Consistent Characters (FINALLY) Come To MidJourney! Here's How with --Cref & --CW! - Tutorial

Curtis Pyke
11 Mar 202406:23

TLDRThis tutorial video introduces viewers to a new feature in mid-journey AI that allows for the creation of consistent characters using the CF (Character Ref) and CW (Consistency Weight) options. The host demonstrates how to use these features with examples, including creating images of Ronaldo and an English bulldog in a Pixar style. The process involves uploading an image into mid-journey, using the CF and CW options to maintain character consistency, and then generating new images with the character in different scenarios or outfits. The video provides step-by-step instructions on how to achieve this, ensuring that viewers can replicate the process to create their own consistent characters.

Takeaways

  • ๐ŸŽ‰ The introduction of new CF and CW options in MidJourney allows for the creation of consistent characters.
  • ๐Ÿ–ผ๏ธ CF stands for 'Character Ref' and is used to reference a specific character's appearance in the generated images.
  • ๐Ÿ“ CW stands for 'Character Warp' and is used to make alterations to a character's clothing while maintaining their facial features.
  • ๐Ÿ” Ronaldo and a Pixar-style English Bulldog are used as examples to demonstrate the functionality of CF and CW.
  • ๐Ÿ‘Œ The results are impressive, with most images closely resembling the original character, even in different scenarios or outfits.
  • ๐Ÿ“š To create a consistent character, you first need to generate an image of the character and then copy the link to that image.
  • ๐Ÿ’ป The process involves using the copied link with the CF and CW commands in a new prompt to generate images with the consistent character.
  • ๐Ÿ“– For more complex prompts, like a character reading a book on the beach, the process remains the same but with additional context in the prompt.
  • ๐Ÿ‘• Using CW with a value of 0 allows for changes in clothing while keeping the character's face identical.
  • ๐Ÿค” Spacing is crucial when using the CF and CW commands; incorrect spacing can lead to errors.
  • ๐Ÿ“ˆ MidJourney's Alpha feature offers a powerful tool for artists and designers to create a series of images with a consistent character theme.
  • ๐Ÿ“ The tutorial provides a step-by-step guide, ensuring that users can replicate the process to achieve similar results.

Q & A

  • What is the main topic of the video?

    -The main topic of the video is how to create consistent characters in MidJourney using the new CF (Character Ref) and CW (Clothing) options.

  • What is the significance of the CF and CW options in MidJourney?

    -The CF and CW options allow users to create consistent characters and alter their clothing while maintaining the character's original facial features and style.

  • How does the video demonstrate the use of the CF option?

    -The video demonstrates the use of the CF option by showing how to create images of Ronaldo and an English bulldog in a Pixar style with consistent features across different scenarios.

  • What is the purpose of the CW option?

    -The CW option is used to change the clothing of the character while keeping the face and other features consistent with the original image.

  • How does the video show the process of using the CW option?

    -The video shows the process by using an image of Lionel Messi and creating a new image of him wearing a pink and blue jersey while keeping his facial features consistent.

  • What is the importance of spacing when using the CF and CW options?

    -Spacing is crucial when using the CF and CW options as incorrect spacing can cause the commands to not work properly and lead to messy results.

  • What does the video suggest doing if someone gets stuck or has questions about the process?

    -The video suggests leaving a comment if someone gets stuck or has questions, and the presenter will help them out.

  • What is the initial step to create a character in MidJourney?

    -The initial step is to create a character image in MidJourney by typing in a description of the character and hitting enter.

  • How does one select a character image to use for consistency?

    -One selects a character image by clicking on the preferred image candidate and then using the 'upscale' option for that specific image.

  • What does the video imply about the current state of the CF and CW features?

    -The video implies that the CF and CW features are in Alpha, which suggests they are new and still being tested or refined.

  • What is the final outcome the video aims to achieve with the CF and CW options?

    -The final outcome is to create a series of images with consistent characters that accurately represent the original image across different scenarios and clothing styles.

  • How does the video ensure the character's features remain consistent?

    -The video ensures consistency by using the CF option to reference the original character image and the CW option to make changes to clothing while keeping the face the same.

Outlines

00:00

๐Ÿ–ผ๏ธ Creating Consistent Characters in Mid Journey

This paragraph introduces the video's purpose, which is to demonstrate how to create consistent characters using the new CF (Character Reference) and CW (Clothing Reference) options in mid journey. The video provides a step-by-step guide on how to use these features, starting with uploading an image of Ronaldo and modifying it to show him in different scenarios like wearing a dark suit or as a cyberpunk villain. The process is also shown for creating a Pixar-style French Bulldog in various settings, maintaining the character's consistency. The speaker emphasizes the ease of creating consistent characters and guides viewers on how to start from scratch by creating a character, using the SL imagine tool, and then applying the CF and CW options to achieve the desired results.

