Getting Started with Midjourney: A Step-by-Step Guide
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Getting Started with Midjourney: A Step-by-Step Guide

Are you looking to enhance your print-on-demand products with stunning and unique visuals? Look no further than Midjourney! With its powerful image generation capabilities, Midjourney is the perfect tool to take your print-on-demand business to the next level. Whether you’re designing custom apparel, creating eye-catching merchandise, or crafting captivating art prints, Midjourney provides you with a quick and seamless way to generate high-quality images that will make your products stand out from the crowd. In this guide, we’ll walk you through the essential steps of using Midjourney, from logging in to your Discord account to creating variations and saving your images. So let’s dive in and unlock the unlimited creative possibilities that Midjourney brings to your print-on-demand ventures. Get ready to transform your designs into mesmerizing works of art!

Step 1: Log in to your Discord account

You can access the Midjourney Bot anywhere you use Discord, whether it’s on the web, your phone, or the desktop apps. But before you can join the Midjourney Discord server, make sure you have a verified Discord account. If you need help creating or verifying your account, we’ve got you covered.

Step 2: Subscribe to a Midjourney Plan

Head over to and sign in using your verified Discord account. If you want to know about pricing and get more information, check out the Subscription Plans page.

Step 3: Add the Midjourney Server on Discord

To join or create a server, simply click the “+” button at the bottom of the server list on the left-hand sidebar in Discord. Then, click the “Join a Server” button and paste or type this link: If you want to learn more about Discord servers, they’ve got resources to help you out.

Step 4: Navigate to the #General or #Newbie Channel

If you’re on the Midjourney Official Server, select any of the channels labeled “general-#” or “newbie-#” from the left sidebar. For other servers, you can generate images with the Midjourney Bot by following instructions specific to that server.

midjourney prompt example

Step 5: Use the /imagine Command

Discord commands are how you interact with the Midjourney Bot. They allow you to create images, modify settings, monitor user info, and perform other useful tasks. To generate a unique image, use the /imagine command followed by a prompt, which is a short text description of what you want to see. Make sure to respect the Community Guidelines wherever you use the Midjourney Bot. You can type “/imagine prompt:” or select the /imagine command from the slash commands pop-up. Enter a brief description of the image you desire in the prompt field and send your message.

Prompting Tip! For the best results, keep your descriptions simple and concise. Instead of long lists of requests, try describing what you want to see in a straightforward manner. For example, instead of saying, “Show me a picture of lots of blooming California poppies, make them bright, vibrant orange, and draw them in an illustrated style with colored pencils,” you can simply say, “Bright orange California poppies drawn with colored pencils.

Step 6: Accept the Terms of Service

When prompted, make sure to accept the Terms of Service before any image can be generated.

Use the /imagine Command

Step 7: Processing the Job

The Midjourney Bot needs approximately one minute to generate four image options. It utilizes powerful Graphics Processing Units (GPUs) to interpret and process each prompt. When you subscribe to Midjourney, you’re essentially purchasing time on these GPUs. Every image you create consumes a portion of your subscription’s GPU time. You can use the /info command to check your remaining Fast Time and Trial time.

Step 8: Upscale or Create Variations

Once the initial image grid is generated, you’ll see two rows of buttons:

  • U buttons: These allow you to upscale an image, generating a larger version with more details.
  • V buttons: These create slight variations of the selected image. Each variation generates a new grid similar to the chosen image’s overall style and composition.
  • 🔄: The 🔄 button lets you rerun a job, producing a new grid of images based on the original prompt.

Step 9: Create Variations or Favorite Your Image

After upscaling an image, a new set of options will appear:

  • 🪄 Make Variations: This creates a variation of the upscaled image, generating a new grid with four options.
  • Web: Clicking on this option opens the image in your gallery on
  • ❤️ Favorite: Use this button to tag your favorite images and easily find them on the Midjourney website.

Step 10: Save Your Image

To save your image, simply click on it to open it in full size. Then, right-click on the image and select “Save image.” If you’re using a mobile device, long-tap on the image and tap the download icon located in the top right corner. All your images are immediately available for viewing on

7 Tips for Using Midjourney

Here’s a few tips to help you make the most out of your experience with Midjourney:

  1. Keep your prompts clear and concise: When using the /imagine command, provide simple and specific descriptions of the image you want to create. Clear prompts tend to yield better results.
  2. Experiment with variations: Take advantage of the variations feature in Midjourney. It allows you to explore different styles and compositions based on your selected image, providing you with a range of creative options to choose from.
  3. Use upscaling for larger formats: If you plan to use the generated image for larger print formats, consider using the upscaling feature. It generates a higher-resolution version of the selected image, ensuring optimal quality and detail.
  4. Tag and save your favorite images: To easily access your best creations, use the “Favorite” option to tag and save your favorite images. This way, you can quickly find and use them for your print-on-demand products.
  5. Review the Terms of Service: Before generating any images, make sure to carefully read and accept the Terms of Service presented by Midjourney. It’s important to understand the guidelines and restrictions associated with using the platform.
  6. Take advantage of Midjourney’s support: If you encounter any difficulties or have questions about using Midjourney, don’t hesitate to reach out to their support team. They are there to assist you and provide guidance throughout your journey.
  7. Explore the Midjourney community: Engage with other users in the Midjourney community, whether it’s through Discord channels or online forums. Share your experiences, learn from others, and discover new creative ideas to enhance your print-on-demand endeavors.

By following these tips, you’ll be well-equipped to leverage the full potential of Midjourney and create captivating visuals for your print-on-demand products. Happy creating!

That’s it! You’re now equipped with the basics of using Midjourney. Have fun exploring the creative possibilities and enjoy the incredible images generated by the Midjourney Bot. Happy creating!

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