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How AI is Transforming Design

Artificial Intelligence is a big buzzword roaming in different sectors, and chances are that you may have heard of it too. AI is a broad term and encompasses many other technologies. It gives computers the ability to have human-like intelligence and even surpass human intelligence which provides the most efficient and accurate approach to solve a problem.

From Siri and Google assistant answering our questions to Gmail auto-filling our emails as we type, to Facebook identifying people in images, AI has come a long way. The benefits are countless when applied in the correct manner.

AI has caused exponential changes in different industries. Now, what about the design/creative industry? Robots can automatically control machines and perform tedious tasks, but can they replace the creative human mind? Are designers in danger?

This post will dive deep into how AI is starting to impact the design sector and what the future holds. Let’s get started.

Rise of Artificial Intelligence in the design industry

Artificial intelligence concept image by taa22, 123RF.

In recent years, AI has advanced it’s cognitive abilities and is making a heavy mark in the design industry.

AI paired with design is best suited for optimizing and speeding up projects. Creating alternative and better designs rapidly is the key feature, where designers can leverage off to deliver projects quicker.

Rapid design development with AI results in:

  1. Increased efficiency

  2. Simplifies the creative process

  3. Less prone to error

  4. Reduced costs

  5. Creating numerous designs with alternatives to pick the best one

  6. Saves time

How graphic designers can work hand in hand with AI

Imagine a system in which you choose a type of illustration and color combination, and the system automatically outputs various different illustrations with the same color to choose from. You as a designer can simply pick one which best suits the client’s needs, or you could even tweak it a little, and you’ll have a complete design ready in no time. This is possible with AI.

The same approach can be applied to designing logos, editing photos, creating stunning videos, banners, book covers, infographics and many more. You just have to input a few details, and within seconds, you get the end product.

4 real-world examples of creative AI

1. Photo Editing Tools:

Retouching or editing an image can take several hours. But with the help of AI, you can instantly get the outcome you want in just a few clicks. 123RF AI Editing Tools is perfect for real fast editing fixes.

Another great tool is PIXLR – a free photo editing tool that lets you edit photos effortlessly. Experience next level, intuitive photo editing with AI-powered tools for quick yet professional edits.

Designers used to manually cut out specific areas from images. Now with Pixlr X’s AI Cutout Tool, you just have to select the object you want to cut out, and it does everything automatically for you. Remove image backgrounds from selfies, profile pictures and others without the cumbersome manual work. Within seconds, you get a precise cut out of the image you selected. This totally changes the design game.

2. Creating Logos:

Logomaker by generates hundreds of ready-to-use logo variations in just a few clicks. All you have to do is enter a few details, and within seconds you’ll get logos to choose from with customizable fonts, colors and layouts easily. This is one of the most useful cases for AI in the graphic designing industry.

3. Creating Videos:

Videomaker by lets you create a video in just minutes with its smart AI text-to-video tool which automatically generates a video from a text script. You’re even able to add voice-overs in 20 different languages. Perfect for social media ads, news reports or educational/informational videos.

4. Creating Graphics:

Graphicmaker by gives you free color-editable illustrations to elevate your visual communications. Easily customize illustrations to match your brand identity in just a few clicks.

Future of AI in design

It’s high time to be embedding technologies in our work. AI can help augment the ever-challenging process of development, and carry out tedious and repetitive tasks for us. It is an essential tool that allows industries to save time, cost, and effort.

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