10 Practical Midjourney Tips to Master Ai Images - Answering Your Toughest Questions!

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30 Mar 202414:36

TLDRThe video provides practical tips for mastering AI image generation with Midjourney, addressing common issues such as generating average-looking people instead of supermodels through negative prompting and Raw Mode. It also offers solutions for distorted faces in multi-character images by using the Creative Upscale feature. The script guides on creating t-shirt mockups by using the explore homepage for inspiration and the edit prompt feature. Additionally, it discusses creating a consistent product line using style reference images and generating unique tribal looks with imaginative prompts. The video also explores replicating styles from AI history videos using the /describe command combined with style reference, and suggests methods for arranging multiple subjects in a scene. It concludes with advice on creating expressive anime-style images and achieving realistic textures in rainy or muddy scenes, emphasizing the importance of specific prompts for desired outcomes.


  • 🎨 Use negative prompting to generate more normal-looking people instead of supermodels by specifying --no model, --no makeup, --no photoshop, and --no perfect.
  • 🖼️ To fix distorted faces in images with multiple characters, use the Creative Upscale feature which can enhance image quality and reduce distortion.
  • 👕 For t-shirt mockup photoshoots, search for inspiration on Midjourney's explore homepage and use the edit prompt feature to customize the mockup.
  • 🌿 Use style consistency with reference images to create a cohesive product line that maintains a rustic or desired theme across different products.
  • 🌍 To generate images of unique tribes, be specific in your prompts, suggesting details like hair color, facial paint, eye color, and clothing to achieve a distinctive look.
  • 📸 For creating images similar to AI Historian or Stellar Sagas, use the /describe command in Midjourney to generate prompts based on reference images.
  • 📈 Combine the /describe feature with style reference to achieve a closer match to the original style of a reference image.
  • 📈 Use keywords like 'stock photo', 'clipart', or 'vector illustration' in your prompts to generate specific types of PowerPoint background images.
  • 🎭 When arranging multiple subjects in a scene, use the Vary Region tool and specific prompts to place each subject in the desired location.
  • 😢 For anime-style images, include emotions and expressions to make the images more engaging and to capture the viewer's attention.
  • 🧥 To achieve realistic textures for drenched clothes, be explicit in your prompts about the desired wet and muddy effects on clothing and hair.
  • 👥 For creating consistent characters across different scenes, refer to the video tutorial provided for detailed instructions on using character consistency features.

Q & A

  • How can I generate images that look like normal people rather than supermodels using Midjourney?

    -To generate images of normal people, use negative prompting with a base prompt like 'portrait photo of an average American, young woman, everyday life'. Include a source like 'Facebook' to imply day-to-day settings and use the '--no' parameter to list unwanted attributes such as 'model', 'makeup', 'photoshop', and 'perfect'. Utilize Raw Mode to minimize Midjourney's creativity.

  • Why do Midjourney's generated images sometimes have distorted faces, especially when there are multiple characters in the scene?

    -The distortion occurs because smaller faces in the image relative to the rest of the composition are more likely to be warped. To mitigate this, use the Creative Upscale feature, which enhances image quality and often corrects face distortions in multi-character images.

  • What is a good prompt for generating a t-shirt mockup photoshoot?

    -For t-shirt mockups, search for 'shirt mockup' on Midjourney's explore homepage for inspiration. Use the edit prompt feature (capital T inside a square) to copy and paste a suitable prompt into the prompt message bar. You can also use the search image feature to find similar user-generated images.

  • How can I create a consistent style for a complete product line using Midjourney?

    -Collect reference images that embody the style you want for your product line. Upload these to Midjourney and use the style reference feature (paperclip icon) to ensure that the generated products maintain the desired aesthetic.

  • Is Midjourney capable of generating images of completely unique tribes that we've never seen before?

    -Yes, but you need to provide detailed and imaginative prompts that give Midjourney more specific clues about the unique characteristics you want, such as 'full body shot of a tribe of European people with blonde hair and light blue stripes of paint on their faces'.

