How To Use NightCafe AI? Tips + Tutorials For Beginners

How To Use NightCafe AI? Tutorial For Beginners + Tips

by Evelyn Addison — 8 months ago in Artificial Intelligence 6 min. read

NightCafe AI is a new text-to-image and image-to-text AI Art generative platform. Learn its features, working, pros and cons.

I have noticed a severe change in the glossary of AI-generated images in the last six months.

There is one buzzword hovering over the internet “text-to-image” AI Art tools.

For a moment, this pinnacle made me think about the beginning of AI-generated art at a glance.

You may have heard of and used DALL-E and Midjourney for creating portraits or hyperreal pictures through Artificial Intelligence algorithms.

And they are amazing – isn’t it?

Recently, I have been acquainted with another popular so-called AI art generator tool and its name is ‘NightCafe’ – sounds terrifying!

I have tried my hands on NightCafe also known as NightCafe creator, NightCafe AI, and NightCafe AI image generator for a few weeks, and it’s amazing.

In this review guide, I’ve shared useful pieces of information regarding NightCafe working, AI art generation methods, and tips and tricks along with answering some commonly asked questions.


Why I Reviewed The NightCafe AI?

I have reviewed another arc-shift AI tool because everyone is talking about it and levitating to know how it works.

You can read this blog to learn about NightCafe works, key features, tutorials for beginners, and fair tips to improve your hands on creating hyperreal and ultra-realistic images.

Let’s get started…!

NightCafe In A NutShell: Overview


NightCafe can be seen as similar to those platforms that enable users to create AI art from text-based, catering to next-gen AI language and model as an algorithm.

Besides text prompt, it does pretty much everything you need like AI art modes, print-on-demand capabilities, and social media feed for AI images.

Giving you the ability to turn your text into a fanatic and unique piece of art. It has gained demand and many professional to non-professional people are using it for their work.

Here’s a quick overview of the NightCafe:

Founded year 2019
Founded by Angus Russell
Type AI Tool
Ease of use 4.8/5.0
Features 4.7/5.0
Output quality 4.6/5.0
Best for Designing AI art portfolio and network

Also read: What Is Generative AI? Concept, Capabilities, & Applications

What Is NightCafe AI?

NightCafe is an AI art generator platform that allows users to create images from textual prompts or base images (initially using credits) using the endowment of Artificial Intelligence.

It works like any other AI image generator. For instance, prompting text (user’s idea) which acts as a commendation that narrates the AI model to provide results based on it.

NightCafe uses AI to dismantle the final result. In between, it reads and complies with the prompt via the use of various AI models and algorithms.

You might have heard some of them. To name a few; Stable Diffusion, DALL-E, Coherent, and SDXL – all of which aimed to generate realistic-looking, fantasy-style images, and abstract art.

Key Features Of NightCafe Artificial Intelligence

Unlike DALL-E and Stable Diffusion, NightCafe incorporates a range of features and intuitive design that aid usability and experiences.

You could expect powerful AI capabilities, different AI generator modes, social media features, print-on-demand solutions, and much more.

  • Interactive and user-friendly design.
  • Particular settings menu to define usability.
  • Switch between basic to advanced mode.
  • Narration guides and tutorials for help.
  • Complete challenges to earn more credits.
  • Text to image AI and vise-a-versa.
  • Print-on-demand capabilities.
  • Help and support center.

Examples Of AI Art Generated By NightCafe

Here’s some glimpse of AI art created by NightCafe with random prompt instick.

Beautiful flower meadow

Beautiful flower meadow

Cyborg bartender

Cyborg bartender

Whimsical Fairy Wonderland

Whimsical Fairy Wonderland

Humanoid robot with a flamethrower

Humanoid robot with a flamethrower

Getting Started With NightCafe AI (Tutorial For Beginners)

In this passage, you will learn how to use NightCafe as a beginner. There are a total of five phases to learn in all. Mentioned step-by-step will guide you on how to begin with NightCafe as a beginner to create hyperreal images.

