Give your feature film the attention it deserves with an amazing movie poster designed on Canva

Design an enticing and vibrant movie poster

Whether you are a filmmaking student in the process of creating your very first movie or you are an indie filmmaker getting ready to showcase your work at a film festival, you need an enticing movie poster that can get everyone excited about your new movie. Of course, when you are trying to save every penny for your production budget, hiring a design agency for a movie poster is next to impossible. Luckily, you have Canva which lets you create a movie poster absolutely free!

With thousands of pre-designed editable poster layouts, Canva lets you create a movie poster within minutes with its intuitive drag and drop tools. You can edit the poster as much as you like by adding scenes from your movie, a title, a tagline, starring credits, and anything else you want. The best part about Canva is that you don’t need to be a designing expert to create a stunning poster for your movie.

Design a movie poster in Minutes

  1. Create a new Canva account to get started with your own movie poster designs.
  2. Choose from our library of professionally created templates.
  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.

Transform any movie poster template into your very own design

  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 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.

Add clips from your movie to your poster

Let the audience know what your movie is about by adding an impactful scene’s image to your poster. You can take a screenshot of the scene you want to add to your movie poster and upload it Canva. To upload an image, click on the green ‘Upload your own images’ button and select the images from your computer. Once uploaded, drag the images to your design and place them anywhere you like. In case you are adding multiple images, you can use the grid and frame tool to make sure all the images blend well with each other.

If you want your poster to signify visual elements from your movie instead, you can use Canva’s media library which has over a million images, illustrations, or vectors. Most of these are free, while only a few cost $1 for each one time use.

Collaborate with friends and colleagues for the poster design

Making a movie is a collaborative effort, and it takes a whole team to create an amazing feature film at the end. Then why shouldn’t the movie poster be a team effort as well? Canva allows you to invite other users to your movie poster design so that you can get the whole team’s feedback. You can either let the other users edit your poster design, or you can just give them comment access to leave their feedback.

To share your design, click on the share button on top and enter the email address of your team members. If you want them to edit your design, then check the ‘can edit’ box. Otherwise, check the ‘can comment’ box. Your team will be able to access your design through their Canva account.

Create buzz around your movie by printing the poster or sharing it online

After completing your movie poster design, it’s time to share it with the world and let everyone know about your masterpiece. You can directly share the poster on Facebook, Twitter, or LinkedIn by clicking on the share button. You can also download the poster as an image file to send it to your contacts through messaging apps like Viber or WhatsApp.

Print your poster in high quality to place it on notice boards around your area or a movie festival. Download the poster design in the PDF – Print format to get the best quality print, every time.

FAQS

How can I access Canva?

You can access Canva on your browser by typing in www.canva.com. You can also design on the go by downloading the Canva app on your iPad or iPhone.

Are there any print limitations for the movie poster?

As long as you have only used your own images or free elements from the Canva media library, there are absolutely no print limitations. Though, if you have used paid elements from the media library, then there is a limitation of 2000 prints. You can easily extend this limit by opting for an extended or multi-use license on Canva.

Can I change the font on my poster?

Absolutely! Canva has hundreds of pre-designed font combinations and typography to choose from. If you are feeling creative, you can also design your own font combination with the help of our 130 fresh fonts.