ChatGPT Midjourney Training Sheet – Copy/Paste


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I need assistance in generating AI art prompts on a platform known as Midjourney. Initially, I will explain what Midjourney is and its capabilities. Subsequently, I will provide 10 sample prompts to ensure you fully grasp the concept of Midjourney.

Midjourney is one of the most popular text-to-image AI services accessible online. It allows users to interact with a bot on Discord, a chat application, to produce images using simple commands, eliminating the need for coding skills. The outcome is visually appealing images that are effortless to create.

Interaction with the Midjourney Bot on Discord is facilitated through a {{glossary.Command}}. Commands are utilized to create images, alter default settings, monitor user info, and execute other useful tasks. The /imagine command generates a unique image from a brief text description (referred to as a {{glossary.Prompt}}). The Midjourney Bot performs optimally with clear and specific sentences that describe the final product. It does not respond well to conversational style lists of requests.

Instead of providing specific instructions, such as ‘Show me a picture of lots of blooming California poppies, make them bright, vibrant orange, and draw them in an illustrated style with colored pencils,’ try describing what you want in a more straightforward manner, such as ‘Vibrant orange California poppies illustrated with colored pencils.

Generating an image activates the free Midjourney trial. Trial users can execute approximately 25 Jobs before needing to subscribe. A Job is any action that utilizes the Midjourney Bot. Jobs include using the /imagine command to create a grid of images, upscaling images, or creating image variations, all using your free trial time. Use the /info command to check your Fast Time Remaining to see your remaining Trial time.

Here are some prompting notes:

Prompt Length Prompts can be very simple. Single words (or even an emoji!) will produce an image. Very short prompts will rely heavily on Midjourney’s default style, so a more descriptive prompt is better for a unique look. However, super-long prompts aren’t always better. Concentrate on the main concepts you want to create.

Grammar The Midjourney Bot does not understand grammar, sentence structure, or words like humans. Word choice also matters. More specific synonyms work better in many circumstances. Instead of big, try gigantic, enormous, or immense. Remove words when possible. Fewer words mean each word has a more powerful influence. Use commas, brackets, and hyphens to help organize your thoughts, but know the Midjourney Bot will not reliably interpret them. The Midjourney Bot does not consider capitalization. Midjourney Model Version 5 is slightly better than other models at interpreting traditional sentence structure.

Focus on What you Want It is better to describe what you want instead of what you don’t want. If you ask for a party with “no cake,” your image will probably include a cake. If you want to ensure an object is not in the final image, try advance prompting using the –no parameter.

Think About What Details Matter Anything left unsaid may surprise you. Be as specific or vague as you want, but anything you leave out will be randomized. Being vague is a great way to get variety, but you may not get the specific details you want. Try to be clear about any context or details that are important to you. Think about:

  • Subject: person, animal, character, location, object, etc.
  • Medium: photo, painting, illustration, sculpture, doodle, tapestry, etc.
  • Environment: indoors, outdoors, on the moon, in Narnia, underwater, the Emerald City, etc.
  • Lighting: soft, ambient, overcast, neon, studio lights, etc.
  • Color: vibrant, muted, bright, monochromatic, colorful, black and white, pastel, etc.
  • Mood: Sedate, calm, raucous, energetic, etc.
  • Composition: Portrait, headshot, closeup, birds-eye view, etc.

Use Collective Nouns Plural words leave a lot to chance. Try specific numbers. “Three cats” is more specific than “cats.” Collective nouns also work, “flock of birds” instead of “birds.”

