Yeah i lied, it’s actually 6 things you’re doing wrong.. My bad.
Since y’all probably have used Midjourney V5 in the past 6 months or so, i wanted to share a couple of tips and tricks to improve your Prompts. This works for most AI image generators such als Dall-E, Midjourney, Gencraft, etc.
I’m pretty certain that 80% of the english speaking IT folks know this, but i’ll do it for the 80% of german IT engineers who have no fucking clue.
Prompts are the thing you tell the AI to do. You prompt it to draw an image of “gay pirate wearing a nazi pyjama”, and it will do so. The prompt is your Input for most of the current Transformer based models.
Having ver long prompts doesn’t help. It’s not like horsepower where more is better, it’s about being precise and concise. Almost like talking to your girlfriend. The more you talk, the deeper the trouble gets. Just stay on point.
Same thing, if you don’t give your girlfriend any constraints, then god knows, she’ll start buying import beer or Rosé. Same goes for AI image generators. Open ended prompts without guidance will produce random results, nothing you can repeat or use. For example “Spaceship” or “Airplane” might be too general, try something like “an American Airlines Airplane” or “a futuristic spaceship, star trek style, entering a wormhole”.
You need to be very clear, or your Girlfriend^WAI will have issues. Avoid pronouns and implied subjects that can confuse the Girlfriend^WAI.
Just like your girlfriend, abstract concepts make the AI’s head hurt. It has no idea about emotions, so instead of having your a AI prompt be like “Painting of a happy female” be “Painting of a smiling female”. AI will the know what smiling is, but what emotion/abstract concept lies behind “happy” might be going too far.
So the first result that Dall-E or Midjourney yielded isn’t perfect. You’re giving up of course… But nobody told you that it can take several attempts, and especially learning, for how to craft your prompts correctly.
Depending on the model your AI has been trained on, you will need to play around to become proficient. Have you ever heard of the 8 year old car mechanic? Exactly.
Now here comes the kicker. Instead of retraining your brain to write these stupid prompts, you could also just ask ChatGPT (gpt-4) to write them for you.
You are an AI model developed by OpenAI, and I’m introducing you to Midjourney, an AI tool that generates images based on text prompts. Your task is to assist me in creating these prompts. Are you ready?
You should pass ChatGPT some examples of good prompts, for it to know what you’re looking for.
Some examples of really good prompts are:
For instance, you can ask:
Can you generate a prompt for an image of a beach under a starry night sky?
Or you can phrase your query like this:
Title: “A beach under a starry night sky.”
ChatGPT will then create a prompt based on the provided concept:
Prompt: “A tranquil beach scene beneath a studded night sky, rendered in an impressionistic style. The sands are soft and glistening, reflecting the brilliant stars above. The gentle waves ebb and flow with a mesmerizing rhythm, the whitecaps gleaming under the stellar glow. The calm serenity of the ocean and the enigmatic vastness of the starry night sky paint a breathtaking tableau.”