Online poster maker to design posters like a pro

Design stunning posters effortlessly with our user-friendly poster maker. Whether for events, advertising, educational purposes, or personal projects, Piktochart caters to all your creative needs.

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Ease of use with no graphic design experience

Easily Create Engaging Posters

Piktochart is so simple that you can immediately use it, without design skills. Choose from the free poster templates designed by experts and start customizing. Add icons, graphic elements, upload your own photos or choose from a large library of stock images.

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Transform Your Brand into Stunning Posters

Instantly pull your brand’s essence into your designs by dropping your logo or a website screenshot into our poster maker – watch as it identifies and applies your brand colors. Need your custom fonts? They’re just a click away, readily available for any design.

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Share Your Custom 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 Piktochart platform. Download it as a high-resolution PowerPoint or PDF (with the premium plans) for print or offline use.

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Add Images, Icons, and Other Assets to the Free Online Poster Maker

The times of searching for the perfect free and premium images, stock photos, illustrations, or icons are over. With Piktochart’s open library of high-quality graphics, design components, and customizable pre-made templates, the visual inspiration you are looking for is where you need it to create a poster; we provide all the tools.

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“I was looking at different companies, like Canva and Venngage and whatnot, and what really interested me about Piktochart was that they had just as many features but I felt the price was just right in a sense; we were able to get more for our money, for less than the competitors.”

Theodore Paat

Theodore Paat

Instructional Designer at Affirm

How to Make a Poster

1. Pick from pre-made templates

Unless you’re a professional designer and prefer to create from a blank canvas, poster templates are the way to go. The free online poster maker from Piktochart is fast and offers high-quality templates you can edit to design custom posters. Find new templates that fit your target audience using the search bar at the top of the Piktochart editor or browsing through our poster templates.

2. Customize your poster

Pick the free poster templates, adjust the colors, change the fonts, and add your text with all the important details. Customizing is super easy with the poster maker from Piktochart. You can choose from a library of free photos, icons, illustrations, and text frames for professional poster design. Add visual assets, and customize colors with one click with Piktochart’s drag-and-drop editor.

3. Download or share online

Finished your poster design? 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 while you create by inviting your team to Piktochart. Last but not least, you can embed your visual on your website.

Grab Attention by Editing One of Our Premade Templates

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Professionals like you use Piktochart’s free online poster maker to:

marketer

Marketers

  • Create eye-catching promotional materials that align with brand identity, ideal for advertising campaigns, product launches, and trade shows.
  • Design captivating posters for corporate events, webinars, and conferences.
  • Communicate new offers, services, or store openings.
SMEs and enterprises persona

HR & Internal Comms

  • Internal announcements, motivational quotes, or event notifications.
  • Job advertisements and onboarding materials to attract and welcome new employees.
  • Convey important company policies and reminders through clear, engaging posters, ensuring better compliance and awareness.
NGOs and government persona

NGOs and Government Organizations

  • Develop impactful posters for awareness drives, fundraising events, and community outreach programs.
  • Attract volunteers, highlighting the roles, benefits, and the difference they can make.
  • Announce charity events, workshops, and seminars.
business owner

Healthcare

  • Create informative posters on health topics, wellness tips, and medical advisories.
  • Showcase healthcare services, specialist departments, and new medical technologies available at healthcare facilities.
  • Display important health and safety protocols within healthcare settings.

FAQs

Here are six easy steps for making your own eye-catching poster online 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.

Posters are available in many different sizes, therefore finding an ideal poster size truly depends on its purpose, and if it will be printed or remain digital. The ideal size should depend on the volume needed, the budget, the display content, etc.
1) Large bus stop or subway poster: 40” x 60” Poster (1016 x 1524 mm), ideal size for event advertising with big, bold typography and striking visuals to grab people’s attention
2) Standard movie poster: 27” x 40” Poster (686 x 1016 mm), ideal size for a two-sided poster to display in high traffic areas
3) Ideal size for large ones: 24” x 36” Poster (609.6 x 914.4 mm), standard size for advertisements and displaying illustrations, bold typography, minimalist artwork, and more
4) Ideal size for window sign posters: 16” x 20” Poster (406.4 x 508 mm), used to promote events and advertise products, on notice boards, as window signs, or for decorative purposes such as displaying a family vacation photo, artwork, and more
5) A4-size poster and ideal poster flyer size: 8.5” x 11” Poster (215.9 x 279.4 mm), best for common areas, in art galleries, and on community notice boards.

Using Piktochart’s online poster maker, you can download and export a poster in PDF format. When you export in PDF format, you can also choose your desired file quality depending on your poster’s file size and resolution needs (from normal quality to high quality).

Depending on your poster design, you can also download it as a PNG, and for both PDF and PNG files you have the option of downloading your design in multiple pages instead of one file.

Using Piktochart’s easy-to-use poster editor tool, you can turn a picture into a poster for digital use or printed collateral.

Easily upload and add your picture to an existing template or create a poster from scratch using your picture as the main focus and background.

The international standard poster size follows the A series sizing model, ranging from A0 to A10.
  • The most common and standard poster dimensions are typically A4 (8.27 x 11.69 inches).
  • An A0 poster (33.11 x 46.81 inches) is about 1 meter squared.
  • A0 posters become A1 size (23.39 x 33.11 inches) by folding an A0 poster in half.
  • Following this logic, A1 folded in half creates A2 (16.54 x 23.39 inches), and so on and so forth to size A10.
  • Because the objective of each visual is different, they come in different sizes. 40” x 60”, 27” x 40”, 24” x 36”, 18” x 24”, 16” x 20”, 11” x 17”, 8.5” x 11” (in the order of large to small) are the standard poster dimensions.

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