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How to create AI art with Midjourney

teacher avatar Jonathon Parker, Passionate MoGraph and VFX Lectu

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Lessons in This Class

    • 1.

      Course Intro

      1:13

    • 2.

      Lesson One - What is Midjourney

      4:53

    • 3.

      Lesson Two - Looking at work that's been created with Midjourney

      4:07

    • 4.

      Lesson Three - Creative pieces of Art with Midjourney (prompts)

      5:23

    • 5.

      Lesson Four - Upscaling, Variations and Dimensions

      11:02

    • 6.

      Lesson Five - Prompt Tips

      5:32

    • 7.

      Project Task (Assignment)

      1:08

    • 8.

      Bonus Lesson - Add or removing detail in Photoshop

      3:53

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About This Class

Midjourney is one of the many AI Art Generation programs on the market. It is one of the most powerful programs running and is comparable to DALL-E. Generative/AI art is a new and fast emerging area and this is a skillset that should be in every artists arsenal.

This course aims to simplify the process of utilising text prompts along with additional parameters to create stunning pieces of art. This artwork can be deemed final artwork or it can be used in the idea generation and competing phase of bigger projects.

For this course I will be using a paid version of the program, but that is not a necessity! You  will not be limited within this course by using the free trial. The free trial only limits you to generate your first 200 images and if you wish to make more you can purchase a licence further down the line.

The only pre-requisite to this course is that you need a discord account and access to the internet. I do also use photoshop in the bonus lesson but this is not imperative to the course, rather, an additional extra.

Course outline

Lesson 1 – What is Midjourney (A walkthrough and introduction to the program)

Lesson 2 –  Existing work made with Midjourney (This session will take a look at existing work that has been created with Midjourney)

Lesson 3 – Creating pieces of art with Midjourney (In this session we will utilise the prompt command to generate out first artwork)

Lesson 4 – Upscaling, Variations and Dimensions (In this session we will utilise additional commands and prompts to improve and alter our generated art)

Lesson 5 – Prompt Tips (This session will cover some additional tips for generating text prompts)

Project Task (Assignment) – (This lesson will walk you through the final assignment that you have been tasked with, summarising the skills and techniques learnt in this course.)

Bonus Lesson – (This lesson will show you some additional tools you can use in Photoshop to add or remove detail in your artwork)

 

As mentioned above in the course outline, the course will finish with a really fun assignment where you will have the opportunity to practice the skills that you have learnt in this course! I'm looking forward to seeing what you guys create so please upload your work!

I hope you enjoy this course as much as I enjoyed creating it!




For the Class project, please see a detailed outline in 'Project Task (Assignment)'.

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Jonathon Parker

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My name is Jonathon Parker, a Motion Graphics and Visual Effects lecturer from the UK.

 

Firstly, a little background about me! I have always been the creative type and always strive to improve and push my creative skills further and further.

 

As stated above I am already teaching in the UK as a Motion Graphics and VFX lecturer – The difference with my courses will be the fact that they come from an educator, not someone doing this just in their sp... See full profile

