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Leverage AI to Generate Creative Midjourney Prompts

Author: ewalltTime: 2024-02-14 05:30:01

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Introduction to Creating Midjourney AI Art Prompts with ChatGPT

ChatGPT is an AI assistant created by Anthropic that can have natural conversations and perform various helpful tasks. With its conversational abilities, it has proven useful for creating prompts to generate AI art with tools like Midjourney.

In this blog post, we will explore using a catalog-based approach with ChatGPT to build effective Midjourney prompts.

Overview of the Process

The basic process involves first building a catalog of example prompts split into different sections. ChatGPT can then leverage these examples to generate new, similar prompts. Parameters like aspect ratio and stylization can also be specified. The prompts can then be sent to Midjourney to generate the actual images. By reviewing the outputs, you can determine which prompts work best and choose favorites to add to your collection.

Constructing a Catalog of Midjourney Prompt Examples

The first step is to build up a catalog of prompt examples to serve as a base. These should be divided organizationally into different sections focused on particular themes or styles.

When providing ChatGPT with individual example prompts, it will generate two optional sets of 10 variations to choose from. One set aims for consistent style between the variations, while the other tries for more diversity.

Curating Example Prompts for Each Catalog Section

Each catalog section should contain prompts following a specific style or theme, like 'urban cyberpunk' or 'fantasy landscapes'. Provide ChatGPT with individual prompts exemplifying the desired aesthetic. For example, to build an 'urban cyberpunk' section, an input prompt could be 'A lone cyberpunk warrior standing on a skyscraper overlooking a vast futuristic city, digital painting'.

Choosing Consistent vs. Diverse Prompt Sets

When ChatGPT generates variations on your input prompt, you can choose between a consistent set keeping the style uniform, or a diverse set with more randomness thrown in. For an initial catalog section draft, the consistent option helps define the boundaries of a style. But variety can be good to spur new creative ideas later.

Generating New Midjourney Prompts

Once there is a solid catalog foundation covering different aesthetic styles, ChatGPT can leverage those existing examples to produce new and original prompts within those domains.

Parameters like aspect ratio and style intensity can be specified when generating the prompts to further tailor them.

Fine-Tuning Prompt Properties

When asking ChatGPT to produce new prompts based on the catalog, you can set parameters to adjust properties like: Aspect ratio (e.g. 16:9 or 2:3) - determines image shape and layout. Stylization level (e.g. 750) - controls how intensely the style is applied in the output image. Midjourney AI model version (e.g. 5.2) - picks variation of the model architecture to use.

Using Daily Themes for Fresh Prompt Ideas

Midjourney has a 'Daily Theme' category that changes periodically, providing new and unexpected words as inspiration. When generating prompts with ChatGPT, you can incorporate these daily themes. This adds a touch of originality and serendipity to the results.

Evaluating and Selecting the Best Prompt Outputs

The final step is reviewing the images produced by each prompt, choosing your favorite results to include in your permanent collection.

This curation process over time builds up a library of quality prompts covering a wide range of styles and subjects.

Reviewing the Images Produced by Each Prompt

Once ChatGPT provides new prompt variations, they can be submitted to Midjourney one by one to see the AI art that is generated. Make notes on prompts that produce pleasing, interesting or inspiring images vs. those that give mediocre or nonsensical results.

Selecting Your Favorite Prompt Outputs

Based on the image review, pick out the very best prompt results to retain for future reuse, remixing or inspiration. Over time, this prompts catalog can continue evolving as new selections get added in.


Q: How can I access the catalog-based prompt script?
A: The script is linked in the video description below for you to copy and use.

Q: What are some tips for writing great Midjourney prompts?
A: Use descriptive language, avoid too much detail, and leverage themes and styles for inspiration.

Q: Do I need any technical skills to generate prompts this way?
A: No technical skills are required. Simply follow the steps outlined in the video using ChatGPT and Midjourney.

Q: How many example prompts should I provide?
A: Aim for at least 2-3 varied example prompts to build a robust catalog section.

Q: Can I create multiple catalog sections?
A: Yes, you can create as many catalog sections as you need for different themes or styles.

Q: What parameters can I set before generating prompts?
A: You can set the aspect ratio, stylization level, Midjourney version and more before generating.

Q: Should I review all the generated prompts?
A: It's a good idea to review them, but you can select just your top 1-2 favorites to use.

Q: How do I choose the best prompts from the options?
A: Focus on prompts that are creative, clearly match your goals, and generate high-quality Midjourney output.

Q: Can I further refine the selected prompts?
A: Yes, you can tweak prompts as needed to improve quality and originality of the Midjourney creations.

Q: How often should I rotate in new prompt catalogs?
A: Aim to add fresh catalogs every 1-2 weeks to keep your prompts innovative and inspired.