Creating an NFT Collection: A Step-by-Step Guide for Non-Coders using NFTs2Me and IPFS

Creating your own NFT (non-fungible token) collection can seem like a daunting task, especially if you lack coding skills. However, with the help of some tools and the guidance of experts like Alberto from NFTs2Me, creating your own generative art collection is a breeze. In this article, we will walk you through the process of creating your own NFT collection with zero coding skills, and show you how to easily upload it to IPFS for free.

The first step in creating your own NFT collection is to install a wallet extension on your browser, such as Metamask. This extension will allow you to manage your digital collectibles and interact with the Ethereum blockchain. Once you have the extension installed, you can access the NFTs2Me platform and start creating your collection.

On the NFTs2Me platform, you will find a variety of layers that you can use to create your collection. These layers include backgrounds, bodies, dresses, faces, and hair. To get started, you can download a pre-existing project or create your own from scratch. For the purpose of this demo, we will download a pre-existing project and restore it. The restoration process is quick and easy, and once it is complete, you will have all the layers of your collection at your disposal.

When creating your NFT collection, you can preview how the layers will look when combined. You can change the order of the layers by simply clicking and dragging them, which will affect the final appearance of your collectible. For example, if you put the background layer on top of all the other layers, the final image will only show the background and nothing else. To change this, you can simply drag the background layer to the bottom and the final image will show all the layers as intended.

Each layer in your NFT collection also has different rates of appearance and rarity. For example, the dresses layer may have a 25% chance of appearing in your final image. You can adjust the rates of each layer to make certain elements of your collection more or less common. For example, if you want a clown element to be more common than others, you can increase its rate of appearance to 40%. Conversely, if you want a vampire element to be very rare, you can decrease its rate of appearance.

In addition to adjusting the rates of appearance for each layer, you can also use the auto background feature to increase the number of combinations in your NFT collection. This feature generates different colors for your background, based on the resolution of your images. For example, if you set the auto background feature to generate 12 different colors, you will have 12 different combinations of your tokens.

Once you are happy with the final appearance of your collection, you can generate the art. Before doing so, it is important to adjust the settings of your collection. One of the most important settings is the collection size. By default, the collection size is set to 12, but you can increase it to over 1000. This increase in collection size also increases the number of combinations of your tokens. However, if you increase the collection size too much, you may have repeated combinations. To avoid this, you can set the option to allow repeated combinations, and increase the collection size up to 20,000.

Another important setting is the likelihood of appearance of each layer. By default, all layers have a 100% chance of appearing in your final image. However, you can adjust this setting to make certain elements of your collection more or less common. For example, if you don't want every token to have a body, you can decrease the likelihood of appearance of the body layer to 50%.

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