My Top 4 Favorite Ai Models - Civitai / A1111 / Stable Diffusion

Olivio Sarikas
19 Aug 202318:01

TLDRThe video script discusses the presenter's favorite models for stable, effusion, highlighting their uses and benefits. It covers models like 'ref animated' for digital art, 'realistic vision' for modern photographic vibes, 'magic mix' for authentic and eerie styles, and 'photon' for detailed face training. The script emphasizes the importance of settings, negative prompts, and embeddings for enhancing image quality and offers tips for achieving the best results with each model.


  • ๐ŸŽจ The 'ref animated' model is favored for its ease of use and ability to generate high-quality digital art images with dynamic poses and exaggerated body shapes.
  • ๐Ÿ–Œ๏ธ Artistic decisions in 'ref animated' include color choices and lighting that enhance details such as hair and silhouettes, creating a visually striking outcome.
  • ๐Ÿž๏ธ While 'ref animated' can be used for landscapes to a lesser extent, the speaker admits to not exploring this use case extensively.
  • ๐ŸŒˆ 'Realistic Vision' model excels at creating modern, photo-like images with professional quality, suitable for various scenes including those with less clothing.
  • ๐ŸŒฟ The 'Realistic Vision' model is also capable of rendering diverse ethnicities, foliage, and backgrounds with realistic details and textures.
  • ๐ŸŽ‡ 'Magic Mix' is a recently discovered model that produces realistic images with an authentic and somewhat eerie vibe, ideal for creating scenes with a more analog and amateur look.
  • ๐Ÿ“ธ 'Photon' is used for face training in Laura, capturing intricate facial details and reflectiveness of skin, allowing for the creation of highly realistic portraits.
  • ๐Ÿ‘ค The 'Photon' model's effectiveness in Laura training can be utilized to insert realistic faces into various scenes and costumes.
  • ๐Ÿ” It's important to review the model pages for guidance on settings, negative prompts, and recommended embeddings to optimize image quality.
  • ๐Ÿš€ Additional models like 'Dream Shaper XL' and 'Ray Liberate' offer alternative options for image generation, with the latter providing more playful and artistic inspiration.
  • ๐Ÿ’ฌ The speaker encourages users to share their favorite models and use cases in the comments, promoting a community of users who explore and apply these models creatively.

Q & A

  • What is the primary reason the speaker prefers the ref animated model?

    -The speaker prefers the ref animated model because it is easy to prompt for and it generates amazing Digital Arts images with excellent attention to detail and idealized image representation.

  • How does the ref animated model handle details and color choices?

    -The ref animated model is very good about details, such as exaggerated body shapes and dynamic poses. It also makes artistic decisions regarding color choices that create nice contrasts, like combining green or teal blue backgrounds with orange or yellow highlights.

  • What is the significance of the artistic decisions made by the ref animated model?

    -The artistic decisions made by the ref animated model contribute to the overall aesthetics of the image, including the use of light to highlight subjects and the choice of contrasting colors to emphasize details like hair and the character's silhouette.

  • How does the speaker describe the realistic Vision model?

    -The speaker describes the realistic Vision model as having a modern photographic vibe, with professional photo quality, and the ability to create very realistic looking scenes and characters, including different ethnicities and foliage.

  • What are some of the unique features of the Magic Mix model?

    -The Magic Mix model is noted for its authentic and realistic style, with darker and more eerie color tones. It also captures expressiveness well and has a more analog vibe, which adds to the authenticity of the images it creates.

  • How does the speaker suggest using the high-res fix and image upscaler with the 4X Ultra sharp model?

    -The speaker suggests using the high-res fix with the 4X Ultra sharp model and setting the denoise strength to 0.2. Alternatively, the speaker advises sending the image to the image upscaler with a denoise between 0.2 and 0.35 and upscaling it to a size of two to significantly improve image quality.

  • What is the speaker's opinion on using the Photon model for face training?

    -The speaker finds the Photon model to be very effective for Laura face training due to its ability to recreate facial details with high accuracy, including the texture of the skin and individual hairs on the face.

  • What are the benefits of using the clip skip feature with the Magic Mix model?

    -Using the clip skip feature with the Magic Mix model, particularly clip skip 2, can enhance the model's ability to create images with a more playful color palette, unique posing, and an overall style inspired by digital art.

  • What other models does the speaker recommend for experimentation with sdxl?

    -The speaker recommends trying out the Dream Shaper XL model for beautiful results and the Ray Liberate model as an alternative for realistic models, which offers more creative freedom with colors, posing, and style.

  • How does the speaker suggest using the Laura trained with Photon in different scenes?

    -The speaker suggests that after training Laura with the Photon model, it can be implemented into various scenes. It is often beneficial to use the Laura with the original model it was trained with, but it can also be used with other photorealistic models for diverse applications.

  • What does the speaker encourage viewers to share in the comments?

    -The speaker encourages viewers to share their favorite models, how they use them, the subject of the images they create, and their specific applications such as Laura training, image generation, or inpainting in the comments.



๐ŸŽจ Introduction to Favorite Models and Usage

The speaker begins by discussing their favorite models for stable, efussion, and explains how and why they use them. They mention the inclusion of images in a download folder for reference and detail their settings and embeddings. The first model introduced is 'ref animated,' praised for its ease of prompting and ability to produce high-quality digital art images. The speaker highlights the model's attention to detail, idealization of images, color choices, and artistic decisions rendered in the output. They also touch upon the use of ref animated for landscapes and other realistic images, emphasizing the model's versatility and artistic capabilities.


