The Art of Midjourney AI: A Guide to Creating Images from Text

The Art of Midjourney AI: A Guide to Creating Images from Text


Artificial Intelligence has made significant strides in recent years, and the field continues to evolve at an incredible pace. One area of AI that has seen significant growth is the generation of visual content. From generating realistic photos to creating unique designs, AI models like DALL-E and Stable Diffusion have opened up new possibilities for artists and designers.

Midjourney AI is another AI program that has the potential to revolutionize the way we create images. Midjourney AI uses a continuous diffusion process to generate images from textual descriptions. It's a powerful tool that can be used to create unique designs for print-on-demand products, among other applications.

This e-book is designed to be a comprehensive guide to using Midjourney AI effectively. It covers everything from the basics of creating images to advanced techniques for prompting the AI to generate specific types of content. Whether you're an artist, designer, or simply curious about the possibilities of AI-generated content, this e-book has something for you.

Through this book, we aim to make it easy for everyone to start using Midjourney AI, regardless of their experience level. By the end of this book, you'll have a thorough understanding of how Midjourney AI works and be able to use it to create unique and compelling images.

We hope that this e-book will serve as a valuable resource for anyone interested in AI-generated visual content and inspire you to explore the possibilities of Midjourney AI.

Table of Contents


  • What is Midjourney AI?

  • How to start using Midjourney

  • The /imagine Command

  • Upscale, Creating Variations or Rerolls.

  • Saving Generated Images

  • Midjoirney AI Discord Commands

Basic Parameters

  • Aspect Ratios

  • Chaos

  • Quality

  • Stop

  • Stylize

  • Tile

  • Seed

  • Version

Prompting Midjourney AI

  • Multi Prompts

  • Prompt Weights

  • Negative Prompt Weights

  • Image Prompts

Improving Midjourney Prompts

  • Themes

  • Design Styles

  • Engines

  • Artists

  • Drawings and Art Mediums

  • Colors and Palettes

  • Time of the Day

  • Material Properties

  • Lighting

  • Geography and Culture

  • Shot Types

  • Views

  • Materials

  • Film Types

  • Bonus: Realistic Photos with v5



What is Midjourney AI?

Midjourney AI is an artificial intelligence program that generates images from textual descriptions. It's a powerful tool for creating unique designs for print-on-demand products and other applications.

Midjourney AI is similar to OpenAI's DALL-E or Stable Diffusion, which also generates images from textual descriptions using AI. However, Midjourney AI uses a different technology that enables it to generate high-resolution images with more ease and efficiency.

The program allows users to adjust various parameters to create specific types of images. Midjourney AI also supports multi prompts, prompt weights, and negative prompt weights, etc. to give users greater control over the generated output.

Midjourney AI is known for its ability to generate images in high resolution, making it suitable for use in a wide range of applications. Its user-friendly interface makes it easy for users to start generating images right away, even if they have no prior experience with AI.

It is a powerful and versatile tool with the potential to revolutionize the way we create visual content. Whether you're an artist, designer, or simply interested in the possibilities of AI-generated images, Midjourney AI is definitely worth exploring.

How to start using Midjourney

To start using Midjourney, follow these simple steps:

  1. Sign up for Discord. Midjourney works entirely on Discord, so you'll need an account there to use it. If you haven't already, you can sign up for Discord for free.

  2. Visit the Midjourney website and click on "Join the beta" to request access. This will automatically take you to a Discord invite where you can join the Midjourney community and start generating images.

Once you're in the Midjourney community, you can explore its features and start generating images from text prompts. Whether you're a seasoned designer or a beginner looking to explore the possibilities of AI-generated images, Midjourney has something for everyone. So don't hesitate - join the Midjourney community today and start creating stunning images from text!

Midjourney Homepage

Step 3: Accept the Discord invite to Midjourney. Choose to Continue to Discord.

Step 4: Your Discord app will not automatically open. When it does, select the ship-like Midjourney icon on the left menu.

Step 5: Once you're in the Midjourney community, navigate to the Newcomer rooms. These are designated channels that are typically named "newbies-XXX," and are designed to help newcomers get started with Midjourney. You can choose any of these channels to begin exploring the features of Midjourney and generating images from text prompts.

Step 6: With your account set up and access to Midjourney, you're ready to start creating stunning AI-generated art. Keep in mind that if you're using the free trial, you only have a limited number of prompt options available, and can generate up to 25 images for free. After that, you'll need to purchase a full membership to continue generating images.

To make the most of your free trial, take some time to consider what you want to create with Midjourney. You can use the "/help" command to get tips and ideas for crafting effective prompts and maximizing your image generation results. With a bit of planning and creativity, you can create stunning images that showcase the power and potential of Midjourney AI.

Step 7: Once you're in a Newcomer room, you can start generating images by typing the "/imagine" command in the Discord chat. This will create a prompt field where you can type in your image description. It's important to be as descriptive as possible when crafting your prompt, as this will help Midjourney AI produce better results.

