TOP Midjourney Prompt Tips, Codes & Tricks

Wade McMaster - Creator Impact
8 Dec 202214:38

TLDRToday's video shares essential tips and tricks for creating more engaging Midjourney AI art. Learn how to use prompt codes to control aspect ratio, add creativity, and apply different algorithms. Discover how to stylize images, use negative keywords, create videos, adjust quality, and set custom codes. The video also covers using chaos levels, remastering older algorithms, and backing up your images. Finally, the host recommends enhancing your AI art skills with Adobe Photoshop for complete creative freedom.


  • 🎨 Use '--AR' to set aspect ratio by adding width and height values.
  • 🚀 Add '--creative' with 'test' or 'test P' to boost creativity in your images.
  • 🖼️ '--test' and '--test P' offer different artistic and photographic styles.
  • ✨ '--stylize' from 0 to 60,000 adjusts the stylization level of your images.
  • 🌳 Use '--no' to exclude specific elements from your image prompts.
  • 📹 '--video' creates a video of your image creation process.
  • 🔍 '--q' adjusts quality from 1 (default) to 5 for more detail in images.
  • 🔄 '--V' switches between Midjourney algorithm versions for varied results.
  • 🔧 'remix mode' allows prompt adjustments for creative variations.
  • 🔢 '--seed' reuses random seed numbers to recreate similar images.
  • 🔥 '--chaos' from 0 to 100 controls unpredictability in image generation.
  • 🎚️ Use 'remaster' for new interpretations with older algorithms.
  • 📝 Set custom options with 'prefer option set' for frequently used settings.
  • 🏷️ Use 'prefer suffix' to automatically add common codes to all prompts.
  • ⚖️ Adjust word weight with '::' to prioritize elements in your prompts.
  • 💾 Back up your images via the Midjourney account interface to avoid loss.
  • 🖌️ Combining AI with Photoshop skills enhances creative freedom in image editing.

Q & A

  • What is the purpose of using '--AR' in Midjourney prompts?

    -The '--AR' code is used to set the aspect ratio of the image by specifying the width and height.

  • How does the '--creative' code affect Midjourney prompts?

    -The '--creative' code, when used with the 'test' or 'test P' algorithms, makes the image generation more creative and unique.

  • What is the difference between the 'test' and 'test P' algorithms in Midjourney?

    -The 'test' algorithm produces artistic images, while the 'test P' algorithm generates more lifelike and photographic images.

  • How can you stylize images in Midjourney?

    -You can use the '--stylize' or '--s' code to set the stylization level from 0 to 60,000, with the default being 625.

  • What does the '--no' code do in a Midjourney prompt?

    -The '--no' code is used to exclude specific elements from the generated image by listing the elements you want to remove.

  • How can you create a video of your image creation in Midjourney?

    -You can use the '--video' code to create a video of the image creation process, but this doesn't work on upscales.

  • What effect does the '--quality' code have in Midjourney prompts?

    -The '--quality' code, ranging from 1 to 5, adjusts the rendering quality and time, with higher values providing more detailed results.

  • What is the purpose of using '--V' in Midjourney prompts?

    -The '--V' code specifies the version of the Midjourney algorithm to use, with different versions producing varying results.

  • How can you use 'remix mode' in Midjourney?

    -By enabling 'remix mode' in the settings and then clicking 'make variations' on an image, you can modify the prompt and remix the image while retaining some of the original elements.

  • What is the function of the '--seed' code in Midjourney?

    -The '--seed' code allows you to use a specific seed number to generate similar images by maintaining certain elements from the initial image.

  • How does the '--chaos' code influence image generation in Midjourney?

    -The '--chaos' code controls the unpredictability of the image generation, with higher values resulting in more chaotic and varied interpretations of the prompt.

  • What is the benefit of using custom codes in Midjourney?

    -Custom codes, created with the 'prefer option set' command, save time by allowing you to apply multiple settings with a single custom code in your prompts.

  • How can you ensure you don't lose your Midjourney images?

    -You can back up your images by downloading them from your Midjourney account's home or archive sections.

  • Why is it beneficial to learn Adobe Photoshop in conjunction with Midjourney?

    -Learning Adobe Photoshop allows you to further edit and refine your AI-generated images, giving you greater control over the final result.



🎨 Tips for Mid-Journey AI Art: Aspect Ratio and Creativity

In this segment, learn how to enhance your Mid-Journey AI art with tips on using prompt codes. Start by adjusting aspect ratios with the --AR code, specifying width and height to achieve desired dimensions. Experiment with the --creative tag for more imaginative results when using test or test P algorithms, comparing standard and creative outputs for a 'superhero turtle' prompt.


🖼️ Exploring Test and Test P Algorithms

Discover the differences between the test and test P algorithms. The test algorithm yields artistic images, while test P provides more lifelike results. This section also introduces the --stylize code, allowing you to control the degree of stylization from 0 to 60,000, with default set at 625. Examples show varying stylization levels for visual impact.


🌳 Using Negative Keywords for Specific Image Adjustments

Learn to refine your AI-generated images by excluding elements with the --no tag. By specifying elements like 'trees' or 'water' to be omitted, you can tailor the output to better match your vision. This technique helps minimize unwanted features in your AI art.

