Ep 78: Midjourney – A beginners guide to creating AI images Pt. 2

August 11, 2023


Today we dive into the intriguing world of AI art and its potential to revolutionize the way businesses visualize their ideas and explore practical use cases. In this article, we will delve deeper into the subject matter discussed in the episode and explore how AI-generated images can unlock new possibilities for business owners and decision makers.

Unlocking Creative Potential:

Traditionally, businesses have relied on graphic designers, artists, and illustrators to create visual representations of their ideas and concepts. While these professionals possess immense talent, harnessing the power of AI art can exponentially enhance creativity and productivity. AI-generated images are not merely computer-generated graphics; they are the result of complex algorithms that can understand patterns, textures, and even mimic artistic styles. By utilizing AI art tools like Midjourney, business owners can quickly transform their ideas into visually stunning representations without depending solely on graphic designers or artists. This newfound creative freedom allows businesses to experiment, iterate, and visualize concepts more efficiently than ever before.

Practical Use Cases:

The podcast episode emphasizes the importance of bridging the gap between AI and everyday business purposes. Once businesses embrace this transformative technology, they can leverage AI-generated images in numerous ways across various industries:

1. Marketing and Advertising: AI art allows businesses to create captivating visuals for advertisements, promotional materials, and social media campaigns. By generating eye-catching images, companies can effectively engage with their target audience, boost brand awareness, and drive conversions.

2. Product Design: From ideation to prototyping, AI-generated images can help businesses visualize product designs and streamline the development process. By creating realistic virtual prototypes, organizations can assess market viability, refine designs, and minimize production costs.

3. Interior Design and Architecture: Architectural firms and interior designers can benefit greatly from AI art tools. Generating realistic 3D renderings of proposed designs enables clients to envision the final result accurately. This immersive experience helps businesses make informed decisions, minimize rework, and provide clients with unparalleled insights.

4. Fashion and E-commerce: In the realm of fashion and e-commerce, visuals play a crucial role in capturing consumers' attention. With AI-generated images, businesses can create photorealistic clothing, accessories, and lifestyle imagery. These visuals allow shoppers to envision themselves wearing the products, thereby enhancing the customer experience and driving sales.


In the dynamic landscape of business, staying ahead necessitates embracing cutting-edge technologies. The podcast episode on AI art sheds light on the immense potential of AI-generated images to transform everyday business operations. By utilizing tools like Midjourney, businesses can explore unlimited creative possibilities and enrich their marketing, product design, interior design, and fashion ventures. As AI continues to advance, adopting AI art as an essential business tool can pave the way for innovation, efficiency, and success in the competitive market.

Topics Covered

- Recap of part 1 and introduction to Midjourney
  - Paid tool
  - Requires the use of Discord
- Pros and cons of using a newbie room
- Pros and cons of creating a private server
- Audience participation: providing a business idea to visualize
- Exploring practical use cases of AI art for everyday business purposes

Podcast Transcript

Jordan Wilson [00:00:18]:

Alright. So Midjourney can create crazy art like Darth Vader eating a birthday cake, writing a pegasus, but Can we use it for our everyday business purposes? Can you use Midjourney and AI art for things that most of us wanna do? That's what we're gonna talk about today on everyday AI. I'm your host, Jordan Wilson. Thanks for joining us. If you don't know every day AI, I'm gonna tell you what we are right now. So we're a daily live stream podcast and free newsletter. helping people learn AI. Helping us all understand what's going on and not just, you know, here's 500 new tools that came out today. Here's some prompts to try. Nope. We bring you experts most days, not today, but we bring you experts and we break everything down and how you can use these things to grow your career, to grow your company, to grow your business. So we're gonna do that today and talk about Midjourney. So we did talk about Midjourney, again, just a a day or 2 ago. And There's a lot of questions that we didn't get to. So we said we're gonna do a part 2. So this is part 2. So as a reminder, there should be in the comments. If you look, some some important links and, in that link, you can go back and listen to episode 1.

