How does MidJourney work?
Midjourney is a great example of text to image AI generator, that makes pictures based on words. It has become one of the most used tools for making AI art. Midjourney is self-funded and closed-source, making it hard to know exactly what’s happening inside.
We know it depends greatly on machine learning technologies like big language and diffusion models. The effects can sometimes be shocking, but they are always impressive and can be very real. It doesn’t have a free sample like other AI art generators do. It’s become so famous that you have to sign up for a subscription to use it.
Still, their cheapest plan is a good deal at $10 per month. From what we’ve seen, the amount of detail, realism, and creativity it gives is well worth the price. Also, it’s not too hard to get started. From a simple text prompt, we got photos of a dog having the time of his life in the back of a truck in just a few minutes. The photos were very realistic and detailed.
How to Begin with MidJourney
As was already said, Midjourney doesn’t offer a free sample anymore. You must sign up for it to get the most out of creating AI art. We’ll show you how to set up your Discord account and join Midjourney. Click on Join the Beta
First 1: Get started with Discord
Before you can use Midjourney to make amazing AI art, you’ll need to start a Discord account or sign in to an existing one. You can skip this step if you already have one. Start by going to the main page for Midjourney.
This will take you to a new screen where you can make a Discord account. Click the “Continue” button once you’ve filled in all the needed fields. You can also click Already have an account if you already have Discord.
Next, click the “+” button in the menu’s upper left corner. This lets you connect your Discord account to the Midjourney group.
There will be a pop-up with several choices. For this lesson, click Join a Server.
Then, click Don’t Have an Invite.
This lets you look at servers you might want to join. Find Midjourney in the list of featured groups and click on it.
Once you’re logged in, you’ll be taken to the Midjourney Discord server. You won’t be able to make pictures as a free member, but you can look around the interface to see the fuss. To get a feel for how Midjourney works, you can look at the art of other users by going to different rooms, such as newbies-4.
Second step . Subscribe to a Midjourney Plan.
To make art, you must sign up for a Midjourney subscription. We’ll show you how to do it in the best way. You’ll find a text prompt near the bottom of the screen. Start typing /subscribe when you click inside it. This will bring up the offer to subscribe, letting you sign up for one of Midjourney’s paid plans. Click “Subscribe to Midjourney” and press “Enter” on your computer.
The bot will take you to the page where you can choose a plan that fits your needs. There are three levels.The Basic level costs $10 per month and gives you a secret chat room where you can make images. The Standard plan costs $30 per month, giving you 15 hours of picture generation, unlimited slow (relaxed) generation, and a private chat room. The Pro plan costs $60 monthly and gives you 30 hours of fast image creation, a free chatroom, and unlimited slow image creation.
If you’re just starting, the standard plan is the best choice. It lets you check out the site, take pictures, and get used to the interface and how text prompting works. If you like what you see, you can always move up to a higher tier by typing /subscribing. This will take you to your account, where you can easily move up.
How to Use Midjourney’s Tools and Features
Midjourney can be busy when you first start using it. Checking out one of the newbie rooms is a good way to learn how things work, but it can be hard to keep up. At any given time, there are thousands of people in the newbie rooms, which makes it hard to see your pictures.
It’s best to download and install the Discord app, which gives you access to secret messaging with Midjourney and makes it easier to view and change your images. Click on the moving green bar at the top of your screen to download the app.
Once the app is installed, you can access your private chat room by clicking the Discord icon in the top left corner of the app.
Private messaging gives you a much less busy interface, where you can easily make images and see them in a private chat without being distracted by other users’ photos. But joining group rooms is a great way to get ideas and see what prompts other people use to make beautiful art.
Making AI Art with Midjourney
Before, you start trying to make your AI art, there are a few basic directions you should know. First of all, every question must begin with /. For example, if you wanted to make a new image, you might type something like, “Imagine a very realistic picture of a dog in the back of a truck.” Your first set of images will show up in less than a minute.
When your first set of pictures shows up, you’ll see a set of buttons under them. With the buttons in the top row, you can make one or more of the pictures bigger. They are labeled with the numbers U1–U4, which are used to tell the order of the pictures. So, if you want to make the second picture bigger, you would click the U2 button in the top row.
The renew button is on the right side of the first row. If you don’t like the first set of pictures Midjourney made for you, this is a great tool to use. Click the “Regenerate” button to ask Midjourney to try another idea based on the original question.
Lastly, changes are done with the second row of buttons. Numbered V1 through V4, you can choose the button that goes with the picture you want to change. When you click on a picture, Midjourney will take it and make different versions.
There are a few other words to know about besides the imagine prompt. Here is a list of all of Midjourney’s basic actions.
You can add more options to /imagine if you want to control what your imagine prompts say. You can choose things like the amount of styling, the aspect ratio, and more. For example, we could type in /imagine cats and dogs –q3 –iw 0.25 to make a picture with an image quality of 3 and an image prompt weight of 0.25.
We told Midjourney to make a picture of cats and dogs with a quality of 3 and a weight of.25. Image weight tells Midjourney how much your image should match the text request. If you use a bigger weight, you’ll get images more related to your prompt. On the other hand, if it’s lower, the bot has more freedom to make the pictures.
