How to Blend Images in Midjourney (A Step-by-Step Tutorial)

How to Blend Images in Midjourney (A Step-by-Step Tutorial)


So, you’ve found yourself in a meme war with a friend on social media. You’ve been firing vollies of memes and gifs back and forth, but you have come to an impasse

You want to accuse your friend of being a frightened Victorian bird-man, but you just can’t find the right GIF. You search and search, but nothing is good enough.

Enter Midjourney, and its ability to blend multiple images into one monstrous AI-render of perfect doom.

by Lauren McDonagh-Pereira

It’s confusing, it’s absurd, it’s perfect, and I am here to teach you how to create a Midjourney AI-blend of your own. 

My name is Lauren McDonagh-Pereira. I am a photographerNFT artistNFT collector, and web3 blogger. I have been fully immersed in the NFT art space since February 2022, and obsessed with Tezos since May 2022.

Let’s get weird. 


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What IS an AI-Blend?

An AI-blend is a brand new image that is created when AI-imaging software, such as Midjourney combines the colors, shapes, and vibes of 2-5 sample images. 

Midjourney released the feature in February 2023 to the delight of AI-render artists everywhere. 


For example, a friend was telling a story in a Twitter space about a time in the past when he had to deal with a soiled diaper during a road trip. 

I wanted to quickly illustrate this scene for the listeners our our Twitter space, so I hopped onto Midjourney to make a quick AI-blend.

I started simple by asking Midjourney to create a new image for me with the command “/imagine: a man throwing a dirty diaper on the ground“. I got four results:

Midjourney renders from initial prompt

I upcycled my favorite of the four to get a high resolution image:

Upcycled AI-Render from Midjourney

I wanted my final illustration to look like my friend was the one being a massive litter bug, so I found a photo of my friend that I had taken at the Tez Art Connect Party during NFT NYC 2023

@aaronvick hosting a Twitter space at a party

I used the “/blend” command in Midjourney to combine my new render with my actual photograph of the poopy perpetrator and got a fun ridiculous image as a result:

@aaronvick: Wanted Poo Peddler

I was able to quickly post my beautiful new blended image into the comments of the Twitter space, and then pop it up into the Twitter space jumbotron for the whole space to enjoy. 

How To CReate A MidJOUrNEY Blend

This post will teach you how to create an excellently weird Midjourney blend of your own. 

This guide assumes three things.

1.) You already use Midjourney on Discord

2.) You pay for at a basic Midjourney subscription to use the private features. 

3.) You have your Discord DMs turned on, so that you can communicate with the Midjourney bot via DM. 

Are all of those true for you? Yes?

Okay, we are ready to blend. 

P.S. This guide will be using screenshots from the Discord app on an Android phone. The process should be very similar on an Apple phone or a desktop computer.

Step 1: Open the Discord App on Your Phone

Find the Discord app on your phone and fire it up. 

Step 2: Find the Midjourney Bot in your Discord DMs

Open up your Direct Messages in Discord by clicking on the blue icon with a chat bubble. This should be at the top above all of the Discord servers that you are a member of.

Find your chat with the “Midjourney Bot”.

If you have a paid Midjourney subscription, you will have access to this chat. Hopefully, this is where you do most of your AI-rendering, since playing around with prompts in the privacy of a DM channel is one of the major benefits of paying for a Midjourney subscription. 

Step 3: Enter the /blend command into the chat

In the direct message to the Midjourney bot start typing “/blend” until the prompt pops up on screen. Click on it when it does. 

Step 4: Select the First Image

Your phone’s camera roll should pop open. Scroll through your photos until you find a saved image that you would like to blend.

Click on it.

The image title should populate in the text box. 

Step 5: Select Images 2-5

The text box should read “image2:” in red, and your camera roll should be open again. Click on the second image that you want to blend with the first.

If you want to add more images, simply click on the optional command that reads “Image3” right above the text box. 

Step 6: Click on the Direct Message Send Button to Execute the Command

When you are satisfied with your 2-5 images choices, click on the blue arrow icon to send the message to the Midjourney bot.

This will execute the command, and Midjourney will start creating a new, unique render based on the combined elements of the images you uploaded. 

Step 7: Wait

Midjourney will accept your command.

At first it will show the primary image that you uploaded with a message saying “Waiting to start”.

Allow a minute or two for Midjourney to process your request. 

Blend by @pax_art

Step 8: Review Your 4 Blend Options

Midjourney will create four composites of your blended images for you. 

Review the four choices and decide whether or not you are satisfied with the AI-renders.  

Step 9: Upscale Your Favorite Result

Pick your favorite version of Midjourney’s blended AI-renders and request a high-resolution upscaled image.

I liked the fourth option best, so I clicked on “U4” to create an upscaled version of the fourth box. 

Step 10: Review the Upscale

Review your upscaled image.

If you want to create new iterations of it, you can click “Make Variations” to get four new choices of similar, but unique versions of the AI-render. 

If you are happy with the result, you are done with your blend!

Step 11: Save Your Blend

Press and hold the image on your phone screen until the option to “Save” the image pops up.

Click “Save”.

This should send the image to your camera roll or your phone’s download folder. 

Step 12: Use Your Blend

Post your blend on Twitter as the perfect comeback in a GIF war!

Mint your blend as an NFT!

Have a little fun and blend your blend with another image to create a never ending chain of nightmarish blends

Step 13: Join the Fun

Now that you know how to blend, join the fun and participate in my #SundayBlender Twitter thread. 

Find an image you like, save it to your phone, blend it with something new and post the result as a comment.

Happy Blending!


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Lauren McDonagh-Pereira is a photographer from Massachusetts, USA. She captures the beauty of the world around her, favoring Nikon cameras and lenses. She is drawn to shooting landscapes, wildlife, nature, and people authentically enjoying life.