10 SREF Random STYLES | Midjourney Style Reference | Midjourney v6 Tips

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17 May 202406:00

TLDRThis video explores the 'srf, random' feature in Midjourney's V6 model, offering a diverse range of visual styles. The creator shares 10 unique style reference numbers, each producing distinct artistic outcomes from photorealism to surrealism. The video demonstrates how these styles interact with prompt words, affecting the final image's aesthetic. It also shows how style weight can alter the intensity of the style. With a growing library of SRF codes, the creator promises more styles to come, inviting viewers to like, subscribe, and download additional style codes for free.

Takeaways

  • ๐Ÿ” The SRF (Style Reference) feature in Midjourney allows users to explore a vast array of visual styles by applying a random style to their prompts, which can be identified by a unique number or code.
  • ๐ŸŽจ The presenter has spent considerable time exploring different SRF codes and has saved their favorites in a growing library, with plans to share more in the future.
  • ๐Ÿ“ธ All images in the video were created using the Midjourney V6 model with a default style weight of 100, showcasing the versatility of the SRF random feature.
  • ๐Ÿ“ˆ The SRF code interacts with the words in the prompt, which can influence the final visual aesthetic. For instance, including the word 'photo' in the prompt can lead to a more photographic image.
  • ๐ŸŒŸ The first style shared, named 'Vintage Realism', ranges from photorealistic to hyperrealistic oil paintings with a gritty and vintage look.
  • ๐Ÿค” 'Introspective Revery' is a favorite style that features photographic and monotone images with occasional pops of color, giving a weathered vintage appearance.
  • ๐ŸŒฟ 'Uncanny Organic Invasion' has a post-apocalyptic feel with hyperrealistic images, a dark color palette, and common elements like tendrils and vines.
  • ๐Ÿ’ง 'Teal Surreal Escapes' is characterized by dominant teal and reddish-orange colors, blending photographic hyperrealism with surrealism.
  • ๐Ÿงฉ 'Tapestry Mosaic' offers a warm, antique mosaic style that is consistent and gives an old-world, painterly look to images.
  • โœจ 'Luminous Fantasy' is a bright and colorful style that leans into digital art, with blues and reds as dominant colors and whimsical elements.
  • ๐Ÿš— 'Vectorial Expressionism' is a minimal style with a combination of abstract shapes and photorealistic elements, featuring orange and blue-gray colors.
  • ๐ŸŒ‘ 'Particle Black' is a moody, dark style with black and shades of blue, speckled with tiny flowers and deep shadows, suitable for otherworldly visuals.
  • ๐ŸŠ 'Tangerine Techno' mixes retro futurism, vintage, and sci-fi with a dominant orange color, offering a versatile style for various subjects.
  • ๐ŸŽจ 'Muted Whimsy' provides fine-lined illustrations or beautiful photographic images with an understated color palette and whimsical elements, ideal for visual storytelling.

Q & A

  • What is the purpose of the SRF random feature in Midjourney?

    -The SRF random feature in Midjourney is used to explore the Midjourney Style Space by applying a random style to the results. This feature allows users to generate images with a unique visual style that can be identified by a specific number or code.

  • How many SRF codes are available to explore in Midjourney?

    -There are billions of SRF codes available in Midjourney that users can explore to create images with different visual styles.

  • What is the default style weight used in the video?

    -The default style weight used in the video is 100.

  • How does the SRF code interact with the words in a prompt?

    -The SRF code interacts with the words in a prompt to create a visual aesthetic. If there are style words or phrases in the prompt that contradict the visual aesthetics of the provided SRF code, they can sometimes compete in the results, affecting the final image.

  • What is the nickname given to style reference number zero in the video?

    -The nickname given to style reference number zero in the video is 'vintage realism'.

  • What is the dominant color in the 'Tangerine Techno' style?

    -The dominant color in the 'Tangerine Techno' style is orange.

  • How can the strength of a style be adjusted in Midjourney?

    -The strength of a style in Midjourney can be adjusted by using the style weight parameter (SW). Users can increase or decrease the style weight to make the images more or less stylized.

