Leverage the power of artificial intelligence to boost your creativity
Pinterest: The Never-Ending Source of Inspiration for Decoration and Space Design
Pinterest has revolutionized the world of decoration and interior design, providing millions of people with a unique platform to find and share creative ideas. This social network has become an invaluable resource for those seeking inspiration when beautifying their spaces, thanks to its vast collection of images and links carefully organized into thematic boards.
The challenge of being original on Pinterest
However, with so many options and styles available, there is also the risk of falling into the trap of unoriginality and merely replicating what we see on other boards. This is where the real challenge lies: using Pinterest effectively and consciously so that, instead
Custom Inspiration Boards: The Key to Success on Pinterest
Savvy users know that the key to success on Pinterest lies in knowing how to create custom inspiration boards. These boards act as a blank canvas where ideas and elements from various sources can be collected, merging them to bring unique and innovative designs to life.
Discovering Midjourney: The Revolution in Generating Images from Text
In recent months, the advancement of artificial intelligence has given rise to various platforms that generate images from text using deep learning-based technologies. These tools, also known as AIs, have opened up a new world of possibilities for those seeking inspiration in space design and decoration.
Midjourney is one of the most prominent platforms in this field, positioning itself as the leading option due to the quality and accuracy of the results it provides. At the end of this article, we will guide you through the registration process and show you how to test this tool for yourself.
The Art of Writing Effective Prompts
However, it’s not as simple as it seems. To obtain satisfactory images, it is necessary to master the art of writing «prompts» or descriptive texts that guide the AI in generating images. These prompts are crucial for the tool to understand our ideas and translate them into coherent and attractive images.
Although there are tricks and keywords that can improve the quality of the results, not all of us have the skill to write effective prompts, especially when it comes to doing so in English, the language in which these AIs usually achieve the best results.
Combining Pinterest and Midjourney: Take Your Creativity to New Heights!
But don’t worry, in the following sections we will explore how to make the most of these tools and how to combine them with Pinterest so that you can take your creativity and inspiration to a whole new level. Keep reading and discover the secret behind the magic of Midjourney!
Midjourney Takes a Surprising Turn: Reversing Roles and Boosting Creativity
Until a few weeks ago, the dynamic in Midjourney for generating images was based on using the «/imagine» command followed by a «prompt» or description. But then, the developers of this incredible tool decided to give it a revolutionary twist. With the introduction of the new «/describe» command, the image generation process has completely changed, providing us with a much more enriching experience.
From the «/imagine» command to the «/describe» command
Now, instead of providing a description for the AI to generate an image, we can send Midjourney an inspiration photo, and the platform will return four detailed descriptions of the image. These descriptions can be used to generate countless versions of the original image, allowing us to explore and experiment with different styles and approaches.
The best part is that we are not limited to using the descriptions exactly as Midjourney provides them. We can modify them according to our preferences and needs, adjusting the parameters that interest us to obtain even more personalized and unique results.
The Perfect Combination: Pinterest and Midjourney
So, where do we get that first inspiration photo from? The answer is simple: Pinterest. By combining the capabilities of Pinterest and Midjourney, we can take our creativity to levels never before imagined, merging ideas and elements from multiple sources to create truly original and amazing designs. Keep reading to discover how to make the most of this powerful combination!
Putting the Pinterest and Midjourney Combination into Practice: A Step-by-Step Example
Now that we know the potential of the union between Pinterest and Midjourney, it’s time to get to work and see how it works in practice. Below, we show you an example of how to use both tools to achieve amazing results:
First, we will generate an image using the «/imagine» command of a «minimalist bar with concrete and light woods, with black iron elements and industrial furniture.»
We use this description in Midjourney to generate an image. Although the result is interesting, it might not be exactly what we had in mind. Therefore, we turn to Pinterest to search for an image that better fits our idea.
After exploring Pinterest, we find an image that aligns perfectly with the style we’re looking for. We download the image and head over to Midjourney.
In Midjourney, we enter the «/describe» command and are given the option to upload the inspiration image. We upload the image selected from Pinterest and, within a few seconds, receive four detailed descriptions of the image.
