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Free Instagram story highlight cover templates.

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Make standout highlight covers for your Instagram stories with Adobe Express.

Customize your Instagram profile with highlight covers to match your aesthetic using Adobe Express. Explore our selection of premade cover templates or create your own design. Upload your own images and logo right to your highlight cover. Or use our collections of stock photos, icons, graphics, backgrounds, and text styles to build your cover. Create quickly and easily so you can personalize each highlight with its own cover image.

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How to make a highlight cover for Instagram stories.

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Creative highlight covers await with Adobe Express.

Instagram story highlight covers are an opportunity to let your personality shine to your followers. Whether you’re using Instagram for personal or business purposes, anyone can add custom highlight covers and do so quickly with the help of Adobe Express. Craft your own highlight covers to show off your archive of stories with your followers. Adobe Express makes it easy, free, and fun to create and share your designs so you can get right back to making more unforgettable memories and sharing them with your online community.

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Make standout covers for all your highlights.

Our free online highlight cover maker allows you to customize designs the way you want, when you want. Social media moves fast, so when you need a highlight cover in a pinch, Adobe Express has your back. Start from a blank canvas or a premade template, or create from an existing project. Adobe Express is exceptionally easy to use — and it also happens to be lots of fun.

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Frequently asked questions.

What is the ideal size for an Instagram story highlight cover?
You have some flexibility with the size of the image you use for your highlight cover. You can use a story from your highlight to make a cover, or you can upload an image right from your device. Your cover will crop your image into a circle, so make sure you include everything you want in that circle space. The Adobe Express Instagram highlight cover templates come in the standard story size (1080px by 1920px) in case you plan to share your highlight cover on your story.
What are some tips to create effective Instagram story highlight covers?
One of the most common approaches for making highlight covers is consistency. Decide on a theme, whether that’s a font, color, or graphic style, and create variations on that for each highlight. Since highlight covers are so small, don’t try to squeeze in too much. Instead, choose a design that maximizes the entire circular space, and that is also easy to read from a distance.
What colors will make my Instagram story highlight covers stand out?
Choose colors that are on brand for you. If you post images that use a certain color scheme, choose a color that matches it for your highlight cover. You can also search for color palettes within Adobe Express. Under the Colors tab, enter a keyword to find palettes that match your theme and instantly apply it to your highlight cover template.
Can I create my own Instagram highlight cover template?
Any new or existing project can be turned into a shareable template. Open your project, choose the Share option in the top right, and follow the prompts to make your own template. Access your templates from your library and share with collaborators.
Can I get Adobe Express for free? If so, what’s included?
Yes, Adobe Express has a free plan that includes core features like photo editing tools and effects and thousands of free templates. Learn more about our plans and pricing.