  • What is the name of the style that gives an old world antique and painterly look to the images?

    -The style that gives an old world antique and painterly look to the images is called 'tapestry Mosaic'.

  • What is the name of the style that combines abstract shapes with photorealistic elements?

    -The style that combines abstract shapes with photorealistic elements is called 'vectorial expressionism'.

  • What is the name of the style that is described as a fun mix of retro futurism, vintage, and sci-fi?

    -The style that is described as a fun mix of retro futurism, vintage, and sci-fi is called 'Tangerine Techno'.

  • How can users get access to more SRF style codes and example images?

    -Users can access more SRF style codes and example images by downloading the free resource provided by the video creator, which includes additional styles and keywords describing each style. The link to this resource is available in the video description.

  • What is the name of the style that features fine-lined illustrations or beautiful photographic images with muted and desaturated tones?

    -The style that features fine-lined illustrations or beautiful photographic images with muted and desaturated tones is called 'muted Whimsy'.

Outlines

00:00

๐ŸŒŒ Exploring Mid Journey's SRF Random Styles

The video script introduces 'srf,random', a feature in Mid Journey that allows for a random style application to the generated images, creating a unique visual experience. The author has spent considerable time exploring numerous SRF codes, amassing a library of favorites. They plan to share 10 of these styles, with an intention to share more in the future. The video showcases images created using Mid Journey V6 with a default style weight of 100. The script explains how to use the style reference parameter in prompts and illustrates the interaction between the SRF code and the words in the prompt, which can influence the final image's aesthetic. The author discusses different styles, such as 'vintage realism', 'introspective revery', 'uncanny organic invasion', and others, each with distinct visual characteristics and color palettes. The script also mentions the ability to adjust the style weight to modify the strength of the style's impact on the image.

05:02

๐ŸŽจ Additional SRF Style Codes and Community Engagement

The script continues by offering additional SRF style codes beyond the initial 10, with 20 more available for free download. Each style code page includes example images and keywords to describe the style, providing a comprehensive resource for users looking to explore different visual styles. The author expresses gratitude for the support received for their Mid Journey guides and invites viewers to share their favorite styles and interest in future videos. The script concludes with a call to action for likes, subscriptions, and comments, encouraging viewer engagement and community interaction.

Mindmap

Keywords

๐Ÿ’กSRF (Style Reference)

SRF, or Style Reference, is a feature in the video's context that allows users to apply a random style to their image prompts. This style is given a numerical code, which can be used to recreate similar visual aesthetics in new prompts. The video discusses the exploration of billions of possible SRF codes, highlighting the creative potential this feature offers. For instance, the script mentions 'srf random' as a way to explore the Midjourney Style Space, and it provides examples of images created with different SRF codes.

๐Ÿ’กMidjourney V6

Midjourney V6 refers to the specific version of the Midjourney model that was used to generate the images in the video. It is the technology behind the creation of the diverse visual styles presented. The script mentions that all images were created using this model, indicating that it is a key component in achieving the various styles and effects discussed.

๐Ÿ’กStyle Weight

Style Weight is a parameter that can be adjusted in the image generation process to control the intensity or strength of the applied style. The video script explains that the default style weight is 100, but it can be increased or decreased to achieve different levels of stylization. For example, the script shows how the same style at a weight of 15 results in less stylized images compared to the default weight.

๐Ÿ’กVintage Realism

Vintage Realism is a term coined in the video to describe a specific SRF style that produces images ranging from photorealistic to hyperrealistic oil paintings with a slightly gritty and vintage aesthetic. It is used as an example to illustrate how the SRF codes can influence the visual outcome of the generated images, as seen in the script where it is referred to as 'style reference number zero'.

๐Ÿ’กIntrospective Revery

Introspective Revery is one of the SRF styles identified in the video, characterized by photographic and monotone images with occasional pops of color. The style is described as having a weathered vintage look and often includes artifacts that give the images an aged black and white magazine appearance. It is one of the favorites mentioned by the narrator and is used to demonstrate the variety of styles available.

