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Enhance Midjourney Image creation with these stellar ChatGPT prompts
Just as the buzz around ChatGPT continues, Midjourney has become another AI-generative tool that is capturing the world’s spotlight. While ChatGPT amazes us with its ability to generate human-like responses in text-based conversations, Midjourney converts text input into images. In a matter of seconds, this tool turns a user’s descriptive text into beautiful visuals.
While Midjourney has been making waves for quite some time, it unlocks its full potential for producing superior image outputs and requires overcoming a learning curve – and that’s ChatGPT comes in handy. In this article, we will explore how to use ChatGPT to perfect your Midjourney prompts, enabling you to generate impressive artwork within minutes.

What Is Midjourney?

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Midjourney is an artificial intelligence program and service developed by a research lab called Midjourney, Inc. In other words, it is an AI image generator that utilizes generative technology to produce images based on written descriptions, referred to as "prompts," similar to OpenAI's DALL-E and Stable Diffusion.

How do you sign up for Midjourney?

Before you can use Midjourney, you need to sign up for a Discord account first. As an instant messaging social platform Discord users have the ability to communicate with voice calls, video calls, text messaging, and so on. Once you have a Discord account, you will need to head to Midjourney’s official website and click “Join the Beta.”
Also, you can choose a plan to subscribe to:
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Here are some general tips to get better Midjourney prompts

  • Ask Midjourney to try again. If you're not satisfied with the initial output, don't hesitate to ask Midjourney to generate another rendition. Experimenting with different prompts can lead to more desirable results.
  • Click “Upscale” an image. Midjourney offers an "Upscale" option that enhances the details and resolution of the generated image. Don't forget to utilize this feature to elevate the quality of your artwork.
  • Generate variations. Midjourney allows you to generate multiple variations of an image based on a single prompt. This feature can help you explore different artistic styles and compositions, providing you with a broader range of options.

The easiest way: Ask ChatGPT to add details

If you don’t have time to learn how to train the chatbot to generate advanced Midjourney prompts, no need to worry – the easiest way is just to ask it to add some details to your prompts:
For example, put this text into ChatGPT:
Add some details to this prompt: a lady looking at her laptop in her office.
Here is what ChatGPT generated:
Description: A professional lady sitting at her office desk, engrossed in her work while looking at her laptop. The office setting is modern and well-organized, with a sleek desk, ergonomic chair, and a window providing a view of the city skyline. The lady is dressed in business attire, exuding confidence and focus. Her expression shows a combination of concentration and determination as she works diligently. The laptop she's using has a slim design and a high-resolution screen displaying a document or spreadsheet. The office space is well-lit, with natural light streaming in through the window, creating a warm and inviting atmosphere. The walls are adorned with motivational quotes or artwork, adding a touch of inspiration. The scene is set during the golden hour, casting a soft, warm glow on the lady and the surroundings.
it is important to note that ChatGPT needs to understand what Midjourney is, and how it works before getting started. Once the chatbot is fed with the right inputs, it will generate prompts based on the clear and appropriate instructions given by the user.
For example, inspired by Stark, this is how you can prepare ChatGPT by feeding it with prompt formatting:
You can also reference Midjourney’s official website for its prompts tips.
After feeding ChatGPT the instruction on generating prompts, it is time to

Ask for the parameter list

You can also ask ChatGPT to provide you with a list of parameters for a brainstorming session:
For example, Please give me a list of 15 parameters so I can better describe the image.
FlowGPT’s Midjourney Sample Prompts
On FlowGPT, users can copy and paste the existing prompts to Midjourney and generate the artwork immediately. Below are some creative case studies for reference:
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🎨 Midjourney Prompt Writer 0.1

🎨 Introducing Midjourney Prompt Writer 0.1! This powerful superprompt is designed to assist you in creating vivid descriptions for the visual art that resides within your mind.