Daily AI news

But I'm excited to get into episode 2, but before we do, we always break down the daily news today. So let's get to it. So Runway's gen 2, gen 2 model now makes longer videos and better videos. So, we've talked about it on the show before. But runway is, I think, an amazing tool. It doesn't get a lot of the credit. I don't think that it deserves, but essentially, you know, you can go text to video, or you can upload an image and get a short video clip, and it does a lot of other things. But, the limit before was 4 seconds, but now you can keep generating 4 seconds at a time up to a maximum of 18 seconds. So pretty exciting news, from runway and advancements in their gen 2 model. Alright. Next. So, hey. It's 2023, but, if you're in the US, it probably feels like it's 2024 already because of politics. And because of our elections, so, the federal election committee, just, it was just kind of revealed that they are considering rules to regulate AI generated content in political ads, for the 2024 election cycle. So Here in the US, we've already been seeing seeing them, from, you know, I think both parties have have used AI ads. So you know, fake images or deep fake voices. So it's going to be messy, but, you know, the FEC is, considering rules for that now. Last but not least, California is turning to AI to combat fires. Alright? So, you know, wildfires are a big problem in California. And right now, they are using California is now using a 1000 cameras. kind of playing watchdog, but using AI technology to spot, you know, where fires might be most likely, to to start. so exciting news. And, you you know, hopefully, that's something that, California can can really benefit from. Alright. So let's talk Midjourney. Yeah. Well, first, today's show is gonna be very interactive, so I wanna know where where where's everyone joining from? I don't think I've ever asked this question before, on the show, on the live stream, but also make sure you know in the podcast, look in the show notes. We always link back to this thread. So when we have guests on, you know, you can come and ask them questions, you know, on LinkedIn, or even on Twitter and YouTube, I guess, but, make sure in the show notes as well if you're listening on the podcast because this one's tough. It's a very visual It's gonna be a very visual episode, but I'm gonna be sharing my screen. So if you're on the podcast, I'm gonna do my best, for all our Spotify and Apple podcast listeners to describe the process and kind of what's going on. but this is one of those ones if you're listening and you wanna know how can I actually use Midjourney, in real practical business use cases. This one might be where you click that, click that link inside the show notes and and watch this one. Alright? So We got people joining us from all over. Can't wait. Wow. George Strom saying good morning, big Friday, Looking forward to hear the AI morning news. Alright? Harvey Castro. What's up? Doctor Harvey Castro saying he loves Midjourney. He used it for his GPT podcast on AI And Health Care. Great podcast, by the way. Harvey drop drop drop a link in that. It's, it's it's good stuff. Nancy. Excited for Midjourney. I am too. Let's see. Where's everyone joining us from? Monica, from Chicago. a LinkedIn user. Sometimes names don't show up. That's alright. So joining us from Austin, Texas, Cecilia, also joining us from Chicago. Thank you. Ava Reem is joining us from Virginia, MAP. What's up? Joining us from the Netherlands. Alright. gotta shout these people out. This is fun. I've never done this. Ashish from Bangledore, another Monica, Monica, from Italy. We have 2 monicas. 1 in Chicago, 1 in Italy. Doctor Ross from Hotlanta. Alright. everywhere. Cool. This is great. someone joining us from Pakistan greetings from Chile. Alright. So, hey, we have an international show today, Brownwyn. thank you for joining us as always, from South Africa. This is great. So we have people from all over the world, all over the United States, excited to learn about Midjourney. Alright? So let's do that.

