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Instagram Reel Tutorial: How to do a Side Swipe Transition

Learn a fun transition to use in your Instagram Reels! You can learn this 'side swipe' transition in under 2 minutes! Check out the video above and/or the directions with slides below-- whatever suits you.

Have someone hold your phone for you, because the camera is going to have to move.

 

Tap the music icon to choose your song or sound.

 

Then tap the timer icon to choose your countdown time and transition spot.

 

Tap the record button and get into place while the timer counts down.  Record the first half of your transition by swiping the air and having your camera person quickly swing the camera away from you.

 

Make any post-transition changes you want, then tap the timer icon to set your clip duration and timer again.

 

Record the next half of your transition by having your camera person quickly pan the camera to you from the opposite direction they panned away in the first half.

 

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Instagram Reel Tutorial: How to Edit Sound

Editing sound in your Instagram reels can be really important when you want to balance music with Voiceover. Learn how to make it happen in just a couple of minutes!

Set your phone up on a tripod or stable surface.

 

Tap the music icon to choose your song or sound.

 

Then tap the timer icon to choose your countdown time and clip duration.

 

Import a video to put to the music...

 

Or put headphones on and record a new video to the music.  Its important to wear headphones so the music and original video audio stay separate to edit later.

 

Tap the icon to the left of the record icon to see your clip and trim it.

 

Once you've trimmed your clip, tap "Done."

 

Tap the icon to the right of the record button.

 

Tap the sound mixing icon.

 

Slide the "Your Audio" and music bars up or down to adjust their volumes how you want them.

 

Tap your video to leave the sound mixer once you're done.

 

Now you're ready to add...

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Instagram Reel Tutorial: How to do a Zoom Transition

Ready to learn a transition for your Instagram Reels? This one is the easiest of all the transitions I've come across-- it's a great place to start!

Set your phone up on a tripod or stable surface.

 

Tap the music icon to choose your song or sound.

 

Then tap the timer icon to choose your countdown time and transition spot.

 

Tap the record button, get into place while the timer counts down, and then move towards the camera until your object covers the lens.

 

Make any post-transition changes you want, then tap the timer icon to set your clip duration and timer again.

 

Record the next half of your transition, starting with your object covering the lens, then pulling away to reveal the changes.

 

Tap the icon to the left of the record icon to see your clips and trim them.

 

Once you've trimmed your clips, tap "Done."

 

Tap the icon to the right of the record button to see your final result.

 

Now you're ready to add text,...

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Instagram Reel Tutorial: How to do a Snap Transition

Set your phone up on a tripod or stable surface.

Tap the music icon to choose your song or sound.

 

Tap the timer icon to choose your countdown time and transition spot.

 

Tap the record icon.

 

Get into place while the timer counts down, and then do your snap.

 

Make any post-transition changes you want, then tap the timer icon to set your clip duration and timer again.

 

Tap the align icon to see the last frame of your first clip, so you can make sure you're in the same position to make your transition seamless.

 

Record the next half of your transition by doing your snap again.

 

Tap the icon to the left of the record icon to see your clips and trim them.

 

Once you've trimmed your clips, tap "Done."

 

Tap the icon to the right of the record button to see your final result.

 

Now you're ready to add text, stickers, and share!

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Instagram Reel Tutorial: How to do a Jump Transition

Whether you prefer to scroll screen shots with written directions, watch a video, listen to one, or view captions on a video... I've got you covered! Ready to learn how to create a jump transition for Instagram Reels?

Set your phone up on a tripod or a stable surface.

 

Tap the music icon to choose a song or sound.

 

Tap the timer icon.

 

Choose how long you want your countdown to be.

 

Then slide along the bar to choose where you want your transition to be in the song.

 

Tap the record button, get into place during the countdown, and do your jump.

 

Make any post-transition changes you want, then tap the timer icon to set your clip duration and timer again.

 

Tap the align icon and it'll show you the last frame of your first clip, so you can make sure you're in the same position to make your transition seamless.

 

Tap the record icon, and record the next half of your transition by doing your jump again.

 

Tap the...

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Instagram Reel Tutorial: How to Save Sound

Whether you prefer to scroll screen shots with written directions, watch a video, listen to one, or view captions on a video... I've got you covered! Did you know that you can save the sound and music clips that other people use in their Reels on Instagram? It's surprisingly simple! Ready to learn?

Tap the reels icon on a person's profile.

 

Choose a reel you want to save audio from.

 

Tap the music or sound scrolling at the bottom of the reel.

 

Tap "Save Audio."

 

And now you're ready to make your own reel using that sound!

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Curious what else you can do with Reels? I have lots of tutorials for you, including this one on how to create Reels for Instagram in Canva!

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Instagram Reel Tutorial: How To Make Reels In Canva

Whether you prefer to scroll screen shots with written directions, watch a video, listen to one, or view captions on a video... I've got you covered! Ready to learn to create Instagram Reels using Canva?

In Canva, go to the search bar in the top right of your screen and search "Instagram Reel Video."

 

Choose one of the templates, or "Create a blank Instagram Reels Video."

 

Click your new document to select it, then click the color wheel to change the background color.

 

On the left side of your screen, choose "Uploads," then "Upload Media," to add photos, videos, or audio.

 

Drag your media to your document.

 

Adjust the size of your photo by dragging on any of the corners.

 

Add text by clicking the "Text" icon to the left of your screen, and choosing an option from the menu.

 

Edit the font, color, size, and other aspects of your text with the tool bar at the top of your screen.

 

Add any graphics you might want by clicking...

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