The Complete Guide to Adding Midjourney to Your Discord Server

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Hey there! Are you looking to unlock the magical world of AI-generated art in your very own Discord server? Then you‘ll want to add the bot everybody‘s talking about – Midjourney.

With Midjourney‘s state-of-the-art capabilities, you can quickly create stunning visuals from text prompts right within your server‘s chat. As an avid Discord and tech enthusiast myself, I can‘t recommend Midjourney enough.

In this comprehensive guide, I‘ll be sharing all my insider tips and tricks for seamlessly setting up Midjourney in your server. We‘ll cover:

  • What Makes Midjourney Such a Powerful AI Art Tool
  • Inviting and Adding the Bot to Your Server
  • Mastering the Imagine Command for AI Art
  • Upgrading to Unlock Midjourney‘s Full Potential
  • Customizing Permissions for Creative Control
  • Troubleshooting Issues Like a Pro
  • Unleashing Your Imagination with Prompt Engineering
  • Advanced Midjourney Features to Level Up Your Art
  • Legal and Ethical Usage to Keep in Mind

So get ready to make an AI masterpiece – let‘s dive in!

Why Midjourney is Revolutionizing AI Art

Before we get our hands dirty with setup, I want to take a moment to geek out over what makes Midjourney such an incredible AI art innovation.

Midjourney uses a neural network architecture called a Generative Adversarial Network (GAN) to create images from text descriptions. This cutting-edge machine learning approach allows it to generate shockingly realistic and creative visuals.

Here‘s a high-level overview of how Midjourney works its magic:

  • The Generator creates an image from the text prompt
  • The Discriminator reviews the image and detects areas that don‘t seem authentic
  • The two networks play an adversarial "game" to improve the realism of the images

After extensive training on millions of images, Midjourney can now render extremely high quality art across a wide range of styles and subjects. Pretty mind-blowing!

Since first appearing in 2021, Midjourney has absolutely exploded in popularity. Just look at this growth:

  • April 2022 – 15,000 users
  • May 2022 – 100,000 users
  • June 2022 – 500,000 users
  • July 2022 – 1 million+ users

As you can see, people are catching on fast to the limitless potential of AI art tools like Midjourney. It‘s being used everywhere from book covers to concept art and everything in between.

Now let‘s get it set up in your server!

Step 1: Joining the Midjourney Server

To add Midjourney to your own Discord server, you first need to join the official Midjourney server at

This gives you access to Midjourney‘s bot that you can then send an invite to add to your server. Think of it like ordering takeout vs. dining in!

Join Midjourney Server

Once you‘ve joined, you should see the Midjourney bot under the members list:

Midjourney bot in member list

Take note of the bot‘s profile – you‘ll need to select it next to send the invite.

Now that you‘re in the door, let‘s get this AI art party started!

Step 2: Inviting Midjourney to Your Server

With the Midjourney server open, it‘s time to get the bot over to your own server.

Find Midjourney‘s profile in the member list, right click, and choose Invite to Server:

Invite Midjourney bot

Select the server you want to add it to from the dropdown menu, then click Continue.

You‘ll see a screen asking you to authorize access – click Authorize to let Midjourney join your server.

Once complete, you‘ll get a confirmation that the bot has been successfully added. Easy as that!

Step 3: Welcoming Midjourney to Your Server

Navigate over to your own Discord server where you want to use Midjourney.

In a text channel, type a quick message like "Hello" to activate the bot. Midjourney should respond with an intro message, signalling it‘s ready to go.

If you don‘t see a response, here are some things to try:

  • Double check your server permissions allow bots and give them sending/reading messages access
  • Re-invite Midjourney following Step 2 again
  • Consult Discord‘s troubleshooting guide for adding bots
  • Ask in the #support channel in the Midjourney server

With the bot now awake in your server, you‘re ready to start generating amazing AI art!

Step 4: Using the /imagine Command

This is where the magic happens – making AI art with Midjourney couldn‘t be easier.