Recap of part 1

So as a reminder, I'm gonna do a very, very quick recap. Oh, on Monday or or no. Sorry. This was Wednesday. we did a very quick kind of part 1, so to speak, on Midjourney. And if you did miss that, I'm gonna do my best to recap it as quickly as possible. And we did leave the, the link in the comments and in the show notes. So we talked about this as quick as possible. I'm gonna go through it. Here's part 1 in a nutshell. Midjourney is a paid tool. So you're gonna need to create an account. atmidjourney.com and pay for a subscription. I think it's definitely worth it. It starts at $10. To use midjourney, you have to use something called Discord that's okay. If you've used something like slack or Microsoft teams, it's kind of similar. Discord is just, it's kinda like that. It's like slack. Right? it's it's called servers, not super, not super hard to to learn, but go back and watch it. There's newbie rooms, or you can create a private server with Midjourney. So the pros and cons to each, a newbie room is essentially an open area where there's hundreds of people generating images within Discord. So It's great to go in and find inspiration, and you can take other people's prompts and try them out yourself, but it is very hard to use and to find your images. So you can create a private server as well. I did a quick 5 minute video on that. And then we talked about the basics. We only got to the basics. creating a image. So you do that with the slash imagined command. Okay? So that is part 1 in a nutshell. We just talked about the basics. We created, some AI images live on the show, which I thought were were cool. So thank you for your suggestions. But I did say this is gonna be a very collaborative episode because I think one thing about Midjourney is people see this art and they say, okay. This is cool, but I'm not an artist. I'm not a graphic designer. You know, how could I actually use Midjourney in my day to day life to grow my company, grow my business, whatever it may be. So This is collaborative. I need I need an idea. And this is one thing I like about, having a live show. I need an idea from you guys. Let's let's pick a business. So give me give me an, I I idea. This could be your actual business. Throw some ideas in the comments. As an example, maybe it's It's a dog walking service. Maybe it's a a car detailing company. Give me an idea of something that we could visualize that that we can walk through and go through some practical use cases. So let me know. Throw something in the comments, but while I wait for a good idea, It could, like I said, it could be your business. and I'm gonna pick one that I think will be easy enough to, that everyone can kind of follow it. but also that people, listening on the podcast, it'll be easy enough to ex explain to them as well. So, give me give me an idea, and then we're gonna jump into We're gonna jump into Discord, and we're gonna jump into, creating some AI images and doing it for practical purposes. That's what it's all about. Right? There's always bells and whistles with these AI tools, but at everyday AI, what we try so hard to do is how we can actually use this. Right? So that's what it's all about.

Choosing a real-world example to use

So let's see, let's see what some some ideas that we have here. Right? So I'm in Midjourney now. We're skipping ahead. You're gonna see some things. So alright. So far, I have an AI automation business. from, let's see. Where was that? Sorry. Here we go. from Nadia Nadia, what's up? Former guest. Harvey says doctors using AI, health care tech. Let's see. Retail, specialty boutique. creating a website, Cecilia says, Monica says garbage company, doctor Rasafa says neighborhood babysitter, let me think here. Let me think. I'm gonna I'm gonna see if anyone else can can come in with one here. I like I like some of these ideas. What do you guys think? Is there a is is there another one These some of these are good some of these are good. We could do any of these, but let's see. Vet clinic. Alright. Pressure oh, pressure washing business. Very specific. I like that. Alright. I'm gonna choose 1. We're gonna go with vet clinic. Monica said vet clinic. So, let's do that. And because if we're gonna do this, we might as well we might as well, have some fun and and look at animals. Right? I think this will be interesting. A vet clinic. Right? so let's go ahead and see if if Midjourney can actually be used for something that We might want to do. Alright? So let's let's jump in. We're gonna jump in. We're gonna do this. We're gonna get our hands dirty and see how this works. So do this again. I'm going into Discord. I'm going to type a prompt. That's as that's as easy as Midjourney is. You type in slash imagine. and then you're gonna type your prompt. So I have a kind of a simple prompt saved so we can go through some things. But with placeholders, so I'm gonna say, You know what? It's early. I wanna make sure that I spell veterinary correct. alright. So here we go. We're gonna do a Vet well, there we go. Veterinary. Alright. So in this example, let me just tell you what I'm trying to do because people think Midjourney, and they just think, okay. Crazy images, fantasy images, like, you know, Darth Vader, riding a pegasus eating a birthday cake, but that's not practical. Right? That's not practical at all. So let's see if we can get something practical.

