May 13, 2023

Mastering the Art of Prompting: Seeds, Weights, and Beyond

Written by
Alex H.

Welcome to our comprehensive guide on the fundamentals of prompting in AI models, especially text-to-image generative models like BlueWillow V3. In this blog post, we'll cover:

  • Introduction to prompting
  • The basics of seeds, weights, and prompt parameters
  • AI image generation and how prompts work
  • BlueWillow V3: Text within images and multilingual understanding
  • Tips and tricks for crafting effective prompts

Introduction to Prompting

The art of prompting is essential when working with AI models, as they require concise and clear prompts to create the images you desire. A good prompt is key to generating accurate and appealing images. The basic components of a prompt include:

  • Subject
  • Art form
  • Style or artist
  • Additional details and adjectives

The Basics of Seeds, Weights, and Prompt Parameters in Prompts

Seeds, weights, and prompt parameters play a crucial role in prompting. Seeds ensure the consistency of generated images, while weights determine the importance of specific elements in a prompt. We do not offer the option yet at BlueWillow but it is important for everyone to learn those terms and what they mean:


Definition: A numerical value that initializes the random number generator in an AI model.

Purpose: Ensures consistency and reproducibility of generated images.


Definition: A value assigned to different elements in a prompt to indicate their importance.

Purpose: Helps the AI model prioritize certain elements during image generation.

Prompt Parameters:

Those are parameters that you can add at the end of a prompt

--ar (aspect ratio): Controls the aspect ratio of the generated image. BlueWillow options currently are 1:1 (square), 2:3, and 3:2. Don’t forget to add a space between ar and 2:3 (e.g.,  –ar 2:3)

--model: Specifies the AI model version to use, such as "V2"

--no: negative.

--as-is: for non-English prompt optimization

BlueWillow Prompts 

AI image generation is a fascinating field, and the right prompts can work wonders.

BlueWillow V3 takes prompting to a new level with its ability to understand text within images and multilingual prompts.

Text within images:

  • BlueWillow V3 processes and generates text in images (e.g., "word on a sign")
  • Add quotes to the word you want to be written within your prompt (e.g., /imagine a panda holding a sign with written “LOVE” in it)
  • Short text works better, the AI will not be able to write a full sentence, only a few words
  • Use case: image with a sign, movie posters or logo

Multilingual understanding:

  • We support for non-Roman character sets and languages
  • If you want to opt out of english optimization use the parameter --as-is

Tips and Tricks for Crafting Effective Prompts

Crafting effective prompts is an art that requires practice and experimentation. Here are some tips and tricks to help you create better prompts:

  • Be specific and concise, but longer prompt with more details will get you better results with V3
  • Balance detail and flexibilit
  • Iterate and refine
  • Refer to the prompt FAQ channel or Prompt Discussion channel if you need help with your prompt