A command called “aspect ratio” lets you change the width and height of your pictures. By default, Midjourney makes square images with a 1024 x 1024 pixel output size. You’ll need to set an aspect ratio to make a picture that isn’t square. For example, we used this prompt to make a 16:9 picture of a beautiful, hyperrealistic landscape with mountains in the background. In the center is a frozen lake where kids are ice skating. –ar 16:9:\
Since version 5 came out, some commands no longer work. For example, the width (–w) and height (–h) values can no longer be used. Here is a list of all the parameters you can use with the /imagine command.
With image prompts, you can post one of your photos to Midjourney and use it there. You can use them with image weight (–iw) to change how important the picture is compared to the text in your prompt. You can also use Remix to change your prompts, settings, model versions, or aspect ratios. You can change the lighting, move the focus, or make cool compositions by remixing. Type in /prefer Remix to turn on Remix mode. For example, we’ll take an upscaled picture of kids skating on a frozen lake and change it into a picture of penguins skating.
There are also multi prompts, which let you describe more than one idea during image generation by putting a double colon (::) in your prompt. For example, if you type /imagine cat tails instead of /imagine cat::tails,
you’ll get a very different result. Finally, permutation prompts let you make different versions of a single /imagine order. To make it work, you put a list of choices, each split by a comma, inside curly brackets. For example, if you want to make different kinds of flowers with different colors, you could use something like this: /imagine a “red, orange, yellow, and blue” bunch of flowers:
Guidelines for Using Midjourney
It’s important to know a few tips to use any AI-based generative software well. AI art producers like Midjourney are becoming popular, although the idea is still fairly new. Because of this, learning how to get the most out of it is important. Here are some tips and tricks to help you start making digital art.
This might sound the opposite of what you want, but making AI art is based on the same idea as writing a good blog post. When making Midjourney prompts, it’s always better to be detailed but brief. Giving it too much information can confuse it or, at the very least, make it see things that you don’t want to see.
For example, look at how these questions are different.
Visual Styles and Approaches
One of the best things about Midjourney is its easy use. Anyone can come up with an idea that leads to beautiful art. Use different styles and tools in your prompts to get better at the game. For example, we posted pictures of ourselves and told Midjourney to turn us into Victorian queens by imagining this woman as a queen from the 1700s. Midjourney knew what we wanted because they used the words “Victorian” and “queen” to describe it. The results were interesting.
You can also have Midjourney make pictures based on different art styles. In this case, we asked it to “imagine” a picture of a Goldendoodle painted in the style of Leonardo da Vinci.
Here’s what it came up with You can also use line art, sketching, oil painting, or other similar techniques to make images that look like works of art. For example, imagine a black-and-white line drawing of a 1968 Chevrolet Camaro.
Another way to make interesting pieces is to combine ideas. Instead of telling Midjourney to make a character, you could add another theme for better results. For example, we used /imagined a Canadian superhero, which gave us many pictures of a superhero wearing the colors of the Canadian flag.
Use lighting to make your work more dynamic
Lighting is one of the most important parts of artistic expression. Midjourney adds some lighting to the image by default. But if you want to see growth, adding a little light to your prompt is a good place to start. For example, we used the “imagine an image of the Eiffel Tower at midday with cinematic lighting”
Prompt to add beautiful lighting effects
You can use it to make pictures in different styles, learn how to answer questions better, and get ideas from other AI artists. Here are a few examples of what can be done after a few hours of making images to show you how powerful Midjourney.
Using Your Photos
If you want to look like a part of the Royal family or just a cool superhero, you can use one of your photos with Midjourney. To do this, click the plus sign next to the text box at the bottom of your screen.
Once the picture has been uploaded, click it and then choose “open in browser.” The next step is to copy the image’s URL to use with /imagine.
Then, type /imagine into the text field and paste the image’s URL. Next, describe the picture you want to make. In our case, we want a picture of a superhero with lights like in a movie.
Midjourney will try to make the picture you want, but be clear about what you want. If you want the pictures to be of women, say so. Even if you share a picture of a woman, you might not get female superheroes. For example, we suggested, “Picture a female superhero in a very realistic way.” If you leave out the word female, Midjourney might make male photos, which may or may not work for you.
Combining Images with Blending
To make stunning effects, try the /blend command.
It works like the /imagine command, but you can upload 2 to 5 images and then tell Midjourney to blend them with a text prompt. Also, ensure that both images are the same size for the best effects.
You can even choose the ratio of the width to the height. For example, we used the /blend command to combine a picture of a cat and a photo of a dog, which gave the photo of the dog the same feel as the photo of the cat.
You can use Midjourney to make any AI art you want. One of the best things about making art with AI is that you don’t need to know how to draw or paint to be artistic. You can make unique pieces of art that will blow people away with pre-defined tools like blends or custom parameters for aspect ratio, styling, or picture weight. Are you looking for more AI tutorials?
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Questions Most Often Asked (FAQs)
To use Midjourney, click the “Sign in” button to go to their website. This will let you join the Midjourney group on Discord. To do this, you need a registered Discord account. You’ll be able to buy a membership after that. Once you do that, you can use the following invite link to add a new server.
How do I put Midjourney on my Discord server?
Is Midjourney at no cost?
No, you don’t have to pay to use Midjourney. The basic plan costs $10 monthly, while the pro plan costs $60. This wasn’t always the case. Until April 2023, anyone who signed up for Midjourney could make 25 pictures for free, but they’ve stopped this free trial program.