You are here because you want to know how to make a graphic post for Instagram.
In this blog post, I will define “graphic post” and I will show you what tool you need to make it.
So, keep on reading because you are going to get an easy and fast tutorial to make incredible graphic posts to publish on Instagram.
Now, let’s dive right into how to make a graphic post for Instagram.
1- WHAT'S A GRAPHIC POST?
A graphic post is a post made with elements, texts, and sometimes images. This is basically a little graphic design on a social media post.
It sounds scary hard when reading this out loud, right?
But I swear it’s easy and it is possible to make it by yourself.
2- WHAT ARE THE TOOLS YOU NEED TO CREATE THOSE GRAPHICS?
So, you can create Social Media Graphic posts using graphic design software or apps.
I am going to list some of the tools I am using to create mine.
So, you will have options.
Some of those tools are free and some are not!
- Adobe Photoshop (Paid)
- Adobe Illustrator (Paid)
- Adobe XD (free)
- Canva (free)
- Over (free)
- Picsart (free)
So, as you can see, you have a lot of ways to create those amazing graphics.
The one we are going to use today is www.canva.com
You have to know that Canva and Over are free with some limits.
If you want to have access to everything they offer, you can get their Pro subscription.
Alright, with that being said, let’s get into this Canva tutorial.
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3- HOW TO MAKE A GRAPHIC POST FOR INSTAGRAM IN CANVA?
So, it’s going to be obvious, but you need to go to www.canva.com to get started.
If your account is created, fine! If you are new to this, create your free account, and let’s get started.
Alright, there are two ways to get started with Canva.
You can start from scratch by creating a design (top right) or find a graphic post template and make it your own.
Now, are you wondering what you should do? The answer is simple.
If you already know what you want to create and have a specific idea in your mind, start from scratch.
When started from scratch, you can have a blank canvas to work on and really make what you want.
However, if you are unsure of what you want to make and you need the inspiration to get yourself started, choose one of Canva’s templates.
So, most of those templates are free to use and you can edit them by changing colors, texts, fonts, and even images.
Now, let’s edit one of these graphic posts for the Instagram template together.
4- EDIT A TEMPLATE GRAPHIC POST FOR INSTAGRAM IN CANVA
Alright, let’s get the fun going.
In the Canva search bar, you can search for “Instagram Posts”.
From there, you will have access to a lot of designs.
If you slide your cursor on the template, you will see if the template is free to use. If it says “pro” it means that you have to have the pro subscription to export your project.
So, browse this page, find the graphic post you like and click on it.
We are going to edit it!
Once you’ve clicked on your design, a new window will appear.
You are into the editing part.
We are going to start by changing the background of the design.
To do so, you can use the background option situated on the sidebar or go to photos and choose a replacement.
So, to change the background, select the one that is already there and delete it.
Then, choose another background.
If the background you choose is from the “photos” you will have to resize it and send it back using the tool on the top right.
Alright, it is now time to change the text of this template.
To do so, you have to click on the text, delete it and write whatever you want instead.
You can also change the fonts.
A lot of their fonts are free, if you are looking at a font that has a crown beside the name, it means this font is only available for pro users.
So, if after changing your text you are satisfied with the design, save it and post it.
However, if you want to change the colors, keep reading.
So, it’s possible you want to change the color of the text, the box, the elements, or whatever you don’t like on the design.
To change the color, click on what you want to change.
If it’s the text that needs a color change, you will find an “A” with a color bar on the bottom. This is where you can change the color.
So, if you want to change the color of a shape or an element, select it.
On the top left, you will see a square full of colors, this is where you can change it.
5- HOW TO EXPORT YOUT GRAPHIC POST?
Ok, here you go! You finished your design.
Now, it is time to export it and publish it on Instagram.
So, on the top right corner, you will find a big “DOWNLOAD” button.
You will have to click on it.
So, automatically your design will save on PNG.
If you want to change this setting and download the image on JPG, click on file type and select the file format of your choice.
And just like that, YOU DID IT!