AI Design: The Future of Image creation

3 hours


In this workshop, you will learn how to use artificial intelligence (AI) to enhance your photography and design skills.

This workshop offers hands-on experience in the practical application of AI tools in image creation, covering both free and premium options. We start with an overview of leading AI tools, including Adobe Express, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, Leonardo AI, DALL·E, Topaz Labs, Firefly, and various online resources. Participants will gain insights into how these tools are transforming the design process, making it more efficient and innovative. The session will set the groundwork for understanding and utilizing these tools effectively.

We'll dive deeper into how AI can be seamlessly integrated into your design workflow. Through interactive demonstrations and guided practice, participants will learn to use AI for various design tasks, from basic image enhancements to complex creative projects. We'll explore the unique capabilities and features of each tool, focusing on how they can be leveraged to achieve exceptional design outcomes. We will also focus on crafting compelling AI-driven text prompts and selecting the ideal AI image generator for specific project needs. We'll provide practical strategies for navigating the vast array of tools available, helping participants choose what's best for their needs, whether they're seeking free solutions or considering premium options. This section will also include case studies and real-world applications to demonstrate these concepts in action.

During this workshop, we won't extensively cover the historical background, technical intricacies, ethical considerations, future speculations, or the skill of crafting design prompts for AI models. Our primary focus is on practical applications and creative implementation of AI design.


By the end of this workshop, participants will be able to:

  • Make informed decisions between free and premium AI design tools based on project requirements.
  • Understand and utilize various AI design tools including Adobe Suite, Leonardo AI, DALL·E, Topaz Labs, and Firefly.
  • Integrate AI tools into their design workflows for enhanced creativity and efficiency. - Execute design tasks using AI, from simple edits to complex creative projects. - Craft compelling AI-driven text prompts for image generation.
  • Select the ideal AI image generator for specific project needs.
  • Analyze and learn from real-world case studies where AI tools have been effectively applied.

Who Should Attend

  • Designers and Animators
  • Visual Effects Artists
  • Film and Video Editors
  • Digital Media Students and Educators
  • Digital Content Creators
  • Advertising and Marketing Professionals

Course Outline

Note: The course curriculum listed below is typically covered in class. The instructor may, at their discretion, adjust the lesson plan to meet the needs of the class.

Lesson 1: Introduction to AI Tools in Image Creation

  • Strengths and Limitations of AI in graphic design
  • Overview of Free AI Tools
  • Overview of Premium AI Tools
  • Comparison between popular tools

Lesson 2: AI-Enhanced Design Techniques

  • Mastering AI Text Prompts for Image Generation
  • Working with Leonardo, Dall•E and Firefly
  • Choosing the Right AI Tool for Your Project
  • Hands-on Project: Create with our sample prompts

Lesson 3: Crafting AI-Driven Designs and Tool Selection

  • Building a social campaign with Adobe Express
  • Create dynamic responsive text
  • Use AI recommended fonts
  • Add AI Text effects and Animations
  • Use AI to create various sizes for different platform

Lesson 4: AI-Enhanced Design Techniques

  • Using AI to create a hero frame based on a client brief
  • Exploring Generative fill tools in Photoshop
  • Applying styles or textures to text with a text prompt using Firefly
  • Creating vector graphics from text prompt using Illustrator
  • Upscaling options

Software Used


  • Dall•E
  • Leonardo
  • Runway
  • Midjourney
  • Ideogram
  • Topaz Labs
  • Adobe Express
  • Adobe Photoshop
  • Adobe Illustrator

Note: A premium Midjourney membership is not required; users can simply utilize the free plan offer.

Technical Requirements

Computer Hardware:
A modern computer (laptop or desktop) with 16GB RAM and an 8GB VRAM graphics card.
Adobe Photoshop and After Effects, and specific AI tools (a list will be provided).
Operating System:
A recent version of Windows (10 or later) or macOS (Catalina or later).
Internet Connection:
A stable and high-speed internet connection for using cloud-based AI tools.
Storage Space:
At least 20GB free for installing software and storing workshop materials and projects.
Software Skills:
Basic proficiency in standard VFX and motion graphics software.
Access to specific websites and platforms that might be used for downloading tools or resources, ensuring participants can bypass any potential access restrictions (like firewalls).