60 Best Stable Diffusion Portrait Prompts (With Examples)

Do you want to create stunning portraits in Stable Diffusion? If your answer is yes, you’ve come to the right place!

That’s because, in this article, I’ll share over 50 Stable Diffusion portrait prompts you can use to generate beautiful portrait images. 

I’ve covered all bases in our prompt list and have included Stable Diffusion prompts for male portraits, female portraits, and more. 

You’ll also find some example images generated from the prompts listed below. So, let’s not wait any further time and jump straight in. 

Best Stable Diffusion Portrait Prompts

Here is our list of the best portrait prompts for Stable Diffusion: 

S.No. Stable Diffusion Portrait Prompts
1fashion editorial, a female model with blonde hair, wearing a colorful dress
2Photo of a man with a mustache and a suit, plain background, portrait style
3(best_quality),(ultra_detailed), photo of beautiful 18-year-old girl, pastel hair, freckles sexy, beautiful, close up, young, DSLR, 8k, natural skin, textured skin
4Photo of a corporate employee, office in the background, smiling, wearing a suit, highly detailed, DSLR
5Ciri, redhead, Close portrait, (lightroom:1.13), soft light, (natural skin texture:1.2), (hyperrealism:1.2), sharp focus, focused
6(best_quality),(ultra_detailed), photo of a beautiful 18-year-old girl, pastel hair, freckles sexy, beautiful, close up, young, DSLR, 8k, natural skin, textured skin
7A man wearing a tank top, portrait shot, dewy skin
8Closeup portrait, cute, 1girl, choker, smiling
9cinematic photo (art by Mathias Goeritz:0.9) , photograph, Lush Girlfriend, Tax collector, Rich dark blue hair, Winter, tilt shift, Horror, specular lighting, film grain, Samsung Galaxy, F/5, (cinematic still:1.2), freckles . 35mm photograph, film, bokeh, professional, 4k, highly detailed
10photo portrait, by artgerm greg rutkowski alphonse mucha, leica sl 250 mm, vivid color, high quality, high textured, real life, aggressive look, reflections, atmospheric , beautiful face, cyberpunk streetwear tech wear scavenger arabic traditional clothes, sexy expression, full body, cyberpunk decadence, tasty body, look in camera , middle Eastern , arabic style, evil , geishas’, oiran , superb Hyperrealistic and heavy detailed gheisha-cyber-girl inspired by Blade Runner Cyberpunk 2077, by artgerm greg rutkowski alphonse mucha, leica sl 250 mm, vivid color, high quality, high textured, real life, aggressive look, reflections, atmospheric , beautiful face, cyberpunk streetwear tech wear oiran, sexy expression, full body, cyberpunk decadence, tasty body, look in camera , oiran, 1960s futurism, demon
11detailed eyes, Perfect features, (masterpiece), (best quality), moist skin, shiny skin, glossy skin, (good quality), intricate details, Smile, Smile, Smile, happy, Open your mouth, earrings, Ray Tracing, cute asian girl
12from side, 1girl, Random expression,The setting sun, cloud, side, KODAK Ektar 100, raw, 8K, 32K
13Portrait of a war solider, nervous and anxious look on face, holding an AR15, in the jungle
14hyperrealistic, 8K, 1woman, (closed eyes, facing viewer, lying down, gothic, black lips, roses, dark night), ([closeup to her lips, mariah carey], :0.85)
15(redhead|ginger hair), blue eyes, curly hair, smiling, fit, slim, in nightclub, best quality, highly detailed, intricate details, happy
16a man, wet hair, splashes of raining water with facial hair, intricate details, male model portrait photography, masculine gaze, fashion photography, Winston studio lighting, handsome, 8K, anti-blur, contrast, DSLR
17Photo of a serene, elderly woman, her skin etched with the wisdom of years and tales untold. Her hair, a cascade of silver waves, frames a face that radiates enlightenment. Her eyes, deep pools of kindness and love, sparkle with an inner light. They’ve seen countless sunrises and sunsets, yet they still beam with wonder and compassion. She sits against a backdrop of gentle, dappled sunlight filtering through ancient trees. The aura around her is palpable; it speaks of profound understanding and a deep connection to the universe. award-winning, professional, highly detailed, soft, pastel colors
18an exquisitely beautiful fashion model girl is wearing Fuchsia based rugby shirt in a rugby field, long nose, (clear eyes, symmetrical eyes), gently smile, Buzz cut, natural lighting
191girl kawaii intricate Harajuku fashion, pastel dyed hair, kawaii headband, 24mm, 4k textures, soft cinematic light, adobe lightroom, photolab, hdr, intricate, highly detailed, sharp focus, soothing tones, insane details, intricate details, hyperdetailed, low contrast, soft cinematic light
20portrait photo of an Egyptian queen, wearing luxurious dress with ornaments and armour, lavish room
21best quality, masterpiece, (photorealistic:1.4), 1girl, light smile, shirt with collars, waist up, dramatic lighting, from below
22detailed glam photoshoot by Viviane Sassen, GatiMuti plumber sifaka mending tubes, Professional, modern, product-focused, commercial, eye-catching, highly detailed
