Quote poster maker

Share words of wisdom in a fun and creative way with a customized quote poster from Canva. Use our free, beginner-friendly quote poster maker to add motivational quotes with an energizing photo in the background. Easily start from scratch or create with a template from our collection.

Inspire everyone 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 or a soothing background, and you’ve got a winning formula for a poster perfect for any workplace, school, or bedroom wall. Now it’s easy to create one for yourself through an app or desktop, and it doesn’t matter if you’re a beginner or an expert designer.

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 template. Our free quote poster maker lets you personalize text, photo, or background seamlessly so you can download it in high-quality formats. Then, you may order via Canva Print or share it digitally on your Facebook, Instagram, and other social media accounts.

How to make a quote poster

  1. Open Canva

    Launch Canva and search for "Quote Poster" to kickstart your design project.

  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. Customize your quote poster

    Whether you pick a template or create it from scratch, you can choose your own background, color scheme, and font style. Rearrange and resize quotes in text boxes. Adjust the layout until you’re happy.

  4. Enjoy a wide range of features

    Drag and drop ingredients from Canva’s library of high-quality photos, images, icons, and other graphics. You can also upload your own photo, background, or artwork for free. Then, use our photo editor to enhance pictures, add effects and filters, or animate features to spice things up and complement your quotes.

  5. Download, share, or print

    Finalize your design and download it as a PNG or JPG and share it online. Post it on Facebook, Instagram, and other social accounts straight from the editor or app. Save it as a print-ready PDF and make high-quality prints of your design when you order from Canva Print.

Make a quote poster

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 images are free, and you can access more elements when you subscribe to Canva Pro or Teams. Use the search bar to look for specific images to complement any text, then just drag and drop them into a grid, frame, or background.

Already have the perfect image sitting on your computer or an aesthetic Instagram photo from your gallery? You can simply upload it into Canva for free to use on your design. While you’re at it, access our photo editor within our quote poster maker. Enhance your images with filters or effects and control brightness, contrast, or hue. Create a seamless visual story to heartwarming quotes with perfect elements to evoke specific emotions such as courage, hope, joy, and more.

Create beautiful typography for your quotes

Capture the right tone or mood for your quote poster using custom fonts in Canva—there are over hundreds of styles to choose from! Make the most of the helpful text holder tool to feature great typography in your poster. Think your text needs a little more drama? What better way to add feeling to inspiring messages than a well-written one? Go with scripts for elegant, classy notes and freeform abstracts for fun and playful ideas.

Canva’s online quote poster maker has ready-made font combinations—they’re little drag-and-drop morsels of expertly paired fonts you can simply edit and move around. Input your quotes in the text boxes and mix and match other font styles that help you convey the perfect theme. Then, 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 template, it’s a simple matter of sharing your design with the world! Download it from your app or desktop in high-resolution formats like PNG, JPG, or PDF. You can share your poster design on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and other social media accounts with the click of the “Share” button. With Pro, you can even queue it in our built-in content calendar. Or, you can send your posters to Canva Print and receive beautiful, high-quality copies of your quote poster design 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. You can do so in our quote poster maker app for free. Choose a photo you can download from your gallery or Instagram feed, an image stored in the cloud, or find a new picture 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. Use our quote poster maker in the app or desktop to explore more font styles.

A great quote poster has an eye-catching image and color overlay, clear text that complements the image, a simple but attractive font, and a message that captures the reader’s interest. Is it meant to inspire your Instagram followers, or is it a personal mantra you can see on your bedroom wall? Try to choose a quote on a familiar theme that resonates with many people.

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