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40+ Coolest Instagram Stories Templates and Resources

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Here we have created a collection of cool Instagram stories templates for all Regular Instagram Users, you can benefit a great deal using these fantastic looking design templates. Most of these templates are PSD files editable via Photoshop, some are for Canva.

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We have also added a little bit of question and answer section at the end. There we have discussed some basic questions regarding Instagram stories. We have also listed some good resources on how you can create or use templates for your stories, where you can get quality free images for your contents etc. And last but not least, we added some example of cool Insta stories so you can have a sense of it if you haven’t already.

ANIMATED Copper Instagram Story template

Do you want to surprise your Instagram followers? Then bring your static images to life with this animated copper story design pack. Theses awesome story PSD layouts are created by Ruby&Heart Studio. You can check out their demo video to see the designs in motion. This download will let you have 20 beautifully designed Stories Templates. A good option to create attention grabbing mood boards, engaging ads and action calls.

ANIMATED Copper Instagram Story template

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Tuscany Instagram Stories Templates

This design pack comes with 20 easily editable professionally designed Instagram Stories. All the templates are fully customizable and compatible with Adobe Photoshop. Upgrade your Instagram in a super stylish way for your viewers. 20 PSD files created in pixel perfect shapes with smart objects are included. Also, all shapes are vector based, to edit your Instagram stories further with proper flexibility.

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Clean Instagram Stories Pack

This Instagram Stories Pack is created by Pande. The final download contains 10 beautiful design variations, so that you can create compelling brand promotions or personal stories. Each stories image size is 1080 X 1920 Pixel with 72 dpi. Easily edit using Adobe Photoshop.

Clean Instagram Stories Pack

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Animated Stories for Instagram

This pack is created by Kristina&Co. “Animated Story for Her” – an exclusively designed video templates for stories in Instagram. Promote your stuff in social media. Create feminine designs for your posts. Gear up your branding boards with these templates. You can use them for static or motion graphics. Author have added 2 video tutorial to guide users.

Animated Stories for Instagram

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Animated Stories For Instagram 2

Another animated Instagram stories template pack with different designs, this too is from Kristina&Co. The irregular edges and frames in the design are really eye catching. Some even includes watercolor backgrounds, which is quite soothing. Easily change the default images and texts with your own images and texts, i mean your own stories. And produce bulk posts for your feed in no time.

Animated Stories For Instagram 2

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Instagram Stories PSD Bundle

A huge stories graphics bundle from Ruben Stom. Check out the bundle page and see the options available (540 high resolution Instagram stories PSD templates). This is good for pro Instagram users to engage their followers in the platform in various ways. For marketers who want to create brand awareness and to promote products and services in most coolest ways possible.

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ANIMATED Modern Instagram Stories

30 beautifully designed animated Instagram stories at your finger tips, designed by SilverStag. All ready made and extensively editable Photoshop files on the go. Create unique photo narratives in minutes (Use the hand drawn graphic elements for Instagram that are included in the download). The author SilverStag designed and created these templates keeping photographers and bloggers in mind. Go ahead and check out the designs for yourself. Download also includes 5 different mood boards, 30 Video Examples with Animations, elements in PNG, PSD, PDF, AI & EPS file formats.

ANIMATED Modern Instagram Stories

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Sparrow & Snow Instagram Stories Template

A fantastic stories pack from Sparrow & Snow. It includes 16 custom animated PSD story template to help any Instagram influencer to showcase his or her compelling stories visually. These templates can be a powerful social media tool to engage with your followers by creating and pushing presentations to the next level. Theses Instagram stories sets would be great for promoting your business, products, services, events or announcements. Share photos of your workshops, recipes, adventures within interesting layouts to your Instagram followers and friends. Author also provides 2 static Instagram Stories template PSD for free to try out, check the download page for details.

Sparrow & Snow Instagram Stories Template

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Clean Instagram Stories Bundle

This bundle comes with elements that have refreshing and clean design, mostly on a clean noise free white background. This is a collection of 132 stories template design by Swiss_cube. You can also use the images created with these templates on your blog, Facebook or Pinterest along with Instagram. If you have Photoshop, then you will be able to change the defaults to your preferred ones via smart objects of PSD files in minutes. Or else you can try Affinity Photo or Affinity Designer to edit the templates.

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Playful Instagram Stories templates psd with funky design

Many Instagram users prefers to play it funny. This one is for them, designed by Ruby&Heart Studio. The funky designs will catch any eyes, and comfortable color schemes are added plus. You should have fun while presenting your designs/photos or other contents, in a playful way. Grab the attention of your followers and attract new people to interact with your posts.

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NEORD – Retro Instagram Stories Animated

Who don’t love those retro style designs? This download from Invasi Studio is packed with Memphis design style and 90’s retro flavor. Create vintage and catchy Instagram stories in a weird yet beautiful way. With 60 different designs and layouts inside, make your e-commerce or simple blog post promotion, about me images, branding projects and personal photos stand out in the crowd. The strong typography and graphically sound icon placements will help you achieve the best outputs while creating your stories for Instagram. Customize the templates in Adobe Photoshop using smart objects. All the details of how to use these are documented in PDF for the users, so that you don’t lose the quality of your Insta images.

