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Midjourney Masterclass: Learn Professional AI Imagery from Award-Winning Expert

teacher avatar Jamie Absolutely Ai, The secrets to creating professional A.I

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Topics include illustration, design, photography, and more

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Taught by industry leaders & working professionals
Topics include illustration, design, photography, and more

Lessons in This Class

    • 1.

      Meet your controversial instructor


    • 2.

      Mastering Midjourney: Settings


    • 3.

      Image Generation


    • 4.

      Styles and Artistic Techniques


    • 5.

      Adding Emotion For Powerful Imagery


    • 6.

      Mastering S.E.S Framework


    • 7.

      Audience Essentials


    • 8.

      NFL Case Study


    • 9.

      Cameras, Lenses & Lighting


    • 10.

      Transforming Your Own Photos


    • 11.

      A.I. Beer Case Study


    • 12.

      Vary-Region (In-painting)


    • 13.

      Advanced Tips: Creating A Server


    • 14.

      Advanced Tips: Face-Swapping Technique


    • 15.

      Blend Tool


    • 16.

      Describe Tool


    • 17.

      Conclusion and Final Tips


    • 18.

      Bonus Content: Sky Documentary A.I. Investigated


    • 19.

      Bonus Content: GoggleBox Midjourney Experiment


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About This Class

Welcome to the ultimate Midjourney Masterclass!

If you're looking for a simple, easy-to-follow guide to creating exceptional, professional A.I. imagery from an award-winning artist - This is the course for you!

Midjourney is one of the most powerful creative tools on the market and can be used to create stunning art and imagery that promotes your brand, project and can earn you money. At Absolutely Ai content agency, we have used it to create viral imagery for major brands including the NFL to reach more than 50 million people around the world.

Your *controversial* instructor, Jamie, is the founder of Absolutely Ai and currently holds exclusive A.I. classes with top content creators on behalf of companies like Sony and Interactive Minds.

You will learn these exact same principles in this Masterclass!

Why this is the Midjourney course for you?

We will give you the following tools to succeed, including:

  1. Powerful S.E.S Framework: Revolutionise your image creation

  2. Reaching the Right Audience:  Effectively marking your mark

  3. Monetisation Guide: Turn creativity into cash

  4. Cameras: Capture perfection with precision

  5. Lighting: Illuminate with professional flair

  6. Lenses: Craft visuals with depth

  7. Photographic Effects: Elevate imagery with finesse

  8. Artistic Styles: Unleash creativity, redefine styles

  9. Choosing the Correct Aspect Ratio: Perfect framing, every time

  10. Camera Angles: Dynamic perspectives, captivating results

  11. Shadow: Master the art of contrast

  12. Adding Emotion and Meaning: Infuse depth, tell stories

  13. Parameters: Fine-tune for impeccable visuals

  14. Multi-Prompts: Amplify creativity, multiply impact

  15. Prompt Weighting: Optimise for balanced compositions

  16. Advanced Techniques: Harness innovation, lead trends

  17. Face-swapping: Achieve realistic likeness seamlessly

  18. Adding Servers: Expand capabilities, enhance performance

  19. Best Practice Settings: Optimise for success

  20. Version Styles: Adapt, evolve, impress

You will also receive an exclusive 150 PROFESSIONAL PROMPT PACK that will include dozens of artistic styles from hyper-real photography to captivating cartoons, providing you with a versatile toolkit to kickstart your journey in creating viral and professional AI imagery for your business or projects.

Suitable for all levels, beginners to pro. See you in the course! 