  • How can I use the /describe command in Midjourney to prompt for specific images I like?

    -Type /describe into the direct message, then upload a reference image. Midjourney generates four prompts that describe the image. These prompts can be used individually or combined with style reference to achieve a similar style to the reference image.

  • What are some general recommendations for creating PowerPoint background images with Midjourney?

    -For generic stock images, start your prompt with 'stock photo'. For cartoon illustrations, use 'clipart'. For minimalistic and clean designs, try 'vector illustration' with the keyword 'minimalistic'.

  • How can I arrange multiple subjects in a scene with different positions, like a girl on a balcony and a boy in the street below?

    -Achieving fine-grain control over subject positioning can be challenging. Use the Vary Region tool to select areas for each subject and adjust the prompt accordingly. However, note that very small faces can still appear distorted even with these methods.

  • What's a tip for creating more engaging anime-style images with Midjourney?

    -Include emotions and expressions in your prompts to enhance the images. Anime-style images with powerful emotions or storylines are more likely to capture the viewer's attention.

  • How can I achieve realistic textures for drenched clothes in rainy or muddy scenes using Midjourney?

    -Be specific in your prompts about the desired texture, such as 'wet and covered with mud' for clothing and hair. While Midjourney may struggle with highly realistic water effects, clear instructions can help achieve a basic level of realism.

  • Is it possible to have two or more consistent characters in different scenes using Midjourney?

    -Yes, but it may require experimentation with different methods. A video tutorial is available that demonstrates how to create multiple consistent characters in Midjourney.



🎨 Generating Normal Looking People with Midjourney

The paragraph discusses how to use Midjourney to generate images of average-looking individuals instead of the typical supermodel appearance. It suggests starting with a prompt that reflects everyday life, such as a 'portrait photo of an average American young woman.' Negative prompting is introduced as a technique to exclude unwanted attributes like 'model' and 'perfect.' Additionally, the use of Raw Mode is recommended to limit the AI's creativity. The paragraph also addresses common issues like distorted faces in images with multiple characters and suggests using the Creative Upscale feature to improve image quality.


🚀 Enhancing Midjourney Imagery with Style and Reference

This section provides insights into creating specific types of images using Midjourney, such as t-shirt mockups and product lines with a consistent style. It guides users on how to find inspiration and use the explore homepage and prompt search bar on Midjourney's website. The paragraph also covers how to use reference images for style consistency and create a cohesive brand look across different products. Furthermore, it touches on generating unique tribal images by providing Midjourney with detailed and imaginative prompts. Lastly, it mentions the use of the /describe command for generating prompts based on reference images and combining it with style reference for more accurate results.


📐 Arranging Subjects in a Scene with Midjourney

The paragraph explores the challenges of arranging multiple subjects in a scene using Midjourney and offers solutions. It explains that fine-grain control over subject placement is difficult through the prompt alone and suggests using the Vary Region tool for more precise control. The paragraph also discusses the limitations of generating small, realistic faces and recommends the Creative Upscale feature to mitigate distortion issues. Additionally, it provides tips for creating anime-style images with strong emotions and expressions and addresses the challenge of generating realistic textures for wet clothes and hair in various scenarios. The paragraph concludes with a mention of a tutorial on creating consistent characters across different scenes.



💡Negative Prompting

Negative prompting is a technique used in AI image generation where specific terms are included in the prompt to indicate what should be avoided in the generated image. This is crucial for steering the AI away from common pitfalls, such as generating unrealistic or unwanted features. In the video, the term is used to describe how to prevent the generation of supermodels and instead create an image of an average person by specifying not to include attributes like 'model', 'makeup', 'photoshop', and 'perfect'.

💡Raw Mode

Raw Mode is a setting in AI image generation that minimizes the AI's creativity, leading to more literal and less artistic interpretations of the prompt. It is used when a user desires a more straightforward and less stylized image. The video mentions using Raw Mode to help generate normal looking people without the supermodel look.

