Midjourney alpha and more | Full Guide to the NEW Midjourney Website

Asm Arif
5 Apr 202410:22

TLDRIn this tutorial, ASM introduces viewers to the Midjourney Alpha, a new feature available to select users of the Midjourney platform. The video demonstrates how to generate images using the Alpha, which offers a competitive edge against other AI models like Stable Diffusions and Adobe Firefly. The process involves selecting an aspect ratio, choosing aesthetics and stylization, and adjusting the 'weirdness' for more unique creations. The platform also provides a variety of options, including different versions and modes, and allows users to filter their creations. ASM guides viewers through the process, from uploading an image to prompt the AI, to generating a final landscape-oriented image using version six of the system. The video concludes with a teaser for the next tutorial, which will cover photo references and new features.


  • πŸš€ **Midjourney Alpha Introduction**: ASM discusses the new Midjourney Alpha, which is available to select users and offers competitive features against other AI systems like Stable Diffusions and Adobe Firefly.
  • πŸ” **Exploration and Creation**: Users can explore various options on the Midjourney website and create images either by uploading a photo or by writing a prompt.
  • πŸ“ **Aspect Ratio Customization**: The platform allows users to easily adjust the aspect ratio of their images using a sliding bar, with presets for portrait, square, and landscape options.
  • 🎨 **Aesthetics and Stylization**: Users can define the style of their images through the 'stylize' feature, which can range from portrait to realistic or illustrative styles.
  • πŸ€” **Weirdness Control**: For creative and unusual image combinations, the 'weirdness' slider can be adjusted to generate more unconventional results.
  • 🌟 **Variety Slider**: The 'variety' slider, also known as 'CS', allows for the creation of multiple variations of an image from a single prompt.
  • πŸ“‚ **Archiving and Downloading**: Created images can be archived and downloaded in a zip file, making it easy to access all steps of the creation process.
  • πŸ” **Filter Options**: Users can filter their creations based on version, generation, aesthetics, and other criteria for easy organization and review.
  • πŸ› οΈ **Developer Mode**: The script mentions a 'red image' for developer mode, suggesting advanced options for those creating and sharing ideas.
  • πŸ“ˆ **Leaderboard and Sharing**: There's a leaderboard to track contributions from developers and an option to share ideas, fostering a community of creators.
  • πŸŒ™ **Dark Mode**: The platform offers a dark mode for users who prefer a lighter or darker interface based on their viewing preferences.
  • πŸ“ **Image to Prompt Feature**: Users can upload an image to generate a prompt, utilizing AI like GPT to describe and create images from the uploaded photo.

Q & A

  • What is the Midjourney Alpha?

    -The Midjourney Alpha is a new feature or system that has been made available to certain users of the Midjourney platform. It is designed to be competitive with other AI systems and is used for generating images more easily.

  • How was the Midjourney Alpha previously used?

    -Previously, Midjourney was used in a Discord environment for creating images, which was considered good, but the Alpha version offers more advanced features.

  • What are the key features of the Midjourney Alpha?

    -Key features include the ability to upload images or write prompts, adjust aspect ratios, select styles through the 'Aesthetics' option, control the level of 'weirdness' for unique images, and use the 'Variety' feature to generate multiple variations of an image.

  • How can users explore the Midjourney Alpha?

    -Users can explore the Midjourney Alpha by using the 'explore' option and the '+' sign to upload images or write prompts for generating images.

  • What does the 'Aesthetics' feature control in Midjourney Alpha?

    -The 'Aesthetics' feature controls the style of the generated image, allowing users to specify whether they want a portrait, a realistic image, or an illustration type image.

  • How does the 'Weirdness' slider work?

    -The 'Weirdness' slider allows users to create unusual or unique images by adjusting the level of weirdness, which can result in strange combinations or creative outputs.

  • What is the 'Variety' feature and how does it help in generating images?

    -The 'Variety' feature, also known as 'CS', enables the generation of multiple variations of an image from a single prompt, providing users with a range of options to choose from.

  • How can users manage their created images in Midjourney Alpha?

    -Users can archive their created images, which are then stored in a specific section. They can select all steps at once and download them as a zip file for easy access and management.

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

    -Different modes include standard mode, draw mode, and various versions (1 to 6) that users can choose from to generate images according to their needs.

  • How does the 'Image to Prompt' feature work?

    -The 'Image to Prompt' feature allows users to upload an image and generate a prompt based on that image. This can be done using the GPT (Generative Pre-trained Transformer) model, which can explain the photo and provide a textual description for further image generation.

  • What are the filter options available for managing and sorting images?

    -Filter options include sorting by likes, hidden images, grid usage, version, generation, and size (small, medium, large). These filters help users manage and navigate through their created images efficiently.

  • How does the developer mode in Midjourney Alpha work?

    -The developer mode allows for more advanced settings and options, where users can assign points and contribute ideas to the leaderboard. It is aimed at users who want to delve deeper into the functionalities of Midjourney Alpha.



