How To Use Midjourney - From 0 to PRO

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23 Feb 202312:48

TLDRThis video serves as a comprehensive guide on utilizing Midjourney, a tool for creating AI-generated images. It begins with the registration process on Midjourney's website, which redirects users to Discord. The tutorial covers the free trial offering around 20-30 images, and the different subscription plans available for more extensive use. The video demonstrates how to generate images using the '/imagine' command and provides tips on tracking and managing requests within the platform. It also explains how to create a personal server for a more comfortable experience and how to adjust settings for image quality and style. The guide touches on finding prompts, using the blend mode for mixing images, and experimenting with image orientation and weight. Finally, it advises on the use of the 'no' parameter to exclude unwanted elements from the generated images and encourages viewers to like, subscribe, and stay tuned for more informative content.

Takeaways

  • 🌐 Register on Midjourney by visiting midjourney.com and joining the beta through Discord.
  • πŸ“§ Confirm your email address after registering to create your server for Midjourney.
  • πŸ†“ Midjourney offers a limited number of free images, but a paid subscription is recommended for more extensive use.
  • πŸ’° Subscription plans range from $10 for 200 minutes to $60 for 30 hours of image generation.
  • 🏒 Use the 'newbies' room on Discord to interact with other users and view their creations.
  • πŸ“ Enter a prompt to generate an image with the command 'slash imagine'.
  • πŸ” Keep track of your image requests using the inbox icon on the Discord interface.
  • πŸ–ΌοΈ Save your generated images by opening them in a browser and using the 'save image as' option.
  • πŸ€– Create your own server for a more personalized experience with the Midjourney bot.
  • βš™οΈ Customize your settings, including the version of Midjourney, quality, and style preferences.
  • πŸ”„ Use the 'slash blend' command to blend different images, such as a monkey and a snake, for unique results.
  • βœ… Learn and test prompts by observing others in the community or using prompt helper tools.

Q & A

  • What is the process of registering for Midjourney?

    -To register for Midjourney, you need to visit midjourney.com, click on 'join the beta', and you will be transferred to Discord. If you are not already registered on Discord, you will need to create an account or log in with your existing one. After registration, confirm your email by clicking on the link Discord sends to your email. This is necessary for creating your server.

  • How can one create cool photos using Midjourney?

    -To create photos with Midjourney, you need to use the command 'slash imagine' followed by a prompt that describes the image you want to generate. Midjourney will then create images based on your prompt. You can also create variations of the generated images or upscale them for more detail.

  • What are the different subscription options for Midjourney?

    -Midjourney offers a free option that provides approximately 20 to 30 images. For a paid subscription, for ten dollars per month, you get 200 minutes to generate images and unlimited generations in relaxed mode. For thirty dollars, you get 15 hours and unlimited generations in relax mode, and for sixty dollars, you have 30 hours of fast generations available.

  • How can I keep track of my image generation requests in Midjourney?

    -You can keep track of your requests by clicking on the inbox icon in the Discord interface. This will show you all your requests, making it easier to find your completed images among other users' requests.

  • What is the purpose of creating your own server in Midjourney?

    -Creating your own server in Midjourney allows for a more comfortable and personalized work environment. It can be particularly useful if you are working on projects that require privacy or if you want to avoid the feed getting cluttered with other users' requests.

  • How can I find good prompts for image generation in Midjourney?

    -You can find good prompts by looking at what other users have created in the 'newbies' rooms, visiting the Midjourney community for cool picks, or using prompt helpers and GitHub websites that provide categorized prompts. You can also experiment with your own creative prompts.

  • What is the 'blend mode' in Midjourney and how is it used?

    -The 'blend mode' in Midjourney allows you to mix elements from different images. To use it, you type 'slash blend' in the query string and upload two pictures that you want to blend. Midjourney will then generate images that combine features from both pictures.

  • How can I change the orientation of the generated images in Midjourney?

    -In Midjourney, you can specify the orientation of the generated images by adding a command to the query string. For example, 'AR3:2' will produce a more horizontal image, while 'AR2:3' will result in a more vertical image.

  • What does the 'weight' parameter in Midjourney do?

    -The 'weight' parameter in Midjourney allows you to control the prominence of different elements in the generated image. By specifying weights, you can determine how much emphasis the AI should place on each part of your prompt when creating the image.

  • How can I remove unwanted elements from the generated images?

    -To remove unwanted elements, you can use the 'weight' parameter by assigning a value close to zero to the element you want to minimize or remove. Alternatively, you can use the 'no' parameter to specifically exclude certain elements from the image.

  • What are the different modes available in Midjourney for image generation?

    -Midjourney offers several modes for image generation, including public mode, where created images are shared in the community, and private mode, which keeps your work private and not displayed in public rooms. There is also remix mode for blending queries, fast mode for using minutes of paid subscriptions, and relaxed mode for unlimited generations with some expectation of results.

  • How can I save the generated images from Midjourney?

    -To save a generated image, you can click on the image to open it in the browser, then right-click and select 'save image as' to download it to your device. If you want to save only one version, such as an upscaled image, you should first upscale the image and then follow the same process.

Outlines

00:00

πŸ“ Getting Started with Mid-Journey: Registration and Basic Usage

This paragraph introduces viewers to Mid-Journey, a platform for generating images using neural networks. It guides on how to register through Discord, the messenger service used for interaction with the platform. The video explains the process of confirming one's email, which is necessary for creating a server. It also discusses the free tier offering around 20 to 30 images and the benefits of a paid subscription, which provides more generation time. The paragraph outlines the steps to generate an image, including using the 'slash imagine' command and entering a prompt. It also touches on how to track and manage requests, upscale images, and save them. Finally, it suggests creating a personal server for a more comfortable experience and explains how to add the Mid-Journey bot to a custom server.

