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Artificial Intelligence for Image Research

A guide on how to use Generative AI for image generation, editing, concept creation and development.

Permutation Prompting

Is a feature that enables the making of multiple, quick variations during concept development in Midjourney. Certain portions of the prompt can be included as a list, with the AI model generating the prompt once with each individual list item. 

The command can be structured like so:

A building emerging from the landscape in a desert designed by {Antoni Gaudi, Zaha Hadid, Mies Van Der Rohe, Frank Lloyd Wright} on a bright sunny day photographed by Iwan Baan, --ar 3:4

By placing different options within curly braces separated by commas, Midjourney treats each permutation prompt as an individual job.

{Antoni Gaudi, Zaha Hadid, Mies Van Der Rohe, Frank Lloyd Wright} would produce 4 iterations of the prompt, each under a different architect.

By Zaha Hadid

By Antoni Gaudi

By Mies Van Der Rohe

By Frank Lloyd Wright


Permutation prompts are extremely useful for the quick development of multiple iterations, testing different materials, textures, moods, perspectives, or styles.

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