Midjourney is an AI that generates art/images based on your prompts.
For example, if you use “/imagine prompt: colorful butterfly”, the AI will generate an image of what it thinks a colorful butterfly is.
However, using one adjective like “colorful” is usually not sufficient.
If you use one adjective, the AI will usually generate something simple.
Hence, it’s recommended that you use multiple adjectives and descriptions for the AI to generate an accurate image.
Instead of “colorful butterfly”, you can use “a rainbow-colored butterfly flying across a field of flowers during a sunset”.
The more descriptive you are, the better the results.
This guide contains a list of Midjourney prompts, tips, and examples you can take inspiration from.
Tips for Midjourney prompts
Use something well-known
- E.g., Dragon, knight, wizard, king, queen, etc.
Be as specific as possible
- E.g. A rainbow-colored butterfly flying across a field of flowers during a sunset.
Use multiple adjectives
- E.g., Beautiful, colorful, powerful, intricate, detailed, massive.
Include the name of an artist (to invoke their art style)
- E.g., Vincent Van Gogh, Picasso, Salvador Dali, M.C. Escher.
Describe a style
- E.g., Surrealism, Cyberpunk, Realism, Cubism, Contemporary, Fantasy, Abstract, Modern, Impressionism, Minimal.
Include computer graphics
- E.g., Octane render, Unreal Engine, Ray tracing.
List of Midjourney prompts
- Dramatic lighting
- Very detailed
- Cinematic lighting
- Unreal engine
- Octane render
- Sharp focus
- Rim lighting
- Soft lighting
- Realistic CGI
- Fantastic backlight
- Studio light
- Internal glow
- Intricate filigree metal design
- Bionic futurism
- Ray tracing
- Concept art
- Time loop
- Maximum texture
Example of Midjourney prompts
Example of an ice cream sundae:
ice cream sundae, delicious, glistening, cherries, marshmallows, highly detailed, octane render,
Example of a Charcuterie Board:
charcuterie board with multicolored alien cheeses, with glowing mold and fungus
Example of a Cafe:
a minimalist contemporary cafe with a large round zen window view of a starry nebula, interior environment design, contempoary furniture, candlelight, 8k, octane render, arch viz, modern, space opera, ray traced, medium format
Example of fishes:
glass of water, fishes, photo realistic, fine details, unreal engine
Example of a warrior/knight:
enraged warrior, monsterlike armor, living armor, character design, full body portrait, organic armor, high detail, intricate detail
Example of an orchestra:
an orchestra of characters playing instruments on fire in a chapel + surrounded by ghosts made out of chiseled marble + raining, divine, stained glass, octane render, black and white, vibrant, 12th century, ambient occlusion, dynamic lighting, oil