So how could you take your Midjourney AI art to the next level? One way could be creating a personal avatar that you can reuse in many different styles and settings. But can this be done?
Yes it can, and that is what we are going to look at in this article, step by step.
Read more to find out, or watch the YouTube video.
*NEW UPDATED VERSION*
I have crated a new updated version of this that works with Midjourney V4:
How to create your avatar in Midjourney?
So how does this work?
When you rate an image in the Midjourney AI art generator, what you are doing is basically confirming the prompt for that image you rated gave you the result you wanted.
When repeating this on the same prompt, the algorithm will get more and more confident that that prompt should produce this kind of result.
In our case this is our avatar, and that is what we are taking advantage of when creating our avatar and placing it into different scenes.
When the algorithm recognizes our prompt, we can use this to place our avatar in many different settings and with all kinds of styles. This is a good example of a great Generative AI use case.
Creating your Midjourney avatar: Step by Step
Step 1 – Creating our avatar:
The first step is to create the avatar you want, so in this example my prompt will be:
Girl in her 20`s, beautiful, long blond hair, freckles, tan skin
This was our chosen avatar from the prompt.
Now we upscale our chosen image to prepare for training the AI to recognize this avatar.
Step 2 – Rating our avatar:
The next step is to rate our chosen avatar image, so when you have upscaled your image.
Click on the emoji with the heart eyes as seen below:
This will send a signal to the AI algorithm that this prompt is delivering the image you wanted. This function is also why we can create our own avatar.
Step 3 – Giving our avatar a name:
The next step is to give our avatar a unique name so that the AI will associate our avatar with this name. To do this you will send an envelope emoji to the bot from our chosen image.
And the Midjourney bot will reply with the image below:
Here we will get our seed number, this is very important to keep training the AI to increase confidence.
Now that we have the seed number, let’s give our avatar a name:
Naella Wolf is a girl with long blonde hair, –iw 2 –s 1200 –sameseed 30660
This is the prompt I used to name my avatar:
- Naella Wolf is a girl with long blonde hair is the unique name I gave this avatar.
- –iw 2 is the image weight
- –s 1200 is to keep the variance in the images low
- –sameseed 30660 is to create more similar version of our source seed
Step 4 – Rins and repeat:
Now we just keep producing similar images, upscale and rate the ones we like the most. Each time you find an image you like, request the seed number and replace it from our original avatar prompt.
After repeating this 4-5 times, the AI should be confident enough to always create our avatar when our unique name is in the prompt.
Step 5 – Placing our Midjourney avatar:
Now over to the fun part. We can now start placing our avatar in different scenes and style by using our unique name Naella Wolf is a girl with long blonde hair.
Below is a few examples of this:
Naella Wolf is a girl with long blonde hair, –testp
Naella Wolf is a girl with long blonde hair as Wonderwoman, –testp
Naella Wolf is a girl with long blonde hair as Lara Croft, –testp
Naella Wolf is a girl with long blonde hair, wearing glasses, reading a book –testp
So as we can see it is at least for now possible to create your own avatar in Midjourney. This is very interesting because I think this gives some more options in use cases when it comes to creating a story, comic or a short video.
When you can use the same character in many different scenes, it feels and looks much more realistic when exploring the next level of AI art.
So I hope you found this interesting, but also inspiring to explore this more.