Midjourney V5.1 - How To Upload A Reference Image And Use As A Prompt - Detailed Tutorial

Artificial intelligence Prompt
26 May 202304:04

TLDRIn this tutorial, we learn how to upload and utilize a reference image in Midjourney V5.1 to enhance our creative process. The video begins with the instruction to click on the plus button and upload a file, selecting the desired image from your files. After uploading, the image appears and can be copied by right-clicking and choosing 'copy image address' or 'copy link'. This link is then pasted into the command input field, followed by the prompt, which in the example is 'the elastic image woman, bioinformatician working on her computer, that has a 3D projected screen'. Midjourney generates four variations of the image, which can be selected and further refined by using the V1 to V4 options for additional variations or the U1 to U4 options for upscaling a single variation. The video concludes with a demonstration of how to upscale an image using the YouTube option, resulting in a higher quality final output. This guide is designed to assist users in editing their images within Midjourney and encourages viewers to ask questions for further clarification.

Takeaways

  • 📌 To upload a reference image in Midjourney, start by clicking the plus button and then upload a file.
  • 📂 Navigate to the location of your images and select the one you wish to use as a reference.
  • 🖼️ After selecting the image, click 'open' to load it into the system.
  • 🔄 Copy the image address or link by right-clicking on the image and selecting 'copy image address' or 'copy link'.
  • 📋 Paste the copied link into the command input field in Midjourney, followed by a comma and your prompt.
  • 💡 The prompt is a description that guides the AI, such as 'an elastic image of a woman bioinformatician working on her computer with a 3D projected screen'.
  • 🔢 Midjourney will generate four variations of the image based on the prompt, labeled as V1, V2, V3, and V4.
  • 🔄 To get additional variations of the same image, click on V1, V2, V3, or V4 to receive four more variations.
  • ⬆️ If you want to upscale a variation, click on 'U1' for the first variation, which will enhance the selected image without additional variations.
  • 📈 Clicking on 'V3', for example, will give you four new variations of the third peak image.
  • 📸 The final upscaled image can be viewed by clicking on 'YouTube', which will present the enhanced result.
  • ❓ For any queries or assistance, comments can be left for a response.

Q & A

  • What is the first step to upload a reference image in Midjourney?

    -The first step is to click on the plus button, which will bring up a pop-up. Then, you need to click on 'upload a file'.

  • How do you select the image you want to use as a reference in Midjourney?

    -You navigate to where your pictures and folders are stored, choose the image you want to update, and click 'open' to select it.

  • What should you do after uploading the image?

    -After uploading, you should click on the image, right-click it, and then copy the image address or copy the link.

  • How do you paste the copied image link into the prompt?

    -You paste the copied link into the command input area by pressing control + V (or right-click and paste), followed by a comma and a space.

  • What does the term 'prompt' refer to in the context of Midjourney?

    -The term 'prompt' refers to the description or instructions you provide to guide the AI in generating the desired output.

  • How many variations does Midjourney initially provide after you submit your prompt?

    -Midjourney initially provides four variations of the image based on the submitted prompt.

  • What does the 'V1' option represent in Midjourney?

    -The 'V1' option represents a request for four new variations of the first image variation.

  • What is the difference between the 'U1' and 'V1' options?

    -The 'U1' option is used to upscale a single variation, whereas 'V1' provides four new variations of the same image.

  • How can you view the full quality of an image generated by Midjourney?

    -You can view the full quality by opening the image in a new tab, which may take a little time to load.

  • What does the 'upscale' option do in Midjourney?

    -The 'upscale' option improves the resolution and quality of the selected image variation.

  • How can you get help if you have queries about using Midjourney?

    -If you have any questions, you can leave a comment, and the tutorial provider will reply to you.

  • What is the final step after you have made all your edits and selections in Midjourney?

    -The final step is to review the upscaled image, which is considered your final result after all the editing and variations.

Outlines

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🖼️ Uploading and Editing Reference Images

The video begins by introducing the topic of using reference images and editing picks in the mid-journey. The process starts with clicking on a plus button and uploading a file from a specified location. The user is guided to select a peak image for editing, open it, and then copy its image address or link. This link is then pasted into a command interface along with a prompt describing the desired image outcome. The video demonstrates how to generate variations of the image using commands like V1, V2, V3, and V4, which provide additional variations of the selected peak. It also explains the difference between the U1 command, which upscales a single variation, and the V commands, which provide more variations. The video concludes with a demonstration of how to upscale the final image using the YouTube command and provides an invitation for viewers to ask questions in the comments section.

