June 16, 2023

Here’s How to Unlock the Power of AI Certificate Maker (+ Prompt Tips!)

“ChatGPT, I want you to be my AI certificate maker from now.” Well, it’s not that simple (yet). Asking Artificial Intelligence for help isn't the same as asking Siri or Alexa to play your favorite song.

However, what if I told you there's a way to use AI to create beautiful certificates effortlessly? Especially if you have trouble coming up with ideas – AI can help here a lot.

We want to show you how. In this blog post, we'll explore how creating certificates with AI-powered tools work, the benefits they offer, and the secrets behind successful AI-produced certificate designs. Let’s learn how to involve Artificial Intelligence in the process of certificate generation.

Artificial Intelligence as an AI certificate maker

Machine learning gives you the ability to develop AI-based algorithms that can interpret data and decide how to act on it. This same technology can now be used to streamline the creative process of certificate ideas at some point.

What is an AI certificate maker?

AI certificate generator uses a certain database that it processes. For example, Adobe Firefly uses Adobe Stock, etc. It means that AI won't create something out of nothing. When responding to a prompt, AI platforms analyze information from the database and process different design elements, like color, font, and shape, to craft unique certificate designs.

Note! AI is not ready yet to generate customizable certificate templates, but you can use it to create some certificate elements, such as backgrounds or icons. Such AI systems as Midjourney or DALL·E 2 can’t handle text and letters on images yet as well.

All in all – AI is capable of helping you find certificate ideas, generate backgrounds, or give you concepts for certificate themes. It can be a huge add-on to a certificate tool, but it will not replace the possibilities that such tools as Certifier gives.

Certifier + Artificial Intelligence combo

Certifier online certificate maker is a tool that allows you to create personalized certificates from scratch. Along with it, it provides a wide range of professionally-designed certificate templates, plus the ability to send certificates in bulk.

Within its drag & drop intuitive design interface, you can change elements without advanced design skills. It also simplifies the whole delivery process by its integration with, e.g., Google Sheets and the option to pull over the recipients’ data in a click. And there is no problem with generating certificates in bulk – you just have to set up attribution on certificates, and voilà! You enjoy a seamless design experience.

Certifier gives you most of what you need – but if you feel that you are stuck somewhere in the middle of the creation process, AI tools can give you the power to push it further.

➡️ Get to know Certifier stunning certificates closer: 15 Free Attendance Certificate Templates & Inspirations

AI certificate generators to use in the certificate creation process

The number of tools to generate images is growing with AI's popularity. As they are all based on machine learning, most of them still provide free versions. Thus, every prompt and data you enter there feeds AI with information it can process further – it grows as more users join. Which of the available effective solutions are the best at the moment?

#1 Midjourney

Midjourney works in quite an atypical way. You have to invite the bot to your server on Discord – there's no web app provided. It’s the tool that makes a lot of noise, especially among the enthusiast community. It lets you for quite advanced graphic polishing options. You can edit images with upscaling, variations, and parameters by using AI prompt keywords (more on that later).

#2 DALL·E 2

Developed by OpenAI, DALL·E 2 is one of the largest image databases. You specify the type of images you want using natural language text prompts. It still has some limitations when it comes to editing the certain graphics it generates, but it's one of the most reliable sources for basic graphic assets. You can also opt to use DALL·E 2 as a learning tool since it has an extensive library of creative works you can use as inspiration and practice.

#3 Bing

Bing is a Microsoft child for AI image creation. It works best if you will be highly descriptive and know exactly what you want to get. You may need to sign up for an account to access certain features (a free version is limited to 25 prompts).

#4 Adobe Firefly

The new Firefly AI family is set to transform Adobe's products. With a primary emphasis on the art of effect generation for both images and text – this tool introduces a new way to edit photos. It’s the solution that has a chance to revolutionize the work of professional designers. They will be able to do certain things more efficiently and much faster. If you have Photoshop in your toolkit, you should give it a try.

Tutorial: Use AI to design a professional certificate

Now it’s time to show you an example of how you can use AI to design a unique professional certificate. Let’s imagine that you want to create outstanding certificate background. As an example, we’ll use Midjourney for that.

Step 1: Open Certifier certificate maker

Open Certifier certificate maker and log in. If you don’t have an account there yet, you can become Certifier member totally for free (just enter your email address to start).

Go to Designs > Create design > Certificate design. Imagine that you chose this certificate template:

The text layout suits you well, but you would like to try changing its background. Nothing easier. Let’s create something unique together with AI!

Step 2: Join the Midjourney Beta

Go to Midjourney and click the Join the Beta button. Log in (or create a Discord account) and accept the invite. Discord is a chat app such as, e.g., Slack and creating an account there literally takes seconds.

Head to the newcomer rooms (called, e.g., #newbies-47). From now, by using the slash command and typing them in the message field, you will communicate with the Midjourney bot. 

Note! If you want to subscribe to the plan, you have to type /subscribe in the message field and press enter. After subscribing, you will get priority in generating prompts (no matter the demand). Also, you will be able to chat 1:1 with the bot.