UI/UX mock up

So in this example, What I wanna see if we can generate is mock ups for so let's say you're starting this vet this veterinary clinic from scratch, and you want it to be big. Right? You want it to be, the biggest vet clinic. Let's just say, hey. I'm from Chicago. You want it to be the biggest vet clinic in Chicago. You want it to be high-tech. You want it to have you know, a website and maybe an app. Right? There's actually a vet clinic opening up, like, literally a block from me. So, you know, who knows? Maybe I'll go show them this. So we wanna see can Midjourney help us with this. Right? So let's imagine different aspects of this vet clinic and what we could do to actually grow it. So you'll see it's already done. So I wanna zoom in a little bit. Alright. Actually, here. Let's let's redo this. I had something at the end that maybe, in this example, doesn't doesn't work the best. for a vet clinic because before I had something at the end where I said social options, which in this case, we don't really want a a dog, you know, social network, which is kinda kinda what we got the first round. So what I'm what I'm typing in now is user interface mock ups, figma, veterinary clinic, UX, close-up screens, 4 k dark mode. So what we're doing here is we're, yeah, we're imagining that We are running a vet clinic, and this vet clinic is gonna have, you know, one of the things that's gonna separate it as a business, it's gonna be very easy to use. you know, you can go in and there's maybe an app and you can instantly know, you know, hey. Here's my dog. Here's, you know, what care it's getting at the vet clinic. Here's, you know, what medicines it needs, you know, all of these things and, you know, you can go on there, maybe schedule an appointment, all these things. So That's why we might run something like this and have a user interface mock up. Right? So, okay, I kinda like, let me Do you guys think this is any of these impressive? I think these are actually kinda good. So in Midjourney, when you first type in a prompt, it's easy. And in the newest version, which is called Midjourney 5.2, you don't have to really be able to, quote unquote, speak Midjourney or speak prompting. So one of the biggest updates is it was able now to take common language. Right? You used to have to really be kinda dorky with the prompting and and use very specific words. You don't need more. So, I kind of like, as an example, I like number 3 here. so what I can do is I'm just gonna click u 3, and that's to upscale the third image. And all that does is So first, Midjourney just gives you 4 options, right, and then you can pick which one. And you can do, you is to scale and then v. So you'll see u 1, u 2, u 3, u 4, and then you have the v, which is variation. So at least for this example, I think that one's good enough, u three, So there it is. It's not a not a bad I don't know. What do you guys think? I I I think that's pretty good. It's a pretty good start for for our vet clinic. You know, we want a kind of a dark mode. You know, we want our vet clinic to have an app. I think that's good. That's something in theory you could give to a designer or if you know the basics yourself, right, but starting to get an an image or an identity. Right?

Creating a logo

Let's try something else. Let's try something else. I didn't even write this one down. So let's see let's see how this goes. I'm just gonna say logo for logo for veterinary clinic. The simplest prompt ever. I'm gonna say logo for veterinary clinic, I wanna say minimal, modern, vibrant colors. Let's just do that. So another thing you can do is logo. So if you're building a business or maybe within your company, you're creating a new initiative. Right? you you know, a a new project that needs its own identity. That's another thing. People don't know maturity. It's pretty good at creating logos. Right? So We have a mock up for our vet clinic now. Now we can run this and we can get a logo. Right? So as those kind of, get started, you can see them. So We have 4 very different options here. Right? And I think maybe maybe 1 or 2 of those would would work. right, depending on what you're going for. I think some of them wouldn't. So let's just go ahead and do this. I'm gonna do let's just rerun that one. What do you guys think? Let's rerun it. I wanna see I wanna see comments. Let me see what people are. And, also, please ask questions. Right? We're live. This is a live show. Please ask questions. Do you have questions about how to use Midjourney? Let me know. We're gonna do a couple other things here quick.