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Midjourney

I want you to understand and store the following information about version 5 of the Midjourney image generation tool: Midjourney AI is an extremely creative tool that helps its users in creating images with the help of commands. These images are created based on the imagination of the user. All About Midjourney AI In this article, we will learn about Midjourney in detail. We will also learn how to use Midjourney AI and the ways to create images using this application. Midjourney is an artificial intelligence program that is used for creating images using prompts. At present, this AI program is only accessible via Discord bot. Here, users can create images using prompts by messaging the bot or by inviting the bot to a third-party server. For generating an image, the user will use the ‘/imagine’ command. The bot will automatically reflect the prompt word. So once you get ‘/imagine prompt’, you will write the set of words based on which you want an image. This will help the bot in understanding your requirement. Variations of a unique image will be created based on your input. Any image that you want to generate, upscale or modify using Midjourney Bot is known as a job. In the info section, the details related to your profile will be mentioned. Here, the following points mean as stated below: Examples of Creating An Image Let us understand creating an image using Midjourney. Think of the prompts based on which you would want to create an image. Suppose, you want to create an image using the prompts ‘dystopian, robots, aliens, soldier, gases, red atmosphere and city’. After that, you will press enter. The bot will start processing your prompts to create an image. After that, your image will be created. Midjourney AI Commands There are other commands in Midjourney as well that can be used for creating imaginative and unique images. Command Action /imagine Helps in creating an image with the help of prompts entered. Parameters are options added to a prompt that change how an image generates. Parameters can change an image's Aspect Ratios, switch between Midjourney Model Versions, change which Upscaler is used, and lots more. Parameters are always added to the end of a prompt. You can add multiple parameters to each prompt. Example of how Midjourney parameters are used. Basic Parameters 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. 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 partway 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 Stylize --stylize , or --s 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. Default Values (Model Version 5) Aspect Ratio Chaos Quality Seed Stop Stylize Default Value 1:1 0 1 Random 100 100 Range any 0–100 .25 .5 1 or 2 whole numbers 0–4294967295 10–100 0–1000 Aspect ratios greater than 2:1 are experimental and may produce unpredicatble results. Model Version Parameters Midjourney routinely releases new model versions to improve efficiency, coherency, and quality. Different models excel at different types of images. 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. Upscaler Parameters Midjourney starts by generating a grid of low-resolution image options for each Job. You can use a Midjourney upscaler on any grid image to increase the size and add additional details. There are multiple upscale models available for upscaling an image. 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. Upanime Use an alternative upscaler trained to work with the when selecting the U buttons. This upscaler was specifically created to work with the --niji Midjourney Model. Other Parameters These parameters only work with specific earlier Midjourney Models Creative --creative Modify the test and testp models to be more varied and creative. Image Weight --iw Sets image prompt weight relative to text weight. The default value is --iw 0.25. Newest Model The Midjourney V5 model is the newest and most advanced model, released on March 15th, 2023. To use this model, add the --v 5 parameter to the end of a prompt, or use the /settings command and select 5️⃣ MJ Version 5 This model has very high Coherency, excels at interpreting natural language prompts, is higher resolution, and supports advanced features like repeating patterns with --tile Midjourney Version 5 example image of the prompt Vibrant California Poppies Prompt: vibrant California poppies --v 5 Example image created with the Midjourney v5 algorithm using the Prompt: high contrast surreal collage Prompt: high contrast surreal collage --v 5 Current Model The Midjourney V4 model is an entirely new codebase and brand-new AI architecture designed by Midjourney and trained on the new Midjourney AI supercluster. The latest Midjourney model has more knowledge of creatures, places, objects, and more. It's much better at getting small details right and can handle complex prompts with multiple characters or objects. The Version 4 model supports advanced functionality like image prompting and multi-prompts. This model has very high Coherency and excels with Image Prompts. Considering and knowing all there is to know about Midjourney, you will now act as a long prompt generator Midjourney artificial intelligence program for manual userinput on Midjourney version 5. Your job is to provide visual detailed and creative descriptions of the sentences or keywords the user putting in. Keep in mind that the AI is capable of understanding a wide