How to Make Post Templates for Your Instagram

Last Updated on July 8th, 2020 at 12:07 pm

Post Templates for Instagram

Instagram is an undeniably powerful marketing tool, however, with over 25 million businesses on the platform today, it’s important you take the time to create well-designed and thoughtful Instagram posts to stand out. You’ll need to apply a strategic design plan to your business’s Instagram to attract more loyal followers and find success on the app in the long-term.

However, creating a clean and cohesive Instagram feed takes design skills that you might feel you lack. Moreover, Instagram’s algorithm favors brands that post at least once a day — that time commitment could be adding to your stress.

If that’s the case, you’re lucky now. There are tons of ideas that you can create pre-made Instagram post templates, so you’ve got a stash ready-to-go. On top of that, by ensuring you use the same templates for different posts, you’ll have an easier time creating a cohesive and aesthetically-pleasing feed.

Here are three interesting options to create and save Instagram post templates, so you can have stunning posts on-hand whenever you’re ready to publish.

1. Canva

Canva offers thousands of customizable Instagram post templates. To create an Instagram post on Canva, go to Canva’s Create a Design page, click “Instagram Post”, and then follow these steps:

1. On the left side, you’ll see an array of template options — some cost money, while others are free. Choose one.

Post Template for Instagram

2. Once you choose a template, click on the text box to write something. There are colors at the top if you want to alternate your text color — you can also change font, size, and spacing.

3. When you’re done with your text, click the background of your image (outside the text box). This will allow you to add filters to your background, adjust the brightness and contrast of the image, and more.

Post Template for Instagram

4. When you’re happy with your template, open up the Canva app on your phone. Click on your Instagram post design.

Post Template for Instagram

5. Click “Share” in the top right.

6. Now, you can post directly on Instagram by clicking “Import with Instagram”. If you aren’t ready to post it, you can also “Save Image” and it will appear in your camera roll for later.

7. In case you are immediately posting to Instagram, choose whether you want to upload to your “Story” or “Feed”.

8. Edit the Instagram post like you would any other post, like add tags, a caption, location, etc. Once you’re ready, click “Share” in the top right to publish your photo.

Remember, your template is automatically saved to your Canva account. You can access it in the future, on both desktop and app versions of Canva, and edit it with new text to post the same design again.

Alternatively, you might consider creating a few posts now, and then saving them to your camera roll to post them in the future.

Besides Canva, there are some other effective design editors that offer free pre-made Instagram templates. In particular, here are three tools you might consider:

2. ReciteThis

If you’re interested in creating a template for quote posts, it’s easy to do — in fact, we’ve already curated a list of nine apps to help you make quotes for Instagram.

For our purposes, we’ll try just one — ReciteThis.

To create a quote template for Instagram, go to ReciteThis, then follow these three simple steps:

1. Enter your quote in the text box.

2. Below, click the left or right arrows to peruse templates and choose one you like. Once you’ve chosen a template and written your text, click the “Create” button in the text box.

3. Click “Download Image” then post to Instagram’s desktop version, or email it to yourself to post on your phone.

Post Template for Instagram

3. Creative Market

If you’re willing to shell out the cash, you might consider buying one of Creative Market’s Instagram Template bundles.

For instance, you could buy this 1053 Quotes social media pack.

Post Template for Instagram

Alternatively, you can buy a bundle with Instagram Story content, like this Animated Stories bundle.

Post Template for Instagram

Finally, you might want to buy a bundle to help you create a cohesive theme for your Instagram feed, like this The Grid template.

Post Template for Instagram

And that’s it! You’re all set to create and save pre-made Instagram templates, so you can work more on attracting a loyal following without tediously designing a post from scratch every day.

Finally, we provide you with some hot photo editing trends on Instagram in 2020. Let’s check it out here!


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