Ready to create authentic works of art? And when we tell the truth, we really mean it. If you’re unfamiliar with Midjourney, it’s a DALL-E type AI; able to create anything you write. So if you want it to draw a puppy climbing up a cookie ladder, while ducklings rain down from the sky, the artificial intelligence will get to work.
Well, you’ll be happy to hear that you too can try this AI. Until recently, Midjourney had remained a closed beta. Today it finally entered the public beta stage, so you can you can now generate your own illustrations.
This was confirmed by AI developer David Holz. In an email sent to its members, it said the service would open its doors to all users.
We also know that those who sign up to participate in the beta will receive 25 completely free images. In case you want to generate more, you will need to subscribe to Midjourney for 10 dollars per month and receive a package of 200 images. If you increase your budget to $30 per month, you will be able to produce an unlimited amount of images using this AI.
How can I test Midjourney?
You are probably already wondering. If you want to be part of the beta, and test the capabilities of this AI with your imagination, the steps are quite simple. Of course, you will need to install Discord on your computer, as this is currently the only way to access Midjourney.
Once you have downloaded Discord, you will need to join the server. To do this, go to this link with your session connected to the messaging platform. Once this step has been completed, the window that will allow you to enter Midjourney will open automatically.
Already on the server? Well then. The next step is to browse your channels. Scroll down the page until you reach the Newcomers Rooms section. You’ll recognize it because all the channels have a name like “newbies-XX” enter any of them.
Now it’s time to produce art. Type the command “imagine”, and after giving a space or Enter, type what you want to recreate. Note that Midjourney only works in English. In this text box, you can request scenes with specific characters and characteristics, cinematic lighting, and art styles of all kinds. Give free rein to your imagination, and once you have typed everything, press the Enter key to validate.
In principle, Midjourney will generate a collage of four different images. While it’s being created, you’ll see a percentage next to your username. You will be able to follow the evolution of your work. When it reaches 100%, you can choose to scale any of the AI creations to a higher resolution.
Our fantastic AI results
Of course, I had to test the power of this AI first hand to be able to talk about it. So far, is one of the AIs that surprised me the most. It offers high quality results, in great resolutions and the capabilities are almost limitless.
However, remember that results may vary. You’re not always going to get works worthy of the Guggenheim. Likewise, on other occasions, you will doubt that they were generated by an artificial intelligence. The truth, it seems that we are facing a real democratization of art a realm that had hitherto been limited to the imagination and individual human abilities.