Leonardo Ai - Complete Tutorial

Prompt Revolution
9 Aug 202308:30

TLDRThe script introduces Leonardo AI, an online platform for stable diffusion, as a user-friendly alternative to Mid-journey with free access and a daily token allocation. It guides users through the process of generating images using various models, exploring community feeds, and fine-tuning models. The platform offers tools for prompt generation, image resolution adjustments, and an AI canvas for expanding existing images. The script also mentions upcoming videos on advanced topics like training datasets and texture generation.


  • ๐ŸŒ Leonardo AI is an online platform for stable diffusion, competing strongly with Mid-journey in terms of user-friendliness.
  • ๐Ÿ’ป Access to Leonardo AI is free, offering 150 daily tokens, unlike Mid-journey which requires a $10 monthly fee.
  • ๐Ÿ”— To use Leonardo AI, visit their website, acknowledge being whitelisted, and log in with a Google account for access to the platform.
  • ๐ŸŽจ The platform features various models like 3D animation and absolute reality, catering to different image generation needs.
  • ๐Ÿ‘€ Users can view examples of images created with each model to understand the capabilities and expected outcomes.
  • ๐Ÿ“ธ The Community Feed allows users to explore images made by others, providing insights into the prompts and models used.
  • ๐Ÿ› ๏ธ Advanced users can delve into training and data sets, fine-tuned models, and personal model creation.
  • ๐Ÿ–‹๏ธ The AI image generation process starts with inputting a prompt and selecting a model, with options to customize further with negative prompts and brackets for refinement.
  • ๐ŸŽจ The AI canvas feature enables users to expand upon existing images, adding elements beyond the original boundaries.
  • ๐Ÿ”„ The image to image option lets users upload a reference image to guide the generation of a desired new image.
  • ๐Ÿ“ˆ Tools like prompt magic and Alchemy enhance the image quality and prompt influence, with options for hyper-realistic photos and lifelike portraits.

Q & A

  • What is Leonardo AI and how does it compare to Mid-Journey in terms of cost and user-friendliness?

    -Leonardo AI is an online platform for stable diffusion that specializes in generating captivating images. It is noted for its exceptional user-friendliness and is free to access, providing a daily allocation of 150 tokens. In contrast, Mid-Journey charges a monthly fee of ten dollars for usage, making Leonardo AI a more cost-effective option with a generous allowance for users.

  • How can one access and begin using Leonardo AI?

    -To use Leonardo AI, users need to visit their website, click on 'start using Leonardo', and then select 'yes, I am white listed'. After that, they can log in using their Google account to be directed to the home page of Leonardo AI.

  • What are the featured models in Leonardo AI and how do they influence the type of images generated?

    -Featured models in Leonardo AI are datasets trained with specific kinds of images. They dictate the style and quality of the generated images. For example, the 3D animation style model is designed for crafting three-dimensional cinematic scenes with vibrant colors, while the absolute reality model is for creating lifelike images. Users should select a model that aligns with their specific requirements.

  • How can users explore and understand the capabilities of different models in Leonardo AI?

    -Users can experiment with different models by clicking on them to view a selection of examples created with that model. This provides a basic understanding of the types of images that can be generated and helps users decide which model best suits their needs.

  • What is the Community Feed in Leonardo AI and what benefits does it offer to users?

    -The Community Feed is a section where users can view images crafted by fellow users. By clicking on an image, one can learn about the prompts used, including any negative prompts and the sampler base models and fine-tuned models employed. This information allows users to recreate the exact image using the provided seed number.

  • How does the AI image generation process work in Leonardo AI?

    -To create an image, users click on 'AI image generation' where they can input a prompt in the provided text field. They can select a model and, if they wish to explore different models, click 'select custom model'. Once a model is chosen, it can be used by clicking 'generate with this model'. Users can also incorporate negative prompts to specify undesired elements and use brackets to prioritize prompts, enhancing the refinement of the generated image.

  • What is the purpose of the prompt generation tool in Leonardo AI?

    -The prompt generation tool helps users develop more intricate prompt ideas from a simple starting point. For instance, typing 'desert' and clicking 'id8' will generate a variety of more complex concepts incorporating the initial prompt, aiding users in creating detailed and nuanced images.