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Pink and White Instagram Stories PSD

Instagram stories templates made with pink and white color scheme, beautiful insta pack from Tuck Shop Studio. Capture your Instagram account’s follower’s attention with these lovely color and smart designs. All the PSD files are editable in Photoshop, use your own design, photos, texts and even change the color from pink to something else that you prefer. Use these professionally designed stories templates to create all kind of posts- job vacancy, photo gallery, articles, interesting lists, sales promotion, inspiring quotes and more. Author have included a “HOW TO” video in the download so that you can follow the step by step process to create your own Instagram stories with these delicate templates.

Pink and White Instagram Stories PSD

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54 Instagram Story Highlight Covers

This is an interesting design resource for professional Instagram users, 54 fresh pink Instagram Story Highlight Icons to use in different niches-  Bloggers, Lifestyle, Fashion, Beauty and what not. Check out the main page by The Reverie Collective to have a detailed overview what’s in the download. A great set to collect for your future social media branding jobs.

54 Instagram Story Highlight Covers

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CANVA Instagram Post Social Bundle + FREE Updates

A multi-purpose set designed by  SilverStag. Author included 190 templates for Instagram stories, Facebook and Pinterest posts which you can edit and create your own images using Canva. If you are a Canva user, do check this out, these templates come with chic and modern designs to make your social media post creating process hassle free. Download includes various design elements such as Foil Backgrounds, Hand Drawn Rose Gold Patterns, Story Backgrounds, Lines, Overlays, Masks and so on.

CANVA Instagram Post Social Bundle + FREE Updates

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Ireland Instagram Stories Template

Give your Instagram story creating activity a bit of natural Irish touch with these awesome templates by Ruben Stom. Pack includes 20 easily editable Instagram Stories in Adobe Photoshop. Professionally designed files comes with good size and ratio:1600×2844 px, aspect ratio 9:16. Pixel perfect shapes of these designs will give your tour and travel stories a fresh look.

Ireland Instagram Stories Template

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Instagram Stories – New Church Ed

Are you a creative start-up business? Or may be working for a local church who is working to create awareness for the organization with vibrant social media presence? These 30 ready to use templates from The Wedding Shop will help you to create super cool Instagram stories within minutes and achieve you goal. Impress your viewers with one of these sleek and modern Insta Story designs. High quality files are also print ready, if you choose to print your images as physical cards.

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Insta ANIMATED Stories Template by SevenBox

Create compelling visuals for your Instagram followers with 20 Easy to Edit Animation PSD Templates. All you need some basic knowledge of Adobe Photoshop, and you are good to go. Check out the previews to get a grip on how your creative stories will look like with the smooth animated affects in the final output when you publish them in your account.

Insta ANIMATED Stories Template by SevenBox

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ANIMATED Painted Instagram Stories

A good artsy template collection provided by Ruby&Heart Studio for artistic image lovers. Add a bit of hand painting flavor to your insta stories with these animated template pack. Amaze your followers with creative elegance and well made stories. A good thing is that download also includes 45 high-res (600dpi) isolated Brush Strokes – which you can use to create new designs or patterns in any design project with the options for high quality printing. You can use these templates to create static image posts too.

ANIMATED Painted Instagram Stories

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INDIGO Instagram Story Templates For Canva

Another awesome set for Canva users by Vintage To Vectors. If you want to create and edit your Instagram stories both in Photoshop and Canva online, this is a good option. 18 different templates with indigo blue watercolor textures combined  with sparkly gold glitter designs. 5 bonus textures are included in download if you need more options to ornament your insta stories. Will be great for promotions, recipe ideas, quote sharing and more. Present your team members, about me cards or share the testimonials from your clients in a creative way with engaging stories.

INDIGO Instagram Story Templates For Canva

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Deserts Instagram Stories template Pack

Created by Poego Social, a Stylish & sophisticated stories template pack to catch your Instagram follower’s attention within seconds.

Deserts Instagram Stories template Pack

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Instagram Shareable Stories Canva

All you need to edit and create your own stories in Instagram is a free Canva account. Use Canva’s super easy drag and drop options to create beautiful stories for your brand or personal needs. Created by Basil & Bark.

Instagram Shareable Stories Canva

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Oceans Instagram Stories Pack

Bring your still photos to life with ocean flavored designs. Give your followers eye comforting stories with these templates.

Oceans Instagram Stories Pack

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ANIMATED Artistic Instagram Stories

ANIMATED Artistic Instagram Stories

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CANVA Instagram Hand-Drawn Stories

CANVA Instagram Hand-Drawn Stories

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Instagram Stories Pack II

Instagram Stories Pack II

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Fashion Promo Instagram Stories Template

Fashion Promo Instagram Stories Template

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Instagram Stories – Dreamy Vibes Ed.

