the image beyond the initial crop, then Automatic1111 inpainting to tweak the ears, then Real-ESRGAN 4x+ to upscale for the final print.