Pixel Art Diffusion XL




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Pixel Diffusion is a dedicated checkpoint designed for creating pixel art style images. It has the capability to generate a wide variety of images in the pixel art style, allowing users to produce beautiful and creative artworks. While it may not focus on generating perfectly shaped pixels, it excels in delivering images with the distinctive pixel art style, offering advantages such as vibrant color saturation and the convenience of shorter prompts.

You have total freedom over what this checkpoint can create, use it to generate videos or game assets or even to explore a new style. The VAE has been already baked in.


How To Use:

This checkpoint can be hard to use when generating images without knowing how to get the best images with it, here is a simple list of things to follow to generate beautiful art:

  1. Keep the prompt simple, don't use extremely long prompts, focus on what you need

  2. Use "Pixel Art" at the start or in the beginning part of the prompt, this way you can be sure to achive a pixel art type of image

  3. Use words such as 16 bit, 32 and 64 bit to help the checkpoint understand the style if you are having a hard time getting pixel art

  4. When upscaling remember to use very low Denoise Strength values, don't go above 0.25 or else the image will start to distort

  5. It's preferrable if you don't use words that imply a style that is very different from pixel art, especially in the beginning part of the prompt, prompts such as: realistic, Photography and hyper detailed may damage the pixel art aesthetic, use those only in the last parts of a prompt (if you want to use them at all)

  6. Keep in mind this is not a perfect pixel art image creator, images generated won't necessarily have pixel perfect squares, square may vary slightly in size

  7. Use CFG values between 4 and 12 this way the model is more stable and can generate images better

  8. Pay attention to the LoRAs you are using, some may completely remove the pixel art style from the image

What Are The Best Uses?

You have the freedom to create what you prefer, here are some fields where this checkpoint is best used:

  • Game design, generate images to use as inspiration for sprites in video games, tools, potions, armors and everything else you need for a pixelated game adventure

  • Profile pictures, use it to generate your very own and unique profile picture for all social media platforms

  • Commercial use, interested in using this for your next game/AI related projects? Contact me on my mail (yamer@rundiffusion.com)

  • Learning tool, learn how to make pixel art by generating images with this checkpoint and trying to remake it using external drawing software

  • Animations, generate videos with the pixel art aestethic, this checkpoint can handle animations, see some examples made by RAMTHURST in the gallery below

  • Experimentation, have fun and make something really unique with it, share with friends and enjoy what you create


Creator Note:

Hi, I'm an Italian creator on a mission to spread the joy of using AI to generate images and the progress it has made in the past few years. I craft checkpoints and prompts that anyone can use to generate their own art and share it. My ultimate aim is to be a good creator, sharing the models I create as a hobby with others.

The sharing of a merged model using this checkpoint is forbidden.

The primary objective of this checkpoint is to excel in crafting pixel art at the highest capability achievable by SDXL. Future updates aim to enhance the style, making it even more refined and stable. Delve into the realm of AI-generated art with a pixel art aesthetic, and share your thoughts in the comments below. Don't forget to provide a review and share your pixelated creations for inclusion in the gallery! Unleash your creativity in the realm of 16-bit wonders and enjoy the process! 🤯

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  • Quality: 9.5/10

  • Stability (Variety): 6/10, the lower = the more variety with one prompt

  • Style Flexibility: 3/10

  • CFG resistance: 12/30

  • Style strength: 9/10

  • Image Stability: 9.5/10 (how much the image looks cohesive to the human eye)

Recommended Settings:

Image Quality: 1024x1024(Standard for SDXL), 768x1024 (Used in the showcase) 16:9, 4:3, 6:13

Steps: 30-50

  • Hires Upscaler: 4x_foolhardy_Remacri or 4xUltraSharp

  • Hires upscale: The only limit is your GPU (I upscale 1,5 times the base image, 576x1024)


To achieve a specific nsfw result I recommend to use a SDXL LoRA, this checkpoint can handle nsfw prompts but it is not a nsfw focused model, keep in mind that a SD 1.5 LoRA doesn't work with a SDXL models.

1) Perfect for pixel creatures, gotta generate'em all 2) Imagination is the first ingredient of AI 3) Think outside the hypercube! -Yamer Grimlock

Version Detail

SDXL 1.0

Project Permissions

    Use Permissions

  • Use without crediting me

  • Share merges of this model

  • Use different permissions on merges

    Commercial Use

  • Sell generated images

  • Use on generation services

  • Sell this model or merges


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