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Midjourney AI Tutorial: Prompt Engineering Guide for Beginners | Beautiful AI Artwork Tips

Prompt Engineering Guide for Beginners Beautiful AI Artwork Tips

Welcome to the Starmorph AI Web Development blog! Today, we are going to dive into the world of Midjourney AI, a powerful tool for generating unique and captivating images. We'll cover some essential techniques for crafting your prompts, adjusting parameters, and producing stunning AI artwork. By the end of this tutorial, you'll have a solid understanding of how to use Midjourney AI to create beautiful images. Let's get started!

Table of Contents

Introduction to Midjourney AI

Basic Parameters

Model Version Parameters

Upscaler Parameters

Other Parameters

Example Prompts


  1. Introduction to Midjourney AI Midjourney AI is an AI-powered image generation tool that allows users to create stunning and unique images by adjusting a variety of parameters. Whether you're looking to create eye-catching art or simply want to experiment with AI-generated images, Midjourney offers a wide range of customization options to help you achieve your desired results.

Basic Parameters

  1. Basic Parameters Basic parameters allow you to modify the core aspects of your generated images, such as aspect ratio, chaos, and quality. Here's a quick overview of some of the essential basic parameters:

Aspect Ratios (--aspect or --ar): Change the aspect ratio of a generation.

--aspect 2:1

Chaos (--chaos <number 0–100>): Change how varied the results will be. Higher values produce more unusual and unexpected generations.

--chaos 75

No (--no): Negative prompting, --no plants would try to remove plants from the image.

--no buildings

Quality (--quality <.25, .5, 1, or 2>, or --q <.25, .5, 1, or 2>): How much rendering quality time you want to spend. The default value is 1. Higher values cost more, and lower values cost less.

--quality 2

For a complete list of basic parameters, refer to the official API documentation.


  1. Model Version Parameters Midjourney AI offers various model versions, each with its own unique strengths and capabilities. By using different model version parameters, you can tailor your image generation process to suit your specific needs.
Niji (--niji):

An alternative model focused on anime-style images.

High Definition (--hd):

Use an early alternative model that produces larger, less consistent images. This algorithm may be suitable for abstract and landscape images.

Test (--test):

Use the Midjourney special test model.

For more information on model version parameters, consult the official API documentation.

Upscaler Parameters

  1. Upscaler Parameters Upscaler parameters allow you to enhance the size and details of your generated images. Midjourney offers several upscaler options, each with its own unique characteristics:
Uplight (--uplight):

Use an alternative "light" upscaler when selecting the U buttons. The results are

closer to the original grid image. The upscaled image is less detailed and smoother. --uplight

Upbeta (--upbeta):

Use an alternative beta upscaler when selecting the U buttons. The results are closer to the original grid image. The upscaled image has significantly fewer added details.

Upanime (--upanime):

Use an alternative upscaler trained to work with the --niji Midjourney Model. This upscaler was specifically created to work with anime-style images.

Refer to the official API documentation for more details on upscaler parameters.

Other Midjourney Parameters

  1. Other Parameters Midjourney AI also provides additional parameters that can be used with specific earlier Midjourney models. These parameters include:
Creative (--creative):

Modify the test and testp models to be more varied and creative.

Image Weight (--iw):

Sets image prompt weight relative to text weight. The default value is --iw 0.25.

Sameseed (--sameseed):

Seed values create a single large random noise field applied across all images in the initial grid. When --sameseed is specified, all images in the initial grid use the same starting noise and will produce very similar generated images.

For a comprehensive list of other parameters, consult the official API documentation.

Example Prompts

  1. Example Prompts Now that you're familiar with the various parameters available in Midjourney AI, let's take a look at a few example prompts that demonstrate how to use these parameters effectively:

Generate a 2:1 aspect ratio landscape image with high chaos and maximum quality:

landscape --aspect 2:1 --chaos 100 --quality 2

Create an anime-style character without any animals in the scene:

anime character --niji --no animals

Generate a high-definition abstract image with an alternative light upscaler:

abstract art --hd --uplight

Feel free to experiment with different combinations of parameters to create your own unique and stunning AI-generated images!

With this tutorial, you should now have a solid understanding of how to use Midjourney AI to create captivating artwork by crafting prompts and adjusting parameters. Happy generating!