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1. Meet your controversial instructor: We all have that first wow moment with AI, when your mind is just blown and we realize that there are things possible now that just simply weren't possible before my wow moment came in late 2022. And playing around with an image generator called Mid Journey. And it absolutely hit me, man, this thing can create images that are so realistic, so quality, they're good enough to pass off as real then. And there I knew it would revolutionize the creative industries because essentially this thing can do my job pretty much better than I can. It's something that isn't bound by the things that traditional photographers are bound by. The potential was huge, but no one was really talking about these tools yet no one knew about them. I did an experiment that would shock the creative industries into realizing that this was a genuine turning point. Sitting at home, I generated an two surfers at sunrise. Drone shot, beautiful wave crashing, That was it, 2 minutes work, and I entered this image into a photography contest. And guess what, this image, then the backlash started rolling in wave of fury because for the first time in history, an AI generated image had won a traditional photography contest. Now, debate has been sparked in the world of photography, after an artist entered a photo competition with an image generated by artificial intelligence. And it was a spark that made the world start to take note about what these image tools can actually do. Of course, I returned the cash prize and came clean. The experiment was more about making people realize the potential of AI to create genuinely exceptional imagery. You have access to this technology too, it's just about learning how to master it. 2. Mastering Midjourney: Settings: As a photographer, I've spent hours in the cold, in the dark, just waiting for the sunlight to creep up over the horizon so I can take the perfect shot. It takes time. It takes plenty of effort, and sometimes it doesn't always pan out. Now there is definitely beauty in that struggle to get the perfect shot. However, you're always bound by certain things like location, equipment, money, weather, all sorts of things can get in the way of traditional photography or filmmaking. What AI does is removes those constraints. We're now able to generate exceptional imagery that can be used to tell stories, promote products, or just simply fun to look at. There really are no boundaries creatively anymore. If you know how to effectively use these AI tools, we're going to be using Mid Journey, a popular AI image generator to create our visuals. There are three main features that we're going to be using. Imagine, blend, and describe. We're going to be using the imagined tool. First, the imagined tool allows you to type in text and a corresponding image will be created. This process can create all kinds of imagery that range from the hyper realistic to the abstract, and everything in between. There are literally countless artistic styles. It can also be used to mimic the style of the master painters like Van Gogh or Salvador Dali, and be put to work on an entirely new masterpiece. So let's have a look at the different ways that we can create visuals in mid journey. The way that you access mid journey is through a platform called Discord. You can use Discord on your phone or on your computer as well. Now let me say something straight away. Don't be scared or put off from using Discord. In a few minutes, you'll pick it right up. To set everything up, what you'll need to do is to head over to Discord.com and set up an account. Then head over to Mid Journey.com and set up an account there too. It only takes a few minutes, and if you get stuck, I've included an easy to understand guide and you can find that in your resource list. Great. Now, once you're all set up, this is what you'll see. It's not exactly a pretty platform, It's more a constant feed of people putting in text prompts and receiving their imagery. I personally like that Mid journey operates this way. It's a great way to get inspiration to see what other people are creating. And it can really jog your creativity in a few different ways. Now if you scroll down, you'll see a text bar. Now this is how you actually communicate with mid journey. Think of it as the place where you input your prompts or change your settings, really just working with the platform. But before we dive in and start creating our imagery, we're going to first have a quick run through the settings and what each of them means. To access settings, we want to go down the bottom text bar and type in forward settings and hit Enter. Then it will bring up all these different settings. First up, we have Stylize. This is exactly what it sounds like. It controls how strongly mid journeys default ascetic is applied. Now you can dial up the stylization and you'll start to see more wild results. I personally keep it on medium, but once you get to grips with mid journey, feel free to come back and tweak these settings just how you like. Next we have the speed settings. With turbo fast or relaxed mode, I usually used fast mode, which means my images take about one to 1.5 minutes to complete, while relaxed mode takes a bit longer, but it won't burn through your monthly batch of generations that you have each month. While Turbo will go through them a lot faster, you can always see how many generations you have left each month by typing in forward slash information and hitting Enter. Now back to our settings. The last and most important one you'll note is which model of mid journey you're actually using. By clicking here, you can change the version. But as a rule of thumb, I usually keep it on the latest version of mid journey, which means it will change with any updates. And they do come out quite frequently on mid journey, so this is usually the best one to keep it on. The only time I really change that is to switch to N IJ mode with a little apple symbol right here. The NIJ model is great for cartoons and illustrations and kind of anime images. The other one that I do like to change to sometimes is the raw mode that allows for really realistic portraits, really realistic faces. We'll play around with these a little bit later on in the course, and we do also cover these in detail in your resource lists. But for now, let's keep it locked on to the latest version of mid journey and start creating. 