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Draft for r/NoSleep
Been listening to CreepsMcPasta on Youtube and decided to try my hand at a r/noSleep story. Check it out!
Here is part of my short story WIP, just for your lovely eyes!
Stable Diffusion keeps screwing up my portrait
In that final generation, that's when I noticed something being added to her face that wasn't there before. There was a white dot just under her left eye. It appeared on the third image of the 20th pass. Now, AI is not perfect, not by a long shot. I have seen and laughed at the same 20 finger hands and backwards knees that everyone else has. I also made sure to run a script to clean up any bizarre multiple eyes in one socket problem (oh the nightmare fuel) and the previous grids printed of this woman did not have that white dot. I have scanned the previous generations in the image grid and no where did she have that dot. It was so obvious, unmistakable because she had dark cool toned skin. Yet there it was. Thankfully, I wasn't a fan of this artist's style, so I just ignored it. I had plenty of other lower resolution portraits I could easily upscale, so I chose my favorites and moved on to the next step of the workflow. Except, when I began the upscaling process, I noticed that when the Upscale script got to the part of her face between her left eye and the top of her cheek, it would paint in that damn spot. I interrupted the process, added "(skin pigmentation, vitiligo)" into the negative prompt, upped the weight of the Control net tile and started the damn upscaling again. You can guess where this is going. The white spot was once again under her eyes, but I swore it was a little bigger. This time, I let the upscaling finish and then brought the result into the Inpainting section of the Automatic1111GUIi. I selected that white dome and made sure that the prompt fit with all the other previous, NON-WHITE-SPOT images and tried a repaint. It didn't work. The damn mark was still there and I couldn't get rid of it through Stable Diffusion. I also swear that it was just a wee bit bigger. No longer the size of a needle, but now more akin to thumbtack. It also was just some odd pigmentation. The white was actually a cream color with dark yellow at the edges. It was bulging on the model's skin like a persistent zit. My stomach churned. How it would look if it popped? Can you imagine all that pus and fat oozing down that otherwise flawless cheek, leaving a gross, infected sore? I had to stop fucking with it. I wasn't going to spend more hours on Stable Diffusion when I could easily touch it up on Clip Studio. That was part of my workflow anyways. I had blur and painted over that peculiar blemish with Clip Studio, smoothed it out, enhanced the stylization of the image with my own self-taught skill and loaded it to my portfolio. No other AI generated and Digitized portrait came out with it so maybe it was just the control net finding something after 20 generations? I don't know and I just wanted to finish getting the offer out. This was suppose to be a fun break from all of my other commissions and merch designs and I was going to keep treating it that way.
Sweet dreams my lovelies!
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