Apps Use Cocreator in Paint app in Windows 11

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This tutorial will show you how to use the Cocreator feature in the Microsoft Paint app on a Windows 11 Copilot+ PC.

The Paint app included in Windows 11 is a simple and powerful graphics editor with a range of uses. You can edit images quickly or create masterpieces with the tools in this app. Once you’re done, you’ll be able to save and share your files in almost any format.

Cocreator is a new feature in the Microsoft Paint app that allows you to create amazing artwork with the help of AI. You can enter a text prompt and start drawing on the Paint canvas, and Cocreator will generate beautiful artwork based on your input as you draw.

The Cocreator feature makes use of the Neural Processing Unit (NPU) to generate images locally on your computer. There are no restrictions on how many images you can generate. However, to use Cocreator, you need to sign in with your Microsoft account and be connected to the internet to access cloud services that ensure safe use of AI.

To use Cocreator, you need a Copilot+ PC announced by Microsoft this spring. You also need to update the Microsoft Paint app to the latest version available in the Microsoft Store.


EXAMPLE: Cocreator on Copilot+ PC

Here's How:

1 Open the Paint app.

2 Click/tap on the Cocreator icon in the ribbon. (see screenshot below)

3 Enter text you want in the "Describe what you'd like to create" box. For example, you can type "a cat in a garden" or "a spaceship in the sky". Be as descriptive as you can of the elements in your drawing.

4 Start drawing on the canvas with your mouse or stylus. You can use any tools or colors you want. For best results, use the colors you desire in the output, broader brush strokes and the fill up the canvas as much as you can.

5 As you draw, you will see AI generating artwork in the side pane based on your text and sketch.
  • Adjust the Creativity level by moving the slider. Lower creativity means less AI input and the output will be closer to your sketch. Higher creativity means more AI input and the output will be more imaginative and diverse.
  • Select a Style option from the drop-down menu. You can choose art styles like watercolor and oil painting to customize the artwork you create.
6 When you are satisfied with your artwork, click/tap on the generated image in the side pane to apply it to the Paint canvas. You can keep editing it or save it.


That's it,
Shawn Brink

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