Using Midjourney to create images for pain points

Nadia has a question, how do you create an image to reflect a pain point that you are solving using Midjourney? It's a great question, and let's actually do that. Let's do that live. Alright. So we have some logos. They're pretty good. Let's get to Nadia's question. I hit the the kind of, rerun command, and we got 4 more logos. So I like this one in the upper left. I like that. It looks like we have a sad older dog. But, I like that logo in the upper left hand corner. The other ones kinda look too much like a unicorn, but I I like that one in the upper left hand corner. You could kinda give that to a designer, or you could even just throw that in Canva and make that your logo. Right? Write text on it. you know, get rid of the bottom half that just generated some some random text. Okay. So now Nadia is asking and you use Midjourney to create an image that can help solve a problem. Well, let's show it. So let's say the problem that we're trying to solve at the vet clinic is I don't know. Dogs. there's too many dogs that have, cavities, alright, or something like that. So let's let's do it. So let's say stock image showing, caring for dogs teeth. This one might not be good I don't know how Midjourney's gonna handle something like dog teeth. Sometimes things like fingers or smaller things, they don't come out the best, but Let's give it a try. This is a live show. So stock image showing caring for dog's teeth. I'm gonna say photo realistic. Unsplash, which is, document service. This is just kinda we talked about power words in the other episode. you can put in certain words that give you a a more realistic, option. So let's let's not even go further. Let's just stop there. Let's see how it goes. Alright. So it looks like okay. Cool. So Cecilia said she she likes that that dog as well. Cool. That's good. Macau saying first time he's catching it live, recommended by a friend. That's awesome. Yaddie. What up, Yaddie? So Yaddie says, I love this so simple to follow-up to Toyota. Thank you, Jordan. You're welcome. That's what we're here for. So, again, if you're just joining us, we are using Midjourney. we're creating an example How can you use my journey for an actual business? So, this one turned out okay. but let's say you you you you have a blog post So I don't I don't know if this is the best because some of these are more looking like some some ferocious dogs, right, which is not necessarily we what we wanted. So let's let's try it again. Let's try it again. So we're gonna go to type command, backslabs, imagine. We're gonna do something the same thing. and we're gonna do, image showing at caring for Friendly dog. inspecting teeth. Let's just say, let let's see how that works. We'll see. Alright. So as that kind of one thing in Midjourney, you'll see it's actually kind of fast. Right? It it it may not seem fast because we're doing it live, and it's like, come on. Hurry up. But It's actually pretty fast, you you know, that you can create this kind of quality that quickly. Right? I mentioned this on the show the other day. I was a photographer kind of in my former life when I was a journalist, but I've taken probably 500,000 photos, probably way more than that. And the the the the quality that that we can, get here, it is it is crazy. It is crazy. These look like a lot of times they're real photos. It is hard to tell the difference sometimes. alright. There we go. So we're already getting these images now. I think I I I could show these. Right? So this shows a pain point. Right? But here's another thing. So many companies. And this if if if you get nothing else out of this episode, use it for this because a lot of things we're talking are are are creativity Right? But so many companies use painfully awkward, painfully outdated, low quality photos on their website for their blog post for their brochures. It's it's they're so awkward in in the eighties. Right? Like, I guarantee you if if if if I started to Google and look at different photos that other vet companies or veterinary clinics have for for, you know, animal mouth health, they would be painfully bad. They would be. It'd be generic cheesy stock photos. So if you get nothing else, use Midjourney for this regardless of your company. Right? Use this. Alright. So I think there's some those are actually good photos. What do you guys think? So, yeah, Midjourney gave us 4 photos using a very simple command stock image showing vet caring for friendly dog, inspecting teeth, photorealistic on splash. So I use stock image in a word like on splash because that is instantly going to give us without having to, you know, be a kind of a an advanced level Midjourney user and using all these correct prompts and cameras and styles and all this that usually gives us pretty usable results. Right? I would instantly use at least 2 of these photos.

