Midjourney AI

Midjourney /describe Command User Guide

The Midjourney /describe command is a powerful tool that allows users to upload an image and generate four possible prompts based on that image. These prompts are designed to inspire and explore new vocabulary and aesthetic movements.

Using the /describe Command

Simplicity: A basic prompt can be as simple as a single word, phrase, or emoji.

Example: Bright orange California poppies drawn with colored pencils

Advanced Prompts

Image Prompts: Adding image URLs at the beginning of a prompt can influence the style and content of the final result.

Text Prompt: The textual description of the image you want to generate. Well-crafted prompts are key to generating amazing images.

Parameters: Parameters can alter how an image is generated, including changing aspect ratios, models, upscalers, and more. Parameters are placed at the end of the prompt.

Prompting Tips

  1. Word Choice: More specific synonyms often work better in many cases. Instead of "big," consider using "tiny," "huge," "gigantic," "enormous," or "immense."
  2. Plural Words and Collective Nouns: Plural words can be ambiguous. Opt for specific numbers, such as "Three cats" instead of "cats." Collective nouns also work well, like "flock of birds" instead of "birds."
  3. Focus on What You Want: It's better to describe what you want rather than what you don't want. If you request a party with "no cake," your image will likely include a cake. To ensure an object is omitted from the final image, try advanced prompting with the --no parameter.
  4. Prompt Length and Details: Prompts can be straightforward. A single word or emoji will suffice. However, brief prompts rely on Midjourney's default style, allowing it to fill in unspecified details creatively. Include any element that is crucial to you in your prompt. Fewer details result in more variety but less control.

Important Prompt Elements

  1. Subject: person, animal, character, location, object
  2. Medium: photo, painting, illustration, sculpture, doodle, tapestry
  3. Environment: indoors, outdoors, on the moon, underwater, in the city
  4. Lighting: soft, ambient, overcast, neon, studio lights
  5. Color: vibrant, muted, bright, monochromatic, colorful, black and white, pastel
  6. Mood: sedate, calm, raucous, energetic
  7. Composition: portrait, headshot, close-up, bird's-eye view