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Instagram stories are your mainstay for quick and easy everyday interactions on the platform. When learning how to post a story on Instagram, it’s important to lock down the basics. After all, you need to know how to create your own Instagram stories before leveling up and learning hacks and tips for creating one-of-a-kind IG stories. (We love changing our Instagram story backgrounds and creating custom Instagram story templates!). 

You may have seen stories on Instagram that look too good to have not been customized and wondered, “Hey, how do I do that on my Instagram account, too?” 🤔 Whether you’re sharing a later-gram or a hilarious repost from one of your friends, you can always customize your content share to your own personal style. One of the easiest, littlest known hacks comes with learning how to change background color on Instagram stories.

What’s popular on social media evolves so rapidly that staying in tune with the latest trends can feel like a full-time job unto itself. At the same time, if you want your personal or brand feed to stand out and cultivate engaged followers, you have to make sure your Instagram posts and stories are always fresh and creative. 

Buckle up and hold on tight! Instagram just released its newest feature, Instagram Reels, and it’s about to be a wild (and ~really~ fun!) ride. 🚘 🥳  If you’re familiar with TikTok, then Instagram Reels will be second nature to you 👯‍♂️.

Reels are 15-second video clips that can be shared to your Instagram feed. They also populate into the Explore page to increase your video discoverability. 👀 Like TikTok, you’ll have the option to select from a music library or upload your own original sound. Instagram Reels are also a great way to connect with your Instagram followers, hop on trends, and show a lighter, less polished side of you and your brand. 🤪

When you see the term “mobile preset” do you automatically count yourself out? ✌️Not so fast! Despite what social media may have conditioned you to think, you don’t have to be a professional photographer (or lifestyle blogger 💁‍♀️💁‍♂️) to create your own custom photo presets. 

Presets should be on everyone’s list of digital essentials! Having a few presets in your pocket will allow you to easily edit photos to perfection in an instant and make it simple to keep a consistent theme across your feed. Not to mention, they’ll totally level up your social media presence. 📈🔥 

Golden hour, but make it all day. 🌝✨ With our stickers and blend modes you never have to let the sunset on an Instagram post again. 💁‍♀️💁‍♂️

We’re not just going to show you how to achieve any basic golden hour glow. We’re sharing the ✨good stuff! ✨Specifically, how to add *super* realistic faux blind shadows to your photos to take your golden hour pics from average to influencer territory.

Want to level up your Instagram feed QUICK? Our one-tap Sketch Effects are the solution you didn’t know you were looking for. Sketch is receiving a ton of love on social media and can turn any photo into an  ~ a e s t h e t i c ~ masterpiece. Sure, you can create a similar look manually with other apps ? but why waste hours when it only takes seconds with PicsArt?  Top influencers, content creators, and celebrities around the world are hopping on the Sketch train and have been spotted reposting Sketch fan art/remixes. Name-drop alert: Kim Kardashian West, Gigi Hadid, Miranda Kerr, and Dascha Polanco! (Proof below!) ?✍️ View this post on Instagram A post shared by Kim Kardashian West (@kimkardashian) on Aug 29, 2019 at 12:05pm PDT Watch our tutorial on how to turn your photo into a sketch HERE. View this…

Fall is officially here, woo-hoo! (Side note: Is it acceptable to chant ‘woo-hoo’ if it’s not in a text?) #HotGirlSummer was fun and all, but Fall has Snuggies, booties, and Halloween going for it. Not to mention all the amazing photo ops ?☕️?  It’s safe to say we’re *pretty* excited. So excited, we decided to create an entire Fall PicsArt photo editing guide just for you — that may or may not have been powered by PSLs (Pumpkin Spice Lattes!). Our Fall photo editing hacks are super easy yet mega effective. And, most importantly, they’re pretty much guaranteed to be a hit on Instagram all September, October, AND November long ❤️ #1: Always Be Adding Outlines PicsArt Pro Tip: Sit down with some hot cocoa, open the Draw Tools, and just go with your gut feeling. Keeping it simple looks amazing, but adding intricate designs does too, so it all…

Fact: Celebs are the kings and queens of Instagram ?? They’ve been stealing our hearts with their perfect feeds since Instagram came on the scene way back in 2010. We never knew a bunch of little square boxes could make us fall in love, but here we are. Real talk though, stars don’t achieve their dreamy aesthetics without help. We can’t get you a team of hair and makeup assistants, but at PicsArt we do have TONS of Filters. We did some investigating to find out which filters top celebrities like Kim Kardashian, Ariana Grande and Hailey Bieber are using to rack up alllllll those likes so you can too! Prepare for greatness. 1. Kim Kardashian – 1994 FLTR Kim K’s consistent warm neutral color palette (think toasted marshmallow) and vintage vibes give us a zen feeling we can’t get over. That distressed effect she adds to her photos —…