Step by Step Guide on How to Use Midjourney

What Are AI Prompts

AI prompts are pre-written prompts or prompts generated by artificial intelligence (AI) that guide users in creating text or other content. AI prompts are created using language models, which are trained on massive amounts of data to generate coherent and high-quality text and images. Users can provide the AI prompt with a starting phrase or sentence, and the AI will generate a continuation based on the patterns and structures it has learned from the data.

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Why Use AI Prompts

AI prompts are useful for a variety of reasons, including:

Speed: With AI prompts, users can generate high-quality content in a matter of seconds, saving them time and effort.

Creativity: AI prompts can provide users with fresh ideas and perspectives that they may not have thought of otherwise.

Efficiency: AI prompts can help users overcome writer's block or other creative barriers, enabling them to produce content more efficiently.

Quality: AI prompts can generate high-quality content that is free from spelling and grammar errors, providing users with a polished end product.

Versatility: AI prompts can be used for a wide range of applications, from writing articles and marketing copy to generating social media posts and chatbot responses.

Overall, AI prompts are a powerful tool for anyone looking to generate high-quality content quickly and efficiently.

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Most Common AI Image Generators

There are various AI Image generators available today. Among the most popular options are DALL-E 2 by OpenAI, Stable Diffusion by Stability AI, and Midjourney.

Midjourney is an AI tool that allows you to generate images based on the text you input. This means that you can create artwork simply by describing it in words. Midjourney uses machine learning to produce pictures, and it interacts with users through a server called Discord. Once you've entered a description of an image you want to create using what called a prompt, Midjourney will generate four image options.  This is a great way to generate visual content using AI technology, and it can be a powerful tool if you know how to use it effectively.

Steps On Getting Started With Midjourney

For beginners who are interested in getting started, you will need to create a Discord account and a Midjourney account. Here are some easy steps to follow:

Creating a Discord account

Step 1: Go to the Discord website -

Step 2: Click on the 'Sign Up' button.

Step 3: Enter your email address and create a password.

Step 4: Click on the 'Sign Up' button again.

Step 5: Follow the prompts to complete the account creation process.

Creating a Midjourney account

Step 1: Go to the Midjourney website -

Step 2: Click on the 'Join the Beta' button, and a new tab will open with an invitation to join Midjourney on Discord.

Step 3: Sync Midjourney to your Discord account on your browser or app.

Step 4: Choose one of the #newbies rooms on your sidebar and enter one of these rooms.

Writing Your First Prompt

Midjourney uses text prompts to generate images. To create your first AI prompt, you'll need to provide the model with a starting phrase or sentence. The Midjourney Bot then analyzes the words and phrases in a prompt and uses them to create an image. A good prompt can result in unique and exciting images.

To begin creating an image prompt in Midjourney, you can either type "/imagine" followed by a space or click on the "/imagine" option from the pop-up menu that appears, and then enter your desired prompt.

This prompt should be specific enough to guide the AI in generating a relevant response, but open-ended enough to allow for creative exploration. The structure of a basic prompt can be as simple as a single word or phrase, but the Midjourney Prompt Format Style is more complex, including elements such as:

/imagine prompt: type of art, subject or topic, action or activity, aesthetic details, lighting, styles, colors, and aspect ratio

Midjourney Image prompts

Consider the following questions when creating image generation prompts:

1. What type of image are you looking to generate? Would you like a realistic photograph or perhaps a stylized illustration? 

2. What is the focus of your image? Are you looking to create a portrait, a landscape, or a still life? 

3. What specific details would you like to include, such as lighting, atmosphere, color palette, angle, or background elements? 

4. Would you like the image to be rendered in a specific art style, such as watercolor, comic book, or retro? 

5. Are you interested in a particular genre or theme for your image, such as sci-fi, fantasy, or horror? 

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Generating Your Image

Step 1: Using "/imagine"

Enter one of the #newbies rooms and, in the text bar as shown in the image on the right, either type "/imagine" followed by a space. Then, enter your desired prompt.

Step 2: Image Generation

Press "Enter" and wait for Midjourney to create the four images.

Step 3: Creating Variations

If there is an image you like and want to create variations or if you want to edit the prompt, click on the applicable V1, V2, V3, or V4 buttons.

Step 4: Upscaling

Once you know which image you like, click on the applicable U1, U2, U3, or U4 upscale buttons to enhance the quality of the image.

Step 5: Save Your Image

Click on the upscaled image you would like to save and select "Open in browser." Then, right-click the image and select "Save image.".

Important Elements on the Discord Page

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Some Key Terms Used in Midjourney

Aspect Ratio enables you to adjust the dimensions of the generated images. The aspect ratio refers to the ratio of an image's width to its height. The default aspect ratio for images generated on Midjourney is 1:1. However, the platform also supports various custom aspect ratios.

For example, a Midjourney Image Prompt could be "Create a 3D rendering of a futuristic cityscape at night, with neon lights and a cyberpunk vibe, --ar 4:3.

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Upscaling feature can improve the resolution and size of your generated images, making them sharper and more suitable for printing. To upscale an image, select one of the four U1, U2, U3, U4 and wait for the process to complete.

Variation buttons labeled as V1, V2, V3, and V4 under image grids, which correspond to a specific image in the grid that you want to modify. Every time you click on a variation button, you can alter parts of the prompt to generate a new set of images while maintaining the original image's composition.


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Negative Prompts

Negative prompts can be added to your original prompt to fine-tune certain details or aspects of your image generation. These prompts can help you adjust or eliminate elements that do not match your preferences or expectations. You do this by using the --no command at the end of your prompt in Midjourney.  For example:

--no text, letters, words, watermarks, logo

--no outline

--no shadow

--no background

--no color

--no people

--no blemishes


In Midjourney, you can access various settings by typing the '/settings' command in the text bar and hitting enter twice. This command offers buttons for commonly used options as shown in the image below. 

Model Versions 1-5: The current default version is 4, but you can try out the new version 5 that is still in testing phase by clicking on V5 as your default or by typing -- v5 at the end of your prompt.

Quality: Modifying the quality parameter in image generation alters the time spent generating an image. Opting for higher-quality settings results in longer processing times and generates images with finer details. However, higher values also mean greater GPU usage per job.

Styles: When using stylization in image generation, lower values produce images that are more faithful to the prompt but less creative.

Stealth Mode: To access this private mode requires purchasing the appropriate membership plan from Midjourney.

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User Account Info

In the text bar type '/Info' command and then hit enter twice. You can then access details about your account's current status. This information provided includes:

Subscription Plan  - Shows your next membership renewal date

Job Mode - Fast vs. Relax Mode, which can be set using the settings buttons shown in the previous page

Visibility Mode - Public vs. Stealth/Private

Fast Time Remaining - The amount of fast time you have available is based on your membership plan. Your fast time remaining does not carry over to the next period. So it is best to use it before they expire when the membership period renews.

Usage Details - Tells you the number of images you have generated to date

Current Jobs - Shows the images currently being processed under fast and relaxed modes

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In conclusion, we hope this blog was able to assist you in developing your skills and knowledge about the fundamental principles on Midjourney and creating Prompts. As a beginning user, it is important to recognize that there is much more to learn about AI and it is a rapidly evolving field. Therefore, this should be viewed as a starting point, rather than an end in itself. With continued practice and learning, you can deepen your understanding of AI and explore its limitless possibilities.

We hope that this blog has inspired you to continue exploring the exciting world of AI Image generation, and we wish you all the best in your future endeavors.

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