  • How can users adjust the image resolution and other settings in Leonardo AI?

    -Users can adjust the image resolution by selecting the dimensions and aspect ratio that best suit their needs. Leonardo AI suggests a resolution of 1024 by 1024 pixels and an aspect ratio suitable for platforms like Instagram and YouTube shorts. Users can also fine-tune the guidance scale to determine how closely the generated image aligns with the prompt, with a suggested value of around 7 or 8 for optimal outcomes.

  • What is the AI canvas feature in Leonardo AI and how does it work?

    -The AI canvas feature allows users to take an existing image and build upon it. Users provide a comprehensive description of the element they want to add beyond the current image dimensions, and Leonardo AI uses this information to understand and execute the user's intentions, creating an expanded visual scope of the image.

  • What is texture generation in Leonardo AI and how is it used?

    -Texture generation is an advanced feature in Leonardo AI that revolves around crafting three-dimensional models. Given its complexity, it is a topic that will be explored in a dedicated video, as mentioned in the transcript.

  • What are the premium features in Leonardo AI and how do they enhance image quality?

    -Premium features in Leonardo AI include 'Alchemy' and different versions of 'Prompt Magic'. Alchemy, which is in beta testing, enhances image quality by boosting contrast and adding finer details. Prompt Magic ensures better prompt influence, allowing for more control over the final image outcome.



๐Ÿš€ Introduction to Leonardo AI and Its Features

This paragraph introduces Leonardo AI, an online platform for stable diffusion, emphasizing its user-friendliness and cost-effectiveness compared to competitors like mid-journey. It outlines the process of accessing Leonardo AI, including whitelisting and logging in with a Google account. The paragraph also explains the concept of models in stable diffusion, which are datasets trained to produce specific types of images, such as 3D animation or lifelike images. Users are encouraged to experiment with different models and view example images to understand their capabilities. The Community Feed is introduced as a space to view and learn from images created by other users, and the video promises to cover advanced topics like training and data sets in more detail later on.


๐ŸŽจ Customizing Image Generation with Prompts and Models

The second paragraph delves into the customization options available for image generation within Leonardo AI. It discusses the use of positive and negative prompts to guide the image generation process, with negative prompts helping to avoid unwanted features in the final image. The paragraph also explains the use of brackets to prioritize prompts and the inclusion of features like Alchemy for enhancing image quality. Users can adjust settings like image resolution, aspect ratio, and guidance scale for optimal outcomes. The paragraph further explores the AI canvas feature for expanding existing images and the texture generation for creating three-dimensional models. The video concludes with a mention of upcoming dedicated videos for training and data sets, as well as texture generation, and encourages viewers to subscribe for more informative content.



๐Ÿ’กStable Diffusion

Stable Diffusion is a type of AI model used for generating images from textual descriptions. It is based on machine learning algorithms that have been trained on large datasets of images. In the context of the video, it is the underlying technology that powers the Leonardo AI platform, enabling users to create captivating images by inputting prompts.


User-friendliness refers to the ease with which a user can navigate and use a platform or software. It is a critical aspect of user experience design, ensuring that the interface is intuitive and accessible. In the video, the Leonardo AI platform is highlighted for its exceptional user-friendliness, which sets it apart from competitors like Mid-Journey by making it more accessible to a wider audience, including those without extensive technical skills.

๐Ÿ’กDaily Allocation

Daily allocation refers to the้™้ข orๅฎš้‡ of resources provided to users on a daily basis. In the context of the video, it specifically relates to the number of tokens that Leonardo AI grants its users each day for generating images. This allocation system is mentioned as a key differentiator from Mid-Journey, which charges a monthly fee for usage.

๐Ÿ’กCommunity Feed

Community Feed is a feature that allows users to view and interact with content created by others within the platform. It fosters a sense of community and shared learning by enabling users to see the images generated by their peers, along with the prompts and models used to create them. This collaborative aspect is integral to the Leonardo AI platform, as it encourages users to share their work, learn from others, and get inspired for their own creations.