Instagram Stories - Dreamy Vibes Ed.

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Template for fashion Instagram stories

Template for fashion Instagram stories

 

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Multipurpose Instagram Stories

Multipurpose Instagram Stories

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25 Instagram Story Templates by celciusdesigns

25 Instagram Story Templates by celciusdesigns

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Watercolor Instagram Stories template

Watercolor Instagram Stories template

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Instagram Stories – Business Edition

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Harmony — Animated Instagram Story Templates

Harmony — Animated Instagram Story Templates

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# What is Instagram Stories template?

It is a graphic template which you can use to create engaging Instagram stories. “Instagram Stories” is a feature which enables users to create and post images (static or animated) and videos that gets vanished when expired (after 24 hours). Similar to Facebook or Snapchat stories. It appears in a bar at the top of your Instagram feed. And whenever you post new stories, there will be a colorful ring around your Insta profile picture.

You will see many websites and designers providing Instagram Stories templates to download so that Instagram users can use them as pre-made design option to edit and create their own stories in beautiful ways. It saves a lot of time. Also it can make your social media content more professional and creative.

Both businesses and personal influencres can benefit a great deal by making use of one of these tailor made templates. All you need is an Instagram account to deliver your contents via Instagram stories.

# How to post Instagram Stories with easy steps:

Creating story on Instagram is pretty easy. All you need to do is tap the “+” icon at the top left-hand corner of your account screen. You can also do that (reveal the story camera) by swiping left. Similar to “Your Day” In Messenger app in Facebook, when the camera opens you can record a video or take a photo. And edit them with various graphic filters, texts or drawings before going live.

And alternatively, you can add your pre-made stories which you have created using the templates.

There is also an option to add hashtags to your Instagram stories, to do so simply tap the hashtag sticker, and you are good to go. If you are looking for adding location info with your story posts, just tap the Stickers button and then select the ‘Location’ option.

You can also check out this video “How To Use Instagram Stories” on YouTube.

# Instagram story template size

Are you wondering about what are Instagram Story template size or dimensions? Well an Instagram Story template should be at least 1080px in width and 1920px in height (1080 pixels x 1920 pixels). That means both your image and video templates should be at least contain this size limit. You can also describe this as an aspect ratio of 9:16.

# Create Instagram Stories Templates Using Apps or Online:

So all of us know the positives of using Instagram stories template to ease the process of designing and creating good content. When promoting a brand or creating personal story with specific preferences in mind, you might also look at the options you have to create your own templates. It might be better than using a pre-made one, sometimes.

The name that pops up at first is Canva. You can use this free graphic design tool Canva to create your templates online, on desktop computer or via the mobile app that Canva provides. You will have options to edit dimensions, color palette, logos, icons, content, font and what not.

If you need a bit of guidance, Check out this tutorial “How to Use Canva to Make Instagram Stories Template” on YouTube by Step Up Boss Up.

Another great one is Adobe Photoshop. As you can already see that most of the Instagram story templates listed above are PSD files editable via Adobe Photoshop. Well they have been created through Photoshop.

There is a great app available both for Ios and Android named “Unfold – Create Stories”. You can easily create your Instagram stories in iPhone and share them with your followers.

There are other story maker apps such as:

  • Easil 
  • Storeo 
  • Cut Story
  • InShot App 

etc. These platforms and apps provide all sorts of tools you need to design and create creative Instagram stories with even basic design knowledge. Just play around with the given option, so that you can create the smartest graphics on your own for free.

# Where can you get quality images for your stories?

If you are using your own images, that’s fine. But if you need to have different high quality stock images for your Instagram stories, check out Unsplash or Pixabay. They are Great free options. These sites let’s people download and use images for absolutely free, even for commercial purpose. So you can download top notch quality images from these sites to use them on your stories or any other social media posts/contents.

# How can you see someone’s story in Instagram?

Easy, to see the stories of accounts you follow, go ahead and check their profile picture (both in app or web version of Instagram). You will notice there is a colorful ring around the profile image. Just tap/click that and you will be directed to the stories they shared.

# Some Example of Instagram Stories:

Here, we have added some cool example of Instagram stories from various Instagram users. Check them out for creative design inspiration. Notice how they are making their brands and personal stories super cool and engaging.

Everlane @everlane

They are creating beautiful brand specific stories in Instagram with smart designs and engaging typography.

lego @lego

The official Instagram account of Lego, check out how they are using stories option to brand and promote their products.

byrdiebeauty @byrdiebeauty

A great place where they post beauty care related contents, they post awesome Instagram stories with branded color schemes. Guess they use stories templates to ease the process!

So what are you thinking? If you want to step up your Instagram game you should definitely use a professionally made Instagram story template to tell your story. Businessman, fashionista, cook, bloggers, travelers, designers, marketers, writers, models – almost everyone can make use of a creative story template to tell their Instagram story in most engaging ways. Create about me posts, make questionnaire for followers, or simple polls for your viewers.  

If you think we should add more bits to this, do let us know in the comments! We will be glad to read your responses!

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