Although AI art has been a concept for almost 50 years, it has only recently gained popularity in the online community. Anyone can now create original works of art using tools like Midjourney, including you.
Are you interested in learning how to generate AI art using the Midjourney bot? Well, keep reading.
What Is Midjourney and How Does It Work?
Independent AI art generator Midjourney creates images from text-based prompts. With just a few words entered, the tool will automatically create an original image for you using AI and machine learning.
Midjourney stands out from other AI art generators because it is accessible to everyone. The Midjourney beta server is open to anyone with a Discord account, and registration is free. You can upscale the image and download it or send it to yourself once you’re satisfied with what the bot returns. On the Midjourney website, you can also look through a gallery of pictures taken by other users.
Midjourney only needs a few minutes to produce AI art. In fact, the featured image accompanying the article was created through Midjourney. See the process below.
1: Join the Discord
Go to Midjourney.com, select Join the Beta, or go directly to the Midjourney Discord.
Before joining the Midjourney Discord server, you must have a Discord login. Learn how to create one here.
2: Find a Newbies Channel
On the Midjourney Official Server
newbies-# channel visible in the left sidebar.
On Other Servers
You can generate images with the Midjourney Bot on any server that has invited the Bot. Look for instructions on your server on where to use the Bot.
3: Use the /imagine Command
About Discord Commands
Interact with the Midjourney Bot on Discord using a Command. Commands are used to create images, change default settings, monitor user info, and perform other helpful tasks. The
/imagine command generates a unique image from a short text description (known as a Prompt).
/imagine prompt:or select the
/imaginecommand from the slash commands pop-up.
- Type a description of the image you want to create in the `prompt` field.
- Click return to send your message.
If you don’t see a pop-up when typing the
/imagine command, try logging out, updating the Discord app, and logging back in.
Commands only work in bot Channels. Commands will not work in regular channels like #trial-support.
4: Processes the Job
The Midjourney Bot takes about a minute to generate four options.
Generating an image activates the free Midjourney trial.Trial users can make roughly 25 Jobs before needing to subscribe.
A Job is any action that uses the Midjourney Bot. Jobs include using the
/imagine command to create a gird of images, upscaling images, or creating image variations, all use your free trial time.
/info command to check your Fast Time Remaining to see your remaining Trial time.
5: Upscale or Create Variations
6: Rate Images
After using upscaling an image a new set of options will appear:
Make Variations: creates a variation of the upscaled image and generates a new grid of four options.
Beta/Light Upscale Redo: redo the upscale using a different upscaler model.
Web: Open the image in your gallery on Midjourney.com
Click a smiley button to rate any upscaled image on the Midjourney website or in Discord. Each day, the top 1000 image raters receive an hour of free, Fast Mode time. Rank your work or the work of others. Rank based on your personal style and opinion.
7: Save Your Image
Click on the image to open it to full size, and then right-click and choose
Save image. On mobile, long tap the image and then tap the download icon in the top right corner.
All images are immediately available to view on midjourney.com/app
Now go forth and enjoy Midjourney.