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Instagram Story Design

Design Instagram Stories that stand out from the pack, regardless of your design experience. Start with a design template, or check our Instagram posts size chart to begin.

How to design an Instagram Story

  1. Start Click Create New and open a blank canvas or Story template.

  2. Design Add graphics and text that extend your swingin' look and hook your followers.

  3. Enhance Customize your content by applying photo effects, textures, and shadows.

  4. Upload Your Story design is auto-saved to the cloud — export when you’re ready to post.

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Fuel your feed

Create a strong Instagram presence that draws in followers. We’ve got examples of how it’s done.

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Win with highlight covers

Showcase your brand or enhance your IG style with custom highlight covers. Look like a pro in a flash.

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Schedule posts with Later

Put your posts on auto. You’ve got places to photograph and people to influence.

Line ‘em up
Plan your grid layout

“That’s so random,” no one will say after seeing your beautifully curated feed.

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Perfect photo sizes

Make sure your Stories, portraits, and posts are all exactly the right size — the first time.

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Make beautiful biz cards

Design business cards you’ll be proud to hand out at all your IRL meetups.

Do it yourself
Get your Stories noticed with PicMonkey’s Instagram Story maker