Category Archives: Poster Ideas

Make your own Halloween Party Poster!

This Halloween, make your party special by creating your own Halloween party poster! It’s a great way to give your party a unique feel. Smaller posters and flyers are also the best way to get word out about your party.

You can use our poster maker to quickly get started with your party poster, it’s super easy. Check out these halloween themed poster backgrounds for your poster!

Tips for making your Halloween Party Poster

Here are some things to keep in mind when designing your Halloween party poster:

  • Make the text appealing and readable by tweaking the size, color, shadow, or bevel of the text. Use a font that goes with the occasion, such as Liquidism.
  • Introduce exciting events that will take place in your party through pictures. You can add images by clicking on the Add photo link on the top left corner of the poster maker. Upload your own photos or you can download directly from the Internet.
  • Be sure to mention contact information, in case people want to get in touch with you before the party.
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Halloween Party Poster template - click to customize
Printing and Sharing offers a variety of print sizes for posters, from 8×12 all the way up to 24×36. You can also download a high-quality image of your poster to your computer, and print flyers for free using your home printer. Sharing your poster on Facebook, or email is also extremely easy; just click the ‘Share’ button in the poster maker.

Getting Started

Here are some things you can do to get started with your Halloween party poster right away!

  • Take a tour of PosterMyWall to learn more about our powerful poster maker tool and review the list of poster & flyer print sizes we have to offer.
  • Browse our library of high quality flyer backgrounds.
  • Stay on top of the latest deals, contests, and promotions by visiting our Facebook page. You could win a free print of your flyer!

Make amazing Gig Posters using our Poster Maker!

Here’s an easy and creative way to let people know about your concert; create a stunning gig poster by customizing poster backgrounds in our online poster maker. You’ll find a variety of themes in our library of poster backgrounds.

Tips for making your Gig Poster

Here are some things to keep in mind when designing your gig poster:

  • Pick a poster background that goes with the theme of your gig poster. Checkout our library of music themed poster backgrounds, or view the entire collection of poster backgrounds.
  • Make sure the name of your band, venue and other important details are mentioned clearly.
  • Introduce your band through photos from previous concerts.
  • You’ll find a variety of effects in the poster maker that you can apply on your text and photos, such as glows, shadows, borders, faded edges, etc.

Here’s a quick sample of the type of gig posters you can easily create in the poster maker.

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Gig Poster Backgrounds

You can get started with making your gig poster on any of these backgrounds by simply clicking it. Check out PosterMyWall’s complete collection of poster backgrounds here.

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Need Inspiration?

Not sure where to start? Looking for inspiration for your poster? Check out some of these fantastic articles below.

Getting Started

Here are some things you can do to get started with your gig poster right away!

  • Take a tour of PosterMyWall to learn more about our powerful poster maker tool and review the list of poster print sizes we have to offer.
  • Browse our library of high quality poster backgrounds.
  • Stay on top of the latest deals, contests, and promotions by visiting our Facebook page. You could win a free print of your poster!

Create Fun School Posters with the Poster Maker!

Summer vacations are just around the corner and we’ve got some ideas for you to make a school poster before the year ends! You can use Poster Maker to make a poster that features school events, the mascot, teachers, or even different areas of the school.

We’ve been improving our Poster and Collage Maker tools to give you the most options possible for printing your poster artwork. Other than the prints and free download options we’ve added two more affordable download options. These are:

  • Poster Quality Download for $7.99 – Gives you a huge, super sized image which you can get printed from a print shop of your choice.
  • Photo Quality Download for $2.99 – Gives you a photo quality image which is great to use with ink jet printers and allows you to print a photo up to 8 x 12 inches.

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Now, onto our never-ending flow of ideas for how you can use PosterMyWall tools to make your own special school poster!

School Election Poster Ideas

Elections for student bodies are an exciting time to use posters for the school. Whether you’re a teacher responsible for the elections or a proud parent of a student who has a running campaign, the Poster Maker is a great tool to use to advertise the campaign. Students can be encouraged to get different photos of themselves and create slogans which can be added to the poster. Pairing up the new download options with the free flyer feature is an excellent way to spread the excitement!