If you have a particular style in mind for your image, be sure to include it in your description. However, it's important to follow the terms of conduct in the Midjourney community, and keep your descriptions clean and appropriate. By following these guidelines, you can generate stunning images with Midjourney AI and explore the creative possibilities of AI-generated art.

When finished, select Enter to send your prompt.

Step 8: After submitting your prompt, give Midjourney a minute to generate your images. Typically, the AI will create several different versions based on your description. Once the images have been generated, you'll have a number of options to explore.

Below the images, you'll see a section of buttons labeled U and V, with numbers corresponding to the different images that Midjourney has produced. Choosing the U button will upscale the selected image into a larger, more defined version, while choosing the V button will create a new image based on the selected image. You can also use the refresh button to request a new set of images.

However, keep in mind that each of these choices will use up some of your available free prompts. So, only choose them if you're sure you want to proceed. With these options, you can fine-tune your image results and create stunning designs that showcase the power and potential of Midjourney AI.

Step 9: If you find an image that you like and choose to upscale it by clicking on the U button, you'll be given a new set of options to explore. Depending on your preferences, you can choose to make variations on the image, upscale it to the maximum resolution before downloading, or choose a lighter upscale if the image isn't quite what you wanted. These are just a few of the many options available for fine-tuning your image results and creating stunning designs with Midjourney AI.

Step 10: If you plan on using Midjourney frequently, you can subscribe to a full membership to access additional prompt options and unlock unlimited image generation. To subscribe, navigate to any bot channel in Midjourney's Discord and type "/subscribe." This will create a link that you can follow to purchase a subscription and continue generating stunning images with Midjourney AI. With a full membership, you can unlock the full creative potential of Midjourney and take your AI-generated art to the next level.

/imagine Command

Usage: /imagine [image prompts] [text prompts] [parameters]

To use the Midjourney Bot, you'll need to use a designated Bot channel and a Discord Slash Command. For example, if you're in the #newbies-1 channel, start typing "/imagine" to see an option appear above your text. Click or tap on the "/imagine" option to create a prompt field where you can enter the details of what you want the bot to generate, as shown in the video below.

You can also create the prompt field using the Spacebar, Tab, or Enter keys. However, it's important to note that Bot slash commands will only work in designated Bot channels. If you type the "/imagine" command in regular channels, such as #trial-support, it will not work.

Once you're satisfied with your prompt, press Enter to deliver your request to the Midjourney AI bot. The bot will generate your images in about 60 seconds, giving you plenty of time to explore and fine-tune your results. With these simple steps, you can start generating stunning images with Midjourney AI and explore the creative potential of AI-generated art.

Upscale, Create Variations or Reroll

Once you've submitted your prompt, the Midjourney bot will deliver four images in a 2 x 2 grid. At this point, you'll have three options to explore:

  • Option 1: If you find an image that you like, you can upscale it by clicking on the corresponding U1, U2, U3, or U4 button. These numbers correspond to the images starting in the upper left as Image #1.

  • Option 2: You can also ask the bot to provide four variations on one of the images by clicking on the V1, V2, V3, or V4 buttons. This option can be especially helpful if you're looking for more creative inspiration or want to explore different variations of your prompt.

  • Option 3: If you want to run the same prompt with a new seed, you can click on the circular arrow button to produce four new images.

The bot will present three more options if you upscale your image.

  • Make Variations: This option works like the earlier one but uses the upscaled image instead.

  • Upscale to Max: This option will upscale the image to the largest possible resolution, usually around 1600 x 1600 pixels assuming a square aspect ratio.

  • Light Upscale Redo: This option rerolls the upscale but adds less detail, making it particularly useful for working with art styles like comic book, abstract, and impressionist.

With these options, you can fine-tune your image results.


Once you've generated your image, you'll have three options to save it:

  • Option 1: Click on the image to open it full-size, then right-click and choose "Save Image As" from the menu to save the file locally.

  • Option 2: If you've upscaled your image, it will be available on the Midjourney website at Simply log in using your Discord login info to access a complete gallery of your jobs and prompts. Your newly created image will appear near the top of the gallery. Select the image and click on the save icon to download the file locally.

  • Option 3: You can also send the image directly to your Discord DMs by reacting with the envelope emoji. This option can be particularly helpful if you want to share your image with others or use it in a different project.

With these options, you can easily save and access your images from Midjourney AI and incorporate them into your creative workflow.


/blend: This feature allows you to blend two images together, similar to using multiple image prompts with the /imagine command. The main advantage is that you don't need to provide image URLs, making it much easier to use.

/fast: This option runs each job in about 1 minute, but keep in mind that it will consume your monthly allotment of GPU/processing hours.

/help: Use this command to access general information about Midjourney AI, including basic commands, account links, DM info, and links to official knowledge articles.

/info: Use this command to see information related to your account, including your subscription level, job mode, visibility mode, fast time remaining, lifetime usage, relaxed usage, and queued job info.