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1. Course Intro: Hi folks, Welcome to this course on using mid journey. Made journey is an AI based artist generator. It's super, super cool, very new. It's comparative to dolly or Darley to if you know anything about that. It's all based on discord, so you'll need a discord. Usernames have set yourself up in discord. You can do a free trial or you can also pay a small monthly fee. Absolutely. Up to start off with the free trial to see how you go. This course will talk you through all the different ways in different options we have. And it will also highlight in signposts some other further resources that you can look at after the course will be generating some generative art in this course. And there'll be a project at the end where you can all share what you've all created and have a check in the class projects to see what other people have done as well. So I'm super excited about this course. It's such a fascinating and interesting area. And I'm really excited to see what you guys do with the information in this course. So jump on into the first lesson and let's get going. 2. Lesson One - What is Midjourney: Hi folks. So in this very short introductory lesson, what we're gonna do is we're going to look at what exactly is made journey, how does it work and where does it come from? So first of all, you've got mid-July dot com is the website, okay. It's an artificial neural network, artificial, artificial intelligence which generates art for you. So let's have a look at that. Twitter. They're called themselves a new research lab exploring new mediums of thought, expanding and imaginative powers of the human species. And they've got a discord. Discord is what you'll be using. I've got a few articles for you which I'll post links to a text file. So you'll have links to these. You've got some examples here where it explains how amid journey has sharpened in the style of AI art. And like they say here, it's an art making tool which uses AI or artificial intelligence to generate two pieces of artwork, and they're based upon text prompts. So for example, somebody has given the text prompt, a fiery dragon as an architectural sketch and mid journey. There we go, As has outputted these pieces of artwork just based upon that piece of text. That's what mid journey is. It's very similar and rivals, as, as it says in here, rivals mid, something called Dolly, and now there's something called Darley to. So it's basically given a text prompt and it generates art out of that. So that is what mid journey is. So here's the website. If we do a quick about, they've got some stuff here as well. So an independent research lab. And yes, so like I said, AIR. Now you can sign in. I'm going to sign in with Discord. Now I've already at the moment gotta, gotta profile. So if I sign in, you will see that this is what the website, once you have an account, will look like just as it comes in here. And once you generate art, this is where all your art or go. Okay, and I'll go through this more later. What I do want to disclose really soon on is there is a free version and a, if we come back to their tweets by here, It's now an open beta before you've had to apply and kind of cue for a license. But now, as of the 13th of July, they're saying we're officially move into open beta. Join now, please read our directions carefully. So when you joined the discord, what it'll say in discord, if I just quickly open it, it will give you, if you've used Discord before, it'll give you your rules and announcements and Getting Started. It'll give you info in here, okay? And this is what I'm going to go through a bit today. So here is your when you join the Discord, that's where we'll be. Now, I actually pay for this. If we come to manage subscription, you can do it for free. The last a very limited time, but if you are enjoying it, I'd recommend going for membership. I've got the standard membership. The differences are ten US dollars per month for your you'll have a bit of a free trial. But if you want more, you've got ten US dollars a month, limited use of images, and you only generate around 200 images a month. General commercial terms, I'll touch upon that. And an increment in Berlin. But you can read all this. Obviously, I've gone to the $30 a month because that gives me unlimited personal use. And so basically, I can generate as many difference between these two, around 200 images per month, but I can do as much as I want. And general commercial terms, this is a whole area within AI. Do you have copyright ownership? Now the general consensus is yet, I would recommend this isn't what this course is about. I want you to do your own reading into that. Yeah, yes is the answer. But they always start at and if you come down to here, we're going to assess general. Whereas a commercial use images in any way. Special case, if you're using the images and employee, you've just got to have the corporate plan. So those yes, you can. You are pretty free to use the images in any way you want. So just to kind of have a read through that, this is the plan I've gone for. I found it was most useful and you can cancel a plant at anytime. So that is a quick overview of what mid journey is and what it can offer you. Like I said, just have a quick Google of mid, mid journey. I've just typed in what is my journey? And these are probably some of the artworks generated with it. So what I'm gonna do now is I'm going to move into the next session where we're going to have a look at a bunch of different work that's being created with mid journey. And then we'll move into actually creating some pieces of art with my journey. So just evening and I'll see you in the next video. 