Instagram slideshows are a great way to engage your audience, share your knowledge, and establish your brand all in one go! So today, we will be learning how to make infographics for Instagram using customizable graphs, custom fonts, and simple shapes in Photoshop.
The best part? You can reuse these elements over and over to create multiple different Instagram infographics!
If you want to save even more time, try using a completely premade Instagram slideshow! Get some of the best Instagram infographics there are on Envato Elements. All professionally designed!
What You'll Learn in This Photoshop Tutorial
- How to make infographics for Instagram
- How to make a slideshow on Instagram
- How to create infographics in Photoshop
- How to create infographics for social media
What You'll Need
To complete this project, you will need the following resources:
- Infographic Elements V1
- Cheddar Gothic
- Zero Waste Vector Clipart Pack
- 90 Pollution Icon Set
- Glass Waste Recycling Illustration
- Earth Conservation - Flat Illustration
Find more resources on Envato Elements!
1. How to Set Up Photoshop for an Instagram Post Slideshow
If you want a nine-panel infographic on Instagram, the size is 9720 x 1080 pixels.
However, if you want fewer panels, then you calculate the width by taking the number of panels you want and multiplying by 1,080. For example, a three-panel infographic Instagram post would be 3 x 1,080 = 3,240 pixels.
The height of an infographic for Instagram is always 1080 pixels.
Define the individual panels using Guides.
Go to View > New Guide Layout and Check Columns only. Next, set the Number to the amount of Instagram slideshow panels. Today we will be creating nine panels, setting it to Number 9.
Uncheck all other options such as Rows and Margin.
Create a Color Fill layer set to a soft yellow
2. How to Create Type and Titles for Infographics on Instagram
When thinking about how to make a slideshow on Instagram, it's very important to keep the flow of the panels in mind.
In a bold sans serif font like Cheddar Gothic, type out the main text for your first panel. Think of this text like a title and subtitle of a book. Aim for a title that encourages the viewer to swipe right.
I chose "Recycling is fine Reusing is better Reducing is best!" And "Here’s Why"
Place all of your information on the panel, using your Instagram infographic's main font color for now,
#3c3e42 in this case. We'll be adding accent colors later.
Create a new Horizontal Guide, placing it above the title text. We'll be using this guide to ensure all the text we add later is aligned at the top.
From here on, let's create two panels at a time, keeping the guides on so we know when one panel is ending and a new panel is starting.
The second panel should present a problem that the future information will help with. In this case, emphasize how much trash is generated in the USA over the course of a year.
To make things more dynamic, we're going to split the information over two panels. Place the text boxes opposite each other, leaving space for a timeline infographic. Placing an arrow will encourage the viewer to keep going through the panels.
Keep your information simple, we want to aim for small amounts of large text.
Keep the design elements consistent, using the same colors, fonts, and eventually graphics, but changing the text formatting. This will help keep the viewer's attention.
Keep negative space open for things like graphics and textures. The text should come first, and the decorative elements second.
However, if there is something important like an infographic, then place the text, and adjust where you place the infographic.
Go through and check all of your margins and spacing!
3. How to Stylize Text for Infographics on Instagram
Now, let's use color to bring emphasis to our message, highlighting key words. This is also where we will establish our color scheme.
My color scheme is gray blue (
#3c3e42), lime green (
#98c758), pastel purple (
#b49dbc) and a purple gray (
These colors are established in the title panel.
Next, you want to establish a continuity, i.e. a pattern for the colors. In the panels below, I changed all the negative statistics to the pastel purple color.
Next, I went back and changed all of the positive information to lime green. Highlight only keywords that hold a lot of impact.
4. How to Use Instagram Infographic Templates
Finally, we can add in our infographics, statistics, and accompanying information.
Stretched across both panels 2 and 3, let's place the timeline infographic from the Infographic Elements V1 pack.
Having an element stretch from one panel to the next also encourages viewers to continue reading.
Now, let's delete all of the excess elements that we don't need.
With the infographic cleaned up, we can add our own relevant information.
Select the Type tool and double-click on the yearly dates to change them to 2013 through 2020. We also want to change the font to Cheddar Gothic so that it matches the rest of our type.
Next, let's replace the current color scheme on the infographic with our own.
Select the Move tool and Check Auto-Select. This makes it so you can directly select the layer just by selecting it on the canvas.
Go through and change the color to both the solid shapes and fonts. Keep the order of the colors consistent, i.e. changing all orange shapes to purple and all blue shapes to green.
Drag and drop the Core Concept infographic onto the eighth panel. Repeat the same steps of changing the information, font, and color
Finally, with your infographics in place, you can add any deeper information.
This information will be in smaller, but still legible, text. Panel 8 contains several facts about how recycling things you aren't supposed to hurts more than it helps.
You want to form the text around the infographic, making sure both the words and graphic remain easy to read.
5. How to Use Graphics to Make an Effective Infographic Instagram Post
You can also place graphics between panels to help connect one panel to another. Splitting the Glass waste recycling illustration between panels helps tie the two together, which is another technique to keep your viewers visually interested in your infographic.
Let's finish up by dragging and dropping the Earth Conservation Flat Illustration onto the canvas, shrinking it down and placing it at the bottom of the first panel, spilling over into the second.
Set the Layer Mode to Linear Burn to instantly bring some of the tan colors of the background into the image.
Finally, copy and paste and flip the same earth image into the very last panel to bring everything together.
Once you are done, you can export each panel by using the Crop tool and Guides!
Go down the line and one by one Crop each panel to be 1080 x 1080 pixels, saving as a JPG, naming it the panel number (so you know which order to upload them to Instagram in), and then repeating the process on the next panel.
That's all there is to creating an infographic for Instagram! Instagram post slideshows are an amazing way to boost audience interaction, provide helpful content, and entertain all at the same time. You can also repurpose these panels to create infographic Instagram stories! Just swap out the colors and text and reuse it to make future Instagram infographic templates.
Want the Best Instagram Infographics? Try These!
Financial Planning Instagram (PSD, PDF)
This financial planning Instagram pack not only makes a great Instagram infographic maker, but also can provide branding for your whole account! All the designs come pre-cropped to be 1080×1080 px, so they are ready to post straight away! Just add in your own information.
Financial Planning Instagram V2 (PSD, PDF)
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Infographic Elements (AI, EPS, PSD)
If you're wondering how to create infographics for social media, then look no further than this infographic elements graphics pack! Every piece of data is 100% customizable. The best part? All of these graphics are independent of each other, meaning they would work for designing infographic Instagram stories as well!
Want to see how to make Instagram infographics stand out among the rest? Try bright vivid colors! With a quirky, hand-drawn feel, this infographic Instagram post set manages to be both minimal and fun at the same time.
Now that you know how to make an infographic for Instagram, having a set of beautifully designed templates can save you countless hours! This set can expertly inform your viewers of statistics, while still keeping a minimalist design.
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