Search

Clip Skip Stable Diffusion: A New Way to Generate Images

images of pretty women

Greetings! I’m Vicky and a dedicated enthusiast of Stable Diffusion, the incredible AI tool that transforms text prompts into captivating images.I enjoy experimenting with various configurations and choices to witness the diverse outcomes they yield. Today, I’m thrilled to introduce you to a novel feature called Clip Skip.

What is CLIP Skip Stable Diffusion and how does it work?

Clip Skip is a feature in Stable Diffusion that allows users to skip layers of the CLIP model when generating images. The CLIP model is a large language model that is trained on a massive dataset of text and images. It can be used to generate text descriptions of images, and to match images to text descriptions.

When Clip Skip is enabled, Stable Diffusion will only use the first few layers of the CLIP model to generate images. This can make the image generation process more efficient, and it can also lead to more creative and interesting results.

By skipping the later layers of the CLIP model, Stable Diffusion is free to generate more creative and unexpected images.

The Clip Skip feature is a powerful tool that can be used to generate a wide variety of images. It is especially useful for generating creative and unexpected images. If you are looking for a way to make your image generation more creative, then you should definitely try using the Clip Skip feature.

How to use Clip Skip?

Automatic1111 has a feature called Clip Skip. It is not enabled by default, but you can activate it by adding the value of Clip Skip in the “Settings” > “User Interface” tab of the Automatic1111 web UI. Please refer to the image below for instructions on how to activate Clip Skip. Once you have added the value, click on Apply Change and Restart UI.

By default, the Clip Skip value is set to 1. You can adjust the slider value to skip more layers of the CLIP model. Please refer to the image below. 

Getting started with the Clip Skip

Start with a low value of Clip Skip: If you are new to Clip Skip, it is a good idea to start with a low value, such as 1 or 2. This will help you to get a feel for how the feature works without generating too many unexpected images.

From the below example, with the prompt “Portrait photo of muscular bearded guy in a worn mech suit, light bokeh, intricate, steel metal, elegant, sharp focus” was used with clip skip starting from 1 to 5. The results show that the image generated with clip skip 1 is the most similar to the prompt, while the images generated with higher clip skip numbers deviate from the prompt and become more stylized. You can choose the image that best suits your expectations.

In the example below, if you are generating an image of a unicorn, the first few layers of the CLIP model will only tell Stable Diffusion that the image should contain a unicorn. The later layers of the CLIP model will start to add more specific details, such as the breed of horse, the color of the unicorn, and the unicorn’s pose. So, from the example below, you can see that up to clipskip 6, we can see the unicorn. After that, the image has completely changed into a different subject.

Prompt : an concept art of a Unicorn, Pink hair , rim lights, digital art, focus on subject, close shot, focus on material and structure, masterpiece

In the example below, we’ve used the same starting idea and made different pictures with Clip Skip values of 1, 3, 6, 9, and 12. As the value gets bigger, the picture might have a character with dark skin, but the skin color could be softer. The character’s hair might be blonde, but styled differently. The body might be attractive, but not as curvy as said in the starting idea.

The old house with lots of vines will still be in the picture, but it could look more artistic or unusual. The vines might be more twisted, and the house could look more run-down.

Using Clip Skip on this starting idea will make the picture more dreamy and imaginative. The picture will still have the main things from the starting idea, but they’ll be shown in a more creative way as the Clip Skip value goes up.

Prompt : Dark Skin, Blond hair with a fishtail braid and a messy bun, abandoned house with overgrown vines, beautiful body, Beautiful character design

Best practices and tips for using Clip skip

  • Start with a low value of Clip Skip: If you are new to Clip Skip, it is a good idea to start with a low value, such as 1 or 2. This will help you to get a feel for how the feature works without generating too many unexpected images.
  • Experiment with different values of Clip Skip: Once you have a basic understanding of how Clip Skip works, you can experiment with different values to see how they affect the generated images. You may find that a higher value of Clip Skip produces more creative and interesting images, but it may also produce less realistic images.
  • Use Clip Skip with abstract prompts: Clip Skip is especially effective when used with abstract prompts. This is because abstract prompts do not contain a lot of specific details, so Clip Skip has more freedom to generate creative and unexpected images.
  • Be patient: It may take some time to find the right combination of settings and prompts to generate the perfect image with Clip Skip. Don’t get discouraged if you don’t get the results you want right away. Just keep experimenting and you will eventually find the perfect settings for your needs.

Prompt: Photo of a greek god statue, rim lights, digital art, focus on subject, focus on material and structure, masterpiece

Here are some additional tips for using Clip Skip:

  • Use Clip Skip for prompts that are difficult to generate images for: If you are having trouble generating images with a specific prompt, you can try using Clip Skip. Clip Skip can help to generate more creative and unexpected images, which can be helpful for prompts that are difficult to generate images for.
  • Use Clip Skip to generate images for specific moods or feelings: Clip Skip can be used to generate images that evoke specific moods or feelings. For example, you could use Clip Skip to generate an image that is calming, peaceful, or mysterious.
  • Use Clip Skip to generate images for specific stories or concepts: Clip Skip can be used to generate images that illustrate specific stories or concepts. For example, you could use Clip Skip to generate an image that depicts a battle between good and evil, or an image that represents the journey of a soul.


Join Our Tech Community!

Subscribe & get an instant FREE gift! + receive news, updates, and special gifts straight to your inbox.

You Might Also Like

Where Should We Send The Gift?

Provide your name and email, and we’ll send the guide directly to your inbox!

How to Create the Perfect ChatGPT Prompt for Precise Answers!

Crafting an effective prompt is a learnable skill. Your choice of words in the prompt directly influences ChatGPT’s responses. This guide will show you the key elements for getting the right response.