05:02

πŸ›  Customizing Mid-Journey: Settings and Advanced Features

The second paragraph delves into customizing the Mid-Journey experience by adjusting settings such as the version of Mid-Journey to use, the mode (Niji for anime-style images or MJ test for more realistic pictures), and the quality of the generated images. It explains the difference between public and private modes and the remix and fast modes, which affect how images are shared and generated. The paragraph also provides tips on finding prompts, such as exploring rooms for inspiration, visiting the Mid-Journey community, and using prompt helpers or GitHub for ideas. It demonstrates how to use the 'slash info' command to check account details and how to upload and use personal images as a basis for new creations. Additionally, it introduces the blending mode, which allows users to mix different images to create unique results.

10:04

πŸ–ΌοΈ Advanced Image Manipulation in Mid-Journey

The final paragraph focuses on advanced image manipulation techniques within Mid-Journey. It discusses how to control the orientation of generated images, with options for square, horizontal, or vertical layouts. The concept of 'weight' is introduced, allowing users to specify the prominence of different elements within an image. The paragraph also covers how to remove unwanted elements from a generated image using weight parameters or the 'no' parameter for exceptions. The video concludes by encouraging viewers to experiment with these features to improve their skills and to subscribe for more informative content. It also teases an upcoming video on using chat GPT to generate prompts for Mid-Journey.

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Keywords

πŸ’‘Midjourney

Midjourney is a neural network-based image generation tool that allows users to create unique and detailed photos by providing prompts. In the video, it is the main subject and the tool through which the user guide is provided. The term is mentioned repeatedly as the script walks viewers through the process of registration, image creation, and server setup.

πŸ’‘Discord

Discord is a communication platform that can be used for various purposes, including gaming and community discussions. In the context of the video, Discord is used as the platform where users can interact with the Midjourney bot and generate images. It is mentioned as the messenger that users need to register or log in to in order to use Midjourney.

πŸ’‘Prompt

A prompt in the context of Midjourney is a text description that guides the neural network to generate a specific image. It is a crucial part of the image creation process and is used throughout the script to illustrate how users can request the generation of images based on their textual input.

πŸ’‘Upscale

Upscaling in the video refers to the process of enhancing the resolution or quality of an image generated by Midjourney. It is an option provided for each of the four generated pictures, allowing users to choose a higher quality version of their image before saving it.

πŸ’‘Server

A server in this context is a space on Discord where users can communicate and interact with the Midjourney bot privately. The video explains how to create a personal server for a more comfortable and organized workflow with the neural network.

πŸ’‘Subscription

The subscription mentioned in the video refers to the different levels of access and usage time that users can purchase to use Midjourney more extensively. It outlines the costs and benefits of each subscription tier, emphasizing the value of a paid subscription for generating a higher volume of images.

πŸ’‘Blend Mode

Blend mode is a feature in Midjourney that allows users to mix elements from different images to create a new composite image. The video demonstrates how to use this mode by combining a picture of a monkey with a snake to generate a blended image.

πŸ’‘Weights

Weights in the context of Midjourney are numerical values assigned to different elements within a prompt to control their prominence in the generated image. The video explains how to use weights to emphasize or de-emphasize certain parts of the image, such as making the sun more prominent than the cloud in an image.

πŸ’‘Orientation

Orientation refers to the aspect ratio or the direction in which an image is presented. The video discusses how to specify the orientation of the generated images, such as horizontal or vertical, by adding specific commands to the prompt.

πŸ’‘Remix Mode

Remix mode is a feature that allows users to add their queries to the suggested results for further variation. It is one of the settings that users can choose in Midjourney to customize their image generation experience.

πŸ’‘Public and Private Modes

These modes determine the visibility and accessibility of the images created with Midjourney. Public mode means the images are available for anyone to use, even for commercial purposes, while private mode, available with a premium subscription, keeps the images exclusive to the creator.

Highlights

A complete guide on how to use Midjourney, from registration to creating cool photos.

Registration process involves joining the beta on midjourney.com and using Discord.

Email confirmation is necessary for server creation and free image generation.

Paid subscriptions offer more image generation minutes and unlimited generations in relaxed mode.

Users can generate images using the 'slash imagine' command followed by a prompt.

Tracking requests is simplified by using the inbox icon in Discord.

Upscale options and variations are available for each generated image.

Images can be saved by opening them in a browser and using the save image option.

Creating a personal server offers a more comfortable and less crowded workspace.

The Midjourney bot can be added to a personal server for direct communication.

Settings can be adjusted for different modes, styles, and image qualities.

Public mode makes generated images accessible to the community, while private mode keeps them exclusive.

Prompts for image generation can be found by observing others' requests or using prompt helpers.

The Midjourney community offers a gallery of works and sorted selections for inspiration.

Blend mode allows for the mixing of different images, such as a monkey and a snake.

Image orientation can be specified in the fourth version of Midjourney for horizontal or vertical layouts.

Weight parameters can be used to emphasize or de-emphasize certain elements in an image.

The 'no' parameter can be used to attempt removal of unwanted elements from generated images.

The video provides a comprehensive understanding of Midjourney, enhancing users' skills significantly.