๐ŸŒŸ Realistic Vision Model and Its Applications

The speaker proceeds to discuss the 'Realistic Vision' model, appreciating its modern photographic style and the professional look it imparts to images. They note the model's effectiveness in rendering various ethnicities, clothing, and backgrounds, and its suitability for images with less clothing on the model. The speaker illustrates the model's ability to capture expressiveness and detail, especially in materials and lighting. They also mention the model's potential for creating realistic-looking scenes and amateur-style images, emphasizing its authenticity and photographic aesthetics.


๐ŸŒˆ Exploring Magic Mix and Its Photorealistic Qualities

The speaker introduces 'Magic Mix' as a new favorite, highlighting its suitability for creating realistic images with an authentic feel. They discuss the model's ability to produce images with a darker, more eerie vibe, while maintaining expressiveness and realism. The speaker appreciates the model's handling of fabric, skin color, and light reflection, and its potential for creating images with less clothing on models. They also mention the model's capability in producing beautiful backgrounds and landscapes, with a focus on the bokeh effect and scenery shots.


๐Ÿ“ธ Photon Model for Laura Face Training

The speaker talks about the 'Photon' model, clarifying that it is not an AI image but a photo of a model used for Laura face training. They emphasize the model's detail in recreating facial features and skin texture, and its effectiveness in training Laura faces. The speaker shares examples of how the model can be used to create various costumes and settings for the trained Laura faces, and how it can be integrated into scenes for a more realistic outcome. They also mention the importance of using the original model for Laura training and suggest exploring other models like 'dream shaper XL' and 'ray liberate' for different creative purposes.



๐Ÿ’กStable Diffusion

Stable Diffusion is a type of AI model used for generating images based on textual prompts. It is known for its stability in producing high-quality images. In the video, the user discusses their favorite models for Stable Diffusion, indicating that these models are integral to the creative process of generating digital art and photography-like images.


Prompting refers to the process of providing textual descriptions or instructions to the AI model to guide the generation of specific images. In the context of the video, the user emphasizes the ease of prompting as a key reason for their preference of certain models, indicating that crafting effective prompts is crucial for achieving desired outcomes.

๐Ÿ’กDigital Art

Digital Art refers to artistic creations made using digital technology as a primary tool, often involving software to generate, modify, or enhance images. In the video, the user highlights the ability of certain models to produce high-quality digital art, emphasizing the role of AI in the modern art world.

๐Ÿ’กColor Choices

Color choices refer to the decisions made regarding the hues and shades used in an image, which can significantly impact the mood, contrast, and overall visual appeal. In the video, the user discusses the importance of color choices in AI-generated images, noting how certain models make particularly effective decisions to enhance the artwork.

๐Ÿ’กArtistic Decisions

Artistic decisions encompass the creative choices made in the process of generating an image, such as composition, lighting, and style. These decisions contribute to the aesthetic and emotional impact of the artwork. In the video, the user appreciates the AI models' ability to make such decisions, which contribute to the dynamic and expressive nature of the generated images.

๐Ÿ’กRealistic Images

Realistic images are those that closely resemble real-life scenes or subjects, often aiming to replicate the look of professional photography. The video discusses models that excel in creating realistic images, which is important for users seeking to generate content that looks authentic and true to life.


Fantasy in the context of the video refers to the creation of imaginative and otherworldly scenes or characters that are not typically found in reality. The user appreciates the versatility of certain AI models in producing fantasy content, showcasing the models' capability to explore creative and imaginative concepts.

๐Ÿ’กHigh-Resolution Fix

High-Resolution Fix is a technique or tool used to enhance the quality of images, particularly in upscaling them to a higher resolution while maintaining or improving sharpness and detail. In the video, the user recommends using High-Resolution Fix with certain models to improve image quality, indicating the importance of post-processing steps in the AI image generation workflow.

๐Ÿ’กClip Skip

Clip Skip is a parameter within AI image generation models that affects the influence of the CLIP (Contrastive Language-Image Pretraining) model on the generated image. It determines how much the AI focuses on the textual prompt versus the learned patterns from training data. In the video, the user discusses the importance of adjusting Clip Skip settings for different models to achieve optimal results.


VAE stands for Variational Autoencoder, which is a type of generative AI model used to learn and generate new data points from a dataset. In the context of the video, VAE is used to improve the quality and variety of AI-generated images by selecting different VAE embeddings.

๐Ÿ’กDrone View

Drone View refers to an aerial perspective or shot taken from a drone, providing a vantage point that captures large scenes or landscapes from above. In the video, the user discusses using the 'Magic Mix' model to create images with a drone view, showcasing the model's capability to generate realistic landscape shots.


Introduction to favorite models for stable, effusion and their usage.

Discussion on the use of images in a download folder for reference.

Explanation of the ref animated model as an all-time favorite for its ease of use and amazing Digital Arts images.

Details on the model's strengths in rendering exaggerated body shapes and dynamic, expressive poses.

Importance of color choices and artistic decisions in the ref animated model.

Use of ref animated for creating realistic images and its effectiveness in highlighting details like hair and character silhouettes.

Discussion on the use of ref animated for landscapes, though not as commonly used by the speaker.

Introduction to the cvdi model page and its significance for understanding model information and settings.

Recommendation on using high-res fix with the 4X Ultra sharp model for image quality improvement.

Explanation of the realistic Vision model and its modern photographic vibe.

Mention of the realistic Vision model's capability in handling different ethnicities, clothing, and backgrounds.

Discussion on the authenticity and amateur vibe of images created with the realistic Vision model.

Introduction to the Magic Mix model and its suitability for creating realistic images with an authentic feel.

Details on the creation of beautiful backgrounds and bokeh effects using the Magic Mix model.

Explanation of the Photon model's use in Laura face training and its ability to recreate detailed facial features.

Recommendation of additional models for sdxl, such as the dream shaper XL and ray liberate models.

Invitation for viewers to share their favorite models and uses in the comments.