Midjourney AI Art

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In just one year, Midjourney has skyrocketed to become the world’s most popular AI art generator. With over 10 million users on Discord, it has captured attention for its high-quality images created from text prompts. This guide will provide a comprehensive overview of Midjourney’s capabilities, key features, and best practices for generating stunning AI artworks.

What is Midjourney?

  • Founded in 2021 by David Holz
  • Uses a proprietary AI model for text-to-image generation
  • Currently only accessible through Discord
  • Paid subscription plans
  • 10+ million users as of early 2023

Using Midjourney

To use Midjourney, you enter text prompts into Discord and the AI will generate corresponding images. Prompts can be enhanced with parameters that adjust aspects like style, aspect ratio, and quality.

Key Prompt Components:

  • Description of desired image
  • Artistic style references
  • Parameter tweaks like –q 2 for more detail

Commands start with ‘/’ and help you perform actions with Midjourney:

/describe — submit an image and Midjourney will give you prompt ideas to reverse engineer that image
/shorten — submit a prompt and learn how strong every word/phrase is

Parameters start with ‘–‘:

–s (stylize) — change strength of Midjourney default style
–seed — keep generations similar
:: (prompt weight) — prioritize and deprioritize elements of the prompt
–no (negative prompt) — specify what you don’t want
–ar (aspect ratio) — the ratio of the width to the height of an image
–q (quality) — more or fewer details
–chaos — make generations more varied and more crazy
–tile — make seamless, repeating patterns
–weird — increase weirdness / randomness of prompts


“An astronaut riding a horse in a photorealistic style”

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An astronaut riding a horse in a photorealistic style

Popular Guides For Members:

“Family of otters swimming together, digital art”

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Family of otters swimming together, digital art

Top Prompt Writing Tips

  • Simpler prompts work better starting out
  • Use comparisons to art styles and artists
  • Leverage parameters like –no, –q, and –ar
  • Be focused – have a clear vision to guide the AI

Advanced Features

  • /imagine – generates images from prompts
  • /variations – create variations on a generated image
  • /upscale – increase resolution of an image
  • /edit – make textual edits to an image

Subscription Plans

  • Free – limited usage – has been discontinued
  • $10/mo – standard access
  • $30/mo – high priority access

Why Midjourney Stands Out

  • High image quality and detail
  • Intuitive Discord interface
  • Active community support
  • Constant improvements and new features
  • Diverse creative capabilities

Seeking More Inspiration?

If you find Midjourney’s style to be somewhat generic, it may simply be because you haven’t tapped into a diverse range of aesthetics within your prompts!

Explore for inspiration:

With an understanding of Midjourney’s capabilities and how to craft effective prompts, anyone can start creating AI art masterpieces. This guide should provide a solid foundation for generating amazing images with Midjourney.