Over the last few articles, we’ve created some awesome-looking characters. We have given them each a backstory and from those stories created further photos of them living that text.
Our five characters were created using ChatGPT and Midjourney. You can check out how we arrived at this stage here.
ChatGpt gave Scarlett Chang the following backstory.Scarlett Chang grew up in a wealthy family in Hong Kong, but her idyllic childhood was shattered when her parents were brutally murdered by a group of international criminals. Scarred by the tragedy, Scarlett dedicated her life to fighting crime and seeking justice.
After graduating from university with top honors, Scarlett joined Interpol, determined to use her skills and resources to bring down the very criminals responsible for her parent’s deaths. She quickly rose through the ranks, becoming a respected agent known for her bravery and resourcefulness.
However, Scarlett’s obsession with revenge often put her at odds with her colleagues, who saw her as reckless and unpredictable. After a botched mission nearly resulted in the death of her partner, Scarlett was given a final warning and sent on a mission to track down a notorious criminal organization.
But when Scarlett’s investigation uncovered a shocking conspiracy involving her own agency, she found herself at a crossroads. Faced with a choice between her loyalty to Interpol and her personal quest for justice, Scarlett made the difficult decision to go rogue and take matters into her own hands.
Now, Scarlett operates outside the law, using her skills as a martial artist and acrobat to take down criminals and unravel the conspiracy that cost her so much. Though haunted by her tragic past, Scarlett’s fierce determination and unbreakable will make her a formidable opponent to anyone who crosses her.
The original photo, from a selection of four that Midjourney generated, looked like this:
ChatGPT made short work of providing a backstory for Aiden Black.
Aiden Black grew up in a military family, with both his father and grandfather serving in the Navy. From a young age, he knew he wanted to follow in their footsteps and become a Navy SEAL. After years of intense training, Aiden achieved his dream and joined the elite special forces unit.
During his time in the SEALs, Aiden formed close bonds with his fellow soldiers, considering them to be his family. But one mission changed everything. Aiden and his team were sent to extract a high-value target from a terrorist compound, but the operation went wrong. Several of Aiden’s teammates were killed, and Aiden was injured and forced to flee.
After recovering from his injuries, Aiden learned that the mission had been compromised by corrupt government officials, who had leaked the team’s location to the terrorists. Consumed by rage and a desire for vengeance, Aiden left the military and embarked on a personal mission to track down the officials responsible and bring them to justice.
Now, Aiden is a lone wolf, using his skills as a highly-trained soldier to take on dangerous missions and bring down those who threaten the safety of others. Though his past has left him brooding and distant, Aiden’s loyalty to his fallen comrades and dedication to his cause make him a force to be reckoned with.
The original photo generated by Midjourney of the Character, Aiden Black. Again, it was one of four choices.
If you’ve used Midjourney before you will know that it will generate completely new characters even if you feed the same information into your request.
As I wanted to create further photos of our Character’s lives from the backstory ChatGPT had provided, I needed Midjourney to use the same facial features and bodies of our original Characters.
Let’s check out how to do that next.
How do you use an image as part of a prompt in Midjourney?
There are THREE ways to use an image as part of a prompt.
You can use an image that you have on your computer and upload it into your private direct messages that you are having with your friendly Midjourney Bot on Discord.
Next select Upload a File, and find your image. Send the message.
To add this image to a prompt, type
/imagine in the usual way.
After the prompt box appears, drag the image file into the prompt box to add the image’s URL.
Alternatively, right-click the image, select Copy Link, and then paste the link inside the prompt box.
/imagine, find the image you want to use online and type or paste the URL inside the prompt box. Note, Midjourney will only accept links to those addresses that end in .png, .gif or .jpg
After adding the image address, you can then add any additional text or parameters to complete the prompt request.
Once you have selected the image you would like to use
Click on the upscaled version within Midjourney. You will see an option to Open the Image inside a Browser window. From there you can copy the URL and follow the same instructions in Option 2 above.
For my Character images, I used Option 3. Once I added the URL, I grabbed a section of the backstory for each of my 5 Characters and Midjourney did the rest. Here are the results:
Give it a go and see what characters, backstories, and photo album history you can come up with for your new Characters.
Have you tried creating different Characters using Midjourney? Let me know your thoughts in the comments below.