3. Lesson Two - Looking at work that's been created with Midjourney: So let's have a look at some work that's been created with mud journey. Now this is the community feed and this is basically pieces of work people have generated. And if I like this one, if I hang over or hover over, it says the prompt that they use incredible futuristic summer street where Let's click it. They also added all these vibrant colors. Pink, orange is blue, 3D character design 2050. All of these were the prompts that they gave, OK? So this was the initial one. And you could also give extra notice that they've given some artists here, Greg would TO ski, James gurney error calcium. I'll come on to that later when I do a session on prompt tips. But all of these texts essentially generated deaths, which is pretty cool. So you've got some sort of a character-based one. Some people like to go for objects. I loved this. A vial of a post transgender potion bottle is shimmering lemon. So they're being very descriptive here. So that's pretty cool. I love that. You've got environments stuff. I prefer the environment stuff really. Then character stuff I find that faces, it's not, in my opinion, is not great at faces yet, although that is very, very good. And that's the only prompt they used for that one cute girl. Sometimes they're just buying fakes as of a week. Especially there's our one. Doesn't really look great. So yeah, you've got loads of stuff in here. I'd recommend having to skim through. These phases are actually looking pretty good. Also in the Discord. They've got stuff in here so you can kind of go show and tell where people are, kind of showing what they've made. You've also got few tabs in here where it shows environments. Environments is the one I like. So you've got loads of stuff in here. So when you joined the discord, just have a skim through it mean that is just beautiful. What I'm trying to get at is I love having a look at other artist's work to almost get inspired. So trust me, when I say there's mid journey is incredibly powerful. Once you know a few tips and tricks, I mean, look, look at these environments. They are stunning. You can see that in a film. So yeah, that's just stuff that's being created. I'll very quickly show you some of my stuff that had been created in recently. So if I go to my personal feed or home, yeah, there we go. I was looking at yesterday, a colorful time tunnel, neon Cyberpunk epic. I loved, I loved this, not overly fast at the end. But I'm a fan of Doctor Who and I kinda thought highest, kinda looks like a bit of a TARDIS interior. I loved, I loved vector watercolor stuff. So I went and did a vector illustration of a landscape. I thought that was really, really nice. I was kinda playing around. I'm a big fan of the odd we'll franchise. So I started playing around with, I put in odd world inspired alien and stuff like that. I more watercolor stuff. Watercolor illustration of a townhouse I love in these kind of stuff, very abstract and quite quirky. I looked at environment, peaceful Chinese village. The, these are quite cool. Could do with a little bit of work, a little bit and few more prompts maybe. But that was nice. And a peaceful Chinese flower meadow with cherry blossom trees. And I added all of these ones here. So the term photorealistic trended on art station that helps give them more of an idea. But I'll go through this property later. Yeah, bunch of stuff in here. This hyper-realistic lot in Zombie was quite cool. But yeah, so that's basically a quick overview of just some of the things that you can go ahead and create with mud journey. So what I'll do now, the next session will start to look at creating a piece of art with mud journey by using some prompts. So, yeah, brilliant. I look forward to seeing you in the next lesson. 4. Lesson Three - Creative pieces of Art with Midjourney (prompts): Right then, now once you sign up to the free trial or paid version of mid journey, you'll be creating your art within discord. So you need a discord users, a discord profile as well. Now, once you start it, what I recommend you guys to do is read the getting started, how to create images. It says go to one of the newbie channels. If you're if you're a trial, okay. It says everyone's a limited trial around 25 query. So 25, I'm attempts at creating art and it'll create for each time. And that gives you about 200 pieces of art. A full membership include unlimited generations. And especially when you're new, I can do this a different way, but when you're new, you're wanna go to one of the new beat channels. Okay, so if I scroll down here, I'm gonna go to one at the very end. So newbie 95. And what you can do is you'll want to type in here. So start off slash, imagine, then just click here. And then you can write your prompt. I'm going to say a cabin in the woods with read like its name. I'm just thinking kind of Stranger Things, but here, a cabin in the woods with red lightning and fog. I'm going to put a comma and put lookup here. Somebody's put cinematic, calculate coagulant, cinematic, detailed, photo realistic. So I'm going to type this in here. Photo, photo realistic. What I'm gonna do, I'm going to press Enter. What you'll notice is it says J Parker one, which is my Discord. I've used this prompt and now it's gonna give you a percentage and what's going to happen over time, 12 per cent already, over time, this is gonna go up, it's gonna generate, you can see somebody's