05:01

๐Ÿ“– Modifying Character Outfits with CW Feature

The second paragraph focuses on the CW (Clothing Reference) feature, which allows for the modification of a character's clothing while keeping their face consistent. Using Lionel Messi as an example, the video shows how to change his jersey to a pink and blue style. The process involves copying the image link, using the SL imagine tool with a prompt for a more complex scene, and then applying the CF and CW options with the correct spacing and commands. The result is a consistent character with a new outfit, showcasing the power of the CW feature for customizing character appearances without altering their facial features.

Mindmap

Keywords

๐Ÿ’กConsistent Characters

Consistent characters refer to characters that maintain the same visual appearance or traits across different instances or settings. In the context of the video, this concept is important because it is the main focus of the tutorial, which aims to teach viewers how to create characters that look the same in various scenarios using MidJourney's new features.

๐Ÿ’กMidJourney

MidJourney is a term used in the video to refer to a platform or software where users can create and manipulate images, likely with AI assistance. The video is a tutorial on how to use this platform to generate consistent characters, indicating that MidJourney is a key tool for the process being demonstrated.

๐Ÿ’กCF (Character Ref)

CF, which stands for Character Ref, is a command or option within MidJourney that allows users to reference a specific character's appearance to maintain consistency across different images. It is a crucial part of the process described in the video, as it enables the creation of images where the character's look remains the same.

๐Ÿ’กCW

CW is another command or option in MidJourney that stands for 'clothing' or 'costume' and is used to make changes to a character's attire while keeping their face and other core features consistent. This is demonstrated in the video where the presenter changes Lionel Messi's jersey while keeping his facial features the same.

๐Ÿ’กAlpha

Alpha, in the context of the video, refers to a stage in software development where new features are tested, often by a small group of users. The video mentions that the CF and CW options are in Alpha, indicating that these are new and possibly experimental features within MidJourney.

๐Ÿ’กRonaldo

Ronaldo, mentioned in the video, is a real-life individual (presumably Cristiano Ronaldo, the famous football player) whose image is used as an example to demonstrate the creation of consistent characters. The video shows how to generate images of Ronaldo in different settings while maintaining his recognizable appearance.

๐Ÿ’กPixar French Bulldog

The term 'Pixar French Bulldog' is used in the video to describe a specific style of character imagery, likely inspired by the animation studio Pixar known for its anthropomorphic animal characters. The video shows how to create images of a French Bulldog in a Pixar style, indicating a particular aesthetic or design approach.

๐Ÿ’กUpscale

Upscale, in the context of the video, refers to the process of enhancing the quality or resolution of an image. The presenter uses the term when selecting an image of an English Bulldog to be used as a reference for creating consistent characters, suggesting that the image is being improved in quality for better results.

๐Ÿ’กPrompt

A prompt in the video is a set of instructions or a description given to MidJourney to generate a specific image or outcome. The presenter uses different prompts to create various scenarios for the consistent characters, such as 'reading a book on the beach' or 'wearing a pink jersey'.

๐Ÿ’กLink

In the context of the video, a link refers to a web address that is copied and pasted into MidJourney to reference a specific image for the creation of consistent characters. The link is used with the CF and CW options to ensure the character's appearance or attire is consistent with the image linked.

๐Ÿ’กTutorial

A tutorial is a type of educational video or guide that teaches viewers how to perform a specific task or use a particular tool. The video in question is a tutorial for using MidJourney to create consistent characters, providing step-by-step instructions and explanations.

Highlights

Introduction to creating consistent characters in mid journey using the new CF and CW options.

The new functionality is in Alpha and allows for the creation of consistent character images.

Demonstration of creating an image of Ronaldo wearing a dark suit using the CF and CW options.

Showcasing multiple consistent images of Ronaldo in different scenarios.

Creating a cyberpunk villain version of Ronaldo with consistent character features.

Process of creating an image in mid journey with a Pixar French Bulldog.

Using the CF link and cw100 to create a consistent French Bulldog character on the beach.

Maintaining character consistency with changes in clothing, such as pink pajamas.

Starting from scratch to create a character, with an example of an English bulldog in a Pixar style.

Upscaling and selecting a character image to use for consistent character creation.

Using the profile image link to create consistent character images in different settings.

Adding complexity to the prompt for creating a more detailed consistent character image.

Correct spacing and command usage for the CF and CW options to ensure consistency.

Using the CW feature to create a Lionel Messi image with a pink jersey while keeping the face consistent.

Explanation of the CW feature allowing changes to clothing while maintaining facial features.

Final demonstration of creating a consistent character image of Lionel Messi in a new jersey.

Offering help for any questions or issues with the process through comments.