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AI Art Therapy:
AI Art Generator for Creative Expression

Generating art with Artificial Intelligence can help you wind down, relieve stress, and clear your mind. Try it now for free.

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Island Landscape Vista by NightCafe user tdraw_ai_art

Application of Artificial Intelligence in Art Therapy

AI-generated art has been a growing trend in recent years. It's often in the news associated with things like cryptocurrency (NFTs), deepfakes, and the potential for dangerous applications; but there's one under-reported aspect of AI art that's obvious to anyone who's tried it - it's surprisingly therapeutic.

It's no secret that finding a creative outlet can help with stress, anxiety, depression, self-esteem and other mental health conditions. But until now, creative outlets were a lot harder to find. The advantage of AI Art as a form of therapy is that it's so easy to start - you don't need any existing skills.

This is excellent therapy for a worrier. Which I am.

— Becky

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It's surprisingly therapeutic

AI Art Therapy Software
Prompt: "Colourful cubist painting of a parrot in a cage"

AI Art Therapy Software

NightCafe is an AI Art Generator that allows you to create artworks by describing them in a text prompt. Users often report that they use NightCafe as a form of digital art therapy - it helps them to wind-down, de-stress or clear their head.

You can't imagine how much good it has done me to be able to create "art" without being an artist. It's therapeutic.

— Oscar
Express yourself through AI Art Therapy
"Hallstatt" - by the artists at NightCafe Studio

Learning to Express Yourself Through AI Art

One of the goals of art therapy is to delve into your inner thoughts and emotions as part of a creative process. In the context of AI (artificial intelligence)- assisted art therapy, that might be as simple as writing down some of the things you feel in a 'text prompt' for the AI.

Of course, that's not the only way to get the therapeutic benefits from AI art. Many people simply like to see beautiful artworks and get a thrill - even a sense of pride - from the fact that they created it.

AI Art is therapeutic
Prompt: "Post-apocalyptic Wonderland"

Find your artistic style

A big part of AI Art (not just from a therapy point-of-view) is in finding - and then honing - your own artistic style. Maybe you'll discover that you really like the way the AI portrays underwater landscapes, or robots. Perhaps you'll find that when you include the names of a few particular artists in your prompt, you get something truly unique that you can call 'your own style'.

Once you've found a style, or a subject that you enjoy, keep going! Hone your style, find more keywords that improve it, try using the style on different subjects. If you try enough combinations, you'll become an expert on using your style.

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Prompt: "Scary skeleton astronaut in space"

Keep a notebook of prompt ideas

Once you've developed your own style (or a few styles you like), the next challenge is dreaming up new 'subjects' to generate in your style. Many artists on NightCafe keep a notebook (or spreadsheet, note in their phone, etc) of "prompts to try" so that if they think of an interesting prompt idea, they can add it to their list to try later.

Once you've got a list of things to try, you'll never feel like you're lacking inspiration, or lost for ideas. Having this list can really help overcome the 'what should I create' hurdle on days where you feel particularly stressed, tired or depressed.

AI Art Therapy FAQs

Frequently Asked Questions

🤖 How is AI used to create art?

There are a few different methods of creating art with AI, but the most popular category of methods is "text-to-image", which involves giving the AI algorithm a text prompt and letting it generate an image based on that prompt.

🖌️ Can AI be used for art therapy?

AI can be used for art therapy. Using artificial intelligence to create artworks can be very therapeutic, and can help with stress, winding down, self-esteem, depression and other mental health issues.

🛋️ What are the types of art therapy?

The types of art therapy include analytic art therapy which focuses on the ideas transferred between the therapist and client during a therapy session, art psychotherapy in which the therapist analyses the client's artwork, and art as therapy which focuses on the creative process itself. Art as therapy is the type of art therapy usually being referred to in the context of AI Art Therapy.

Hi, loving this site. It is proving to be an art-therapy solution for my tired, aching brain.

— Derek

Example Creations

See some of the top-ranked artworks that users have made with NightCafe

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Unleashed Natural Fury

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artbyfportelaNice!, very dramatic

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cybernetically enhanced raven

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ravennnnnn i love ravensssss

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scricketThis is really awesome!! I love the glowing eye and the smooth texture!

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tdraw's master landscape prompt (no start image)

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◾ No start image used ◾ This is the default prompt that was used to create all of the other 250 pieces in the Landscape Vista collection. https://creator.nightcafe.studio/collection/wi0ZUAbbottElnS3KVzw ◾ Some of my favourites are available in a filte... Read more

Sal NeomoonsI love all of these! Great work—would love to see the prompts at some point!

tdraw_ai_artThanks Sal! Don't worry, I'll be opening them up soon enough.

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21 days ago

Exterior, Ministry of Progress, 2124 CE

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See the "Dystopia 2124 CE" collection here: https://creator.nightcafe.studio/collection/CMBN3KUwAhLzL8Z0fjou

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Song_of_the_windLove it, amazing

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