Crafting Whiskey Bottle Designs with AI Art Tool Blue Willow

Author: Testing AITime: 2023-12-29 07:00:01

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Introduction to Designing Products with Blue Willow

Blue Willow is an AI image generation tool that works very well for product design. Compared to some other AI tools, Blue Willow has a simple and minimalistic set of commands that make it easy to iterate on designs. There are only a few key commands needed to get started with Blue Willow for product design projects.

Why Blue Willow Works Well for Product Design

The images produced by Blue Willow have a stylized look to them rather than being ultra-realistic photographs. This makes the tool well-suited for designing products like furniture, bottles, and more, where you want a product render rather than a photo-realistic image.

Key Blue Willow Commands

The key Blue Willow commands used for product design are:

  • slash imagine - generates images based on a text prompt
  • aspect ratio - sets the aspect ratio of generated images
  • negative prompt - removes unwanted elements from generated images
  • dash dash b1 - uses Blue Willow version 1

Blue Willow Account Setup

To use Blue Willow, you first need to create an account. Refer to the first video on my channel which explains step-by-step how to set up a Blue Willow account.

Step-by-Step Process of Designing a Whiskey Bottle

In this section, we will walk through the process of designing a custom whiskey bottle using Blue Willow.

Generating Initial Whiskey Bottle Designs

We start by simply prompting Blue Willow to generate some initial whiskey bottle designs using: slash imagine whiskey bottle. This gives us a set of options to choose from for our starting design.

Upscaling a Favorite Design

Next, we identify a design from the initial results that we want to refine further. Using the upscale command 'u3', we create a larger high resolution version of this design to work from.

Incorporating Branding and Specifications

Now we start to customize the design by adding in branding elements and other specifications. We upload the image to an image hosting site to get a URL link for it. Then we add this link to our prompt along with text indicating a brand name we want incorporated.

Iterating On Designs

With each iteration, we make small tweaks to the prompt to modify elements like materials and styling. We go through several iterations, downloading and re-uploading images to show Blue Willow what changes we want it to make next. This allows us to progressively refine the design.

Final Whiskey Bottle Design

After a dozen or so iterations, we end up with a final whiskey bottle design featuring metallic elements and custom branding as originally envisioned.

Conclusion and Next Steps for AI Product Design

In conclusion, Blue Willow provides a simple yet powerful platform for designing products. Its ability to take an initial design and progressively refine it through iterative prompting makes defining and creating custom products very achievable.


Q: What is Blue Willow Used For?
A: Blue Willow is an AI art tool that is especially useful for designing products, due to its minimalistic interface and well-suited features. It allows you to iterate on photorealistic product designs.

Q: How Do You Design Products with Blue Willow?
A: The key to designing products with Blue Willow is to start with a basic prompt, upscale favorite designs, incorporate specifications through text prompts, and iterate by changing prompts and regenerating images. Review what works and doesn't work.

Q: What Products Can You Design with Blue Willow?
A: Blue Willow can be used to design all sorts of products including bottles, furniture, electronics, apparel, jewelry, household items, and more.

Q: What Features Does Blue Willow Have?
A: Key Blue Willow features include changing aspect ratios, adding negative prompts, using different model versions, upscaling images, and inserting direct image URLs into prompts.

Q: What Other AI Tools Can Be Used?
A: Beyond Blue Willow, other AI art tools like Midjourney, Stable Diffusion, and DALL-E 2 can also be used for product design in a similar iterative way.

Q: How Do You Optimize AI Artwork?
A: Strategies like upscaling images, iteratively editing prompts, using different model versions, comparing multiple outputs, and combining elements of various designs can help optimize AI artwork.

Q: What File Formats Work Best?
A: For product design, JPEG and PNG file formats generally work best to retain image quality across iterations.

Q: How Long Does It Take to Design Products?
A: The time needed depends on the complexity of the product, but expect at least 30 minutes to an hour minimum for simple products by iteratively trying different prompts.

Q: What Skills Do You Need?
A: Some design sense is helpful, but the iterative process allows those new to design to experiment and achieve products through trial and error.

Q: Are There Other Tutorials?
A: Yes, on my YouTube channel I outline step-by-step tutorials for designing other products like apparel, furniture, electronics, and more using AI.

* This blog post is a summary of this video.