Midjourney, one of the latest AI tools, has been making waves across the internet. If you’re on social media, I bet you’ve already heard about it.
So, what exactly is Midjourney and what can it do?
Midjourney works like magic. Imagine something in your mind, then give Midjourney a few keywords related to your idea. It analyzes your words, sifts through a vast collection of images it was trained on, and in a minute or less, generates unique images (four, to be precise) inspired by your text. Amazing, right? Midjourney is like having a creative buddy who can bring your ideas to life in an instant! It’s a dream come true for those with a wealth of creative thoughts but lack the artistic skills to realize them.
Words alone can’t do justice to how fantastic this tool is. You just need to try it yourself (if you haven’t already). I’m sure it’ll blow your mind. But be warned, using Midjourney can be addictive, and you might find yourself immersed for hours on end! 😄
How to Sign Up for Midjourney
Midjourney is an amazing tool for making images, but getting the hang of it can be a little tricky at first.
To start, Midjourney works with Discord, a chat app that’s popular among gamers and NFT communities. The toughest part about using Midjourney might be getting used to its unusual and not-so-easy-to-understand interface. But don’t worry! I’ll do my best to guide you through the process, so you’ll feel more at ease with Discord and know exactly how to begin creating your own Midjourney images.
If you don’t have a free Midjourney account yet, go ahead and hop over to sign up.
Please note: The link provided above takes you directly to Midjourney’s Discord channel, where you can sign up to access the tool. Once you’ve signed up on Discord, an account on their website will be created for you automatically.
Create a New Account on Discord
First, you need to create a new Discord account if you don’t have one. If you already have a Discord account, sign in and join Midjourney’s channel. The signing up process is quite straight forward, so I won’t write unnecessary details.
TIP: When choosing your username remember that it will be visible to all Midjourney members so choose wisely.
Add the Midjourney Bot to Discord
After signing up, your free trial account will be activated, and you’ll be ready to start generating images. You can begin by visiting one of the Newcomer’s rooms. While it’s fine to create a few images there, you might find the chat feed moves quickly due to the number of users generating images simultaneously, making it easy to lose track of your creations.
To avoid this, I recommend adding the Midjourney Bot to your own server. Don’t worry, it’s not as difficult as it might sound! Let’s see how it’s done!
When you are on Discord, click on the round green “+” icon in the left sidebar to create a new server.
Next, click on the option “For me and my friends.”
Now, give your server a name and click the “Create” button.
Once you have created your server, it’s time to invite the Midjourney Bot.
To do this, locate the Midjourney Bot in the right panel, click on it, and press the “Add to Server” button.
This will prompt you to select your newly created server from the list of available options. Choose your server, and the Midjourney Bot will be added to it.
Configure the necessary permissions for the bot to function properly, such as allowing it to send messages, embed links, and attach files. Click the “Authorize” button.
Once the bot has been added and permissions are set, you can start using it to generate images without worrying about losing track of your creations in a fast-moving chat feed.
Create Your First Image in Midjourney
To create your first image with Midjourney, follow these easy steps:
- Open the server you just created (look for its icon in the left panel with circles).
- Navigate to the command line and type /imagine. Select the command from the menu that appears.
- Move your cursor to the “prompt” field and enter your prompt (simple keywords describing the image you want to create).
- Press “Enter” when you’re ready.
- Wait for your image to be generated, which may take a few minutes.
That’s it! Congrats, you have created your first image in Midjourney! I bet it feels great and you are excited to try and create some more 😉
I’ll wrap up this tutorial for now, but stay tuned for more step-by-step guides coming your way soon. If you have any questions or suggestions for future guides, please feel free to share them in the comments below.