41 Midjourney Tips for Beginners (Short Version)

Future Tech Pilot
2 Apr 202408:28

TLDRThis transcript offers a wealth of tips for beginners in the Midjourney AI art generation platform. It covers various techniques to enhance creativity and achieve desired outcomes, such as using image prompts, blending images, utilizing emojis, and employing permutations in prompts. It also suggests ways to earn free fast hours by rating images and provides insights on using the 'info' command on Discord. The tips delve into advanced strategies like using the repeat parameter, smart folders for organization, and negative prompting to refine results. The transcript introduces the 'nii' model for anime-style images and creative uses of aspect ratios for different types of art. It also addresses common issues like fixing distorted hands and creating seamless patterns. The importance of experimenting with different parameters like chaos, stylize, and weird is emphasized to produce unique and fun images. The summary concludes with the suggestion to use style references and high chaos values for striking visuals and to engage with the Midjourney community for further learning.

Takeaways

  • πŸ–ΌοΈ Use an image as a prompt with the parameter `--iw3` to recreate an exact picture.
  • πŸ”„ Blend up to five images at once with the forward SL blend feature on Discord for a composite image prompt.
  • 🎨 Generate images with a specific color by using that color as a character reference.
  • πŸ˜ƒ Use emojis in your prompt for random and unique image generation; combine emojis for more randomness.
  • ✍️ Write prompts with permutations to save time, but be cautious as it may consume your fast hours quickly.
  • ⏱️ Rate images on the Midjourney website to earn free fast hours; the top 2,000 raters per day receive one GPU fast hour.
  • πŸ“ˆ Use the info command on Discord to track your prompt generation and image creation statistics.
  • ⏳ Spend fast hours wisely by using the repeat parameter with a small chaos value to fully explore a prompt's potential.
  • πŸ“ Utilize Smart folders on the website for efficient organization of prompts based on your chosen keywords.
  • 🌐 Start with a basic idea in your prompt and then elaborate, adjusting your expectations as you understand what Midjourney creates.
  • πŸ–ŒοΈ Replace characters in a scene using the 'very region' feature, also known as in-painting.
  • 🌐 Use the 'D-nii 6' parameter for generating anime-style images with the NII model or interact directly with the NII bot.
  • 🚫 Employ negative prompting to exclude common elements, such as specifying 'no red' in a bouquet of roses to avoid the typical red color.
  • πŸ”„ Remixing with strong variation while maintaining the prompt can result in fun and consistent art, especially when changing the subject.
  • πŸŒ† Use setting-specific prompts for varied grid street photography, like blank Gotham City, Westeros, Atlantis, or Hogwarts.
  • πŸ“Έ Add 'candid' to your prompt for a more relaxed and natural look in your images.
  • 🧩 Use textures as character references, such as 'Mossy medieval armor' or 'Granite armor' for unique visual effects.
  • πŸ“ The aspect ratio is crucial, especially when creating logos or character concepts; experiment with different ratios like square, vertical poster, or thin for bookmarks.
  • 🀚 If your generation has issues with hands, use the 'subtle variation' button or 'vary region' for corrections.
  • πŸ”— On Discord, blend images using image weights for a unique combination, adjusting the influence of each image in the blend.
  • 🧩 Create larger seamless patterns by inpainting a tiled prompt and excluding the outside edges for a continuous design.
  • πŸ€– Get ChatGBT to write prompts for you by providing a framework that includes an animal or subject, a setting, small details, and an art style.
  • 🎭 Experiment with the 'chaos' parameter for unique and vibrant images, combining it with 'stylize' and 'weird' for fun results.
  • πŸ“Έ Use 'style raw' for the most realistic images with a low 'styliz' value and higher values for more beauty and stylization.
  • πŸ”§ When Midjourney isn't responding as desired, use 'multi-prompting' or adjust the 'style raw' and 'chaos' parameters.
  • πŸ“ˆ Use high chaos values with style reference for unexpected and interesting outcomes.
  • 🎨 Upscale any image and then inpaint the entire picture for a unique reinterpretation.
  • πŸ“ Lock in a seed number in your prompt to test the impact of individual words on the generated image.
  • πŸ’‘ Create an outline of your idea in a program like Photoshop or Canva, then use it as an image prompt for a structured approach.
  • πŸ”„ Utilize the 'forward slin' command on a public Midjourney channel to check access to super user clubs and enhance your AI experience.

