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How to Use Canva AI Tools: A Comprehensive Guide

Updated: Oct 13, 2023

In the realm of digital design, Canva AI is a game-changer.


With its user-friendly interface and powerful AI integration, what used to take hours in professional design software like Photoshop now takes mere minutes in Canva.


This guide will walk you through the new suite of AI tools Canva offers, ensuring you get the most out of this innovative platform.

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The New Suite of Canva AI Tools 👇🏼



1. Magic Design


Magic Design is a tool within Canva's Magic Studio that allows you to easily create appealing designs with the help of AI. Simply add your prompt - a short explanation of what you want to generate - and generate your designs.



How to Use It

  1. Use the Canva search bar or access “Design” within your current design

  2. Write your prompt (what design do you want to create?)

  3. Press “Enter”


Canva will mix and match designs based on your input and display a variety of design options for you to choose from. You can further refine your designs by changing categories or media types if needed.


Example

  1. Go to the Canva search bar

  2. Add your prompt: “Clean fitness gym poster"

  3. Press "Enter"

Example of how to use Canva AI Magic Design

Canva's AI will generate a selection of fitness-related poster designs. You can browse through these designs and choose the one that best suits your needs.


Magic Design accelerates the brainstorming phase, offering a rich array of design ideas to refine and finalize.



2. Magic Design for Presentations


Magic Design for Presentations is a tool that helps you create slide designs. It uses AI to quickly generate presentation templates based on your prompts.


How to Use It

  1. Create a presentation

  2. Write your prompt (what is the topic of the presentation?)

  3. Press “Enter”


This will initiate the AI-driven design generation process. Canva will use AI to create various presentation designs that match your input. You can review and select from the generated presentation templates and customize them as needed.


Example

  1. Open your presentation or create a new

  2. Write your prompt: "Vision Deck for my Interior Business"

  3. Press "Enter"

Example of how to use Canva AI Magic Design for Presentations

Canva's AI will generate a selection of presentation templates suitable for your interior design theme. Browse through the available designs and select the one that aligns with your brand or style. Customize the chosen presentation template by adding your content, images, and text.


Magic Design for Presentations simplifies the process of creating professional-looking slide decks, saving you time and effort in designing engaging presentations for your business or projects.



3. Magic Design for Video


Magic Design for Video allows you to generate video designs and templates using AI. It simplifies the video creation process by allowing users to input their ideas and preferences and then automatically generates video designs based on those inputs.


How to Use It

  1. Create a new video design

  2. Select at least three files to add to your video

  3. Write your prompt (what kind of video you want to create?)

  4. Press "Enter"


This will start the AI-driven video design process. Canva will analyze your input and generate a video design. Customize the video as you’d like.


Example

  1. Create a new video design

  2. Select your files

  3. Write your prompt: "Scary video to promote a haunted business"

  4. Press "Enter"

How to use Canva AI Magic Design for Video

This triggers the AI's video design generation process. Customize the video as you’d like.


Click here to see the AI generated video (with no additional edits).



4. Magic Write


Magic Write is a tool that uses AI to assist users in creating written content. It offers several functions, including text generation, summarization, rewriting, adding playful elements, and spell-checking. Users can input their requirements, and Magic Write generates text based on those inputs.


How to Use It

  1. Go to Canva Magic Write and click “Try Magic Write”

  2. Write a short prompt describing what you want to write

  3. Click “Generate”

  4. Review the generated text and make any necessary adjustments


Example

  1. Try magic write

  2. Write a short prompt describing what you want to write

  3. Write “top 5 interior design trends 2023”

  4. Click "Generate"

  5. Review the generated text and make any edits or refinements

How to Use Canva AI Magic Write

This will now help you write your first draft, fast.



5. Magic Switch


Magic Switch allows you to easily change the format of your designs. Whether you want to resize a design of an Instagram post for a Pinterest pin, or transform a presentation into a blog post, this new AI tool has you covered.


How to Use It

  1. Open your Canva design

  2. Click the “Magic Switch” button

  3. Choose the option you’d like

    1. Translate document

    2. Transform into document

    3. Resize


Example

  1. Access your poster design

  2. Click the “Magic Switch” button

  3. Choose “Translate”

  4. Select “Spanish”

  5. Click "Translate."

How to Use Canva AI Magic Switch

Canva's AI will translate the content on the poster from English to Spanish



6. Text to Image Generator


Canva’s text to image generator allows you to use LLM to generate images.


How to Use It

  1. Open your Canva design

  2. Click on “Elements”

  3. Scroll to “AI image generator” and click “Generate your own”

  4. Choose your style and aspect ratio

  5. Describe in a prompt what image you want

  6. Click “Create your image”


Example

  1. Access your wedding design

  2. Click on “Elements”

  3. Scroll to “AI image generator” and click “Generate your own”

  4. Write the prompt: “Bohemian, rustic event venue at dusk with hanging lights”

    1. Style: Photo

    2. Aspect ratio: Landscape

  5. Click “Create your image”

How to use Canva AI Text to Image Generator

Canva’s text to image generator will create your image.


You can then further improve the images with Magic features:

  • BG Remover: Removes the background with one click

  • Magic Eraser: Removes specified objects on your image

  • Magic Expand: Expands the image

  • Magic Edit: Change specified objects on your image

  • Magic Grab: Moves specified objects on your image

  • Grab Text: Moves text on your image



Further Reading: How to Use Canva AI


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Conclusion


The integration of AI in Canva has reinvented the design landscape, making sophisticated design more accessible than ever.


While powerhouses like ChatGPT and Midjourney certainly shine in their niches, Canva's AI enhancements fortify its position as an indispensable asset in modern design.




FAQ


How do I get access to Magic Write?

Magic Write is available across the Visual Suite in Canva. Try it with a Canva Doc or sign up for access.

What can Magic Write create for me?

How is AI text generated?

What is Canva Presentations?

How can I share and export my presentations created with Canva?

What is Magic Design for presentations?


1 Comment


Dorvey
Mar 03

I think your article is missing a video tutorial on integrating artificial intelligence into Canva. I think that because of this, your blog will be the most viewed. If you haven't worked with video recording before, you can find out a few ways to record a screen on a Mac here. Perhaps it will be useful to you.

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