Instagram Post Maker

Your feed will be the talk of the 'gram when you use PicMonkey's Instagram post maker tools to create stylish, stunning, can't-be-ignored content. Let's combine your talent with our templates, graphics, photo-editor features, and touch-up tools to make Instagram posts to die for. Get started for free today!

How to make an Instagram post

Pick a template

Sign up for a free trial and start creating right away. Open PicMonkey and select an Instagram post template that you want to customize. We have 100s of layouts and styles to choose from. If you're feeling adventurous, you can also start with a blank canvas.

Add your own photos

Swap the template's photos with your own, or browse our gigantic stock library for the right look. Change the size, shape, and colors of an image with easy-to-use editing and effects tools.

Customize your design

Try out various photo effects for an eye-catching look. Replace text with your own words and customize any way you want (give the curve or outline effect a go for some serious pop). Browse graphics and see what might add to your final design.

Share to your feed

Download your finished design and upload to Instagram (if you have an IG Business account, learn how to share directly from PicMonkey). If you ever need to make adjustments to your design, it autosaves in our cloud storage.

FAQs about making Instagram posts

How do I make a video post for Instagram?

Create a video Instagram post in PicMonkey by starting with a blank Instagram post-sized canvas, add your video clips or use our stock video library, browse animated graphics to add, or animate your logo! Export your post as a MP4 and you're ready to roll camera!

How do I make an Instagram carousel post?

An Instagram carousel post consists of related photos that your followers swipe to view. You can upload any pics to a single post, but we like those carousel posts that are aesthetically cohesive and tell a story. Use line or paint smudge graphics to tie your posts together.

How do I make a text post for Instagram?

While it's true that Instagram started with photo sharing, there's a lot to be said about a bold text-only post. Choose a beautiful font and a simple background to make your message pop. And FYI: Creating Instagram text posts in the PicMonkey Mobile App is also super easy!

Making Instagram posts in PicMonkey

Creating a strong Instagram presence is about more than posting a lot of pretty pictures. Posts can be pretty, but purposeful, too. Here are a variety of post types you can consider creating as you build your cool, consistent, and cohesive Instagram feed. All of these pre-designed, square templates are available in the PicMonkey Template Library. Read on to see 18 post ideas, then use our Instagram post maker tools to design your next post!

See 18 Instagram post ideas

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