Q & A

  • How can I recreate an exact picture using an image prompt?

    -To recreate an exact picture, use the image as an image prompt and append the image weight parameter 'D-iw3' at the end of your prompt.

  • What is the forward SL blend feature on Discord, and how can it be used?

    -The forward SL blend feature on Discord allows you to blend up to five images at once without adding words to your image prompt.

  • How can I generate images using a specific color?

    -To generate images with a specific color, use that color as a character reference in your prompt.

  • What role do emojis play in generating random and unique images?

    -Emojis can be used in your prompt to generate random and unique images. Combining emojis can lead to even more randomness.

  • How can I save time when writing prompts?

    -Write prompts with permutations to save time, but be cautious as this will quickly use up your fast hours.

  • What is the benefit of rating images on the mid Journey website?

    -Rating images on the mid Journey website allows you to earn free fast hours. The top 2,000 people who rate images per day receive one GPU fast hour.

  • How can I explore the full potential of a prompt?

    -Spend your fast hours and use the repeat parameter along with a small chaos value to explore what a prompt has to offer.

  • What is the purpose of Smart folders on the mid Journey website?

    -Smart folders are used for fast organization. You can add any keywords you want, and mid Journey will fill that folder with prompts containing those words.

  • What is a basic prompting tip for starting with a prompt?

    -Start small with your basic idea and then elaborate after establishing what mid Journey will create. Then, start inserting your expectations into the prompt.

  • How can I replace any character in a scene using mid Journey?

    -You can replace any character in any scene by using the very region, also known as in-painting.

  • What is the best prompt according to the transcript?

    -The transcript suggests that the Memphis pattern is the best prompt ever.

  • How can I generate a realistic picture and then transform it into a surreal result?

    -Create a realistic picture in mid Journey and then image prompt it into nii. To achieve surreal results, you might want to remove any words in your prompt that refer to photo realism.

Outlines

00:00

🎨 Creative Image Generation Tips

This paragraph offers a variety of tips for using an AI art generator effectively. It starts with using an image prompt with a specific parameter to recreate an exact picture, blending multiple images, utilizing color references, and incorporating emojis for randomness. It also suggests writing prompts with permutations, rating images on a website to earn rewards, and using various parameters like 'info', 'repeat', and 'Smart folders' for organization. The paragraph provides advanced techniques such as inpainting, using different models like 'nii' for anime-style images, negative prompting to avoid common features, and remixing with variation. It also covers aspect ratio considerations for different types of images, fixing common issues like distorted hands, blending images with weights, and creating seamless patterns. Lastly, it suggests using chatbots to write prompts and experimenting with various parameters like chaos, stylize, and weird for unique and fun images.

05:00

πŸ“ˆ Advanced Techniques for AI Art Generation

The second paragraph delves into more sophisticated methods for creating art with AI. It discusses creating seamless patterns by inpainting a tiled prompt and selecting specific regions. The paragraph also explores the use of chatbots to assist in generating prompts, emphasizing the need for a clear framework and randomness in the subject and setting. It touches on the use of different parameters such as 'chaos', 'stylize', and 'weird' to achieve various styles of images, from vibrant and retro to realistic and beautiful. The paragraph also provides strategies for dealing with AI that is not responsive to user input, such as using 'style raw' or multi-prompting. It highlights the importance of using 'style raw' with style references and experimenting with high chaos values. The paragraph concludes with tips on locking in a seed number for testing, creating outlines before generating images, and checking access to super user clubs for more structured learning.

Mindmap

Keywords

πŸ’‘Image Prompt

An image prompt is a visual input used to guide the AI in generating an image that matches or is inspired by the input image. In the context of the video, using an image as a prompt with the 'image weight' parameter (iw3) can help recreate an exact picture. It is a fundamental concept for those looking to generate specific visuals.

πŸ’‘Discord

Discord is a communication platform that is referenced in the script for its 'forward SL blend feature', which allows users to blend up to five images at once. This feature is significant for users who wish to combine multiple visual elements to create a unique image without adding additional words to their prompt.

πŸ’‘Emojis

Emojis are small digital icons used to express an idea or emotion. In the video, it is suggested to use emojis in prompts for generating random and unique images. Combining emojis can introduce even more randomness, making the generated images more diverse and less predictable.

