Instagram post templates that are easy to use and free in 2021

Matthew James Oxlade
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Creating content can be time consuming, and when you aren’t a graphic designer, you can easily spend hours creating something that doesn’t wow your subscribers. Before I found Instagram post templates that reflected the brands I was working with, I slaved away for hours trying to create impressive-looking content only to end up with something that looked like the work of a 7th grader.

I’ve created great content and horrible content. Not everyone is a graphic designer, and I am definitely far from a graphic designer. The biggest differences in the quality of my content have been the template I am working with. Some templates are flexible and can be adapted in ways that give you a great design a number of different ways. That means the templates work.

Web tools that offer free Instagram post templates

You don’t need Adobe Photoshop to create an impressive post for Instagram.


Probably one of the most well-known of the websites that offer free Instagram post templates, Canva is one of the first platforms I use to find a great-looking free Instagram post template to use.

There’s a paid version of Canva that is worth it (in my opinion) but not necessary to access their Instagram templates.


If I’m looking for an Infographic template to use on Instagram, I go to Piktochat. Piktochat offers a range of infographics and that’s their specialty, there’s also a variety of social media graphic templates available to use.


Crello is similar to Canva but offers some great templates for use on social media, including Instagram.

Photoshop templates that are great for creating Instagram posts


Freepik offers free and premium templates you can use in Adobe Photoshop or Adobe Illustrator.

Monster Post

Previously called Template Monster, Monster Post does the same thing it’s always done – offered Instagram post templates for editing in Photoshop. is probably the last place I go to when looking for an Instagram template on the odd chance the other two websites