/public: This is the default mode, where anyone can see your jobs and images.

/prefer: This command allows you to permanently add a command or parameter to the end of all your jobs, making it easier to customize your image generation settings.

/private: This command switches your jobs to private mode, meaning that they will not be visible to anyone else except moderators.

/relax: This command allows you to generate jobs essentially for free, but keep in mind that they will take longer to complete. Use this when you've run out of hours in the month to avoid being billed for usage.

/settings: This command opens up the visual user interface that allows you to adjust your image generation settings, making it a very useful tool for fine-tuning your results.

/show: Use this command to rerun an old job by providing the job ID. You can find the job ID in your website gallery or by "Reacting" to the old image with the "Envelope" icon.

/subscribe: This command allows you to modify your subscription to Midjourney AI, and the bot will send you a link to get started.


Parameters are an essential part of generating images with Midjourney AI. They refer to the settings that can be added to a prompt to modify the way an image is generated, providing users with greater control and flexibility. Whether you're looking to alter the image's aspect ratios, switch between different versions of the model being used, select a specific upscaler, or perform many other functions, parameters are the key to customizing your image generation process.

In this section, we'll explore some of the basic parameters that you can use with Midjourney AI. These parameters are typically appended at the end of a prompt, and multiple parameters can be included in a single prompt. By the end of this section, you'll have a solid understanding of how to use parameters to create the images you want.

Aspect Ratios

Aspect ratios are an important consideration when generating images with Midjourney AI. The aspect ratio of an image is the ratio of its width to its height, and it can have a significant impact on the appearance and usability of the final product. Fortunately, Midjourney AI allows users to adjust the aspect ratio of their generated images using the "--aspect" or "--ar" parameter.

To use the aspect ratio parameter, simply append "--aspect" or "--ar" to the end of your prompt, followed by the desired aspect ratio. For example, to generate an image with a 4:5 aspect ratio, you would enter "--aspect 4:5" at the end of your prompt.

By modifying the aspect ratio, users can customize the dimensions of the generated image to suit their needs and preferences. Whether you're creating a design for a specific platform or device, or simply trying to achieve a particular aesthetic, adjusting the aspect ratio can help you achieve your goals. Keep in mind that certain aspect ratios may be more suitable for specific types of images, such as landscape or portrait orientations, so be sure to experiment with different ratios to find the one that works best for your project.

How to Change the Aspect Ratio

Add --aspect :, or --ar : to the end of your prompt.

Prompt: little cute fish --ar 2:3

Prompt: little cute fish --ar7:4


The --chaos or --c parameter affects the diversity of the initial image grids. Setting a high --chaos value will generate more unconventional and unexpected results and compositions, while lower --chaos values produce more consistent and repeatable results.

--chaos accepts values 0–100.
The default --chaos value is 0.

Low Chaos

When using a low --chaos value or not specifying a value, the initial image grids will have slight variations with each job run. This can be useful for creating images with similar features and styles or when looking for minor variations in a design.

Prompt: ananas owl hybrid

High Chaos

By specifying a higher --chaos value, the initial image grids generated for each job will be more diverse and unpredictable, leading to more unusual and unexpected results. This can be helpful when looking for more unique or creative compositions or when experimenting with different styles and design elements.

Prompt: ananas owl hybrid --c 50

Very-High Chaos

Specifying extremely high --chaos values will result in initial image grids that are highly varied and produce unexpected compositions or artistic styles each time a job is run. This can be beneficial when looking for highly creative or abstract designs, but it can also result in images that may be more difficult to use or incorporate into specific projects.

Prompt: ananas owl hybrid --c 100


The --quality or --q parameter determines the amount of time the AI spends generating an image and affects the level of detail in the output. Higher quality settings take longer to process but produce more detailed results. It is important to note that this parameter does not affect the resolution of the image.

The default --quality value is 1, and higher values consume more GPU minutes from your subscription. Acceptable values for --quality are .25, .5, and 1 for the default model. Values above 1 will be rounded down to 1. It is also important to note that --quality only influences the initial image generation and works with Model Versions 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, and niji.

While higher --quality settings generally produce better results, this is not always the case. Depending on the desired look of the image, lower --quality settings may be more suitable. For instance, a lower --quality value may be ideal for achieving a gestural abstract look, while higher --quality values may enhance the look of architectural images that require more details. Choose the setting that best fits the image you wish to create.

How to Use the Quality Parameter

Use the --quality or --q Parameter

Prompt: a young man in 40s carrying a basket of bread and fruits in the background of a European castle --q .25

Prompt: a young man in 40s carrying a basket of bread and fruits in the background of a European castle --q 2

Prompt: a young man in 40s carrying a basket of bread and fruits in the background of a European castle --q 5


The --stop parameter is useful for finishing a job partway through the process. By specifying a value, users can halt the job at a particular percentage and generate an image with incomplete details. However, it is worth noting that stopping a job at an earlier percentage can result in blurrier and less detailed images.

