Stable Diffusion Prompt Reddit

Stable Diffusion is an AI system that can generate realistic images and art from text prompts. Crafting effective prompts is crucial to get good results, but it can be challenging for beginners. In this article, I’ll share my personal tips and prompt examples to help you quickly improve.

Defining the Subject

The first step is deciding what you want to generate – this is the core “subject” of your prompt. For example:

  • A portrait of a woman
  • A still life painting with fruit
  • An astronaut riding a horse in space

Be as specific as possible about the main topic. Vague prompts lead to vague results.

Describing Details

After defining the basic subject, add descriptive details to steer the image. For example:

  • A portrait of a woman with red hair and green eyes, wearing a blue dress
  • A still life painting with fruit including oranges, apples, grapes, and pears on a wooden table
  • An astronaut in a white space suit riding a horse with a brown and white coat in space with the Earth visible behind them

The more guidance you give, the better. I find 5-10 descriptive phrases is ideal.

Setting a Style

Next, pick an art style to match your creative vision:

Realistic Style

  • oil painting
  • photograph
  • photorealistic

Artistic Styles

  • impressionist
  • art nouveau
  • cubist
  • anime

You can combine styles too: “a photorealistic oil painting of…”

Advanced Prompt Engineering

As you gain experience, try these advanced prompt techniques:


Boost elements by adding a number in parentheses after descriptive phrases, like:

an astronaut (1.2) riding a horse (1.5) in space

Higher numbers draw more attention.

Negative Prompts

Add elements to avoid with “negative prompts” prefixed by -:

-ugly, -blurry, -bad anatomy

Sampling Methods

Adjust the AI’s “creativity” using keywords like:

  • creative
  • imaginative
  • variation
  • crazy
  • wild

There are more advanced controls, but this is a good starting point.

Helpful Resources

Here are some websites with more Stable Diffusion examples and ideas:

The key is experimenting until you find prompts that work for you! It takes practice, but you’ll quickly improve your results.


I hope these personal prompt engineering tips for Stable Diffusion give you a boost in efficiently generating better AI art. Defining the subject, adding descriptive details, setting styles, and using advanced techniques goes a long way. Check out the resources for more community examples to try out. Most importantly, have fun exploring this amazing technology!