Disclaimer: The title of this Blog was created using Ai.  The image was also created using only Ai.   The blog text was created by myself…. (or was it?)

The 1st of Janurary 2024, I’m awake at 5:30am but unlike many post-Hogmanay mornings, this one welcomed me with a clear mind and no dreaded hangover.  I instinctively reached for my phone, jumping into a podcast would help me drift back into slumber. However, fate had other plans as within half an hour, I felt the need to create a blog and share my favourite combination of software applications from 2023. (a post for LinkedIn too)

The Podcast by the way was ‘The Rest is Politics’ an episode that featured a run down of some of the highlights of 2023.  Click here to listen (forward to 28 minutes in)

Rory Stewart said something that stuck home.  (I replayed it a few times to grab the quote).

…but it still remains true that the transformations in artificial intelligence in particular the next generation of the large language models that are coming along are going to completely transform not just technology, productivity but humanity itself and do it very very quickly….

So I decide to create an image for a Social post completely from Ai using a combination of Ai tools that I've used frequently over the past 12 months.

The Image would be an Oil Platform at sea in the night to celebrate the New Year.

How I created the image:  Step One

Open ChatGpt4 and enter the following command.

original image oil rig


Epic looking scene with a dark blue background, an impressive copyright free oil platform, some fireworks, 2024 text a random ‘Lin’ logo and some floating candles…

Let’s be clear here.  It’s not yet perfect, but it’s getting better and doing so fast. (the better the prompt, the better the results).

Next I have two options

  1. Try again with better prompts
  2. Open in Photoshop and use it’s latest Ai powered tool(s)

So I choose the Photoshop option

To make the changes I do the following using Photoshop (Beta)

  1. Highlight the offending area (in this instance the candles)
  2. Enter the command ‘remove all candles’
  3. Repeat for any other changes required

The Fireworks


Water Reflections


and if I wanted... the text


and that's it - the image was created within 8 minutes

Naturally (for me at least) the blog took around 10 as long to create.  The image doesn’t have a purpose beyond this demo, and it can be tweaked with many different prompts back at stage one to give me the results I might need, you know, like a flying unicorn sprinkling magic fairy dust over the North Sea.  2024 – is the year that all industries need to embrace Ai (if you aren’t already).  This is just one way in which I’m using it.  I can’t wait to see it it do for Video what it’s already doing for Graphic Design, and how Website Coding will continue to make life easier for all.  It’ll be writing your entire website code within a couple of years.   So they say….

I’m not suggesting that these jobs will become redundant.  But it’s the precise reason why I’m taking a course in Advanced Prompt Engineering.

If you’d like to get in touch and learn more, or hire my services… then please drop me a line.  Click here. 🙂

Quick Disclaimer For Transparency:

Images were created using ChatGPT4 which is not free.  It is currently priced at $20 per month.   You can however get the same kind of results using MidJourney, which is free but a slightly more complicated method if you are not familiar using Discord.   For ChatGPT 3.5 (free version that does not provide image content) click here