The --stop parameter accepts values between 10 and 100, with the default value being 100. It is important to remember that this parameter does not work while upscaling an image. Therefore, users must let the upscaling process complete before stopping the job.

When using the --stop parameter, it is recommended to experiment with different values to achieve the desired effect. For instance, using a lower value might work well for creating impressionistic or abstract images, while higher values are better suited for detailed images such as landscapes or portraits.

--stop accepts values: 10–100.
The default --stop value is 100.
--stop does not work while Upscaling.

Prompt: green peas in plate --stop 30

Prompt: green peas in plate --stop 70

Prompt: green peas in plate --stop 100


Midjourney AI's image generation is trained to produce artistic results that emphasize color, composition, and form. The --stylize or --s parameter controls the strength of this artistic training. Lower stylization values will produce images that closely match the prompt, while sacrificing some artistic flair. Higher stylization values will create more artistic images that are less closely tied to the prompt.

By default, --stylize is set to 100 and accepts integer values between 0 and 1000 when using the default V4 model. It's important to note that higher stylization values don't always lead to better results. The optimal value will depend on the type of image you want to generate and your personal preferences.

How to Switch Stylization Values

Add --stylize or --s to the end of your prompt.

Prompt: illustrated pear --s 0

Prompt: illustrated pear --s 250

Prompt: illustrated pear --s 750


The --tile parameter, available only on the V5 model, generates images that can be used as repeating tiles to create seamless patterns for fabrics, wallpapers, and textures. By using the --tile parameter, you can ensure that your images can be tiled seamlessly without any visible breaks or discrepancies. This parameter works by generating an image that can be repeated horizontally and/or vertically to create a seamless pattern.

--tile only generates a single tile.

How to Use the Tile Parameter

/imagine prompt colorful zebra stripes --tile --v 5

Prompt: colorful zebra stripes --tile --v 5

Prompt: black rose --tile --v 5


The Midjourney bot uses a seed number as the starting point to generate the initial image grids. This seed number creates a field of visual noise similar to television static. The bot generates random seed numbers for each image, but users can specify their own seed number using the --seed or --sameseed parameter.

Specifying the same seed number and prompt will produce similar ending images, allowing users to replicate their favorite results. The --seed parameter accepts whole numbers from 0 to 4294967295.

  • --seed accepts whole numbers 0–4294967295.

  • --seed values only influence the initial image grid.

If no seed is specified, Midjourney will use a randomly generated seed number, producing a wide variety of options each time a prompt is used. To set the seed value, simply add the "seed" parameter followed by a specific number of your choice.

To set the seed value, we use the “seed” parameter and add a random number:

Prompt Example : The white colored cat is lying on the green sofa --seed 4789 

Modifying the prompt introduces new variables into the generation process, which increases the level of randomness in the generated image. The degree of randomness is directly proportional to the extent of the modifications made to the prompt. To understand this better, let's compare the results of smaller and larger prompt modifications:

Original Prompt: The white colored cat is lying on the green sofa --seed 4789

Same Seed Number but sofa color is red : Prompt: The white colored cat is lying on the red sofa --seed 4789

Same Seed Number but aspect ration is 2:3 - Prompt : The white colored cat is lying on the green sofa --seed 4789 --ar 2:3


Midjourney continuously releases new model versions to enhance efficiency, coherency, and quality. The latest model is the default, but users can choose to use other models by specifying the --version or --v parameter or by accessing the /settings command and selecting a model version. Different models specialize in different types of images, so it's important to choose the appropriate version for your specific needs.

--version accepts the values 1, 2, 3, 4, and 5, and can be abbreviated as --v.

The latest model, Midjourney V5, was released on March 15th, 2023. To use this model, simply add the --v 5 parameter at the end of your prompt or select MJ Version 5 from the /settings menu.

V5 offers higher coherency, better natural language prompt interpretation, higher resolution, and advanced features such as the ability to generate repeating patterns with the --tile parameter.

How to Switch Models

Use the Version or Test Parameter

Add --v 1, --v 2, --v 3, --v 4, --v 4, --v 5, --style 4a, --v4 --style 4b --test, --testp, --test --creative, --testp --creative or --niji to the end of your prompt.

Prompt: golden and black rose --v 2

Prompt golden and black rose --v 5

In conclusion, basic parameters offer a wide range of options for customizing the image generation process in Midjourney AI. By modifying parameters such as aspect ratio, chaos, quality, stylization, seed, and version, users can generate highly customized and unique images tailored to their specific needs and preferences.

However, the full potential of Midjourney AI can only be realized by mastering the art of crafting effective prompts. The next section, "Prompting Midjourney AI," will delve into the art of crafting prompts and provide tips and best practices for generating high-quality images. With a solid understanding of both basic parameters and effective prompting techniques, users can unlock the full potential of Midjourney AI to create stunning and original images.


Multi Prompts

It is possible to have the Midjourney Bot consider two or more separate concepts individually using :: as a separator. Separating prompts allows you to assign relative importance to parts of a prompt.

