Creating an Instagram Template
Before you begin, ensure your Instagram account is authorised in the Account section of the platform
Navigate to the Templates section of the platform. Go to the Content Automation Tab and select '+ New Template'
Name your template and on the right hand navigation select 'connect' to connect your Instagram content source.
Search and select the Instagram content source.
The Instagram will be a json feed so if you have many content sources you can filter based on feed type
You are now ready to begin designing your template. Use the '+' icon to build out the blocks, linking up each one to the relevant component of the Instagram image you wish to display.
Top tip: select High-resolution and Anti-Alias boxes for greater resolution
Navigate through the Content Source and select the element you wish import.
Instagram now accommodates images or varying sizes, which means that images can look skewed in the image block. To combat this, apply an auto-crop condition to the image block. This creates an auto-crop from the centre of the image to ensure each image looks the same.
Click on the image and select the crop icon, then the 'Auto square crop' option and save.
Once you have built out your template, it is possible to duplicate your work to create the impact of tiles. To do this, navigate to the briefcase on the right hand side, here you can alter the template properties. By changing the Repeat Count, you can choose how many images will be displayed within the one template.
When you then preview your template, you will have the view of the duplicated template.
If you wish to overlay live Instagram images over a designed image, upload your asset as a background image and build the design out from there.