AI technology has reached the point where anyone can create art with strokes of a keyboard rather than a brush. It’s incredibly useful for people who can’t afford artists for their content, like websites. Various art-generating software has started popping up, one of these being Illustroke.
Most AI art generators try to specialize in a particular art style, like photorealism or abstract. Illustroke focuses on 2D scalable vector graphic (SVG) illustrations. This format type allows an image to retain its quality no matter how much you scale its resolution. So even if the SVG image you get is tiny at first, stretching it out to massive sizes will not cause the image to turn pixel-y. What makes it more unique is that you get to pick a style for the image you want. It even allows you to choose how many color layers you want the image to have.
Difference from other AI art generators
The main difference is that Illustroke seems to excel more with general, everyday scenarios and images rather than specific ones. I tried inputting some specific characters or scenarios referencing pop culture, but the images that came out didn’t resemble them at all. Illustroke works better with simpler black-and-white requests like “A man wearing headphones” or “A beautiful sunrise.
On the downside, Illustroke isn’t for free. You would first need to buy “tokens” from them, and each time you generate an image, it costs 1 token. However, you do get 2 complementary tokens on your account, so you can try it out a little first. Otherwise, if you want to spend a little on it and see where it goes, the package starts at $5 which will give you 50 tokens. Meanwhile, its Growth Bundle is priced at $15, giving you 200 tokens to create illustrations.
Photo credits: The feature image has been taken by Derya Cakirsoy. The screenshots in the body of the article were taken by the author for TechAcute.