10 Best Practices for Using Midjourney AI to Create Stunning Images

10 Best Practices for Using Midjourney AI to Create Stunning Images

By M.Dan | 6 min read

Midjourney is an AI-powered text-to-image generator that can create stunning artwork based on your prompts. However, to get the most out of Midjourney, you need to write good prompts with proper keywords inserted. In this article, you will learn the Midjourney keyword tips to get jaw-dropping artwork. If you are a beginner or intermediate in Midjourney AI, you can apply the tips mentioned here for Midjourney prompts.

Tip #1: Use Style Keywords

You can use keywords such as Japanese anime style, Pixar movie style, cyberpunk style, steampunk style, etc. to infuse certain styles in the art. For example, you can prompt Midjourney to generate an image in the style of your favorite artist by mentioning their name in your prompt. For example, "X in the style of 'artist name'."

Tip #2: Be Descriptive and Specific

Being specific and descriptive in your prompts can make all the difference when it comes to generating high-quality artwork with Midjourney. Instead of simply describing a scene or object, try to include specific details and elements that you would like to see in the final image. For example, instead of just saying "a beach," you could specify the time of day, the weather conditions, and the types of people and activities you would like to see on the beach. This will give Midjourney a clearer idea of what you are looking for and help it generate a more accurate image.

Tip #3: Experiment with Style Settings

Midjourney allows you to adjust the stylization of the generated images by using the “- -stylize ” command. This command comes with a minimum of 1250 to 5000, while 2500 is the default. By playing around with these settings, you can make the image look more realistic or more stylized, depending on your preference. For example, if you want to create an image with a cartoon-like or anime style, you can increase the stylization level to 5000. If you prefer a more realistic image, you can lower the stylization level to 1250. Keep in mind that you can also use style keywords in your prompt to infuse certain styles like anime, cyberpunk, steampunk, etc.

Tip #4: Adjust the Abstraction Level

Midjourney allows you to control the level of abstraction in the images it generates. The abstraction level refers to how much the image deviates from reality. A lower abstraction level will result in an image that looks more realistic and detailed, while a higher abstraction level will result in an image that looks more stylized and abstract. You can adjust the abstraction level by using the " -chaos " command in your prompt. For example, you can use the command "/imagine a cityscape -chaos 50" to generate a cityscape image with a moderate level of abstraction. You can experiment with different levels of abstraction to find the perfect balance for your image.

Also, keep in mind that adjusting the abstraction level can affect the overall style of the image, so it's important to consider the style you want to achieve and the level of abstraction that will complement it.

Tip #5: Mention Resolution

You can mention the quality of the image in two ways: - Via keywords: 8K , 4K , photorealistic, ultra detailed, intricate details, etc. - Via settings: – -hd or – -quality Example Prompt: /imagine photorealistic image of a lotus in the pond or /imagine a lotus in the pond – -quality 6

Tip #6: Use the Beta Model

The new Midjourney Beta model has the potential to unify aesthetics and coherence for better results. To use this, type – -test for general purpose artistic mode or – -testp for photo-realism mode. Example Prompt: dark jungle, tree with orange and red leaf,at sunset,Drawing with colored pencils- -testp

Tip #7: Use the Creative Feature

In case you are not satisfied with the image that Midjourney generated even after the upscale process, you can mention “- – test – -creative” at the end of your prompt. Example Prompt: beautiful mixed race woman struggling with her inner demons, the woman is grasped by dark stone monster, the monster is colossal and gloomy – -test – -creative

Tip #8: Adjust Aspect Ratio

Adjusting the aspect ratio will result in a significant impact on the AI-generated image. You can mention the aspect ratio with the “- -ar 2:3” command. The maximum aspect ratio supported in the new Beta model of Midjourney is 2:3 or 3:2 whereas on the previous model (i.e. if you didn’t use – -test or – -testp command) is 16:9 or 9:16

Tip #9: Use the Remaster Feature

A feature called “remaster” improves the coherency of the images that are made without the – -test or – -testp feature. You can generate images with this feature for better detailing and coherency. To remaster previously created images, you need to use “/show jobID” command. You can get the jobID of a particular image in the gallery. The limitation of the ‘remaster” option is that it only works on aspect ratios up to 2:3 or 3:2 and it can’t be utilized when you use an image as prompt.

Tip #10: Use an Image as a Prompt

You can use the image as a prompt! To do so, you need to give the image URL. Example prompt: /imagine https://www.example.com/image.jpg

By following these tips and experimenting with different keywords, you can greatly improve the results you get from Midjourney. Remember to always use good quality images as prompts and to use the appropriate keywords for the desired outcome. And don't forget to have fun with the process!

M. Dan

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