Motivational Posters for School

Everyone has seen motivational posters in offices and waiting rooms so why not place them in school hallways? This idea for a poster can even be taken one step further by having different students or school staff being featured in a poster every month. Here are a few quotes to get you started:

  • “If you think you can, you can. And if you think you can’t, you’re right.” – Mary Kay Ash
  • “Do all the good you can, by all the means you can, in all the ways you can, in all the places you can, at all the times you can, to all the people you can, as long as ever you can….” – John Wesley
  • “Never mistake knowledge for wisdom. One helps you make a living; The other helps you make a life.” – Sandra Carey
School Dance Poster

The excitement of school dances spread through both students and teachers like wildfire. A school dance poster can be used to further excite everyone especially by incorporating elements for the theme. You can download images from the Internet or scan and upload them to use in your poster. Either way, the ideas are endless! Make sure to create a poster for the next school dance and get everyone’s feet tapping to the music!

Getting Started

Here are some things you can do to get started with your school poster right away!

  • Take a tour of PosterMyWall to learn more about our powerful poster and collage maker tool and review the list of poster print sizes we have to offer.
  • Browse our library of high quality poster backgrounds.
  • Stay on top of the latest deals, contests, and promotions by visiting our Facebook page. You could win a free print of your poster!

Preserve Memories with a Beautiful Photo Collage

All families have tons of photos which can be put together into a wonderful photo collage. PosterMyWall has the perfect tool to do this quickly and without any photo editing hassle. You don’t even need to install anything on your computer. Our Insta-Collage Maker only requires you to select photos that you want to include in your collage – it does everything else for you!

Check out these beautiful photo collages created and shared by the PosterMyWall community.

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Tips for Selecting Photos for a Photo Collage

The first and foremost tip for creating a good photo collage is to remember that a collage has multiple photos in it. This means that when you’re selecting your photos you want to make sure that the focus is on the person rather than the background. You also need to use photos where faces are clearly visible. It’s usually a good idea to use more close-up photos and fewer full body ones.

The minimum suggested photos for a high quality printout is 20. That shouldn’t be too hard with all the family birthdays, holidays, school plays and other events going on throughout the year. If however, you feel that 20 is too much then consider using smaller printing options such as the photo size or the basic free download. Also, if you have a small number of photos try the Poster Maker instead, which allows you to manually layout photos on a canvas.

Techniques for Customizing Your Collage
  • One of the first editing options you’ll see in the Collage Maker is selecting photo borders. Play around with border colors and thickness and shuffle the photos at this stage to get the best look for your collage.
  • By playing with color themes you can achieve a very artsy look for your collage. This will be the next step before making other, more specific adjustments.
  • The next option will be too add a frame to your collage. This is a great way to highlight the title of the photo or even for adding one single image that you want to place emphasis on.
  • Finally, you can add highlight photos, text, and clipart on top of the collage. A highlight photo with a title above/below it looks especially nice on a  frame in the center of the collage.
Get Started

Here are some things you can do to get started with your photo collage right away!

  • Take a tour of PosterMyWall to learn more about our powerful poster & collage maker tools and review the list of poster print sizes we have to offer. We also allow you to download high-quality images of your poster so that you can print on your own.
  • Browse our library of high quality poster backgrounds.
  • Stay on top of the latest deals, contests, and promotions by visiting our Facebook page. You could win a free print of your poster!

Making Sports Posters with our Poster Maker

Today we’ve got another great poster idea for all the parents out there with sports enthusiasts in the family. Use background templates provided by our designers to make a Sports Poster with the Poster Maker. Summer vacations are here and it’s the perfect time to put together all the school sports team memories that your child has collected. You can also make a sports poster for any summer sports program that your child is enrolled in. So get creative and get started today!

