How to use Midjourney Image to Image (Best Image Prompting Methods!)

Wade McMaster - Creator Impact
10 Aug 202307:28

TLDRThis guide explains how to use MidJourney's image-to-image feature by uploading images via Discord or external sites like postimage.cc. It covers setting image weights to control how closely MidJourney references the original image and introduces advanced techniques like chain prompting and blending multiple images. Additionally, it explains the 'describe' function, which generates prompts from a single image to further refine and create unique results. This comprehensive overview provides multiple methods to optimize image prompting in MidJourney.

Takeaways

  • ๐Ÿ˜€ You can use a URL of an image as a prompt in Midjourney by adding it to your prompt and hitting enter.
  • ๐Ÿ”— To get an image URL for use in Midjourney, you can upload an image to Discord and copy the link address, or use a service like postimage.cc to upload and get a direct link.
  • ๐Ÿ–ผ๏ธ The 'Image Weight' parameter (--image-weight) allows you to control how strongly Midjourney references the image in its prompt, with a value of 2 being the maximum for version 5.
  • ๐Ÿ”„ By using the 'roll' command with a lower image weight, you can get Midjourney to reference the image less in its generation.
  • ๐ŸŽจ Upscaling an image and using it as a prompt can lead to different artistic outcomes.
  • ๐Ÿ”— You can include multiple image URLs in a single prompt to create a blend of styles from different images.
  • โœจ Chain prompting involves using an AI-generated image in a prompt to generate another image, and so on, allowing for continuous evolution of your art.
  • ๐Ÿค– The 'blend' function lets you combine multiple images into one prompt, although it doesn't allow adding a descriptive prompt directly.
  • ๐Ÿ”„ Using 're-roll' with 'remix mode' activated allows you to add more descriptive prompts to your image blend for greater influence over the result.
  • ๐Ÿ”„ The 'variations' command with 'remix mode' on can be used to create variations of an image based on a prompt, sticking closer to the original result.
  • ๐Ÿ“ The 'describe' function provides descriptive prompts based on an uploaded image, which you can edit or use one by one to generate different styles of art.
  • ๐Ÿ”— Combining 'describe' with an image prompt can yield unique results by referencing the image's characteristics in the generated art.

Q & A

  • How can I use an image to generate a prompt in Midjourney?

    -You can use an image to generate a prompt in Midjourney by pasting a URL of the image into your prompt and adding some information to the end, then hitting enter.

  • How do I obtain an image URL for use in Midjourney if I don't have access to a website?

    -If you don't have access to a website, you can obtain an image URL by uploading a similar image to a platform like Discord and copying the link address from there.

  • What is an alternative method to upload an image for use in Midjourney besides Discord?

    -An alternative method is to use a service like postimage.cc, where you can upload an image from your computer, copy the direct link, and then use it in your prompt in Midjourney.

  • What is the purpose of using 'dash dash IW' in a Midjourney prompt?

    -The 'dash dash IW' command, short for Image Weight, allows you to control how strongly Midjourney references the image in its prompt, with a weight of 2 being the maximum for version 5.

  • How can I reduce the influence of an image in a Midjourney prompt?

    -To reduce the influence of an image, you can use the 'roll' command with a lower image weight, such as 0.5, to make Midjourney reference the image less.

  • What is chain prompting in Midjourney, and how is it done?

    -Chain prompting is a technique where you use an AI-generated image in your prompt, generate another image from that prompt, and then use the new image in another prompt, repeating this process to evolve your art from image to image.

  • Can I use more than one image in a Midjourney prompt?

    -Yes, you can include multiple image URLs in a Midjourney prompt to create a cross between the images and achieve a different style of result.

  • What is the 'blend' function in Midjourney, and how does it work?

    -The 'blend' function in Midjourney allows you to combine multiple images together. You upload the images one by one and blend them, but you cannot add a prompt directly with this function.

  • How can I add a prompt to a blend of images in Midjourney?

    -To add a prompt to a blend of images, you can use the 're-roll' command with 'remix mode' turned on, allowing you to add a descriptive prompt after the blend.

  • What is the 'describe' function in Midjourney, and how can it be used?

    -The 'describe' function in Midjourney provides four descriptive prompts based on a single uploaded image. You can use these descriptive prompts as a base for your own prompts or combine them with image prompts for unique results.

  • How can I use the 'describe' function in conjunction with an image prompt in Midjourney?

    -You can use the 'describe' function in conjunction with an image prompt by first using the 'describe' function to generate descriptive prompts, then using the 'variations' command with an image URL and the generated prompts to create unique results.

Outlines

00:00

๐Ÿ–ผ๏ธ Image Prompting Basics in Mid Journey

This paragraph explains the fundamental method of using images to generate prompts in Mid Journey. It starts with the process of obtaining an image URL, either by uploading an image to Discord or using a service like postimage.cc. The video demonstrates how to copy the image URL and use it in Mid Journey by adding a prompt and the 'Image Weight' parameter to control the influence of the image on the generated output. It also touches on the possibility of using upscaled images and chain prompting, where an AI-generated image is used to generate another image, creating an evolving art sequence.

