How to create an Instagram template in Canva

What is Canva and why use it?

Canva is an online platform where you can create tons of layouts like planners, social media posts, banners, and more. It was made to make it easier for everyone to create designs. I was a late bloomer when it comes to using this. But when I did, I couldn’t get my hands off creating more templates.

One of my favorite templates to make is an Instagram post. Many people want to make their feed look stunning. That is why this is considered to be one of the most profitable digital downloads.

You will be surprised how easy it is to make one.

Step 1 You will need to create a Canva account. You can either choose a free account or a pro account. This is what it looks like.

Step 2 Choose your template. On the upper right-hand corner, you will see a purple button that says “create a design”, click on it. After doing so search for “Instagram post”. You will be prompted to your canvas.

Step 3 Your canvas will look like this. Click on the empty area to reveal that little box beside the search bar. This area is where you will choose your background color.

Step 4 Let’s add some style. We can create two-tone color by adding a rectangle shape in the upper part of the template. To do this, you need to click on the “element option” found on the left side of your screen. After clicking it search for “shapes”. Now we have the base for your design.

Step 5 Easy trick to make it more stylish. Choose the circle shape and place it in the middle where it separates the grey and green area. Color the circle grey to camouflage it and to create a curve effect.

Step 6 Let us add texts. From the menu options look for the text category, click on it then choose “add heading”. Now you can choose the font you like. You mix and match different combinations or you can choose a pre-formatted text.

Step 7 For the finishing touches. We can add a border and a leaf to make it more attractive. You can add any other icons that you think will look great to your design. Just go back to the element option to do this.

You now have a lovely Instagram template design. Don’t be afraid to play around with it more and familiarize yourself with the tools. I’m sure in no time you will be a Canva pro. You can even make more until you produce a pack and sell it on Etsy. It can even become one of your income stream.

What are you waiting for, click on here to start making you first Canva layout!

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