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Take a Look at the Sports Templates

We recently added over 50 new and exciting backgrounds (view library of backgrounds) to give you a starting point for your poster. In these, you’ll find bright and colorful templates for soccer, football, basketball and more general sports backgrounds. Before selecting your background you’ll obviously want to decide if you want to make a poster for one team or a poster including photos of your star in different sporting events. There’s a very cool background of a stadium with fans which is suitable for any type of poster you decide to make.

Before proceeding any further, checkout the different articles we’ve done in the past on making great sports team posters. Each article contains a list of backgrounds (with thumbnail previews) relevant to the sport.

Tips on Collecting and Editing Photos

Any parent who has taken photos at a sports event knows how difficult it can be to capture the perfect moment. That leaves you with lots of sports photos that may not be suitable for your poster. Here’re a few tips to select photos that will make your poster look like it was designed by a professional:

  • Either select photos where the person is in the center or crop the photos to exclude any unwanted background.
  • Exclude any photos that are blurry or fuzzy. They’ll ruin the overall look of the poster.
  • Use tools available in the Poster Maker to enhance your photos. Make sure to take a look at the Erase Background, Edge Effect and Posterize Effect. Don’t be afraid to experiment!
Getting Started

We always encourage our readers to browse through the Public Gallery, its regularly updated and there’re tons of ideas to get you going. We regularly offer promotional discounts so join us on our Facebook Fanpage to stay up to date. If you have any comments or suggestions, make sure to get in touch with us. We’d love to hear from you!

Make a Friends Collage with PosterMyWall

Friends and photos go together like coffee and cream, and there’s no better way to bring the two together than by making a photo collage. With our online CollageMaker you can make an awesome collage without all the fuss and effort required by a traditional photo editor. The tool also gives you a bunch of fun and easy options to personalize your poster and add all the effects that you want.

Facebook InstaCollage Wizard

If you’ve ever made a collage without our tool before, you know how complicated it can be to select, resize, edit and place your photos. Our CollageMaker automatically takes care of all those steps for you. All you have to do is select photos of your friends and yourself from your Facebook albums and that’s it! The tool will layout the photos based on whatever orientation you choose and from there on, only the sky’s the limit.

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Printing Options

We offer a bunch of printing options. You have the choice of printing posters up to 3 feet tall or downloading photo size images that you can print at home. First decide the purpose of your collage before downloading or ordering it: Is it going to be a birthday gift, an addition to another gift you’ve already bought, or a gift card? You can even use it as wrapping paper! Whatever you decide, remember that a collage has at least 20 photos and you want to make sure that they’re all visible.

PosterMyWall Community and Resources

With PosterMyWall users growing every week our online community and resources are constantly getting stronger. We’ve just added 50 new professionally designed backgrounds for you to use. If you haven’t visited our Facebook Page make sure to go there first to see what our fans are saying and also take a look at the special promotions just for our followers. The public gallery has so many samples from our users that it’s sure to give you ideas for your Friend’s Collage. Make sure to share your image with us when you’re done!

Make a Birthday Poster with PosterMyWall!

Birthdays come around every year and it can be quite difficult to come up with personalized birthday gifts each time. We offer an easy and fun solution with our Facebook InstaCollage Maker and Poster Builder online tools which let you make one of a kind birthday gifts. A personalized poster is the perfect birthday gift for absolutely anyone! Today we’re sharing a few themes for birthday posters that will definitely make for a very special gift.

Themed Birthday Party and Poster

If there’s a birthday party being thrown for the birthday boy or girl consider having a themed party and a matching poster gift.

Examples that go well are:

  • Jungle Theme: There’re tons of ideas on the Internet for throwing a jungle party including wild decorations, jungle games, and even jungle style food such as coconut punch and tropical salads. You can match the jungle theme party with a personalized jungle poster. Try to place the birthday boy or girl’s photo in the center of a lion or monkey face for a few laughs. Or making a collage and add photos of wild animals along with the birthday honoree!
  • Fantasy Theme: Similar to the jungle theme, fantasy decorations can easily be put up both indoors and outdoors to create a magical ambiance. Think about adding dragons, fairies, elves, monsters and any other creatures that you can come up with. Then get images and photos together to make your personalized birthday gift.
Backgrounds for your Birthday Poster

We’ve got a large (and growing) library of professionally designed poster backgrounds that you can use for your posters. Check out the entire collection here. Check out backgrounds in the Celebration, Kids, and Family Collage categories for goods ones for a birthday poster.