๐Ÿ’กFine-Tuned Models

Fine-Tuned Models are AI models that have been further trained or adjusted on specific datasets to perform better for particular tasks or to generate certain types of content. In the context of the video, fine-tuned models are available for users to select and use in their image generation process, offering a more customized and targeted approach to creating images.


A prompt is a textual input or instruction given to the AI model to guide the generation of an image. It is a critical component of the image creation process as it sets the theme, style, or concept that the AI will attempt to visualize. Effective prompts are clear and descriptive, helping the AI understand the user's desired output.

๐Ÿ’กImage Resolution

Image resolution refers to the dimensions of an image, typically measured in pixels. A higher resolution means more detail and clarity in the image, which can be important for various applications such as printing or display on high-resolution screens. In the video, adjusting the image resolution is part of the customization process, allowing users to optimize the quality and size of their generated images.

๐Ÿ’กAI Canvas

AI Canvas is a feature that allows users to take an existing image and expand upon it, adding new elements or extending its visual scope. This creative tool enables users to not only generate new images from prompts but also to modify and enhance existing images by adding extensions or new sections to them, providing a more interactive and dynamic image creation experience.

๐Ÿ’กTexture Generation

Texture Generation is the process of creating detailed, three-dimensional models or surfaces that can be used in various applications such as gaming, animation, or product design. It involves crafting intricate details that give an object or scene a realistic and tactile appearance. In the video, texture generation is mentioned as an advanced topic that will be explored in a dedicated video, indicating its complexity and importance in the realm of AI-assisted image and model creation.

๐Ÿ’กTraining and Data Sets

Training and Data Sets refer to the process of preparing and using datasets to train AI models, which is essential for improving their performance and accuracy. In the context of the video, users have the option to train their own models using specific datasets, which allows for a higher level of customization and personalization in the images they generate.


Leonardo AI is an online platform for stable diffusion, rapidly evolving into a strong competitor of mid-journey with exceptional user-friendliness.

Access to Leonardo AI is free, offering a generous daily allocation of 150 tokens, unlike mid-journey which charges a monthly fee of ten dollars.

To use Leonardo AI, users can simply visit their website, click on 'start using Leonardo', and select 'yes I am white listed' to proceed.

The platform provides a variety of featured models at the top of the home page, catering to different image generation needs such as 3D animation style or lifelike images with the absolute reality model.

Users can experiment with different models by clicking on them to view a selection of examples created with that specific model.

The Community Feed allows users to view and learn from images crafted by fellow users, including details about the prompts and models used.

The Community Feed section also showcases the community model, while the personal feed stores the images created by the user.

The training and data sets section delves into advanced concepts, allowing users to explore more intricate features of the platform.

Fine-tuned models are available, with platform models developed by Leonardo AI and community models crafted by other individuals.

Creating an image involves inputting a prompt, selecting a model, and using the 'generate with this model' button.

Negative prompts can be incorporated to specify elements not wanted in the image, enhancing the refinement of the generated image.

The image generation section includes tabs for image generation and prompt generation, aiding in developing more complex ideas from simple starting points.

Users can choose the number of images generated from one prompt and select options like 'photo real' for hyper-realistic photos and 'lifelike portraits'.

Prompt magic V2 and V3 are in beta testing, ensuring better prompt influence and refining image quality with high contrast and added details.

Alchemy, a premium feature, can be activated to enhance image quality by boosting contrast and adding finer details.

Image resolution adjustments allow users to customize the dimensions of their image for optimal outcomes, with suggestions provided by Leonardo AI.

The guidance scale slider lets users fine-tune how closely the generated image aligns with their prompt, with a suggested value for optimal outcomes.

The image to image option enables users to upload an image as a reference for generating their desired image, enhancing the creative process.

Leonardo AI's dashboard is noted for being more user-friendly and visually uncomplicated compared to other stable diffusion-based image generation tools.

The AI canvas feature allows users to take an existing image and build upon it, expanding the visual scope and adding elements beyond the current image dimensions.

Texture generation is a highly advanced subject focused on crafting three-dimensional models, which will be covered in a dedicated video.

Training and data set as well as texture generation will be covered in separate videos to ensure in-depth attention to these interesting topics.