To generate new images based on these descriptions, we simply click on the numbers associated with each of them.
Thus, we obtain four results for each description, giving us a total of 16 images inspired by the original one.
And so, with just a few steps and the combination of Pinterest and Midjourney, we have managed to create 16 variations of our inspiration image, each with a unique and different touch. This process allows us to explore different perspectives and styles, enriching our ideas and enhancing our creativity in space design and decoration. There are no limits to what we can achieve!
An Important Clarification About the «/describe» Command
It’s crucial to understand how the «/describe» command works in Midjourney to make the most of its possibilities. When we use this command, the AI provides us with descriptions based on the inspiration image we have uploaded. However, the generated results are not based directly on the original image, but on the descriptions the AI has created.
In our previous example, we noticed that some of the results deviated slightly from the original image’s style, showing more radical interpretations of the concept. This is because the AI generates the new images from the descriptions, not the image itself.
Therefore, it is important to bear in mind that the resulting images will be variations and interpretations of the descriptions generated by the AI and not exact copies of the inspiration image. This allows us to explore different approaches and styles, but it can also lead to results that differ slightly from the original image.
Modifying Descriptions and Combining Languages to Customize Results in Midjourney
One of the advantages of Midjourney is the ability to modify the descriptions generated by the AI to adjust the results to our preferences and needs. We can experiment with different variations and combinations of words, and even mix English and Spanish in our prompts, to obtain more personalized results closer to our original idea.
Let’s see an example:
We work with an image of a living room and use Midjourney to generate four descriptions. We decide to customize one of the descriptions by removing the reference to the color of the light and adding «emerald green walls.» By making these changes, we are guiding the AI to create an image that reflects our preferences and personal style.
By modifying the description, we have managed to transform the style of the decoration, incorporating the striking emerald green color on the walls. This example demonstrates the power of customization and adaptability of Midjourney when combined with our creativity and intuition. By adjusting the generated descriptions, we can explore different styles, ideas, and approaches in the design and decoration of our spaces, taking our creations to new levels of originality and innovation.
Midjourney: Additional tools to find inspiration
Midjourney not only offers us the possibility of generating images from descriptions or describing existing images but also has additional tools that can help us in the search for inspiration. One of them is the /blend command.
The /blend command: blending styles and elements
The /blend command allows us to blend the styles of two or more given images (up to a maximum of 5 images). Although the result can be random, it gives us the opportunity to refine and personalize our creations in a much more precise way. Imagine combining two or more images of styles that you have liked to obtain a unique and customized result.
Examples of potential of the function
First example: we have used the image of the minimalist space, with concrete and wood, of industrial appearance and a new image of a functional and warm-looking kitchen. By blending them using the /blend command, we will see how the styles and elements of both images are combined to create a completely new and personalized design.
As we can see, the result is very valid, as it has perfectly blended both styles in a balanced way. It has combined the structure of the space, with large volumes and concrete, with the warmer aspect of the second image, such as Nordic-style woods, etc.
Second example: let’s push the limits of Midjourney and use 5 completely different images: a bedroom in futuristic, rustic, steampunk, minimalist styles and the Simpson’s bedroom. By blending them with the /blend command, we’ll see what happens when we combine a variety of styles and elements into a single image.
Indeed, the result is surprising, even though we pushed the limits of the tool by blending five completely different images. The generated image incorporates elements from each of the original images, creating a unique and eclectic ambiance.
Definitely! The /blend command in Midjourney is a powerful tool that allows us to combine different styles and elements to create truly unique and personalized spaces. By using this command, we can explore and experiment with different combinations of images to create something that reflects our personal taste and style. Whether we want to create a futuristic, rustic, steampunk, or minimalist space, the /blend command can help us achieve our vision by blending different elements seamlessly.
How does AI manage with furniture? The Woody model test.
Now that we have explored the capabilities of AI tools for generating images of spaces, we wonder: How well do they handle furniture? To find out, we are going to perform a test using one of our favorite polypropylene chairs, the Woody model.
