How to create photo-realistic images from rough sketches

It doesn't seem that long since Google unleashed its DeepDream technology and the nightmarish image possibilities of deep learning neural networks, and gave birth to this harrowing designer quiz.

Since then the world of neural network-powered image trickery has been blazing ahead at a terrifying rate; a few months ago we introduced you to Neural Doodles, a way to turn simple doodles into fine art, and now there's a new technique that goes even further.

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Jim McCauley

Jim McCauley is a writer, performer and cat-wrangler who started writing professionally way back in 1995 on PC Format magazine, and has been covering technology-related subjects ever since, whether it's hardware, software or videogames. A chance call in 2005 led to Jim taking charge of Computer Arts' website and developing an interest in the world of graphic design, and eventually led to a move over to the freshly-launched Creative Bloq in 2012. Jim now works as a freelance writer for sites including Creative Bloq, T3 and PetsRadar, specialising in design, technology, wellness and cats, while doing the occasional pantomime and street performance in Bath and designing posters for a local drama group on the side.