appears doing it. It's quite nice because you can see what everyone else is doing as well. Just keep an eye on yours. It'll be highlighted and it's going to generate some stuff. So what I'll do is I'll pause the video here and we'll come back and have a look at this in about a minute or two. Okay, so mine is finished generating. So what I can do is I can click here and I can see, okay, so we've got this, this, this, and this. I'm really liking that one and I'm really liking that one. But we're going to leave it there for now. I've got the option to do some things here, which I'm going to cover in the next lesson. But that's how easy it is to create yours. Now, you can go ahead and download that, but also, if you go into the mid journey website and login through your discord, what you'll notice is personal feed, or if I just click home, maybe refresh it will pop up here, is just taking a little bit. It takes two or three minutes and it'll pop up into your into your profile. I'm sure if I refresh this a few times eventually it'll pop up there, but it does take a couple minutes. If you are a paid user, you can do it a bit. It's a bit of a nightmare in here because everyone's posts and stuff. But if you're paid member, what you can do is you can do a direct message to the bottom where it was mine. Where's it gone? So what I can do is just right-click this mid journey bought by here, go to profile, and then click Send message, and it will open a direct message. And this is, therefore, these are, these are all mine. So if you're paid member, you can just do it in a direct message. She won't see everyone else's popping up, but sometimes it's nice to see what other people have got. So I'm gonna do another one in here. I'm just going to go forward slash, imagine, just click that and imagine a world, a war torn world in 2050. Cyber punk. I'm just going to give it that normally I'd give it kind of more stuff. So you'll notice that it's doing the exact same thing, but it's doing it instead of within the discord channel. It's doing it within a little direct message between me and the bot. So it doesn't kind of like have loads of other stuff going on. I'm very quickly going to go back and refresh this to see if it's pop stars and popped it in yet. It definitely Well, I'll make sure that in the next video lesson it is there. But as we'll see, we've got stuff coming in now. And in the next session we will look through at making variations, upscaling, light up scaling what these things are. But what we'll do is we'll just have a look at what we've got here because I'm quite excited. It looks really, really cool. So on seventy-three percent, you'll see it's quite quick. Eighty-two percent. But I'll pause it and rejoin you in a second. Okay. So here we are. That was literally three seconds. I'm loving some of these not quite enough detail in some of them. And they're not quite the right dimensions, they will square and I'd prefer a rectangle, but I'll show you how to do that in the next one. Okay, so I'm gonna leave that lesson here. In the next session, we're going to have a look at upscaling variations and lift up scaling and maybe a few other things like dimensions. So, yeah, I look forward to seeing you in the next lesson. 5. Lesson Four - Upscaling, Variations and Dimensions: Okay, So in this session, like I said, we're gonna look at upscaling, making variations and making art which isn't directly square. Okay, So first of all, having a look at this, I really like, I really like this one. Okay, so let's say this is number 1234. You've got the option to upscale number one. So, or you've also got the option to variation number one. So if I click variation number one, what it's gonna do is it's going to look at image number one, and it's going to generate different variations based upon that. So it will probably have a prominent figure in the center. Like you can see it's doing there. And it's gonna do a few different variations. Maybe change some colors, changed the layout slightly, stuff like that, and maybe change the size and scale of the buildings and stuff like that. So you can see, it's quite quick. It's done some variations based upon that first one, I actually prefer this one. So I could do variations of whatever I want in there. But you've also got upscale. I like this one a lot. So what I'm gonna do is I'm going to upscale number three. Then it's going to think like number three. I'm now going to scale that up because it's quite small, but they're so that's now going to take x amount of time. And one of the problems I find with upscaling, it makes it bigger, but it quite often adds a little bit too much detail and makes it look overly detailed and can be quite noisy and grainy and just doesn't look great. So what we'll have a look at is how we bring some of that back. So if we just let that go, I'll join you in a second once it's finished. Okay. So we're done. And as you can see, overly detailed for me if we compare this to, this is hard to see. We can see this one's a lot smoother and this is a common thing. So what they've actually done is they've given us this thing by here called liked upscale redo. So we can make further variations based upon this upscale version. We can upscale it to maximum. Or I think first I'm gonna do a life to upscale redo. And what this is gonna do is it's going to redo the upscaling, but it's going to lessen that detail, so it's going to keep it. What this upscale did is it made it a larger image in terms of dimensions, and it also added detail. What this is gonna do is it's going to take this