💡Creative Upscale

Creative Upscale is a feature in AI image generation that not only enlarges the image but also makes subtle improvements to the image quality. It is particularly useful for fixing distortions in images with multiple characters, such as faces that may appear warped or unrecognizable at a smaller size. The video demonstrates how using Creative Upscale can lead to more human-like faces in a group photo.

💡T-shirt Mockup

A t-shirt mockup refers to a visual representation of a t-shirt design, often used for marketing or presentation purposes. In the context of the video, the speaker discusses how to use the Midjourney platform to generate t-shirt mockups with specific backgrounds and styles, which can be useful for branding or product design.

💡Style Reference

Style reference is a feature that allows users to guide the AI's image generation process by providing reference images that embody the desired style. This helps in creating a consistent look across a product line or a series of images. The video shows how to use style reference in conjunction with prompts to generate a cohesive product line with a rustic vibe.

💡Style Fluidity

Style fluidity refers to the ability to create and adapt styles dynamically in AI image generation. It is a concept that allows for the creation of complete brand identities or product lines based on a consistent style. The video suggests that showcasing the potential of style fluidity in Midjourney can be a powerful tool for clients.

💡Vary Region

Vary Region is a tool within AI image generation platforms that allows users to select specific areas of an image to modify or enhance. It provides a level of control over the generation process, enabling the user to direct the AI to focus on particular parts of the image. The video demonstrates using Vary Region to position characters in a scene.

💡Anime Style

Anime style refers to the artistic style characteristic of Japanese animation, which often includes expressive emotions and distinctive character designs. In the video, the speaker gives tips on how to generate anime-style images, emphasizing the importance of emotions and expressions to create compelling visuals.

💡Realistic Texture

Realistic texture in the context of AI image generation refers to the accurate depiction of materials and their properties, such as wetness or mud on clothing. The video discusses the challenge of generating realistic textures, especially for elements like hair and clothes in specific scenarios like rain or muddy scenes, and how to overcome this by being specific in the prompt.

💡Consistent Characters

Consistent characters are characters that maintain the same visual identity across multiple scenes or images. This is important for storytelling or creating a cohesive narrative. The video addresses the challenge of generating multiple consistent characters and suggests looking at a tutorial for detailed instructions on achieving this in Midjourney.


A prompt in AI image generation is the input text that guides the AI in creating an image. It includes descriptions, themes, or concepts that the user wants to be represented in the generated image. The video script frequently refers to crafting prompts to achieve specific outcomes, such as normal-looking people, t-shirt mockups, or images with a specific cultural theme.


Negative prompting can be used to generate more normal-looking faces, avoiding the supermodel look.

Adding 'Facebook' to the prompt can help generate images resembling day-to-day photos.

Using the --no parameter and words like 'model', 'makeup', 'photoshop', and 'perfect' can refine the image generation process.

Raw Mode can minimize Midjourney's creativity for more control over the generated images.

Creative Upscale can fix distorted faces in images with multiple characters.

The explore homepage on Midjourney's website is a great source of inspiration for specific prompts like t-shirt mockups.

Using the edit prompt feature allows copying and pasting of prompts for generating similar images.

Style consistency can create a complete product line with a unified aesthetic.

Reference images from sources like pexels.com can inspire a desired style for product generation.

Using the paperclip icon for style reference in Midjourney helps maintain a consistent look across different products.

Midjourney can generate unique tribe looks by providing specific and imaginative prompts.

The /describe command in Midjourney can generate prompts based on a reference image.

Combining the /describe feature with style reference can produce images close to a desired style.

For PowerPoint backgrounds, using keywords like 'stock photo', 'clipart', or 'minimalistic' can generate suitable images.

Arranging multiple subjects in a scene requires using the Vary Region tool and specific prompts for each subject.

Realistic small faces are challenging for Midjourney, but the issue can be mitigated by prompt adjustments.

Emotions and expressions can enhance anime-style images and capture viewer attention.

Being specific about the texture and condition of clothing in prompts can help generate more realistic wet or muddy scenes.

Consistent characters across different scenes can be achieved using character references and specific Midjourney features.