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AI Image Generator Tools for Designers

By Simon Owen,
Web Designer, Envisage

AI design tools for designers
AI design tools for designers

In recent years, the use of artificial intelligence (AI) in design has grown significantly. One of the most exciting developments in this area is the emergence of AI image generator tools. These tools utilize machine learning algorithms to generate new images that can be used in a variety of design applications, including graphic design, web design, and even art.

Enjoy these image results from our own experiemental findings.


One of the most well-known AI image generator tools is DALL-E, developed by OpenAI. DALL-E uses a neural network to generate images from textual descriptions. For example, a user can input a phrase like “an armchair in the shape of an avocado” and DALL-E will generate an image of an armchair that resembles an avocado. This tool is incredibly versatile and can be used to generate outrageous images of almost anything you can imagine.

Spiderman at mid eighteenth century party baroque style
A pop art style painting of a psychedelic rock star
Detailed bone carving of a human heart, 3D digital art

Stable Diffusion

Stable Diffusion is another AI image generator tool that has gained popularity among designers. This tool uses a technique called generative adversarial networks (GANs) to generate images. GANs consist of two neural networks that are trained to compete against each other. One network generates images, while the other tries to identify whether the images are real or fake. Over time, the generator network becomes better at creating realistic images that can be used in design applications.

A digital illustration of a steampunk flying machine in the sky with cogs and mechanisms, 4k, detailed, trending in artstation, fantasy vivid colors
A digital Illustration of the Babel tower, 4k, detailed, trending in artstation, fantasy vivid colors
A beautiful mansion with flowered gardens and a fountain, painting, oil on canvas, 4k, detailed, thomas cole


Another popular AI image generator tool is Midjourney, which allows designers to create highly stylised realistic 3D models of objects and scenes. The tool uses a combination of AI and computer graphics techniques to generate images that look like photographs. Midjourney is particularly useful for product designers, as it allows them to visualize what a product will look like before it is manufactured. Here at Envisage, Midjourney is our personal favourite.

A handheld gaming console
Male peacock psychedelic colours symetrical design
Max Headroom in the style of a 70’s science fiction novel

How AI can assist graphic & website design

So, how can these AI image generator tools help graphic and web designers? Firstly, they can save designers a lot of time and effort. Instead of having to create every image from scratch, designers can use these tools to generate new images quickly and easily. This can help designers to be more productive and to focus on other important aspects of their work.

Secondly, these tools can help designers to create more original and creative designs. With AI image generator tools, designers can generate images that they may never have thought of on their own. This can help them to explore new design ideas and to push the boundaries of what is possible.

Finally, AI image generator tools can help designers to improve the quality of their work. By generating high-quality images, these tools can help designers to create designs that are more visually appealing and engaging. This can be particularly useful for web designers, as it can help to increase user engagement and drive conversions.

An exciting development in the world of design

While DALL-E, Midjourney, and Stable Diffusion are all AI image generator tools, they each have their own unique strengths and weaknesses. DALL-E is particularly useful for generating images from textual descriptions, while Midjourney is great for creating realistic 3D models. Stable Diffusion, on the other hand, is particularly good at generating images that look like photographs.

In conclusion, AI image generator tools are an exciting development in the world of design. They can save designers time and effort, help them to create more original and creative designs, and improve the quality of their work. Whether you are a graphic designer, web designer, or artist, these tools can help you to explore new design ideas and to push the boundaries of what is possible.

If you’d like to see AI art generation applied to your commercial art project, do contact us for further information.

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