15 incredible prompt styles to try in Midjourney V4 (100+ examples)

10 Amazing Prompts to try in Midjourney V4

Midjourney V4 took 9 months to train and has finally been released. After trying it for only 30 minutes, I was blown away by the quality it delivers across a huge spectrum of styles and themes.

What does V4 do better? Pretty much everything. And I’m not just comparing it to previous versions. I’m comparing it to all AI image generators.

Below I’ve selected the styles that impressed me the most, and included exact prompts for each one so you can try them out.

1. Logo Design

For the first time, AI can produce cohesive and effective logo designs for your business.

Try adding these phrases to your prompts:

  • Names of graphic designers: Paul Rand / Saul Bass / Massimo Vignelli
  • Simple / flat / vector
  • Kitschy / elegant / minimal
flat vector logo of deer head, minimal graphic, by Sagi Haviv --no realistic photo detail shading
flat vector logo of square, blue purple orange gradient, simple minimal, by Ivan Chermayeff
simple minimal logo of chicken, style of Yoji Shinkawa  --no letters font
logo of taiwanese brand cup of tea, minimal, style of japanese book cover
emblem of a kaiju, simple, japanese
houseplant emblem, kitschy vintage retro simple --no shading detail ornamentation realistic color

» Here’s our full guide on Midjourney logo design prompts.

2. Web Design & App Design

Is AI coming for User Interface designers next? With V4, it certainly looks like it. While V3 didn’t have a clear idea of what interfaces look like, V4 definitely does.

The model tends towards making things “painterly” rather than vector-like. You can try adding the following to your prompts to make them cleaner:

  • Vector
  • User Interface
  • Adobe Illustrator / Figma
  • Dribbble / Behance
app that monitors your health, flat vector, Adobe Illustrator, dribbble, user interface
meditation app, flat vector, Figma, dribbble, user interface
cryptocurrency tracking app, adobe illustrator, behance
screenshot of a web app that tells you what is the best pizza, style of behance and dribbble
photography of an iphone with a modern user interface plant identification app on the screen inspired by Behance and Figma and dribbble
photo of macbook M1 with with a modern user interface of plant identification app on the screen inspired by Behance and Figma and dribbble

3. Pixel Art

I never found the older versions of Midjourney to be good at pixel art, but Midjourney V4 blows me away. I haven’t been able to achieve anything close by running Stable Diffusion on my own either. With some artist touchups, these would look incredible as game backgrounds.

You can achieve different styles of pixel art by adding these to your prompts:

  • 8 bit pixel art / 16 bit pixel art / 32 bit pixel art
    • yes, varying these up will change the style of the image. At 32 bit, we noticed it moves away from “pixel art” and towards a regular illustration.
  • Sega Dreamcast / SNES / Atari
  • Isometric
16 bit pixel art, island in the clouds, by studio ghibli, cinematic still, hdr
16 bit pixel art, outside of a coffeeshop on a rainy day, light coming from windows, cinematic still, hdr
16 bit pixel art, isometric, cozy tavern interior with cute characters, cinematic still, hdr
clean pixel art, moon base with rover, style of castlevania 1986
pixel art, misty mountains, style of cave story
chinese gate, style of owlboy pixel art

» Here’s our full guide to pixel art prompts in Midjourney.

Supercharge your creativity with our free Midjourney prompt guide

  • 50+ high-quality prompts
  • 250+ examples
  • 12 Categories including: Game Art, Illustration, Crafts, Film, Architecture and more

We’ve curated a collection of excellent prompts that produce consistent results. Get it for free now!

4. Isometric Art

The isometric art coming out of V4 is absolutely stunning, even when barely prompted. Try the following prompt additions:

  • isometric
  • low-poly
  • box cutout
  • made in blender
  • Materials: matte clay
cute isometric kitchen, made with Blender
cute isometric island, cottage in the woods, river with water falling off the edge, made with blender
cute isometric island, Winterfell from Game of Thrones, blender 3D
8 bit pixel art,inside of spaceship command center, style of game boy, visible outlines, isometric
8 bit pixel art, living room, style of SNES and PS1 and Game Boy, visible outlines, isometric
isometric clean art of exterior of condo designed by kengo kuma, blender

» Here are some more isometric game art prompts.

5. Character Design

This is a very broad topic. There are so many different types of character design, and so many different styles.

You could be looking for designs for:

  • A mascot for your brand
  • Character designs for your animation or video game
  • Character designs for your DnD campaign

You might also be looking for a number of different styles:

  • 2D / 3D
  • Rendering
  • Concept art with many variants
  • Character turnaround sheet to show the character at different angels
mascot for a vegetable drink brand, super cute, 2d
mascot for a dairy brand, clip art style, cute
wizened old female fortuneteller, head, close up character design, multiple concept designs, concept design sheet, white background, style of Yoshitaka Amano
space mercenary character design, concept design sheet, white background, style of yoji shinkawa

6. Photographs of People

V4 crosses the divide between “hey that could almost be a real photo” to “holy cow that’s not a real photo?”

