Instagram Stories: How to Use Type Tool

Instagram Stories: How to Use Type Tool

Instagram Stories: How To Use Type Mode

Note:
Type mode was released in Version 30.0 of Instagram. If you don not have it, be sure you have updated your phone and apps. You can also try force quitting the app and logging out and back in. Instagram does not roll out new features all at once, so you may just have to be patient and wait (I know, that is no fun).

Also Note: There are two options for using new Type Mode
1. You can start in Type Mode (tap Type in bottom left)…This method is more for designing with type

2. To add type and use the new styles, take a photo or video in any mode (normal, boomerang, rewind…) and tap in center and start typing. Look for styles in top center (Classic, Modern, Strong, Neon, Typewriter)

 

Method 1: Using New Type Mode Screen

Open Instagram Stories

When to use Method 1:
Use this to design with type, send a cool typographic message to your Stories…

  • Type Mode located under Shutter Button along with all of the other modes (Live, Normal, Boomerang, Rewind, Hands Free, Stop Motion…)
  • Type is located on far left next to Live
  • Tap Type
  • 4 Different Styles (Modern, Neon, Strong & Typewriter)
  • Tap button in Top Center to cycle through styles
  • Tap circle button in bottom left to change background color
    Tap in center of screen to start typing
  • Tap inside type and select to change type colors
  • Look in Upper left corner for A with stars to add a background in Strong & Typewriter Modes.
    Tap justification lines for left, center, right align in some modes
  • Tap camera in bottom right to take photo or video behind text
    Use shutter button in bottom center to take photo or record video
  • When done with type click click on the shutter button that turns to Arrow and that will bring you to main screen of Instagram Stories and you can add any effects, stickers, GIFS, geotags, text, brushes, colors….

Method 2: Use New Styles of Type in Other Shooting Modes

When to use Method 2:
When you want to spruce up your Stories with fancier type

Start in:
Normal, Boomerang, Rewind, Superzoom, Hands-free..

  • Take photo, video, boomerang…
  • Tap in center of screen anywhere (do not have to tap [Aa] type icon]
  • Start typing…
  • With text selected (cursor) look to top center and change from:
  • Classic, Modern, Neon, Strong and Typewriter.
  • Everything else will perform just like stories
  • Add stickers, brushes, text, gifs, geo-tags, etc.
  • Save, Add To Story, Share or Tap X in upper left to start over…
  • Learn, Create, Move Forward.
 

Tools & Resources:

Podcast Gear:
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Adobe Creative Cloud:
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Screenflow Screencasting Software:
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Camtasia Screencasting Software:
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Gear Review: Samson Q2U Recording & Podcasting Pack

Gear Review: Samson Q2U Recording & Podcasting Pack

https://youtu.be/1e5Bm0FukvE

The Product

Samson Q2U Recording & Podcasting Pack ($59)*:
http://amzn.to/2vX6YLn (US)

http://amzn.to/2tQBpRZ (UK)

Samson Q2U Microphone

Details:

  • Dynamic handheld microphone
  • XLR Connector to plug into interface, mixer or handy recorder.
  • USB Connector to plug into Mac/PC or use with iOS Devices (Apple connector kit required)
  • Headphone output with volume control on the bottom to monitor sound.
  • Podcasting Pack Includes: Q2U Microphone, Desktop Stand, Mic Clip, USB Cable, and XLR Cable
  • The Q2U is a dynamic microphone which is ideal for podcasters and broadcasters because dynamics do a good job of rejecting ambient room noise.
  • This entire video was recorded using the Samson Q2U into the Zoom H6.
  • Video made using Adobe Premiere Pro & Adobe After Effects
  • Similar to Audio Technica ATR2100 microphone in price and sound quality.
  • Green LED light indicator nice and subtle compared to the bright blue light of ATR2100.

The Verdict:

I give it an overall ??

It would make a great entry level podcasting mic or all-purpose content creator mic.

It will live in my mobile podcasting/travel kit because I love being able to use the XLR connector with my Zoom H6 or use the USB and record audio right into my iPhone or iPad using the Apple Connector Kit.

The Q2U & ATR2100 sound rich and boomy and pretty silent, but there is a synthetic/electronic feel to it that I do not hear with a higher end mic like the Shure SM58 or Shure SM7b. The higher end mics feel cleaner and a little flatter, but for under $60, there is a lot of bang for your buck with this microphone.

I was impressed by the build quality (it felt solid), it had a nice black matte finish to it and it made me think of my Shure SM58 (one of my favorite mics).

Pros: Price, Build Quality, Sound, USB/XLR

Cons: Accessories

Accessories I recommend:

On-Stage DS7425 Foldable Tripod:
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On Stage QK2B Microphone Clip Quick Release:
http://amzn.to/2uN69pZ

On-Stage Mic MY325 Clip & Shockmount ($6):
http://amzn.to/2ubM8Gc

To Attach to Boom Arm:
On Stage MY-420 Studio Microphone Shock Mount:
http://amzn.to/2uMQh6J

Other Gear Mentioned in Video:
Focusrite Scarlett 6i6 Interface (one of my favorites):
http://amzn.to/2uMQsip

Apple USB3 to Lightning (to use with iOS Devices):
https://goo.gl/BZqNQ4 (not an affiliate link)

Gear Used & Mentioned in Video:

Zoom H6 Handy Recorder (the best):
http://amzn.to/2uQcrDu

Audio Technica ATR2100 Microphone:
http://amzn.to/2vaEYX6

Shure SM58 Microphone:
http://amzn.to/2vaCGaF

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Scrivener: How I Write & Organize Podcast Scripts

Scrivener: How I Write & Organize Podcast Scripts

Scrivener is writing software for Macs or PCs and there is an app to sync across all iOS Devices

Scrivener is what I use to write and organize all of my podcast scripts and articles I write and classes and tutorials.

Scrivener is $45 for Mac/PC
$20 for iOS Apps

Syncs with Dropbox

To purchase:
https://mikemurphy.co/scrivener

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iOS: How To Recover Deleted Apps

iOS: How To Recover Deleted Apps

Quick Tip: Recover Deleted Apps on iPhone

To Delete Apps on iPhone: Press and Hold until they jiggle and press X in Upper left to delete

To View History & Recover Deleted Apps:
Go to App Store app
Press Updates in Lower Right Corner
Press Arrow Next to Purchased (up top)
Press Tab that says Not on This iPhone

All apps ever purchased or downloaded will be here.

Press the cloud with down arrow to re-install

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➜ Get Adobe Creative Cloud:
https://mikemurphy.co/adobe

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Screenflow: https://mikemurphy.co/screenflow
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– Twitter: http://twitter.com/mikeunplugged

—Affiliate Links: —
In order to support my work, I participate in affiliate programs for some of the tools I use and recommend. This simply means I get a commission from the company with no additional cost to you for recommending their products. I will not recommend anything I do not believe in 100%.