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

  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!

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.


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.