MidJourney AI Tool

Sure!!! :smiley:

This is where I started out:

When I clicked “Join Beta” I ended up here and had to join Discord:

It says to go to #Newbies-74:

Then I just played from there. You will laugh … but I had to Google how to get the images to show up. It says type /imagine and whatever you want and hit enter … I just wasn’t getting what they meant. But now I got it. All I can say is be as descriptive as you can or your image is just one main focal point.


A couple more things I worked on. No matter what I put in though, I certainly don’t get the results I see others getting :wink:

I know you’re a Discord user, @PrintDriver, but I can’t make heads nor tails of it. I registered months ago, but the entire concept of how things work makes no sense to me. Discord seems like a random bunch of stuff branching off in random directions to other random stuff with no rhyme or reason to any of it.

Admittedly, I haven’t spent hardly any time researching it, but if it makes no intuitive sense to me at first, my attention moves on to something else a little more logical. Obviously, I’m missing something.

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Pretty fun


Once you’re in
type /imagine and then whatever you want


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Will try again tonight. Discord is one of the things blocked at work. For good reason I suspect. :smile:

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I’m really having fun with learning the “right” keywords :smiley:


One of my favorite things I’ve seen done with it, a painter used his own name as a prompt. It’s fascinating. He’s Jeremy Geddes or @jeremyispainting on Instagram. The Midjourney interpretation is @jeremyisnotpainting. I’ve also been following Will Toulan. It’s quite amazing.

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This is really scary

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Getty sent out this email today:

AI Generated Content

Effective immediately, Getty Images will cease to accept all submissions created using AI generative models (e.g., Stable Diffusion, Dall‑E 2, MidJourney, etc.) and prior submissions utilizing such models will be removed.

There are open questions with respect to the copyright of outputs from these models and there are unaddressed rights issues with respect to the underlying imagery and metadata used to train these models.

These changes do not prevent the submission of 3D renders and do not impact the use of digital editing tools (e.g., Photoshop, Illustrator, etc.) with respect to modifying and creating imagery.

Best wishes,

Getty Images iStock


I’m surprised they ever accepted them since the copyright issues seem murky. I suppose it’s just Getty playing catch-up to something that got ahead of them.

Give the whole thing time for the legal and technical issues to work themselves out, and AI will be one more nail in the coffin for illustrators and photographers.

I’m not surprised by this at all. I am surprised it took them so long :wink:

There are also major rumblings in Art/Photography circles of people entering AI content in contests and NOT telling anyone they are AI. It isn’t until someone finds out and then all hell breaks loose.

This is why we can’t have nice things LOL. To me it’s something fun to play with. I also have no problem saying it’s AI generated because that is part of the fascination for me.

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Been trying to figure out how to make pretty glass.

If nothing else, it’s very entertaining to me :wink:






This is exactly why we can’t have nice things. People are very creative in finding ways of “ruining” good ideas, in general :face_with_diagonal_mouth:

Is anyone bothering with this anymore? I’m assuming no, since no one is posting. I am still having a lot of fun with it though :slight_smile:

I’ve been learning some really cool new prompts that affect lighting, texture etc. I am just tickled with how this turned out :smiley:

I’ve also been having fun learning landscaping prompts.


I haven’t had time to get back to it, but I am following with great interest. Would you be willing to post your prompts? The results are fascinating.

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I have not messed around with it, but I enjoy seeing what you’re doing.

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Sure :smile:

Use what ever prompts you need to focus in on what your subject is … ie Beautiful woman, furry dog, gladiator, etc.

I try to be as detailed as possible such as Renaissance queen, castle, blue sky … you get the idea :wink:

These are the additions I’ve picked up along the way that will help stylize your image:
Realistic portrait of (your choice)
Dynamic pose
realistic skin texture
full body portrait
sharp focus
extremely detailed
unreal engine
cinematic lightning
neural details
intricate detail
volumetric lightning
highly detailed
high resolution
ultra HD
photo realism
in frame
Cinestill 800T
symmetrical face
symmetrical eyes

These are ending prompts that can really enhance or ruin your image LOL :stuck_out_tongue: But, they are fun to see what happens with

–no digital painting
–ar 4:5

This will also give you a lot of idea and information on how things work. It also explains Stylize and Quality values. I haven’t played much with those to be honest :wink:

This is the string of prompts I used for the rose image:

Spring, climbing pink rose bush, old barn door, climbing Ivy, photorealistic, octane render, shabby chic, beautiful, many details, Ultra detailed, ethereal, particles, Beam of light, Outside, Nature, blue sky, 8k --test --creative --upbeta

Just play and have fun. Believe me it’s a 50-50 shot at something with a wow factor. For every really nice image I think I get I have a lot that are … well… crapola lol :stuck_out_tongue:


Also, one afterthought. Avoid anything that will include hands or feet. AI still can’t get that right … at all. They always look deformed or like blown out sausages.

I’m sure it’s one of those things that will improve over time. The eyes have gotten much better from where they were even a month ago.


I’ve tried to use it, but I can’t make any sense out of the user interface. I can’t even figure out how to do anything at all.

I’m obviously doing something (or everything wrong), but all I see is a confusing social media thing with messages, servers, images, and downloadable Discourse apps (whatever they are). None of it makes any sense to me.

I’ve read through the quickstart stuff and I’m totally stumped. I’m not at all sure what I’m missing. :confused:

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Trust me I was so intimidated when I went in. I felt like Travolta in Pulp Fiction :rofl:


First, you don’t have to download anything. I use it right through my browser. They throw up those pop ups when you log in. Just x them out.

Now, there may be quite a few other users in there, I try to block them out and just focus on what I am doing. You can even hide the user list.

If you ever used IRC, it’s similar. Every command starts with a “/”. If you want to type in some prompts, you first type /imagine then you can type your prompts in and hit enter. I usually have all mine in notepad then copy and paste them in. That’s just easier for me.

Once you hit enter you have to wait until the picture is rendered. Usually about 30 to 45 seconds.

You will get a “ding” or a red highlight bubble to the left that you have a mention. That means the MidJourney bot finished rendering your image. This also confused me because I couldn’t find my image among the tons of users. Then I realized there was an inbox in the upper right hand corner. Click that then click Mentions. Your image request will be there … click the Jump button on that message and your feed will scroll to your image. There you can blow it up or make more variations.

Believe me I felt like I was floundering for a while. But, I just blocked everyone out basically and kept trying and finally got the hang of it :wink:

Now I’m teaching my Joe how to use it because he joined a Patreon for one of his favorite YouTube creators and they have a Discord. I warned him that I’m new too LOL. He is starting to get the hang of it as well.

Don’t put any pressure on yourself. Just go in and have fun. :heart:

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