Learn how to create an eye-catching ad by using an Instagram post template, without Photoshop.
If you want to promote your brand or your product at a low cost, and still reach your target audience effectively, you can do it with the help of Instagram. An eye-catching Instagram post will make a great ad, but first you need to know how to create it. In this tutorial, I’ll show you how you can create your post using an Instagram ad template.
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What You’ll Learn in This Instagram Ad Template Tutorial
- Where to find Instagram post templates
- How to use a template for an Instagram post
- How to customize a blank Instagram post template
- How to use an Instagram template without Photoshop
How to Create an Instagram Ad Template
First, go to Placeit.net. Placeit is an online mockup generator that you can use for all kinds of products. This time we’re going to look at Instagram ad templates, so navigate to Designs and click Instagram Posts.
There are hundreds of Instagram post templates to choose from, in a variety of styles and topics. You can filter them by Tags, but you can also browse through them all to see what inspires you the most. When you’re ready to pick one, just click it. I chose this one.
You can now customize your Instagram ad template! If you don’t know where to start, you can scroll down and select a preset that fits your vision the best.
Once you’ve chosen the preset, it’s time to adjust it to make it perfect. First, let’s take care of the photo—it’s the most important thing here. This template offers plenty of photos that you can use without worrying about the license. But if you want to present your own product, you can also add your own photo by clicking Custom Image.
Select your image (I used this one) and Crop it to create an eye-catching composition.
This template adds a color filter to your photo. Pick a color that complements your image.
Once you have the main image done, you can take care of the details. The colors of the frame and the banners should fit the colors of the photo. You can adjust them in the upper right corner.
The frame itself comes in a couple of styles that you can easily change. You can also get rid of the frame entirely, if you think your design would look better without it.
This template also allows you to add another graphic out of an extensive library of vector images. Type a phrase in the search bar or browse the library directly. You can also adjust the color of this graphic separately. If you want to use a color you’ve used before, click Show Recently Used to see all of them on the palette.
Once the visual side of this Instagram post is ready, it’s time to take care of the text. There are a couple of text fields ready to use—you can customize them and add another one if you need. Everything can be changed—from the font and color to the size and position.
Our Instagram post looks great! Now, you only need to scroll up and click Download to get your design without the watermarks.
Instagram Post Templates
Now you know how to create an Instagram post using a template. But this was only one template out of hundreds! Let’s take a look at a few other examples to see what else can you do to make your post shine.
For example, this template for an Instagram post is a great combination of a photo and a graphic, with calm colors complementing the composition. Take a look at the presets to see how powerful this post looks, despite its minimalistic features!
This template lets you create an Instagram post in a scrapbook style. You can be really creative, with special photo frames and two photos combined into one composition! Use bold fonts and vibrant colors for the best effect.
Instagram is all about photos, but if you combine a photo with a graphic background, you’ll get a beautiful mix that will stand out from the crowd. This template shows you the power of minimalistic vector graphics used as a frame around the photo.
You can also opt out of using a photo altogether and use an Instagram template that is purely graphic in nature. Browse the library of vector graphics and backgrounds, and create a unique composition!
A picture may be worth a thousand words, but sometimes less is more. This template for an Instagram post is based on a bold font, simple graphics, and a blurry background. It allows you to make your message loud and clear with the power of minimalism.
You can use a similar template for the same purpose—make it simple, keep the message short, and it will make people interested in the content you want to show them.
Here’s another template that uses a photo to bring attention to the post. But it’s more than that—it also offers a clean, bold banner that is instantly noticeable thanks to the contrasting colors. It’s impossible to ignore it!
Cute animals are a recipe for success! This template shows you how you can use simple illustrations of cats and dogs to make the post visually appealing and therefore more noticeable. Add a simple message, and your ad is ready!
Sometimes you should keep your post low key, but there are times that call for vivid colors and strong contrast. This template was designed for the Cyber Monday sales, and its collection of tech-related backgrounds will help you create a post with a strong theme.
This template is based on the trendy effect of bold colors mixed with a monochromatic photo. It’s perfect for promoting content on your website or blog—just write your title and add the link.
Now you know how to create an ad using an Instagram post template!
If you want to learn more about Instagram templates, try these tutorials as well:
- 34 Best Instagram Templates (Posts, Stories, PSD, and More)Nona Blackman20 Apr 2022
- 28 Best Instagram Post Templates Using an Instagram Post CreatorNona Blackman17 Nov 2020
- How to Make Instagram Stories in Seconds Without PhotoshopAndrei Stefan23 Oct 2019
- How to Create an Instagram Post Template in PhotoshopAbbey Esparza20 Apr 2021
- How to Make Instagram Story TemplatesAbbey Esparza05 Nov 2019