🎥 Creating Videos of Your AI Art with --video

This section covers how to create a video of your AI art's creation process using the --video tag. Note the additional steps needed to retrieve the video after the prompt generates the image, such as adding a reaction and downloading the MP4 file.

🔍 Enhancing Image Quality with --quality

Discover how to enhance image quality with the --q code, ranging from 1 (default) to 5 (highest quality). Higher quality settings result in more detailed and intricate images, illustrated through a 'robot face' example. Also, explore the effect of using different Mid-Journey algorithm versions with the --V code.

🔄 Remixing and Seeding for Consistent Results

Explore the remix mode and the --seed tag for creating variations and consistent results. Remix mode allows altering prompts while keeping the original image structure. The --seed tag uses a specific number to produce similar images based on an existing design, facilitating control over the creative output.

🌀 Adding Chaos to Your Prompts with --chaos

Learn to inject unpredictability into your AI art with the --chaos tag, ranging from 0 to 100. Higher chaos levels result in more abstract and unexpected outputs. Compare images created with different chaos settings to understand its impact.

💾 Customizing and Saving Your Prompt Settings

This section explains how to set custom codes and suffixes for your prompts, streamlining the process of adding repetitive settings. Learn to create, use, and remove custom options, enhancing efficiency in generating consistent images.

🏋️‍♂️ Using Word Weight to Prioritize Elements in Your Prompts

Master the use of word weight to prioritize elements in your prompts. By assigning different weights to keywords, control the prominence of each element in the generated image. An example with 'dog,' 'cat,' and 'mouse' demonstrates the technique's effectiveness.

💻 Backing Up Your AI Art and Expanding Your Skills

Ensure you don't lose your AI creations by backing them up from your Mid-Journey account. Additionally, enhance your capabilities by learning tools like Adobe Photoshop, which allows for further customization and integration of AI-generated images.



💡Aspect Ratio

Aspect ratio refers to the proportional relationship between the width and height of an image. In Midjourney, you can control the aspect ratio by adding '--ar' followed by the width and height values to your prompt. This allows you to customize the dimensions of the generated artwork, making it twice as wide as it is high (2:1) or any other ratio you choose.

💡Creative Tag

The creative tag '--creative' is used in Midjourney with the test or test P algorithms to enhance the creativity of the generated images. By adding this tag, the AI produces more imaginative and unique results, as illustrated by the example of a superhero turtle becoming more vibrant and detailed with added elements like goggles.

💡Test Algorithm

The test algorithm in Midjourney, indicated by '--test', produces artistic and stylized images. It's an upgraded version of the previous algorithms, offering more refined and visually appealing results compared to the default settings.

💡Test P Algorithm

The test P algorithm, denoted by '--test P', focuses on creating more lifelike and photographic images in Midjourney. This option provides a realistic rendering style, making the generated art look more like real-world photographs.


Stylize, used with '--stylize' or '--s', allows Midjourney to add artistic flair to the images. The degree of stylization can be set from 0 to 60,000, with higher values producing more abstract and creatively interpreted images. For example, a setting of 60,000 results in highly stylized, less realistic images, while lower values retain more structure and detail.

💡Negative Keywords

Negative keywords, indicated by '--no', instruct Midjourney to exclude certain elements from the generated image. By specifying elements to remove, such as 'no trees' or 'no water', the AI attempts to create an image that avoids these features, although it may not be perfect in completely eliminating them.

💡Video Command

The video command '--video' generates a video showing the creation process of an image in Midjourney. This command does not work on upscaled images. To view or download the video, you need to add a reaction to the prompt, specifically the envelope icon, which creates a downloadable MP4 file.


Quality in Midjourney, controlled by '--q' followed by a number from 1 to 5, adjusts the detail and rendering time of the image. Higher quality settings (e.g., '--q 5') result in more detailed and refined images, but they take longer to render compared to the default setting of '--q 1'.

💡Algorithm Version

Midjourney allows users to select different algorithm versions using '--v' followed by the version number (e.g., '--v 4'). Each version provides different styles and levels of detail. Users can switch between versions to achieve various artistic effects and quality levels.

💡Remix Mode

Remix mode in Midjourney enables users to alter existing images by changing the prompt while retaining the original image's composition and layout. This mode is activated by typing '/settings' and selecting 'remix mode'. It allows for creative reinterpretations, such as transforming a robot face into a turtle face while keeping the overall structure similar.


Aspect ratio: Use --ar to control the width and height of your image prompts.

Creative mode: Add --creative with test or testp algorithms for more unique images.

Test vs. Testp algorithms: Test produces artistic images while Testp is more photographic.

Stylize: Use --stylize or --s to stylize your image, from 0 to 60,000.

Negative keywords: Use --no to exclude elements from your prompt.

Video creation: Add --video to create a video of your image's creation process.

Quality: Use --q followed by a number (1-5) to control rendering quality.

Algorithm version: Use --v followed by a number to select different algorithm versions.

Remix mode: Enable remix mode to make variations of an image with modified prompts.

Seed: Use --seed with a specific number to recreate similar image results.

Chaos: Use --chaos followed by a number to control the randomness of the algorithm.

Custom codes: Create custom codes with /prefer option set for recurring settings.

Word weight: Use double colons and numbers to prioritize elements in your prompt.

Backup images: Use the archive feature to download and back up your images.

Photoshop skills: Combining AI-generated images with Photoshop enhances creative freedom.