Ready to learn more about AI art?
In this article, we will give you 20 amazing options that will give you a lot of information about AI art for free.
This way, you can spend your money on other things instead of learning how to start with AI.
The 20 best free AI art courses of 2023
So, are you ready to save some money?
Below you will find 20 great free AI art courses. There will be a lot of different options, like YouTube and Udemy.
I hope this way I can open your eyes so you can see that there are a lot of options to learn about AI for free!
Here's how to learn about AI art and image generation for free!
The documentation of the tool that you're using
Let's start by learning more about AI art for free by looking at the documentation from the AI tool that you're using.
Yes, these are not an in-depth course like the other examples on this list, but it's still a great place to start.
I mean, who knows their tool better than themselves, right?
Here are a few links to get you started:
- Stability AI's documentation (Stable Diffusion)
- Midjourney Documentation and User Guide
- Image generation – OpenAI's Documentation (DALL-E 2)
Making Art with Stable Diffusion by Chester Sky
Let's continue with the completely free course from Chester Sky called Making Art with Stable Diffusion.
Here's what you will learn:
- Identify the processes to generate art in different styles using AI.
- Discuss the process of customizing images with text prompts and variations.
- Recognize the processes of Inpainting and Outpainting in AI art creation.
- Explain the method to create infinite zoom animations.
- Discuss creating videos using AI images in Stable Diffusion.
- Apply Post-production effects to improve AI videos.
- Identify how Stable Diffusion can be used inside of Photoshop.
You can even earn an official certification:
6 Best free YouTube AI art courses
Some great information about AI art is on YouTube for free!
The best thing is that AI-related courses are not being sold that often yet, so you will feel less like you're being sold to (it can feel different in other niches).
AI art basics
Below you will find some awesome free AI art courses that will certainly show you most of the basics of AI art.
5 Ways To Get Started With AI Art by bycloud
This is amazing content!@eth852
Here's a great introductory video into the world of generating AI art. In this video, you will learn all the latest ways to generate AI art!
Free Midjourney Course for Beginners by Skillademia
Amazing thank you☺@tombayer7977
Let's begin with the 3 hours long video from Skillademia!
The great thing is that they have timestamps in the description, so you can skip to the part that you want to learn more about.
Stable Diffusion-Master AI Art by ChamferZone
This is the most complete and easy guide i have found. Really compliments! Very clear in everything!@Pietrofoto
Here, you will learn how to generate beautiful AI Art based on prompt and image input.
From download to installation to learning all the important tools and exploring different use cases!
AI art prompting
What do you think is one of the most important things to learn when using AI art?
You will need to learn how to speak to the AI to get the image that you want.
Here are a few great videos that will help you further:
Random Prompts Secrets to Creating Stunning AI Images by Making the Photo
These expert prompt tricks are a game-changer for creating stunning AI images; I can't wait to try out style fusion and incorporate unique lighting effects.@brettalan11
These expert image prompts will help you create one-of-a-kind, jaw-dropping AI images.
Most of these tricks work in Midjourney, Stable Diffusion, and Dall-E 2!
If that's not enough, they have a few more prompt-related videos.
A Perfect Midjourney Prompt Formula by Theoretically Media
You are doing such a great job Tim. You are becoming my favourite Midjourney educator. I really appreciate your efforts!@michalbartosz4878
Here's a great video if you want to learn more about prompting.
From defining the medium, style, and composition to playing around with scene prompts, this covers it all!
The Ultimate MidJourney Prompting Guide by Matt Wolfe
Great video! A lot of people are posting Midjourney tutorials and guides right now, but I found this was one of the best for beginners. No drivel, just the important facts, good links and crediting other people properly. Kudos!@FrotteeVDH
Last but not least, we have a great video from Matt going over some great tips on how to get the best out of Midjourney.
Free Udemy AI art courses
Another great place to find (free) AI art courses is Udemy.
You can search for AI art (or anything else you want to learn, like ChatGPT) and sort the price on Free!
Personally, I think the paid courses are better on Udemy than the free courses, but this article is about free AI art courses!
But still, the paid ones are mostly between $10 and $15!
You will also see that there are more paid Udemy courses on Udemy than free courses.
Don't forget to search for the AI tool that you're using, and it will most likely show a few more courses!
