Leonardo.Ai is a cutting-edge text-to-image tool that has recently released a new feature called Image Guidance. This feature greatly enhances the way users can style and structure their images, offering intricate adjustments with diverse ControlNet settings. With Image Guidance, users can benefit from new tools, independent weighting, and the ability to use multiple ControlNet options simultaneously.

Making the Most of Image Guidance

With Image Guidance, users can now tweak image composition while posing characters in specific ways, or fine-tune character appearance while adding depth and texture in the background. Some of the newly introduced ControlNet options include:

  • Depth-to-image
  • Edge-to-image
  • Line Art
  • Normal Map
  • Pose-to-image
  • Pattern-to-image
  • Sketch-to-image
  • Text Image Input
  • QR Code to Image

Users can access these options by navigating to the Image Generation page and selecting the new Image Guidance option. Once there, users can upload up to four source images to start bringing their vision to life.

Unpacking the Depth ControlNet

The Depth ControlNet is a popular option within Image Guidance that intelligently gauges and manipulates the perceived depth in images. It uses advanced algorithms to analyze each pixel in an uploaded image, estimating its distance from the viewer. This creates a depth map that serves as a guide for all subsequent modifications, allowing users to emphasize specific objects in the foreground, subtly integrate elements into the background, or create a realistic sense of three-dimensional space.

Edge-to-Image: Turning Contours into Masterpieces

The new Edge-to-Image ControlNet is a powerful tool for enhancing the contours of objects in compositions. It employs sophisticated edge-detection algorithms to identify the outlines of each object in the source image and transform them into line art. This approach shapes the final image in a nuanced and striking way, making it ideal for refining existing line art or creating new artwork from scratch.

Line Art: Complexity Made Simple

The Line Art ControlNet detects the lines in a reference image, which serves as a guide for generating new art. It scans the uploaded image to identify and outline key features and objects, creating a foundational layer for designing sophisticated logos, stylized illustrations, or even storyboards for larger projects.

Normal Map: Bridging the Gap Between 2D and 3D

The Normal Map ControlNet infuses 2D images with the depth and detail of 3D textures. This tool generates data about the surface topology of objects in the uploaded image, capturing subtle variations like peaks and valleys. This detailed map guides the AI in creating textured and nuanced images, making it ideal for highlighting the central subject of an image or adding detailed texture to a flat surface.

Pattern-to-Image: Turning Visual Elements into Beautiful Motifs

The Pattern-to-Image ControlNet enriches artwork with intricate designs and subtle effects. When users upload a high-contrast pattern as a reference, the ControlNet identifies the style and shape of the pattern and infuses a new image with these patterns, transcending mere copying to offer a fresh interpretation of the original design.

Pose-to-Image: The Ultimate Guide to Perfect Poses

Pose-to-Image is a ControlNet option within Image Guidance that revolutionizes how users handle character positioning and movement in their creative projects. It’s ideal for replicating specific poses or injecting life into compositions. Upon uploading a reference image, Pose to Image scans it to identify human or humanoid figures and mimics these poses in the generated image.

QR-to-Image: A New Dimension in QR Code Styling

QR to Image is a specialized ControlNet feature that enhances the visual appeal of any QR code without sacrificing its core functionality. It allows users to fine-tune QR codes to align with specific visual styles or branding efforts, making it perfect for incorporating codes into marketing materials or product packaging.

Sketch-to-Image: Where Pencil Meets Pixel

Sketch-to-Image is a game-changer for artists and designers who often begin their creative journeys with pencil and paper. This ControlNet option lets users upload their hand-drawn sketches and use them as a foundational layer for their digital creations. Users can then tweak colors, textures, and integrate sketches with other ControlNet features.

Text-to-Image: Transforming Words into Visual Art

Text Image Input, also known as Text-to-Image, adds a new dimension to text-based art creation. By uploading an image of black text on a white background, users can unlock a world of stylized text art possibilities, making it valuable for those who want to go beyond standard typography and add unique flair to text-based designs.

Leonardo.Ai’s new Image Guidance feature offers granular control for endless creative possibilities. Compatible with renowned features like Alchemy, PhotoReal, Prompt Magic, and SDXL, users can seamlessly fuse traditional artistry with cutting-edge digital design. With continuous improvement and expansion on the horizon, Leonardo.Ai provides a robust and dynamic platform for creative production, marrying cutting-edge generative AI technology with unparalleled creator control.