Decorating your Instagram Stories with different types of markups is a good way to engage your audience in what you are doing. You can customize the brightness and adjust the coloring of your markup and text right though the Stories feature.
All you have to do is find the photo or content that you would like to post to your Stories. When you are ready, tap on the pen icon at the top of your screen. This trick also works the same way with the "Aa" text icon too, so feel free to tap on that instead.
At the bottom, you'll see a number of different colors. You can also swipe right to see three more rows of colors.
Long press on the color of your choosing. You should see a range of color shades pop up. From here, you can move your finger to adjust its color. You could also create your own custom color.
Now you can markup your content however way you like with whatever shade of coloring that you prefer.
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