Jersey City — Looking for ways to speed up your editing process? Artificial intelligence is the answer.
If you’ve been following my recent coverage on AI and its uses for early-career professionals in varying fields from journalism to being an influencer, then you already understand how platforms like ChatGPT have become a crucial tool for saving time at work.
By inputting written requests into AI platforms, users can save time on writing emails, researching topics, organizing data and more. While it is less talked about, AI can be equally helpful for those in visually creative fields like photography or graphic design.
Here are three ways that Gen Z visual journalists and graphic designers can use generative AI to their advantage:
Image enhancement and restoration
With the ability to analyze vast amounts of visual data, AI can identify and repair imperfections in photos. This includes enhancing colors, removing flaws and even reconstructing missing or damaged parts of an image. These AI-powered tools can save photographers significant time and effort in post-processing, which can be crucial for early-age Gen Z photographers who may just be learning how to edit photos.
AI can also serve as a tool to create visual content that does not yet exist in the world through the process of image synthesis. By using generative AI photographers can generate lifelike images that look convincingly real but do not exist in the physical world. This opens up a world of creative possibilities, allowing photographers and graphic designers to visualize mock-up concepts and explore different editing styles without the constraints of reality.
One of the most notable use cases for early-stage photographers and graphic designers is AI’s ability to generate design through specific instructions. AI algorithms can be trained on vast collections of design assets, allowing them to generate novel and visually appealing designs based on specific criteria or user preferences. This can streamline the design process, provide fresh inspiration, and can help designers overcome creative blocks.
Keeping it gee, generative AI has revolutionized the way that professionals in all industries can advance their crafts. As generative AI continues to scale, we can expect further breakthroughs that will shape the future of photography and graphic design, making it an exciting time to be a part of these fields.
Miranda Perez (she/her/hers) is a Jersey City, NJ-based journalist who covers the tech industry. Follow her on Twitter and Instagram: @mimithegee.
Edited by NaTyshca Pickett