Online poster maker as easy as 1-2-3

Poster making is easy with Piktochart. Work on a poster design from a blank canvas or one of the hundreds of free poster templates and get to a stunning poster in a matter of minutes.

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How to make a poster

Piktochart access to all templates Pick from pre made templates

Unless you’re a professional designer and prefer to start with a blank canvas, poster templates are the way to go. The poster maker from Piktochart offers high-quality templates that save you time and make your posters look as good as they can. Find a poster template that fits your needs using the search bar at the top of the Piktochart editor or browsing through our poster templates.

Piktochart upload images Customize your poster

Once you pick a poster template, adjust the colors, change the fonts, and add your text. Customizing is super easy with the poster maker from Piktochart. You can choose from a library of free photos, icons, illustrations, and text frames to help you make your poster stand out. Add visual assets, and customize colors with one click with Piktochart’s drag-and-drop editor.

Content repurposing Download or share online

Once you have finished your poster design, you can easily download it as a JPG, PNG, or PDF. Alternatively, you can generate a shareable link and email your online poster to your client, colleague, or manager. You can also collaborate on your poster and gather feedback by inviting your team to Piktochart. Last but not least, you can embed your poster on your website.

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Ease of use

Easily create engaging posters

We asked our customers why they switched over to Piktochart for poster design. The most common answers? “Ease of use”, “professional poster templates”, “better results”. Piktochart is so simple that you can immediately use it, without training. Start with a poster template designed by experts and make it your own or start from scratch, it’s your choice. In addition, collaboration features are included for you to work with your team on visuals or comment.

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Asset Library

Customize to your brand in seconds and grab attention

Drag and drop your logo or a screenshot of your website to auto-magically extract your brand colors. Do you want to use your company’s fonts? No problem. Your custom color palette and uploaded fonts will always be accessible in the online poster maker. Event posters, announcement or informative posters, and any business posters – in the comfort of your web browser.

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Share your posters online and offline

Invite your team when collaborating on poster design and save time. Share with stakeholders to gather feedback. Push to social media directly from within the platform. Download it as a high-resolution PDF or PowerPoint for print or offline use. It’s up to you how you want to use your visual content.

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Presentation Mode

Add images, icons, and other assets to the free online poster maker

The times of searching for the perfect stock photos, illustrations, or icons are over. With Piktochart’s free library of high-quality graphics, design components, and poster templates, the visual inspiration you are looking for is where you need it. You’ll also find premium images right inside our free online poster maker or simply upload your own photos. Creating eye catching posters has never been so easy. No hassle, no design skills needed.

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People like you use Piktochart’s free poster maker to:

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  • Create an event poster
  • Introduce buyer personas
  • Increase brand awareness
  • Drive traffic and leads
Format Persona SMEs and Enterprises

SMEs & Enterprises

  • Explain a process to employees
  • Communicate updates in progress with poster design
Format Persona NGOs and Government

NGOs & Government Organizations

  • Explain a process
  • Inform the public through custom posters
Format Persona Business Owner

Small Businesses

  • Create business posters
  • Grow engagement
  • Make announcements
  • Assist campaigns with the poster creator
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Here are six easy steps for making your own poster for free:
  • Step 1: Identify you brand personality, audience, and message
  • Step 2: Draft an outline.
  • Step 3: Decide on your color scheme.
  • Step 4: Add your images.
  • Step 5: Add your copy.
  • Step 6: Make sure your CTA is easy to spot.

The 6 best online poster making websites:
  • Piktochart
  • Canva
  • PosterMyWall
  • VistaCreate
  • Venngage
  • PicMonkey

Poster making is the process of planning and designing a poster that usually serves the purpose of announcing, promoting, or raising awareness. Typically, posters contain text and graphical elements but can also be entirely text-based or graphical.