Using images as a source

So Let's do one more thing. 1 or 2 more things here. So another thing with Midjourney that people always wanna talk about is consistent images. Alright. So I'm actually gonna scroll up here. I was messing around with Mitch early the other day. So we're we're pivoting now. We're getting away from the vet business, and I wanted to show you just 2 other very practical things in Midjourney that we didn't get to the other day. Alright. So in this prompt, I just said futuristic abstract painting framed on wall. Alright? Pretty pretty simple stuff here. So let's go ahead and talk about using images as a source. Okay? So I'm gonna choose one of these. I'm gonna choose this one, the upper, upper right hand corner. So that is u 2. So I'm gonna click u 2. And then if I scroll down to the bottom here, Midjourney is going to take so that's it it's it's an image. It's pretty pretty straightforward image. So now I'm gonna I'm gonna kinda skip ahead. So I'm gonna click web Okay? And now what that's gonna what that's gonna do is it's gonna open now this photo by itself, a little bit larger of a version. Okay? So I'm gonna right click on it, and I'm gonna say copy image address. Okay? Now I'm gonna go back in Midjourney. And I'm gonna type slash a match in. Alright. So that's just our prompt. Here's something. One of the biggest things I hear with people is they're like, alright. Well, I wanna use this for a series. I want consistent images. And when I type something into Midjourney like you saw, right, with a vet example, you get 4 very different images. And they're like, alright. Well, what if I'm trying to create a blog post that has images that are kind of the same, or maybe you're using it to illustrate a book or something like that. And, you know, with Midjourney, the the images are high quality. They're fantastic, but what if you wanna create a series of images that are kind of the same? So This is a little tip or hack, I'd say, where you can start to create consistent images. Alright? So Nothing crazy here. All we did, I went, I upscaled one image, I opened it in a new tab, I right clicked and I got the image source. Okay? So what we're left with, you're gonna see it if you're looking on the screen, but I just have a URL. k? I just have a URL. So I'm gonna try something now. Alright? So let's just say We can kinda stick with the dog theme. Okay? We can we can stick stick with the dog theme. So I'm gonna say, I'm gonna say lab. Oh, gosh, guys. Spelling spelling live on, on a live show is is probably my my nightmare because, you know, usually I'm off by a letter, and that would be embarrassing. Alright. So All I did is I typed Labrador retriever and hit enter. Alright? So I'm gonna show you guys something. Hopefully, this works. We'll see But what I want is in this photo, this abstract photo, where it's not anything. It's just a bunch of different bright, vibrant colors, designs, I wanna see could we do this with a lab? Could we turn that into office artwork for our vet clinic. Could we? Kind of. Alright. So you're seeing it's it's starting it's starting to This one this one was a little confusing. Alright. So it kinda worked. It kinda worked. So number 4, I kinda liked. So what it what it did I just clicked v 4 guys. So I'm gonna get now 4 different variations of that one in the lower right hand corner. So I said, okay. If we start with an image that we'd like, Can we create consistent images around it? Right? No. Let's see now. So there we go. We have that that photo that we kinda liked and we layered something on top of it. Alright? So as this is finishing, I'm gonna show you now what I mean. It's like, alright, Jordan. What do you mean by consistency? you showed us, you took a photo from Midjourney, and now there's a dog in it. Like, what does that mean? Alright. So Now I'm doing the same thing. So I'm doing slash imagine, then I'm just putting the image of that other image or the, the image location of that other image. And at first, I said Labrador retriever. Right? So I got essentially a blending of that original AI image of the abstract painting, but now there's a dog, right, a Labrador retriever. So what if I wanna make this a series for our vet clinic? So I did the same thing, and then I typed Chihuahua. So what Midjourney is doing instead of me describing something, it's using that image, it's using that image, the original image URL as the description so many people don't know this. And that's how kind of the the best Midjourney people, can create consistent images. Right? So now I think, I'd say number 1 and number 2 are probably the most consistent with the ones above. They're a little bit different. So what I might actually do, if I was doing this, I would probably choose the one that I wanted, you know, so let's say you two right here, I would upscale this Labrador retriever, the upper right hand, and I would use that image URL as the source. Alright?