23photo of a Danish woman wearing a black dress, black rim glasses, age 25, cinematic lighting, dark theme, bokeh
241 male, a viking soldier, wearing viking armor, long hairs, mud on his face, mud on everywhere, serious look, in a battlefield, masterpiece, high quality, portrait shot, wide angle, professional photography, intricate details on his armor, complex patterns, valhalla
25front profile half body Photography, in front of black wall, a punk 80’s British model woman with 50’s haircut, in a white turtleneck dress and large sunglasses, 80 degree view, art by Sergio Lopez , Natalie Shau, james jean and salvador dali
261 girl, (wearing pullover, sweater), bobble hat, (RAW photo, best quality), (realistic, photo-realistic:1.4), masterpiece, an extremely delicate and beautiful, Amazing, finely detail, ultra-detailed, highres, soft light, mascara, makeup, beautiful detailed woman, long hair, extremely detailed eyes and face, beautiful detailed nose, beautiful detailed eyes, cinematic lighting, in a beautiful forest of pine trees at a countryside, winter scenery, pine trees in winter, by a small snowman, perfect anatomy, slender body, smiling depth of field, film grain:1, bokeh:1.2
27(Realistic),masterpiece,best quality,cinematic lighting,natural shadow,highest detail,depth of field,insane details,intricate,aesthetic, 1 fat man,ic34rmor,wearing ice knight armor,photo of a handsome man,Bowl cut,full body,dynamic pose,BREAK Snow-capped mountains,alpine meadows,crystal-clear lakes,hiking trails,wildlife,pristine forests
28neon advertising style photograph, (art by Artgerm:1.8), 16k, highly detailed sharp focus, highly detailed, active, elegant, confident, optimistic, teenager, smiling, beautiful, heroine, perfect look, fine skin details, intricate details, symetrical vanishing point, trending on artstation, Artgerm, Greg Rutkowski, Tom Blackwell, Rubens, traditional, jewelry . Bright, vibrant, neon lights, retro-futuristic, electrifying, highly detailed
291girl lying, in a field of pink rose flowers, red dress, white flower, earrings, looking at viewer, blue eyes, red ribbon, necklace, long sleeves, blonde hair, short hair, daisy detailed hazel eyes 35mm f/1.2 ASPH, hanfu,clear face, Ultra High Resolution, wallpaper, 8K,Rich texture details, hyper detailed,
30high quality, ultrarealistic, cinematic, fireworks, 1man, 1woman, selfie
31A female social worker having fun in a dark room surrounded by computer screens, poor quality photo, blurry, (smiling:0.5), (soft lighting, high detailed skin:1.1)
321girl, black long hair, sweater, (outdoors:1.2), film overlay, film grain, upper body, elegant, on street, soft light
33(Realistic),masterpiece,best quality,tough guy,Handsome guy,1boy,male focus,solo,pants,hands in pockets,shirt,black hair,print shirt,jacket,sunglasses,white shirt,belt,shoes,white footwear,standing,full body,red pants,jewelry,looking at viewer,floral print,necklace,short hair,black jacket,open clothes,,colorful
34Portrait 1 Man, golden skin, close up
35a frostpunk shot,capture the essence of serenity as soft sunlight filters through the delicate petals of a cherry blossom,gently caressing them with a whispered breeze,Wispy bangs,soft natural volumetric cinematic perfect light
36(1girl),light blue hair,beige shirt,(red makeup:1.2),(Ancient makeup),(Substance:1.2),(Stars:1.4),directed by Shane MacMullan,neon pop art style,photos taken with ektachrome,(gothic style dark and moody tones),softbox lighting,instax film,stunning photo of a beautiful woman,color film photo,FilmG,8k,original photo,(Film Grain:1),(Floating Dust Grain:1.2),Award Winning photo,24mm,focus,spotlight,rim light,dark,dim,low key,deep shadow,fog,medium view,
371boy, beads, black cloak, cloak, cover, cover page, covered mouth, flower, grey eyes, hair slicked back, jewelry, male focus, mask, mask removed, mouth mask, pale skin, popped collar, ring, scarf, silver hair, solo, traditional media
38leaf, plant, potted_plant, vines, ivy, bamboo, seaweed, tanabata, jungle, solo, tanzaku, palm_leaf, branch, rain, grass, dappled_sunlight, lily_pad, 1girl,8K,Best quality, masterpiece, ultra high res, (photorealistic:1.4), raw photo, (Authentic skin texture:1.3), (film grain:1.3), (selfie angle),1girl,beautiful detailed eyes and face,masterpiece, best quality,close-up,upper body 
39(Best Quality, Masterpiece:1.4), (Realism:1.2), (Realisitc:1.2), (Absurdres:1.2), (photorealistic:1.3), 1girl,Realistic Skin,Solo,( Very Big Eyes,beautiful detailed eyes, symmetric eyes),cowboy shot,dress,wings
40sfw, Leaning back against the wall standing, [mature] cyborg sanji 30year cyborg_man wearing a (cyperpunk_corporate _black_suitjacket and and white_shirt and black_tie) and shoes, sanjiop face, happy smile, (luminance_doll_joints), background bio ((luminance neon lights)) scifi_cyperpunk city, long shadows over the landscape, Intricate, High Detail, Sharp focus, volumetric light, light, caustics, contrast, bright dark scene