Click a background below to make a poster on it in the poster builder.

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(Photo) Signature Birthday Poster

A signature poster is a unique way to give a birthday gift from multiple people. Ask the birthday boy or girl’s friends to give you a photo of themselves taken specially for their friend’s birthday. (Tip: you can invite them as contributors to the poster, allowing them to add their photos themselves!) Make sure to include other birthday images such as cakes, candles, birthday banners and gifts to make it as colorful as possible. You’ll find a ton of clipart images inside the Poster Builder. Finally add the birthday honoree’s photo in the middle of the poster and you’ll have the perfect custom-made birthday gift!

Magazine/CD/Book Cover Poster

Using magazines, CD’s or book covers is an especially good idea for the younger children out there. Get a picture of their favorite cover and add their own photo into the image. Our background eraser tool will let you do this without having to learn complicated photo editing software. You don’t have to limit yourself to one cover. Having 4 to 6 different covers will be a great way to use the space on your birthday poster gift.

Other Hints and Tips
  • Learn more about all the features of the poster and collage maker by taking the tour!
  • We’ve recently started offering affordable high-quality download options for your custom creations. Explore all your options from the ‘download’ button on the top right of your screen
  • Visit our Facebook Fanpage for the latest promotions and deals
  • Make sure to check out all the clip art in our clip art library to get cute, readymade images for your poster or collage

Graduation Poster Ideas for your College Graduate

Graduation ceremonies are coming up soon and it’s time to pick out the perfect gift for the special recipient. Graduation marks a transition to the next phase of one’s life and the gift that you give should be equally memorable and meaningful. Gifting a grad poster or collage using PosterMyWall is guaranteed to be one of the most unique and meaningful gifts that the graduate will receive. Here are some helpful ideas, tricks and getting started tips for making the perfect graduation gift!

Graduation Poster Ideas

There’re a bunch of graduation poster ideas that you can draw on for making your gift for the honorable graduate using PosterMyWall. Here’re a few to get you started:

  • Use photos of important events throughout the life of the graduate. Go all the way back to the first day of kindergarten if you can. Celebrate every step of the journey and every stage of development along the way.
  • Make a poster or collage of all the things the graduate wanted to become as a child such as an astronaut, doctor, marine biologist, etc. and place a current photo right in the center.
  • Display the poster at graduation celebrations. Family and friends alike will appreciate the trip down memory lane.
Graduation Poster Templates

You can get started quickly by editing one of the graduation themed posters below. Click the poster to edit it in the poster maker.

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Tips and Tricks for Using PosterMyWall

There are so many features of PosterMyWall which make it the most user friendly tool on the Internet for making your graduation poster. Below are highlights of the features you should focus on for making your poster:

  • Use our professionally designed backgrounds to give your grad poster an extra special look. Specifically check out the Celebration and Family Collage categories for making the graduation poster.
  • We keep displaying posters designed by our users on the public gallery. Make sure to give them a look for some creative ideas.
  • Understand the difference between the Collage Maker and the Poster Maker. If you’re going to include 20 or more photos, opt for making a collage and not a poster.
  • Go through our different print and download options using the orange ‘Download’ and ‘Buy Prints’ buttons in the top-right of the Poster Maker. There’re multiple download options including a free one for printing flyer size posters.
When to Give the Grad Poster

Many families and friends hold a graduation party to celebrate the monumental ceremony. You can either present the poster during the party or on the actual day of graduation. It all depends on how close you are to the graduate and what you think will be most appreciated. You can also ask other family and friends on when they plan on giving their gifts to the graduate and coordinate accordingly.

