Midjourney is an AI that generates art based on keywords (and arguably the best at it).
It has surged in popularity as many artists, YouTubers, and bloggers promoted it.
On YouTube, the most popular video about Midjourney, “End of An Artist’s Career? A.I. Creates Art for You! – Complete Guide” got over 4.5 million views.
The video was uploaded by PiXimperfect, hosted by Unmesh Dinda, an Indian YouTuber with over 4 million subscribers.
And another video titled, “The AI that creates any picture you want, explained” by Vox got over 1.5 million views.
Since then, Midjourney has been used by hundreds of thousands of people.
In this guide, you’ll learn how to get Midjourney AI to generate art and whether you can use it commercially.
How to Get Midjourney AI
How to get Midjourney AI:
- Join the Midjourney Discord server: https://discord.com/invite/midjourney.
- Go to a newbies channel (e.g., #newbies-1, #newbies-31, #newbies-61).
- Use the “/imagine” command to start generating AI art.
Midjourney is currently in open beta, which means that anyone can use the service by joining the Midjourney Discord server.
It’s free to use for the first 25 prompts—but you need to pay after that.
Previously, the service is invite-only and you need to get an invite to use it.
You can also use Midjourney on any Discord server that has it.
You can also invite the bot to your own Discord server and use it there.
To use the bot, you need to use the “/imagine” command followed by keywords.
Let’s say that you want to generate a realistic hamburger.
If so, here’s what you can type “/imagine hamburger, delicious, glistening, highly detailed”.
The AI will then take a few minutes to generate 4 images based on your description.
Do note that each user is limited to 25 prompts (including upscales and variations).
You can also choose to upscale or make variations of the images.
Upscaling (U1, U2, U3, and U4) an image will make it bigger and improve its quality.
Making variations (V1, V2, V3, and V4) of an image will generate 4 other styles of the image.
If you’ve used up all 25 prompts, you need to subscribe to a plan (starting from $10 a month).
The standard plan allows you to make 200 prompts while the standard plan has unlimited prompts.
Can I use Midjourney commercially?
Yes, you can use Midjourney commercially if you’re a paid member (plans start from $10/month).
However, if you’re not a paid member, you’re granted a license to the Assets under the Creative Commons Noncommercial 4.0 Attribution International License.
If you’re an employee or owner of a company with over $1 million USD a year in gross revenue, you need to have a corporate membership plan to use the assets.
If you’re a paid member, you own all of the assets that you create.
This means that you can use all of the images that you’ve generated.