I recently discovered Image AI via a YouTube video Ideogram.ai discovered. So far I've been a big fan of Midjourney, which I would still give the title of "best generative AI for photorealistic results", but there is one thing that Midjourney still has problems with: letters and words.
Chapter in this post:
Where Midjourney Fails…
Every now and then Midjourney manages to get a letter or - with a lot of luck - a whole word, but this usually only works if the words are frequently used in pictures, such as “love”. Most of the time, Midjourney simply ignores text requests.
And this is exactly where it scores Ideogram.ai, because this tool is extremely good at incorporating typography into the images.
Ideogram for logos, stickers, posters, t-shirts and more
You can imagine what you can use images or illustrations with typography for:
- Business Cards
- Greeting cards
There are certainly many other use cases that I can't think of right now. But I think you can already see the potential that the Ideogram service opens up for you.
Problem cases I had with Ideogram
Basically, Ideogram works much better than Midjourney, but it also has its weaknesses and problems.
For example, he writes German words correctly less often than English terms. However, it is really good when you use frequently used English phrases such as “Happy Birthday” or “I Love You”.
So you have to be prepared for the fact that it will take a few attempts until the words are all spelled correctly. I tried “Sir Apfelot” and even after 5 or 6 tries he didn’t even spell it correctly.
Otherwise, it is sometimes helpful to write the individual words in quotation marks in the prompt. So for example like this:
Vector shirt design. Left aligned text with each word on a new line, text “EAT” “SLEEP” “GAME” “REPEAT”. Distressed text. Indian colors. Conceptual art illustration Anime 3d render
It is also helpful to use the “Remix” button to further improve a design. The small thumbnail of the image, which is used as the basis, is then displayed in the prompt text field.
There is also the “Lucky style” button for the styles. He then creates a random combination from all the existing styles, which in turn leads to unique results that you might not have achieved yourself.
Tips for further processing ideogram images
If I have created something that I want to reuse, I usually use the current Photoshop beta, which allows you to generate additional image parts around the actual image. For example, you can change the format or create more space around the actual motif.
As a rule, the resolution of the graphics is too low to be printed on T-shirts, posters or cards. I solve this by connecting the images with the Topaz Gigapixel AI let it be enlarged. The results are surprisingly good and topped everything else in a test I recently saw - both Photoshop's AI feature and various free AI services.
If you don't want to spend money, take a look at the service clipdrop at. This is a helpful collection of free AI tools that handle both context-sensitive image area expansion (with the “Uncrop” tool) and AI-based resolution increase.
I hope that with these tips and the introduction of Ideogram you have an interesting new toy on your hands. In any case, I can spend hours using the service without getting bored.
A few Indeogram example graphics in the original format
To give you an insight into the possibilities of Indeogram, I have put together some examples here. The images have not been further edited and are still in the (low) original resolution.
Jens has been running the blog since 2012. He acts as Sir Apfelot for his readers and helps them with technical problems. In his spare time he rides electric unicycles, takes photos (preferably with the iPhone, of course), climbs around in the Hessian mountains or hikes with the family. His articles deal with Apple products, news from the world of drones or solutions to current bugs.