You’re Using Midjourney Wrong! Here’s How to Create Better Images than 99% of Midjourney Users

The PyCoach on 2023-04-10

Generate amazing images by learning how to create better Midjourney prompts.

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I used to use Midjourney wrong.

My prompts lacked details and styles, resulting in generic and inaccurate images. I also never added parameters to customize the default behavior of Midjourney.

If you’re a Midjourney user, probably you’re also making these and other mistakes, but today I’ll show you some techniques that will help you produce better images and make Midjourney understand what’s on your mind.

Note: In case you’re new to Midjourney, you can read this guide to learn how to create an account and get started with basic Midjourney commands.

First things first — Change the default settings

Midjourney by default is good, but you should adjust your settings if you want to make the most of it. To do so, use the /settings command.

Once the Midjourney settings pop up, turn on the “MJ version 5” to use the latest version of Midjourney and “Remix mode” to modify the versions of the images you get.


Now every time you type a prompt, you’ll get the --v5 at the end and also you’ll be able to edit the prompts for the images that you generated with Midjourney.

The Midjourney prompt formula

A simple and short Midjourney prompt typically results in images that are taken directly from the Midjourney training data, while a more detailed prompt can create entirely new and unique images.

Let’s see an example. Here’s a short prompt for a blueberry pancake.

Sugar dust of blueberry pancake — v 5

Image of a Blueberry Pancake, created with MidJourney V5