A Template for Stable Diffusion Prompts

Stable Diffusion is a powerful AI image generation tool that allows users to create stunning visual art through text prompts. However, writing effective prompts can be challenging for beginners. This article provides tips, examples, and resources to help you write better Stable Diffusion prompts.

Understanding the Basics

When writing a Stable Diffusion prompt, you are essentially describing the image you want the AI to generate. The prompt should be detailed, specific, and imaginative while using language the AI can understand.

Here are some key elements to include in an effective prompt:

  • Subject matter: Describe the main focus of the image – a person, animal, object etc.
  • Style/medium: Specify a particular art style like oil painting or watercolor. You can also name a specific artist.
  • Composition: Describe the pose, framing, lighting etc. Be as detailed as possible.
  • Adjectives: Use descriptive words to convey attributes like color, texture, mood etc.

Prompt Structure

A good prompt structure ensures clarity. Here is a simple framework you can use:

[Subject],[Style], [Composition details], [Attributes]

For example:

An oil painting portrait of a girl with red hair looking into the distance, soft lighting, intricate floral background textures

When starting out, use this structure as a guideline but don’t be overly rigid. With practice, you’ll develop your own prompt style.

Using the Right Keywords

Using the right keywords helps the AI understand your artistic vision accurately. For example, words like intricate, vibrant, serene convey certain qualities.

Here are some keyword categories to spur ideas:

Lighting: Soft, harsh, rim, backlit, chiaroscuro

Composition: Rule of thirds, golden ratio, centered

Color palette: Earth tones, pastel, bold, desaturated

Texture: Glossy, matte, rough, smooth

Mood: Somber, cheerful, mystical, nostalgic

Browse keyword lists to learn new relevant words.

Useful Prompt Examples

Study prompt examples created by others to get ideas and inspiration:

Observe what works and tweak prompts to match your needs.

Prompt Guiding Techniques

Use these advanced techniques to guide Stable Diffusion more precisely:

  • Negative prompts – add words like lowres, bad anatomy to exclude undesirable outcomes
  • Aspect ratio – define width/height to constrain composition e.g. ar 2:3
  • Sampling methodCFG scale for varied outputs, DDIM for coherence
  • Seed – set random number seed for reproducible results

Learn more about these prompt guiding techniques here. Start by applying one technique at a time.

Practice and Experiment

Like any creative skill, writing great prompts requires patience and experimentation. Keep tweaking prompts and observing results. Over time, you will learn how to better communicate your artistic vision to the AI.

Use Prompt Hunt to easily compare prompt variations. Check out this prompt engineering guide for more advanced tips.

The key is to have fun with it! Stable Diffusion opens up infinite creative possibilities through prompts.

Useful Resources

Here are some handy sites to bookmark for prompt inspiration and guidance:

With these prompt writing tips and resources, you are well on your way to creating magical AI artworks using Stable Diffusion. Remember to experiment relentlessly!