Answering audience questions

So let me see. Let me see. I'm looking at the comments now, y'all. Alright. Cecilia says, dogs are pretty ferocious when you get in their mouths. Yes. They are. Monica, Is it better to be as specific as possible or more general in Midjourney? Thank you. Great question. I tell people always start general. right, especially if you're a beginner. And here's the thing. If you look online, you know, a lot of people are sharing their, what's kinda called all You know, if if you go on Twitter, people share their prompts and the alt tags. So you can click on the photo that someone created and see their prompts. Right? Or if you're in the newbie room in a Discord, you can see people's prompts, and a lot of people have very, very long prompts. So It's because that's how it used to be, right, Midjourney from 6 months ago. You would have to be very specific because the AI wasn't there yet to be able to take a very short phrase and to create something great. right, or something usable. So as an example, let me scroll up here to answer that question, Monica, and thank you for that question. This this prompt that I used to get the original abstract painting that we used as the source for these other images is a 6 7 word prompts. I said futuristic abstract painting framed on wall. Right? if you saw how, people were prompting in Midjourney 6 months ago, I mean, it's it's long. Right? And you you you had to use very specific words, super descriptive. That's a pretty vague, in general. a very vague and general description right there or prompt, you know, 66 or 7 words. So I always tell people start general. Right? And then depending on what you get, then you can get more specific with the feedback. So if in this image, I said, oh, well, I I I want multiple chairs, then you can put, you know, multiple, you know, mid century modern sitting chairs. So you can add to it, but I say start very general. especially if you're a beginner because the newest version of Midjourney 5.2, it oh, it's so it's so much more user friendly than previous versions of Midjourney. So that's a great question. Photography is my hobby. Nadia says me too. Right? I I I love photography. that's something great. about Midjourney. I know I know we're a little we're running a little late on this one. but I'll probably share something on that later because you can actually upload your own images in the Midjourney to get variations of them. okay. Great question here. Brian says, how do you export your image. Thank you for that, Brian. So I'm scrolling down here. Now I upscaled this this, the Labrador abstract painting. So it's it's pretty easy. And there's other commands you can do. You can do these zoom commands. You can do strong variations, subtle variations, but let's just do it easy. So I'm gonna click this web button. So there's a web button So you just click that. Alright. And then what it does is it opens that now in a new tab. And then all you're gonna do is right click on that go to save image as. Right? It might be a little different. I'm on a Mac if you're on a PC, but that's all you do. You click that web button. It opens it in a new tab. you right click and you save the image. Pretty pretty simple, but thank you, Brian. That's a great question. Alright. I'm gonna get to a couple other questions. he just, while Brian says, wow, my blown. Thank you. Right? I think with with with Midjourney, when people are sharing about it, you see all these very intricate, very detailed, very creative examples, and you're like, how could I use this? And I hope today's episode shows you that. Monica, is saying where did you find link again. So the link that I use for the seed for the, kind of the abstract photos of the, of the dogs. So The same thing that I just did for for for Brian, his question when you click web. so, yeah, if you wanted to do kind of that seed example where you take an image and build off of it, all you're gonna do is, again, open the image in the new click the web, go to new tab, right click it, and then you're gonna say copy image address. So then what that's gonna give you, it's it's gonna give you essentially a Midjourney image URL, and then you can use that kind of as a quote unquote seed to start new, image generations. Alright. This is great. Couple couple questions and comments. Nadia says AI is trained on info from the internet. it does not do well for minority and underrepresented groups How do you mitigate that in Midjourney? 100% true. 100% true. you know, we even we generate Midjourney images every Friday, which is today, we do kind of like a a recap, right, and we generate images for these recaps. And I I I do find so many times when you know, we're talking about big companies and we say illustrate this. Right? And it's always older white men. Right? Which, yeah, I don't like that. there is a problem with under representation, a 100% Nadia. you know, even I I was doing things, you know, hey, like, just messing around, like, hey, a a podcast hoax. someone in their thirties. Yes. So many times, unfortunately, it does default to men. It does default to white men. Right? so, yes, there is a problem with AI art generators, not just Midjourney, but in general, showing a diverse group. So the best thing to do is to include that in your prompt. Right? So if you're starting general and let's say you want something for a lifestyle company saying a diverse group of individual, diverse group of individuals, right, and then you can build from it on the ones that you want when you get a, you know, 4 different options. Yes. You you you know, like Nadia's saying here when when she asked for a Muslim woman, the results are so stereotyped. Agree. A 100%. That's the thing with AI in general. I think it's important to keep in mind is these AI are trained on what's on the internet. So a lot of times, whether we're talking you know, Midjourney, you know, DALL E, which is OpenAI's image generator or even, you know, runway, which is the, you know, text to video that we talked about at the top of the show. it does reflect essentially what's on the internet. And a lot of times if we're being honest, what's on the internet is ugly. There are stereotypes So, yes, thank you for bringing that up. I think it's it's extremely important. So in your prompt, you know, you can and and and there's things in Midjourney that you can do commands, like, you know, dash no as an example. So if if you're getting something over and over, something stereotypes, you can actually click or type in in your prompt at the end dash no and then what is is coming up. So, kind of an advanced tip there. So This was a lot, y'all. We went long, but I hope this was helpful. I hope this was helpful. I hope this showed you, you know, we talked kind of in part 1. It was like shiny object. Right? And it's like, here's here's how you can get in. Here's how you can use it. and unleashing a world of creativity for people that maybe aren't creative. So today, I wanted to talk about more about practical use cases, because so many times when you talk about Midjourney, they say, I can't use that for my business. I'm not an artist. I'm I'm not trying to grow an Instagram page on you know, uh-uh, highly stylized, you know, paintings and photos. And the things that Midjourney is really good at, but I hope that you saw today how flexible it is. So just to very quickly recap, we came up with an idea live on the show of a veterinary clinic, and then we showed Hey. Let's let's have this veterinary clinic have an app. you know, let's have it. I don't even know if we got to a website. We didn't get to a website, but you can do it to do mock ups for a website, and then we can do it to get, you know, stock images for, our blog posts or or or our website brochures, whatever it may be. And then you can even, you know, at least in this example that we use, you can use it to decorate your office, right, and, hey, at our vet clinic, we're gonna have these fun abstract paintings, and we're gonna create consistent consistent ones across the office. So I hope this was helpful for you. Scott just had a comment, said very helpful. Thank you, Scott. So if this was helpful, please go to your everyday AI dotcom. Are you guys really are you guys really not signed up for for the newsletter yet? Is there anyone out there? 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