Mastering Midjourney Inpainting & Remix Mode

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Welcome to the world of Midjourney, where creativity meets technology in the realm of AI-assisted image creation. This comprehensive guide is designed to help beginners navigate the intricacies of Midjourney’s Inpainting and Remix Mode. These powerful tools offer unparalleled control and flexibility, allowing you to refine and reimagine your digital artwork with ease.

Understanding Inpainting in Midjourney:

Inpainting in Midjourney is akin to a digital artist’s eraser and brush, rolled into one. It’s a feature that allows you to modify specific parts of your generated image without altering the entire composition. This tool is particularly useful when you’re satisfied with the overall image but want to tweak minor imperfections or anomalies, like the infamous ‘six-fingered hands’ often seen in AI-generated art.


Getting Started with Inpainting:

To begin with Inpainting, you first need to generate an image. Let’s say you create a picture of a house with trees using a simple prompt like ‘architect photography’. Upon generation, you might find elements, such as the positioning of trees, that don’t align with your vision. This is where Inpainting comes into play. By selecting the ‘Vari region’ option, you can pinpoint the exact area of the image you wish to modify. Whether it’s a broad section or a precise spot, Inpainting gives you the freedom to select and alter as needed.


The Process of Inpainting:

Once you’ve selected the area to be inpainted, Midjourney reprocesses the image, focusing on the specified region. The AI attempts to seamlessly blend the changes with the rest of the image, maintaining the overall aesthetic while altering the chosen area. This process might not be perfect on the first try, but with a bit of experimentation, you can achieve remarkable results.


Exploring Remix Mode:

Remix Mode in Midjourney takes customization a step further. It allows you to not only change parts of an image but also to dictate what those changes should be. For instance, if you’ve generated an image of a kitten with blue glasses and decide you want the glasses to be yellow instead, Remix Mode is your go-to tool.


Utilising Remix Mode Effectively:

To activate Remix Mode, type ‘/settings’ and select the Remix Mode option. Once activated, generate your image with a specific prompt. The key here is specificity; the more detailed your prompt, the easier it is for Midjourney to understand and implement your desired changes.


Refining Your Art with Remix Mode:

After generating your image, use the Remix Mode to select the area you want to change, and update your prompt accordingly. For example, if you’re changing the color of the kitten’s glasses from blue to yellow, focus your prompt update on the glasses. Midjourney will then reprocess the image, applying your specified changes to the selected area.


Tips for Successful Inpainting and Remixing:

  1. Select the Right Area: The area you choose for inpainting or remixing should be large enough to provide context to Midjourney but not so large that it alters the entire image.

  2. Be Specific in Your Prompts: The more detailed your prompts, the better Midjourney understands and executes your vision.

  3. Iterate and Experiment: Both Inpainting and Remix Mode may require several attempts to get the perfect result. Don’t hesitate to experiment with different selections and prompt updates.

  4. Focus on the Details: When using Remix Mode, concentrate on the specific details you want to change within the selected area.

  5. Step-by-Step Approach: Avoid trying to change too much at once. Work in small sections for more control and better outcomes.

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FAQ: Mastering Midjourney Inpainting & Remix Mode

What is Inpainting in Midjourney?

  • Inpainting allows you to alter specific parts of an AI-generated image without changing the entire picture.


How do I select an area for Inpainting?

  • Use the ‘Vari region’ option to choose the exact area in the image you wish to modify.


Can Inpainting fix common AI art errors like extra fingers?

  • Yes, Inpainting is ideal for correcting such anomalies in AI-generated images.


What is Remix Mode in Midjourney?

  • Remix Mode lets you dictate specific changes to a selected area of your image, like altering colors or adding elements.


How do I activate Remix Mode?

  • Type ‘/settings’ in Midjourney and select the Remix Mode option to activate it.


Is it necessary to be specific in prompts for Remix Mode?

  • Yes, detailed prompts help Midjourney better understand and implement your desired changes.


Can I use both Inpainting and Remix Mode on the same image?

  • Absolutely, you can use both tools on the same image for detailed customisation.


How many times can I use Inpainting on an image?

  • You can use Inpainting multiple times on different areas of the same image as needed.


What should I focus on when updating prompts in Remix Mode?

  • Concentrate on the specific details you want to change within the selected area.


Is it better to select a large or small area for changes?

  • Choose an area large enough to give context but not so large that it changes the entire image.


Can beginners easily use Inpainting and Remix Mode?

  • Yes, with practice and experimentation, beginners can effectively use these tools.


Are there limitations to what Inpainting and Remix Mode can do?

  • While powerful, these tools have limitations based on the complexity of the image and the specificity of the prompts.



Midjourney’s Inpainting and Remix Mode open up a world of possibilities for digital artists and enthusiasts alike. By mastering these tools, you can refine your AI-generated images to a degree that was previously unimaginable. Whether you’re correcting minor flaws or reimagining entire sections of your artwork, these features provide the flexibility and precision needed to bring your creative vision to life. Embrace the power of AI and let your imagination run wild with Midjourney.

Written by Timothy Gaschereau

Hi Earthling, I'm Timothy, an Astronaut at Allo Houston. I've served as the Chief Marketing Officer for various companies in France and Australia, and embraced the digital nomad lifestyle across Europe for two years. My passion? Elevating brands to shine brighter than the sun.

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