Step 3: Set up settings

After typing /settings, you’ll be able to change such elements as style, mode, and MJ version. We’ll choose the latest MJ version – 5.1, stylize med (it means that the AI will be moderately creative).

Step 4: Create a prompt

​​Now it’s time to describe what you want to get. We want to generate a colorful certificate background. Backgrounds are much easier to describe than detailed graphics, so it should go smoothly. Remember that you have to type in /imagine first before starting to write the prompt.

By adding --ar 16:9, you let MJ know that you want to change the aspect ratio (so it will fit the certificate size). There are many other codes you can use to precise the results even more, such as --no to eliminate particular elements from the image or --quality to render the image. You can find an updated list, e.g., here Midjourney Prompts Cheatsheet

Let’s get back to the results we got.

Step 5: Upscale and download the chosen image

Midjourney gives you different variations to choose from. For better results, we can choose which image we want to upscale. U1 is our choice. Now, Midjourney bot, we’ll give you this image in better quality. If you click on it, you will be able to download it by right-clicking.

Step 6: Change certificate background

Once you downloaded your generated background image, it’s time to put it into the Certifier dashboard. You can do that simply by clicking Upload Custom Background. 

To make it match our background, we added a simple white rectangle element (Elements > Upload Image) and brought it backward. It’s ready!

Step 7: Save the certificate design and automate the delivery process

Click Create Certificate Design. Go to the Credentials tab > Issue Certificates or Badges and select how you would like to add recipients’ data.

The setup is complete, and everything is ready to go. Certifier will automatically start sending out your certificates and helps you with all certificate issuing. Then, on this one single dashboard, you are also capable of certificate tracking – see who shares the certificate on LinkedIn or to which email address the certificate needs to be resent. 

Image prompt tips [bonus]

While working with AI, the ability to describe the prompt accurately is the most desired skill. That's a topic you could literally write a book about. To keep things short, the best result will come from describing your thoughts clearly.

This is the reason why giving a detailed prompt is so crucial. As we mentioned earlier, the AI can't handle letters yet, so we recommend not using descriptions like certificate backgrounds solely. Here are the results after giving the prompt: “/imagine certificate background for fragrance academy, minimalistic, pastel pink and orange colors.” Definitely, inspiration only.

So, here is a quick guide on how NOT to get the results like above (no matter which AI tool you choose). 

Be specific

Describe the certificate in detail without being too elaborate. For example, instead of saying, "I want a nice certificate," you should say, "modern-looking, minimalistic certificate, illustration of a mountain, a place for my logo, etc."

Use AI text generators

Crafting image prompts can be hard. To help, you can use AI text generators like GPT-4 to generate a description of the certificate based on your initial ideas. For example, you can teach your ChatGPT how to describe images, e.g., in Midjourney. Input there all the relevant info and then let the AI text generator come up with its own description.

Use keywords and phrases

Use keywords and phrases to increase the accuracy of your descriptions. For example, if you want a modern-looking certificate, you should include words like "modern," "clean," "minimalistic," etc. in your description. 

Think visually

AI tools are best at interpreting visual concepts. Whenever possible, add pictures or screenshots to your description (Midjourney allows for adding image URLs after typing /imagine). This will help the AI understand what kind of design you have in mind.

Polish the results

If you don’t get exactly what you want, don’t repeat the same prompt again and again. Instead, try to “push” the AI to do some tweaks. For example, ask to change the style or the colors. Doing this will help you get closer to your desired outcome.

Involve AI-powered tools in your certificate design process

Many people are horrified at the thought of what speed AI is developing. But, such a certification process powered by AI shows that you should learn to act with its help. As a result, you can streamline a lot of processes and save a lot of time. 

And, there is nothing to be afraid of – as long as intelligence is artificial and not alien, people have control over it. And learning how to use it at your disposal can be your superpower.

💡 Upgrade your certification design process with Certifier maker. Let’s have full control over your certification process. Start a forever-free plan now and create & send certificates in bulk.

FAQs: Certificate design AI

There is a sense of mystery surrounding Artificial Intelligence. This may lead to a lot of questions. Here are a few of the most common ones.

Why should I use an AI Certificate Maker instead of traditional graphic design software?

AI-powered solutions can help you streamline the certification process. Creating certificates with AI help does not require world-class designers or high-resolution vector files. This allows you to easily create professional certificates even if you don't have design skills. 

Is the AI Certificate Generator user-friendly for individuals with limited design experience?

Of course, it is! You just have to know some prompt commands. AI Certificate Makers are designed to make the process as smooth and automated as possible. All you have to do is fill in the information about the certificate design, and an AI-based generator will provide you with a ready-made image.

What is the situation with AI-generated content and its copyrights?

The legal implications of AI are still unclear. At the moment, the copyrights to the generated content belong to both – you and the Artificial Intelligence platform it was generated from. It is important to use AI-powered tools with caution and always be aware of the changing legal implications associated with them.

What is the best way to design a professional certificate using AI?

The best way to design a professional certificate with AI is to use an AI-powered platform along with a certificate maker. You can use Artificial Intelligence to generate single elements, ideas, and concepts that you can then use to design certificates further.


Sergey Butko

Tech entrepreneur. Forbes 30 Under 30 Europe. Digital Marketer.