Artificial intelligence has gained considerable popularity in the technology industry in recent years. Ever since the introduction of Chat-GPT by Open AI last year, everyone has been abuzz and talking about how AI will impact our lives. What changes will it bring? Would there be any adverse effects too? It's a never-ending discussion.
Generally, AI tools and software will help us more than we can imagine. AI systems can process data faster and complete any task within a few seconds more efficiently. For example, robots and automation machines can reduce a lot of workloads. One particular area where AI has significantly impacted recently is graphic design. We all understand that graphics is the art of providing information to users through symbols, images, infographics, etc.
With the help of AI tools, graphic designing has become more productive and innovative, that's for sure, but how much? To what extent will AI help in designing, and what more can we expect this year and, in the future, as well?
Let's take a look at some top trends on how AI will impact the design industry in the current year and the future as well.
7 AI Design Trends to Look For in 2023
Here are 7 ways AI will affect the design industry, but it doesn’t end here; as AI continues to evolve, we might witness something new in the coming years.
- One-Click Image Generation
The AI image generation software, such as DALL-E 2, is one of the most impressive applications of AI in design. This innovative AI system generates images from textual descriptions with just one click.
It is as simple as explaining your idea to DALL-E in as much detail as possible and pressing 'generate' to create an original, unique, realistic image.
The software allows you to:
- Produce an image in a specific style based on a description.
- Apply natural language instructions to existing images.
- Make similar or inspired images that you upload on the software
A significant advantage of tools such as DALL-E 2 is their ability to produce unlimited stock photos. Stock photographers will face challenges as AI develops original images. There is a possibility that the two will have to work together.
- Streamlined Design Process
Artificial intelligence (AI) streamlines the tasks for designers by doing several tasks within seconds that might take several hours. Like tedious tasks cropping, resizing, and color adjusting can be very hectic if done manually but not anymore. AI automates these tasks to create depth in graphic design and allows designers to spend more time doing something more productive.
Aside from that, the designer can use AI tools to generate multiple design ideas with a single command or sketch. Also, AI tools can suggest modifications and improvements to the design. Designers can oversee this process, and their designs can be adapted accordingly.
- Better Image Enhancement
Photo editing is not a new concept. Back in the day, photos were edited manually to improve the image quality, it was very time-consuming work, and many details were missed. Also, it never produced the desired results.
Well, that's not the case anymore; AI tools can do all the editing tasks and improve image quality within seconds. AI image enhancement tools allow you to create high-quality, clear images from pixelated, noisy, or blurry ones. They can also correct lighting problems and adjust contrast and color problems instantly.
Also, AI can upscale an image without losing its quality, this is very useful if you want to print the design on a big flex for advertising.
- Personalized Image Generation
AI algorithms can create personalized designs based on user preferences. It analyzes user data such as search history, social media activity, and demographic information to generate designs tailored to the user's needs.
Many online marketplaces, such as Amazon and Etsy use AI to generate personalized user recommendations based on their browsing and purchase history.
- Hassle Free Background Editing
AI technology has made the process of removing backgrounds easy and quick. Ask any designer about background removal, and their reaction would be negative because, many times, it's not 100% efficient.
AI tools can now detect objects and people using image recognition technology and remove them very efficiently, thereby maintaining image quality. AI analyzes your images and identifies main and secondary objects, and then removes them accordingly as the user wants within seconds. Afterward, you can refine the cut to achieve better results.
- Significant Cost Reduction
AI-driven design tools may help reduce costs for graphic designing, which usually involves hiring a designer and paying them regularly to produce high-quality images and edit them if they are not up to the mark.
However, with the help of AI tools, graphic design creation becomes more efficient and productive, and anyone with little knowledge can do it. Especially individuals and small businesses who don’t have the resources to hire a professional graphic designer can benefit from this.
- Ethical Challenges
Lastly, as AI continues to become more prevalent, we might face ethical issues. Such as AI, generated images and designs lack human intelligence sometimes may not completely meet the requirements which a human designer can fulfill.
Another great concern is AI design tools can be used for creating racial and biased content. If someone trains the AI model on the biased data model, it may produce designs targeting specific stereotypes and discrimination. This is something to remember if someone wishes to create an AI system to provide diverse data and test for any bias in the designs.
The future of AI in design is bright, with new technologies and emerging trends promising to bring something new. However, as with any new technology, there are challenges to be addressed, such as the ethical implications of AI-generated designs as we discussed, and how to correct them.
The success of AI in design will depend on its ability to work in tandem with human designers, augmenting their skills rather than replacing them. By embracing AI and staying abreast of the latest trends and developments, designers can position themselves for success in the rapidly evolving design world.