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How to Make a Poster Online

A Wall with Posters Collaged in the Middle

Whether you want a poster for a trade show, to introduce your product or to invite people to a concert; making one online is the quickest and easiest way – you just need to know how to go about it.
Here are 5 quick tips for making an effective poster online.

1. Look for a Poster Making Software

The first step that you need to take care of is to do your research and look for an easy to use and free software tool designed for poster making. You can also opt for a poster making website where you can design your own poster and once you are done with it, you can have it printed and shipped to you.
Make sure to go through all the customer reviews before opting for a website to design your poster; this will help you narrow down the best and most reliable one. Some of the best poster making software and tools out there include Adobe Illustrator, Canva, Piktochart, and PosterMyWall.

2. Pick Out a Poster Size

Once you have landed on a software or poster designing site, the next step is to decide a size for your poster. If you know the size of your poster, you can simply choose that size template on your chosen website and scale your content and illustrations to fit the size.
If you want flyer style posters, then definitely opt for a smaller size – 11 by 17 inches work best for flyers. Medium sized posters— 18 by 24 inches— work best if you want to put them up on walls in crowded places. Large ones are used by corporations for promotions or movie launches – they are about 27 by 40 inches. So, make sure to choose your poster size according to your needs.

3. Choose a Template

The best thing about making posters online is that you have numerous templates to choose from for your poster. These specific templates will help you narrow down the design and outlook you have in mind.
Plus, these templates are always customizable, so you can easily play around with different elements till you land on the perfect poster design and look you want.

4. Pick a Font and Add Color

Once you have chosen a template, you need to choose a font – pick one that goes well with your overall theme. You will have plenty of font options to choose from on a poster making site. Next, think of the color scheme of your message and add specific colors from the website that will complement your overarching theme to make your poster stand out!

5. Include Relevant CTAs

This is a crucial step – CTAs are what will help your audience reach out to you. Once you are done placing your main content, add all the relevant information – your website address, phone number, and social media details to your poster.
Once you have your poster ready, simply get it printed, or if you used a free poster-making software, then print it yourself!

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