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Poster Creation

A good poster works in multiple ways. It can be used as a good advertisement for your area of work, an effective way to start a debate, and a great way to raise awareness of an issue. There are many pieces of software that can be used for creating posters. All the principles discussed can be used with the software of your choice

Online tools for poster creation

Some online tools that are usual for creating all types of posters are:


Canva is a free-to-use online graphic design tool. Use it to create social media posts, presentations, posters, videos, logos and more.

Adobe Express

Fast and free editing for images, videos, and documents is just a click away with our Quick Actions. Resize content, convert files, and add effects in seconds.


Bringing to life images, by adding text, web links, videos and audio. They can be shared or embedded online.


Picktochart is both an infographic and presentation app that allows you to turn boring data into something more appealing in a few simple steps. There is a free version, with paid for version giving you more template options, with a number of templates you can customise.


A social network that allows you to create free interactive posters. "Glog" is short for "Graphic Blog", which encompasses an interactive multimedia image. It's an easy tool to combine images, audio, video, text and graphics within one digital canvas.

Additional useful tools

I heart .pdf - Merge, split, compress, convert, rotate, unlock and watermark PDFs with just a few clicks.

I heart .jpg - Edit you photos online.

Coolers colours - Create a palette to work with or get inspirations from this online colour tool.


Pixabay - Free images & royalty free stock; Over 2.7 million+ high quality stock images, videos and music shared by our talented community.

Pexel - Free stock photos, royalty free images & videos shared by creators.

Max Pixel - Stock images.

Unsplash - Stock images and pictures.


Icon resources - 13 Icon Resources For eLearning Designers.

38 sets of free icons - 27 sets of free icons.

Icon8 - Icons, illustrations, photos, music, and design tools.

Noun Project - Icons and photos for all your projects.