The ULTIMATE Beginners Guide to Midjourney in 2024

Future Tech Pilot
1 Jan 202448:21

TLDRThis video script offers an in-depth look at the latest updates in mid Journey version 6, highlighting the improved prompting system and the ability to add text to images. It showcases the differences between versions 5 and 6 through examples and provides tips on how to craft effective prompts for generating desired images. The video also explores various parameters like stylize, chaos, and weird values, and their impact on image generation. Additionally, it discusses future updates, including the anticipated style tuning feature and the redesigned mid Journey website, emphasizing the platform's continuous evolution and commitment to enhancing user experience.


  • ๐Ÿš€ Introduction to Mid Journey Version 6 and its significant updates, enhancing the user experience and AI capabilities.
  • ๐ŸŒŸ Changes in prompting syntax with Version 6, requiring more detailed and specific instructions for better image generation.
  • ๐ŸŽจ Examples of prompt improvements, demonstrating the importance of detailed descriptions in achieving desired AI-generated images.
  • ๐Ÿ“ธ New feature of adding text to images in Version 6, with the potential for future updates to improve text generation.
  • ๐Ÿ” Techniques for improving prompts, such as starting small and gradually adding details, and the use of 'style raw' for more literal interpretations.
  • ๐ŸŽญ Multi-prompting as a powerful tool in Version 6 to fine-tune image generation by emphasizing certain aspects with weighted values.
  • ๐ŸŒˆ Explanation of parameters like stylize value, chaos value, and weird parameter, and their impact on the aesthetics and coherence of generated images.
  • ๐Ÿ› ๏ธ Tips on creating and using shortcuts for frequently applied parameter combinations, and setting suffixes for common aspects like aspect ratios.
  • ๐Ÿ–ผ๏ธ Introduction to image prompting, blending, and describe features, showcasing the versatility and creativity of Mid Journey's capabilities.
  • ๐Ÿ”ฅ Expectations for future updates, including advanced features like vary region, zoom, panning, style tuning, and the potential for video and 3D generation.
  • ๐ŸŒ Overview of Mid Journey's redesigned website, its features, and upcoming social and organizational tools for enhanced user interaction and content management.

Q & A

  • What is the main focus of the video?

    -The main focus of the video is to provide a detailed breakdown of the changes and new features introduced in mid Journey version 6, and to guide users on how to effectively use these features to create desired images.

  • How has prompting changed in mid Journey version 6?

    -In mid Journey version 6, prompting has become more detailed and specific. Users are encouraged to add as much detail as possible, including descriptions of colors, environments, and objects, to achieve more accurate and coherent results.

  • What is the significance of the 'wideangle product photo' example in the video?

    -The 'wideangle product photo' example demonstrates the importance of specifying details in version 6 prompts. By including specific details like the type of shot, the color of the car, and the condition of the weather, the AI is able to generate an image that closely matches the user's request.

  • How can users add text to their images in mid Journey version 6?

    -Users can add text to their images by placing words inside quotation marks in the prompt. This feature is still in development and may improve with future updates.

  • What is multi-prompting in mid Journey version 6?

    -Multi-prompting is a powerful feature in mid Journey version 6 that allows users to split their prompt into different parts using two colons and add weighted values to emphasize certain aspects. This helps the AI focus on specific elements of the prompt if the initial results do not meet the user's expectations.

  • What is the purpose of the 'variation' buttons in mid Journey version 6?

    -The 'variation' buttons in mid Journey version 6 provide users with different interpretations of the generated image by making subtle or strong changes based on the user's selected prompt. This allows for the creation of multiple images with slight differences, useful for refining the desired outcome.

  • What are the stylize, chaos, and weird parameters in mid Journey version 6?

    -The stylize parameter controls the balance between prompt accuracy and aesthetic beauty, the chaos parameter introduces variety in the generated grid, and the weird parameter makes the images look more unusual or unconventional. These parameters can be combined to create unique and diverse results.

  • How can users save their preferred parameter combinations in mid Journey version 6?

    -Users can save their preferred parameter combinations as shortcuts by using the 'prefer' command followed by the shortcut name and the desired values in the prompt box on Discord. This allows for quick and easy use of favorite settings across multiple prompts.

  • What is the 'describe' feature in mid Journey version 6?

    -The 'describe' feature in mid Journey version 6 allows users to upload an image and receive multiple prompt descriptions based on that image. This can help users generate new ideas or refine their prompts for better results.

  • What future updates can users expect for mid Journey?

    -Users can expect regular updates to mid Journey, including new features like consistency tools for style and character, storytelling tools, video generation, 3D generation, and ongoing improvements to existing features. The release cycle is expected to be more frequent, with new versions being introduced every few months.



