ChatGPT + DALL-E 3 = A Masterful Illustrator for Any Article

Can you picture this? Hand over a piece of text to ChatGPT or even have it whip up something new, and watch as it crafts an illustration just for it! What was once a dream is now a reality, thanks to DALL-E 3.

This tech is revolutionizing content creation! Now, not only can you generate text, but you also have a handy illustrator in your corner. And here’s the kicker—it’s as easy as 1, 2, 3:

  1. Team up with DALL-E 3 to pinpoint the spots perfect for illustrations.
  2. Let DALL-E 3 conjure up a prompt, and then watch as the magic unfolds with unique illustrations.
  3. Grab those fresh-off-the-press illustrations and pop them right where they belong.

But hey, don’t just take my word for it. Let me show you using 4 distinct article types: tutorial, concept, fiction, and poem.


Imagine I have a snazzy article—courtesy of ChatGPT—on crafting an herb garden for your windowsill.

First order of business? I teamed up with DALL-E 3 to spot the prime locations for illustrations. I whipped up this prompt, slotted in the article below, and bam!

Identify the best places to incorporate illustrations that will significantly enhance the impact and engagement of the {article}. Please clearly mark these locations with a label such as [Illustration 1], without adding any additional notes after the label.


DALL-E 3 highlighted all the picture-perfect spots for me.

identify illustration locations by dalle 3

With DALL-E 3’s guidance on where to place illustrations, I took the reins and crafted a precise prompt:

Create very detailed prompts for each illustration and then proceed to create illustrations based on these prompts. You will be creating four illustrations in a batch.

Once I fed this to DALL-E 3, it got to work and soon, voila! 4 dazzling illustrations were in front of me.

Of the lot, two truly stole the show. One delved deep into the world of plants, showcasing not just its beauty but also tagging the pot.

The other one is a dynamic portrayal of herb-planting techniques, complete with lively hand gestures.

Now, all that’s left? Grabbing these illustrations and nestling them into our article.

Using this nifty method, I dived into illustrating a variety of articles.

  • Concept
  • Fiction
  • Poem

And guess what? The outcomes were nothing short of spectacular!


Understanding the Water Cycle (Generated by ChatGPT)

The water cycle, also known as the hydrologic cycle, is the continuous journey water takes as it moves from the Earth’s surface to the atmosphere and back again. This cycle plays a crucial role in providing our planet with a consistent supply of freshwater. Let’s break it down step by step.

  1. Evaporation: This is the starting phase of the water cycle. When the Sun’s rays heat water bodies like oceans, lakes, and rivers, the surface water turns into water vapor, rising into the atmosphere. Plants also contribute to this process through transpiration, where they release water vapor from tiny pores in their leaves.
Illustration of a calm lake under a brilliant blue sky by dalle 3
  1. Condensation: As the water vapor rises, the cooler temperatures in the upper atmosphere cause it to cool down and change back into liquid form, forming clouds. This is similar to how water droplets form on the outside of a cold drink on a hot day.
Illustration of a premium-looking water bottle made from recycled materials by dalle 3
  1. Precipitation: Over time, these water droplets in the clouds combine and grow. When they become too heavy, they fall back to the Earth’s surface in the form of rain, snow, sleet, or hail. The type of precipitation we get depends on the temperature and atmospheric conditions.
Photo of a landscape divided into four distinct section by dalle 3
  1. Collection: After falling to the ground, water doesn’t just stay there. Some of it flows along the surface in streams and rivers, eventually ending up in oceans and lakes. Other parts might sink into the ground, becoming part of the underground reservoirs known as aquifers. From here, the process starts all over again, with the water either evaporating directly from these bodies or being taken up by plants.
Watercolor painting of water collection by dalle 3

The water cycle is a beautiful, continuous process that ensures life on Earth has a consistent supply of freshwater. Every drop of water you drink or use has been through this cycle countless times in its history on our planet. The next time you see a raindrop or a glass of water, think about the incredible journey it’s been on!


The Curious Case of Office Plant #47 (Generated by ChatGPT)

Lena worked in a monochrome, drab office. The grey cubicles stretched endlessly, filled with employees typing away. The only bright spot in the entire floor was the row of potted plants by the windowsill.

Illustration of a monochrome office setting by dalle 3

One Monday, Lena noticed a new addition: Office Plant #47. It was different. Its leaves, rather than being simply green, shimmered in a kaleidoscope of colors, reflecting moods and emotions.

Illustration of a captivating plant labeled 'Office Plant #47' by dalle 3

Curious, Lena approached her colleague, Raj. “Did you notice Plant #47? It seems…empathetic.”

Raj laughed, “It’s just a plant, Lena.”

Throughout the day, Lena noticed that whenever someone was stressed or upset, Plant #47’s leaves turned dark and cloudy. Whenever there was laughter and joy, it sparkled brilliantly.

Wide illustration showcasing two distinct scenarios side by side by dalle 3

Intrigued, Lena decided to care for it. She would water it, play music, and even talk about her day. And every time she approached, the plant would shimmer in a soft, soothing palette of colors.

Word spread around the office about the “Magic Plant,” and soon, Plant #47 became a little therapy corner. Employees would come by, talk to it, share their worries, or just sit by its soothing presence.

Wide illustration showcasing an office corner  by dalle 3

By the end of the month, the atmosphere of the office had transformed. There was more laughter, camaraderie, and understanding. And right at the heart of this change was the vibrant, empathetic Office Plant #47.


Tune: Sunny Sand

Over old trees wreathed with rotten vines fly evening crows;

A traditional Chinese ink painting by dalle 3

Under a small bridge near a cottage a stream flows;

Chinese ink painting that immerses the viewer in a pastoral landscape by dalle 3

On ancient road in the west wind a lean horse goes;

Chinese ink painting capturing a serene moment on an ancient road by dalle 3

Westward declines the sun; Far, far from home is the heartbroken one.

Chinese ink painting illustrating a picturesque coastal scene where the setting sun by dalle 3

Final Words

While DALL-E 3 is a powerhouse at crafting text, sometimes it trips up. Notice a typo in an illustration’s text? No sweat! Tools like Canva can help you iron out those kinks.

A quick heads-up: conjuring images of recent artists or high-profile folks is a no-go with DALL-E 3—it’ll raise a red flag. If you find yourself in this pickle, a swift rephrase of your prompt, keeping DALL-E 3’s guidelines in mind, should do the trick.

Got a burning question or a lightbulb moment? Dive into the comments—I’d love to hear your thoughts!

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