Phase One: Create an account

Visit NightCafe’s official website and click on the “Create” button to put yourself in login mode.

There you have two options for creating an account. Choose “Create an instant temporary account” if you want to sign in quickly or choose “Login now” to use your Google and Facebook to sign up.

Create an account

Phase Two: Collect credits

Initially, you get five free credits daily which are utilized for creating images. Usually, NightCafe AI studio takes 1 credit for generating each distinctive AI art.

Luckily, you also get an option to collect more free credits by completing challenges and creating and publishing your first image. And there are more ways too!

Collect credits

Phase Three: Switch to advanced mode

By default, the art studio is in basic mode. Tap on the “Advanced mode” to change.

However, the basic mode gives you general things to do. While in advanced mode, you get an advanced prompt editor and an option to upload a base image.

Description of options available in NightCafe AI art studio:

  • Model: It refers to the AI algorithm on which textual prompt is read and designed as per algorithm efficiency. You can find different models such as Stable Diffusion (varying versions), SDXL 0.9 and BETA, DALL-E 2, Coherent, Artistic, and Style Transfer.
  • Text Prompt: It’s the area where you ideate your thinking and command the algorithm to produce results accordingly. Using an advanced prompt editor, you get the option to select multiple presets and modifiers for better results.
  • Start Image: This helps you to begin your creation process with an image rather than random pixels. You can upload from your computer or laptop.
  • Settings: Here you can have plenty of options to tweak your image or final output. You can select how much output to be produced, not more than 16. You can even select output resolution, runtime, aspect ratio, and overall prompt weight.

Phase Four: Creating an image

Once you define every parameter such as model type, text prompt, output scalability, and settings as per your need, you are then all set for creating it.

In the credit cost section, you can acknowledge how much credit you are investing to create a particular image.

For instance, suppose you want to create an image of a “Retro gas station on Mars” and you get something similar to this.

NightCafe AI Art Generator

You can duplicate, evolve, enhance, download and submit to challenge from more options.

In order to enhance, you can enlarge up to 15.63x which would take 3 credits for doing.

Recheck everything and when you feel confident, click on the “Create” button to generate an AI art from the NightCraft.

Phase Five: Iteration and experimentation

Even when you are done with creating an AI art, you can explore them later from your profile. You can re-tweak, edit, and enhance by trying various models.

Tips To Improve NightCafe AI Art Creation

Okay! That’s too much bluff

It’s time to eat a cake! Here’s some suggestions that I have tried personally to improve my AI art creation from NightCafe.

Keep rehearsing: Make a schedule and time giving to NightCraft for AI art generation. The long you invest your time, the more you grab and improve yourself.

Broaden your thinking: The best way to improve your text prompt and AI art is by exploring and developing unique ideas in your mind. At the end, it is all about a better prompt. Think deeper and create masterpiece AI arts.

Use ChatGPT: With chatgpt 4 you can get answers faster and accurately. Try it and ask for tips and tricks. Additionally, you can grab some inspiring chatgpt prompts for your AI art creation.

Frequently Asked Questions

How does NightCafe studio work?

NightCafe AI art studio works in two ways. Firstly, you can generate an image from a text input and secondly, from a base image and text input.

Is NightCafe good for AI art creation?

Apparently yes and it is good for AI art creation. All of its random or user-generated arts are hyperreal, realistic with a twist of art, color, and grading.

Is the NightCafe generator free?

Yes, NightCafe creator allows its registered users to create AI art for free. Although you can purchase their plan for extra benefits.

Do I need professional knowledge to use NightCafe?

Not too professional like any art course or degree in specific, indeed, but do be aware of its algorithm and modes of working. Primitively with prompt should be clear, concise, and concrete.

Can I sell NightCafe AI-generated artwork?

Yes, the website allows its creators to sell their created AI artworks as NFTs.

Evelyn Addison

Evelyn is an assistant editor for The Next Tech and Just finished her master’s in modern East Asian Studies and plans to continue with her old hobby that is computer science.

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