๐Ÿš€ Introduction to Mid Journey Version 6

This paragraph introduces the latest update of Mid Journey, version 6, highlighting its significant improvements over previous versions. It explains that the new version offers a more responsive and accurate AI, capable of understanding and incorporating detailed prompts better. The speaker, Nolan, uses examples to illustrate the differences in output quality between version 5 and version 6, emphasizing the importance of detailed prompting and how it enhances the AI's performance.


๐ŸŽจ Prompting Techniques and Detailing in Version 6

Nolan discusses the intricacies of prompting in Mid Journey version 6, emphasizing the need for detailed and descriptive prompts. He provides examples of how to construct effective prompts, showing the evolution from version 5 prompts to the more detailed and specific prompts required for version 6. Nolan also explains the importance of adding as many relevant details as possible to achieve the best results and demonstrates how the AI fills in the gaps when details are not specified.


๐Ÿ–ผ๏ธ Adding Text to Images and Style Raw

This section covers the new feature of adding text to images in Mid Journey version 6. Nolan explains how to incorporate text by placing words within quotation marks in the prompt. He also discusses the current limitations of text generation and hints at an upcoming update to improve this feature. Additionally, Nolan introduces the 'style raw' option, which provides a more literal interpretation of the prompt and can be useful when the base AI is not meeting expectations.


๐Ÿ”„ Multi-Prompting and Variations

Nolan explains the concept of multi-prompting, a powerful feature in version 6 that allows users to refine their prompts with additional weighted instructions. He demonstrates how to use this feature to achieve desired effects that weren't initially successful. The paragraph also covers the variation options available when an image is generated, explaining how to use subtle and strong variations to refine images further.


๐Ÿ› ๏ธ Parameters and Stylized Values

This paragraph delves into the use of parameters in Mid Journey, particularly the 'stylize value,' which influences the aesthetic quality of the generated images. Nolan explains the trade-off between prompt accuracy and the beauty of the images when adjusting the stylize value. He illustrates this with examples, showing how different values can significantly alter the output, from closely following the prompt at lower values to more creatively deviating at higher values.


๐ŸŒ€ Chaos and Weird Parameters

Nolan introduces two more parameters: 'chaos' and 'weird.' The 'chaos' parameter introduces variety into the generated grid, making each image unique, while 'weird' makes the images more unusual or unconventional. He provides examples of how these parameters can drastically change the output, from subtle enhancements to extreme deviations from the original prompt. Nolan also discusses the potential for combining these parameters for even more diverse results.


๐Ÿ’ก Saving Parameters as Shortcuts and Suffixes

In this section, Nolan explains how to save custom parameter combinations as shortcuts for easy reuse. He also covers the use of suffixes to automatically append specific instructions to every prompt. The paragraph demonstrates how these features can streamline the process of generating images in Mid Journey, allowing users to focus on creativity rather than repetitive tasking.


๐Ÿ–ผ๏ธ Image Prompting and Blending

Nolan discusses the features of image prompting and blending in Mid Journey. He explains how to use image prompts to influence the generation of new images and how to blend multiple images to create composites. The paragraph highlights the versatility of these features and their potential for creating unique visual outputs.


๐Ÿ” Describe Function and Future Updates

The paragraph covers the 'describe' function in Mid Journey, which provides prompt descriptions based on an uploaded image. Nolan also discusses anticipated future updates, including improved upscales, region variation, zooming, panning, and style tuning. He provides a glimpse into the continuous development of Mid Journey and its commitment to enhancing user experience.


๐ŸŒ Mid Journey's New Website and Features

Nolan talks about the redesign of Mid Journey's website and the introduction of the 'creation' feature, which is currently available to users who have generated over 10,000 images. He also mentions the upcoming social features, organizational tools, and the expected release of version 7 and 8. The paragraph concludes with a call to action for viewers to follow and support the creator for more exclusive content and tutorials.



๐Ÿ’กMid Journey

Mid Journey is an AI-based platform that generates images from textual prompts. It has undergone significant updates, with version 6 being a major leap forward in terms of capabilities and user experience. The platform allows users to create a variety of images by inputting detailed descriptions, and it is known for its powerful features such as image prompting, style tuning, and consistent output based on user preferences.

๐Ÿ’กVersion 6

Version 6 refers to the latest update of Mid Journey at the time of the video. It introduces several new features and improvements, such as better prompt interpretation, the ability to add text to images, and advanced parameters for controlling the style and chaos levels in the generated images. This version represents a significant leap in the capabilities of the AI, allowing for more detailed and accurate image generation based on user input.


