How To Make A Digital Poster In Canva

Making a digital poster has become simple and accessible thanks to the development of online design tools. You no longer require extensive design expertise to produce eye-catching and appealing posters. A popular tool for this purpose is Canva. This tutorial will assist you in creating a digital poster through Canva.

Step 1: Sign Up/Login

The first thing you need to do is have a Canva account. If you already have an account, just log in. But if you are new, you can easily create an account by clicking on the ‘Sign up’ button and following the instructions provided.

Step 2: Selecting a Template

After you’ve logged in, go to the Canva homepage and type ‘Poster’ into the search bar and hit enter. This will lead you to a page displaying hundreds of professionally designed poster templates.

Select a template that suits your cause, click on it, and it will open in the Canva editor.

Step 3: Customizing your Template

This is the part where your creativity comes into play. Canva allows you to customize all elements of your template, from text to images, colors, and fonts.

  1. Text: To edit text, just click on the text box you’d like to change and start typing. You can also adjust the font type, size, color, and alignment from the toolbar at the top.
  2. Images: To change an image, click on the image you want to replace. Canva will direct you to its library of images. You can search for an image using keywords, select your preferred image and click on it to replace the existing one.
  3. Colors: To change the colors, click on the element you would like to change. A color palette will pop up, select your preferred color or type in the hex code of the color you want.

Step 4: Download Your Poster

Once you are satisfied with your design, click on the ‘Download’ button at the top right corner of the screen. You can choose the format you wish to download your poster in such as JPEG, PNG, or PDF. After selecting your preferred format, click the ‘Download’ button again and your poster will be downloaded to your device.


And there you have it! You’ve just made a digital poster on Canva. Quite easy, isn’t it? With Canva, you can create professional-quality designs for your business, event, or personal use. Remember, the key to a great poster design is to keep it simple, use a clear message and most importantly, be creative!