Learn how to create a stylish ad for social media with Adobe Spark Post.

Now try it yourself

Start from scratch, or download practice files for a head start.

1. Open Adobe Spark Post on your mobile phone, iPad or tablet.

2. Tap a category, such as Business. If you want to use the template from below, select Business as category and search for "40% OFF".

3. Scroll through the templates and tap one you like or chose the "40% OFF" template, then tap Remix to update it.

4. Tap Layout.

5. Then tap Resize and select the social media format where you'd like to post your design. In our example we chose INSTAGRAM from the SOCIAL POST category. Adobe Spark Post automatically resizes the layout for the social media app you select. Rearrange the image elements, then tap Done.

Customize image and text content

6. Select the photo by tapping it on the top right, then tap the REPLACE  button.

7. Select Photo Library.

8. Choose a new image from your mobile device.

9. Double tap the asterisk mask in order to use a different character to serve as the mask over the image.

10. In our example, we change the asterisk to an exclamation mark. Tap Done.

11. Drag the rounded arrow to rotate the mask, and drag with your finger to reposition it over the image.

12. Double tap the "40% OFF" text element and type new text to change the message. Tap Done.

13. Drag the text with your finger to reposition it. Tap on the text to resize it.

14. Tap Style from the menu below the image and drag your finger around the circle to view different styles. Stop dragging when you see the style you like.

15. Tap Shape and browse through the options by sliding your finger. Tap on a shape to preview it. When you find one you like, tap Done.

16. Tap on the text to resize and reposition it.

Share your post

17. Tap Share from the top and select the social media app where you'd like to post your design. Tap Instagram, then chose Solid color as background type.

18. From the following dialogs chose the desired publishing settings and Adobe Spark Post will share your design on Instagram.

That's it! Now it's your turn to create a post with Spark. Download the assets or use your own and share your image on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram using #MadewithSpark to get feedback and connect with other creative minds.


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