Google’s AutoDraw tool helps you doodle better

AutoDraw, a new web-based tool from Google, aims to make drawing — drawing well, that is — more accessible by using machine learning to give your doodles a boost.

The free tool — Google ‘s latest AI Experiment — works on phones, computers and tablets, pairing machine learning with drawings created by artists, designers and illustrators.

A video explains, “Your phone can help you do anything fast. It just can’t help you draw something simple fast.” Want to make a quick party flyer, for example? “Where do you even go for that? You probably have to download some app or buy a design program.”

 

 

AutoDraw — “a drawing tool for the rest of us” — was created with this issue in mind.

 

To make such a flyer, or a poster, or any other drawing, go to the AutoDraw site and start doodling. Draw something that looks like a cake, for example, and a suggestion tool will offer pre-existing drawings of a cake for you to choose from.

 

When you’re in the mood to create drawings all your own, turn off the suggestion tool and doodle away.

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