Accomplice newsletter #3: New prompt screen, starter images, collections, modifiers, community search, drafts, and more

πŸ“£ Accomplice product updates going into the month of November πŸ‚

"muted explosions of color in a circle on colorful background speedpainting" prompt by @ahow

🀩 Totally overhauled new prompt screen

The new prompt screen. Still as simple as possible but now way more capable.

Now, before I go into how the new prompt screen is better and more capable than ever, first I want to say something very important: Accomplice will always be as simple to use as possible.

The whole point of leveraging AI in design software is to make it possible for anyone to create. Because I believe with a simple-as-possible, friendly, and approachable tool, we all can!

So, just like with the old prompt screen that was just a simple text box, if all you want to do is write a quick prompt and hit create, you can do it! Everything else here is either pre-selected to the previous default – i.e. landscape size and normal quality – or optional – i.e. starter images and collections.

Oh, speaking of starter images and collections…

πŸš€ Introducing starter images

3 examples prompts where Iteration #0 used a starter image

You know what’s cooler than telling an AI what to create? Both telling and showing an AI exactly what you want to create!

What do I mean? Well, by default, Accomplice starts every prompt you create with random red, blue, and green static. You've seen it in the #0 iteration of all your prompts. It looks like this:

Iteration #0 without a starter image

Accomplice uses its knowledge of the world to take your words and mold that static into something that, hopefully, resembles the text in your prompt.

But wouldn't it be helpful if, in addition to telling Accomplice what you wanted it to create, you could show it as well?

Well now you can with starter images!

You can start with a simple shape:

muted explosions of color in a square on colorful background speedpainting by @ahow

You can start with a simple illustration:

Hills of an alien city by @ahow

Or you can start with a picture of your own:

Stack of Rocks by a Lake by James Gurney by @magickalbear

Accomplice comes with several example starter images under the Browse tab, but the real power comes from the images you can add yourself. You can build a collection of go-to starter images and start creating like never before.

I absolutely cannot wait to see what everyone does with this game changing new feature!

πŸ—‚ Organize your prompts with collections

Accomplice started with a few basic places you could put your prompts: the Inbox, Favorites, and the Archive.

But now, in addition to those defaults, you can create as many different Collections as you like.

For Accomplice creators with 100s and 100s of prompts, I hope this greatly improves your workflow!

πŸ’¬ Get helpful hints on what to make with modifiers

Modifiers are what I call the words you can use to influence what Accomplice creates. If you browse the community you'll see them everywhere.

Words like "speedpainting" and "mystical" and "by James Gurney".

Well now I've started collecting all the best, most effective modifiers and adding them to the new modifiers toggle at the top of the prompt creation screen. When you tap it you'll see the above menu with a bunch of modifiers broken down into the categories of Styles, Artists, Mediums, and Subjects.

More modifiers will be added all the time, and if you see one you think should be there just reply to this email and let me know.

And very soon you'll be able to favorite modifiers and add your own custom modifiers for you and your team to use again and again!

The Accomplice Community now has over 650 prompts and is growing faster and faster everyday.

And now you can search it!

You can search it for zombies. For fairies. For watercolor. For minimalist. For Thomas Kinkade. For whatever this is. You get the idea! An already amazing resource is now even better. Happy searching!

✍🏻 Last but not least: drafts

Ever wanted to try out a prompt before you spend the time on all 200 iterations? Especially now with starter images, it'd be helpful to see if you're going to get what you want from a certain approach.

Well now you can with drafts! Drafts are only 60 iterations – versus the normal quality 200 – and get done in way less time.

And once a draft is done you can either discard it or run it as a full prompt.

🀯 And somehow even more!?

  • New dropdown: It is now a whole lot easier to organize and delete your prompts with this new dropdown you'll find underneath all your prompt thumbnails
  • Copy: You can now copy your prompts – as well as any of the prompts that are shared on the Community. Copying takes all the original settings of the prompt – the prompt itself, the aspect (landscape, portrait or square), and any starter image it might have used – and let's you maybe tweak a couple things before running it again. It's super handy for experimentation or creating a series off of the same basic prompt.
  • Remix: In addition to Copy – which takes the starter image if there was one – Remix takes the last iteration as the starter image and let's you tweak the prompt from there. This means you can run a prompt again for 200 more iterations and see what happens! Or you can add "by Van Gogh" to the end of someone else's prompt and get something totally different!

Whew! There was so much new to cover in this newsletter I had to skip the Community Highlights. But they'll be back next newsletter. Happy creating everyone!

Adam
https://accomplice.ai/@adam