3. Image Generation: Generating an image always starts the same way. Let's go down the bottom to the text bar and type in forward slash imagine. This is where we can type in our text prompt and hit Enter With your prompts, you can be as specific or as vague as you like. You can simply type in house and you'll get lots of different variations of what mid journey thinks a house may look like in lots of different styles. Or you can be a bit more specific. Say something like, Beautiful House next to a lake with a red door. And you'll get something much more specific. It's really up to you. This also applies to different styles. You can include a specific style or leave it blank. And mid journey will suggest a number of different styles that you can use. For this one, I want to demonstrate a few different popular styles that will show some of these variations of imagery that you can create. Let's start with a simple prompt. I'll go down to the text bar and type in forward. Imagine a woman in a yellow dress on a sunny day, realistic photography style hitting enter. Now, once this bar goes yellow, it means that it's been submitted and you'll just wait for your imagery to generate. After waiting about a minute or so. Here's our final output. Now you'll see that we have four different images. Now let's go through what these different buttons underneath mean. U stands for upscale. If you find an image that you like, say this one in the top left corner, you can click U one and it generates a higher resolution image that you can save. That's the same for 23.4 which is the bottom right hand corner option. And it's a similar story for the V option. V stands for variation. You can hit V one if you think the image is close to what you had in mind, but it's not quite right. Hitting the V button below will create four slightly different options using that first image as a reference. Here's those outputs. Now you can see that they are slightly different while keeping to the same general aesthetic of the original reference imagery. Well, let's say that you didn't like any of these images and you just want to start the process again. Well, the final option is this arrow circle to the far right. This is a re roll button and means that you want to start the whole process over again using that same initial text prompt. If we hit that, we'll get a completely different set of images that we can then choose from. There you go. That's how you can use mid journey to create really impressive imagery. 4. Styles and Artistic Techniques: You really do have the master painters, photographers, artists living within your phone or your computer. Let's take a look at how we can tap into them. Using AI, I'm going to demonstrate different popular styles, so you can see how these affect the final output of imagery that's created in mid journey. To do that, we're going to use the same simple text prompt, but change the last couple of words that dictate the style. So unlike the first one, instead of a realistic style, let's type in forward. Imagine a woman in a yellow dress on a sunny day oil painting style and see what that comes up with. A woman in a yellow dress on a sunny day Pixar studio style. And another, a woman in a yellow dress on a sunny day surreal style. I'm going to create a movie still from a new Batman movie. Let's see how the visuals change if we bring in different directors forward, shine a cinematic movie still from a new Batman movie directed by Christopher Nolan. Not bad. It's very on brand with his movies forward slash a cinematic movie still from a new Batman movie directed by Wes Anderson. Nice and colorful. And finally, a cinematic movie still from a new Batman movie directed by Alfred Hitchcock. And we've got some moody horror vibes. You can start to see how a simple tweak can affect the entire output. This will also work for referencing different painters or artists. A portrait of Batman painted by Van Gogh, a portrait of Batman, graffiti by banks. You can start to see how differently these turn out. Now it's your turn. 5. Adding Emotion For Powerful Imagery: Descriptive words and emotive language are fantastic at getting the most out of mid journey. Don't just explain what you'd like to see, but include how you want the audience to feel as well. For example, here's a simple prompt that I used, a man sitting on a bench photography style. Now let's see how it changes when I add in some emotion and make it more like a story. A devastated man sits alone on a bench. The weight of the world on his shoulders, leaving the audience feeling sympathetic and extreme pity photography style. There we go. Now let's compare these two different images. This is option one and this is option two. They're both showing the same thing but in vastly different ways. One is layered with emotion and that can be the difference between creating an engaging image or one