design tip

Use Backgrounds and Overlays to Highlight Specific Elements

If you want to highlight something specific, use a colorful background or an overlay. In this example from the energy drink brand Redbull, you can see solid background colors that highlight the design elements featured in the foreground. There are tons of ways to create backgrounds and overlays. If you want to design Instagram Stories without using a photo or video, open the draw tool, choose a color, and then tap and hold your thumb down until the entire screen turns that color. If you like, you could take it one step further and use the eraser to remove part of the overlay to reveal part of a photo. Be creative and use backgrounds and overlays to bring your Instagram Story designs to life.