The impact of Artificial Intelligence (AI) on the creative industry has been phenomenal. Coming to think of it, when the tech relating to creatives started gaining traction, there was this whole debate on tech versus human creativity. Thankfully, no such argument is hugely popular about AI’s impact on creatives.

In fact, creators and designers are actively using AI tools available online to accomplish a lot of tasks – both creative as well as monotonous. The usual naysayers will obviously have something negative to say about AI. However, at this early stage, too, AI has captured the imagination of designers. 

Let us take a look at some of the best AI tools online for your creative projects. 

  • CF Spark

This is not just one tool. Rather, it is a family of AI tools that facilitates your task in a creative project. It comes from Creative Fabrica, which is a popular platform that offers digital assets for crafters and creatives.

Under the CF Spark Family, you can find the image generator CF Spark Art that allows you to convert your text-based instructions to stunning images as per your requirement. If you are at a loss for words, you can use CF Spark Writer to write attention-grabbing copy. CF Spark Patterns can help you with creating patterns that can be used in digital papers. Finally, tools like CF Spark Sketch, ImageMix and Prompt Builder can add a lot of value to your project.

All in all, CF Spark is a complete package in itself.

  • Alpaca

Talking about AI tools that can help you, it is impossible to ignore Alpacas. If you are looking for a tool that helps you with creating awesome graphics, then you must look no further than Alpaca.

It is a plugin that, when used in Photoshop, results in impeccable illustrations in a few steps. Even if you are just looking to do some basic editing on photos, Alpaca is a good choice, as you can use its filters. On the other hand, it also has advanced features which can be used by professionals.

  • Runway

Enough about images. Let’s talk video editing now. Editing a video is a humongous task with tons of elements to take care of. Runway is a video editing tool powered by AI that automates a lot of tasks, such as video stabilization.

When dealing with objects and scenes, the use of Runway can make video editing a breeze. The only issue that users reported with Runway is the slow computation speed which can be borne out as the comparative manual editing process takes far longer.

In the success of any AI tool, the prompt and its response are key. While most AI tools work on a text-based prompt, Stable Diffusion also works well on an image-based prompt.

For the uninitiated, Stable Diffusion is a Photoshop plugin that can be used to add AI-generated art to an image. In most cases, this enhances the impact that your photo may otherwise have.

A major issue with Stable Diffusion, however, is that it is difficult to focus on the face in an image the same way a human edit can. Over time, this is sure to improve.

  • Dream Studio

This AI tool uses an OpenAI tool called DALL-E and helps you create amazing pictures with the help of a text prompt. While it uses DALL-E, it offers additional features like customization options which can take your image to the next level.

The best part about Dream Studio is that it is open-sourced, meaning it is freely available for you to use. However, the premium version is a bit too expensive. Still, this fact has not affected its growing popularity.

  • Scalenut

The content that Scalenut generates is as witty as its name. Be it content research or creation, Scalenut is always a good AI tool to try for both long-form and short-form content. Along with AI, it uses NLP (Natural Language Processing) too for the creation of content.

Compared to editing images and videos, the adaptability of AI in content creation is much faster. Not only does Scalenut speed up the process of content creation, but the readability of the content is also refined. 

AI is here to stay. But this should not be understood to mean that human creativity has a lesser role in any creative project now. Rather, it is the experience and knowledge of humans with creativity that makes the use of AI an efficient process. Otherwise, AI tools would not be able to generate the results that we see today. 

Lastly, the above list is not an exhaustive one. There are numerous hidden gems when it comes to AI tools that can be used for creative projects. Is there any tool that you know of which deserves to be on this list? Let us know in the comments below.