that people forget pretty quickly. You don't need to go overboard with wordy or overly lengthy prompts. The new updates are making it more intuitive. So you don't necessarily need to add in sentence upon sentence to your prompts. But instead, let's make sure you add descriptive words. Let me show you what I mean. Say you're a restaurant owner and looking to create some images to show off your menu, but you can't necessarily afford a product photographer. This is a simple prompt that will create an image of a hamburger. But let's take it up a notch and see what happens when we simply add in the words delicious and mouthwatering hamburger. We can see it's much more appealing. This is particularly the case if you don't really have a specific request in mind. The more vague but emotive you are, you can get some really fantastic results. If you aren't needing a very specific image, try keeping your prompts short, but add plenty of feeling. Here's another example. Let's imagine where the owners of a cafe and creating a marketing campaign. We want the image to tempt people into coming in to get their morning coffee. The image should tell a story of warmth and welcoming. Let's do a short basic, prompt a coffee on a bench in a cafe. Warm and welcoming, feeling, product photography style. It's not bad, but let's add a few more emotive words and see how this changes the final output. A delicious morning coffee in a homely cafe in the soft morning light. Warm and welcoming feeling product photography style. This one tells much more of a story and will resonate more with the audience. A good prompt is creative and detailed. Remember to use vivid language and descriptive phrases to paint a clear picture and really ignite mid journey's imagination. Think of it as something that's complex and you can really work with it to create something fantastic. 6. Mastering S.E.S Framework: Now you know how to effectively describe a scene, why emotion is important, and also how to select a style. Let's bring them all together. We've created a powerful framework called S, S, which stands for Situation, Emotion, and Style. This framework is a game changer when it comes to creating engaging AI generated imagery. First, situation refers to the scene or context you want to create. This sets the stage for the entire image. For example, a grandpa meeting his new daughter for the first time. Next, emotion helps infuse your image with feelings or atmosphere. This can drastically improve how relatable and engaging your image is. Feelings of overwhelming joy, pride, and warmth. Finally, style directs the AI's artistic approach, allowing you to capture anything from a realistic portrayal to a more abstract or illustrative image photography with a 35 millimeter ****. Why is the SES framework so effective? It's because it gives a clear direction to AI, helping it generate more precise and engaging visuals. By defining the situation, emotion, and style, you guide the AI to create images that can truly resonate with your audience. 7. Audience Essentials: Let's talk about tailoring your visuals to different demographics using the SES framework. Let's imagine that we've been hired by a fitness brand to keep people healthy and active. We're in charge of a new initiative called Fit Revolution. All we want to do is get people moving and to keep people healthy and active. To join a class or to take up running or meditation. Now we're targeting everyone from kids to the elderly. Let's go through by different age examples and start to think about what different styles will resonate best with the different age groups. For kids, the SES prompt could be, illustrate a fun, energetic dance class filled with kids conveying joy and enthusiasm in a lively cartoonish style. This appeals to young, energetic audiences who value fun and vibrancy and the social aspect of exercise. Now let's target a slightly older demographic. In teenagers to 20 somethings, we want to create a more exciting, realistic image that highlights working hard and feeling good. In contrast for young families, a prompt might be depict a home scene where a busy parent transitions from work to a quick yoga session focusing on feelings of balance and calm in a realistic style. This resonates with their need for balance and stress relief for older demographics we might use show a tranquil garden scene with a mature person practicing chi. And feelings of serenity and well being are shining through in a warm realistic style. This aligns with their preference for low impact exercise and a more peaceful setting or scenario. By using the SES framework effectively, you can tailor your AI generated visuals to various demographics. And you're ensuring that your images are engaging, memorable, and relevant to your audience. Now it's your turn. Imagine you're in charge of fit revolution and need to make an AI image that targets different demographics. 