An Instagram grid is a great way to promote products such as fashion designs and branded apparel without making your profile feed look like a spam account. This particular grid template is a perfect example of how to craft a beautiful grid on Instagram. It features a 12-post puzzle-style grid with plenty of space for showcasing your products. Prep Your Three Picture Instagram Posts. First, you’ll need to do some brainstorming about what.
Instagram Grid Design
What do Wiz Khalifa’s and Purple Haze Design’s Instagram have in common? They use Instagram Grids to create a coherent theme throughout their profile. TodayÂ I’m going to walk you through creating the grid in Adobe Illustrator. It creates a beautiful effect when potential customers first get to your profile.
Setting Up The Instagram Grids
Illustrator has the ability to create multiple artboards in a single project. We’ll be taking advantage of this functionality to create the grids. The first thing you’re going to do is create a new document with 6 artboards. Set the grid options to “Grid by Row”. Your spacing is going to be set to 0px, and 3 columns. Set your width and height to 1080px. What this does is creates 6 square artboards spaced out in 3 columns. If you want a different shaped grid use a different amount of artboards. Since Instagram is laid out in 3 columns it’s best to use multiples of 3. You can, however use any number of artboards to create a collage across your profile.
Placing Your Image
Next, drop whatever image you want to grid-ify into the project. Once it loads, scale it up to cover the artboards. You can extend over the edge, but try and cover the entire set of artboards.
Export the Grid
Once you’re done with the design, it’s time to export. Go to File > Export. Create a new folder and name your file appropriately. Save as type “JPEG (*.jpg)”. Make sure to check “Use Artboards”. Save.
Upload to Instagram
6 Photo Grid Instagram Download
After Illustrator is done chugging along, you’ll have 6 files, each 1/6th of the image. Now all you have to do is upload the images in reverse order into your Instagram. In this example you upload “grid-06.jpg” first and “grid-01.jpg” last.
That’s All Folks!
If you use this technique be sure to drop me a comment and show me what you made! Go make dope shit! P.S. There are some apps available that essentially do this for you. Instagram’s Terms of Service prevent Apps from using their API to upload. These apps walk you throguh the steps pretty much, though. So it’s not hard to keep track and post them yourself.
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