Midjourney Notes

September 5, 2022

Assorted notes about the different options and what they do to a prompt.

MJ Algorithms

MJv3

4 samples if they fit with aspect ration. Flexible, dynamic.

Beta

2 samples if square, else 1 More coherence and knowledge, more styles but more literal

Test

2 samples, base quality only

Aesthetics + coherence

Testp

2 samples, base quality only

Test + photo-realism. It generates “photo”-like images. I think that this is not very good for drawing or painting art.

Aspect Ratio

--ar 2:3 for 2-high by 3-wide, like small 4x6 photos.

--ar 16:9

Some models requires 1:1 or no bigger than 2:3 or 3:2 ratios. Different algorithms and upscaling will act differently based on the aspect ratio, like giving only one or two samples instead of 4.

HD

--hd adds a lot more initial noise because it uses a larger base. I’m not sure this is worthwhile most of the time.

Multiprompt

Separate prompts in the same /imagine command with :: or ::<weight> to reinforce the AI. It weighs keywords equally without expressed weight.

Remaster

Remaster MJv1, v2, v3 images using “coherence” of test algorithm.

Useful keywords

  • detailed
  • ornate
  • smokey
  • misty
  • colorful
  • crowded
  • stunning
  • intricate
  • 4k
  • 8k
  • render

Photo controls

  • close up
  • mid range shot
  • far shot

in the style of

  • ukiyo-e
  • Studio Ghibli
  • a famous artist, etc

Examples

cyberpunk intricate teddy bear --ar 2:3 --seed 1234567

MJv3, low style MJv3, low style
MJv3, low style, hd MJv3, low style, hd
MJv3, medium style MJv3, medium style
MJv3, high style MJv3, high style
MJv3, very high style MJv3, very high style
test, medium style test, medium style
testp, medium style testp, medium style
upscale upscale
max upscale max upscale
light upscale light upscale
beta upscale beta upscale
remaster remaster
MJv1, medium style MJv1, medium style
MJv2, medium style MJv2, medium style

Others

detailed sword sticking out of ground :: ornate sword hilt :: sun ray from sky :: cave with sword :: sun ray highlights sword --ar 2:3 --hd  --q 2 --s 20000  --v 3 --uplight detailed sword sticking out of ground :: ornate sword hilt :: sun ray from sky :: cave with sword :: sun ray highlights sword --ar 2:3 --hd --q 2 --s 20000 --v 3 --uplight
ukiyo-e style, power rangers, castle  --s 5000 --test --upbeta ukiyo-e style, power rangers, castle --s 5000 --test --upbeta
ukiyo-e style, power rangers, castle  --s 5000  --v 3 - Upscaled (Max) ukiyo-e style, power rangers, castle --s 5000 --v 3 - Upscaled (Max)
in the stlye of eiichiro oda, mech warrior, robot, cityscape  --s 5000    --v 3 in the stlye of eiichiro oda, mech warrior, robot, cityscape --s 5000 --v 3
girl watching planet explode , scifi inside spaceship , through glass window , debris, smokey, rubble, exploding planet girl watching planet explode , scifi inside spaceship , through glass window , debris, smokey, rubble, exploding planet
realistic, complicated, upscale mechanical watch, gears, intricate, wristwatch, metal --testp realistic, complicated, upscale mechanical watch, gears, intricate, wristwatch, metal --testp

stuff

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