Stable Diffusion Prompt from Text File

When using AI image generators like Stable Diffusion, the text prompts you provide are crucial for getting good results. I have spent many hours experimenting with prompts and want to share what I’ve learned to help you generate better images.

The key things to focus on are:

  • Using descriptive language
  • Specifying styles and qualities
  • Controlling image content

Descriptive Language

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The AI relies completely on your text prompt to understand what you want to generate. Using more descriptive language allows it to produce better results.

Some things that help:

  • Adjectives – Describe colors, textures, tones, etc. For example, “a towering oak tree with rough, furrowed bark”.
  • Details – The more specific your description, the less room for interpretation by the AI. Details like time of day, clothing styles, nearby objects all help.
  • Metaphors and Analogies – Comparisons can help convey a certain style or quality that is hard to describe literally.

Example Prompt

Here’s an example of a very descriptive prompt:

A majestic white Bengal tiger with bold black stripes and mesmerizing green eyes, prowling through a bamboo forest at dawn, fog swirling around its feet

Specifying Styles and Qualities

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You can guide the AI to match styles and qualities like realism, abstraction, or specific art movements.

Some ways to specify this:

  • Name the style directly – “impressionist landscape painting”
  • Give examples of well-known artworks
  • Use descriptive words – “cubist portrait with angular geometric features”

Example Prompt

An Ukiyo-e style portrait of a geisha with white makeup and vibrant red kimono, delicate features reminiscent of Utamaro's prints

Controlling Image Content

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Preventing unwanted content is crucial for generating usable images.

Some techniques:

  • Negative prompts – List concepts, styles, etc. to avoid
  • Safety filters – Enable NSFW filter, block anatomy terms
  • Weighting – Boost keywords by repeating or weighting terms

Example Prompt

Beautiful princess with long golden hair, wearing an elegant ballgown:--testp --creative --ar 9:16 --q 2 

Here I repeated “beautiful” and “elegant” to weight those qualities higher.

Useful Resources

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Here are some useful sites for learning more about prompt engineering:

The key is practice and taking notes on what works. With experimentation, you’ll be an expert at AI prompt engineering in no time!

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