Here are the results… Well, some of the generated images are attractive, but they do not fully capture the charm and quality of the actual chairs created by human designers that you can see at Aulkiak. Despite the advances in AI technology, there are still certain aspects in which it cannot compete with real-world furniture design and manufacturing.
So, while it is interesting to see what AI can offer in terms of furniture design, the truth is that it still cannot surpass the creativity, craftsmanship, and human touch behind Aulkiak’s chairs. We invite you to visit our website and enjoy the wide range of real-world furniture we have to offer. You are sure to find something that suits your style and needs!
Are decorators in danger? The reality about the impact of AI tools on the profession
In the face of innovative tools such as Midjourney, many wonder: «Has this decorator gone crazy?». It is understandable that some may think that using these tools is madness and could put our profession at risk. Even I, upon seeing the initial results, was scared and thought that decorators would be left without work. Nothing could be further from the truth.
The decorator’s work beyond design images
However, it is important to remember that a decorator’s work is not limited to generating design images. Beyond the initial ideas, there are a number of essential tasks that we perform, such as:
- Creating plans
- Requesting licenses
- Selecting real-world materials
- Controlling prices
- Executing the work Directing professionals
- Customizing environments
Although we cannot rule out the possibility that AI may compete with human professionals in the future, for now, there is still a place for us in the market. Instead of fearing these tools, we can use them to enhance our creativity and improve our projects.
Innovation and growth alongside new technologies
So, while AI is advancing rapidly, we still have years to enjoy our profession and continue to contribute our human touch and experience to creating unique and personalized spaces. There is no reason to be alarmed, let’s continue to innovate and grow alongside these new technologies!
Master Midjourney and create stunning AI-generated images: The ultimate beginner’s guide!
Discover how to make the most of Midjourney, an AI-powered tool designed to produce amazing images, by following this quick guide.
In recent times, there has been a surge in AI-based applications for various purposes, including text generators like ChatGPT. AI tools for image creation have had a significant impact on the visual world, providing impressive results from brief descriptions.
At Aulkiak, we have been using Midjourney, a popular tool in this field, for some images on our blog. This application has filled social media with stunning images generated by its users. Although its use is not complicated, it is not completely intuitive either. Therefore, we have prepared a guide to make it easier to use.
Get started with Midjourney: Join Discord The first step is to register on Discord, a messaging and VoIP voice chat system based on servers. Midjourney relies on Discord to generate images with AI and has its own community where users create millions of images daily.
After registering on Discord, visit the Midjourney page and select «Join the beta». You will be directed to a page where you can log in with your Discord account. You may be asked for authorization, which you must grant.
Add description Once in Discord, you will find several channels to join. Select one called «newbies», as these channels allow users to introduce commands. Inside the channel, you will see multiple images being generated simultaneously.
To start, type the command /imagine at the bottom of the chat. The word «prompt» will appear, where you should enter your description without deleting the word «prompt». Then, wait a few seconds to see the result. The first time you use it, you will need to accept the terms of service to give your consent to image generation. The result will be displayed as follows: «imagine prompt: (description)».
After about a minute, the tool will generate the image. Look for the result by scrolling down in the chat or clicking the «Inbox» icon in the top right corner and selecting «Mentions». There, you will also find your creations.
Choose and enhance the result When Midjourney displays the four finished images, you will see 8 buttons at the bottom: U1, U2, U3, U4, V1, V2, V3, V4. «U» means «upscale» and the number refers to each of the four variations. By selecting an option, a larger image of the chosen one will be generated. «V» means «refine image» and the number also refers to each of the images. By selecting one of the four options, four new, more refined versions of the selected image will be generated.
As you experiment with different descriptions and settings, you will learn to make the most of Midjourney and create increasingly impressive images. Don’t hesitate to explore the options and commands available within the Midjourney community on Discord, as this will allow you to get to know the tool better and discover new ways to customize and enhance your creations.
Also, don’t forget to share your generated images with your friends and followers on social media. The popularity of Midjourney is largely due to the amazing images its users share online, inspiring others to try the tool and generate their own unique and creative images.
We hope this guide helps you get started with Midjourney and allows you to make the most of this innovative AI-based image creation tool. Have fun experimenting and creating your own stunning images!