Close this search box.

Midjourney Prompts Mastery Tips & Tricks

Midjourney Prompts Mastery
Share it:

Midjourney Prompts

Midjourney Prompts are short text phrases that the Midjourney Bot interprets to produce an image. The Midjourney Bot breaks down the words and phrases in a prompt into smaller pieces, called tokens, that can be compared to its training data and then used to generate an image. A well-crafted prompt can help make unique and exciting images.

Midjourney Prompts Notes

Before we move deeper into the Midjourney Prompts Mastery, consider the following things while prompting the Midjourney bot. Once you follow these rules, you will get the most appropriate and desired results.

ii. Prompt Length

Prompts can be very simple. Single words (or even an emoji!) will produce an image. Very short prompts will rely heavily on Midjourney’s default style, so a more descriptive prompt is better for a unique look. However, super-long prompts aren’t always better. Concentrate on the main concepts you want to create.

ii. Grammar

The Midjourney Bot does not understand grammar, sentence structure, or words like humans. Word choice also matters. More specific synonyms work better in many circumstances. Instead of big, try gigantic, enormous, or immense. Remove words when possible. Fewer words mean each word has a more powerful influence. Use commas, brackets, and hyphens to help organize your thoughts, but know the Midjourney Bot will not reliably interpret them. The Midjourney Bot does not consider capitalization.

Midjourney Model Version 4 is slightly better than other models at interpreting traditional sentence structure.

iii. Focus on What you Want

It is better to describe what you want instead of what you don’t want. If you ask for a party with “no cake,” your image will probably include a cake. If you want to ensure an object is not in the final image, try advance prompting using the –no parameter.

iv. Think About What Details Matter

Anything left unsaid may surprise you. Be as specific or vague as you want, but anything you leave out will be randomized. Being vague is a great way to get variety, but you may not get the specific details you want.

Try to be clear about any context or details that are important to you. Think about;

  • Subject: person, animal, character, location, object, etc.
  • Medium: photo, painting, illustration, sculpture, doodle, tapestry, etc.
  • Environment: indoors, outdoors, on the moon, in Narnia, underwater, the Emerald City, etc.
  • Lighting: soft, ambient, overcast, neon, studio lights, etc.
  • Color: vibrant, muted, bright, monochromatic, colorful, black, white, pastel, etc.
  • Mood: Sedate, calm, raucous, energetic, etc.
  • Composition: Portrait, headshot, closeup, birds-eye view, etc.

Read also, “How to Use Midjourney FREE UNLIMITED

v. Use Collective Nouns

Plural words leave a lot to chance. Try specific numbers. “Three cats” is more specific than “cats.” Collective nouns also work, “flock of birds” instead of “birds.”

Midjourney Prompts Tips and Tricks

Even short single-word prompts will produce beautiful images in Midjourney’s default style, but you can create more interesting, personalized results by combining concepts like artistic medium, historical periods, location, and more.

1. Pick a Medium

Break out the paint, crayons, scratchboard, printing presses, glitter, ink, and colored paper. One of the best ways to generate a stylish image is by specifying an artistic medium.

Prompt Example: /imagine prompt <any art style> style cat

The following groups of pictures show, how output can vary according to the wordings of prompts change.

Midjourney Prompts Mastery - Images showing a cat with specific medium/ artistic style selected.

Here is another group of cats with different artistic styles due to changes in the medium.

Midjourney Prompts - Group of cats with different medium selected.

2. Get Specific

More precise words and phrases will help create an image with exactly the right look and feel.

Prompt Example: /imagine prompt <style> sketch of a cat

Observe the difference among images using more specific prompts.

Midjourney Prompts - Group of cats images generated using more specific prompts.

3. Time Travel

Different eras have distinct visual styles that reflect their cultural and technological influences, such as the geometric shapes of Art Deco in the 1920s or the bright colors of psychedelic art in the 1960s. Today’s minimalistic style is characterized by simplicity and clean lines.

Prompt Example: /imagine prompt <decade> cat illustration

Check out the difference among outputs in the following pictures as a result of the time mentioned in the prompts.

Midjourney Prompts - Cats group of photos with different style due to change in time.

Here is another group of cats for later decades.

Midjourney Prompts - decades of cates

4. Emote

Use emotional words to give the characters’ personalities. Although that may not be human but can be created to show different emotions.

Prompt Example: /imagine prompt <emotion> cat

Midjourney Prompts - Emotions

5. Get Colorful

A full spectrum of possibilities, from the fiery red of passion and anger to the cool blue of serenity and calmness, and the lush green of growth and renewal, colors have the power to evoke a wide range of emotions and moods. Whether it’s the sunny yellow of happiness, the regal purple of royalty, or the deep black of mystery and intrigue, the full spectrum of colors offers endless possibilities for self-expression and creativity.

Prompt Example: /imagine prompt <color word> colored cat

Adding a color word can do magic to your image just like that. Check out the images below.

Midjourney Prompts - Cats Colorful

How beautiful and colorful pictures have been produced with different prompt wordings.

Midjourney Prompts - Colorful

6. Environmental Exploration

Different environments can set unique moods. Different environments can set unique moods, from the cozy and intimate ambiance of a rustic cabin in the woods to the bustling energy of a vibrant city street. The environment we choose in our prompt can have a profound effect on emotions, mood, and overall sense.

Prompt Example: /imagine prompt <location> cat

With just a mention of the location or season in our prompt, cats take on a whole new dimension in photos.

Midjourney Prompts - Environmental exploration

Buy my eBook “The Midjourney Version 5 Prompt Book

The Midjourney v5 Prompt Book

The Top-rated Midjourney v5 Prompt Book on Amazon.

BUY NOW, and if you found it helpful, don’t forget to leave a five-star review on our Book.

Final Words

In conclusion, our Midjourney prompts have demonstrated the vast range of creative possibilities that can be unlocked by exploring various mediums, styles, emotions, and environments.

By playing with time travel, we can immerse ourselves in different eras and their distinct visual styles, while the use of emotional words can imbue our characters with unique personalities and traits.

By embracing change and exploring new avenues of creative expression, we can continue to unlock the full potential of our imagination and bring our ideas to life in increasingly innovative and exciting ways.

Share it:

Read More: