OpenAI’s Dall-E2 text-to-image generator’s latest trick allows you to expand an image beyond its original edges. This new feature is called "outpainting."
Outpainting will allow you to extend and add fishes around the baby in Nirvana’s Nevermind album art because, why the hell not?
In this article, I put the new feature to the test by extending five iconic album artworks seamlessly. Let’s see what they look like.
The Beatles — Abbey Road
(1969, cover art photograph by Iain Macmillan)
This Beatles album art was shot on the morning of August 8, 1969, and created the most famous zebra crossing in the world.
I didn’t really add a lot of artifacts on the side. Just extended the trees and added the baby and the red car.
It looks pretty cool, right?
Nirvana — Nevermind
(1991, album cover art by Robert Fisher)
Spencer Elden was the child on the record, and he is still not sure how he feels about being on the cover. On the one hand, he thinks it’s an honor, but on the other, he thinks it’s weird that millions of people have a picture of his penis on the cover of a CD.
Since he’s just a baby in the photo, I decided to add a bunch of sea creatures around him to give it a playful vibe.
(1974, album cover art by Mick Rock)
Queen II is the British rock band Queen’s second studio album. Queen II was the end of the first part of the band’s career. It was regarded as the band’s “heaviest” album.