Hey Instasize Creatives and welcome to another segment of “Recreate the Look”. This week we’re focusing on blurred borders and how to use Instasize to recreate this editing trend. Our influencer of choice is Ms. Ellie Gonsalves, an Aussie model and travel enthusiast. We noticed she used a blurred border edit during her most recent trip to Bermuda, and we couldn’t be more excited to show YOU how to recreate the look.

Although Instagram has updated it’s platform to allow for full sized iPhone photos to be uploaded, when trying to upload an image taken on a DSLR camera or an iPhone X, you’ll notice that parts of your images are still cut out due to Instagram’s uploading parameters. Blurred borders are perfect when wanting to showcase an entire image on Instagram while also ensuring that the borders you’re adding aren’t an eye sore on your feed. Ellie used her main image as her background/blurred border image and today we’re going to show you how to use Instasize to RECREATE THIS LOOK.



  • Step 1: Open your editor and choose an image you’d like to use. Don’t worry about cropping your image, that would defeat the purpose of this tutorial! Just leave it as is and head on over to our border icon.

    Blurred Borders Step 1

  • Step 2: Click on the option that says “BLUR” and then select your original photo again. This will make it appear in the background of your image.

    Blurred Borders Step 2

  • Step 1: Use the adjustment bar to decrease/increase your original image size - this will allow for more of your blurred background to show. Align the photo however you’d like and select “DONE” when you’re complete!

    Blurred Borders Step 3

And there you have it, an easy solution to a pesky Instagram problem! Never compromise your FULL image ever again, blurred borders are here to the rescue! Completely accessible to anyone operating on Instasize, regardless of premium status.