05:02

๐Ÿ”„ Advanced Image Prompting Techniques

The second paragraph delves into more advanced techniques for using images as prompts in Mid Journey. It discusses the 'blend' function, which allows for the combination of multiple images into one prompt, and a 'hack' to add descriptive text to the blend. The paragraph also introduces the 'variations' feature to create different versions of an image prompt and the 'describe' function, which generates descriptive properties from an image that can be used to create new prompts. The video concludes by showing how to combine the 'describe' function with an image prompt for unique results, and encourages viewers to share their own tips in the comments.

Mindmap

Keywords

๐Ÿ’กImage Prompting

Image prompting refers to the process of using an existing image as a reference or inspiration for generating a new image through AI. In the context of the video, it is a central technique for creating artwork with Midjourney, where users can input a URL of an image to guide the AI in producing a new image that is inspired by the original. For example, the script mentions adding a bit of information to the end of an image URL and hitting enter to generate an image inspired by the provided image.

๐Ÿ’กURL

A URL, or Uniform Resource Locator, is a web address that uniquely identifies a web page on the Internet. In the video, the URL is essential for image prompting as it allows users to input the address of an image into Midjourney, which the AI then uses as a reference for generating new artwork. The script provides methods for obtaining an image URL, such as uploading an image to Discord and copying the link address.

๐Ÿ’กDiscord

Discord is a popular communication platform that allows users to chat, send images, and share files. In the video, Discord is used as a method to upload and share images, from which a URL can be copied for use in Midjourney's image prompting process. The script describes how to upload an image to Discord and copy its URL to be used in the AI's image generation.

๐Ÿ’กPostimage.cc

Postimage.cc is a website mentioned in the video that allows users to upload images from their computer and obtain a direct link to those images. This service is useful for image prompting in Midjourney, as it provides an alternative way to get an image URL when Discord is not an option. The script explains how to use postimage.cc to upload an image, copy its direct link, and then use that link in Midjourney.

๐Ÿ’กImage Weight

Image weight, denoted as '--IW' in the script, is a parameter in Midjourney that controls the influence an image has on the AI's image generation. It allows users to adjust how strongly the AI should consider the reference image when creating a new piece of art. The script demonstrates setting the image weight to 2, which is the maximum for version 5, to make the AI closely reference the image in terms of style, composition, and details.

๐Ÿ’กRemix Mode

Remix mode is a feature in Midjourney that enables users to modify and re-roll existing prompts to generate new images with variations. It is turned on through the 'slash settings' command, as mentioned in the script. This mode is useful for experimenting with different image weights and other parameters to achieve the desired outcome in the generated artwork.

๐Ÿ’กChain Prompting

Chain prompting is a technique where an AI-generated image is used as a prompt to generate another image, and this process is repeated to evolve the artwork. The script describes this as using one image to generate another, then using that new image as a prompt again, and so on, creating a chain of image generation that allows for continuous evolution and creativity.

๐Ÿ’กUpscaling

Upscaling refers to the process of increasing the resolution or size of an image without losing quality. In the video, the term is used in the context of enhancing an image before using it as a prompt in Midjourney. This can help in creating more detailed and higher-quality AI-generated artwork based on the upscaled image.

๐Ÿ’กBlend

The 'blend' function in Midjourney, as described in the script, allows users to combine multiple images into one prompt to create a blended result. This advanced feature enables the AI to consider multiple reference images simultaneously, which can lead to a more complex and nuanced final image. The script illustrates how to use the blend function by uploading and combining five images of Megatron.

๐Ÿ’กDescribe Function

The describe function in Midjourney is a tool that provides descriptive prompts based on a single image uploaded by the user. It generates four descriptive prompts that can be used to guide the AI in creating new artwork. The script explains how to use the describe function to obtain prompts and then use those prompts one by one or all at once to generate different styles of artwork.

๐Ÿ’กVariations

Variations in the context of Midjourney refer to generating different versions or interpretations of an image based on a given prompt or image. The script mentions using the variations command to create unique results by adding more descriptive elements to an existing image or prompt, allowing for further customization and creativity in the image generation process.

Highlights

Using a URL in the prompt to generate an image inspired by it in Midjourney.

How to obtain an image URL for use in Midjourney without website access.

Uploading an image to Discord and copying the link address for use in prompts.

Using postimage.cc to upload an image and obtain a direct link for Midjourney prompts.

Adding an image weight parameter to control the influence of the image on the prompt outcome.

Using the 'roll' command in remix mode to adjust image weight and generate different results.

Upscaling an image and using it as a prompt to create variations.

Chain prompting, using AI-generated images in subsequent prompts to evolve art.

Combining multiple image URLs in a single prompt to create a cross between them.

Using the 'blend' function to combine multiple images into one prompt.

Hacking the blend function to add a descriptive prompt for more influence.

Using the 'variations' command to create different versions of an image.

The 'describe' function to generate descriptive prompts without directly using an image.

Combining the 'describe' function with an image prompt for unique results.

Creating a JSON array to structure highlights and their corresponding start times.

Engaging readers by summarizing core content in an attractive and concise manner.

Practical applications of image prompting methods in Midjourney for creative art generation.