Are you interested in learning how to make your Instagram stories look aesthetically pleasing? Well, I’m going to show you how! If you continue reading, you will find the best apps to use when creating graphics. Plus, I’ve included 10 FREE stickers that you can download for personal use!
You may be wondering “Why do I need to spice up my stories?” The biggest benefit of making your stories more appealing is an increase in views and followers! I mean, who wants to continue to look at the same old boring pictures (not attacking simplicity, but sometimes MORE IS BETTER)
I have been using Canva for years! I first discovered it back when I was big on Etsy and opened up my own shop [that’s another story for another day]. I instantly fell in love with the ease of the app! I have been using Canva religiously to make pretty much anything I can think of! One of the best features about Canva is that they already have the dimensions for different types of posts stored in their templates section. What this means is that if you’re looking to make an Instagram post, you can select the Instagram template and it will automatically be made to fit on Instagram! I recommend purchasing the monthly subscription so that you have access to all of the illustrations+ stickers+ fonts for $12.95 per month! Even if you choose to use the free version, you can still get a lot of use out of the app! I typically use Canva to make images with transparent backgrounds and Pinterest Pins.
PicsArt is by far, one of the most underrated design app to date! In a lot of ways, it reminds me of FaceTune, except it caters more to graphic design than FaceTune does. Just like Canva, you can also use PicsArt to make images with transparent backgrounds. This is my go to app for making Instagram story stickers! They have a selection of creative stickers that you can choose from and add to a transparent background. I would not use this app if you want to add texts, or I would use it in combination with an app like Canva. PicsArt also allows you to create collages and edit videos. This app is perfect for enhancing your Instagram Feed! You can subscribe for only $7.99 a month or choose to use the free version.
Pinterest is literally my holy grail. I am on this app more than any other, aside from Snapchat. Whether I need to learn a recipe or am looking for pretty backgrounds, this is the first app that I look on! I recommend downloading Pinterest and using it for backgrounds on your graphics! It is absolutely free!!
I’d love to see what graphics you all make! Tag me on Instagram @allpoisedandpretty
As Always, Stay Pretty