8. NFL Case Study: When creating imagery, your aim is always to make it as relevant as possible to your target audience. Think about the age, interests, the location, the demographic you're looking to hit that will inform the look, style, and tone of what you might create. We've been approached by big companies to create imagery for their branding, websites or social media, and we use this exact same process to create imagery for them. We were asked to create an image series for the NFL Super Bowl this year. So what do we do? Firstly, we asked them who they wanted to reach with this imagery, What kind of NFL fans. They came back and they said, Philadelphia fans, fantastic. So we settled on a specific concept and we went to work, let's jump in. So we settled on highlighting Eagles player Jordan Mila. He was the player we really wanted to focus on. The idea we came up with was as a marauder being dropped into the Arizona desert. That's where the NFL Super Bowl was being played this year, and he's being dropped into the desert on a mission. We wanted the overall feelings, vibes to be exciting, almost like a predator type movie. We used quite a detailed prompt for this one because we had quite a specific image in mind. And you can find that complete prompt in your resource list. These images were shared by the NFL across their digital social channels and did really, really well. And you can make images just like them because this was a campaign for social media. We wanted to make sure that the image itself was optimized for the social media platforms. And what I mean by that is by making sure that the aspect ratio, the actual size of the image, is correct. Most people consume social media content on their phones these days. And the best aspect ratio for viewing the average post on an Instagram, on a Facebook is usually four by five. With mid journey, you can change the aspect ratio by typing in R and then the image size that you'd like. For this one, it's four by five. This is how images in those dimensions will look. I won't dive too much into the aspect ratios, but we have included some examples in your resource list. You can also change the size of a generated image within mid journey using some different functions. Say, I've created this image of a close up face, but I'd like it to be zoomed out to reveal more of the scene. This zoom out button allows you to do just that. This is great to show more of the location without changing the image. It's simply extending out the borders. You can zoom out times two. Zoom out by 1.5 or there's the custom zoom option as well. If your initial image was in horizontal orientation, say an aspect ratio of 16 by nine, you can also hit this button to make it square and more optimized for social media. These final arrow buttons are in a similar vein, and allow you to pan in any direction that you want almost to get a panoramic view. 9. Cameras, Lenses & Lighting: And if you're a photographer or have experience filming, no knowledge is wasted. You can even use mid journey to control the type of camera that's used for the shot or even the type of lighting. Let's jump in and have a look. Remember, you're not bound by the same limitations anymore if you've always wanted to use a certain expensive camera or **** to take an image. Well, now in a way you can, let's have some fun and see how you can include the use of different lenses, cameras or lighting to affect the image. I'm going to start by typing in forward slash. Imagine a portrait of a man photography using a 70 millimeter ****. Okay, now let's try a portrait of a man using a fish eye ****. This also applies for macro photography, or black and white, right through to the selfie style imagery. You can really do it all. You can really be as specific and creative as you like with these different combinations of cameras and lenses. And it's similar when it comes to lighting. You can include silhouette, volumetric, back lit, long exposure. Any of your favorite photography styles can really shine through here. Let's look at another realistic example. And this was for a client in Mexico. It was a news outlet. And they wanted to prepare for the event that filmmaker and director Guillermo Del Toro won and Oscar again, this was for social media. We included the aspect ratio, A R, four by five. Now you can see that this image is very dark and cinematic, which really fits what we were wanting a vampire king. But what if we wanted to create something realistic like an editorial style photograph? Let's head back to our settings and change to the raw mode. This mode is best if you want really realistic faces and portraits that displays them warts and all. They look really clear, really realistic. These raw images are usually less glossy and without that cinematic treatment that mid journey is known for, Let's take a look at a few examples, then create some new pictures. Now it's your turn to create some images, and let's have some fun with it. 10. Transforming Your Own Photos: Yeah, Leonardo Dicaprio is great, but what if I want to create an image of myself or a family member riding on a bicycle? Well, what you can do is upload an image of yourself in mid journey and have AI run its magic. Let's jump in and have a look to add in your own picture. Make sure it's as high quality as possible of the person that you're wanting to highlight. Click Add to the bottom bar and drop in the image. Hit Enter. Once it's dropped in, it may take a minute, but you'll be able to click and hit Copy Media Link. The link you've just copied will come up as a URL and that is now the reference to that image. Alternatively, if you're on a computer and can't see that Copy Media Link button, you can instead click the image, then tap open in browser and copy this URL link at the top. This will work the same way. Now to add that into your designs, type in forward slash imagine and then paste that link into your prompt. So it's the first thing within the prompt. Then you can type out the prompt as normal, and it will use that image that you've provided as a reference to build upon. Here's some examples forward. Paste this man as a Pixar three D animation. Of course, you can build on these as much as you like. Now, likeness can be a difficult thing to get down sometimes. And we will be going through an advanced face swapping technique later on in the course just to get that accuracy of your images as close as possible to the likeness of yourself or real people. But for this next task, take a photo of yourself or use the stock image of a person provided, and build on that image using some simple props. 