🎨 Introduction to Mid Journey Alpha Tutorial

The video begins with ASM welcoming viewers to a new tutorial series focused on the Mid Journey Alpha, a tool designed for generating images. ASM explains that the Mid Journey Alpha is available to select users who are experienced with the platform and highlights its competitive edge over other AI systems like Stable Diffusions and Adobe Firefly. The tutorial covers how to navigate the Mid Journey interface, including the explore option, uploading images, and writing prompts. It also details how to adjust settings such as aspect ratio, stylization, and weirdness to generate a variety of image types. The process of creating an image is outlined, from setting parameters to generating the final output, and ASM encourages viewers to subscribe for more content.


πŸ“‚ Managing and Filtering Created Images

In the second paragraph, ASM discusses the process of managing and filtering the images created with Mid Journey Alpha. Viewers are shown how to archive their creations and download them in a compressed file format to avoid downloading each one individually. The video covers various filters that can be applied to sort images by likes, hidden status, grid usage, and version. It also touches on developer mode, where ideas can be shared and ranked on a leaderboard. ASM demonstrates using the 'image to prompt' feature, which generates a text prompt from an uploaded image, and uses this to create a landscape image with specific aesthetic and chaos settings. The video concludes with a teaser for the next tutorial, which will discuss photo references and new features, and ASM signs off with well wishes for the viewers.



πŸ’‘Midjourney Alpha

Midjourney Alpha refers to the latest version or an advanced stage of development of the Midjourney software, which is a tool used for generating images. In the video, it is presented as a competitive alternative to other AI systems like Stable Diffusions and Adobe Firefly. It is mentioned that only certain users, particularly those who have been with Midjourney for a while, have access to this alpha version.


Aesthetics in the context of the video refers to the visual style or artistic quality that can be applied to the generated images. The Midjourney Alpha allows users to select different aesthetics, which can range from realistic to illustrative styles, thus defining the overall look of the output images.


Weirdness is a parameter in the Midjourney Alpha that allows users to create unusual or surreal images by combining unexpected elements. It is used to generate images that are out of the ordinary, such as a 'cabbage and a person eating it', which is mentioned in the script as an example of a weird type of illustration.


Variety, also referred to as CS in the video, is a feature that enables the creation of multiple variations of an image based on a given prompt. It allows users to explore different interpretations and styles of the same concept, providing a range of options to choose from.

πŸ’‘Aspect Ratio

Aspect ratio is a term used to describe the proportional relationship between the width and the height of an image. In the video, the Midjourney Alpha provides options to adjust the aspect ratio, such as 3x2 for landscape or 4x3 for square, allowing users to tailor the dimensions of their generated images.


Discord, in the context of the video, is a platform where the Midjourney tool was initially accessible. It is mentioned as the previous system for making Midjourney photos, suggesting that users would interact with the tool through Discord's interface.


Stylization is the process of applying a specific style to an image. In the Midjourney Alpha, stylization determines the type of style for the generated image, such as whether it will be a portrait, a realistic image, or an illustrative type. It is a key aspect of customizing the output.

πŸ’‘Image to Prompt

Image to Prompt is a feature that allows users to upload an image and generate a textual description or prompt based on that image. This is demonstrated in the video using the GPT (Generative Pre-trained Transformer) model, which can explain the content of the uploaded photo and use that information to create a prompt for Midjourney.

πŸ’‘Version Control

Version Control in the video refers to the ability to select different versions of the Midjourney software, such as version 1 through 6, each potentially offering different features or improvements. This allows users to choose the specific version they want to use for their image generation.

πŸ’‘Relax, Fast, and Turbo

Relax, Fast, and Turbo are options that likely refer to the speed at which the image generation process occurs. The video suggests that these settings can be adjusted based on the user's preference for how quickly they want to receive their generated images.


Archiving in the context of the video is the process of saving the generated images. The Midjourney Alpha allows users to archive their creations, which can then be downloaded in a zip file, making it convenient to save all steps of an image generation process at once.


Introduction to Midjourney Alpha, a new system for generating images.

Midjourney Alpha is available to select users who have been using the platform for a while.

The system is competitive with other AI image generation tools like Stable Diffusions and Adobe Firefly.

Exploration of the Midjourney interface, including the 'explore' option and image upload feature.

Explanation of the aspect ratio settings and how to adjust image sizes using a sliding bar.

Different image styles can be selected through the 'Aesthetics' and 'Weirdness' sliders.

The 'Variety' feature allows for multiple variations of an image to be generated from a single prompt.

Different versions of the Midjourney system can be selected, from version 1 to 6.

The 'Relax', 'Fast', and 'Turbo' options for generating images based on the provided prompt.

The 'Create' option provides outputs of the generated images, which can be archived.

Users can download all steps of an image generation process in a zip file for convenience.

Filter options allow users to sort through images based on version, generation, and other criteria.

Developer mode and leaderboard features for tracking contributions and ideas shared by the community.

News section for updates on new features and improvements to the Midjourney platform.

Demonstration of using an image to generate a prompt, utilizing the GPT feature.

Explanation of the parameter options for customizing the image generation process.

Aesthetics and 'Kaos' settings can be adjusted to control the style and level of detail in the generated images.

The ability to choose between standard and first-generation modes for different image generation styles.

The final generated image is presented, showcasing the capabilities of Midjourney Alpha.

A teaser for the next tutorial, which will discuss similarities between Midjourney and other photo references.

The presenter encourages viewers to like, share, and comment with questions or requests.