Stand out for the right reasons with a custom poster made in Canva. No design skills? No problem. Our drag-and-drop poster maker makes it easy to get the look you want.

Choose from hundreds of poster templates

Canva’s poster maker has hundreds of templates designed by our team of professional designers. Templates are your shortcut to great design: You’ll have a custom poster in minutes.

We’ve got poster templates for every need—from concerts to retail, conferences and quotes. Or design from scratch to create something entirely unique.

How to make a poster

  1. Get the right size. With Canva, this couldn’t be easier—we have standard poster sizes preset to make it simple.
  2. Choose a poster template, or design your poster from scratch. Canva has thousands of templates to choose from! Select a design that suits the message you’re trying to get across.
  3. Customize your poster. Add your own images or one from our stock library (we have millions to choose from). Change the colors and fonts to suit your needs.
  4. Add your own message.
  5. Download, print or share your finished poster design!

All the images you’ll ever need, royalty-free

Canva is jam-packed with all of the images you need to make your poster pop. Our library has over 2 million photos, icons and illustrations—or you can upload your own in seconds.

Custom posters. No design skills needed.

Our online poster maker gives you the power of great design without the hassle of complicated design software—or the cost of a professional designer.

Start creating in seconds. There’s no software to download, and no new skills to learn. Simply pick a poster template, then add your details. When you’re finished, you can print, download or share your custom poster design.


Can I share my poster designs on social media?

Yes! Sharing your design to your social network is a great way to amp up promotion for your event or business. To share your design, simply click on the “Share” button, choose the Social tab, then connect your Twitter and Facebook accounts to share a post right from Canva.

How can I share an editable version of my poster with someone?

To allow other people to edit your poster design, click on the “Share” button and go to either the People tab to send an email or Link tab to copy a shareable link. Make sure you choose “Can edit” in the dropdown menu on both tabs to give edit access. They can then access and edit your design through their personal Canva account.

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. Purchase a multi-use licence to print up to 250,000 copies. If you’re sharing your poster online, you can use it as marketing material on various websites as many times as you like.

Can I use my own images in my poster design?

Definitely! You can upload any JPEG, SVG or PNG file from your computer or device and add them to your design. Once uploaded in Canva, you can use them again and again in other design projects. Best of all, uploading and using your own images is completely free.