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Quick Tips: Instagram: Simplify your shots

Vale Design - Instagram Tip - Simplify your shots

Quick Tips is a series that is dedicated to educate readers in as few words as possible. No long drawn out posts that have you skimming for large headlines. Quick Tips gets to the point and lets you get on with your busy schedule!


INSTAGRAM TIP #14: SIMPLIFY YOUR SHOTS: 🛑Keep images simple! Make sure your images are not too visually busy. If they are too busy, people will scroll right past. Try 1 subject matter. Sprinkle in simple shots with other images on your feed.

Simple shots will stop a viewer and they will linger. Maybe even comment! Viewers become clients & customers.

Stop the visual clutter. Keep it simple every now and again.

Quick Tips: Instagram: Instagram Story Image Dimensions

Vale Design - Instagram Tip - Instagram Story Image Dimensions

Quick Tips is a series that is dedicated to educate readers in as few words as possible. No long drawn out posts that have you skimming for large headlines. Quick Tips gets to the point and lets you get on with your busy schedule!


INSTAGRAM TIP #13: INSTAGRAM STORIES IMAGE DIMENSIONS: Instagram is really going to start pushing Instagram Stories. You can post images and videos to Stories. Get creative with Photoshop and Illustrator, but make sure you stay "on brand." Here is the ideal image size for Insta Stories:

The best Instagram Story Image Dimensions:
- 1080 pixels width x 1920 pixels height is the best size for both photos and videos.

- This is an aspect ratio of 9:16.
- I create my images in Photoshop at 200pxls. You can also use Illustrator or another design software.

Vale Design - Instagram Tips - Story Dimension example

Make sure you leave a little room at the bottom of the image for the message bar that shows up in Instagram. The dark gray bar illustrates that area in the image above. Keep all of your important information more central.

Don't forget to add some animated .gifs, stickers and emojis to personalize and brand your Instagram Story image even more! I added an email emoji over the dark gray iPad screen in the image above to reinforce my call-to-action for email contacts.

Have fun and get creative!