41masterpiece,best quality,highest detail,detailed background,insane details,intricate,aesthetic, 1girl,full body,light smile,charming,20yo,Deep purple hair,French Braid Hair.side undercut,Floral print wrap midi dress,Sequins,Thumbs-Up, festive celebrations, colorful decorations, traditional customs, cultural performances, communal gatherings, high spirits
421girl, sheer-pink hair, hot, attractive, alluring, high quality, detailed, realistic
43Surrounded by a digital symphony, the girl stands as the nucleus of a technological cosmos. Wires extend like lifelines, connecting the intricate circuitry of computers to various parts of her body, creating a symbiotic dance of human and machine. An aura of data pulses around her, casting an otherworldly glow. The hum of processors and the glow of screens reflect in her eyes, conveying a fusion of human ingenuity and artificial intelligence. She is the epicenter of a cybernetic ballet, seamlessly integrated with the digital expanse that surrounds her. In this techno-environment, she embodies the convergence of flesh and silicon, a living conduit of the digital future.
44portrait of a 60-year-old hipster man with a man bun, smoking a cigar, wearing stylish glasses, colorful clothes, hippie background
45face and torso, manin snowstorm, looking at camera, focus eyes, blue eyes, fine wrinkles, tired, (turned from viewer, bokeh, flare, god rays, (8k uhd), high detailed skin, Hair, RAW photo, realistic, skin texture, absurdres, high quality, film grain, HD, Sharp, dramatic, cinematic, face light
46muscular, buff, high-key, white, futuristic, sci-fi, bokeh, spaceship, 25 years old Nordic man, wide face, tough guy, confident, soldier, body hair, facial hair, unkempt hair, muted colors, natural contour aesthetics, sweaty meat
47portrait of a 13 year old boy, wearing a Halloween costume, smiling, holding a pumpkin bucket, trick or treat
48The godfather style, editorial photoshoot, male, wearing a suit
49(dark shot:1.4), 80mm, (contre-jour:1.3), girl, silhouette, soft light, sharp, exposure blend, medium shot, bokeh, (hdr:1.4), high contrast, (cinematic, teal and orange:0.85), (muted colors, dim colors, soothing tones:1.3), low saturation, (hyperdetailed:1.2), (noir:0.4)
50Half portrait of a shirtless man, occult jewelry, several necklaces, chains, several rings, nipple piercing, nipple ring, hairy chest, short beard, lean, sexy, hot, handsome, mystic background, punk, pagan, male witch, Realistic, Detailed and Intricate, Close-up, Photoshoot, Glamor Shot, Canon50
51masterpiece, best quality, the joker with a beer in his hand sitting on a chair in a bar
52(close-up, editorial photograph of britneyspears-smf), a girl standing , blond, dark night, film grain, depth of field, analog film style, vivid color, 1girl, upper body, (looking at the viewer:1.3), concert lights, Vibrant Color Palette, bold and saturated, emotional impact,vivid, with strong contrasts, vivid, with strong contrasts, from bellow, creative and stylized lighting, movie screenshot, neon, colored gels, dramatic shadows, dreamlike , cinematography, lens flare, mist, gritty, movie still, state fair, fog, (night, dark, dark photo, grainy, dimly lit:1.3), best quality, high quality, (realistic), (absurdres:1.2)
53Portrait of a beautiful bride wearing a white wedding dress, smiling, happy
54A man panicked, hiding, scared look, destruction, explosion, fire, distraught look on face, portrait
55(best quality, masterpiece:1.2), sharp focus, 8k, ultra-detailed, (photorealistic:1.5), In the fading twilight, amidst the whispers of fallen leaves and the scent of blood-soaked earth, an old seasoned samurai warrior knelt, his weary form a testament to a lifetime of battles. His once-gleaming armor, scarred and dented, bore witness to countless conflicts, while his weathered face displayed the wisdom of ages. With eyes that had seen both glory and sorrow, he bowed his head in solemn reverence, paying homage to the fallen. His hands, calloused and steady, cradled a ceremonial katana, its blade reflecting the pale moonlight. In that moment of quietude, he embodied the essence of honor, resilience, and the weight of a thousand battles. art style of Fenghua Zhong, black and white, ultra res,
56Portrait of a cute cat, Garfield, lazy
57Arab sheik, sitting on a golden chair, smiling, wearing a thobe, Arabian garments, photoshoot, portrait, DSLR
58Photo of harry potter in a sci-fi futuristic city, dystopian, portrait, holding a futuristic wand
59photo of a woman. neon lights, late at night, in the rain, very long brown wet hair, cinematic, shallow depth of field, extremely detailed
60(masterpiece), (extremely intricate:1.3), (realistic), portrait of a girl, the most beautiful in the world, (medieval armor), metal reflections, upper body, outdoors, intense sunlight, far away castle, professional photograph of a stunning woman detailed, sharp focus, dramatic, award-winning, cinematic lighting, octane render unreal engine, volumetrics, (film grain, blurry background, blurry foreground, bokeh, depth of field, sunset, motion blur:1.3), chainmail

