How To Make A Poster Horizontal On Canva

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Canva is an amazing platform that enables users to effortlessly produce visually appealing content. It simplifies the creation of invitations, posters, and social media posts, making the experience enjoyable. This blog post will guide you through the steps of creating a horizontal poster on Canva.

Step 1: Launch Canva

To start, you’ll need to launch Canva and log into your account. If you don’t have an account, don’t worry! Canva offers free accounts that provide access to a vast array of features.

Step 2: Choose a Poster Template

Once you’ve successfully logged in, navigate to the “Create a Design” button on the top right of the page. Click on it, and then select “Poster” from the drop-down menu.

Step 3: Set up Your Canvas

By default, Canva may assume you want to create a vertical poster. To change this, you’ll need to adjust the dimensions of your canvas. On the right side of your screen, you’ll see a button labeled “Resize”. Click on this button.

Step 4: Change the Orientation

In the Resize window, you’ll see two boxes labeled “Width” and “Height”. To make your poster horizontal, simply ensure that the number in the “Width” box is larger than the number in the “Height” box.

This indicates that your poster is wider than it is tall. For instance, a classic movie poster size in a horizontal format might be 1280 pixels wide and 720 pixels tall. You could enter these numbers in the Width and Height boxes, respectively, to get a movie poster size in a horizontal format.

Here is an example in code:

<strong>Width:</strong> 1280
<strong>Height:</strong> 720

Then, click on the button labeled “Copy & Resize” or “Resize” to apply these new dimensions to your poster.

Step 5: Design Your Poster

Now that your poster is set up to be horizontal, you can proceed to design it as you wish! Canva offers a range of pre-designed templates which you can use for your poster. Alternatively, you can also start from scratch and unleash your creativity.


Making a poster horizontal on Canva is a straightforward process. With just a few clicks, you can adjust the orientation of your canvas and start designing your perfect horizontal poster. Happy designing!