01.09.2023

How to Use Midjourney: A Comprehensive Guide to AI-Generated Artwork Creation

You don’t necessarily need to be a talented artist to create compelling imagery anymore. With just a few prompts, you can generate interesting pieces in a matter of minutes. The secret
is Midjourney.

Midjourney leverages the creativity of generative AI to do much of the heavy lifting. Your job is merely to pass it a little bit of text to describe what sort of image you’re
thinking of, and it creates it.

Despite being a more recent development, Midjourney has taken the generative AI space by storm. It’s earned itself a spot alongside some of the best AI systems out there, like DALL-E
and Stable Diffusion.

So let’s see how you can get started with Mindjourney to generate your own images.

How to Get Started With Midjourney in 4 Simple Steps:

Step 1: Sign up to discord.

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If you don’t have a Discord account, you will need one – register to create a free account. You can access the Midjourney Bot can from anywhere Discord can be used (e.g., web, mobile, desktop applications).

Step 2: Sign up for midjourney.

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Once you’ve got Discord up and running, head over to the Midjourney website and select “Join the Beta” – or you can click on the Discord invite link to go straight there. The next page will be an invitation to the Midjourney Discord channel. When you accept, you will be granted access to the Midjourney server.

Step 3: Pick your midjourney plan.

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There are three subscription tiers for Midjourney. Each one grants you access to the Midjourney member gallery, the official discord server, general commercial usage terms, and more –
see the Midjourney documentation to get a full list of the price plans. To subscribe to a plan, use the /subscribe command in one of the newcomer rooms (e.g., #newbies-29) to generate a personal
link to the subscription page.

Step 4: Start generating images.

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If you’re not ready to subscribe just yet, you can start creating prompts from the newbie channels – more on that in the section below.

Being a paid user allows you to send prompts directly to the Midjourney Discord bot. However, they will still be publicly visible in the member's gallery; If you want to generate private
images (stealth image generation), you must subscribe to the Pro Plan.

How to generate your first midjourney lmage.

To get started generating your first image, go to one of the newcomer channels in the Midjourney Discord server; they’re typically named “#newbies-” followed by a number.
Don’t get too hung up on which one to choose – there’s no real difference between them.

The way to start your prompt is by using Discord commands. Simply enter “/” followed by “imagine” and the prompt you want Midjourney to
create.

U buttons

These range from U1-U4. We use U buttons to upscale an image. This generates a larger version of the selected image as well as more details.

V buttons

These also range from V1-v4. You can use V buttons to create slight variations of the selected grid image. A new picture grid created as a variation is modeled after the general look and composition
of the selected image.

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There’s also the option to rerun the job; this will rerun the original prompt and produce a new grid of images.

How to improve your midjourney prompts.

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Options that are added to a prompt as parameters alter how an image generates. The Aspect Ratios of an image, the Midjourney Model Versions, the Upscaler being utilized, and many other things
can all be changed via parameters.

Parameters are always added to the end of a prompt. You can add multiple parameters to each prompt.

Advanced midjourney features.

Images may also be included in a prompt to alter the composition, design, and color scheme of a Job. This means you can utilize text prompts and image prompts, or you could use either method
independently.

To get started with an image prompt, enter or paste the image's website address after the /imagine Discord command. Note that the web address must end with a .png, .gif, or .jpg extension
to work.

If you wish to add any additional text and parameters to complete the prompt, it must be done after adding the image address. For example.

To recap, here are the rules of using image prompts:

  • Prompts with images must start with the image web address
  • For prompts to function, there must be two images or one image and text
  • A direct link to an image on the internet is required for an image URL
  • Your file's extension should be either .png, .gif, .webp, .jpg, or .jpeg
  • To obtain an image URL in most browsers, you must right-click an image and select ‘Copy Image Address’
  • A streamlined image prompting procedure designed for mobile users is the /blend command

10 Tips on how to write effective midjourney prompts.

If you’re ready to get started creating images with Midjourney, these top tips can help you get the most out of the generative AI tool:

1. Be concise.

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Midjourney generates the best results when your prompts are specific. Include as many specific details as possible in your descriptive language. However, keep your prompts concise. Anything
written after approximately 40 words is likely to be ignored; after 60 words, it becomes highly likely to be ignored, and after 80 words, it will almost certainly be cut off.

2. Use descriptive language.

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Use adjectives and adverbs to add nuance and emotion to your prompts. They can describe the color, shape, size, texture, and other characteristics of the object or scene that you want to create.

3. Avoid ambiguity.

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Use clear and direct language that accurately describes the image you want to create. Ambiguous language can be interpreted in a variety of ways, which may lead to unexpected results.

4. Experiment.