Midjourney often shows an image within a frame or surrounded by white borders when your prompt includes terms like 'printing' or 'painting'. Because it takes your instructions literally, it assumes you want to see a complete print, inclusive of a frame, within your image.
In this tutorial, we'll explore two different approaches for removing frames and white borders from your Midjourney images.
You can use negative prompting to remove elements from your compositions.
Take this prompt as an example:
/imagine prompt: mezzotint print of a 1600s dukeCreate your prompt library with Imagifly →
This is likely to produce images similar to those below. Notice the frames and white borders surrounding the print:
Now, let's tweak the prompt to include the --no parameter:
/imagine prompt: mezzotint print of a 1600s duke --no frameCreate your prompt library with Imagifly →
Voila! Midjourney has removed the frames and borders:
For a full list of available parameters, check the Midjourney documentation.
Often, the frame/border issue is caused by specific keywords (e.g., 'print') included in a very brief prompt.
Here's an example:
/imagine prompt: photograph-painting hybrid of a mermaid, full bodyCreate your prompt library with Imagifly →
Because the prompt includes the word 'painting', some variations show a white surrounding, as if Midjourney is trying to retain the image ratio of an actual painting. Removing 'painting' from the prompt could be a plausible solution, although we want our final result to look like a painting, so we'll keep the keyword.
By adding more details and optionally specifying an aspect ratio other than the default 1:1 (as of Midjourney 5), you provide Midjourney with more context, likely eliminating the unwanted white space.
Consider this prompt example:
/imagine prompt: a photograph-painting of a cute mermaid playing with a sea creature in the style of fantasy artworks, light teal and light red, mystic symbolism, joyful celebration of nature --ar 16:9Create your prompt library with Imagifly →
Here're the outputs:
...and the white borders are gone! 🎉
If you want to step-up your game with AI generative tools, consider sticking around. You'll find plenty of tutorials and an app to manage all your prompts.
The Imagifly app is the perfect place to store your prompt library: