Create an Instagram story that everyone will love

Get your business noticed worldwide with stunning Instagram stories. VistaCreate’s Instagram story maker gives you access to a huge library of ready templates and media content. Craft unique Instagram stories to make a niche for your brand on the platform now!
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Design an engaging Instagram story

Make Instagram stories that invite users to interact with your brand. Pick one of the 9,000+ story templates, write some engaging copy, and add music. VistaCreate gives you all the tools to create captivating designs and connect with your audience!
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Create an Instagram story with reach

Wondering how you can get more reactions to your IG stories? Here are tried-and-tested Instagram stories tips for designing engaging content with ease.
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Start with a template

Create superb Instagram stories using one of the 9,000+ IG stories templates. Pick a design you like and create a stunning post quickly by customizing it.
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Use video and animation

Make your Instagram stories even more engaging by setting them in motion. VistaCreate Instagram video story maker has a massive collection of templates for you to choose from. Animate graphic elements and text in your IG stories to draw more attention.
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Add graphical objects

Get creative when designing Instagram stories! Customize them however you like with a library of over 53,000 objects such as illustrations, shapes, stickers, and icons. You can animate all of these elements in VistaCreate to give your Instagram stories a boost.
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Use bold fonts

Using cool fonts is one of the most effective Instagram stories hacks to make your story pop. Customize a template by uploading your own font or selecting one of the 680+ fonts in VistaCreate’s library. Convey your message in style!
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Personalize with stickers

After selecting one of the Instagram story templates, add your own stickers to it. To create a sticker, upload your pictures to VistaCreate and use the Sticker Maker feature. It will remove the background from your image in seconds, turning it into a sticker.
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Repurpose designs

Want to reuse other designs for your Instagram stories? Easy. Open your project, click “Resize”, and choose the desired format from the menu. VistaCreate Instagram story maker will turn any design into an Instagram story template in a single click.
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Media Library
Use VistaCreate’s library of 1M+ royalty-free photos and over 53,000 design objects to create beautiful Instagram stories faster.
Stock Video
Create stunning video stories that your followers will love by choosing video clips from VistaCreate’s library. You don’t have to create a video for Instagram by yourself — we’ve got you covered with our video collection.
Font Collections
VistaCreate has over 680 fonts available in 25 languages. Moreover, you’re welcome to upload your own fonts to make unique Instagram stories.
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  • Access thousands of premium templates for your projects

  • Design using files from a library of 150M+ photos, videos, vectors

  • Remove backgrounds from your images with a single click

  • Unlock infinite Brand Kits, unlimited storage, and version history

  • Collaborate with up to 10 members in your Team Account

  • Make your own stickers, quickly resize designs, and more

How to create a story on Instagram in 4 steps

  • Step 1
    Choose the format
    Select the Instagram story format to get started.
  • Step 2
    Select a template
    Pick a template you like from our library of ready-made designs. To create a story from scratch, select a format and add your photo or video to the blank canvas.
  • Step 3
    Create stories that stand out by adding more engaging elements to them: graphic objects, text, and music. Upload your own images and videos to personalize an Instagram story template.
  • Step 4
    Download and share
    Now, download your Instagram story and share it via the Instagram app. If you want to post the same design to other socials, resize it with VistaCreate.


  • I’m not a trained designer. How can I make gorgeous Instagram stories without design skills?

    One of the best Instagram stories hacks for such cases is to use pre-made layouts for your designs. Browse the VistaCreate library — it offers static and video story layouts, as well as plenty of high-quality stock photos and videos. With these assets at hand, you don’t have to create a video for Instagram on your own or organize a photoshoot to make Instagram stories. To finish your design, add music, catchy text, and throw some stickers on top. Play with filters in VistaCreate or use ones from the Instagram app.
  • Is there a way to add audio to my Instagram stories?

    Sure! In VistaCreate’s Instagram story creator, you can add a music track to your animated Instagram stories. To do so, select one of the 9,000 music tracks from the VistaCreate library — it will be added to the artboard immediately. If you want to use your own audio files, upload them by clicking “Music” — “Upload Music” in the menu. Finally, you can adjust your music file and add the Fade effect.
  • How can I change the background in my Instagram stories?

    Open your project or pick one of the Instagram story templates in VistaCreate. Find “Backgrounds” in the left menu and select the background you want. You can also choose a photo or video background for your design. If you want a solid color as a background, select one from our palettes or enter a color code.
  • Can I add multiple photos to my Instagram stories?

    Yes, of course! When you create Instagram stories with multiple photos, use VistaCreate’s collage templates with beautiful layouts made by professional graphic designers. If you want to add photos to your Instagram story template in your own creative way, select photos from the “Photos” menu or upload your pictures. For the last option, go to “My Files” — “Upload Image or Video”. Place these images on the artboard in any order.
  • How can I make an Instagram story with a collage in VistaCreate?

    Using VistaCreate’s Insta story maker, it’s easy to design photo or video collages. Select a collage template or type in “Collage” in a search bar; VistaCreate’s story generator will offer you tons of ready-made layouts. Select one, add your photos or videos, and post your new Instagram story right away from the VistaCreate interface.

    Pro tip: An art collage is one of the best Instagram stories hacks as it allows you to show an entire product collection or different product views in one Instagram story. Save it to your story highlights so users can always see it.
  • How do I change the format of my design to fit Instagram stories?

    If you want to use designs you’ve made for other socials as IG stories, you can resize them in less than a minute. Click “Resize” at the top of the artboard and select the Instagram story format. Then, click “Copy&Resize”, and your new project will be automatically opened in a new window. Move the image and all the elements to adjust the design. To learn more about VistaCreate’s resize feature, click here.

9,000+ Instagram story design ideas

Browse a library of static and video templates for Instagram stories to find one that perfectly fits your vision.

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