ChatGPT Prompts for Midjourney

Abira Dutta Abira Dutta Apoorva Bajj Apoorva Bajj
Aug 22, 2023 8 min read
ChatGPT Prompts for Midjourney

For people using generative AI tools like Chatbots and GPT-based search and image creation tools to generate and create content, the first conundrum that they find themselves with is coming up with correct prompts that get the job done. For people who don't know, prompts are keywords or phrases that direct generative AI tools to generate content to your liking. Believe it or not, it's easier said than done.

For example, if you ask an AI chatbot such as Google's Bard, OpenAI's ChatGPT, or Microsoft's Bing AI to write a blog on what generative AI is. In that case, it will come with some mundane yet, relevant content that meets the fundamental need. It will tell you what Generative AI is and highlight its features, but you can't use it for anything necessary, including monetizing the above-stated content. What you are missing, is good prompts that can tailor the content to your liking, to your need.

You can refine the phrases, be specific in what you want it to generate, and don't forget to fact-check everything you get because there's a high chance for inaccuracy, and the generative AI tools like ChatGPT and Bard accept this fact and tell you in advance.

So, when it comes to using Midjourney, another generative AI tool developed by a company named Midjourney Inc., a San Francisco-based research lab that entered open beta in July 2022. This generative AI tool by Midjourney Inc. uses a variety of AI algorithms such as GANs (Generative Adversarial Networks), LSTMs (Long Short Term Memory Networks), and CNNs (not the new channel but Convolutional Neural Networks) to respond to each user prompts. It is popular for generating stunning pieces of art, known as AI art, which can be done with little to no effort; yes, you don't have to be Picasso to use Midjourney. Just use a few art-relevant phrases known as prompts as user inputs.

How to use Midjourney?
How to use ChatGPT for Midjourney prompts?

How to use Midjourney?

The popularity of this AI tool has got a lot of people curious and wanting to use it or see this tool in action.

Currently, you can't use Midjourney for free, but, you can join the Beta, an invite-only group.

At this point, I must highlight that while using Midjourney, you'll get what you ask it to create. For instance, if you ask it to create a squirrel, it will create an image of a squirrel, and if you become more specific, like ask it to create an image of a squirrel sitting on a tree branch, eating an apple, it will probably come with 'an image of a squirrel sitting on a tree branch, eating a green apple'. At this point, you might think that you don't want the apple to be green or wonder why your squirrel doesn't have stripes. You must realize that you didn't specify anything about the same. The point is, for your image to be what it should look like, you must pinpoint every minute detail about this image you have in mind. Thereby, can control everything in that image, how it looks, feels, the theme, the colors, the tone of the colors, everything.

If you want your image to look like a painting of a squirrel sitting on a tree branch, eating an apple done with oil paints on a canvas, you must specify that.

You get the idea, right?

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How to use ChatGPT for Midjourney prompts?

ChatGPT, the popular generative AI chatbot, can be used to generate quite useful prompts for Midjourney. However, given the fact that ChatGPT's training data is only limited to the events of the year 2021 and it has little to no information on things that happened post-2021, and the fact that Midjourney's beta was launched in July 2022, it cannot simply help you off the shelf.

For example, when I asked ChatGPT, “What do you know about Midjourney?”, it came up with an expected response like this:

“I'm sorry, but as of my last knowledge update in September 2021, I don't have any information on a company or entity called "Midjourney." It's possible that this is a relatively new organization or a term that hasn't gained widespread recognition or relevance yet. Can you provide more context or details about what specifically you're referring to? That way, I can try to assist you better.”

ChatGPT's response on Midjourney
ChatGPT's response on Midjourney

As you can see, ChatGPT admits that it has no idea about Midjourney as an entity. So, how do you get it to help you with Midjourney prompts?

To get ChatGPT to help you with Midjourney prompts, you can feed it with some information about Midjourney and how it uses prompts so that it can generate some cool prompts for you.

You can provide it with some examples, such as the one mentioned below (it’s a prompt about an image of a squirrel sitting on a tree branch eating an apple), to come up with a similar version of Midjourney prompts:

“Within an enchanted woodland, a curious squirrel perches on a moss-covered branch beneath a lush canopy of verdant leaves. Sunbeams filter through the foliage, casting a soft, ethereal glow on the squirrel's furry coat. It relishes a juicy apple, its sharp teeth leaving delicate marks on the fruit's skin. The air carries the scents of damp earth and sweet blossoms, creating an immersive sensory experience. This tranquil scene invites you to explore the enchanting secrets hidden within the forest.”

If that sounds too tricky, here’s what else you can do— you can use the popular Github page, where you can find a training data set ready to be used. All you have to do is copy this text, which is conditioning ChatGPT to create Prompts for Midjourney:

ChatGPT Midjourney Prompt Generator Prompt
ChatGPT Midjourney Prompt Generator Prompt

Once you’ve copied the text you can enter the text into your ChatGPT “new chat” bar.

