5 Tips to Have Fun Using MidJourney AI Image Generation — The First Steps

They have recently opened the gates to the open beta... and it is fun!

David Hockley

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MidJourney, an AI image generation service, has opened up its service to the general public. They have also relaxed their terms of service to allow selling the art as NFT. And you, as the person requesting the images, are now the primary owner — as long as you are a subscriber. (The trial gives you 20 or so images generated under Creative Commons 4.)

To play along, all you need is a Discord account.

I was curious as to what it could accomplish. I’d seen output from Dall-E 2 and Imagen, and I was aware MidJourney would be unable to be as photorealistic. What I didn’t expect was to have so much fun along the way.

There are a few tip and tricks I’ve picked up along the way. In the hope of being useful, here they are:

All the interaction with the service is done via Discord. Once you’ve signed up to the Open Beta / Trial, head to one of the #newbies channels within the Midjourney Discord channel. Start typing /imagine and there will be a small popup confirming you want to trigger an image generation. This is where the fun starts!

Tip 1: Start by describing the main…

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David Hockley

Solopreneur, Youtube creator, writer. I help people discover how & why code can be fun