Creating a visually appealing post on Instagram requires an image that is both eye-catching and fits the dimensions of the platform. Instagram posts are best suited to square images, so if you’re using a rectangular picture, you may need to split it into two or more squares. Fortunately, this can easily be done with Canva, a powerful online design tool.
To start, open Canva and choose “Create a Design”. From here, you’ll be given the option to choose from a range of templates. Select “Instagram Post” from the list and click “Create”.
To add your image, click on the “Uploads” icon in the top left corner and then select your image. It will now appear within your design space. You can move it around or resize it using the corner handles.
Splitting Your Image
To split your image into multiple sections, first select it by clicking on it once. You’ll then see an icon in the top right corner of your selection that looks like two overlapping rectangles — this is the “Split Image” tool.
Click on this icon and you’ll be presented with three options: Split Horizontally, Split Vertically, or Grid Layout. If you want to break up your image into two sections (either horizontally or vertically), select one of these options.
If you want to create something more complex with several pieces, choose Grid Layout instead. This will divide your image into an even grid of tiles — you can choose how many rows and columns you want by adjusting the settings at the bottom of this window.
Making Further Adjustments
Once you have split your photo in Canva, you can further customize each section to make sure they look great together as one post on Instagram. You can move around each piece independently by clicking and dragging them with your mouse.
You can also add text or graphics within each section if desired — simply click on whichever element (photo/text/graphic) that you want to edit and make adjustments as necessary.
Conclusion: Splitting pictures for Instagram posts is a breeze when using Canva’s powerful design tools! With just a few clicks of a button, users are able to easily upload their images and split them into multiple sections for an eye-catching post that’s sure to grab attention!