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Inspire Your Instagram Followers with These Motivational Quotes

By Melanie Doncas | Designer Tutorials

Now, more than ever, is a time when we need some extra motivation in our Instagram feeds. But forget the flatlays and filtered selfies. What better way to inspire followers than with a well-designed quote?  

If you’re stuck for ideas, or just don’t have the time to create your own eye-catching quote image from scratch, then don’t fret. BeFunky’s Designer has perfectly-sized, pre-designed Instagram Templates that are as easy to customize as simply typing out your favorite quote. Let us show you how!

Motivational Quote Templates to Inspire You

Whether you take an organic or on-trend approach to your Instagram grid, we’ve got you covered. You see, our Instagram Templates come in a wide range of styles to suit any aesthetic, all of which can be changed within just a few clicks!

Let’s take a closer look at some of our versatile templates.

Modern Minimal

With a simple background photo and some crisp, white text, this modern and minimal quote template isn’t just eye-catching, but super easy to customize too. By simply swapping out the photo, you too can have an on-point quote image that’s sure to capture the attention (and hearts) of your followers. It may be minimal in design, but it sure does pack a mighty powerful punch.

Modern minimal BeFunky Instagram template


Not quite the minimalist? Don’t worry, we’ve got templates for the bold at heart too! Don’t miss a beat by sharing a head-turning quote image that’s just too good to scroll past, like this one. Think daringly-dark backgrounds, contrasting color palettes, and loud graphic elements. All that’s left is to find an equally-as-bold quote to match!

Bold BeFunky Instagram template


Take your motivational Instagram quote to even greater heights with an image that combines inspiration with art. This stunning Instagram Template takes its cue from French artist Henri Matisse, with ‘cut out’ style shapes and joyful colors. By simply swapping the template’s photo for one of your own – and optionally, switching up the color scheme – you’ve got yourself your very own Instagram quote masterpiece.

Artistic BeFunky Instagram template


With its graffiti-style font and gritty color scheme, this Instagram Template is sure to have people looking twice. It can be used with any photo or text of your choosing, making it a quick, yet powerful way to motivate the masses. Take inspiration from this template’s existing photo and don’t be afraid to play around with composition for that picture-perfect look.

Edgy BeFunky Instagram template

How to Design Motivational Instagram Quotes

Now that you’re feeling inspired, it’s time to head to the Graphic Designer to create your own motivational Instagram quote!

BeFunky motivational quotes Instagram templates

For this tutorial, we’re going to use the ‘edgy’ template we discussed above, but of course, you’re welcome to work with any Instagram Template of your choosing. You can locate these in the Templates Library by navigating to Social Media > Instagram Posts. When you wish to proceed with a template, simply click on it, followed by Use This Template.

BeFunky motivational quote template

Firstly, you’ll want to swap out the template’s existing image for one of your own, or one more suited to your Instagram aesthetic. To do this, just click on the image, then from the Image Properties toolbar that appears, click Replace. This will allow you to locate an image file from your Computer.

Add your own image BeFunky motivational quote template

Alternatively, you can use a stock image from our huge library instead. To access this, navigate to Image Manager in the main menu on the left, then click Search Stock Images.

Use stock image BeFunky Instagram quote template

In the library, you can type your search term into the search bar or browse popular search tags. Click on the image(s) you wish to use and these will be added to your Image Manager. From the Image Manager, you can then double-click the image you wish to add to your template.

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With your desired image now in place, it’s time to change your template’s existing quote to one you wish to share with your following. To do this, double-click the text box you wish to change and type what you’d like it to say.

Motivational quotes BeFunky Instagram template

You’ll also notice that when you click on any text box, a Text Properties toolbar appears. From here, you can change things such as Font, Text Size, Text Color, Spacing, and more.

Edit text motivational quote template BeFunky

To change your text’s color, simply click on the colored square next to the Text Size. This will open up the Color Palette, where you can select your desired color. You can also type in the color’s HEX Code (if you know it) or use the Eyedropper Tool to select a color already present in your template.

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There are heaps of fonts to choose from, including ones which offer additional variations, such as Medium, Bold, Extra Bold, etc.

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Want to move any of your elements around? Just click and drag them using your mouse.

Move your text BeFunky Instagram motivational quote template

Ta-da! Doesn’t that look good? To save your work, just click Save at the top of the screen, before selecting your desired save location. Easy!

Final Results

Motivational quote final image BeFunky

Lifting your followers up with a motivational Instagram quote doesn’t have to be tricky, nor should it require hours of graphic design work. With our easy-to-use Instagram Templates, inspiring your audience is as simple as 1,2,3!

Graphic Design, Simplified.

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