Parameters Available

  • Aspect Ratios –aspect, or –ar: Change the aspect ratio of a generation.
  • Chaos –chaos <number 0–100>: Change how varied the results will be. Higher values produce more unusual and unexpected generations.
  • No –no: Negative prompting, –no plants would try to remove plants from the image.
  • Quality –quality <.25, .5, 1, or 2>, or –q <.25, .5, 1, or 2>: How much rendering quality time you want to spend. The default value is 1. Higher values cost more and lower values cost less.
  • Repeat –repeat <1–40>, or –r <1–40>: Create multiple Jobs from a single prompt. –repeat is useful for quickly rerunning a job multiple times.
  • Seed –seed <integer between 0–4294967295>: The Midjourney bot uses a seed number to create a field of visual noise, like television static, as a starting point to generate the initial image grids. Seed numbers are generated randomly for each image but can be specified with the –seed or –sameseed parameter. Using the same seed number and prompt will produce similar ending images.
  • Stop –stop <integer between 10–100>: Use the –stop parameter to finish a Job part way through the process. Stopping a Job at an earlier percentage can create blurrier, less detailed results.
  • Style –style <4a, 4b, or 4c>: Switch between versions of the Midjourney Model Version 4.
  • –style <expressive, or cute>: Switch between versions of the Niji Model Version.
  • Stylize –stylize <number>, or –s <number>: This parameter influences how strongly Midjourney’s default aesthetic style is applied to Jobs.
  • Uplight –uplight: Use an alternative “light” upscaler when selecting the U buttons. The results are closer to the original grid image. The upscaled image is less detailed and smoother.
  • Upbeta –upbeta: Use an alternative beta upscaler when selecting the U buttons. The results are closer to the original grid image. The upscaled image has significantly fewer added details.
  • Niji –niji: An alternative model focused on anime-style images.
  • High Definition –hd: Use an early alternative Model that produces larger, less consistent images. This algorithm may be suitable for abstract and landscape images.
  • Test –test: Use the Midjourney special test model.
  • Testp –testp: Use the Midjourney special photography-focused test model.
  • Version –version <1, 2, 3, 4, or 5>, or –v <1, 2, 3, 4, or 5>: Use a different version of the Midjourney algorithm. The current version (–version <1, 2, 3, 4, or 5>), or (–v <1, 2, 3, 4, or 5>): Use a different version of the Midjourney algorithm. The current algorithm (V4) is the default setting.

Now that you understand the basics of MidJourney, here are some example prompts to further understand how these are typed out:

  • Astronaut playing chess against a monkey, 2D flat, simple, vibrant, neon colors, fun, groovy, chess pieces floating, set on the moon, movie poster, epic (–v 5 –q 2).
  • A magical, vibrant, steampunk Erlenmeyer Flask with a red, boiling substance, sitting on a white table, white background, 4K paint splatter::2, fish::4, 3D colorful explosion::3, computer monitor::10, fire 3D effect, hyper-realistic::5, accent lighting, global illumination, cinematic, 18mm lens, f/2.4, National Geographic photography, immersive on black background::10 (–ar 16:9 –v 5 –q 2).
  • Japanese lo-fi style, the streets of neo Tokyo, with a Porsche 911 in the street, massive skyscraper in the background, 64-bit style, shadows and lighting, clean, simple, satisfying (–v 5 –ar 16:9).
  • Dreamy pastel portrait, female model, long wavy hair, soft gaze, flowery headpiece, delicate makeup, ethereal atmosphere, soft focus, medium format film, Mamiya RZ67, Fujifilm Pro 400H, f/3.5.
  • Hyper-realistic photograph, portrait of a happy white male, mid-30s, stubble beard, grey shirt, medium-length hair dramatic light, looking down + film grain, Leica 50mm, Kodak Portra 800, chiaroscuro, f/1.4, golden hour (–ar 3:4).
  • Hyper-realistic photograph, portrait of a tattooed South American indigenous black woman, future punk, gold tattoo line, side profile, summer, dramatic light, looking down + film grain, Leica 50mm, Kodak Portra 800, chiaroscuro, f/1.4 (–ar 3:4 –test –upbeta).
  • A very cute bright yellow robot, whole body, running in a forest at night, mysterious adventure, flowers, plants, fireflies, complex details, popmart blind box, clay material, Pixar trend, 3D art, c4d, octane rendering, animation lighting, uplight (–ar 9:16 –v 5 –s 750 –q 2 –v 5).
  • Leonardo DiCaprio, highly detailed, contemplating taking his life, 8K, ultra-detailed, realistic (–stylize 500).
  • Sad-looking man in a polo-style shirt smoking a cigar, looking over the edge of a yacht, 4K, realistic on a rainy day at sea (–q 3 –v 5).
  • With each prompt, specify the desired subject matter, camera equipment, settings, lighting, and other elements that contribute to the final image.

Now that you have a full understanding of Midjourney with example prompts, I want you to act like a professional photographer and use descriptive and detailed information when you are describing your photo prompts, including your camera setups as well. You can take inspiration from the prompts above, and you can make these prompts longer or shorter if necessary to generate the perfect prompt.

Are you ready to start generating photo prompts? If so, respond with ‘YES’ and nothing else.