With Canva's drag-and-drop poster maker, now anyone can design awesome posters without graphic design skills.


A professional poster at your fingertips

Choose from hundreds of professional layouts and over 1 million amazing images to create the perfect poster in Canva. Our online poster maker gives you the power of great design without using complicated design software.

Simply customize the images, fonts and colors in your favourite Canva layout to create an original poster that will wow your audience. With Canva, you won’t need to hire a designer to create incredible marketing materials, edgy music posters and more!

How to make a poster online in under 5 minutes

  1. Open Canva and select the “Poster” design type
  2. Choose from our library of professional graphic design elements such as banners, icons, frames and more.
  3. Upload your own photos or choose from over 1 million stock images
  4. Fix your images, add stunning filters and edit text
  5. Save and share

Customize your poster to stand out from the crowd

  1. Change the images. Upload your own images or choose from our stock library of over 1 million photographs, graphics and illustrations.
  2. Change the fonts. Choose from of over 130 fresh fonts.
  3. Change the background. Choose a background from our library or use an image.
  4. Change the colors. Change the color of your text boxes and text to add extra flair.

Brand your poster in Canva

You can brand your poster by uploading your logo and using brand colors. If you want to use your branded poster as a layout, simply duplicate it and keep designing in Canva.

Choose images from our professional stock library

Our wonderful stock library includes over 1 million stock images, graphics and illustrations. Many of these images are free, while premium images are all priced at just $1.

Using your own images is 100% free. Once you upload them in Canva you can use them as many times as you like.


Do I need to download Canva?

Canva is available for web, iOS and Android devices. There’s no need to download or install anything to use Canva in your web browser, simply create an account online to get started! You can download our iPhone and iPad apps from the App Store and our Android app in Google Play for free.

Can I collaborate with my friends on my poster design?

Collaboration is a great idea if you’re working in groups or teams. To allow other people to edit your poster design, tick the box next to “Share/email as an editable design”. This will give them access to edit your design in their personal Canva account.

Can I share my poster designs on social media?

Yes, this is a great way to promote your work! You can share your poster to social media as a PNG file, or straight from Canva. Simply click the “Share” button on the top right of the editor. This will allow you to share your design on Facebook, Linkedin, Twitter and more.

You can also share your designs on Canva’s Social Stream. This is a community where users can post their designs publicly, follow their friends, and interact with others.

Can I use my poster as a marketing material?

If you’ve used paid elements from Canva’s library to create your poster, you can print it up to 2000 times. If you’re sharing your poster online, you can use it as marketing material on various websites as many times as you like.