How To Generate Better Portrait Images In Stable Diffusion

Here are some tips that will help you generate better portraits in Stable Diffusion. 

Use The Right Models

One of the key factors in generating good portrait images in Stable Diffusion is using the right models. 

Not all models are trained well at generating portraits. So you need to choose models that can generate good realistic portraits. 

Here are some models I recommend and use myself when it comes to making portrait-style shots in Stable Diffusion: 

These models have served me well when it comes to generating realistic portrait images of human beings. 

Another benefit of these models is that they’re so well-trained that you can experiment with various styles such as sci-fi, vintage, analog, and more. 

You can discover more checkpoint models on Civitai but the models listed above are more than enough to help you make good portrait images. 

Moreover, you can also try SDXL models that are mind-blowing at generating highly detailed images. 

Use Negative Prompts

Using proper negative prompts is crucial to ensure that the portrait images you generate look beautiful and don’t have any unwanted artifacts. 

Many users new to Stable Diffusion complain that they’re unable to generate images with proper hands, eyes, or legs. 

That’s often due to the lack of a good negative prompt that weeds out unwanted details from images. 

I typically prefer using one or two negative prompts for my images. For this article, all the example images I generated using the following negative prompt: 

text, watermark, low quality, medium quality, blurry, censored, wrinkles, deformed, mutated

This negative prompt covers all the bad aspects that you wouldn’t want in your generated images. You can also expand on this prompt and add more keywords but it’s often an overkill. 

If you still struggle with problems, you can try using negative embeddings instead. 

Use LoRA Models 

While you don’t have to use LoRA models while generating portraits in Stable Diffusion, they can still be quite helpful if your goal is to achieve a certain style. 

For instance, if you want to generate a portrait in analog-style photography, you can use a LoRA model for that. Similarly, you can find models for different styles as well. 

You can also find models to add details such as film grain, bokeh, and vignette effects to your photos too. 

Here are some LoRA models you’d enjoy trying out when making portrait images: 

These LoRA models will help you explore various styles of portrait images you could create with Stable Diffusion. 

Stable Diffusion Portrait Prompts Examples

Here are some example portrait images made using Stable Diffusion. For all the example images below, I’ve used the base SDXL model with the same negative prompt:

I haven’t used any LoRA model to demonstrate that you can generate different kinds of portraits without relying on too many models. 

Looking for more prompts? Check out:


Here are some frequently asked questions about creating portrait images in Stable Diffusion: 

Can I use any model to create portraits in Stable Diffusion? 

Generally, you can use any model to create portraits in Stable Diffusion but there are models that are trained specifically for generating portraits and they usually do a better job. 

What words to include while creating portraits in Stable Diffusion? 

You can include words such as “portrait”, “photo of”, “DSLR photo”, and “photography” to let Stable Diffusion know that you want to generate a portrait photo. 

Is LoRA required to create portraits in Stable Diffusion? 

LoRA models aren’t required to create portraits in Stable Diffusion. However, certain LoRA models can help you achieve the style you want while creating portrait images. 


So, that concludes our list of the best Stable Diffusion portrait prompts you can try out. I hope we covered plenty of prompts and helpful tips to help you generate pretty awesome and stunning portraits. 

As always, keep experimenting with different prompts and models to come up with something creative and new. 

If you have any questions or suggestions, do let me know in the comments below.

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