๐Ÿ’กUncanny Organic Invasion

Uncanny Organic Invasion is a style that the video describes as strange and post-apocalyptic. The images generated with this style are said to have a hyperrealistic look with a high dynamic range glow. The color palette is dark, dominated by green and orange tones, and the style is consistent across different prompts, often featuring tendrils and vines.

๐Ÿ’กTeal Surreal Escapes

Teal Surreal Escapes is characterized by its dark aesthetic with dominant teal and reddish-orange colors. The style floats between photographic hyperrealism and surrealism, depending on the prompt. It is another example of the diverse SRF styles that can be explored, and the script illustrates how changing the style weight can alter the visual impact of the style.

๐Ÿ’กTapestry Mosaic

Tapestry Mosaic is described as a warm, antique mosaic style that provides an old-world, antique, and painterly look to the images. It is noted for its consistency across prompts and is suggested as a beautiful style for creating reference photos for painting, showcasing the versatility and aesthetic appeal of different SRF codes.

๐Ÿ’กLuminous Fantasy

Luminous Fantasy is a bright and colorful style that leans towards digital art, with blues and reds as the dominant colors. The style is associated with whimsical elements and scenes that resemble animated movies. It also allows for the creation of photographic images, demonstrating the range of visual outcomes possible with different SRF codes.

๐Ÿ’กVectorial Expressionism

Vectorial Expressionism is a minimal style with a combination of abstract shapes and photorealistic elements. The style is characterized by orange and blue-gray colors, offering an interesting blend of abstraction and realism. It is highlighted in the video as a unique style that can produce intriguing visual effects.

๐Ÿ’กParticle Black

Particle Black is described as a dark style full of mood, with blacks and shades of blue. It features speckles, tiny flowers on branches, and deep shadows as common elements. The style is categorized as otherworldly and is noted for its beauty at lower style weights, as demonstrated with the images created using style weight 15.

๐Ÿ’กTangerine Techno

Tangerine Techno is a style that combines retro futurism, vintage, and sci-fi elements. The dominant color in this style is orange, and most images are photographic with some photorealism mixed in. It is presented as a versatile style suitable for a variety of subjects, especially for those who favor the color orange.

๐Ÿ’กMuted Whimsy

Muted Whimsy is an SRF code that can produce fine-lined illustrations or beautiful photographic images. The color palette is understated, with muted and desaturated tones of green and red. The style is characterized by a whimsical element that adds a touch of playfulness to the images, making it ideal for visual storytelling.

Highlights

Midjourney's recent addition of SRF, Random, allows for exploration of the Midjourney Style Space with a random style applied to results.

SRF codes are assigned a number or code that can be used in new prompts for a similar visual style.

There are billions of SRF codes to explore for unique visual styles.

The video shares 10 favorite styles from an ever-growing library of SRF codes.

All images in the video were created using Midjourney V6 model with a default style weight of 100.

SRF random is one way to use the style reference parameter for generating images.

The SRF code interacts with the words in the prompt, affecting the visual aesthetics.

Style reference codes can be used in prompts to achieve specific visual styles.

Introspective Revery is a favorite style with photographic and monotone images, occasional pops of color, and a weathered vintage look.

Uncanny Organic Invasion style features hyperrealistic images with a dark color palette and tendrils and vines.

Teal Surreal Escapes is a dark style dominated by teal and reddish-orange colors, blending photographic hyperrealism and surrealism.

Tapestry Mosaic is a warm, antique mosaic style that provides an old-world, antique, and painterly look to images.

Luminous Fantasy is a bright and colorful style with digital art leanings, featuring blues and reds as dominant colors.

Vectorial Expressionism is a minimal style with abstract shapes and photorealistic elements in orange and blue-gray colors.

Particle Black is a dark style full of mood with blacks, shades of blue, speckles, tiny flowers, and deep shadows.

Tangerine Techno mixes retro futurism, vintage, and sci-fi with a dominant orange color, creating photographic images with photorealism.

Muted Whimsy provides fine-lined illustrations or beautiful photographic images with muted and desaturated tones of green and red.

Additional SRF style codes are available for free download, including example images and keywords for each style.