The realm of AI influencers is experiencing a surge in popularity, with a growing demand for authenticity and uniqueness. In this article, we delve into the fascinating world of crafting realistic AI influencers. We will delve into the cutting-edge developments, specifically focusing on the groundbreaking Multi-inputs feature from ControlNet. This technology enables us to effortlessly combine multiple faces, facilitated by the assistance of IP-Adapters. Join us on this journey as we uncover the techniques behind creating unique and authentic-looking AI influencers that captivate audiences with their lifelike appearances.
Before diving into the creation of breathtakingly realistic & consistent AI influencers, it's essential to install the ControlNet Extension along with its corresponding models, including various IP-Adapter models to test our creations. Let's break down the necessary requirements, shall we?
In this tutorial, we utilize the popular and free Stable Diffusion WebUI. It is compatible with Windows, Mac, and Google Colab, providing versatility in usage. Make sure to explore our Stable Diffusion Installation Guide for Windows if you haven't done so already.
Also ensure that the ControlNet Extension is installed and updated to its latest version so that the Multi-inputs option appears in the ControlNet Extension's UI. Refer to our ControlNet Installation Guide for a comprehensive explanation of the installation process.
To complete the setup, you'll need the IP-Adapter models for ControlNet. There are several models available, and for this tutorial, we'll specifically utilize the SD15 models. To ensure diverse options for your AI influencer creations, I recommend downloading the following four models:
For this tutorial we will be using the SD15 models. I recommend downloading these 4 models so we can create some comparisons and make sure you have different options: when creating your AI Influencer Creations.
After downloading the models, move them to your ControlNet models folder:
Do you wish to place your consistent AI influencer in various poses? Yes, you heard it right—any pose! You might also consider downloading the OpenPose Model, a tool we'll use later in this tutorial to achieve just that, altering the pose of our AI influencer. Follow these straightforward steps to get prepared:
All set! With the necessary downloads and preparations complete, let's dive into the exciting part. Now, open up Stable Diffusion and let the creative journey begin!
In this section, we'll use Stable Diffusion to merge faces and create a unique and one of a kind AI Influencer. Before we begin, make sure you have some amazing face portraits in mind that you want to merge into a unique AI influencer. If you don't have any ready, feel free to grab some from the internet. They could be pictures of your favorite actresses, singers, or anyone you like. Here's what we'll do:
You can keep the remaining settings in their default state for now. In the following section, we'll explore the various IP-Adapters we downloaded earlier. Utilizing different IP-Adapters to merge your face portraits into a unique AI influencer can significantly influence the style of your merge. However, for the time being, let's proceed to craft our initial AI influencer appearance using the face portraits we've uploaded.
Now, let's navigate to the top of the "txt2img" tab and select our checkpoint. Since we're aiming for a realistic outcome for our AI influencer, let's select the "Realistic Vision" checkpoint. Write a prompt, then click the Generate button. In this example, we'll also utilize the LCM LoRA to significantly enhance our image generation speed. Unsure how to use the LCM LoRA & adjust the settings accordingly? Check out our guide for detailed instructions:
After clicking the generate button and producing several AI influencers, here are some of the outcomes utilizing the three face portraits from our example. Feel free to experiment with various face portraits to craft a truly unique AI influencer that remarkably maintains consistency across multiple generations.
Wow look at that! Observe the consistency across the generations of AI influencers achieved through the utilization of the Multi-Inputs feature alongside the chosen IP-Adapter model. This remarkable outcome resembles an "instant LoRA" achieved simply by uploading different face portraits. Now, let's proceed by conducting quick tests of the IP-Adapters we've downloaded, shall we?
In the requirements section, we got four different IP-Adapter Models, each working as image prompt adapters, but with different methods. We can sort them into either "Image Prompt Adapters" or "Face Image Prompt Adapters":
Now, it's time to conduct some tests to determine which IP-Adapter is most suitable for AI influencer creation. Let's scroll down to the "Script" dropdown menu and select the "X/Y/Z Plotting" script. Here, we will test the different IP-Adapter Models against various Control Weights. Let's make sure to test agains those different parameters by filling in the specific X & Y Fields:
These settings will test the two "Image Prompt Adapters" described above! If you want to test all the IP-Adapter Models at once, make sure to include all four IP-Adapter Models in the Y Values input field.
Happy we could conduct some tests! As it turns out, most of the "Face Image Prompt Adapters" look rather terrifying, so we'll definitely stick with the "Image Prompt Adapters" as we move on to the next section. In the upcoming segment, we'll employ another ControlNet Unit to implement some Pose Changes. For this, we'll use the OpenPose model to gracefully place our AI influencer in a new pose—let's strike a pose and keep going!
Welcome to the next stage of our exploration, where we venture into the intriguing domain of altering poses for our AI influencer. In this section, we unveil another ControlNet Unit. Here, we'll leverage the capabilities of the OpenPose Control Type to smoothly maneuver and position our AI influencer into different poses. If you've previously engaged in XYZ Plotting tests, ensure to deactivate the script by selecting "None" from the Script dropdown menu. This will disable the XYZ Plotting Script.
To help you change your AI influencer's poses, we've put together an AI Influencer Poses Package for you to download on CivitAI.
This will simplify the process of adjusting your influencer's pose quickly using the premade pose images. Let's ensure you download the AI Influencer Poses Package and extract the files from that folder.
Now, let's open up a new ControlNet Unit and proceed with the following steps:
Now, let's click the "Generate" Button and witness how effortlessly you can transform your AI influencer into one of the poses from the package we just downloaded. For your convenience, I've created a brief demo video showcasing how the poses from the package might appear.
Our journey through crafting AI influencers has been both enlightening and rewarding. From exploring hyper-realistic techniques to experimenting with various IP-Adapters and ControlNet Units, we've uncovered the intricacies of creating unique and authentic virtual personalities. By merging faces, testing different adapters, and mastering pose adjustments, we've gained valuable insights into the art of AI influencer creation. Armed with Stable Diffusion and ControlNet tools, along with the invaluable resources like the AI Influencer Poses Package, we're equipped to unleash our creativity and shape AI influencers with unparalleled realism. Cheers to the exciting journey ahead!
IP-Adapters are essential components in the creation of AI influencers using ControlNet. These adapters provide specialized functionality for processing image prompts and enhancing the quality of generated images. With different variants such as standard, plus, and face image prompt adapters, IP-Adapters offer flexibility and customization options for refining the appearance of AI influencers. By leveraging IP-Adapters alongside ControlNet's advanced features, you can achieve hyper-realistic results and create AI influencers that capture the imagination.
Absolutely, ControlNet provides extensive customization options for adjusting the poses of AI influencers. With the flexibility of the OpenPose model and ControlNet's pose adjustment tools, you can tailor the poses of your AI influencers to suit specific scenes, contexts, or narratives. Whether it's striking a confident pose for a promotional campaign or adopting a relaxed stance for casual interactions, ControlNet empowers you to create AI influencers that resonate with your desired scenarios.