11. A.I. Beer Case Study: We had an idea to combine a few passions, artificial intelligence and beer. What's billed as the first AI generated beer in the world, has been created at a Newcastle brewery. Neural network has all the components of regular beer, except it's not made by humans. So we used AI tools like Chat GBT to create the ingredients, list the brewing process, the name, and we use Mid Journey to create the can design. The only human element is the brewers. For this concept, we partnered with an Australian brewery called Modus. Now Modus are famous for capturing themes of sun and surfing, coastal, laid back kind of vibes in their beers. We wanted the can design to reflect the themes that modes are famous for, while also tying it into the AI vibes like robots in the future. So we combine these in a prompt that was fun, vibrant, and engaging and went down a more illustrative route. We were really happy with how it turned out the can design is actually up for an award as well, for best beer can design. And it doesn't hurt that the beer actually tastes surprisingly great too. But while the creator might be artificial the brew, it's the real deal to create standout illustrations, cartoons or anime of images. The NIJ model in mid journey is really effective. This provides a different style of imagery to the default ascetic that mid journey usually applies to change to the NIJ model, head back to your set forward settings and hit NI JI with the apple symbol. Now let's create some anime and cartoon imagery. Now it's your turn. 12. Vary-Region (In-painting): The next feature we're going to look at is called Very Region, also known as in painting. Now before doing this, make sure remix mode is enabled in your settings. Now this is a game changer when it comes to editing and tweaking your AI imagery because it allows you to change specific areas of an image. Let's pick an example using this image of Tom Cruise on the red carpet. It's a nice picture, but there's a big old sun flare that we'd like to remove. We can do that by hitting very region. Now an editor window will appear where you can choose to highlight the areas of the image that you'd like to change. There's a box selector on the left that will select a whole chunk of the image, or a lasso tool on the right that's for selecting those more complicated areas like a person's hair. We want to remove this big old sun flare from Tom Cruise's jacket. Selecting the lasso tool we drag and make sure it's completely covered. Now the bottom text bar is where we choose what we'd like to replace into this area. If you just want to blend a smudge or a blemish out of the image, leave the text box blank and mid journey will smooth it out of that region. Let's try again and replace the jacket out entirely. We can do this by using the box select and highlighting that region. Let's type in white tuxedo and you can start to see how powerful this tool is. The opportunities are really endless and it does a great job with making realistic changes that seamlessly fit into the environment. Let's give Tom Cruise blond hair, nice 1.1 step further to push this tool to its limits. Let's fill out the rest of the image with animals. 13. Advanced Tips: Creating A Server: I'm going to share two advanced tips that are really helpful, particularly as you get more confident and more comfortable with using mid journey. The first is creating your own server. Now the reason you do this is because you get a bit sick of sharing the same channel with all these random people. And you just like to create your own organized channels. To do this, go to the far left side bar and hit the plus symbol. Then add a server, create my own for me and my friends. Then you can name it anything you want. Great, is it this is your new server. Now we want to invite mid journey into that server so we can use it just like we have been. You can do this by clicking on your new server name, then selecting app directory. Next, search for mid journey in the search box and select it from the list below. Click Add to Server. Now you can use this channel just like you would clicking forward, Imagine. And using it like normal, you can set up different channels for different styles of art. And the best bid is that because it's a private server, that it's just yours. You don't have to scroll endlessly to find your images. They're only going to be your images. 14. Advanced Tips: Face-Swapping Technique: I love this next tip and it's the advanced face swapping technique. Now this can really help you to get an accurate likeness of someone down. First you need to install a plug in called Insight Face Swap. You can do that by following the link in your resource list at the end of this module. We've dropped it in there. Once you've installed it, you're good to go to use this plug in. You first need to supply a reference image of yourself, of your face, or the face that you'd like featured in your images. To do that type forward, save ID in the discord chat and then drop in your image. As an example, I'm going to use an image of this man. After dropping in your image, you'll need to give your character ID a name. This will be used to identify your character in future commands for this guy. Let's call him Mike. Next, we want to swap Mike's face onto the face of another character. This is done by typing in forward swap ID. Then we type in Mike because this is the character that we want to reference. Then drop in the image that we want to transform and hit Enter. Now you'll see that Mike's face has been replaced onto the face of a new character. Let's do another one. Now. You can do this with all different styles of characters, from the abstract to the really realistic. This is an extremely powerful tool and helps you to get the most out of the A I images that you're creating. You can save many different characters by using forward slash save ID and creating a reference to James or Jessica. And then using insight, face swap to swap their ness onto a new character. 