Artificial intelligence (AI) is undoubtedly one of the most important technologies of our time. It has tremendous potential to alter our future. In a few years’ time, we could be seeing AI robots taking over in spaces like healthcare and manufacturing.
With all this new tech available how will AI impact the graphic design space? We could see graphic design software leverage AI to create complex designs and art. Things that took used to take a designer several hours to accomplish could be streamlined to just a minute. And then there are the implications of using AI to customize graphic marketing and ads based on individual preferences. With technological advances moving at a rapid pace are we at the brink of an AI revolution in design?
Adobe has been at the forefront of graphic design software for more than 30 years. Before technology and computers, graphic designers had to use analog processes to create their work. With technology improvements, design work began moving faster. Creating ads and graphics no longer requires countless hours of time. Instead, designers rely on computers and software like the programs Adobe makes. With so many designers using their software, Adobe is looking to be at the forefront of AI in the graphic design space too with Adobe Sensei their AI tool that accelerates workflow and delivers personalized experiences.
It is entirely possible that we may see an AI-enabled software that can learn the patterns and workflows of the most common design tasks and take over the repetitive ones. This possibility has been viewed from two different perspectives. One segment views automation in graphic design with excitement. The other is concerned about the possibility of losing their job.
AI has become a cornerstone of our lives and we may not have even realized it. Many famous brands like Apple and Facebook have been using AI technology to tag and categorize our photos. This technology has a lot to offer but also a lot to fear.
Today we will be looking at some of the most popular artificial intelligence tools for graphic designers. These are the tools that should be on your radar.
At its core graphic design requires sharpness. Blurry graphics and images just don’t cut it these days. Let’s Enhance is an AI-powered tool that enhances images and graphics without the loss of quality. This tool allows designers to increase the size of an image without making them pixelated.
Rosebud is a tool for creating photos and videos of virtual models. The results can be used for brand advertising or for entertainment. Photoshoots can be time-consuming, and spokespeople are expensive to hire. The Rosebud deep learning software offers customizable model faces that can become the brand of your business. This technology is being used to animate old photos, emojis, artwork, and even real people.
Have you ever had an idea that you wanted to sketch out but didn’t have the time and the moment was gone? If so, then AutoDraw is the AI tool that you need to check out. AutoDraw was created by Google Creative Lab and it takes your fast scribbles and guesses at what you were trying to draw. Want to draw an ice cream cone? Start with the cone shape and add a circle to the top. The AutoDraw AI should automatically guess that you were trying to draw an ice cream cone. This tool can be used to very roughly sketch out your ideas in a fraction of the time.
Is it possible to create an entire brand using AI? Tailor Brands thinks so. With just a few clicks you can have a new business logo and social media package created with your brand colors and style. This tool allows anyone to create a custom brand, on budget, and in just a few minutes.
Front end web designers could soon be moving into development with Fronty, an AI-powered tool that converts images into CSS and HTML. Fronty can perform the work of a web developer in just a few minutes and to pixel perfection.
UIzard can transform hand drawn wireframes into usable mockups for apps and websites automatically. You can watch your ideas come to life instantly with UIzard. Not sure what you’re looking for yet? No worries, UIzard also has pre-made templates that you can customize.
Khroma is an AI tool for choosing colors. You tell Khroma what colors you like, and it uses that information to create an endless variety of palettes for you to use. You can save, search, and discover new and interesting palettes based on colors that you already love.
If you have ever conducted an eye-tracking study, then you know how time-consuming they are. VisualEyes is an AI tool that replaces the eye-tracking study to give you a heat map of your design. It tracks the areas of interest in your design, so you know what users are focused on.
Anyone can become an artist with DeepArt. This AI takes a photograph and turns it into a realistic painting based on the style that you choose. Stained glass, Van Gogh, impressionism, and watercolor, DeepArt can recreate art that is almost indistinguishable from the real thing.
In today’s design world it seems like we are constantly resizing and cropping digital assets. PowerResize is an AI-powered tool that uses face and object recognition to automatically crop and resize your photos to meet web and social media standards. PowerResize can save a ton of time as it allows you to work in batches when needed.
Automation using AI technology has surged over the last decade. While automation is working to make our lives easier, it is also eliminating many jobs. While this technology can make task and time management better, it is unlikely that the graphic design space could ever be completely taken over by artificial intelligence. It will always take some level of higher thinking and creativity to create true art.