Prompting is the process of providing textual descriptions to the Mid Journey AI to generate specific images. Effective prompting involves detailed and precise language to guide the AI in creating the desired visual output. The video emphasizes the importance of using descriptive language and adjusting prompts to achieve the best results, as the AI's understanding of prompts has improved with version 6.


Parameters are additional instructions or settings that users can include in their prompts to influence the style, appearance, and other aspects of the generated images. In Mid Journey version 6, parameters such as stylize value, chaos value, and weird parameter allow users to introduce creative variations and control the level of abstraction or realism in the output.

๐Ÿ’กImage Prompting

Image prompting is a feature in Mid Journey that allows users to upload an existing image and use it as a reference or inspiration for the AI to generate new images. This can involve adding text or blending multiple images together to create a unique visual outcome. It provides a more interactive and dynamic way for users to experiment with image generation.

๐Ÿ’กStyle Tuning

Style tuning is a feature in Mid Journey that enables users to refine the stylistic direction of generated images. By providing a new prompt, users can test multiple stylistic interpretations of the same concept and select the one that best fits their vision. This process allows for greater control over the artistic style and overall look of the AI-generated content.

๐Ÿ’กChaos Value

The chaos value is a parameter in Mid Journey that introduces variability and randomness into the generated images. By adjusting the chaos value, users can control the degree of deviation from the original prompt, creating more diverse and unexpected visual outputs. Higher chaos values can lead to more abstract or surreal images, while lower values result in images that are closer to the prompt's description.

๐Ÿ’กWeird Parameter

The weird parameter in Mid Journey is used to make the generated images appear more unusual or unconventional. It pushes the AI to create images that are outside the norm, adding an element of strangeness or peculiarity to the visual output. This parameter allows users to explore more creative and fantastical interpretations of their prompts.


Upscaling in the context of Mid Journey refers to the process of increasing the resolution or detail of generated images. This feature allows users to obtain higher quality versions of their images without losing the essence or details of the original. Upscaling can be done in different ways, such as subtle upscale, which maintains the original look while enhancing quality, or creative upscale, which may introduce changes to the image.

๐Ÿ’กVariation Buttons

Variation buttons in Mid Journey are tools that allow users to generate additional images based on a previously created image. These buttons offer different levels of variation, such as 'very subtle' and 'very strong', enabling users to explore slight modifications or significant changes to the original image. This feature encourages experimentation and helps users find the perfect image that aligns with their vision.


Mid Journey's version 6 introduces significant changes in prompting, requiring more detailed and specific instructions for better results.

The new version emphasizes the importance of detailed descriptions, such as 'wideangle product photo of a sports car in Monaco' for more accurate image generation.

Version 6 allows adding text to images by placing words inside quotation marks, although this feature is still in its early stages and expected to improve.

The 'style raw' command offers a more literal interpretation of the prompt, useful when the base bot isn't accurately capturing the desired output.

Multi-prompting is a powerful feature in version 6 that lets users fine-tune their prompts with weighted values for specific effects.

The 'variation' buttons offer subtle and strong alterations to an image, allowing for minor tweaks or significant changes while keeping the general elements the same.

The 'remix' mode during variation allows for entirely new prompts to be generated with each button press, introducing a degree of creativity and randomness.

Parameters like 'stylize', 'chaos', and 'weird' offer users control over the aesthetic and creativity of the generated images, with higher values leading to more unique and varied outputs.

Users can save their preferred parameter combinations as shortcuts for future use, streamlining the process of generating images with desired characteristics.

The 'describe' feature, though available in version 5, is expected to become more powerful in version 6, offering users multiple prompt descriptions based on an uploaded image.

Image prompting and blending features enable users to combine existing images with new prompts, creating a fusion of visual elements.

The Mid Journey website has been redesigned with a focus on community exploration, image rating, and personal galleries for users.

The 'creation' feature in the alpha version of the website allows for easy image generation and manipulation directly through the browser.

Upcoming updates to Mid Journey include consistency tools, storytelling features, video generation, 3D generation, and continuous version updates following a date-based release cycle.

The 'prefer' command enables users to set default suffixes, such as aspect ratios, to be automatically included in all prompts for convenience.

The 'tune' command is a powerful feature for style selection, allowing users to choose from various stylistic interpretations of a prompt.

Nii Journey, a subsidiary focused on anime aesthetics, offers additional style options and is expected to release version 6 in the near future.

The Mid Journey community can expect social features, organizational tools, and enhanced creation capabilities on the website in upcoming updates.