[Stable Diffusion Repair] Image model and basic repair settings

[Stable Diffusion Repair] Image model and basic repair settings

AI  Learning Assistant No 1
AI Learning Assistant No 1
July 31st, 2023

Image model and GUI

We will use Stable Diffusion AI and AUTOMATIC1111 GUI. See my quick start guide for setting up in Google’s cloud server.

Basic inpainting settings

In this section, I will show you step-by-step how to use inpainting to fix small defects.

I will use an original image from the Lonely Palace prompt:

[emma watson: amber heard: 0.5], (long hair:0.5), headLeaf, wearing stola, vast roman palace, large window, medieval renaissance palace, ((large room)), 4k, arstation, intricate, elegant, highly detailed (Detailed settings can be found here.)

Original image

It’s a fine image but I would like to fix the following issues

  • The face looks unnatural.
  • The right arm is missing.

Use an inpainting model (optional)

Do you know there is a Stable Diffusion model trained for inpainting? You can use it if you want to get the best result. But usually, it’s OK to use the same model you generated the image with for inpainting.

To install the v1.5 inpainting model, download the model checkpoint file and put it in the folder


In AUTOMATIC1111, press the refresh icon next to the checkpoint selection dropbox at the top left. Select sd-v1-5-inpainting.ckpt to enable the model.

Creating an inpaint mask

In AUTOMATIC1111 GUI, Select the img2img tab and select the Inpaint sub-tab. Upload the image to the inpainting canvas.

We will inpaint both the right arm and the face at the same time. Use the paintbrush tool to create a mask. This is the area you want Stable Diffusion to regenerate the image.

Create mask use the paintbrush tool.

Settings for inpainting


You can reuse the original prompt for fixing defects. This is like generating multiple images but only in a particular area.

Image size

The image size needs to be adjusted to be the same as the original image. (704 x 512 in this case).

Face restoration

If you are inpainting faces, you can turn on restore faces. You will also need to select and apply the face restoration model to be used in the Settings tab. CodeFormer is a good one.

Caution that this option may generate unnatural looks. It may also generate something inconsistent with the style of the model.

Mask content

The next important setting is Mask Content.

Select original if you want the result guided by the color and shape of the original content. Original is often used when inpainting faces because the general shape and anatomy were ok. We just want it to look a bit different.

In most cases, you will use Original and change denoising strength to achieve different effects.

You can use latent noise or latent nothing if you want to regenerate something completely different from the original, for example removing a limb or hiding a hand. These options initialize the masked area with something other than the original image. It will produce something completely different.

Denoising strength

Denoising strength controls how much change it will make compared with the original image. Nothing will change when you set it to 0. You will get an unrelated inpainting when you set it to 1.

0.75 is usually a good starting point. Decrease if you want to change less.

Batch size

Make sure to generate a few images at a time so that you can choose the best ones. Set the seed to -1 so that every image is different.


(Same as original)

Sampling steps




Image size

704 x 512

Face restoration


Sampling method

Euler a


Stable Diffusion v1.5 inpainting

Mask content

latent noise or latent nothing

Inpaint at full resolution


Denoising strength


Inpainting results

Below are some of the inpainted images.

Inpainted images

One more round of inpainting

I like the last one but there’s an extra hand under the newly inpainted arm. Follow similar steps of uploading this image and creating a mask. Masked content must be set to latent noise to generate something completely different.

The hand under the arm is removed with the second round of inpainting:

Use inpainting to remove the extra hand under the arm.

And this is my final image.

A side-by-side comparison

Left: original. Right: inpainted 2 times.

Inpainting is an iterative process. You can apply it as many times as you want to refine an image.

See this post for another more extreme example of inpainting.

See the tutorial for removing extra limbs with inpainting.

To see more content about Stable Diffusion from zero click:https://www.hayo.com/article/64c21001ef669957a0d21e63

Reprinted from View Original


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