Microsoft Designer is a new tool that uses OpenAI’s DALL-E 2 to create stunning designs in an instant. Available to select testers in private beta, Microsoft Designer is part of the technology giant’s Microsoft 365 Copilot offering and is believed to be the company’s answer to Canva.com, a popular PowerPoint alternative for quick designs.
Microsoft Designer is nothing like PowerPoint. As the name suggests, it should create “designs” such as social media posts, banners for your e-commerce platform, school projects such as invitation cards, signs or logos, and much more.
You can start with your image or use Microsoft’s AI to automatically create one. This web app is versatile and can create different types of images. The best feature? The search bar uses Open AI’s DALL-E, which allows Microsoft Designer to create images or illustrations from scratch based on descriptions.
Suppose you can describe your vision in a short text. In that case, Microsoft Designer can create unique graphics for your projects and the result will be very realistic, thanks to the DALL-E 2 integration.
Get started with Microsoft Designer
When you open Microsoft Design (designer.microsoft.com), you will see a “Let’s start with your content” pop-up. You must describe your design for the system to generate
visual, customizable layouts. You can create an image from scratch or use an existing image.
“This is a new and evolving system, so it can create things you didn’t expect. If you find a creation unexpected or offensive, please send us feedback so we can improve it,” Microsoft warned.
You can find everything in Microsoft AI, select the image you like the most and add it to the canvas.
Design ideas appear on the right based on your project description and selected image. You can choose the template and title your project; then you will see updated designs.
Choose the design and start customizing it.
The central focus of your design is right in front of you, with several tools to the left to help bring your vision to life. Your work is automatically saved as you make changes.
You can choose from several images tailored to your design or choose your own shape, illustration, photo or icon.
In addition, you can add a heading, subheading or body text and choose from different text styles to suit your preference.
Select a color scheme and text style combination that perfectly complements your design.
In addition to these tools, several options are available at the top of the Microsoft Designer workspace.
With so many templates, graphics, photos, text styles, shapes, colors, and more, you can customize the experience to get the design you’re visualizing.