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How to Create an Instagram Story Template: Photoshop in 60 Seconds

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Getting creative with your Instagram profile is a great way to get more followers and likes. And now you can create fun templates for facts and quizzes to share with your followers. This video will show you how to create a sleek Instagram template using amazing fonts and backgrounds that are super easy to use!

If you want to make Instagram Story videos to go along with your new story templates, we’ve got you covered! Check out Placeit’s Instagram Story video templates for a quick and easy way to create engaging videos your followers will love. Or find more social media image maker templates here:

Watch the steps unfold and get all the details you need in the process below. Check out more amazing fonts and resources on Envato Elements.

How to Create an Instagram Story Template

Start with the right dimensions. For Instagram Stories, make sure to open a new file at 1080x1920 pixels. This will be the perfect size.

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Now grab a background. I'll be going with an abstract take on an Alice in Wonderland color scheme by using this beautiful watercolor pattern from Envato Elements.

Copy and Paste the pattern, using the Move Tool (V) to adjust it in place. Now grab the Rectangle Tool (U) and create a white rectangle to create room for your GIF-styled quiz.  Lower the Layer Opacity to 90% to help the background peek through.

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Organize the quiz with simple headers and titles using different fonts.

Here I'll be using these Beasty and Summer handwritten fonts. Now create a simple tan #d5cbb8 circle with the Ellipse Tool (U), and then duplicate (Control-J) the layer several times, adding a fun question or title above each circle.

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Make sure to add your Instagram tag at the bottom before uploading it! Then enjoy the fun feedback with different animated GIFs.

Here is the final result.

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