Instagram Reels: How to Create a custom cover
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Creative Tools and Reels Templates Will Help You Reach Your Audience
Instagram Reels are perfect for any business that wants to connect with its customers in a fun way. And that means you, whether you’re an influencer, celebrity, or blogger. Or maybe you are just aspiring to be one of these things and want to grow yourself a large following – either way. If you’re wondering how you can make your Instagram reel the best it possibly can be, keep reading for some of our top tips to help you out. There are loads of little tricks of the trade – creative ways you can make your story stand out. Trying to show your individuality while still keeping your content looking slick and professional can be a difficult task. This is where things like templates come in. A good template does lots of the hard work for you, but still leaves plenty of space for you to show your true self off to the world, because why would you want to be just like everybody else? Mojo is packed with so many animated templates that each time you make a new reel, one of them is bound to catch your eye and put itself forward as the best way to tell your story. One specific way you can use these to make your content pop is by creating your very own custom cover.
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What Is a Custom Cover?
A custom cover is a cherry on top of a cohesive, on-brand Instagram reel. Think of it as your album cover! You can use it to keep your brand imagery or colors front and center, so when people see your reel they know straight away where it’s coming from. If you can keep that consistency up when people engage with your content (and love it) they will come to be able to recognize your style a lot more easily, they’ll be more likely to tell their friends about you, and you’ll be on the up and up in no time.
So, we know that covers should have some sort of brand consistency, but that doesn’t mean they should just be cookie-cutter copies each time! You may want to give your follower (or soon-to-be follower) a bit of information about what this reel is about. If they can get a bit of a taste of what’s to come, it won’t be long until you are ‘reeling’ them in. Think about what your audience will want to see in your reel. Ask yourself: What do I want my followers to think about me? How can I get across what this story is about in the most interesting way possible? The answer will probably involve a combination of keywords and phrases. But be sure to let your personality shine out clearly as well.
Making a Custom Cover Fit
Using a Reel template is a game-changer – as anyone who has dabbled in making Instagram reel covers before will tell you: trying to get them to fit nicely on the feed can be a nightmare. It can be really frustrating attempting to make a certain visual element on the cover visible when people are looking at the preview of the reel in your feed and on the Explore page. Well, our templates can make that process a lot more painless – see, we’ve already taken into account all the different aspect-ratios, and we know what the optimum placement is for all the different elements of your cover, so you don’t have to. When insta-surfers come across your work and get that smooth transition from preview to engagement and through into the content they’ll know that you are someone to take seriously. And with all that taken care of by Mojo, you can spend more time being expressive and pouring your heart and soul into the content.
How to Make Your Reel a Hit!
There are so many other ways that Mojo can help you bring your social media game to the next level. Take advantage of all the help we can give you and make use of the full range of editing tools that are available to you.
Music or sound effects can help to set the tone of your video – sticking a great tune on your custom cover is one way to guarantee people will click onwards and keep engaging. Experiment with different types of music until you find something that fits your brand. Some people like to work with instrumental music to create an ambient mood, while others like to keep on top of the zeitgeist by featuring the latest pop track to dominate the airwaves on social media.
AR effects are a way of ‘augmenting reality’ and you can add them to your covers and videos to make things look different from how they really appeared. You can apply alterations like bokeh, vignette, lens blur, and so many more to make your content look extra special. These effects can help to create a dreamlike feel to your video.
Keep trying new things
Although brand consistency is an important factor in growing your visibility and increasing your followers, it’s important not to stand still. Don’t be afraid to experiment with different formats. Trying out different styles and evolving as time goes on is what will keep people interested in the long term. Always try to stand out from the competition with Mojo.
Now that you know how to make your Instagram Reels look top class, it’s time to get out and start finding your inspiration. Start experimenting with your own videos today. Remember, there’s no limit to what you can achieve with a little creativity.
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