Instagram is so saturated with content creators these days and if you really want to stand out, you need to put that extra effort into your feed. A lot of people focus on maintaining a consistency throughout the feed and they absolutely nail it. And if you have been on Instagram long enough, you know some people do those puzzle themes that look amazing. But, puzzle feed is not that common because it takes time and planning.
If you have ever wondered how to make the puzzle feed, look no further. Here is your step by step guide to doing so:
Step 1: Create a free CANVA account: If you are a content creator and don’t have a Canva account yet, what are you doing? It is easy, simple and completely free. Sign up for a free account and let’s get started.
Step 2: Your home page will look something like this. You want to Click on Custom Dimensions and select 3240×3240 px as your size, so that you can later get 9 square pictures from it. Then select Create a New design.
Step 3: From the menu on the left hand side of your screen, select graphics and search for grid. Then scroll down to find this 3×3 squared grid. You will have to scroll down quite a bit. The grids are laid in numeric order of photos that you can put in the grids. It will give you a lot of options to layout 9 photos on that grid. Select the square one for best results for individual pictures for instagram.
Step 4: Color all the squares with different colors or the same color, as this will help you see the borders more clearly. Once you are done, go ahead and lock this layer using the lock on the top right corner. This step is REALLY IMPORTANT. Do NOT miss this step. Otherwise, when you are adding the pictures, they will be added to the squares and you won’t be able to create a puzzle.
Step 5: Go to Uploads and upload all the images you want to use in your Instagram Puzzle feed. Ideally you will need 5-6 pictures because you do not want the puzzle feed to look too crowded.
Step 6: Here comes the fun part. Arrange the photos however you like them to look on your puzzle. Just keep one thing in mind: While trying to place the images, let the grid lines guide you to see what will be included in one instagram square. So that when you upload that photo of the puzzle feed, it makes some sense. But don’t keep the images to the squares. Let them wander into other squares as this will all make the feed look more cohesive.
Step 7: Once you are happy with the layout, Go back to graphics and add elements to make it fun. Experiment with different elements and styles. And one you are happy with the layout, click on the grid and unlock the grid from the right hand side top corner. then delete the grid otherwise you will be left with lines in your final design. You will now be left with a blank background. Go ahead and select whatever color you want for the background and you are done.
Click on the download icon and save your image as a PNG.
Now, to split the image in 9 squares, go to pinetools.com/split-image
Upload the image that you just downloaded and select 3 under quantity for both horizontally and vertically. And you will download your 9 tiles for Instagram.
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