Instagram effects go beyond filters. The photo tools allow you to make changes such as changing the perspective, rotating, applying colors, adjusting brightness, among other adjustments. Combined, the features offer many editing possibilities, which does not require the installation of other apps on the phone. In addition, integration with Facebook and Twitter will allow you to publish at the same time on all networks.
The following tutorial teaches you how to use all Instagram editing functions and make the most of the photo app's filters and effects. The procedure was performed on a Moto G5S Plus smartphone with Android 7.1.1, but can be reproduced on other versions of the Google system and on the iPhone (iOS).
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Beyond filters: learn to use all the editing effects in Instagram photos Photo: Carolina Ochsendorf / TechTudo
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Step 1. When uploading a photo on Instagram, either from the cell phone gallery or captured with the app, the platform will display the filter options with a preview. Give a simple touch to the effect so that it is applied to the image. Click again to open the effect settings;
Choose and apply a filter on Instagram Photo: Reproduo / Raquel Freire
Step 2. All filters have an intensity bar. Drag the circle to the right to increase the effect or to the left to decrease it. Some of them, like Hudson, also have a button to insert a frame in the photo. After applying the transformations, go to "Finish";
Intensity adjustment of the Instagram filter can be done in a simple way Photo: Reproduo / Raquel Freire
Step 3. Slide your finger from right to left to see all the filters. In the last position, there is the "Manage" menu, which is able to customize details of the app on your mobile phone. Enter it and deselect any filters you don't like to exclude them from scrolling. Other filters not marked by standard can be added in the options. The display order of the items can also be changed by simply holding your finger on one of the items and dragging down or up. These settings keep your favorite effects in the most easily accessible part;
Instagram filter management menu enables other alternatives Foto: Reproduo / Raquel Freire
Step 4. It is possible to put visual effects on the photos through the "Edit" menu. It has the following tools: adjustment, brightness, contrast, structure, temperature, saturation, color, fade, highlight, shadows, vignette, tilt shift and sharpness;
Instagram photo editing tools menu allows greater control over applications Photo: Reproduction / Raquel Freire
Step 5. Most editing features have the same adjustment as filters. Just drag the ruler circle to the right or left to increase or decrease the intensity. To apply, tap "Finish";
Adjustment on Instagram photo editing tools are similar to filters Photo: Reproduction / Raquel Freire
Step 6. Some features, however, work a little differently, such as "Adjustment". There are three options to change the perspective of the photo. Go to one of the buttons and then drag the ruler to change the direction of the adjustment. In the upper right corner there is a feature to rotate the image without changing the perspective. Touch "Finish" to validate the changes;
Instagram adjustment tool offers useful options Photo: Reproduo / Raquel Freire
Step 7. Another tool with its own dynamics is that of "Color". Upon entering it, you will be in the "Shadows" tab. Press on a color and see that the image changes to this shade. Touch the color again to open the intensity adjustment;
Color tool in Instagram photo editions has different settings Photo: Reproduo / Raquel Freire
Step 8. Change the power of the shadow color as desired, then press "Finish" to confirm. Then tap on the "Highlight" tab to change the second predominant color in the photo in this example, we choose pink. Click once more on the tone to increase or decrease its intensity, as described in the previous step. When you are finished using the color tool, press "Finish";
Adjusting highlight colors in Instagram photo Foto: Reproduo / Raquel Freire
Step 9. The "Tilt Shift" tool blurs part of the photo and highlights the area. Upon entering it, you will have two blur options: Radial, which leaves the center sharp and blurs in a circular shape; and Linear, with sharpness in a strip in the middle of the photo and blur in the upper and lower parts. Select one of them and press "Finish" to insert the effect;
Use of the Tilt Shift feature in Instagram photo editing can be a differentiator in the image Photo: Reproduo / Raquel Freire
Step 10. The lamp button at the top of the screen is a shortcut for adjusting the brightness, already described above. After using all the desired filters and effects, choose the "Next" button and finish the publication as you wish, with the insertion of location, people and captions. Finally, press "Share" to post on the platform and other social networks, if you have linked.
Photo sharing edited with Instagram effects Photo: Reproduo / Raquel Freire
Ready. Take advantage of the tips, use your imagination and create the ideal photo for every moment of your life!
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