Multi-Prompt Basics

Adding a double colon :: to a prompt indicates to the Midjourney Bot that it should consider each part of the prompt separately.

In the example below, for the prompt ice cream all words are considered together, and the Midjourney Bot produces images of tasty ice cream. If the prompt is separated into two parts, ice:: cream both concepts are considered separately, creating a picture of a cream on the ice cubes.

Prompt: illustrated ice cream

Prompt: illustrated ice ::2 cream

Prompt Weights

When a double colon :: is used to separate a prompt into different parts, you can add a number immediately after the double colon to assign the relative importance to that part of the prompt.

In the example above, the prompt ice::2 cream produced cream on the ice cubes .

Negative Prompt Weights

Negative prompts are an effective tool to remove unwanted elements from your image generation. They work by applying a negative weight or penalty to the specified elements, making them less likely to appear in the output.

To use negative prompts, you can add them to your original prompt to specify what you don't want in your image generation. One way to do this is by using the --no parameter followed by the name of the element you want to remove. For example, if you want to generate a landscape painting without any rivers, you can write:

Prompt: a landscape painting --no river

Prompt: a landscape painting

Prompt: a landscape painting --no river

Prompt: fruit salad

Prompt: fruit salad --no kiwi

The second way is to use text weights ( :: ) followed by a negative number (from -0.5 to -1) after the name of the element that you want to reduce. For example, if you want to generate a landscape with less mountains and more trees, you can write:

a landscape painting, rivers::0.5 trees::1 mountains::-0.5

Prompt: a landscape painting, rivers::0.5 trees::1 mountains::-0.5

Image Prompts

In addition to text prompts, you can also use images as part of a prompt to influence the composition, style, and colors of the generated image. This can be done alone or in combination with text prompts to create even more unique and varied results.

To add images to your prompt, simply enter or paste the web address of the image stored online, which should end with a file extension like .png, .gif, or .jpg. Once you have added the image address, you can continue adding any additional text or parameters to complete your prompt and generate the desired image. Experiment with different combinations of image styles and parameters for even more exciting results.

image to Discord : right-click the image, select Copy Link, and then paste the link within the prompt box.

The Link of the example Image:

prompt example: imagine prompt  birthday cake

Prompt: birthday cake


Creating effective prompts is key to generating high-quality images with the Midjourney Bot. In this section, we will explore various ways to improve Midjourney prompts, such as incorporating specific themes, design styles, engines, and artists, and utilizing elements such as colors, lighting, and geography. By utilizing these techniques, you can generate more personalized and visually appealing images that meet your specific needs and preferences.


One of the keys to creating compelling and visually interesting images with Midjourney is to start with a strong theme. Themes provide a unifying concept or idea that can help guide the image generation process and ensure that the resulting images are cohesive and meaningful.

Some examples of themes that you could use to inspire your Midjourney prompts include realistic or surreal imagery, science fiction or fantasy concepts, retro or vintage styles, or even comic book or anime-inspired visuals. By choosing a strong theme and incorporating it into your prompts, you can help ensure that the resulting images are both visually stunning and thematically consistent.

Here are some themes you can use. Feel free to get help from ChatGPT to generate more:

  • Realistic

  • Realism

  • Surreal

  • Surrealism

  • Unrealistic

  • Science Fiction

  • Dreamy

  • Dreampunk

  • Otherworldly,

  • Abstraction,

  • Fantasy

  • Dark Fantasy

  • Illusion

  • Retro

  • Vintage

  • Cyberpunk

  • Rustic

  • Historic

  • Futuristic

  • Sci-fi

  • Cartoon

  • Marvel Comics

  • Kawaii,Anime

Theme Prompt and Output Examples:

Prompt: A surreal portrait of a cat wearing a top hat, playing a saxophone in a jazz club

Prompt: Vintage record player playing a Beatles album

Prompt: A Cartoon man eating pizza on the Eiffel tower.

Prompt: Kawaii style little cute rabbit

Prompt: pink hair, black costume girl with sword in hand in anime style

Design Styles

Design styles play a significant role in defining the visual aspects of an image. The right design style can add depth, texture, and character to an image, making it more aesthetically pleasing and engaging to the viewer. Design styles can range from minimalist to maximalist, from simple to complex, from chaotic to ordered, and everything in between. In this section, we'll explore some of the most popular design styles that you can use to improve your Midjourney prompts.

Here are some design styles you can use. Feel free to get help from ChatGPT to generate more:

  • Simple

  • Detailed

  • Complex

  • Multiplex

  • Chaotic

  • Surface Detail

  • Minimalist

  • Maximalist

  • Ukiyo-e Flat Design

  • Patterns

  • Polka Dot

  • Halftone

  • 20s, 30s,

  • 1940s, 1950s

  • Decor,60s

  • 1800s, 2020s, 4000s

  • Pop-Art

  • Hi-fi

  • Gothic

  • Ukiyo-e

Design Style Prompt and Output Examples:

Prompt: Ukiyo-e Flat Design Women Portrait

Prompt: 2d illustration blue and white daisy flower pattern

Prompt: The man walking alone on the streets of France in the 1940s.

