For ages I’ve been massively admiring other peoples’ instagram pages, especially those with consistent covers on their story highlights, so this week I did some investigation to find out how to do it – so that’s what I’m sharing today.
Let’s start with the results because that’s the fun bit! Here are my two accounts:
Now let’s look at how we get this.
Step 1 – Make the covers
I made these in the most simple way possible – in Photoshop.
Create a portrait rectangle in Photoshop (1080x1920px)
Fill it with a solid colour
Grab an icon from an icon library (I used Noun Project)
Save out as a jpeg
Step 2 – Add to Instagram
I’m assuming you’ve already created some stories and saved them to your page as highlights.
Next, tap into one of the highlights. And choose “more” from the bottom right.
Next we want to edit the existing highlight
Now open the cover editor
If you do this for all your highlights, your page should end up looking something like this:
The premise was that anyone with an account could nominate their own chicken, provide their name and I’d add them to my list.
List became very long very quickly. I also found it went out of date fairly often, so I had to keep re-asking for recommendations and permissions!
I’ll do a full project run down at some point in the future, but for now, here are some pics of my initial set up – as I take hi-res images of the originals, plus a short video because Fun!
Here I’m using the IPEVO V4K high definition usb camera, which I have attached to my MacbookPro. This is an upgrade to the basic iPhone photos I’ve been taking for the Instagram account, so should hopefully produce something usable for publishing.