It’s that time to get your Instagram Pictures under control! Long gone are the days when you just snap a picture and upload. When using Instagram for business, it pays off to take the extra step in making your photos look picture perfect
When you scroll through your Instagram feed, what attracts you most?
- A picture with a blurry image or crystal clear graphics?
- An account with a theme of similar colors and images or a account with a bunch of random photos?
- Images shown in bright light, or dim and dull?
All of these aspects are things to think about when crafting the perfect photo and designing your Instagram feed. REMEMBER: you Instagram feed is your commercial real estate
Ask yourself…How will I attract the customers just walking by, the customers in the store next door or the customers just driving by?
How are you going to stand out so that you can attract more customers and get more sales?
I put together a list of 31 Tested Ways To Crafting A Beautiful Instagram Feed with Instagram editing apps so get ready….
This list is going to be epic!
First things first. What exactly is an Instagram Theme? An Instagram theme is how you tell your brands story through a series of pictures. You want this theme to be cropped the same way, using similar filters, focusing on consistent subject matter, and utilizing the same color scheme.
The reason you want to stick to a theme is because when a user clicks over to your profile page, the first thing they see is the overall feed. If your overall feed is visually appealing, you are bound to gain more followers.
Your theme also speaks to the community you want to create. If your theme is food pictures, your aim is to create a community of foodies. If your theme is fashion, your aim is to create a community of fashionistas! You get the gist.
Let’s take a look at some IG accounts killing it with a theme
Now that you have seen some auh-maz-ing instagram themes, how can you create your own?
Plan Your Feed
When you want to plan out the content on your feed, I recommend these resources
Text and Doodles
Want to add a personalized touch to your Instagram photo in the form of added text of a drawing? Check out these apps:
Over: Allows you to add text to photos with 225 fonts
Percolator: Analyzes the colors in your image and creates a mosaic style circular replication
A Beautiful Mess: Reminiscent of the whimsical blog A Beautiful Mess, the is app allows you to add pretty backgrounds, hand drawn doodles, arrows, bubbles, and boarders
Typic : Adds stamps and text
SnapPen: Great for a quick doodle
Mextures: Imparts a dreamy tone, with over 80 options that lends well to landscapes
PhotoWonder: Great for the fashionista, this app helps users to look their best on each and every photo. It even includes the option to add eyeliner…!
Who doesn’t love a GIF?!? I literally live by GIF’s because they are so funny and adding a little humor to your page it great! Just remember to stay within your theme. If you Instagram focuses on happy hour and brunch, choose GIF’s that focus on mimosa, wine, beer, ect. Here are a few apps to use which generate GIF images
Giphy: You can choose from thousands of short videos that are hilarious! There is also an easy share option to easily upload these videos to Insta
Giphy Cam: This app allows you to create your own GIF’s with the videos that are stored on your phone
Enlight: AKA the Photoshop for iPhone! This app allows you to turn your photos into creatives peices of art with its Mixer, Sketch and Paint effects
Want to show a before and after photo? Or maybe you want to merge a text layover with a great photo? Here are some great tips when you want to create a collage
SplitPic: This app allows you to clone your photo or merge multiple photos together to make multiple images
Layuot: Helps you create different photo layouts
PicStich: Gives 245 different layouts and includes a built in photo editor
Creating a video and want to speed it up a bit? Check out these apps that allow you to speed time up or slooooow it down
Hyperlaspe: Allows you to speed up or slow down videos from 1x-12x the normal speed. If you can’t afford more cinematic equipment, this app is definitely for you!
Phhhoto: Allows you to create short aminiations and videos that loop
Boomerang: Great for higher-resolution videos
Aviary: My GO-TO tool to enhance the color of my photos
Squaready: If you have a picture that isn’t quite square, you could lose some detail on the pic. No worries! There’s an app for that
Afterlight: This app can be used to re-create old timy effects on photos
A Color Story: With over 100 filters, 40 effects, and 20 in-app tools, A Color Story also allows you to save edits as you work on them.
Facetune: Love a good selfie? Use the Facetune toolbox to correct pimples, blemshies and other unwanted marks
Bokehful: Love the whimsical patterns of this app that allow you to create a added effect