Prompt Cheatsheet

Written by Moritz under CC BY-NC 4.0. Only minor formatting changes have been made. Could potentially go in the Archive I suppose.

The further to the beginning of the prompt a word is placed, the greater its effect. Use multiple exclamation marks !! to stress a word and brackets () to reduce its strength.

3D renders & realism unreal engine, octane render, bokeh, vray, houdini render, quixel megascans, depth of field (or dof), arnold render, 8k uhd, raytracing, cgi, lumen reflections, cgsociety, ultra realistic, volumetric fog, overglaze, macro photography, analog photo, polaroid, 100mm, film photography, dslr, cinema4d, studio quality

Try experimenting with the names of professional cameras (e. g. Fujifilm XT3 or Canon Eos 5D) and lens specifications (e. g. 80mm Sigma f/1.4 or any ZEISS lens).

2D art digital art, digital painting, color page, featured on pixiv (for anime/manga), trending on dribbble (for vector graphics), trending on artstation, precise lineart, tarot card, character design, concept art, symmetry, golden ratio, evocative, award winning, shiny, smooth, surreal, divine, celestial, elegant, oil painting, soft, fascinating, fine art

Note that Stable Diffusion's output quality is more dependant on artists' names than those of DALL-E and Midjourney. Without at least one artist name the output might look like a beginner's work.

Environments stunning environment, wide-angle, aerial view, massive scale, street level view, landscape, panoramic, lush vegetation, idyllic

Detail wallpaper, poster, sharp focus, hyperrealism, insanely detailed, lush detail, filigree, intricate, crystalline, perfectionism, max detail, 4k uhd, spirals, tendrils, ornate, HQ, angelic, decorations, embellishments, masterpiece, hard edge

Lighting god rays, hard shadows, studio lighting, soft lighting, diffused lighting, rim lighting, volumetric lighting, specular lighting, cinematic lighting, luminescence, translucency, subsurface scattering, global illumination, indirect light, radiant light rays, bioluminescent details, ektachrome, glowing, shimmering light, halo, iridescent

Colors vibrant, muted colors, vivid color, post-processing, colorgrading, tone mapping, lush, low contrast, vintage, aesthetic, psychedelic

Hidden gem artstyles art deco, rococo, art nouveau, baroque