Turn ChatGPT into a Powerful Midjourney Prompt Machine
In this super quick video, I’m going to show you a tip to combine Chat GPT with Mid-Journey and get really cool results. Check it out.
So in the past when I’ve used Mid-Journey to write prompts for me, I would type something like ‘write a generative art prompt to create a picture of a lion,’ and you notice it would just write this long paragraph. That’s not really how we write prompts in Mid-Journey. So instead, we can kind of train Chat GPT to write prompts the way we want them to. Let’s come up here and create a new chat. And here’s what I’m going to do: I’m going to train it on how I want my Mid-Journey prompt to be formed. So I’m going to say, ‘here is a Mid-Journey prompt formula,’ and then I’ll go ahead and put the formula. Here’s one formula I’ve been experimenting with: image of a [subject] in this style of [name of a cartoon], five [adjectives], [verb] that [subject] is performing. A lot of these things really made a big impact on getting the image to just look ultra-realistic. So I don’t want it to generate anything for me yet, so I want to just ask Chat GPT if it understands and is kind of training it into the chat for now. So I’m going to say, ‘please respond with yes if you understand the formula.’
‘Yes, I understand the formula.’ Okay, so now Chat GPT is trained.
So we can say, ‘write me five Mid-Journey prompts for urban photography.’
‘Sure, here are five Mid-Journey prompts for urban photography.’ And you can see that it follows the exact formula that we just plugged in: image of a bustling City street, vibrant, energetic, diverse, chaotic, gritty, DSLR, wide-angle lens, late afternoon street photography, black and white film. Now it left some of the parentheses in which I don’t really think will hurt the prompting, but I’m not totally sure, so let’s just go ahead and tell Chat GPT to remove the parentheses.
‘Please rewrite the same five prompts but without the parentheses.’
‘Certainly, here’s the same five prompts,’ and then it went ahead and it wrote those same five prompts but without the parentheses.
So now let’s go ahead and copy these prompts that it gave us and see what we get. So now if I type imagine paste in that same prompt there image of a bustling City street, vibrant, energetic, diverse, chaotic, gritty, DSLR, wide-angle lens, late afternoon street photography, black and white film. And then I’m just going to go ahead and add an aspect ratio of 16:9 to it, and here’s what we get out of it: a city street black and white photo, bustling, gritty, all of the stuff it said.
Let’s grab our next prompt here image of a modern skyscraper, sleek, impressive, imposing, reflective, futuristic, mirrorless camera, telephoto lens, blue hour architectural photography, color film. And here’s what that generated. So that’s what blue hour looks like.
Image of a graffiti-covered wall, edgy, colorful, rebellious, expressive, Urban film camera, prime lens, midday documentary photography, slide film. And here’s the result of that image of a crowded subway station, busy, crowded, diverse, fast-paced, underground smartphone camera, fisheye lens, Rush Hour candid photography, digital. Let’s make this an aspect ratio of 9:16 since it’s a smartphone camera, and there we go, we got a fisheye lens view of a subway station during rush hour. I mean, looks pretty convincing to me.
And then our last one image of a street performer, entertaining, engaging, lively, artistic, compact camera, portrait lens, golden hour performance photography, color film. There we go, there’s our street performers during golden hour.
And that’s just what I get when I say urban photography. If I was to type ‘write five Mid-Journey prompts for classic car images,’ let’s see what it comes up with. And it also remembered the context from last time where it didn’t put the parentheses this time. ‘Image of a classic convertible car cruising down the street, retro stylus, vintage, glamorous, powerful, DSLR, telephoto lens, Sunset Automotive photography, color film.’ And Bam, look at those, so cool. And that’s just one formula that we gave it right here.
Let’s go ahead and create a new chat and say ‘here is a Mid-Journey prompt formula: subject of image in this style of [name of a cartoon], five adjectives, and then let’s put [verb] that [subject] is performing.’ And now let’s just say ‘please respond with yes if you understand the formula.’
‘Alright, so now that formula is trained into Chat GPT.’ ‘Right five Mid-Journey prompts about famous athletes.’ And look at that, Michael Jordan in the style of Looney Tunes, soaring, unstoppable, fierce, determined, dunking. Serena Williams in the style of SpongeBob SquarePants, smashing, agile, powerful, focused, serving. Usain Bolt in the style of Tom and Jerry, sprinting, lightning fast, competitive, animated, winning. Simone Biles in the style of the Powerpuff Girls, flipping, graceful, fearless, strong, tumbling. Cristiano Ronaldo in the style of The Simpsons, scoring, charismatic, skilled, energetic, celebrating.
And here’s Michael Jordan in the style of Looney Tunes, Serena Williams in the style of SpongeBob SquarePants. I guess Usain Bolt in the style of Tom and Jerry three and Simone Biles in the style of Powerpuff Girls, that one looks pretty accurate to me.
And there you go, a quick tip for the day to combine Chat GPT with Mid-Journey and let Chat GPT do a lot of the work for you. Tell it the formula you want, you can use some of the formulas from my video about making ultra-realistic images with Mid-Journey, plug them into Chat GPT, and then have it spit out as many images as you want, following the exact same formula over and over again, and see what kind of creative images you come up with. It could also act as kind of like a second brain for prompt ideas for you.
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