If you remember any one thing about social media, remember this: it’s supposed to be fun! Instagram knows this, which is why they provide so many fun and cool effects to accentuate your videos.
Effects can add pizzazz to your videos, enable you to add custom backgrounds through green screens, change the color of your hair, and countless other enhancements.
Some involve more steps than others, but they all pretty much follow the same flow:
- Click on the three dots above the record button to access the effects library
- Pick the one you want to try out
- If you plan on using it more than once, you can bookmark it as a favorite effect
- Make sure you read the instructions on how to use the effect. For the eye effect I use in the tutorial below, you just need to blink your eyes to activate it and blink them again to turn it off.
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The best way to try out Effects and learn which ones are best for your social media presence is to try them out. You don’t even need to post all (or any) of them – the preview screen will show you what it looks like. Scroll through and bookmark your favorites, even if you don’t have a use for them today. That way, when inspiration strikes, you don’t have to go scrolling through hundreds of effects you don’t want to use. But I guarantee once you start using them you won’t want to stop.
Here are some great resources for popular Instagram Effects. Which is your favorite one? What’s an effect they haven’t done yet that you would like to see? Let us know in the comments.
Remember: the whole point of social media is to HAVE FUN!! 💜