πŸ’‘Permutations

Permutations refer to the different ways in which a set of elements can be arranged. In the context of the video, writing prompts with permutations can save time but may also quickly consume 'fast hours', which are a form of currency within the AI's system for generating images more quickly.

πŸ’‘Fast Hours

Fast hours are a feature within the AI system that allow users to generate images more rapidly. The video mentions that rating images on the Midjourney website can earn users free fast hours, which are a valuable resource for those who wish to generate images more quickly.

πŸ’‘Repeat Parameter

The repeat parameter is a tool that can be used in conjunction with a small chaos value to explore the various outputs a single prompt can generate. It is a way to maximize the creative potential of a given prompt by seeing the different directions the AI can take it.

πŸ’‘Smart Folders

Smart folders are a feature on the Midjourney website that allow for fast organization of prompts. Users can add any keywords they want, and the AI will fill that folder with prompts containing those words, making it easier to manage and find specific types of generated images.

πŸ’‘Negative Prompting

Negative prompting is a technique where users specify elements they want to exclude from the generated image. For example, if a user does not want red roses, they can use 'dash dash no red' in their prompt. This helps in creating images that avoid common or unwanted features.

πŸ’‘Chaos Parameter

The chaos parameter is a setting that controls the level of randomness in the generated images. Higher chaos values produce more unique and unpredictable results, which can be fun for creating images with a high degree of variation.

πŸ’‘Style Reference

A style reference is a feature that allows users to guide the AI towards a specific artistic style. It's used in conjunction with other parameters like 'chaos' to create images that not only have a desired level of randomness but also adhere to a particular visual aesthetic.

πŸ’‘Seed Number

A seed number is a unique identifier used in the AI's image generation process to control the randomness and ensure repeatability. Locking in a seed number allows users to test how changes in individual words affect the final image, providing a way to fine-tune the generation process.

Highlights

Use the image weight parameter D-iw3 to recreate an exact picture from an image prompt.

Blend up to five images at once with the forward SL blend feature on Discord for a seamless image prompt.

Generate images with a specific color by using that color as a character reference.

Incorporate emojis in your prompt to create random and unique images.

Write prompts with permutations to save time, but be cautious as it may consume your fast hours quickly.

Earn free fast hours by rating images on the mid Journey website; the top 2,000 raters per day receive one GPU fast hour.

Use the info command on Discord to track the number of prompts and generated images.

Spend fast hours using the repeat parameter with a small chaos value to explore a prompt's full potential.

Utilize Smart folders on the website for efficient organization of prompts based on keywords.

Start with a basic idea and then elaborate to guide mid Journey's creation process.

In-paint any character in a scene using the very region feature.

The Memphis pattern is considered the best prompt for generating images.

Use the mid-journey model trained on anime by appending D-nii6 to your prompt.

Negative prompting can exclude common elements, such as color, from your image generation.

Remixing with strong variation while maintaining the prompt can produce consistent and fun art.

Use the candid word in your prompt for a more relaxed and natural look.

Textures can be used as character references to influence the style of the generated image.

The prefer suffix command in Discord can be used to set a preferred aspect ratio for your creations.

The triple triple technique on the mid Journey website involves using three pictures as separate references.

Generating images in a thin aspect ratio is perfect for creating bookmarks.

The aspect ratio is crucial when creating logos and character concepts, with square and vertical poster ratios being beneficial.

Use the subtle variation button or vary region to fix issues like messed up hands in generated images.

Blend images together on Discord using image weights for a unique blend effect.

Create larger seamless patterns by inpainting a tiled prompt and excluding the outside edges.

Get chat GPT to write prompts for you by providing a framework and instructions.

Experiment with the chaos parameter to create the most unique images.

Style raw with a low stylization value produces the most realistic images.

Higher stylized values result in the most beautiful images.

Combining stylize, chaos, and weird parameters at lower values can lead to the most fun images.

Use style raw when mid journey is not responding as expected to your prompts.

Employ multi-prompting when mid journey is not listening to your prompt specifications.

Use high chaos values with style reference for surprising and interesting results.

Lock in a seed number in your prompt to test the impact of individual words on the generated image.

Create an outline of your idea in a program like Photoshop or Canva, then use it as an image prompt for a rough creation.

Use the forward slin feature on a public mid Journey channel to access super user clubs and further explore the AI's capabilities.