Combining Midjourney and Adobe Firefly: The Power of Collective Creativity

Capitalizing on the pros and cons of each, new depths of creativity are explored

David W Litwin
7 min readNov 6, 2023

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images created in combination through Midjourney and Firefly

We’ve all heard the axiom, “two are better than one.” But in the case of Midjourney and Adobe Firefly, the combination of the two is exponentially more powerful than either one their own.

In this article, I will detail the process (with prompts) I used to create precisely what I wanted, shifting back and forth between platforms and forcing the best aspects of each of these two AI platforms.

Quick References:

The Pros and Cons

A Detailed Story

The Endless Possibilities

In Conclusion

The Pros and Cons of Two Great Platforms

Every few weeks, someone on Medium writes an article questioning which new AI will be the death of Midjourney. The answer? Nothing probably will. BUT the combination of AIs can produce something far more dynamic, accurate, and all-around freaking cool than one can get out of either individual platform.

First, let’s look at a few pros and cons of both Midjourney and Adobe Firefly.

But, like a good marriage, these cons and pros of these two plaforms can be combined to create something far more magical.

A detailed project story

My goal for this assignment was to create a black and white illustration of a woman sitting at a laptop computer in a unique and fresh illustrative style.

For the first step, I typed the following prompt into Midjourney.

(two of my own reference images and then) Minimalist full body, side view illustration of the most beautiful woman, in a business suit and tie::4 sitting, working on a laptop computer::3 wide-angle shot, top lighting, wispy, white minimal background, in the art style of artist Malika Favre, black and white::2 minimal brush strokes::1 bursts — ar 9:16…

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