larger version and just reprocess it but make it a bit smoother. So once this is done, what I'll do is I'll show you the difference between the two. And sometimes I think it looks better there, but not, not better there. There is an additional, I may do a little bonus at the end of how to deal with that actually in Photoshop. So we'll just wait for this one to come in now. And I can already see just by looking at the thumbnails, if there's on 90%, this is already looking a lot nicer. So 91, let's just have a quick check to see if anything is populated in here. Like I said in the last lesson that it will. And of course it's not doing it yet. Probably just a bit slow, but trust me does eventually. Okay. So we've got this one. So let's have a look at our 2D, the ones to details that's not great. Narrative. A look at this one. That's nicer. So if you focus on this liked by here. So this is the smoother version and that's like ultra detailed. Maybe have a look in here. So too detailed. And this one's smooth. I like this one a lot more. So yeah, those are the differences. And then I can say, right, I can make more variations based upon it or I can upscale it to maximum size. So I'll probably normally, if I'm happy, I'll just upscale to max and then I've got it. So let's just click upscale Tmax. Normally, I would download it from in here. I'm still not population, so I'd click the three dots and I'd say Save image. But you can also, for example, I'll show you this one. The upscale max may take a little bit of time because it's doing its final one. But what you can do is you can just go there, click Open original, and then right-click and save image as and then just save it to your desktop or wherever. So that's the other way if you don't want to wait for it to populate inside of here. I'll wait for this one just to go ahead and do its final upscale. And then I can download it and show you the dimensions. And what we'll do after that is I'll show you how to make landscape stuff, not just square. So I'll pause this now and I'll see you in a moment. Okay, and it looks like we're done. So what I'm gonna do is I'm going to save this as the upscaled to maximum. So let's go ahead open original. And I'm going to ask nice. I'm going to save image to my desktop, upscale max, and save that bear. I'm also going to go ahead and save this one. This one had been up-scaled but not maximum. So I'm going to click Open original and then go up the scale. One. I'm not going to bother going ahead and kind of opening this one where it's smaller again because there's four, there just doesn't take too long. So what I'll do is I'll drag both of these across. Upscale one is, let's go and properties that is 1024 by 1024 and upscale max is 1536 by 1536. So again, not massive. But what I may do is I may show you, I'll show you that actually, one thing I use, big jpeg, upload it to here and upscale max. This is probably there's loads of AI enlarges out there, but this is the one I used for a few different reasons. So artwork four times and I'll keep the noise reduction to none. Click Okay, if I click Start. Yeah, it's doing it anyway. So we'll do it four times. So it'd be like for k then, or actually six K because four times 1500 will be 6 thousand. So there's a bulk bunch of different ones out here. I don't like paying. And this is a free one and only does two at a time. But this is, I've compared the quality from a bunch of them and this is decent quality. If you pay, you're gonna get a bit better, but this is free, this is really, really good. So I'll maybe show you that in a minute. But the other thing I wanted to look at is resolution or ratio. Okay, so what I'm gonna do is I'm going to do another prompt. I imagine. In fact, I'm going to copy this prompt from before. Okay? So I'm gonna go to imagine click prompt, type this in, but also watch what I do now. I'm going to hit Space and then do two semi-colons just to separate it space. So space and to semi-colons. What I'm also going to do then is I'm going to put dash, dash, and then w for width. And I'm going to say I want the width to be 1920. I'm going to hit space, dash, dash height. I want the height to be 1024. This is what I've found to work best. So all I've done is I've said semi-colons, semi-colons there with space each side to separate it, to say it's another command. I'm going to put two dashes and say width. I want that to be 1920, then two dashes and height, I want that to be 1024. So now if I do this, hit Enter. You'll notice when it starts generating, it will have the 16 by nine aspect ratio. So see like that. Now, I learned this through trial and error are very, very good resource is if you go into mid journey online, but here, come down to help an FAQ. You've got this QuickStart guide. So you've got leaked through this creating the first image. If I were to say upscale the image, it's got stuff in there. But if I were to say landscape, tried to scrub and style, can't remember where I found it, but it's in here somewhere. Parameters like showcases sizes. If you put dash, dash W, width of the image works better as a multiple of 64. So yeah, you want to keep those numbers as multiples of 64 and the same for the height. Okay, so that's that's where I found that. And it was again, through trial and error and having to have to figure stuff out, I would absolutely recommend having a read through this, okay. For example, you've got prompt modify a secret, put dash, dash, no, if you don't want any plants in there or if I didn't want to, What have I gotten? You know, people, for example, I could