AI Design

The Future of Image Creation

Length of Workshop – 3-4 hours

Price: $299

This workshop provides attendees with hands-on experience using AI-powered image creation tools, both free and premium. Explore leading tools like Adobe Express, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, Leonardo AI, DALL·E, Topaz Labs, Firefly, and online resources, discovering how these tools enhance the design process, making it more efficient and innovative.

Attendees will learn to seamlessly integrate AI into their design workflow, from basic image enhancements to complex creative projects through interactive demonstrations and guided practice. Emphasis will be on understanding the unique capabilities of each tool and their contribution to exceptional design outcomes.

The workshop also covers crafting compelling text prompts and selecting the right image generator for specific project needs, along with practical strategies for choosing the best tools, whether seeking free solutions or considering premium options, all illustrated with real-world case studies.

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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.

Note: Platforms/software used in this workshop are owned by outside companies. Use of such platforms/software does not equate to NAB and/or FMC’s agreement and/or endorsement of the policies and/or practices of those platform and/or software companies. Indeed, NAB and FMC assumes no responsibility or liability for the same.

Lesson 1: Introduction to AI Tools in Image Creation
  • Overview of Free AI Tools
  • Overview of Premium AI Tools
  • Setting Up for AI-Assisted Design
Lesson 2: AI-Enhanced Design Techniques
  • Using AI for Image Enhancement and Editing
  • Creative Design with AI (Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator)
  • Advanced Techniques with Leonardo AI and DALL·E
Lesson 3: Crafting AI-Driven Designs and Tool Selection
  • Mastering AI-Driven Text Prompts for Image Generation
  • Choosing the Right AI Tool for Your Project
  • Case Study Analysis of AI in Commercial Design
  • Hands-on Project: Implementing AI in a Design Task
Software Used
  • Adobe Photoshop
  • Adobe Illustrator
  • Firefly
  • ChatGPT 4
  • Leonardo AI
  • Topaz Labs
  • More tools based on the exercise files
Technical Requirements

Computer Hardware:
A modern computer (laptop or desktop) with 16GB RAM and a 8GB VRAM graphics card.

Adobe Photoshop and After Effects, and specific AI tools (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).

Instructor - Eran Stern

Eran Stern

Adobe Certified Instructor, Subject Matter Expert and A.I. Collaborator. Eran Stern is renowned for his expertise in assisting designers to refine their skills in VFX and motion graphics. He has developed several online courses for LinkedIn Learning and actively shares his expertise through weekly updates on YouTube. Straddling the line between geekiness and coolness, Eran continues to inspire and educate in the dynamic world of design.