Today, I’ll show you how to create mind-blowing AI art with Midjourney. If you haven’t heard of Midjourney, it’s a company and software you can use to create AI art. And let me tell you, their art is absolutely mind-boggling.
So, how do you get started with Midjourney? Well, first things first, you need to sign up on their website and then sign into Discord. You heard that right. Midjourney operates through Discord instead of a standalone app or webpage. But don’t worry; it’s super easy to get started, and I’m going to walk you through the process.
What is Midjourney?
Midjourney is a web-based software that produces AI images from textual descriptions. The tool is currently open to the public and is accessible through a Discord bot. Midjourney uses an image database to learn from. The database contains millions of images used to train the algorithm. It uses that database and an advanced algorithm to create images based on user input, called “prompts.”
Below is an infographic we made about Midjounry.
Is Midjourny free?
It’s worth noting that Midjourney offers both a paid and free service, but with the free service, you only get 25 tokens (image renders). So, use them wisely.
Create a discord server
Discord is a popular chat and community app used for much more than chatting. Before you begin using Midjourny, you must have a Discord account, so let’s create one now.
- First, visit the Discord website at www.discord.com.
- Click the “Sign Up” button in the top-right corner.
- Enter your desired username in the box provided.
- Also add an email address to your account to help with account recovery and password reset.
- Create a strong and unique password for your account.
- Click on the “Sign Up” button at the bottom of the page.
- You’ll be asked to confirm that you’re not a robot by completing a CAPTCHA. Follow the instructions on the screen to complete the task.
- Once you’ve completed the CAPTCHA, Discord will email you to confirm your account. Open the email and click on the link provided to confirm your account.
Congratulations! You’ve created your Discord account!
Join the Discord server.
But before we even start creating art, we need to join the server and accept the terms and services. Go to https://www.midjourney.com/ and click “Get the Beta”. Then click “Continue to Discord, then just follow the prompts, and you have now joined the Midjouny Discord server.
Now, to start creating art, we need to accept the terms and services, the easiest way to do this is to attempt to create art by going to any room (I recommend a newbie room), typing “/imagin” and then typing anything in the prompt box, it will immediately fail and thenask you to accept the terms of service,
I recommend selecting a “newbie” server, as it’ll help you get to grips with the AI generation process. Additionally, you can see other users’ prompts and results in real-time, giving you many prompt ideas and igniting your creativity.
Now that you have accepted the terms of service, select the chat box at the bottom and type “/imagine,” then click the Imagine command.
From there, you’ll want to type in a detailed prompt for the art you wish to create. The more detail you provide, the better. Hit enter and wait a few moments for the bot to work its magic. Keep an eye on the chat where your creation will be posted.
That’s it, folks. It’s really that simple. Da Vinci never had it this easy. But, keep in mind that Midjourney is still in beta, so don’t expect perfection every single time. The Midjourney community is a great source of inspiration; they even have daily themes to experiment with. So, get your imagination whirring and let Midjourney bring your ideas to life.
If you want even more tips, check out this video called “Mastering Midjourney in 2023 | The Ultimate Guide” from the Glibatree YouTube channel.
Frequently asked questions (FAQ)
Do you still have a question? Below are some of the most commonly asked questions about AI art.
What is AI art?
Artificial intelligence art refers to the use of machine learning, computer vision, and other AI techniques to create visual or auditory art. It involves training an AI system on a dataset of existing art and then using the system to generate new pieces of art based on that training. The resulting art can take many forms, such as paintings, sculptures, music, or interactive installations.
What are some challenges facing the use of artificial intelligence in art?
There are several challenges facing the use of artificial intelligence in art. One of the main challenges is the potential loss of jobs for human artists as AI systems become better at creating art. Another challenge is the potential for bias in the training data used to train the AI systems, which can lead to biased or discriminatory output.
Finally, there is the challenge of determining who owns the copyright for art created by AI systems, as it is unclear whether the creator is the human who programmed the system or the system itself.
How is artificial intelligence art changing the art world?
Artificial intelligence art is changing the art world in several ways. It allows artists to create new forms of art that were previously impossible, such as interactive installations that respond to visitors in real time. It also challenges traditional notions of authorship and creativity, as AI systems can generate art that is difficult to distinguish from human-made art. Finally, it raises ethical questions about the role of AI in creating art and the potential impact on the job market for artists.
This beginner’s guide has given an overview of how to create art with Midjourny. Here are some key takeaways:
- Midjourney is a company and software that creates AI art.
- You must sign up on their website and into Discord to start with Midjourney.
- Midjourney offers both a paid and free service, but the free service only gives you 25 tokens.
- To create art, type “/imagine” in the chat box, then provide a detailed prompt for the art you want to create.
- Midjourney is still in beta, so don’t expect perfection every time.
So what kind of art will you make? Let us know in the comment section. Thanks for reading, and never stop making.