Step by Step Guide : Instagram Puzzle Feed

I recently overhauled my Instagram feed and since you all seem to be loving it; i wanted to share the process with you! Here are my exact steps to create a gorgeous puzzle feed on instagram + a FREE template! 

Step 1: Create blank grid in AI

Set up your blank grid in Adobe Illustrator 

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  • File -> New 
  • Height 1080 pixels - width 1080 pixels ( insta square size)
  • Number of artboards 36 (or any multiple of 3 but I like to get a good visual)
  • Arrange your artboards in rows of 3 to simulate your Instagram feed

Step 2: Start Layering

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Start with different colored squares of various sizes. Then go in and add "background photos". Let them spill into and share different squares, keep them simpler. i get a lot of my background photos from www.unsplash.com. 

 

Step 3:Add main photos

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Add your main photos or whatever should take up the majority of the post. Then add fun graphics, your favorite typography, or your logo to make each square unique. 

step 4: perfecting

Go through each individual square and make sure they're all visually appealing. Then zoom out and examine the entire feed for cohesion. 

Step 5: Export Files

After your designs are finished click each artboard then file -> export -> save for web.

If you have any questions just holler! If you try out the puzzle feed tag me in your creations , I can't wait to see your spin on it!  

 
Brooke GehleComment