Midjourney AI Tutorial for Beginners (Easy Explanation)

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8 May 202313:54

TLDRThis tutorial introduces beginners to Midjourney AI, a tool that generates images from text prompts. It explains how to join Midjourney on Discord, use the free version, and navigate the platform. The importance of prompts is emphasized, which are text phrases that the AI interprets to create images. The video demonstrates how to input prompts, find submissions in the inbox, and interact with the AI to upscale and vary images. It also covers the use of parameters to control aspects like aspect ratio and version of Midjourney used. The presenter shares their experience with subscribing to a paid plan for a more organized experience and discusses the potential for private mode. The summary concludes with a commitment to creating more beginner-friendly tutorials, aiming to make complex programs more accessible.

Takeaways

  • ๐ŸŒ Midjourney AI is currently accessible through Discord and will soon have a web application.
  • ๐Ÿ“ฑ To join Midjourney, download Discord, sign up, and then join the beta through midjourney.com.
  • ๐Ÿ” Servers and channels on Discord are used to organize discussions into specific topics.
  • ๐Ÿ“ A 'prompt' is a short text phrase that the Midjourney bot uses to generate images.
  • ๐Ÿ†“ The free version of Midjourney can be used in 'newbies' rooms, but it may be more cluttered.
  • ๐Ÿ” To find your image submissions, navigate to the 'Inbox' to check the completion status.
  • ๐Ÿ–ผ๏ธ You can upscale images (U1-U4) for more detail or create variations (V1-V4) of a selected image.
  • โ™ป๏ธ The 'regenerate' button allows the bot to create a new grid of images based on your prompt.
  • ๐Ÿ’ฐ Midjourney offers both free and paid plans, with the latter providing a less cluttered experience.
  • ๐Ÿ› ๏ธ Parameters can be added to prompts to change the image generation, such as the aspect ratio.
  • โœ… The '/settings' command in Discord allows you to adjust various preferences, including privacy.
  • ๐Ÿ“ˆ Midjourney's different versions (e.g., raw, niji) offer different styles, and users can select their preferred version.

Q & A

  • What platform is currently hosting Midjourney AI?

    -Midjourney AI is currently hosted on Discord, and they are working on a web application that should be available soon.

  • How can one join Midjourney on Discord?

    -To join Midjourney on Discord, one needs to go to discord.com, download and sign up, log in, and then navigate back to midjourney.com to click 'join the beta'.

  • What is a 'prompt' in the context of Midjourney AI?

    -A prompt is a short text phrase that the Midjourney bot interprets to produce an image. It is a crucial part of the image generation process.

  • How does one find their image submissions in the free newbies room on Discord?

    -To find your image submissions, navigate to the 'Inbox' where you can see the percentage of completion of your request.

  • What does the 'U' button do in Midjourney AI?

    -The 'U' button stands for 'upscaling'. It allows users to select an image and generate a larger version of it with more details.

  • What is the purpose of the 'V' button in Midjourney AI?

    -The 'V' button creates slight variations of the selected grid image, generating a new image grid with a similar style and composition to the chosen image.

  • How long does it typically take for Midjourney AI to generate variations of an image?

    -The process is quite fast; in the example provided, a new grid of variations was generated in under 20 seconds.

  • What does the 're-run' button do in Midjourney AI?

    -The 're-run' button makes the Midjourney bot regenerate a grid based on the current prompt, creating a brand new set of images.

  • What are 'parameters' in the context of Midjourney AI?

    -Parameters are options added to a prompt that change how an image generates. They can alter the image's aspect ratio, which upscalers are used, and more.

  • How can one subscribe to a paid version of Midjourney AI?

    -To subscribe to a paid version, one can go to midjourney.com/forward/slash/account, choose a plan, decide on the billing cycle, enter the necessary information, and click 'subscribe'.

  • What is the difference between public and stealth mode in Midjourney AI?

    -Public mode means that direct messages with the bot are visible on the web gallery by default. Stealth mode keeps them private, but this feature may require a higher subscription plan.

  • How can one change the aspect ratio of an image generated by Midjourney AI?

    -To change the aspect ratio, one can use the parameter '--ar' followed by the desired aspect ratio, such as '16:9' for a widescreen format.

Outlines

00:00

๐Ÿš€ Getting Started with Mid Journey on Discord

The first paragraph introduces the viewer to the Mid Journey platform, which is currently accessible through Discord while a web application is in development. The tutorial begins with instructions on how to join Mid Journey on Discord, navigate through servers and channels, and use the platform to create images. It explains the concept of 'prompts', which are short text phrases that the Mid Journey bot uses to generate images. The viewer is guided through the process of submitting a prompt, checking the progress of their request in the Inbox, and selecting images to view and save. The paragraph also touches on the free and paid versions of Mid Journey, the latter offering a less cluttered experience.

