How To Use Midjourney AI To Create Cool Images! (For Free)

How To Use Midjourney AI To Create Stunning Images! (For Beginners)

In this tutorial I will explain how you can use Midjourney AI to create cool images.

Lately I’ve been trying out a number of AI tools myself and the Midjourney AI software shows outstanding results for creating AI images. 

I’m very impressed of the results!

Check out the step by step guide for beginners and start creating AI images with Midjourney today!

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Table of Contents

How to get started with Midjourney AI?

To get started go to Midjourney’s website.

Midjourney is an artificial intelligence program created by an independent research lab in San Francisco.

Midjourney generates images based on natural language descriptions called “prompts” and it really easy to do this. In a moment I will give some examples of this.

You can use Midjourney for free and there is also a paid version available with a number of interesting benefits.

To use the free version of Midjourney AI you can click on the option Join the Beta.

Midjourney AI Free beta version

All you need to use Midjourney is a Discord account.

Discord is an instant messaging and digital distribution platform designed for creating online communities.

You can use Discord for free so no costs are involved.

If you already have a Discord account, you can use it or you can create a new account in a few clicks.

sign in with Discord account

After you have signed in with your Discord account you will see a couple of General Image Gen options:

Go to General Image Gen in Discord

Here you can see the AI ​​art that other users make and here you can also make AI yourself.
Above the image you can also see what text was used in the prompt to create the images.

Prompt midjourney to generate images example

You may also notice that in some cases 4 different images are shown below the prompt and in other cases it is 1 image.

That’s because Midjourney gives 4 suggestions for an image at the first prompt. And if you want to use 1 of them, you can make an individual image of it.

How to create images with Midjourney AI

Now I’ll show you how to create an image from text you enter in the prompt.
To create a prompt, click on the bar at the bottom of your screen.

Creating a prompt in Midjourney is very easy, just enter: /imagine

Just to make sure: Don’t enter ”image” but ”imagine”. Now you will see that ‘prompt’ is mentioned in bar.
If you only enter the / sign, you will see that there are already several options displayed by Midjourney that you can select.

But to create an image based on a text description you can use the /imagine prompt option.

select image prompt to create images with

Now the fun part begins, here you can enter any text and Midjourney will start making AI art based on that.

For this example, I enter the following text: Dog and cat playing on the moon with stars and planets in the background, realistic, detailed, oil paint style art.

Now hit enter to enter the prompt and then you need to wait a while for the image to finish.

My advice is to just start it yourself and try different things.
If you need inspiration, you can also look at prompts from other users’ images that you like.

example of images prompt

The disadvantage of the free version is that when it is very busy it sometimes becomes a bit cluttered, and you need to search for your image.

If you have the paid version, you will get a private channel and you will only see your own images. In addition, you can also use the channels for free Midjourney AI users.

You will be notified when your image is ready. Now you will see that there are 4 different suggestions based on your search.

ai images example 1

How to download Midjourney AI images

To download an Midjourney AI image you need to click on it.

Now the image is already displayed slightly larger.
If you want to view the full size, you can click on ‘Open in browser’

click on open in browser

Now the image will open in a new tab, and you can save it by right clicking on it and save the image.

When saving images, always make sure to open them in full size first for the best quality.

download Midjourney AI Image art

Midjourney AI helpful features

Now I’m going back to Midjourney and I want to show you some more useful options.

Below the image you will see the following options: U1, U2, U3, U4 and V1, V2, V3, V4.

With the U options you can generate 1 of 4 images individually by clicking on them.
If you have an image that you want to use, you can create it as a separate image this way.

With the V options you can make 4 new variants of 1 of the images.

This option is useful if you like 1 of the 4 suggestions and want to make several variants based on that. If the options turn blue, it indicates that Midjourney is processing the image.

For this example, I have selected the U4 and the V3 options.

This means that for the fourth image and single version will be generated and for the third image it will create 4 new variants.

generate single image and create new variants

Examples of Midjourney AI Images

Now let’s take a look at the examples.

First, we go to the U option and here you can now view the separate image.

You could also save it again by clicking on it and opening the image in full size in a new tab.

single image example AI art

If you pay attention, you can see there’s still a small detail that’s incorrect which is one paw of the dog it not displays correctly.

That can happen sometimes because and is no big deal because you can fix this very easily.

Therefore, you can also make several variations of this image by clicking on ‘Make variations’ for this image and then you can select an image where the paw is displayed correctly.

make new variants for ai images

Over at the V option you will see that there are 4 different suggestions based on your search.

You could again make single images from 1 of these options or go even further with making different variants.

generate single image and create new variants in midjourney ai

Summary

To summarize it one more time, I will show you one more example of a prompt. It’s quite addictive to give new assignments over and over and see what Midjourney makes of it.

Go to the bar and type in: /imagine

Now you will see prompt appears in the bar and now you can enter the descriptive text.

select imagine prompt

For the next example, I will use: Fantasy world with waterfalls and beautiful nature, sunset and animals, landscape view, realistic detailed art

example prompts ai art images

Now wait again for Midjourney AI to finish processing the prompt.

Now you see the result and as you can see, you can make beautiful AI images with Midjourney AI and it’s very easy to do.

images Midjourney AI art examples

There is 1 more useful option that I want to show you and is the icon to the V4 option.

Clicking on it will allow you to create 4 completely new variants of the prompt you specified.
This way you can view multiple options for 1 prompt.

Midjourney option to generate new images based on prompt

Learn more about free AI tools

If you want to know more about Midjourney stay tuned for upcoming tutorials where I will show more useful features like:

  • Manually set the size of the image
  • Create images based on an image you uploaded yourself
  • Create images from a combination of several images that you have uploaded yourself
  • Premium plan review

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In a previous tutorial I have explained how you can use the AI tool ChatGPT to create an affiliate marketing website, and create content for it. Thanks and until the next tutorial!