say no people on no robots. I could put that in there. There we go. Our wide one's done it. So we've got these now, and that's pretty cool. I'd probably go ahead and do some variations of number three. And again, that's where variations and all these additional prompts coming well. But there's loads more that you can do. If you read through this, you've got all these modifiers. So this, for example, detail modifiers stops. You'll see it as a percentage thing as we go through. And maybe think, I'll buy 60%, it looks good. So you could run it again and use these to say stop at x percent or stop a 50% or whatever. I haven't read through this because it's really, really good. So what I'm gonna do is I'm going to end this session. There. May just have a quick look at these. They're so cool. I really like that one. So I'm going to upscale number for very quick check, has it? This one over here. So I'll download this upscale and now has taken 1500 by 1500 pixels too. Let's thing less and properties. It's now 6,144, so it's now massive. And if we look at the quality, it's still good quality in our six K resolution. So let's go back very quickly just to see if it's populated into my profile. I'm kind of hoping it has by now. No, it hasn't caused it and it's taken a while today, but does believe you me it goes in here. So yeah, I'm going to leave this message, this, this lesson here. That's really cool. And leave this message here, this lesson here. And I'll do a new one in a moment. And it'll be on prompt tips and how to make your prompt. And then we're going to finish with a class challenge. So cheers for tuning in. I hope this was useful and I'll see you in the next lesson. 6. Lesson Five - Prompt Tips: Okay, So just a quick one, folks, a few tips on prompts. This is stuff that I've researched and found out. What I want to start with is these two, okay? So first thing you can try is try and be really short with your prompts. You'll notice the ones that I've done earlier today. A war-torn world in 2050. Cyber punk, that's quite short and it gave me loads of stuff. I mean, it's short in comparison to come up here to few days ago. It's short in comparison to this. Okay. It's shorting about him. But then you've also got the flip side of try being short with it and try and be over precise and give it loads of stuff. See the difference, try both that. That's key. What I've found to be useful is adding a time of day. I liked my cinematic stuff and as somebody who teaches film and stuff like that, I know that cinematic stuff is shot in the morning or evening for that low golden light, I often give it kind of sunrise. Sunset or sunrise, those terms in there or early morning or late evening. I gave those times a day and I find that really, really useful. Another thing is give it an artist. If, for example, there's an artist I love, right? And he's called a love his style, assignments, style and heart. I love his artwork. So I'll often drop in the term Simon style and hard because I just love his style of art. So give it. What this software is doing is all the keywords. It'll do a search, online search. It'll look at Simon style on hog. Another artist I love is Quentin Blake. So he's the illustrator of the Roald Dahl box. So I love his style. So I'll often use that using an artist that you inspired by or that you want to create similar work too, is really, really good. Let's say you wanted to create work similar to Van Gough. If you put band off in there, it's going to try and adapt and build that styling. I wouldn't ever give it Vanguard and Simon Stone hard because they're quite different. But give it some artists because that's a really good thing. Few more terms like art station, if you wanted to, fantasy and sci-fi. Art station is a platform where it's full of that kind of stuff. So if you've saved trend in on art station, it'll have a look at what's trending on art station and it'll try and recreate similar stuff. I also find, if I add rendered in Unreal Engine, that'll give it a sort of more 3D look. I'm someone who does sort of 3D modelling and all that. So I'll often ads, you'll see in here. I've got octane render us or add that in corona renderer. And I mean, just look at some of this, some of the stuff in here. You can, if you're going to be specific, you could say cinematic, atmospheric, epic, concept art, matte painting. I've given at the time of day, mid-morning with blue skies, shafts of light, mist, photo realistic, all of that stuff. So artists isn't one, almost also art movements. If these ones I wanted to be quite, I haven't got the word abstract enough, I did. But I wanted some of them to be quite abstract. Vector art I love. But if you want something to be art nouveau or modernist, if you were to google different movements with examples, if you wanted something to quite Cubist, then that would be a way forward. If you wanted something like pop art, then say pop art. Was there a link back here, the most famous art movement and styles. So again, avant-garde, Bauhaus, cubism, constructivism. Have a look at these. Are you trying to create something like this? Block style or Bauhaus or classic isn't use these terms because it'll look at what constructivism is. For example, another artist I love didn't ski super trying to create something similar to his work. Go for it. I loved Matisse as well. So if we're trying to create something like this, then go for it. Artist's time of day. Art styles, those are all good things to include. Just experiment. The other thing I'd recommend is go and have a look at this prompt stuff in here. Prompt tips, have a look at what other people are created if you want to create characters. And they say, I love this one, for example, okay, well they're using these prompts. There's no reason why you can't copy and paste that, but add a few of your own, maybe. Use that and add watercolor in. Nationalists got a watercolor field to it, or add term gothic because I've just seen it down here. So does something similar to this, but makes it Gothic. That's it really for my prompt tips, what I'm gonna do in the next session is I'm just gonna give you a little bit of a class challenge because I'm really super keen to see all the work that you guys make with this and I want you to upload it in the next final session. I'm going to go through that. So cheers for tuning in, and I'll see you in the next lesson. 