A TIKTOK user famed for her Instagram tips has revealed how you could make your Instagram Stories much more exciting.
In a short video, self-proclaimed 'marketing pro' @valerie_lisitsyna shows you how to create a transparent background effect on Stories.
She starts the video by instructing: "Open up Stories and select a colour that you like."
You will also need to have loaded the photo or video you want to post to your Story before you pick the colour.
To select a colour option, go to the top right-hand corner and click the wiggly line.
You can hold down a colour to see more options.
Once you've picked a colour, the Instagram pro then says: "Make sure you choose the third marker option and hold down the screen and as you can see it's a transparent background.
At this point, you should notice your whole screen has become the colour you selected but you can still make out the image beneath.
The TikToker continues: "After you add the colour that you like, use the eraser tool to erase and create a see-through design for your Story like the ones here."
She then demonstrates how you can use the eraser to draw patterns on the transparent backgroundwhich creates a cool effect.
The eraser tool can be found in the upper right-hand corner next to the "Done" option.
Once you're happy, click "Done" and then you can post to your Stories or send to a friend.
Your Story should look as if the original image has faded and you can use the eraser to highlight certain points or write words on top of it.
The effect is a bit like you're writing words on a steamed up mirror.
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