Transforming Design: Innovative AI Tools for Artists and Designers

We understand that AI art generation can be concerning for artists and designers. With advancing technology, many artists and designers worry about how AI art generation may impact their careers. However, we are here to demonstrate how AI art can be a tool that supports designers throughout their creative process, through OpenArt’s new features: Sketch to Image, Creative Variation, and Magic Brush.

Sketch to Image

Many designers start with rough sketches in order to visualize their idea before commiting to a final design. Amy is one of them.

Sketch to Image helps Amy transform her initial hand-drawn sketches into realistic representations of the final product, which is a significant game-changer in her creative process. It saves her time, allowing her to focus on adding intricate details and experimenting with different color schemes and effects.

One of Amy’s most recent projects involves working on rebranding for a local coffee shop. Amy sketched a simple illustration on her tablet but was undecided on the color palette or composition. She decided to try Sketch to Image to see if it could help her. To her surprise, OpenArt was able to turn her sketch into a fully rendered image with beautiful color combinations and style. The results she got preserved her authenticity, and her original sketch still shined through.

Take a look at Amy’s before and after to gain a better idea of what you could create with Sketch to Image.

Slide arrows to compare before and after!
  1. Upload your sketch.
  1. (Optional) Describe what you want to get a better output. YES, the prompt is completely optional.

The beauty of this feature being optional is that it eliminates the time spent crafting a prompt altogether. Compared to many other popular AI art generators that currently exist in the market, promptless art creation is what makes OpenArt unique. In this example, Amy prompted, “coffee beans on tree.”

  1. Select your level of creativity. 

The default option for this feature is “similar.” This means that the generated image will maintain the same elements as your original. Choosing “creative” will result in the AI deviating further from your sketch. In this example, Amy selected “similar.”

  1. (Optional) Pick a Style
  1. (Optional) Pick a Color Theme
  1. Generate up to 16 Unique Images

Want to try it out? Visit and get creative!

Creative Variation

Have you ever tried to create a new color? Try it now. Hard, right? Humans are designed to create. It brings us joy, gives us purpose, and makes us feel alive. But the hardest thing about creative work is visualizing something that doesn’t exist yet.

In this section we will introduce how designers can use OpenArt’s Creative Variation tool to explore different versions of their design, and assist with fighting creative block.

Olivia Anderson is a graphic designer who was hired to design a visual of a food spread for a website. She needs to make many different copies and produce different styles that her client can choose from, and with a tight deadline.

Olivia decides to use this image as her starting point.

Here are some of the variations that OpenArt was able to generate for her:

Olivia wrote “food illustration” for the description, and had the similarity slider set to “creative.”

Obviously the designs aren’t perfect, but Olivia now has a collage of images that she can use as inspiration as she creates her final design. One could say you can compare Creative Variations to creating your own personalized mood board.

She tells us what she loves about Creative Variations.

“I appreciate that I can choose the AI generated details to incorporate into the final design. I love that the images produced don’t stray too far away from my original image and the details it is able to generate is just fascinating. Having this many (or even infinite) choices feels like an incredible artistic privilege.” 

-Olivia Anderson

Another one of our users anonymously states what they think of this new feature:

“Very practical and essential to have in real world applications, especially for coming up with multiple concepts for an idea/client as it frees creative roadblocks.”

-Anonymous user

As AI technology continues to advance, we can expect the creative variation feature to become an indispensable piece of technology in a designer’s toolkit. It complements human creativity and empowers designers to explore uncharted territories.

Magic Brush

Many designers struggle with the time consuming and often intricate process of manually adding/removing details, textures, and effects to digital artwork. Magic brush enables you to paint exactly where you want your image edited, saving designers time and increasing productivity.

Let’s use Amy, our designer featured at the beginning of this article, as an example.

Amy’s client wants to visualize what this image would look like without the beans on the floor.

She is able to use magic brush to easily highlight the item she needs edited, and is quickly able to show her client a version she might like better.

Note that sometimes the edited image can come back a little bit blurry, but it is an easy fix.

Once you have saved the new image, hit “Click To Upscale: X4”

Now that the image is upscaled, here is a before and after of how the Magic Brush removed the coffee beans. Note that the second image is upscaled, while the first is not to highlight the difference in quality.

Slide arrows to compare before (with coffee beans) and after (without coffee beans).

This feature is pivotal to how efficiently designers can explore adding and subtracting elements and experiment with different textures and colors. Magic brush liberates designers from the constraints of time consuming detailing, granting them freedom to explore new ideas.

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