7. Project Task (Assignment): Hi folks. So for the challenge or the project for this course, I'm going to say two things. Basically, I really want to see what you guys can create with MIT journey. So I want you to create two things for me. I want you to create a piece of art work which is environment based on what you need to create. A piece of artwork which is character-based. There's no more strings to that, but I want you to post those to creations up in the project area along with the prompts that you've used. Because again, it'll inspire other, other people think that prompt helps you get that piece of artwork. That's cool. I don't want the full panel. I want you to upscale one and upload like a good quality final one. So one environment and one-character share them and show you a prompt. And we can all give each other feedback and also inspire each other to see what each other can do. So that's your end of, end of course project and challenge. I'm super excited to see what you guys create. Choose to tune in joining this course. And I really do hope you enjoyed. See you again. 8. Bonus Lesson - Add or removing detail in Photoshop: Okay folks, I've got a bit of a bonus lesson for you here. Earlier I mentioned, I'll show you a little bit of a bonus on how to merge detailed and non detailed versions in Photoshop, for example, I've got a not very detailed version here. I've used the upscale, light upscale redo, but I've also got a detailed version and I may like certain bits and not bitter the other one. So what I'll do is I'm going to open the thing. I'm going to start with a detailed version and doesn't matter which one you start with. And I'm going to drag that into Photoshop so you can only do this, but if you've got Photoshop, but you can do it in other programs as well. But again, it's not key to the course, so don't worry, if you haven't got Photoshop, you can skip over this. Um, what I'm gonna do, I've got the non detailed version. I'm going to open up the detailed version by just dragging into here. So now in Photoshop I can flick between the two and you can see the differences. So what I'm gonna do is I'm going to drag this layer here from detailed into the non detailed. So drag the layer and drag it on top and just make sure you drag it to the pink lines show like that, like a window, so it's exactly on top so I can turn on and off. Okay. What I would do now is I really like the detail in the lights by here, but I don't really like it anywhere else. So what I'm gonna do is with this layer here, I'm going to rename this to detail. And I'm going to rename this background to norm detail. And with the detail is selected, if you click the Layer Mask, what it's gonna do is it's gonna give you a white layer mask. And I'm going to right-click and I'm going to click. Now I'm just going to go and get black paint bucket. And with that selected, not this, but that, click, click that. And what it's gonna do is I can now get a rush and select white. And I can start painting back in that image. So what you'll see wherever this and do it on the layer mask by here, not this one, otherwise your actual painting color onto it. Click this one, make sure your paint in white and it basically painting that detail back in so you can limit where that detail is coming in. So I'm going to delete it again, delete that layer mask. So I've got detail on top with its selected click, the layer mask is white, which means it's showing through everywhere. So just get your paint bucket, hold you click and just select the paint bucket and switch this to black. Drag it in there, in this one, not this one. And now get your brush. Make sure it's white and you can start painting in that detail where you want it. So I can bring detailed back in here. Okay. Back into this area and this area, but here, maybe I just want it in the buildings and not the people because, you know, it was just maybe too distracting in there or whatever. And so bring it back and paint it quite loosely. And there we go. I may want to bring it back in here. Actually has too much, but there may wouldn't bring it back in there. Or what you can do is you can change this to a gray. Or actually let's just change the opacity of the brush to like 20 per cent. So you start to bring in a little bit of it, but not too much. And you'll notice it's not in that in that, but there is not white. It's kind of a bit gray, so it's not bringing it in completely. So you can just start to bring bits of it across and maybe start to bring a little bit in there, maybe a little bit in him. So what you're doing is you're painting this back in gradually. Okay. So that's my little pro tip on how to merge some of these. Okay, So I'll finish it there. And I hope you found that useful as well. But yeah, Cheers.