Cog implementation of dataautogpt3/ProteusV0.2
merged with RealCartoonXL to fix issues with inability to understand tags related to anime or cartoon styles at just a weight of 0.5% out of 100% using custom scripts with slerp like methods.
Version 0.2 shows subtle yet significant improvements over Version 0.1. It demonstrates enhanced prompt understanding that surpasses MJ6, while also approaching its stylistic capabilities.
Proteus serves as a sophisticated enhancement over OpenDalleV1.1, leveraging its core functionalities to deliver superior outcomes. Key areas of advancement include heightened responsiveness to prompts and augmented creative capacities. To achieve this, it was fine-tuned using approximately 220,000 GPTV captioned images from copyright-free stock images (with some anime included), which were then normalized. Additionally, DPO (Direct Preference Optimization) was employed through a collection of 10,000 carefully selected high-quality, AI-generated image pairs.
In pursuit of optimal performance, numerous LORA (Low-Rank Adaptation) models are trained independently before being selectively incorporated into the principal model via dynamic application methods. These techniques involve targeting particular segments within the model while avoiding interference with other areas during the learning phase. Consequently, Proteus exhibits marked improvements in portraying intricate facial characteristics and lifelike skin textures, all while sustaining commendable proficiency across various aesthetic domains, notably surrealism, anime, and cartoon-style visualizations.
Settings for ProteusV0.2
Use these settings for the best results with ProteusV0.2:
CFG Scale: Use a CFG scale of 8 to 7
Steps: 20 to 60 steps for more detail, 20 steps for faster results.
Sampler: DPM++ 2M SDE
Resolution: 1280x1280 or 1024x1024
please also consider using these keep words to improve your prompts: best quality, HD, ~~aesthetic~~.
if you are having trouble coming up with prompts you can use this GPT I put together to help you refine the prompt. https://chat.openai.com/g/g-RziQNoydR-diffusion-master