Simply use the /imagine command followed by a text description of what you want it to create.

For example, let‘s try generating a cute baby sloth:

/imagine A happy baby sloth wearing a blue propeller hat and aviator goggles, digital art

After about 30 seconds, Midjourney will render the image right in your channel:

Midjourney sloth example

How adorable is that?? Now you try – get creative with your prompt:

/imagine <your prompt here> 

Here are some other fun ideas to spark your imagination:

  • A majestic lion wearing a crown grilling steaks
  • An astronaut riding a galloping horse on Mars
  • A cheerful sandwich with a top hat and cane dancing

The results will surprise and delight you! Let‘s take a look at some pro tips for crafting the perfect prompts next.

Crafting Creative Prompts for Better Results

The prompts you use have a big impact on the quality of Midjourney‘s results. Here are some of my top techniques for engineering better prompts:

Use vivid descriptive words – Words like "intricate", "lush", "serene" will lead to more detailed generations.

Specify a visual style – You can tailor the look by adding styles like "retro", "cubist", "vector art", etc.

Include emotional tones – Inject some personality with words like "cheerful", "serene", "epic" etc.

Combine unusual concepts – Try blending randomly connected ideas for original mashups. Like an "astronaut sloth"!

Use comparisons – Similes like "a phone with wings like a butterfly" help Midjourney pick up on the connections you want.

Pull inspiration from art styles – Reminding Midjourney of specific artists, genres, or movements will influence its rendering.

Iterate on generations – Take an initial image and upscale, vary, or hybrid it for higher quality results.

With a bit of practice, you‘ll be an expert at prompt engineering in no time! Next let‘s look at upgrading your Midjourney access for maximum creative potential.

Upgrading for Better Midjourney Access

By default, you can make 25 queries with /imagine on the free plan before needing to upgrade.

There are two paid tiers to lift limitations:

  • $10 per month – 200 queries
  • $30 per month – Unlimited queries

Upgrading is a no brainer for heavy Midjourney users. Just imagine unlocking unlimited AI art generations!

Some key upgrades include:

  • More image uploads to shape Midjourney‘s style
  • Higher resolution 512×512 images
  • Faster rendering times
  • Tools like /imagine, /variation, /upscale

The $30 pro plan is your best bet if you plan to use Midjourney regularly. Well worth it in my opinion for unlimited access!

Now let‘s look at tailoring Midjourney‘s permissions and access in your server.

Customizing Midjourney‘s Permissions

Since anyone in your server can use commands by default, you may want to customize where and how Midjourney is enabled.

The main way to control access is through channel permissions overrides for roles.

For example, you can:

  • Disable Midjourney for #general with @everyone override
  • Allow it only in #midjourney-art via role overrides
  • Limit higher tier tools to certain roles
  • Slow mode to prevent spam

This keeps things organized and prevents the bot from being abused or overused.

Here are a few example permission set ups for inspiration:

Limited access

- Enable for @ArtistRole only

- Disable for @everyone

Creative channels

- Enable for @everyone

- Enable for @MusicianRole only  

Tiered tools

/imagine 25 max
- Allow for @everyone

/imagine 200 max 
- Allow for @ProRole only 

/imagine Unlimited  
- Allow for @EliteRole only

Get creative with permissions to build the ideal Midjourney workflow for your server!

Troubleshooting Midjourney Issues

In case you run into any hiccups with Midjourney along the way, here are some handy troubleshooting tips:

Bot not responding – Try reinviting it, double check permissions, ask in #support channel

Images not generating – Review error messages, check usage limits, verify prompt formatting

Low quality images – Retry the prompt, check membership tier, adjust prompt wording

Permissions not working – Confirm override settings, roles assigned properly, bot has required scopes

Stylistic issues – Add more descriptive details, provide image uploads for guidance, adjust wording

Need more help? – Consult #support channel, @ staff users, email [email protected] for assistance

With a bit of tinkering, you should be able to get Midjourney humming along smoothly again. Let‘s look at taking your art to the next level next!