15. Blend Tool: Then we've got the Blend tool. This tool combines two or more images into one single image and can be a whole lot of fun. This can be used by people like artists to combine two works to create something entirely new and different. The blend tool allows you to take two or more images and create something entirely new. Let's see how this one works. I'm going to type in forward blend and choose two images that are on my computer. One is of the Mona Lisa and the other is of starry night. Hitting Enter, Let's see what it creates. Bingo. You see we've got four different options. This can be really useful if you're an artist or a photographer wanting to blend some of your own images and everything that is created is based off your own work. It's a really interesting new way to use mid journey. Keep in mind that the more images that you blend, the more wacky and weird the final output is likely to become. This is because Mid Journey will combine different aspects from each image to create an entirely new piece of art. Now let's see what happens when we blend four images together and see how different the final output is. Here are the four images that I've chosen and I'm going to blend these ones altogether. You also have the option to choose the aspect ratio and dimension size. So you can go for portrait square, or landscape. I'm going to select square for this example, but you could also change it. Now it's your turn to use the blend function to combine a few images that we've provided in the resource list. 16. Describe Tool: And finally, we have the described tool. Now this is a really under rated and useful tool because it allows you to reference and build on an existing image. Say you like the look of a photograph and you want to create something in a similar style. Let's have a look at how it works. Describe Tool is a really under utilized function within mid journey and I'm going to explain why it's really one of the most important and powerful functions within the platform. Here's why. If you ever see any kind of imagery on Instagram, on line, anywhere really, and want to mimic the style, you can do that by using the describe function. For example, say I love this image of a tiny bird sitting on someone's hand. And I want to know what prompt I could use to create a similar image. To do that, you type in forward slash describe, and then choose the image that you'd like to reference and hit Enter. Then that image will be offered up in a prompt. As always, there will be four different options. Once you've selected one, you can choose to input that again into mid journey. Now the best bit is instead of just accepting this option, I can actually add to the text prompt to make it more specific, more to something that I'd like to see. For example, I want there to be a winter snowy atmosphere to this entire setting. Let's add a simple winter wonderland location to the text prompt and see how we go beautiful. Now you can have a try using the described tool using the imagery provided. 17. Conclusion and Final Tips: Okay, that's a rat. Thank you for joining me on this journey. You now have all the tools you need to make an impact using A I. And I can't wait to see what you'll create. My final tips are stay curious, experiment, and play around with AI tools as much as possible. New tools will continue to come out, but if you stay interested in this space, you will get ahead and the most important thing is have fun. I mean, these tools are just fantastic to play around with, so keep it up and I really look forward to seeing what you create with AI. 18. Bonus Content: Sky Documentary A.I. Investigated: Which brings us to this image. A beautiful sunrise shot, but it's a fake. I was playing around with an A I image generator one day called Mid Journey. I realized that the quality of output you could get from those was as good as what I could take with the camera. Early in 2023, AI presented photographer Jamie Van *** with a picture perfect opportunity. And I thought, okay, people need to realize how powerful the potential of this stuff is. What's the best way to do that, to bring this to light? And I thought, let's shock people. His A I creation was then entered into a photography contest. This photo one. And it was the first photo AI image to win a photography contest. And then the criticism, the backlash started rolling in the hate. The hate because people were scared and understandably, I mean, someone sitting at home miles away from a beach can just put in, you know, beach shot award winner in a minute, 2 minutes and create something that is as good as a real image. It is scary to think about A, I created it by taking an infinite number of pixels from an infinite number of photos that were found on line. Jamie called the image the most stolen photograph. This is actually a dangerous point in society where we don't know what is real and what is fake. 100% I mean, I came clean straight away. I gave the cash prize back. I said, look guys, this was an AI image and I did it more. So The experiment was more so to show people what we are capable of now, so people can start to wrestle with these big ideas. The huge