Here are a few keywords that you can use to see the free AI art-related courses on Udemy:
- “AI art”
- “Stable Diffusion”
Free Udemy AI art course examples
Here are four great free examples that I found on Udemy about AI art:
- ChatGPT, Midjourney, Firefly, Bard, DALL-E, AI Crash Course
- Midjourney 101: Unleash AI for Unique Image Generation
- Midjourney Guide | How to Generate AI Art in Seconds
- Introduction to Stable Diffusion for Developers & Designers
Another great place to find AI art courses is Skillshare.
There are currently 53 AI art-related courses there, and just like Udemy, you can search for other topics that you want to learn as well!
The only downside is that Skillshare does offer a free trial, but it isn’t free forever.
However, they do currently offer a free month trial, which is more than enough time to complete a few of these courses!
Here are three great examples that I found on Skillshare about AI art:
- Midjourney for Beginners: Step-By-Step Guide to Generating AI Art
- Adobe Firefly: Learn the AI Features of Adobe Creative Apps like Photoshop
- Put the Art in Artificial Intelligence: Create stunning Digital Art in seconds with AI
Practical Deep Learning for Coders
If you are looking for a guide that starts at the ground floor and takes you to the cutting edge of research, this is the book for you. Don’t let those PhDs have all the fun—you too can use deep learning to solve practical problems.Hal Varian, Emeritus Professor, UC Berkeley; Chief Economist, Google
Here's an interesting one if you're interested in learning how to apply deep learning and machine learning to practical problems.
However, keep in mind that you do need some coding experience.
The best part is that they created a second part, which contains over 30 hours of video content, where they implement the Stable Diffusion algorithm from scratch!
The great thing is that Tanishq Mathew Abraham, from Stability AI, has helped teach a number of those lessons!
Generative AI courses by Google Cloud
Ready to learn more about generative AI in general?
With these ten free courses from Google Cloud, you will learn a ton for free.
These courses will guide you through a curated collection of content on generative AI products and technologies, from the fundamentals of Large Language Models (LLM) to how to create and deploy generative AI solutions on Google Cloud.
For example, you can check out the Introduction to Image Generation course here.
And, if you're interested, they also have free courses on other topics here!
Artificial Intelligence courses by LinkedIn Learning
Here's one more great tip: check out the artificial intelligence courses on LinkedIn Learning!
They even have a few AI art-related courses, which you can find here.
The only thing to keep in mind is that LinkedIn Learning doesn't offer any free courses.
However, they do currently offer a free month trial (like Skillshare), so you can use that month to watch as many courses as you want — for free!
Images with DALL-E by Kevin Noelsaint
Next up is the images with DALL-E course that was created by Kevin Noelsaint.
Here's what you will learn:
- Generate Images using OpenAI's DALL-E.
- Use PIL(Python Imaging Library) in order to interact with images.
Just keep in mind that the course takes around 10 hours to complete. (And it's part of a bigger course)
Good to know: Note that part of the course (and earning a certificate) are locked behind a paywall, unfortunately (a bit of each module).
And if you already enrolled in one course, you will, unfortunately, need to subscribe to a paid plan to access it —or finish the course within their 7-day free trial.
They also have one more DALL-E-related course called ChatGPT for Beginners: SciFi Writing with Dall-e.
Free AI art courses: Blogs
There is a lot of free information about AI art available on the internet.
You saw that with the other things on this list, like Udemy and YouTube.
Another great place to learn new things about AI art (or anything else you want to learn) are blogs.
Take as an example this blog called Your Dream AI.
It will contain (we're still working on it, but we have published a lot of articles already) all the information you need to use AI for personal and business in 2023!
Even better, all the information is free for you.
And there are many more blogs and websites out there where you can learn about AI art and AI in general for free!
Check out this article to learn more:
Other free courses to learn more online
If that wasn't enough, we have a few more lists of free AI-related courses!
Check them out by clicking one (or more) of the links below:
- Best Free DALL-E Courses
- Best Free ChatGPT Courses
- Best Free Midjourney Courses
- Best Free Google Bard Courses
- Best Free Generative AI Courses
- Best Free Stable Diffusion Courses
- Best Free Prompt Engineering Courses
And for more ways to learn AI-related topics for free, check out our learn for free hub here!
Those were 20 amazing AI art courses that you can learn from for free.
I hope you now see that there is a lot of information about AI art, and AI in general, available on the internet for free.
If you have any other free courses for this list, or if you have any questions regarding AI art, then don't forget to leave your comment below!
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