Prompt: A pop art illustration of a bottle of ketchup made of rubies and gold


The engine used to create an image can greatly impact its final outcome. From ultra-high-definition rendering to low-poly stylization, different engines offer a range of options for users to customize the look and feel of their generated images. In this section, we'll explore some of the most popular engines that can be used with Midjourney, including Unreal Engine, Cinema4D, and Disney. Whether you're looking to create digital art or stylized character designs, the engine you choose can play a significant role in achieving your desired results.

  • Unreal Engine

  • Cinema4D

  • 4k,8k,16k

  • Ultra-HD,

  • 2-bit

  • 4-bit,

  • 8-bit

  • 16-bit

  • Disney

  • Pixar

  • Dreamworks

  • IMAX

  • Pixomondo

  • Vector Graphics

  • 3D Model

  • Lowpoly

  • Holographic

  • Digital Art

  • Pixel Art

  • NFT

  • Clip Art

  • Character Design

  • Wallpaper

Engine Prompt and Output Examples:

Prompt : Astronaut, unreal engine

Prompt: Astronaut, 8-bit

Prompt: Red hair little girl disney cartoon character

Prompt: Pixel art blue hair little boy cartoon character


Artists play a crucial role in shaping the art world by pushing the boundaries of creativity, experimenting with different styles, and expressing themselves through various mediums. When it comes to generating images with Midjourney, you can draw inspiration from some of the most iconic and influential artists throughout history. By using their works as prompts, you can explore their unique styles, techniques, and artistic vision, and incorporate them into your own image generation process. In this section, we will explore some famous artists whose works you can use as prompts to generate stunning and creative images.

  • Painting By Ivan Shishkin

  • Painting By Zdzislaw Beksinski

  • Painting By Salvador Dali

  • Painting By Pablo Picasso

  • Painting By Van Gogh

  • Painted By Alfred Kubin

  • Painted By Andy Warhol

  • Painted By Leonardo Da Vinci

  • Graffiti By Banksy

Artist Prompt and Output Examples:

Prompt: Cute baby shark graffiti By Banksy

Prompt: blue baby shark, Painting By Pablo Picasso

Drawing and Art Mediums:

The medium and technique used to create an artwork play an important role in its final appearance and mood. Midjourney AI can simulate various drawing and art mediums to produce stunning images. From traditional techniques like pencil, charcoal, and watercolor to modern graffiti and digital media, there are many options to choose from. By incorporating these mediums into your prompt, you can influence the texture, style, and mood of the generated image. Here are some drawing and art mediums that can be used as part of your Midjourney prompt:

  • Sketch

  • Drawing

  • Hand-Drawn

  • Dot Art

  • Line Art

  • Caricature

  • Illustration

  • Pencil Art

  • Charcoal Art

  • Pastel Art

  • Acrylic Painting

  • Oil Painting

  • Watercolor Painting

  • Graffiti

  • Spray Paint

  • Sticker

  • Blueprint

  • Mosaic

  • Coloring book

  • Chibi

  • Paper cut craft

Drawing and Art Medium Prompt and Output Examples:

Prompt: Graffiti portrait of old women with a watermelon

Prompt: Pastel drawing, winter lanscape

Prompt: analytic drawing of a chair

Prompt: A chibi 3d superman with white background

Prompt: a coffee cup full of coffee as lego

Prompt: Paper cut craft illustration of Barcelona

Prompt: Watercolor Painting of red hair little cute girl

Prompt: Pencil art old women portrait

Prompt: Caricature drawing cute men doctor portrait with white background

Colors and Palettes:

The colors and palettes used in an image can have a significant impact on its overall look and feel. By carefully selecting colors and color combinations, you can create a wide range of moods and atmospheres in your generated images.

  • Red

  • Orange

  • Light-Gray

  • Light-Purple

  • Neutral

  • Multicolored

  • Black and White

  • Monochromatic

  • Sepia

  • dark mode

Colors and Palettes Prompt and Output Examples:

Prompt : Sepia Color, battle scene, medieval warriors, in forest

Prompt: black and white color , battle scene, medieval warriors, in forest

Prompt: dark mode , battle scene, medieval warriors, in forest

Time Of The Day:

The time of day can significantly impact the mood and atmosphere of an image. Whether it's the warm hues of a golden hour or the cool blues of a blue hour, the time of day can set the tone for the image generation. In this section, we will explore the different times of day that you can use in your prompts to create images with specific moods and feelings.

