Do you want to get creative with your Instagram grid layout? Trying to work out how to use an image across there boxes on Instagram?
Below are instructions on how to use Canva using a free template provided to start creating your own puzzle grids.
Follow the steps below and when you are done you will have nine posts ready to share as a puzzle grid on your social media.
Use the form below to get the Canva template link sent to your email. This is what you will need to create your own puzzle grid on Instagram.
Check your inbox and click on the Canva template link in the email. This will open the template in your browser:
Click on Use Template
Don’t have Canva account? You will need to create an account. Sign up with Google, Facebook, or Email as prompted by Canva (it’s free):
Once you are logged into Canva then you will be sent straight to your free puzzle grid template:
You’re now ready to create you Instagram puzzle grid. There are 5 templates to use and it’s easy to edit the layout to suit.
Feel free to start playing around and adding your own images!
Click on the download button
Select the page you want to download (that has your grid)
Open Pine Tools Split Image in your browser
Under INPUT IMAGE
Click Choose File to choose your grid picture you saved to your computer
Click Both (grid)
Under VERTICALLY and HORIZONITALLY
Choose 3 in the Quantity of blocks
Then click on SPLIT IMAGE
DOWNLOAD PIECES (IMAGES)
Download the 9 images by clicking on each
You can either post your images directly on Instagram, or use a social media scheduling tool such as Planoly, AgoraPulse, Buffer, etc
It’s important that you share the images in the correct order so they display correctly on your feed.
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Planoly is a good social media tool. You can preview your Instagram grid for free for one platform. It’s also good if you want to share with others before it is posted such as clients or other stakeholders/team members by sharing a link.
I generally just use AgoraPulse as my scheduler for most clients. Unless they would like to view the grid.
You can either use the link to create another copy (open the link and select Use Template will create another copy).
Or make a copy in Canva by clicking on File then Make a Copy.