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How To Create Instagram Puzzle Feed In Canva (With Feed Ideas)

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Are you looking to switch up your Instagram aesthetic and stand out from the crowd? Look no further because a puzzle feed is a perfect way to do just that.

Not only is it visually appealing, but it also encourages engagement from your followers.

In this post, we will walk you through the steps on how to create a puzzle feed using Canva, as well as provide some feed ideas to get your creative juices flowing.

So, grab a cup of coffee, and let’s get started on creating a puzzle feed that will make your Instagram profile pop!

What Is An Instagram Puzzle Feed

Instagram puzzle feed is a creative way of arranging your Instagram posts in a specific pattern, such as breaking a single photo into multiple pieces and then posting each piece separately.

These pieces, when viewed together on your profile, make up a larger, more impactful image.

The overall effect is visually appealing and can encourage engagement from your followers, as they’ll want to see the full image and follow along as you post each piece.

Puzzle Feed Examples
Puzzle Feed Examples

Puzzle feeds can be used to tell a story, showcase a product or service, or simply to create a unique and eye-catching aesthetic on your Instagram profile.

How To Create Instagram Puzzle Feed In Canva

I know, till now you are fully convinced that you want to have a puzzle feed on your Instagram account so for you my friend, below I have written a step-by-step guide on how to create an Instagram puzzle feed in Canva.

1. Go To Canva

So obviously we are going to use canva to create our puzzle feed for Instagram.

And the first step in order to create a puzzle feed template inside canva is to visit and login with your account by entering you email and password.

2. Create a Blank Canvas With 3240 X 3240 px

Once you are successfully logged in, click on the “Create a Design” button from the right corner and select “Custom Size” and enter 3240 X 3240 Px as width and height.

create a blank canvas in canva

Why 3240 X 3240 Px?

As you can see in the image below, a normal Instagram post is around 1080 Px in width and 1080 Px in height.

Now in order to create a 3×3, 9 posts puzzle feed we have to create a single template, that single template will contain a total of 9 posts with 3 posts in each row and 3 posts in each column.

Instagram puzzle template

So for that reason, we have chosen 3240 x 3240 Px because 1080 x 3 Posts = 3240 Px width of the single template and similarly for height also.

3. Add Dotted Lines Spaced Equally

Now we have to add some dotted lines in order to divide this single template in 3×3 table form.

These lines are just for reference purpose so that we can see how the 9 posts are going to look, we will remove these lines later before exporting our template.

In order to add lines, just click on the elements section from the left sidebar and then search for “Lines”.

Add the lines to the canvas and create a 3×3 row and columns as can be seen in the image below.

Make sure the lines are equally spaced out, you can use the “Position” feature from the top bar to equally space the lines.

  • Note: Make sure to add the lines on the 4 edges of the template too, otherwise you won’t be able to space out the lines equally.

    So a total of 8 lines will be added, 4 lines on the edges, 2 vertical lines, and 2 horizontal lines, see the video above for reference. 

After putting all the lines on the template, you now have a basic layout for a 3×3 Instagram puzzle feed template. Now lock all the line layers by selecting them and clicking on the lock icon so that they won’t disturb you while doing the actual design.

4. Design Your Puzzle Template

Now when you have successfully placed the lines, you can now start designing your Instagram puzzle template by using elements, text, images, etc.

You can take reference from the lines and have an idea what every single post will look like.

As you can see in the image below, I have finished designing my template (3240 x 3240Px) and that’s what it look like.

You can also see the dotted lines which we added in the previous step, I have grouped the lines together and reduced their opacity so that they won’t disturb me while designing the template.

Design Your Puzzle Feed
Design Your Puzzle Feed

5. Remove The Dotted Lines & Export

Now when you are done with the design, you can now remove the dotted lines as we no longer need them and after removing the lines you can export the template as PNG (For better quality).

In order to export the template, click on the “Share” button from the top right screen and select the File Type as PNG and then hit the “Download” button.

Export The Puzzle Feed
Export The Template

6. Split Your Puzzle Template Into 9 Posts

Now we have the single standalone Instagram puzzle feed template in PNG format.

In order to get the puzzle feed look we have to equally split this template into 9 different posts of 1080 x 1080 Px as i told you earlier.

To do that we will use a free tool known as Instagram Grid Maker by The Social Boutique.

Just visit the link above and upload the image that we have downloaded from canva.

Upload Your Image
Upload Your Image

Now select columns as 3 cause we want to make a 3 x 3 puzzle feed, select image cut as “Grid”, and click on “Split Image

Split The Image
Split The Image

Wait for few seconds and now you will see all your splitter parts on the right side with a download button with every splitted piece.

Download The Image Pieces

Now just download the image pieces one by one and upload them on your Instagram.

  • Note: Make sure you start uploading the image pieces in order from the bottom right corner to the top left corner in order to achieve the exact same puzzle pattern.

    That means upload the bottom right piece first on your Instagram account and follow the order mentioned in the image below.

So that’s how you can create a puzzle feed for your Instagram account.

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Drop a comment below, that’s all i want, your comments make my day.

Alright, so let’s see some Instagram puzzle feed ideas that you can use for your account.

Instagram Puzzle Feed Ideas

Here are some puzzle feed ideas for your Instagram account. I have also mentioned the source, you can check them out and download them directly from the original creator.

Or you can also take inspiration from these and create your own using our tutorial.

Dark Black Grunge Sale Puzzle Feed

Dark Black Grunge Sale Puzzle Feed
Dark Black Grunge Sale Puzzle Feed

Juicy Yellow Instagram Feed Template

Juicy Yellow Instagram Feed Template
Juicy Yellow Instagram Feed Template


How Do You Do The Puzzle Feed On Instagram Canva?

As discussed in this article, we can easily create a Puzzle feed for Instagram from scratch just by using canva and any image splitter tool.

It’s an easy process, so make sure you follow all the steps mentioned in this article.


So I hope guys you have enjoyed reading this article on how to create a puzzle feed for Instagram.

I have tried to simplify all the steps for you by covering all the steps and important notes that you need to take.

If you still have doubts you can comment down below and I will reply to you all.

So what are you waiting for? create beautiful and appealing Puzzle feed designs for your Instagram accounts today.

Happy Designing !!

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