  • Golden Hour

  • High Noon

  • Afternoon

  • Mid-Morning

  • Blue Hour

  • Sunset

  • Sunrise

  • Nighttime

Time of the Day Prompt and Output Examples:

Prompt: Photo of purple nissan skyline gtr, in london street at golden hour --v 5

Prompt: Photo of purple nissan skyline gtr, in london street at Night --v 5

Material Properties:

Material properties are essential in determining the visual characteristics of objects and surfaces. By adjusting the material properties in the prompts, users can modify the texture, shine, and other physical features of the generated image. Whether it is a shiny and polished surface or a rough and grainy one, Midjourney AI can produce images with different material properties that can help you achieve the desired effect for your project.

  • Transparent

  • Opaque

  • Polarized

  • Prismatic

  • Glitter

  • Glowing

  • Glossy

  • Shiny

  • Polished

  • Melting

  • Squishy

  • Dirty

Prompt: glossy black nissan skyline gtr, in new york street


Lighting can greatly influence the mood and atmosphere of an image. By adjusting the lighting parameters, you can create images with different emotions and feelings. The Midjourney bot offers a range of lighting options to choose from, including natural and artificial sources, warm and cold tones, and different intensities. In this section, we'll explore some of the lighting options available and how they can be used to enhance your image generation process.

  • Spotlight

  • Sunlight

  • Starlight

  • Nightlight

  • Neon Lamp

  • Dot Matrix Display

  • warm lighting

  • hard light

  • soft light

  • cold light

  • neon light

Lighting Prompt and Output Examples:

Prompt : woman reading a book in Sunlight

Prompt : woman reading a book in Starlight

Geography and Culture:

The Midjourney bot can generate images inspired by various cultures and geographies. By incorporating prompts that relate to specific regions or cultural motifs, you can create unique and captivating artwork that reflects the diversity of the world. Whether you're looking to evoke the mysticism of Mayan civilization or the opulence of French architecture, the Midjourney bot can help you achieve your desired artistic vision. Explore the different themes and styles available to find the perfect fit for your next project.

  • French-Style

  • Turkish-Style

  • Mayan

  • Arabic

  • Nordic Mythology

Geography and Culture Prompt and Output Examples:

Prompt: Turkish-Style Book Cover

Prompt: Nordic Mythology Style Book Cover

Shot Types

Shot types are crucial to creating effective visual storytelling. Each shot type carries its own significance and meaning, and understanding the right shot type to use in a particular situation can help you convey the emotions and mood you want to create. In this section, we will explore different shot types you can use in your Midjourney prompts to enhance your image generation results. From extreme long shots to selfies, we will cover various shot types that can bring your prompts to life.

  • Extreme long shot

  • Long shot

  • Medium shot

  • Close-up shot

  • Extreme close-up shot

  • Low angle shot

  • High angle shot

  • Night shot

  • Silhouette shot

  • Wide Shot

  • Overhead Shot

  • Side-View Shot

  • Centered-Shot

  • Back View Shot

  • Selfie

Shot Types Prompt and Output Examples:

Prompt: film still, astronaut in the ocean, close up shot

Prompt: film still, astronaut in the ocean, medium shot shot

Prompt: Silhouette shot, medieval warrior

Prompt: overhead shot, medieval warrior


Selecting the right view can help emphasize specific elements in the scene and convey the desired mood or tone. For example, a top view can be useful for showing the layout of a space, while a close-up shot can highlight details or emotions. Consider experimenting with different views to see how they can enhance your prompts.

  • Top-View

  • Side-View

  • Satellite-View

  • View From an Airplane

  • Closeup

  • Extreme Closeup

  • Epic Wide Shot

  • First-Person View

  • Third-Person View

  • Full body

  • Portrait

  • Front-View

  • Bird-View

  • Macro shot

  • Macro View

  • Microscopic

  • 360 Panorama

  • Ultra-Wide Angle

  • 360 Angle

Views Prompt and Output Examples:

Prompt: side view of the face of a soviet style man

Prompt: Extreme Closeup, bee on the flower

Prompt: bird view of a futuristic city

Prompt: view from airplane of a snow-clad mountain and grassland area


Whether it's the texture of wood or the shine of metal, Midjourney can generate a wide variety of materials. This can help you create unique and interesting designs for your projects. In this section, we will explore some of the different types of materials you can use as prompts.

Stone: pebbles, cobblestone, rock, bedrock, sandstone, marble, gypsum, granite, diorite, andesite

Prompt: A rabbit crafted with marble

Mineral: coal, sulfur, sodalime, geyserite, ceramic, enamel, asbestos, fossil, perlite, vermiculite, slag, minium, travertine, fulgurite, graphene

Prompt: A rabbit crafted with ceramic

Wood: wooden, plywood, particle board, hardboard, lumber, planks, wooden planks, nailed-wood, wood veneer, spalting, petrified wood, oak wood, maple wood, acacia-wood, pine-wood, cherry-wood, birch-wood, cedar-wood

Material: Lumber - Image Promt: A rabbit crafted with lumber

Paper: cardboard, corrugated fibreboard, paperboard, construction paper, cardstock, tracing paper, glassine, tissue paper, kraft paper, papyrus, parchment, hemp paper, tar paper

