Prompt Creation is the process of creating a brief, clear, and engaging statement that will help an AI engine generate desirable results. In recent months, prompts have become more important for anyone looking to augment their work by using AI. Ongoing advancements in artificial intelligence will sustain the prevalence of graphic design prompts writing in the future.
When it comes to interacting with AI Graphics engines like Discord’s MidJourney or Stable Diffusion, writing useful prompts plays a crucial role in obtaining usable images. A well-crafted prompt enables the AI model to generate insightful, relevant, and original results. Here are some effective strategies for creating AI graphics prompts, ensuring optimal results for your specific needs.
Define the Subject of the Image First
The first thing to consider when writing graphic design prompts for AI is the goal of the prompt. What do you want the AI to generate? The clearer the purpose expressed in your prompt, the better the results you will get. As Lewis Carroll once said, “If you don’t know where you’re going, any road will take you there.” Tell the AI precisely what you want the subject of the image to be. For example, compare the results of these two prompts:
Help Set the Mood
Adjectives can help the AI understand the mood or style of the image you want it to create. Is your doctor attentive? Overworked? Heroic? Prompt the feelings you want to be evoked and the details you want to see in the final graphic. Your keywords should describe the mood or atmosphere you want to create. If you want to create a serene image, you would use keywords like “calm,” “peaceful,” and “tranquil.” For example:
Be More Specific in Your Suggestions
AI tools are built as conversational bots trained to learn. They will do best when you are as specific as possible in your prompts. Add as many details as you know you want to have to appear in the final image, including color, setting, mood, style, characters, costumes, and more. Use keywords that describe the colors you want to use. If you want to create an image with a lot of blue, you would use keywords like “blue,” “cyan,” and “azure.”
Provide Reference Images or Examples
If possible, uploading examples of the type of image you want the AI to create, or describing them, can help it understand your vision. For example, you might upload a hospital picture you like, or a picture of a painting by Picasso to your AI art generator and say “A hospital like the one in this Picasso picture” or type “a hospital in the style of Picasso.”
Use Positive Unambiguous Language
Test and Revise
Every prompt can add as many suggestions or ideas as you have, all at once or one-by-one. Try different changes in your prompts to see what changes the AI makes with each. Experiment and revise to get the results you want. When writing graphic design prompts, remember to use keywords that are relevant to the style of art you want to create. If you want to create a realistic look, you could test keywords like “realistic,” “detailed,” “photographic” or “lifelike”.
Takeaway: Prompt Details You Want to See in the Final Graphic
Remember, as intelligent as AI might be, it can only output images based on the input you give it. Each AI Graphics engine will have its sophistications that it does well and limitations that negatively affect its output. Don’t be afraid to experiment and see what your chosen AI does well and what it doesn’t do so well. With a little practice, you’ll be able to create stunning AI art that you’ll love.