Mindmap

Keywords

💡Midjourney

Midjourney is a term used in the context of this video to refer to a specific software or tool that allows users to upload and manipulate images. It is the central focus of the tutorial, where the process of uploading a reference image and using it as a prompt is demonstrated. In the script, it is mentioned as the platform where the user can 'edit our picks' and 'upscale this peak', indicating its role in image editing and enhancement.

💡Reference Image

A reference image is a specific type of image that serves as a guide or inspiration for creating other images. In the video, the user is shown how to upload a reference image into Midjourney, which is then used as a basis for generating new image variations. The reference image is fundamental to the video's theme as it is the starting point for all the image manipulation and creation processes.

💡Upload

Uploading is the process of transferring a file, such as an image, from a local system to a remote system or server. In the context of the video, uploading is the first step in using Midjourney, where the user is instructed to 'click on upload a file' to add their reference image to the platform. This action initiates the sequence of events that allow for further image manipulation.

💡Prompt

In the context of image generation software, a prompt is a set of instructions or a description that guides the software in creating or modifying an image. The video script describes how to use a prompt by 'typing slashed, what we will do is that, we will click on it so here we will, first of all we will paste our, link', which is a command that includes the reference image link and additional descriptive text to generate a specific type of image.

💡Elastic Image

An elastic image, as mentioned in the video, refers to a type of image output that can be easily modified or stretched without losing quality. It is used as an example in the script to illustrate the type of result that can be achieved with Midjourney, specifically when the user is looking to create an image of 'an elastic image woman, bioinformatician working on her computer, that has a 3D projected screen'.

💡Bioinformatician

A bioinformatician is a professional who applies computational methods to biological data for research purposes. In the video, the term is used to describe the profession of the woman in the elastic image prompt, indicating that the generated image will depict a bioinformatician working with advanced technology, which is a key element of the image creation process.

💡3D Projected Screen

A 3D projected screen is a display technology that projects images or data into a three-dimensional space, allowing for a more immersive and interactive experience. In the video, it is part of the prompt used to guide the image generation process, with the aim of creating an image that includes this advanced technology feature.

💡Variations

Variations in this context refer to different versions or renditions of an image that are generated based on the original reference image and prompt. The script mentions selecting 'pick one two three four' and using options like 'V1, V2, V3, V4' to generate additional sets of variations, which is a key aspect of exploring different creative outcomes within Midjourney.

💡Upscale

Upscaling an image refers to the process of increasing the resolution or size of an image without losing detail or clarity. In the video, the term is used when the user is shown how to 'upscale this peak' using the 'U1' option in Midjourney, which results in an improved quality version of the selected image.

💡YouTube

In the context of the video, YouTube is likely used as a verb, meaning to publish or share something on the YouTube platform. The script mentions 'click on YouTube, this peak', which suggests that after upscaling the image, the user has the option to share or publish their final result on YouTube, indicating an additional step in the image creation and sharing process.

💡Peak

In the video, 'peak' seems to be used as a term for a specific image or visual output generated by Midjourney. The user is shown how to select different 'peaks', which are variations of the original image, and then how to manipulate these 'peaks' through options like 'V1' for variations or 'U1' for upscaling, making it a central concept in the video's narrative about image editing and generation.

Highlights

The tutorial begins by clicking on the plus button to start the process of uploading a reference image.

A pop-up appears where users are prompted to upload a file from their pictures and folders.

Selecting the desired image to use as a reference is the next step.

After selecting the image, users are instructed to click 'open' to proceed.

The chosen image will appear, and the next step is to right-click on it for further actions.

Copying the image address or link is essential for using it as a prompt.

Pasting the copied link into the command input field is the next action.

Users can then add their prompt, such as 'the elastic image woman, bioinformatician working on her computer,' to guide the image generation.

Midjourney generates four variations of the image based on the provided prompt and reference image.

To get the same four variations, users can click on V1, V2, V3, or V4.

Upgrading an image is done by clicking on U1, which does not provide variations but an enhanced version of the selected image.

Clicking on V3, for example, will generate four new variations of the third peak image.

Midjourney provides a new set of results after generating new variations.

Users can view the full quality of the generated images by opening them in a new tab.

The final result is an upscaled image, which can be achieved by clicking on the 'upscale' option.

The tutorial concludes with the final upscaled image, referred to as 'Peak 2 or YouTube.'

The video aims to assist users in editing their peaks and encourages queries and comments for further assistance.