We’ve noticed that the model excels at creating vintage style photographs. Here are some phrases to add to your prompts to tune them towards a realistic vintage style:

  • polaroid
  • vintage photography
  • film photography
  • fuji color film
blonde girl leaning on table and smiling at camera, detailed facial features, detailed eyes, polaroid, 1990
man sitting at breakfast table, detailed facial features, vintage photograph, fuji color film, 2000
woman playing solitaire at a desk, fuji color film, polaroid, 1999
man wearing baseball cap walking his dog, full body, vintage photograph, fujicolor film, 2010

Cue the beginning of naturalistic interaction between people in AI generated images.

Verbs like “arguing”, “fighting”, “hugging” yield interesting results. But the less dynamic the pose is the more realistic the person comes out. Still, I noticed a huge improvement in the side and back profiles of people, compared to V3.

It looks like crazy hands and fingers are here to stay though.

man and woman posing for a picture at Disneyworld, 2001, detailed face, detailed arms, full body portrait, photograph
two men, brothers, one man has hair, arguing outside a house on a patio, 1980, realistic arms, vintage photograph, flash photography
two siblings sitting on deck in late afternoon, early 2000s, flash photography, polaroid
two siblings sitting on deck in late afternoon, early 2000s, flash photography, polaroid

7. Movie Posters

V4 is great at recognizing references to pretty much…everything. In the example above, it looks like V3 model has some details of the visual atmosphere of the movie No Country for Old Men, but in V4 it looks like the model actually has information about the characters.

This is amazing! How much does the model know about how many different creative works out there?

Some things you can test right now:

  • Generate movie posters for books without existing movies
  • Generate movie posters for existing movies and see how well V4 does!
man and woman posing for a picture at Disneyworld, 2001, detailed face, detailed arms, full body portrait, photograph
two men, brothers, one man has hair, arguing outside a house on a patio, 1980, realistic arms, vintage photograph, flash photography
two siblings sitting on deck in late afternoon, early 2000s, flash photography, polaroid
two siblings sitting on deck in late afternoon, early 2000s, flash photography, polaroid
movie poster for the shawshank redemption prison, style of Saul Bass
movie poster for the Matrix, style of Saul Bass

8. T-shirt Design

You can easily create bold and striking T-shirt graphics that are perfect for print-on-demand services.

» More ways to make money with Midjourney.

tshirt vector, rocky balboa graphic, vivid colors, detailed
tshirt vector, attack on titan emblem, vivid colors, detailed
tshirt vector, 80s synthwave dog, vivid colors, detailed
tshirt vector, darth vader synthwave, vivid colors, detailed
tshirt vector, screen printed, Yoda graphic, synthwave, vivid colors, detailed
tshirt vector, kaiju emblem, bold vivid colors, detailed

9. Patterns

Not only does V4 create beautiful patterns that you can turn into backgrounds for any project (not to mention, wallpaper at home), there are a couple of tricks you can use to create consistent patterns:

  • Repeating – This enforces a repeating infinite pattern pretty much always
  • Radial repeating – makes a pattern repeat in a circle (like flower petals)
celtic knot pattern, simple, geometric
native american decorative patterns
native american decorative patterns
chinese pattern, repeating
This is the image above, laid out on a grid. “repeating” will create a perfect repeating pattern most of the time.

10. Papercraft

I can’t believe it’s not paper! Papercraft is a testament to how good Midjourney is at with materials and lighting now.

Hogwarts, castle on a hill, from Harry Potter, layered paper art, diorama, shadowbox, volumetric lighting
Harry potter on broomstick in sky, layered paper craft, paper art, diorama
Harry potter on broomstick in sky, layered paper craft, paper art, diorama
Harry potter on broomstick in sky, layered paper craft, paper art, diorama
Harry Potter and a White Stag,layered paper craft, diorama
dumbledore in his study, layered paper craft, diorama

11. Tattoo Design

You can design tattoos in a variety of styles. I’ve noticed that Midjourney will often place the tattoo on a human body. If you don’t want this add --no human to your prompts.

minimal tattoo design, symmetrical, line, dots, square, black, white background
minimal tattoo design, symmetrical, line, dots, square, black, white background
minimal tattoo design, symmetrical, line, dots, square, black, white background
minimalist lavender flower tattoo design, lines, minimal, black and white, white background
minimalist rose tattoo design, lines, minimal, black and white, white background
rose tattoo design, lines, minimal, black and white, white background

12. Anime & Studio Ghibli

It’s an open secret that anime is one of the most popular uses of AI image generation today. NovelAI is another very popular anime generator.

