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Adobe Spark: How to Create an Instagram Post

Adobe Express is an online (currently free) tool similar to Canva that allows you to easily create graphics, printable media, web pages, social media posts, and short videos using supplied templates.

This tutorial will teach you how to create a graphic which is then shared as an Instagram post. 


  1. From the Adobe Express home webpage, select “Instagram Post.” 

    Photo of Adobe Spark homepage

  2. You will now be on a page where you can edit your Instagram Post. Select the “Templates” to look at all available templates. 

    Photo of Adobe Spark Post editing page

  3. The templates panel will show all available templates; those with a yellow tag are for Premium users only. Templates without a tag are free for all users.

    Photo of Adobe Spark with template tab open

  4. Look through the templates and choose which one you like best. A pop-up box will appear when you select a template; select “Create from this Template” to start editing.

    Photo of Adobe Spark with template pop-up open

  5. To edit text, select a text box by triple-clicking on it. A pop-up box will appear where you can type your desired text. When you finish, click “Done.”

    Photo of text editing pop-up

  6. Select the “Download” button in the top right corner when you finish editing your post. A pop-up will allow you to select from file options such as PNG, JPG, or PDF. Select JPG and click “Start Download” to download your Instagram post.

    Photo of Adobe Spark template editor