June 15, 2023

Elementor Image AI Beta First Impressions

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This Elementor Image AI Beta tutorial focuses on the new feature that allows you to generate and customize images using AI within your WordPress site. This tool, currently in beta, is already showing immense potential in revolutionizing how we create and manage images on our websites.

Elementor Image AI is not just about generating images, it’s about creating visuals that align with your site’s aesthetics and your brand’s identity. Whether you want a photorealistic image of the Eiffel Tower at sunset or a digital art version of a cityscape, Elementor Image AI has got you covered. It’s all about giving you the power to create, customize, and optimize your images, all within the familiar Elementor interface.

Ferdy Korpershoek will guide you through the process of activating Elementor Image AI, creating prompts, adjusting images, and exploring the various features and benefits of this tool.

Using Elementor Image AI Beta

  1. Install and Activate Elementor
    Navigate to the backend of your WordPress website, go to plugins, add new, and search for Elementor. Click on Install and activate it.
    Install and Activate Elementor
  2. Activate Elementor Developer Edition
    Go to Elementor settings, features, and turn them all on. Scroll up and install the Elementor Developer Edition. Update the plugin if necessary.
    Activate Elementor Developer Edition
  3. Connect to Elementor Account
    To use AI images within Elementor, you need to connect your website to a free Elementor account. You can do this by clicking on connect in the Elementor interface.
    Connect to Elementor Account
  4. Generate AI Images
    You can generate AI images in two places within Elementor – in the elements (for instance, the widget element) and in the container (style and background). To generate an image, describe the image you want, select the image type, style, and aspect ratio, and click on generate images.
    Generate AI Images
  5. Customize AI Images
    You can customize the generated AI images by expanding the image, adding areas, and describing what you want to add in those areas. You can also create variations of the image by changing the image type and style.
    Customize AI Images
  6. Use Pre-made Prompts
    Elementor Image AI also provides pre-made prompts that you can use to generate images. You can further customize these images by expanding them and adding descriptions. Check out the dedicated page for Elementor Prompts.
    Elementor Pre Made Prompts
  7. Use AI Images as Container Background
    You can use the generated AI images as the background for your containers. This is especially useful for creating visually appealing hero sections on your website.
    Use AI Images as Container Background

Why Elementor Image AI Might Help You

The broader implications of this tutorial extend beyond the scope of simply generating and customizing images. By learning how to use Elementor Image AI, you’re equipping yourself with a skill that has wide-ranging applications in the field of web design.

Enhance Visual Appeal

AI-generated images can significantly enhance the visual appeal of your website. With the ability to generate and customize images according to your specific needs, you can create a visually consistent and aesthetically pleasing website that resonates with your brand identity.

Save Time and Resources

Traditionally, creating custom images for a website requires considerable time, effort, and potentially, money. With Elementor Image AI, you can generate high-quality images in a matter of minutes, saving you valuable resources.

Avoid Copyright Issues

Using AI-generated images can help you avoid potential copyright issues that can arise from using copyrighted images. The images generated by Elementor Image AI are free to use, providing you with peace of mind.

Future of AI in Web Design

As we delve deeper into the realm of AI, it’s clear that its potential in web design is vast. In the future, we could see AI being used to generate perfect product images based on photos taken from different angles. This could revolutionize product photography, making it easier and more cost-effective for businesses to showcase their products online.

Common Issues with Elementor Image AI

  1. Low Resolution
    Currently, the resolution of the AI-generated images might be low. This is expected to improve as the tool is further developed.
  2. Inaccurate Image Generation
    Sometimes, the AI might not generate images accurately based on the prompts. This is a common issue with AI and is expected to improve as the technology evolves.
  3. Limited Prompts
    As of now, there are a limited number of free prompts available for generating images. However, more prompts can be purchased from Elementor.

Interview about AI with the Yoast CEO

In a recent interview with the CEO of the Yoast plugin, Joost De Valk shared his insights on the impact of AI on web design and SEO. You can read our summary: The AI Impact on SEO: Interview with Joost De Valk from Yoast SEO.

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