A collage is a composition of several images or videos that are superimposed on one another. They can be used in stories to diversify content. In the article we will tell you how to make a collage on Instagram story using a standard editor, and what applications are available for creating beautiful collages (since the functionality of the story editor is clearly not enough).
How to make a collage on Instagram story from photos
You go to the story editor, take a photo or upload a finished one from the gallery. You can use a gradient background in Create mode.
- Select a background and click on the sticker icon. Find the IMG sticker (image icon in a gray circle).
- Select a picture (or several) in the gallery and add it to the story. Images can be moved, stretched, applied effects.
The sticker will soon work on Android, the principle of creating a collage is the same as on iOS. In the meantime, you can use the old methods – go to the “Create” mode, then put Instagram in the background, find images on the Internet or in the gallery (in PNG format with transparency), copy them to the clipboard, open the story again and paste the pictures later. one.
1. Use a GIF sticker and look in the GIPHY library for stickers with transparency, but there are nuances – there may not be what you need and all stickers are animated.
- PS You can save the story as a picture and then re-upload it, then the gifs will be static.
2. Use the “Collage” tool in the story editor, though it’s nothing special – just a grid of images.
- We go to the story, click “Collage”.
- Choose a template – how many images will be in the grid.
- Click on the square in the lower left corner to select a photo from the gallery. We get a simple collage.
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- The “Collage” tool in the story editor does not yet support adding videos, so you can use third-party applications.
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PicsArt is a powerful photo and video editor, collage is just one of its tools. It has different styles and templates for photos – frames, grids, scrapbook, there are special templates for stories. In addition to colleges, the application has filters, effects, a background removal tool, a hair color changer, a make-up function, double exposure, video editing tools, a library of stickers (+ you can create your own), brushes for drawing, ready-made presets for editing photos and videos.
Canva is an application from a well-known editor. There are ready-made collage templates (+ separate ones for stories), you can create collages manually by moving images in PNG format in the editor. Pictures can be found in the editor’s library or downloaded manually from the gallery.
StoryLab is a story editor with over 200 customizable collage templates and 800+ standalone story templates. There are various frame styles and effects, premade backgrounds, over 50 handwritten fonts to make your stories unique.
Mojito is a story editor with a modern minimalistic style. The library has 1,000+ static and animated templates to choose from. Plus applications – here you can create video collages and export the result immediately to Instagram.
StoryArt – similar to the previous editor, there are even more minimalistic templates: 2,000+, of which more than 1,000 are just collages, some of the templates are animated. Also in the application there are 60+ themes with different designs: cinema, retro, minimalism, polaroid. There is a cover tool for Highlights.
StoryEditor – This editor stands out from the competition with its bright neon templates (500+) and stylized filters (wrinkled paper, movie, magazine). New collections are added every week. More than 100 fonts are available to create beautiful inscriptions. There are 100+ covers for Highlights.
Pic Stitch is a collage editor with 245+ template grids. In it, you can edit photos, change grid frames, resize collages, create your own grids (if there are not enough templates), and change the background.
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Collage Maker is the #1 college app for iOS. It has more than 10,000 templates, and each layer in the collage can be customized. There is a background replacement tool, adding text (it can also be edited), stickers, effects. You can make a collage from scratch, that is, not according to a template.
STORIO – in this application, you can create templates not only for stories, but also for posts + there are templates for an endless feed (Instagram landing page). The application has 300 templates, 26 thematic collections and 15 free fonts.
PS If you mark the account @storio.app in your stories, then there is a chance to get into the official Instagram feed of developers and get additional traffic from it.
Mixgram is a collage editor with 1000+ templates. Grids divided into categories are available for editing. You can improve your story with 100 effects, text, stickers, color correction, photo cropping, fashion frames, and photo split tools.
Story — the application is tailored for advertising stories, templates (regular and with collages) are divided into the most popular categories (beauty, travel, sports, business, and others). Users have access to a million stock photos.
Cȯllage Maker is a simple editor that stands out from its competitors by having 3D templates for collages and regular updates. New effects and templates appear every week. The user has access to 30 custom layouts, 54 regular layouts (but they can be edited), 43 frames, 79 fonts, 18 effects and 115 stickers.
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- Layer — Story Maker & Layouts;
- Kards – Instagram Story Editor
- Instories: story templates;
- 500 Stories;
- Dazzle – Insta story templates;
Create a collage on Instagram story to diversify content, as monotonous photos or videos can become boring for subscribers. Collages can also be used to post reactions to stories or answers to questions from subscribers in stories.
To make unique creative collages, use the IMG sticker, as well as applications for Android and iOS.
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