How to Make Your Instagram Highlight Covers Like a Pro {Tutorial + Free Download}

March 10, 2018

How to Make Your Instagram Highlight Covers Like a Pro {Tutorial}

Instagram is by far the most used app on my phone. To be honest, I'm a little addicted to it, especially ever since they added Insta-Stories. I'm always so curious to know what my friends are doing and what the people I'm following have been up to. Of course, I've fun posting about the bits and pieces of my life as well. Now, with the feature of adding Insta-story highlights to your profile, it's even easier to customize your profile further to add your own flare. You might have noticed that a lot of bloggers added some pretty covers for their Insta-highlights as a way to make their brand more holistic. And today, I'm going to show you how you can do that for yourself too!

For this tutorial, you don't need any advanced graphic design software or skills. All you need is access to the internet. Let's get started!

Instructions:


1. Visit Canva.com

Go to my favourite design site, Canva.com and create an account for free.

How to Make Your Instagram Highlight Covers Like a Pro {Tutorial + Free Download}

2. Create a Design

Create a design using custom dimension and enter 720 for width x 1280 for height. This is a 9:16 aspect ratio that fits nicely in your stories.

How to Make Your Instagram Highlight Covers Like a Pro {Tutorial + Free Download}

How to Make Your Instagram Highlight Covers Like a Pro {Tutorial + Free Download}

3. Select Background


Next, go to Background on the left panel and select a pattern or a colour. For this tutorial, I want to make a pink background using colour code #f8b5bb by clicking on the + button in Document Colours. 

How to Make Your Instagram Highlight Covers Like a Pro {Tutorial + Free Download}

4. Choose Your Icons


Select Elements on the left panel and select Icons. Drag and drop an icon to the canvas that best represents your cover stories. For example, fork and knifes for Food, plane for Travel etc. Change the icon colour by selecting the palette at the top left corner.

How to Make Your Instagram Highlight Covers Like a Pro {Tutorial + Free Download}

5. Align Your Icons to Center of Canvas

Move the icon to the centre by following the cross-heir that appears as you move around the icon on the canvas. Add a new page and create other covers the same way with the same colour background.

6. Download Your File

After everything looks good, click Download on the top right corner as an PNG file and save in your Dropbox account. Don't have a Dropbox account? Click here to sign up and get an additional 500mb of storage space for free!

How to Make Your Instagram Highlight Covers Like a Pro {Tutorial}

Access your dropbox account via your mobile device and save that image you just created onto your device.

7. Add Image to Your Story


Go to your Instagram profile and add this image to your story. Add new highlights by selecting that image in your archive as your cover.

How to Make Your Instagram Highlight Covers Like a Pro {Tutorial + Free Download}


8. Name Your Cover Story

Continue these steps for the rest of your cover stories! And that's it!

How to Make Your Instagram Highlight Covers Like a Pro {Tutorial + Free Download}


How to Make Your Instagram Highlight Covers Like a Pro {Tutorial + Free Download}


With this tutorial, you could also get creative and create something unique that matches your style and brand. Sky is the limit :)  

I'm also giving away this set of 9 pink highlight covers that I created in this tutorial for free! All you need to do is download from the link below and follow the steps from 6-8.

Click here to download instagram highlight covers

To save you time and hassle, here are some ready-made covers in other colours as well.

Click here for more Instagram Highlight Covers in sets of 20!

I hope you enjoy this tutorial and freebie!
Have Fun!

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