Design Inspiring Quote Posters Online with Canva

Share words of wisdom in fun and creative ways with a customized quote poster from Canva.

Inspire yourself and others with a beautiful quote poster

Whether inspiring, motivational or funny, quotes have the power to get you moving, encourage you, or just help you push through a tough day. Pair them with brilliant imagery and you’ve got a winning formula for a poster perfect for any workplace, school or even bedroom wall.

You don’t need to be a professional designer to create one yourself because Canva gives you access to the best design tools and templates to create eye-catching quote posters. Browse through our amazing stock image library for photos and illustrations then use Canva’s drag and drop design tools to easily and quickly customize your design.

How to make a quote poster

  1. Open Canva

    Open up Canva and search for "Quote Poster" to kickstart your design.

  2. Explore templates

    Browse through Canva’s library of ready-made templates for every quote poster theme, from inspirational and motivational to funny and witty. Just click on the template you like to make it yours.

  3. Enjoy a wide range of features

    Drag and drop ingredients from Canva’s library of high-quality photos, images, icons and other graphics. Use the photo effects and animate features to spice things up.

  4. Customize your poster

    Choose your own background, color scheme and font style. Upload your own photos, images or artwork. Rearrange and resize text boxes. Adjust the layout until you’re happy.

  5. Share or print

    Save your design as a PNG or JPG and share online directly through Canva. Download as a print-ready PDF and make high-quality prints of your design with Canva Print.

Open a New Quote Poster Design

Find great images from our amazing media library

Canva’s image library hosts over a million professional-quality images, illustrations and graphics you can add to your design. From landscape photography to abstract textures, you’re sure to find the right imagery to pair with your quote. Many of the images are free while premium elements cost only $1 for each one-time use. Use the search bar to look for specific images then just drag and drop them into a grid or frame.

Already have the perfect image sitting on your computer? You can simply upload it into Canva to use on your design. Enhance your images with filters or effects and control brightness, contrast or hue.

Create beautiful typography for your quotes

Capture the right tone or mood for your quote poster using custom fonts in Canva—there are over a hundred to choose from! The textholder tool is another useful feature for creating great typography—they’re little drag and drop morsels of expertly paired fonts you can simply edit and move around. Think your text needs a little more drama? Try changing the color through the color selection tool or play around with its transparency settings.

Print and share your designs in high quality

Once you’re happy with your design, it’s a simple matter of sharing your design with the world! You can share your poster design on your social media accounts with the click of the “Share” button. Or, you can send your design to Canva Print and receive beautiful, high-resolution copies of your design right at your doorstep!


Many quote poster templates come with background images, but you can add your own photo to your quote poster by uploading it into your design. Choose a photo you’ve already downloaded, an image stored in the cloud or find a new image from a stock photo site.

Stylish fonts for quotes include Open Sans, Lucinda Grande, Playfair Display, Century School, Proxima Nova, Gotham, Effra, Vollkorn, Signalist, Georgia, Platin and Helvetica. Remember you’ll have two font sizes, and possibly two different styles, for the quote itself and the name of the person you’re quoting.

A great quote poster has an eye-catching image and color overlay, clear text that complements the image, simple but attractive font and a message that captures the reader’s interest. Try to choose a quote on a familiar theme that resonates with many people.

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