ideas, you know, of trust. Can we believe what we're seeing people say, Am I afraid of AI? I say I'm not afraid of AI. I'm afraid of HS. And they said, you know what's HS? Hs is human stupidity. It's the dumb things people will do with powerful tools. We do need rules, We do need regulations. We do need a framework around these kind of technologies. Now is the time to be doing that because I don't actually think we're at a dangerous point yet. Thank you very much. These are uncertain times in the world of AI. A technology that we've long taken for granted is now evolving at breakneck speed and it's only going to accelerate, Leaving most to agree, we must step carefully. It's all real. Thank you. Even technologists are saying you've got to have a circuit breaker with automated decision making if it's not working in the way that it's supposed to, to be able to intervene in the software and stop that and reset it. A kill switch. The need to kill switch effectively. So yeah, that type of things being being thought through. If all of this seems too much, perhaps the solution is simply to turn the machines off. Often I get people asking me, oh, but it must have an off switch. No, it doesn't. Okay. If you know AI in itself is self. It's distributed everywhere, and our economies are dependent on it already. The challenge that's facing humanity in the age of the rise of artificial intelligence is not the machines. The challenge that's facing humanity is humans and how they are instructing AI to service the age of humanity. Being the superior intelligence of the planet is over, I believe that robots should have rights just like humans. With the new AI technology and our skills already. What's going to come? We don't know. I am not Morgan Freeman. People need to realize how powerful the potential of this stuff is and what you see is not real. Are you saying the next interview there'll be a robot sitting there. I have your daughter. You better have all the cash. Both you and your daughter are dead. Why make something human when you can make something super human, are you capable of causing people harm? It's all the real thing. 19. Bonus Content: GoggleBox Midjourney Experiment: Tuesday on the ABC, we watched a doco about artificial intelligence, A I versus human, the creativity experiment. Oh okay, this is going to be interesting. Ai is everywhere, and it knows more than we can possibly imagine. Ai is completely revolutionizing the world. I love Google 'cause it finds my car if I get stuck at a shopping center. But will it really be better than us at everything? Yeah, yes, 100% N. Well, we've got robot vacuum cleaners. Yeah, true. In fact, AI is evolving so rapidly that it has been predicted to overtake human intelligence in less than a decade. Arguably, it's already there. That is so true. Well some people for sure. What about the art? Yeah. What about art? Nothing can beat the human hand. There's no feeling, there's no love. It's a bit like having sex with a condom. It's not quite the same. Oh my God. I've set up a special exhibition to see if the public can spot the difference between images created by AI and humans. We, Ai is doing the art. This is a cool concept, you'd be good at this. I set up two competitions, one for photography and one for painting. Behold Frida. What the hell is that? Frida is a painting system. Oh what? Oh my god. It's painting y brushstrokes. It outputs those brush strokes using a robotic arm. Wow, this is very interesting. All that robot is missing is a face. Have they got? Yes, no. How do they know what they're going to pay? They've literally turned art into an algorithm. Yeah, humans are gone. Say that at art school. It's then onto the photography challenge with Jamie and Doug, of course, his name Doug. Their task is to capture or create an extraordinary image of a fruit bat. I can shoot 10,000 photos for one that I like, Oh my god, 10,000 photos on a fricking fruit bat. How exciting is your life? But if so much goes into capturing the perfect moment, I wonder how Jamie thinks he can achieve that without even leaving the car. This'll be interesting. Wait, how does A I take photos? Did you make it on your phone? Yeah, that's awesome. He made it on his phone, but he drove to the place of the batter. Holy ****, what a waste of time. It took me maybe 5 minutes for hits and with the other guy, he's got to take 50 million photos. That's not, that's cheating. Although I took a photo once and the photographer made me look skinnier, can Frida's portrait and Jamie's AI generated photo fool the public? Let's open the doors and find out the big reveal. Let's go ring in the humans. Let's see if we can guess. First up, what have the public made of our paintings? What's that? He's missing an eye. The computer would never have missed an eye. Looks like a three year old Dunn. So the one I bet it is the small colorful one that is absolutely AI city. No, I'm saying black and white ones. I, I don't know eyes. You gotta fix the robot. If that's AI, only 43% of people correctly identify AI artwork I, I, n does out of a gig, all of a sudden, isn't he? Let's take a look at those flying fox images now. Which one do you think? Definitely. The one on the right is I left is fake. Right? His face really? I think the right one's the real one. I reckon the water one's fake because the slashes are just too perfect. 61% of people thought that the human artwork was made by A I. Wow. Which is trumomment of truth. Who did what come on? No way. I told you bro, we're done. Us humans. How? Very interesting. What do you think about all that super smart show. Holy ****, Yeah, technology. Right? So far behind you. Still have a flip phone.