Unleashing Your Creativity with Midjourney!

Once you‘ve spent some time prompting Midjourney and gotten a feel for what works well, an entire world of creative possibilities opens up!

Here are just some of the fun things you can try with Midjourney to take it up a notch:

  • Mashups – Combine random concepts like "sloth astronaut" for surprising results

  • Series – Create variations on a theme like "bears auditioning for talent shows"

  • Iterative – Use /imagine, /variation, /upscale to incrementally improve an image

  • Embeddings – Insert an element like a product for Midjourney to build a scene around

  • Collaborations – Have multiple people continue prompt chains in new directions

  • Videos – Generate trippy AI animations with the /video command

  • Photo edits – Insert yourself or others into Midjourney scenes

The more you play around, the more your prompts will evolve. Don‘t be afraid to get weird with it – you might create something totally new!

Up next we‘ll look at some of Midjourney‘s more advanced features to take it to the next level.

Leveling Up with Midjourney‘s Advanced Features

Once you‘ve gotten the basics down, it‘s time to dive into some of Midjourney‘s more powerful advanced capabilities:

Image Upscaling – Extend an image to 1024×1024 for stunning high resolution

Hypernetworks – Blend concepts for mashups like "galaxy cat"

Embedding images – Insert an existing image for Midjourney to build off of

Stylizing images – Apply art styles like van Gogh to existing photos

Creating videos – Generate AI animations with the /video command

Text-to-image – Create images from a text story description

3D scene rendering – Generate an entire 3D scene from description

Photobashing – Edit an existing image by adding or removing elements

Hybrid images – Seamlessly blend elements from multiple prompts

The more you explore these advanced features, the more you‘ll be able to create incredibly diverse, intricate artwork.

Check out Midjourney‘s documentation to learn more about these powerful capabilities. The possibilities are truly endless!

However, when using such a powerful tool, there are also important ethical considerations…

Using Midjourney Ethically and Legally

While Midjourney offers amazing creative potential, it does also pose some risks around ethics and copyright. Here are a few important things to keep in mind:

  • Avoid generating harmful, dangerous, or hateful content

  • Use original prompts and avoid copying others‘ work

  • Do not impersonate or defame real people via generated images

  • Properly credit Midjourney and follow terms of use if sharing publicly

  • Commercial use may require obtaining additional licenses

  • Stick to prompts that are legal in your region

It‘s ultimately up to each user to employ Midjourney responsibly. Please be thoughtful in how you utilize this technology.

If unsure, default to creating positive, original art that makes the world a bit more beautiful!

Now that we‘ve covered both the creative possibilities and ethical considerations around Midjourney, let‘s wrap things up.

Bringing AI Art to Life in Your Server

I hope this guide has shown you how easy yet powerful it is to unlock AI art in your own Discord server with Midjourney.

Here‘s a quick recap of all we‘ve covered:

  • Joining the Midjourney server to access the bot

  • Inviting Midjourney bot and adding to your server

  • Using /imagine to generate countless AI artworks

  • Upgrading for more access and better quality

  • Customizing permissions and channels

  • Troubleshooting any issues that pop up

  • Experimenting with creative prompts for unique results

  • Utilizing advanced features to level up

  • And above all, using Midjourney responsibly as an ethical AI artist

With your imagination, expertise, and Midjourney‘s AI capabilities combined, you‘ll be making masterpieces and filling your server with awe-inspiring art in no time.

Now – go grab a fresh cup of coffee, flex those creative muscles, and enjoy your newfound AI art superpowers my friend! Need any help along the way, swing by the #support channel.

Happy prompting!


Written by Alexis Kestler

A female web designer and programmer - Now is a 36-year IT professional with over 15 years of experience living in NorCal. I enjoy keeping my feet wet in the world of technology through reading, working, and researching topics that pique my interest.