The Instagram Puzzle Feed – I was looking for a different design- and I found it.As I am quite close to 10.000 Followers and the questions about my feed come in more regularly, I decided to sum everything up in one post. In this guide I am showing you how you can easily develop your own puzzle feed for Instagram … A preview of how I design my feed:
Check my feed here to see how my puzzle design for Instagram looks in practice.
DIY Instagram Puzzle FeedTools for this tutorial:
- Adobe Photoshop (check out the subscription to Adobe*)
- Lightroom for improving your photographs (Lightroom is automatically a part of the Photoshop subscription)
Step by Step1. Let’s go Open Photoshop CC and set up a PSD file 3000px wide by 4000px high. By choosing this size you will end up with 12 pictures for you Instagram Feed. You can vary the size however you want, of course. If you got enough material to fill a bigger feed, go ahead! 2. Show the grid You need a grid to properly design your feed. Go in Photoshop CC (on the Mac) to View > Show > Grid. 3. Set grid To set the grid to the right sizes, go to the Photoshop CC menu > preferences > Guides, Grids & Slices. Set the gridline to 1000px and 1 subdivision.
EXTRAWhat Apps am I using? They are part of my style- so here you go. I am currently using an Android phone, so there might be some differences to an Apple device.
- I am mostly using Nebi to create the dusty and scratch effect. The app itself is for free, but the good scratch filters cost about 1€.
- Sometimes I am also using the app Afterlight, which has great scratch filters and is completely free on Android. (It costs something on Apple.)
- To edit my photos I use my own presets in Lightroom. (Lightroom is part of the Adobe Subscription I linked here. My presets will be available in my online shop soon).
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