Tokens in search of a map.
Some time ago I managed to put together some tokens using Midjourney. I think they are good enough to be used in my maps and I want to share them here (I used them here). They are far from being as good as those done by any real artist... BTW, they look like that:
... these are inspired by the real super good master Moebius.
Now... I also put together some frames (same shameless process as above). Eg:
The full collection, some frames and a krita file to apply frames to images are all in a google drive folder here (I could probably provide a PSD or gimp file if needed). Note that most of the frames in the file are not "right" for these images, from a stylistic point of view. But you can use them for more fantasy or sci-fi tokens if you have the proper images.
With the krita file (similarly to photoshop or gimp) is also possible to add some small effects -already present- to the tokens (eg a pergamen-ish, slate-ish, or wood-ish background.. or all of them). In the file, you just have to select (make visible) the images you want and save the png.
Let me know if a more detailed guide is welcome. 😅
I hope you like them.
IMPORTANT NOTE BELOW: All the images above originated from Midjourney (and have been then modified by me) for which -at the present date- the following therms of service apply.
PS: I know there is a lot of debate about using this kind of tool (I mean AI images generators). If someone is offended by this message and the community agrees, I will delete the post.
Those look great !
Thanks @JimP ☺️
Here some extra examples:
Not that it likely matters, but the US copyright office has ruled that AI art, even if there is human input, cannot be copyrighted. This applies both to Midjourney's claim to the art and obviously any art you use from AI.
But, I doubt that simply using some token created by an AI would nulify the copyright to one's entire map.
That was quite an interesting read. From what I could take out of it, only the original author could claim copyright, so in this case would be Midjourney would be able to claim copyright. However, since Midjourney is not human, I don't think could then claim copyright from what I could tell in the paper. The big debate is in how those AI tools were trained, and if that is then breaching copyright of the original artists. I am not a lawyer, but I do find this whole thing very fascinating.
Be like someone commissionng an artist to draw something where you give instruction, but you are not generating the image. The artist if they are human would hold copyright to the material, but not to the creative works that the material is used in. Also in a similar way I think, would be like Mike Schley, he generates artwork for Wizards of the Coast. He still retains copyright as the creative input, but Wizards can use it in their products and hold copyright on the product.
Using the tokens in a map, I think you would be able to claim copyright on the map itself, but not the tokens. You would possibly need to attribute to Midjourney as the creator.