How to make a picture book with AI?
Last December, Ammaar Reshi, a product designer from Silicon Valley, used the chatbot ChatGPT to write the story
"Alice and Little Flash", and added illustrations to the story using AI drawing tools.
The entire creative process took less than 72 hours, and within this short period, this 26 page children's picture book was uploaded and made available for sale on Amazon.
Today, in just 3 minutes, with the help of two AI tools, our editor will quickly guide you to create your own
unique illustrated picture book!
First, let's take a look at the final result before discussing the workflow.
Step 1：Finding inspiration for your story
Start by brainstorming the theme. For this project, we want to create a Disney princess story based on Mulan.
Let's use ChatGPT to help generate a story synopsis.
Crafting the script for each page, optimizing the copy, and creating page divisions.
Organize the copywriting of ChatGPT so that we can feed keywords to AI later.
|1||Image of Mulan in warrior armor, poised with determination||Title: Disney's Mulan - A Tale of Courage and Honor|
|2||Illustration of Mulan's village with her family and peaceful surroundings||Synopsis: In ancient China, Mulan, a young and spirited woman, finds herself torn between tradition and her true self. When the Emperor issues a decree requiring one man from each family to join the Imperial Army to defend the kingdom against invaders, Mulan's elderly father, Fa Zhou, is called upon to serve.|
|3||Image showcasing Mulan's transformation into a warrior, training camp scenes, and her determination shining through||Synopsis: However, knowing her father's frailty and realizing that he won't survive the war, Mulan makes a bold and courageous decision. Disguising herself as a male soldier, she takes her father's place and sets off on a remarkable journey. With her loyal dragon companion, Mushu, by her side, Mulan embarks on a mission to bring honor to her family and save China.|
|4||Illustration of Mulan's encounters with Commander Li Shang, showcasing their growing bond and mutual respect||Synopsis: In the training camp, Mulan faces numerous challenges as she struggles to keep her true identity a secret. She forms unexpected friendships with fellow soldiers, Yao, Ling, and Chien-Po, who eventually discover her secret but choose to support her instead. Together, they train tirelessly to become skilled warriors, with Mulan proving her worth and determination.|
|5||Image capturing Mulan's realization of her true strength and her decision to return to the battlefield, showing her determination||Synopsis: As the war intensifies, Mulan's bravery and resourcefulness are put to the test. She proves herself in battle, earning the respect of her comrades and Commander Li Shang. However, Mulan's secret is eventually revealed, leading to her expulsion from the army and casting a shadow of doubt on her abilities.|
|6||Illustration of the climactic battle scene, depicting Mulan's strategic maneuvers and her triumph over Shan Yu||Synopsis: Undeterred, Mulan realizes that her true strength lies in her authenticity and the power of her heart. With renewed determination, she returns to the battlefield just as the enemy, led by the ruthless Shan Yu, launches a final assault on the Imperial City.|
|7||Image of Mulan being honored by the Emperor, surrounded by a jubilant crowd||Synopsis: In a climactic showdown, Mulan employs her intelligence and cunning to outsmart Shan Yu and save the Emperor. Her heroic actions not only protect China but also demonstrate the value of individuality and the equality of men and women.|
|8||Image of Mulan standing tall, symbolizing her personal growth and the triumph of her journey. Includes the movie's release date and the Disney logo||Synopsis: Recognizing Mulan's extraordinary bravery, the Emperor bestows upon her the highest honor and the gratitude of the nation. Mulan returns home, where she is joyously reunited with her family, who are proud to have such a remarkable daughter. Disney's Mulan is a timeless tale that celebrates the power of courage, determination, and staying true to oneself, reminding us that anyone can achieve greatness when they believe in themselves.|
Use JourneyDraw to do some preparatory work, find the illustration style we want, and use drawings to unify the style of the picture.
Open the JourneyDraw interface and paste the organized illustration display keywords into the Prompt text box.
Model Choose the latest Midjourney model.
Prompt: Image of Mulan in warrior armor, poised with determination --ar 16:9 --niji 5
--ar 16:9 refers to the size, any size can be filled in after --ar, such as 3:4, 9:16, etc.
--niji 5 refers to the style of the picture, and niji 5 refers to the comic style.
Upload the illustration we selected to the Tusheng image selection bar, keep the parameter values unchanged, and click Generate.
Wait 30 seconds to generate the image. Each generation consumes 12 gold coins, and the details of the generated pictures are in place.
Copy the 8 pages of illustration display keywords into the text box, and repeatedly draw cards to get the ideal picture book picture.
After the pictures are generated, you can complete an exclusive picture book with copywriting. The whole process is very simple and easy to use.
We hope you find this tutorial is helpful.