Midjourney’s has an anime mode called Niji Mode. It’s an entirely different model from the normal Midjourney model. Use the ‘--niji‘ command anywhere in your prompt to switch over to Niji Mode.

girl opening the window over a medieval village , sunlight streaming in, best quality, masterpiece, style of Studio Ghibli by Hayao Miyazaki --niji --ar 3:2
masterpiece, best quality, cat bus, sunlight streaming through the trees in a forest, style of Studio Ghibli by Hayao Miyazaki --niji --ar 3:2
masterpiece, best quality, sunlight streaming through the trees in a forest, style of Studio Ghibli by Hayao Miyazaki --niji --ar 3:2
1990s anime still, students learning how to pilot mechs, style of Studio Ghibli by Hayao Miyazaki --niji --ar 3:2
empty classroom, style of Makoto Shinkai The Garden of Words, aesthetically pleasing, muted color scheme --niji --ar 3:2

» Learn more about Midjourney anime: Niji Mode techniques to get you started

» Also here are 10 beautiful prompt styles to try with Niji Mode

13. Architecture

Rumor has it that employees of Zaha Hadid Architects (company of the late Zaha Hadid, Pritzker-Prize winning starchitect) are using Midjourney in their everyday work and prompting with “style of Zaha Hadid”.

AI will be transformative in the architecture and interior design industries in both the design and ideation phase and the presentation to clients.

organic house embedded into the hilly terrain designed by Kengo Kuma, architectural photography, style of archillect, futurism, modernist architecture
organic resort embed into a series of hills, designed by Ando Tadao, architectural photography, style of archillect, futurism, modernist architecture
organic house embedded into a grassy hill, designed by Kazuyo Sejima and Ryue Nishizawa, architectural photography, style of archillect, futurism, modernist architecture
Interior Design, a perspective of of a study, modernist, large windows with natural light, Light colors, plants, modern furniture, modern interior design
Interior Design, a perspective of of a living room and a kitchen with an island, large windows with natural light, Light colors, vegetation, modern furniture, skylight, modern minimalistic design
Interior Design, a perspective of of a study room with mahogany walls and a large desk of walnut wood, large windows with natural light, Light colors, plants, modern furniture, classical interior design

14. Fashion Design

Fashion is another industry that will be transformed with the incorporation of AI tools. Enhance the creativity of your fashion designs with:

  • Moodboards
  • Concept designs for clothes and shoes
  • Editorial photoshoots
fashion moodboard for bohemian fashion line, in the style of hip hop
fashion moodboard for spring, inspired by flowers
futuristic sneaker inspired by egyptian mythology, by nike
futuristic footwear, inspired by military special forces, by Nike
cinematic production still of a black editorial model posing with experimental fashion against perfect solid blue sky
high-fashion black model as a polaroids shot circa 2022, wearing Valentino FW 2023 haute couture, in the style of British Vogue shoots, ultra real, ultra details, photo real

15. Film

Making up mashup and funny films that don’t exist is a favorite pastime of AI subreddits.

Production Still from Wes Anderson film, darth Vader dropping off young luke sky Walker off at school, cinematography by Wes Anderson, symmetry --ar 3:2
Production Still from Star Wars: Shrek, starring bald shrek as yoda’s father, cinematography, directed by George Lucas, 1978 film style --ar 3:2
Production Still from Star Wars: A New Hope, cinematography, directed by jared Hess, 2000s film style --ar 3:2
production still from sergio Leone directed zombie film, weird west, gunslingers and cowboy wizards, cinematography, vintage scratched lenses, insanely detailed --ar 3:2
screengrab from Tyler the creator music video, pop art landscape, post modern, cinematography, directed by Hiro Murai --ar 3:2

With Midjourney V4, a new frontier has opened in the world of AI content generation.

There are way too many possibilities to include in a single article, so we chose the ones that have stood out to use, and the ones that we believe will have a huge impact on the way entire industries work.

What are you trying out with Midjourney V4?

Let us know in the comments below or the AiTuts Discord!

Supercharge your creativity with our free Midjourney prompt guide

  • 50+ high-quality prompts
  • 250+ examples
  • 12 Categories including: Game Art, Illustration, Crafts, Film, Architecture and more

We’ve curated a collection of excellent prompts that produce consistent results. Get it for free now!

FAQ

Does Midjourney have an App?

Midjourney currently does not have a web or mobile app for image generation. The website is purely used as a gallery (and it’s a great place to get inspiration).

There is a beta version of a web app that is available to people in the 100k club (if you create 100k images, you will unlock a private channel in the Midjourney Discord).

What is the Midjourney Discord link?

Here’s the official Discord link.

Is Midjourney Free?

Midjourney comes with 25 free trial generations, which you can use as soon you join the Discord.

After your trial is finished, you will have to pay to use the service. Midjourney comes with a $10/mo, a $30/month and a $60/mo plan. We recommend the $30/month plan because it comes with unlimited generations. Learn more with this Midjourney pricing summary.

What is Niji Mode?

Niji Mode (or Niji Journey) is the anime version of Midjourney.
You can use Niji Mode by adding

You can also use it by joining the Niji Journey Discord, which has a separate bot that exclusively does Niji Mode.

» Related: How to get Started with Niji Journey
» Related: 10 Great Anime Style Prompts to try in Niji Journey

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