Next up in our Canva AI tools review is magically creating presentations.
All you have to do is describe the presentation you’d like to see.
And they’ll write up and design a draft for you instantly.
You describe your idea in a few words and watch it smartly fill the slides with your story.
So let’s see how it gets on at describing itself.
Here it gives us a few options and you can see it’s already started to generate more compelling text.
It’s changed from Canva AI tools to Canva game-changing AI.
Seems like everything is game-changing these days.
Everybody wants to change the game.
Why can’t we just keep playing the same game?
That’s my question.
It’s a level change.
It’s a platform change.
You have a few options to choose from.
My Thoughts on the Generated Presentations
I’m gonna say, I like this jolly yellow.
Go ahead and click on create my presentation to start rendering it out.
Or you can start again for new options.
And here you can see it’s already created some text in the introduction.
Canva’s new AI tools use machine learning to suggest design elements, color schemes, and font pairings that best fit your content.
AI tools are software programs that use artificial intelligence to automate tasks, make predictions, and improve user experience.
I would say that’s a little bit broad and I would probably not use such a piece of writing in my text.
You can also see that it’s inputted an image for us.
But it’s completely cropped out the most interesting part.
But you can make that yourself slightly easier.
Checking for the Accuracy of the Content Generated
Let’s continue seeing what else it has said about itself: Canva’s new AI tools.
Canva’s AI Background Remover can instantly remove backgrounds.
Canva’s AI-powered color palette generator creates personalized color palettes.
I have not so far seen an AI color palette generator.
So, it’s not necessarily true on that fact.
I would also like to see an image that relates more closely to the text.
Images Not Cropped Well
And once again, it hasn’t cropped particularly well.
But you can simply do that in a matter of seconds yourself.
It’s also got watermarks and it seems to want to prefer to use premium content to make you pay for the licenses.
It’s interesting that in this presentation, the color scheme is all over the place.
We’ve had yellow slides, plain white slides, and now this terracotta slide.
It doesn’t feel so coherent with the color themes.
Canva’s new AI tools will help you design faster smarter and more efficiently.
Let our AI suggest design layouts and fonts for you.
That’s very true.
And it’s also a good piece of copy.
Use of Cliche Elements
Though I have to say that the image suggested is hideous.
Do you agree that light bulbs are overused metaphors for creativity?
I certainly think so.
Overall, l I’m very impressed with the quality of the presentation that has been generated with Canva’s text-to-presentation tool.
However, my only criticisms at the moment are, is that it seems to only present premium images to use in your presentation.
And the metaphors it’s drawing between the text and the imagery are incredibly cliche, overused, and amateur.
But I think it could work more effectively with a less challenging topic.
I think finding imagery to work well with AI is a big challenge.
This is because it’s very easy to go down the road of these anthropomorphized robots for all of your imagery or use a light bulb for an idea.
They’ve also introduced their Magic Write tool which is a text-generation feature allowing you to easily create content directly inside of Canva.
So this takes a tool like ChatGPT and allows you to use its functionality when designing.
This is a great example of applying text generation AI to a real-life use case without having to leave the platform to go into another application.
You can see in this example, it’s asking the AI to list social media strategy ideas for a new product launch.
And it instantly suggests creating a content strategy to publish regular posts and other sensible ideas which are a great starting point.
Magic Write is also available in 18 languages.
So, if you’re writing in another language, they got you covered.
Text to Image Generator
They’ve also got their text-to-image generator.
But this is one of the less original and exciting features of Canva.
It has already been used to create more than 60 million images.
They’re also trying to work on some animation features for their AI tool suite.
The animation tool now allows you to draw an animated path for your elements to move along.
Finally, we have Brand Hub in our Canva AI tools review.
Canva is using this tool to target teams and businesses to organize all of their diverse brand assets in one place.
Everything from their brand templates and brand guidelines to their fonts, graphics, logos, projects, and more.
All be available in a single centralized Library which is a little bit like a Google Drive inside of Canva for quickly accessing different media for your brand.
It’s great if you are working with a larger team and you want to align your different media.
More than 125 million people use Canva’s design tools and that’s up 35 million in just the last six months.
Canva is offering a real alternative to Adobe
Canva is extremely accessible and it has a certain playfulness to its interface.
It also creates a platform where you can easily create across different media very quickly.
That inherently affects the user experience of Canva where there are so many different things that you can do in one place, especially, with it being a web tool.
It can be a little bit bewildering which is the exact opposite of their unique proposal when they first came on the market.
However, they do create a wonderful visual interface and they have such a great integration of templates.
They make it easy to create something that looks fairly good, fairly quickly.
Comparing Experience with Adobe and Canva
I spent a long time getting used to Adobe tools when I was younger.
And I feel more comfortable using those tools when I’m doing some real design work.
I like that they have a slightly more professional aspect to them.
It’s much easier to create detailed changes inside Illustrator Photoshop or Premiere.
But Canva has fixed a problem in the design software market and it will be very interesting to see these two Titans of the design world go head to head.
Canva democratizes design and allows everyone the ability to quickly generate meaningful pieces of design work.
And now with its AI tools, it is taking its offering to the next level.
I believe there’s space in the world for both Adobe and Canva.
And in some ways, they are not mutually exclusive.
Some people, of course, who would have used Adobe, are now using Canva.
But I can also imagine many people who have used Canva for a long time, wanting more control and nuance to their work, will switch over to Adobe.
Eventually, I think it’s a natural progression to start with the simplest software and slowly move up to more advanced software.
When I was editing, at first, I would use iMovie and it took me time to move into Premiere and feel comfortable there.
I think understanding some of the concepts around design work, and design processes are great.
You can get your head around first before moving into a more complex environment that gives you complete control.
Thanks for watching our Canva AI tools review.
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