Canva, the popular graphic design platform, has recently announced the addition of a suite of new features that will make designing easier than ever before.
The announcement was made during the Canva Create virtual event held recently.
The company has introduced AI-powered tools, such as “Assistant,” which allows users to search for design elements, get quick access to features, and provides design recommendations on graphics and styles that match their existing design.
One of the most exciting new features is “Magic Write,” an AI-powered copywriting assistant that was launched in December. As of today, Magic Write will be accessible within all Canva project types, from Presentations to social media graphics, flyers, and more. Prior to this expansion, Magic Write was only accessible in Canva Docs. This feature allows users to write website copy or presentation summaries and ask Magic Write to list social media strategy ideas for a new product launch. The tool takes into account the type of project you’re working in when suggesting copy. In addition, Canva announced that Magic Write is now available in 18 languages.
Canva has also launched other AI-powered tools such as “Magic Design,” a tool that allows users to upload an image and then select a style to get a curated selection of personalized templates that they can customize.
“Magic Edit” is another new feature that lets you add or replace anything in an image. You can identify where you want to add something and then describe it to Magic Edit. The new “Magic Eraser” feature allows you to clean up unwanted details in images by brushing over the area.
Canva is also launching “Beat Sync,” which automatically matches video footage to a soundtrack of your choice, and a new “Translate” feature that automatically translates text in designs to over 100 different languages. With these new features, Canva is making it easier for users to create professional designs without the need for extensive design skills.
In addition to the new AI-powered tools, Canva has introduced a set of new features that users have requested. The company is launching “Draw,” which lets you sketch a simple shape, like a circle, and then have it transform into a polished circle. A new “Layouts” feature allows users to add content to a page and get recommendations for layout ideas for a design, whereas “Styles” gives users the ability to browse suggested color palettes and fonts. A new “Layers” tool can be used to see all elements in one place, including text, shapes, images, and video.