05:02

๐Ÿ” Exploring Image Options with Upscaling and Variations

In the second paragraph, the focus shifts to the features available once an image has been generated. The viewer learns about the upscaling process (U1-U4 buttons), which allows for the creation of a larger, more detailed version of a selected image. Additionally, the paragraph delves into the variations feature (V1-V4 buttons), which generates a new grid of images that are stylistically similar to the chosen image. The tutorial demonstrates how to use these features to refine and customize the generated images, and how to save the final product for further editing or sharing. The paragraph concludes with the presenter's willingness to subscribe to a paid plan for more advanced features and the benefits of Mid Journey's generative AI technology.

10:04

๐Ÿ“ Customizing Image Generation with Parameters

The third paragraph discusses the use of parameters in customizing the image generation process. Parameters are additional options that can alter various aspects of the generated image, such as the aspect ratio. The viewer is shown how to add parameters to a prompt, specifically focusing on changing the aspect ratio to 16:9, which is suitable for desktop computer displays. The paragraph also explains how to select different versions of the Mid Journey bot (using the '-V' parameter) and how to set preferences for these versions through the platform's settings. The tutorial ends with the presenter's intention to create more beginner-friendly and advanced tutorials, encouraging viewers to support the content by liking, commenting, and subscribing.

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Keywords

๐Ÿ’กMidjourney

Midjourney is a generative AI platform that creates images based on text prompts provided by users. In the video, it is the main subject, and the tutorial explains how to use this platform to generate images. It is used to create a variety of images, such as a 'purple Angry rabbit spilling coffee', which is an example given in the script.

๐Ÿ’กDiscord

Discord is a communication platform where Midjourney currently operates. It is mentioned as the place where users can join the Midjourney server and interact with the Midjourney bot to create images. The script provides instructions on how to sign up for Discord and navigate to the Midjourney server.

๐Ÿ’กPrompt

A prompt is a short text phrase that the Midjourney bot interprets to produce an image. It is a crucial part of the image generation process described in the video. The script emphasizes that the prompt is the most important element for creating the desired image, such as describing what one wants to imagine and create.

๐Ÿ’กUpscaling

Upscaling in the context of Midjourney refers to the process of enhancing an image by adding more detail to it. The script explains that users can choose an image they like and upscale it for greater detail, which is demonstrated when the user selects 'U1' to upscale the first quadrant image.

๐Ÿ’กVariations

Variations are slight alterations or modifications of the original image that maintain the overall style and composition. The script describes how to generate variations of an image using the 'V' buttons, which is shown when the user clicks 'V1' to create a new grid of images similar to the first image they liked.

๐Ÿ’กParameters

Parameters are options added to a prompt that change how an image generates. They can affect the image's aspect ratio, the upscaler used, and more. In the video, the aspect ratio parameter is demonstrated with 'โ€”ar' followed by the desired ratio, such as 16:9 for a widescreen image.

๐Ÿ’กInbox

The Inbox in Midjourney is where users can view the progress and completion of their image generation requests. It is mentioned in the script as the place to check the status of submissions and to find the final generated images once they are ready.

๐Ÿ’กSubscription

The video discusses the option to subscribe to a paid version of Midjourney for a less cluttered experience and additional features. The script outlines the steps to subscribe, including choosing a plan and entering payment information.

๐Ÿ’กDirect Messages (DMs)

Direct Messages on Discord provide a private channel for users to communicate with the Midjourney bot without the public seeing the conversation. The script mentions that DMs with the bot are public by default on the web gallery but can be changed through settings.

๐Ÿ’กStealth Mode

Stealth Mode is a feature mentioned in the video that allows users to have private interactions with the Midjourney bot. However, it is noted that the standard membership plan does not include private mode, and users need to upgrade to access it.

๐Ÿ’กVersion

The version parameter in Midjourney allows users to specify which version of the AI they want to use for image generation. The script shows how to use the 'โ€”v' parameter to select the version, which is important as users might prefer an older version over a newer one.

Highlights

Midjourney.com is currently hosted on Discord and is working on a standalone web application.

To join Midjourney, users must download and sign up for Discord, then join the Midjourney server through midjourney.com.

New users can use the 'newbies' rooms on Discord to input prompts and generate images.

A 'prompt' is a short text phrase that the Midjourney bot interprets to create an image.

The basic prompt format is '/imagine' followed by a description of the desired image.

Users can find their image submissions in the 'Inbox' and track their completion percentage.

Upscaling (U1-U4) adds more detail to a chosen image, improving its quality.

Variation buttons (V1-V4) create new image grids with slight variations of the selected image.

The regenerate icon allows the bot to create a completely new grid based on the original prompt.

Midjourney offers a free version, but a paid subscription provides a less cluttered experience and additional features.

Paid subscribers can organize their submissions and have private conversations with the Midjourney bot.

Parameters can be added to prompts to change the aspect ratio, version of Midjourney used, and other image generation features.

The '--ar' parameter specifies the aspect ratio of the generated image.

Different versions of Midjourney (e.g., V4, V5) can be selected using the '--v' parameter.

The tutorial demonstrates how to upscale and save a preferred image for further editing or sharing.

The presenter aims to create easy-to-follow, beginner-friendly tutorials for Midjourney users.

Advanced topics and deeper exploration of Midjourney's capabilities will be covered in future tutorials.

The presenter encourages viewers to like, comment, and subscribe for more tutorials and support.