Prompt: A rabbit crafted with kraft paper

Metal: metallic, rusty, foil, tarnish, tin, copper, pewter, aluminum, bronze, brass, iron, steel, titanium, silver, bismuth

Prompt: A rabbit crafted with silver

Glass: stained glass,seagrass, obsidian, fiberglass, crystalline, borax crystal, amethyst, quartz, rose quartz

Prompt: A rabbit crafted with rose quartz

Film Types:

Midjourney AI can also simulate different types of film and photography techniques to produce unique visual effects. The Film Types parameter allows you to select various film and photography styles that can be used as a reference for generating the image. These styles range from classic film techniques such as Technirama and Ambrotype to modern-day techniques such as drone photography and GoPro video. Each style has its unique characteristics and can be used to influence the look and feel of the final output. Explore the Film Types parameter to discover new and exciting ways to create your Midjourney AI-generated images.

  • DSLR

  • Night Vision

  • Drone photography

  • GoPro Video

  • Unregistered Hypercan 2

  • Hyperspectal Imaging

  • Multispectal Imaging

  • Schlieren

  • Disposable Camera

  • Polaroid

  • Instax

  • Lomo

  • Pinhole Photography

  • VistaVision

  • Technirama

  • Techniscope

  • Panavision

  • Ambrotype

Film Type Prompt and Output Examples:

Prompt: Drone Photography, Gold Coast Surfers’s Paradise — v 5

Prompt: Night vision, a scientist and a allien in the lab, shot on a Sony mirrorless camera, ultra detailed, 8k — v 5

NOTE: The examples above can be improved according to your imagination and knowledge. These are only the examples I created.

BONUS: Making Realistic Photos

With the latest AI model, Midjourney v5, it's now possible to generate photorealistic images that look like photographs. You can create portraits with realistic skin tones and sharp details, making your images appear natural and lifelike.

  1. To achieve a shallow depth of field and isolate your portrait subjects, use a long lens such as an 85mm, 100mm or 200mm. This will help to blur the background and make your subject stand out more prominently.

  2. For high-quality images with realistic colors and details, consider using specific camera models such as the Sony α7 III, Nikon D850 DSLR 4k, Leica, or Canon EOS R5. These cameras can capture features and expressions with precision, resulting in images that look more natural and authentic.

  3. To recreate candid and personal moments, use keywords such as "candid" or "personal" along with high-quality settings like 4k or 8k. This will give your images a natural and authentic look, capturing genuine moments of joy and happiness.

  4. Experiment with a wide aperture setting such as F 1.2 to create a blurry background and make your subject stand out. You can also add blurry backdrop hints, such as an abandoned church or a city street at night, to create a sense of mood and atmosphere.

  5. Use dreamlike or dramatic lighting to create a sense of depth and contrast in your images. You can also create ultra-detailed images with sharp lines and textures, capturing every detail with precision to make your images appear more realistic.

  6. To capture the essence of a person's character and personality, consider creating portraits in their natural environment, showcasing their interests and passions. You can also experiment with different aspect ratios, such as 9:16, which is commonly used for portrait images on social media platforms like Instagram and TikTok.

  7. Finally, try using Vermeer lighting or Rembrandt lighting techniques to create a soft and warm glow that illuminates your subject's face, adding a touch of artistic flair to your images.

Realistic Photos Prompt and Output Examples:

Prompt: A personal portrait of a writer sitting at a desk in a home office, with a blurred backdrop of bookshelves. Use a Hasselblad camera with a 85mm lens at F 1.2 aperture setting and soft sunlight falling on the subject to capture the subject’s creativity and intelligence. – v5

Prompt: A portrait of a musician playing a guitar on a street at night, with a blurry backdrop of city lights. Use a Nikon D850 DSLR 4k camera with a 200mm lens and dreamlike lighting to capture the passion and emotion of the performance. --v 5

Prompt: A photorealistic image of a young boy playing in a park on a sunny day, surrounded by trees and grass, with a soccer ball at his feet and a big smile on his face. Shot from a low angle to capture the sense of playfulness and joy. --v 5

Prompt: A photorealistic image of a chef preparing a dish in a busy kitchen, with steam rising from the pots and pans, and colorful ingredients spread out on the counter. Shot from a close-up angle to capture the sense of action and intensity. --v 5


In conclusion, Midjourney AI is a powerful tool that can help you generate a wide variety of images based on your prompts and parameters. By using the basic parameters and exploring the different themes, design styles, engines, artists, art mediums, colors and palettes, time of the day, material properties, lighting, geography and culture, shot types, views, materials, and film types, you can create highly customized and specific image outputs.

Additionally, with the latest version, Midjourney v5, you can now create photorealistic images that resemble photographs, making it an even more versatile tool for artists, designers, and content creators. So, whether you're looking to create illustrations, designs, or photographs, Midjourney AI can help you bring your ideas to life in new and exciting ways. Don't forget to experiment and have fun with your prompts and parameters to see what unique and creative outputs you can generate.

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