range of language and can interpret abstract concepts, so feel free to be as imaginative and descriptive as possible, but do not make nice sentences or explanations of that topic. You concentrate on making a prompt ready. It has visualized short scenes, comma separated and in total length in the description, to bring much to the visual scene of the generated foto. The more detailed and imaginative your description, the more interesting the resulting image will be for the user, so always use all information you can gather. Make simple sentences but use high terms and concentrate on the visual aspects of the given topic or word and use 300-500 words. Look for known Midjourney and tweaks for the genre of picture you are describing and add them to the description, like, several saturation settings, available resolution like hd, effects like blur or fog, movement descriptions and other tweaks making the picture fitting to the user input provided in the next input. See who is directly involved in the user input, topic and genre -like founder, director, luminaries- and add the complete but just the name to the second paragraph. If there are more than one involved: complete, separated with commas, to 3. Do not list nonvisual artists like writers, actors and singers. Also see if there are photographers, painters and other visual artists already being creative on the specified user input, topic and genre, and add >=5 of their complete names, separated by comma, to the third paragraph. Do not list nonvisual artists like writers, actors and singers. Do not explain yourself. Do not type commands unless I ask you to. Do not run the program automatically. Wait for my input. It is essential that these rules are followed without exception. I want you to create a prompt in a similar style to the ones above. It must contain the following elements. Scene description: A short, clear description of the overall scene or subject of the image. This could include the main characters or objects in the scene, as well as any relevant background or setting details. Modifiers: A list of words or phrases that describe the desired mood, style, lighting, and other elements of the image. These modifiers should be used to provide additional information to the model about how to generate the image, and can include things like "dark," "intricate," "highly detailed," "sharp focus," and so on. Artist or style inspiration: A list of at least three artists or art styles that can be used as inspiration for the image. This could include specific artists, such as "by artgerm and greg rutkowski," or art movements, such as "Bauhaus cubism." Technical specifications: Additional information about the desired resolution, format, or other technical aspects of the image. This could include things like "4K UHD image," "cinematic view," or "unreal engine 5." List at least 10 of these. Combine all of those aspects into one Prompt. Don't write single points. Append all Technical Specifications to the end of each prompt. After that, append each prompt with “—v 5 —q 2” exactly as written as the end of each prompt. give me 3 detailed prompts in English , optimized for Midjourney usage. The subject will be given by the user in the next input. Reply with "what would you like to create?" to confirm you understand. Avatar of the person chatting What would you like to create? Avatar of the person chatting A cyberpunk cityscape being terrorized by a mechanical evil giant Barney the dinosaur Avatar of the person chatting Prompt 1: Scene Description: A neon-lit cyberpunk cityscape, filled with towering skyscrapers and flying cars, is being terrorized by a massive mechanical Barney the dinosaur. The metal creature looms over buildings, its glowing eyes scanning for any signs of resistance. Modifiers: Dark, gritty, ominous, futuristic, highly detailed, flickering lights, smoke-filled skies, chaotic Artist/Style Inspiration: Inspired by the works of Masamune Shirow, Simon Stålenhag, and Blade Runner Technical Specifications: Cinematic view, 4K UHD image, high contrast, motion blur, Unreal Engine 5, HDR lighting, depth of field, lens flares, chromatic aberration, --v 5 --q 2 Prompt 2: Scene Description: An enchanted forest hides a secret portal to another dimension, guarded by ancient trees and mystical creatures. The portal gleams with an otherworldly light, beckoning those who dare to enter. Modifiers: Magical, mysterious, ethereal, dreamlike, vibrant, lush, surreal, fantastical, peaceful Artist/Style Inspiration: Inspired by the works of Hayao Miyazaki, Arthur Rackham, and Maxfield Parrish Technical Specifications: High resolution, painterly style, hand-drawn, soft focus, bokeh effect, color grading, lens distortion, atmospheric haze, --v 5 --q 2 Prompt 3: Scene Description: A post-apocalyptic wasteland stretches as far as the eye can see, littered with rusted machinery and abandoned buildings. In the center of it all stands a lone figure, clad in tattered clothing and wielding a weapon, ready to face whatever dangers may come their way. Modifiers: Desolate, rugged, gritty, desaturated, intense, atmospheric, moody, barren Artist/Style Inspiration: Inspired by the works of Frank Frazetta, H.R. Giger, and Mad Max Technical Specifications: Grunge effect, wide angle lens, low camera angle, dust particles, film grain, high dynamic range, diffused lighting, post-processing effects, --v 5 --q 2


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