One of the features that has made Snapchat such a popular image sharing service is the ease with which you can draw on photos and videos. Just click on the little brush, and with your fingers, draw whatever you want on your snap. Both the Apple and Android versions allow you to adjust the color of the lines, but the procedure for doing so is slightly different.
Method 1 of 2: On iPhone
Step 1. Take a Snap photo or video
Snapchat lets you draw on any Snap, whether it's a photo or a video. Click the shutter button on the Snapchat camera screen to take a Snap photo. To film, you will have to keep this button pressed.
Step 2. Click on the pencil, to launch the Drawing mode
You will be able to draw on your Snap with your finger. You will then see a slider appear to choose a shade, on the right of the screen.
Step 3. Select a color
Run your finger gently over the slider, up and down, to see the colors change. By moving slowly, you will be able to choose the exact shade you want to use. The currently selected color will appear at the bottom of the pencil button.
Step 4. Bring your finger to the left to lighten the chosen shade
The more you move your finger to the left, the lighter the color will be. Make sure you advance your finger perfectly horizontally, as moving it up or down will switch to another shade.
Step 5. To choose black, bring your finger to the bottom of the screen
Place your finger on the cursor and drag it all the way to the bottom of the screen. This will select black to draw on the image.
Step 6. To select white, bring your finger to the left of the screen
Start by placing your finger on the slider, then drag it to the far left of the screen. This will select white to draw on your Snap.
- To select gray, slide your finger left, then down.
- The iPhone version of Snapchat does not allow you to draw semi-transparent lines, as is possible on the Android version.
Method 2 of 2: Android
Step 1. Take a Snap photo or video
You will be able to draw on any Snap, including videos. To take a Snap photo, click the shutter button on the Snapchat camera screen. To film, keep this button pressed.
Step 2. Click on the pencil to start drawing
You can slide your finger across the screen, to draw whatever you want.
Step 3. Place your finger on the color strip in the upper right corner
The strip will unfold in three columns, showing the 33 available color options.
Step 4. Release your finger on the color you want
You will see the pencil button change color as you slide your finger across the palette. Release your finger when you come to the color you want to use.
Step 5. Click at the bottom middle of the palette to draw transparently
With this option, you will be able to draw semi-transparent lines. It will be possible to see what is under the line, whether in the video or the photo, or other lines drawn by you. Use the semi-transparency option to experiment with different shadow effects.
The black box at the bottom of the left column corresponds to a darker transparency. You can therefore choose between two transparency options
Step 6. Swipe your finger from the column to customize the color
You will not be limited to the choice of colors offered on the palette. After opening the columns, slide your finger of the chosen color towards the center of the image. You will be able to personalize your choice of shade.
- Slide your finger up or down the screen to select a color. You will see the current color on the pencil button.
- Slide your finger left and right to change the shade of the chosen color. Sliding your finger to the left will darken the hue, sliding it to the right will lighten it.