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How to Use AI to Become Santa (AI Christmas Avatar)
‘Tis the season for giving, and what better way to spread holiday cheer than by sending friends and family a personalized message from Santa Claus
With AI technology, you can easily create a Santa avatar of yourself to use on social media, Christmas cards, and more!
How to Use AI to Create a Santa Avatar of Yourself
Today I’m going to show you how to use AI to turn yourself into Santa!
Keep reading if you want to see a real-life AI Christmas miracle.
Introducing Astria AI Avatar Creation
Astria is an online tool that allows you to train an AI on your appearance using Dreambooth and Stable Diffuion, and then create realistic avatars of yourself.
It’s a great tool that is relatively cheap compared to the other AI tools out there right now, so this is the one we’re going to use today.
Getting Started with Astria
To get started, simply go to their website and sign up for an account.
You’ll need to pay a one-time fee of $5 USD, which will give you unlimited renders. These renders are not just limited to Santa by the way – you can choose anything your imagination can think of!
UPDATE: The cost of Astria is now a one-time fee of $15 USD, due to increasing server and GPU costs.
Once you’ve registered, you’ll be able to log in and begin creating your avatar.
Training the AI on Your Appearance
Next you’ll need to train the Dreambooth AI on your appearance.
This sounds more complicated than it is – all you really need to do is upload 20-30 photos of yourself.
Make sure to upload a variety of images and backgrounds, including close-ups, portrait shots and full-length body shots. The more variety, the better!
There is a comprehensive guide to what works here.
Choose the Correct Input
Now comes the fun part.
Firstly, Astria will give you a few sample renders it came up with using your face and some example prompts. Already mind-blowing right!?
But we want to make you Santa, so now we need to put our own prompts in.
Try to be as detailed as possible. Include the keywords you want (i.e. Santa) but also include the style you want it in. For example, you could choose the style of Dr. Seuss or The Grinch.
You could also include specific instructions such as: cartoon, sketch, oil painting, black and white, colorful etc.
Just try to let the AI know exactly what you want.
The more you can remove guess-work, the better the result will be.
Christmas AI Avatar Examples
While you can choose ANYTHING, here are some example prompts we came up with:
- sks person as santa in the grinch
- film still of sks person as santa claus in the muppets
- film still of sks person as santa in the film elf
- christmas card with sks person as santa, illustration, high quality
- photo of sks person riding rudolph dressed as santa
TOP TIP: tell the AI to create a photo without Santa’s hat – otherwise it can be quite difficult to tell who is in the picture.
If you’re looking for more inspiration, try out lexica.art and search for prompts other people have recently used.
That’s all there is to it!
How to Use AI to Become Santa Avatar
You’ve now trained an AI on your physical appearance and you can make it create any image you want.
But since it’s close to Christmas, creating a Santa avatar of yourself using AI is a great way to get into the holiday spirit.
So go ahead and give it a try!
Don’t forget to tag us on Twitter and we’ll share the best ones.
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