It will come up with a response like this:

Midjourney Prompt Generator Mode ready.

[MPGM] Midjourney Prompt Generator Mode activated. [MPGM] User input options:

[prompt] - Provide a description for the image you want to generate.

[pX] - Select one of the three generated prompts (X = 1, 2, or 3) for image generation.

[next] - Generate a new set of three prompts based on the last provided description.

[good] - Provide feedback on the generated image.

[bad] - Provide feedback on what was wrong with the generated image.

[change] - Describe changes you want to make to the generated image.

[help] - Display available user input options.

Please proceed with step 1 and provide a [prompt] for the image you'd like to generate.

Midjourney Prompts on ChatGPT
Midjourney Prompts on ChatGPT

Now you can follow step 1 and give chatGPT a prompt, something like this:

“[prompt] A squirrel sitting on a tree branch eating an apple”

You’d be surprised what ChatGPT came up with. Here it is:

Great! Here are three imaginative prompts based on your description of a squirrel sitting on a tree branch eating an apple:

1. Prompt 1: "Whimsical Harvest Feast"

A mischievous squirrel perches on a gnarled tree branch, surrounded by an autumnal wonderland. The vibrant foliage paints the scene with hues of fiery red, golden yellow, and rustic orange. Sunlight filters through the canopy, casting dappled patterns on the squirrel's fur as it enjoys a juicy, crimson apple. The squirrel's mischievous gaze and the playful tilt of its head hint at a secret squirrel gathering where nature's bounty is celebrated.

2. Prompt 2: "Enchanted Orchard Retreat"

In a magical forest glade, an ancient tree stands tall, adorned with enchanting lanterns and whimsical mushrooms. On a branch, a plump squirrel savors a succulent, ruby-red apple. The surrounding air is filled with an ethereal glow as tiny, luminescent fairies flutter around, drawn by the allure of the delectable feast. The squirrel's eyes sparkle with delight, and a sense of tranquility pervades the scene, inviting you to step into this enchanting realm.

3. Prompt 3: "Nature's Bountiful Palette"

On a sunlit branch of a magnificent tree, a charismatic squirrel indulges in a crisp apple, while nature's colors explode around it. The tree displays a mesmerizing palette of vibrant leaves, ranging from vibrant greens to fiery oranges and rich maroons. The golden rays of sunlight highlight the squirrel's intricate fur patterns, as it relishes the juicy fruit. The scene exudes a sense of abundance and natural beauty, inviting you to immerse yourself in this picturesque woodland moment.

Now, please choose one of the prompts by using the [pX] command, where X is the number of the selected prompt.

ChatGPT Response after Midjourney Prompt Generator Mode is Ready
ChatGPT Response after Midjourney Prompt Generator Mode is Ready

Now this is extraordinary. Remember that the prompt that I used is quite an ordinary one such as “A squirrel sitting on a tree branch eating an apple”, but what chatGPT came up with is 3 detailed and specific prompts that I could not have thought of. However, if you don’t like any of these three prompts, you can enter [next] for chatGPT to generate new prompts for Midjourney which you can use for your image generation. Here is what ChatGPT came up with next:

You can choose any of these prompts to get started with your Midjourney project and use the [good], [bad], etc. to give feedback on generated images on the Midjourney platform. You can also use [help] and [change] options for user input options and to change the description of the image respectively.

ChatGPT is based on OpenAI’s Generative Pre-Trained Transformer, which is a powerful tool enabling it to understand conditional inputs as complex as mentioned above, binding it to act in a set of inputs and outputs.

Apart from that Midjourney’s Discord platform is where you join a community of Midjourney users, view a lot of Midjourney-generated images, and learn about more cool Midjourney prompts as well.

Turn ChatGPT into a Powerful Midjourney Prompt Machine


Look, Midjourney is an incredible, incredible tool and the possibilities with it are endless as one can generate almost any form of artform, enhance existing images and merge multiple images to create a new form of art altogether with this one heck of a capable platform. However, it is important to understand that there is a thin line between inspiration and plagiarism, and many of the artists have openly criticized tools like Midjourney and even accused the platform of stealing the creative work of artists and creators – and even diminishing the territories of privacy – something that is often associated with visual content. All we want to say is that use it, but use it wisely and know what you create without stepping into someone else's intellectual property, art, and years of hard work that goes into the same.


Is Midjourney a free-to-use tool?

Currently, you can't use Midjourney for free, but, you can join the Beta, an invite-only group.

How can ChatGPT help with the Midjourney prompts?

To get ChatGPT to help you with Midjourney prompts, you can feed it with some information about Midjourney and how it uses prompts so that it can generate some cool prompts for you.

Is there any other platform to learn about Midjourney prompts?

Midjourney’s Discord platform is where you can join a community of Midjourney users, view a lot of Midjourney-generated images, and learn about more cool Midjourney prompts as well.

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