Realistic Anime Characters: with Stable Diffusion & ControlNet

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Realistic Anime Characters: with Stable Diffusion & ControlNet
Give life to your favorite anime characters using stable diffusion & ControlNet (lineart) techniques.

1. Introduction

Step into our blog as we venture into the captivating realm of transforming anime characters into vivid real-life masterpieces. With the utilization of stable diffusion, ControlNet techniques, and the lineart model, we're here to unravel the process behind this mesmerizing metamorphosis. Brace yourself to witness your cherished anime characters spring to life in an entirely fresh perspective, as we delve into the enchanting fusion of artistry and technology. Embark with us on this exploration where imagination knows no limits. Lets get started!

2. Requirement: Creating Real Life Anime Characters

Prior to beginning, there are certain prerequisites that need to be in place: foremost, the installation of ControlNet alongside the Lineart Model is essential.

  • ControlNet Installation: The first requirement is to have ControlNet properly installed.
  • Lineart Model: Alongside ControlNet, you'll also need the Lineart Model installed for the process to work seamlessly.
  • Realistic Vision Checkpoint: For the best outcome, we suggest utilizing the Realistic Vision checkpoint.

In case you haven't installed ControlNet and the appropriate Lineart Model, don't worry. Our comprehensive step-by-step guide below will assist you in completing this process smoothly.

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3. Settings: Img2img & ControlNet (Lineart)

Navigating the world of settings for Img2img & ControlNet (Lineart) opens up a realm of possibilities. Let's uncover the key configurations that drive the magic of blending these technologies for astounding real life results.

Img2Img Settings:

Provide the img2img canvas with an anime character as the input. For the purpose of our example, we'll use the anime character named Mitsuri Kanroji. Pick your preferred checkpoint (Realistic Vision) and offer a simple prompt of the character's outfit as portrayed in the image.

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Moving forward, our focus shifts to choosing the subsequent configurations:

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  • Checkpoint: Realistic Vision
  • Positive Prompt: (30 year old women:1.3), anime women, pink hair
  • Negative Prompt: (worst quality:1.2), (low quality:1.2), (lowres:1.1), (monochrome:1.1), (greyscale), multiple views, comic, sketch, (((bad anatomy))), (((deformed))), (((disfigured))), watermark, multiple_views, mutation hands, mutation fingers, extra fingers, missing fingers, watermark, negative_hand-neg, nsfw, nude,
  • Sampling Method: Euler a
  • Sampling Steps: 30
  • Restore faces: 'Enabled"
  • Width & Height: Adjust the width and height while maintaining the same ratio as the provided image to achieve the best possible outcome.
  • CFG Scale: 7
  • Denoising Strenght: 0.85
  • Seed: -1

ControlNet (Lineart) Settings:

Scroll downwards and access the ControlNet panel, then opt for the subsequent settings: real-life-anime-characters-stable-diffusion-controlnet-lineart-img2img-controlnet-settings-lineart-model.webp

Here's the step-by-step breakdown:

  • Input Image: Start by uploading the image of the anime character you intend to transform, making sure it matches the image used in the img2img settings.
  • Enable ControlNet: Enable ControlNet by checking the "Enable" checkbox.
  • Configuration Selection: Select "Pixel Perfect" and "Allow Preview" to enhance precision and visibility.
  • Control Type: Choose "Lineart" as the control type from the options.
  • Preview Activation: Click on the bomb icon to trigger the preview, giving you a glimpse of the lineart representation.
  • The remaining settings can remain in their default state

With all settings in place, we're ready to move on to the final step: generating your real-life anime character.

4. Examples: Real Life Anime Characters

Now, let's unveil a collection of astonishing anime character transformations that are bound to amaze you.

