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How To Format Your Instagram Stories So They Look Amazing!

Getting Your Instagram Stories To Look Right.

Instagram Stories are a fun experience for users and easy to scroll through. 

With Instagram providing a sort of “Daily Digest” this makes it easier to be present everyday without having to curate a perfectly photographed piece of content.

This is a little tip for getting your content to look “Instagram Story” friendly. 


Using Snapseed, the expand tool provides a way to size up your instagram stories so they fit neatly.

There are “Instagram Story” apps you can use however most creators already have Snapseed on their phone.


I figure, why download yet another app when you can use the one app for multiple things!



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The Stranger Things Font Generator. Strangify All The Things!

Strangify All The Things!

The nostalgic Stranger Things font is a spin off from the iconic Stephen King title font.

Nelson Cash has created Make It Stranger, a text-generator that lets users write anything in the ‘80s retro font.



You can Strangify Your Own Designs

The Stranger Things font used for the title of the Netflix smash hit TV series is a customised version of ITC Benguiat


I used the Stranger Things font generator to theme up some of my Doterra Essential Oil blend recommendations.

The Stranger Things Font Generator would be perfect for creating Invitations to a Stranger Things, 80’s Pop Culture theme party.




See the font evolve into the official Stranger Things version HERE and get an insight in the development of the final product.



Have fun with your DIY Stranger Things creations!

To change the size of your final download I recommend Re-Uploading into Canva to adjust for your social media platforms.


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This FREE Editing App That Will Make Your Shitty Photos Sparkle

The Photo Editing App That Will Make Your Photos Look SO Much Better

If you haven’t got Snapseed yet what are you doing? Get it, get it, get it!! This is the app that makes every Instagram photo that little bit less shit. It’s pretty important as a blogger or selling a product that your photos don’t suck a big one, Snapseed is a life saver.

There are lots of options with Snapseed but the first thing is to get started.


Tips for Snapseed Beginners

1. Download the Snapseed App

2. Start by using the Drama/Bright Filters

3. Clean them up with a basic dodge and burn


Example of Bright 2 Filter followed by a dodge & burn.

  1. Crop Image
  2. Use Drama Filter: Bright 2
  3. Dodge &burn touch up using brush on 10+

Look at how Snapseed cleaned up this giant table of stuff!!

How To Download The Snapseed App – Its FREE!!

“Snapseed is a complete and professional photo editor developed by Google.”




Heres Another Snapseed Example Using the Bright Filter

In this example, the filter saturation settings are turned down to zero. The effect of the bright filter can often reduce the intensity of colour. If you have a product that has vibrant colours, to keep this as a selling point you will want to turn the saturation back to its original state, or less if you choose.



The Key Features Of Snapseed

29 Tools and Filters, including: Healing, Brush, Structure, HDR, Perspective (see list below)
Opens JPG and DNG file Format
Selective filter brush
Details – magically brings out surface structures in images

Tools: Including Filters & Portrait Effects

Crop – crop to standard sizes or freely
Rotate – rotate by 90°, or straighten a skewed horizon
Perspective – fix skewed lines and perfect the geometry of horizons or buildings
White Balance – adjust the colors so that the image looks more natural
Brush – selectively retouch exposure, saturation, brightness or warmth
Healing – remove the uninvited neighbor from a group picture
Vignette – add a soft darkness around the corners like a beautiful, wide-aperture would do
Text – add both stylized or plain text
Curves – have precise control over the brightness levels in your photos
Expand – increase the size of your canvas and fill up the new space in smart ways with content of your image
Lens Blur – add a beautiful Bokeh to images
Glamour Glow – add a fine glow to images, great for fashion or portraits
Tonal Contrast – boost details selectively in the shadows, midtones and highlights
HDR Scape – bring a stunning look to your images by creating the effect of multiple exposures
Drama – add a hint of doomsday to your images
Grunge – an edgy look with strong styles and texture overlays
Grainy Film – get modern film looks with realistic grain
Vintage – the style of color film photo from the 50’s, 60’s or 70’s
Retrolux – go retro with light leaks, scratches, film styles
Noir – Black and White film looks with realistic grain and the “wash” effect
Black & White – classic Black and White look straight out of the darkroom
Frames – add frames with adjustable size
Double Exposure – blend two photos, choosing from blend modes that are inspired by shooting on film
Face Enhance – add focus to the eyes, add face-specific lighting, or smoothen skin (10 predefined styles)
Face Pose – correct the pose of portraits based on three dimensional models


You can go further with dodge & burn & other techniques. 

For a more in depth look at how to clean up Instagram photos, this is a great guide from Happy Grey Lucky.