20 Inspiring Midjourney Prompts for Unique and Innovative Designs [July Update]
Anyone who uses Artificial intelligence knows that the power and quality of the outcome solely lies with how descriptive you are through text. None more so than Midjourney.
This hyper-intelligent text-to-design AI can turn your imagination into reality by describing what you want. If a solid text description is key, how can you harness Midjourney to produce the best outcome? Simple research, practice, and repeat!
This case study will help you get started by focusing on key prompts needed to start and 20 good prompts that you can use as guides for your next design.
What key Midjourney prompts do you need?
Users generally use raw and direct prompts to create designs but come out plain and basic with zero detail. These seven prompts can help give your design more direction:
- Aspect ratio
- Zoom out prompt
- Passing an image as a prompt as a URL
- Applying weights to the image prompts
1. Style/Stylize: A design’s style can significantly impact how it’s perceived. Altering the style can help better align the design with the brand’s identity or the target audience’s preferences. Stylizing a design can involve changes to elements such as color, typography, layout, and imagery.
For Example, You can add the setting–s <some number>( denoting style ). The following images are from the same prompts — with low and high stylize options. /imagine a bank heist
– – s 700 – –s 20
2. Chaos: Chaos in design isn’t necessarily a negative aspect; it can add an element of unpredictability and creativity. It allows you to Increase or decrease the abstraction. Takes a number from 0 to 100 to increase or decrease the level of abstraction in the subject
/imagine Christ the Redeemer statue
– – chaos 10 – – chaos 100
3. Resolution: The resolution of a design can significantly affect its quality. A higher resolution can make a design look sharper and more professional, while a lower resolution might make it look blurry or pixelated. Designers should always aim for the highest resolution possible, considering the context of where the design will be used.
To specify the output resolution, you can use some of the usual keywords like 8K, 4K, photorealistic , ultra photoreal, ultra detailed, intricate details, etc.
Or you can go with the standard settings for predictable outputs hd and quality / –q are two such settings.
/imagine white rose flower –q .5 /imagine white rose flower –q .25
4. Aspect Ratio: The aspect ratio of a design can affect how it’s displayed on different devices or mediums. A design that looks good on a desktop screen might only look as good on a mobile device if the aspect ratio is considered.
You can specify the ratio of the width: length of your output image. The default output is a square image (1:1 aspect ratio). But if you want a more cinematic view — or just want to make wallpaper for your laptop, you can change the aspect ratio.
/imagine two waring samurais –ar 4:3
If you want to specify a custom image size, use the following example.
You cannot specify your custom aspect ratios — but you can specify some of the standard and non-standard ratios too!
/imagine 90s Japanise style anime art, athletes of different sports reaching for a ball, simple –aspect 820:312
The Zoom Out prompt lets you broaden the canvas of an enlarged image past its initial limits, keeping the content of the original image intact. The additional canvas space will be populated based on instructions and cues from the original image. The option appears after you have upscaled an image. You can “Zoom 1.5x”, “Zoom 2x,” or “Custom Zoom.”
/imagine Two lovers holding hands on a battlefield, very detailed, Baptiste Monge Artstation
Zoom out 1.5x Zoom out 2x
6. Passing an Image as a Prompt as a URL: This might refer to using an image URL as a prompt in Midjourney. This can be a quick and easy way to incorporate specific images into a design. Designers can use this feature to experiment with different images and see how they affect the overall design.
7. Applying Weights to the Image Prompts: In some design tools or software, you can assign different weights to image prompts, affecting how prominently they’re featured in the design. By adjusting these weights, designers can control the influence of each image on the final design.
Let’s look at 20 exciting design styles and their categories using these guides.
These prompts encourage exploration into different fields, disciplines, and topics. They serve as springboards to delve deeper into each idea, challenge assumptions, and innovate. The key here is to keep an open mind, let your creativity flow, and have fun.
Architectural and Landscape Designs
This category encompasses the planning and designing of buildings, spaces, and landscapes in the built environment. It involves creating functional and aesthetically pleasing structures and spaces that respect the surrounding environment and cultural context. This field requires a deep understanding of structural systems, materials, climate, and user needs. Design prompts in this category include designing a sustainable urban park, a beachfront vacation home, or a renovation of a historic building.
/imagine eco-friendly, sustainable residential buildings that accommodate a family of five.
/imagine An imposing and highly ornamented fantasy castle, Carved from Sapphire stone, Atmosphere, Dramatic lighting, Beautiful Landscape, Epic composition, Wide angle
/imagine a wide-angle shot from above of campus for a tech start-up company, considering the need for both collaborative spaces and private work areas, –chaos 25 —aspect 16:9
/imagine a public park in a city that lacks green spaces. The park should include areas for recreation, relaxation, and social interaction
Illustration is a broad field that involves creating visual representations for various uses, such as books, magazines, packaging, advertising, and more. It can be done using different techniques and styles, from traditional drawing and painting to digital illustration. Prompts for illustration design include creating a book cover for a new fantasy novel, illustrating a step-by-step guide for a recipe, or designing a poster for a music festival.