1. Mitsuri Kanroji

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  • Checkpoint: Realistic Vision
  • Positive Prompt: (30 year old women:1.3), anime women, pink hair
  • Negative Prompt: (worst quality:1.2), (low quality:1.2), (lowres:1.1), (monochrome:1.1), (greyscale), multiple views, comic, sketch, (((bad anatomy))), (((deformed))), (((disfigured))), watermark, multiple_views, mutation hands, mutation fingers, extra fingers, missing fingers, watermark, negative_hand-neg, nsfw, nude,

2. Erza Scarlet

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  • Checkpoint: Realistic Vision
  • Positive Prompt: (30 year old women:1.3), anime women, red hair
  • Negative Prompt: (worst quality:1.2), (low quality:1.2), (lowres:1.1), (monochrome:1.1), (greyscale), multiple views, comic, sketch, (((bad anatomy))), (((deformed))), (((disfigured))), watermark, multiple_views, mutation hands, mutation fingers, extra fingers, missing fingers, watermark, negative_hand-neg, nsfw, nude,

3. Ezdeath

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  • Checkpoint: Realistic Vision
  • Positive Prompt: (30 year old women:1.3), anime women, blue hair
  • Negative Prompt: (worst quality:1.2), (low quality:1.2), (lowres:1.1), (monochrome:1.1), (greyscale), multiple views, comic, sketch, (((bad anatomy))), (((deformed))), (((disfigured))), watermark, multiple_views, mutation hands, mutation fingers, extra fingers, missing fingers, watermark, negative_hand-neg, nsfw, nude,

4. Raphtalia

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  • Checkpoint: Realistic Vision
  • Positive Prompt: (30 year old women:1.3), anime women, brown hair
  • Negative Prompt: (worst quality:1.2), (low quality:1.2), (lowres:1.1), (monochrome:1.1), (greyscale), multiple views, comic, sketch, (((bad anatomy))), (((deformed))), (((disfigured))), watermark, multiple_views, mutation hands, mutation fingers, extra fingers, missing fingers, watermark, negative_hand-neg, nsfw, nude,

5. Hinata Hyuga

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  • Checkpoint: Realistic Vision
  • Positive Prompt: (30 year old women:1.3), anime women, black purple hair, black shirt
  • Negative Prompt: (worst quality:1.2), (low quality:1.2), (lowres:1.1), (monochrome:1.1), (greyscale), multiple views, comic, sketch, (((bad anatomy))), (((deformed))), (((disfigured))), watermark, multiple_views, mutation hands, mutation fingers, extra fingers, missing fingers, watermark, negative_hand-neg, nsfw, nude,

6. Rin Toshaka

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  • Checkpoint: Realistic Vision
  • Positive Prompt: (30 year old women:1.3), anime women, black hair, red ribbon in hair
  • Negative Prompt: (worst quality:1.2), (low quality:1.2), (lowres:1.1), (monochrome:1.1), (greyscale), multiple views, comic, sketch, (((bad anatomy))), (((deformed))), (((disfigured))), watermark, multiple_views, mutation hands, mutation fingers, extra fingers, missing fingers, watermark, negative_hand-neg, nsfw, nude,

7. Himiko Toga

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  • Checkpoint: Realistic Vision
  • Positive Prompt: (30 year old women:1.3), anime women, blonde hair, black and white outfit
  • Negative Prompt: (worst quality:1.2), (low quality:1.2), (lowres:1.1), (monochrome:1.1), (greyscale), multiple views, comic, sketch, (((bad anatomy))), (((deformed))), (((disfigured))), watermark, multiple_views, mutation hands, mutation fingers, extra fingers, missing fingers, watermark, negative_hand-neg, nsfw, nude,
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5. Conclusion

In conclusion, our blog journey has explored the fascinating process of transforming anime characters into vibrant real-life masterpieces. Through the interplay of stable diffusion, ControlNet techniques, and the lineart model, we've uncovered the artistry behind this enchanting metamorphosis. As cherished anime characters spring to life in a fresh perspective, the fusion of technology and creativity becomes evident.

Should you desire to elevate your character's outfit, consider employing Loras to enhance your real-life anime persona. I trust you found this tutorial enjoyable, and we look forward to connecting with you in our upcoming guides. See you!

Frequently Asked Questions

Our comprehensive step-by-step guide within the blog assists you in smoothly installing ControlNet and the Lineart Model for a seamless transformation process.

For ControlNet (Lineart), follow these steps:

  • Upload the intended character's image.
  • Enable ControlNet by checking the "Enable" checkbox.
  • Select "Pixel Perfect" and "Allow Preview" for precision.
  • Choose "Lineart" as the control type.
  • Activate the preview by clicking the bomb icon.