/imagine vista of person sitting an old tree in front of a gradient to cyan to dark indigo to black star-filled night sky. Exquisite detail, fine art, filigree, sharp focus, vivid colors, Enki Bilal style. Filling the artboard
/imagine an infographic that explains the process of photosynthesis, very detailed –ar 800:300
/imagine a series of illustrations that represent each year’s season, very detailed
/imagine Knight and his horse, landscape background, realistic, fairytale illustration, 3D render, realistic, natural lighting, cinematic, by Jean-Baptiste Monge Artstation
Sci-Fi or science-fiction design typically involves the creation of speculative and futuristic concepts. This could include everything from spaceships and alien civilizations to dystopian cityscapes and advanced technology. It requires a blend of scientific knowledge, creativity, and an understanding of human culture and behavior. Design prompts for Sci-Fi include designing a habitable colony on Mars, a futuristic underwater city, or a new species of alien life.
/imagine Create a concept art for a new alien species, focusing on their environment and culture, highly detailed –aspect 9:16 –s 600
/imagine sci-fi depiction of how the world looks like in 200 years, intricate, highly detailed –aspect 9:16 –chaos 25 –s 5000
/imagine Design the interior of a spaceship meant for long-duration travel, highly detailed, realistic, –aspect 16:9 –s 400.
Photorealistic design involves creating artwork that closely resembles high-resolution photography—thought to be only achievable through traditional means, like oil painting, or digitally by using software like Adobe Photoshop or Illustrator, now possible with Midjourney. It’s often used in advertising, product design, and visual effects. Design prompts could include creating a photorealistic image of a luxury watch, a hyperrealistic portrait of a famous person, or a lifelike image of an exotic animal.
/imagine a photorealistic image of a serene beach at sunset, very detailed, –aspect 16:9
/imagine a photorealistic rendering of a vintage car from the 1960s with a classy man leaning on it, very detailed, intricate, –aspect 16:9.
/imagine a hyper-realistic full-page magazine ad for an exotic travel destination, purple color, picture of beautiful black women, very detailed, –aspect 600:1000.
Cartoons and Animation
This field involves creating stylized, often exaggerated characters and environments to tell a story or convey an idea. Cartoons and animation can be used in various media, such as TV shows, movies, video games, and web animations. Design prompts could include designing a new cartoon character for a children’s show, creating an animated sequence for a video game, or designing a short animated gif for social media.
/imagine a cartoon-style mural Celebrating Cultural Diversity, colorful, vibrant, –aspect 1000:500
/imagine a loony cartoon character, very detailed –aspect 1000:500
/imagine 1990s animation style, close-up of a girl and a boy leaning together, Wearing a blue and red shirt, black hair, Pick flowers, looking at the camera, big eyes, happy smile, High definition, Bright color, light and shadow, childlike illustrations, the gives the peace sign, 8K, Ghibli-like colors
/imagine brown rabbit wearing Leather Armor, highly detailed, movie concept scene, cartoon, feeling joy, made of crystal, sparkly lights, full body shot
This area is prevalent in AI design since it integrates selected styles and brands that align with your creative preferences. It involves creating fashion pieces of different styles. Design cues could encompass intricate descriptions of sneakers, fashion trends from a specific era, and a variety of clothing styles.
/imagine Futuristic Chrome Outfit, gorgeous French girl wearing a futuristic chrome outfit designed by Hussein Chalayan, Avant-garde, futuristic, Haute Couture style, very detailed, highly creative, –aspect 9:12
/imagine Cyberpunk anime sneakers, realistic, highly detailed, octane render, 8k, high resolution
/imagine Nike fashion editorials in the style of mixed-race models are captured at a low and high angles with a canon 5d mark IV and 19mm lens. The models float in the air on a desertic blue landscape. Hyperrealistic body features. 4k.
How will Midjourney evolve, and will it affect the future of the design profession?
Evolving from a tool to a collaborator: It creates visual art images from textual prompts, using vast training datasets of visual art to build new things. This ability to extend and amplify creativity makes Midjourney a powerful tool for many creative fields.
Impacting the design industry: Midjourney AI is a valuable assistant, reducing repetitive tasks like image resizing or asset generation. It enables designers to center on their creative prowess while leveraging the AI’s extensive data access. This data can inform design choices by studying past trends or analyzing consumer behavior, thus accelerating the ideation process and enhancing appeal to targeted audiences.
Supports designers by generating concepts based on designer-set parameters: Midjoureny AI helps designers create concepts that offer fresh perspectives and suggest novel approaches based on previous work. Its applications span concept generation to trend analysis and creativity enhancement, fostering collaboration among designers.
In summary, Midjourney AI holds the potential to elevate the design process by easing routine tasks, offering a data-rich resource, and sparking new ideas. Instead of supplanting human ingenuity, AI can amplify it, fostering efficiency and effectiveness in design, proving to be a precious asset for elevated design outcomes.
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