Getting Started

  • Visit our Facebook Fanpage to exchange ideas with other members of the PosterMyWall community and get the latest on deals and promotions.
  • If you’ve never used our tools before go through the Getting Started section to familiarize yourself with the options available in the poster maker as well as our printing options.

Fathers Day posters!

Make a poster collage as a gift for dad this Father’s Day using the Collage Maker. You will have to go the extra mile and collect photos to put in your poster but the effort will definitely be worthwhile! By making a personalized gift you’ll make this Father’s Day a special one for your dad which he’ll surely never forget. PosterMyWall gives you lots of options to create awesome gifts for dad so make sure to check them out!
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Ideas to Make a Poster Gift for Dad
Dads can be difficult to shop for but making a poster gift for your father is easy. Use the ideas below to get your creative juices flowing and start collecting photos to make your poster.
  • Collect photos from family birthdays which include your dad.
  • Use photos of family barbecues and other family and friend events which your dad enjoys.
  • Assemble a bunch of photos that capture funny moments of your dad and other members of the family.
  • Use traditional ‘We love you dad’ text or get ideas from the Internet such as funny quotes or poems, especially those that he likes.
  • When the poster arrives, get all the kids to sign it (hand print for babies)!
Tips and Tricks for Using PosterMyWall to Make a Father’s Day Gift
  • First decide whether you’re going to make a poster using the Poster Maker or a collage using the Collage Maker for your Father’s Day gift.
  • If you’re going to make a collage, make sure you have at least 20 photos and that you have uploaded them to an album in your Facebook account.
  • Get familiar with the tools that PosterMyWall provides such as the background eraser, clipart library and various text effects. This way you’ll be able to get the most out of the gift you make for your dad.
  • There’re a bunch of cool professional backgrounds that you can use for inspiration. Use these instead of a plain background to give your poster a professional touch.
  • If you don’t want to spend too much money on printing, use our download feature to get a free printable flyer of your poster. It’s a bit like a card, but way more personal.
Get Started on the Gift for your Dad Today!
There’s not much time left for Father’s Day so make sure you get started as soon as possible. Use the tips below to get your poster going.
  • Don’t know where to start? Browse through the public gallery and see all the cool posters that our users have made.
  • Take a tour of PosterMyWall to get an idea of how the tools work.
  • Join our Facebook Fanpage and discuss any questions you may have before getting started.

Give a Memorable Anniversary Gift from PosterMyWall

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Anniversaries are a special occasion which should be celebrated with a very personalized gift. Our Poster Maker and Collage Maker are excellent tools which will let you make a personalized poster which you can give to your significant other on your next anniversary. Before getting started decide whether you would like your gift to focus on a few special photos or many different ones. Once you decide, then you’ll know whether to go for a collage or a poster. If you’re going to make a poster, be sure to check out our collection of professionally designed romantic poster backgrounds.

Here’re a few ideas on different themes you can use to get started with your anniversary gift.

Make a Collage of Vacation Pictures for your Anniversary Gift

There’s nothing like photos from memorable vacations to remind yourselves on your anniversary of all the fun times that you’ve shared together. A poster collage is a superb way to use all the photos that you have saved up from your vacations. The tool will automatically layout all your different photos for you so that you don’t have to spend time in arranging and aligning them. Try experimenting with the different border options, adding text and highlight photos on top of the collage. This way, you can put emphasis on specific photos if you’d like them to stand out from the rest of the collage.

Add Photos of Family and Friend Events to your Anniversary Gift

Sometimes, special events celebrated with family and close friends remind a couple of all the extraordinary moments that they have shared together. This is especially true if you live near extended family or are part of a close knit group of friends. Try finding photos of the two of you with the other important people in your lives. Good events to add are holidays, the birth of children, birthdays and even other people’s anniversaries. These photos are sure to create a remarkable gift which your partner will treasure for many years to come.

Include Your Favorite Places in your Poster

Every couple has a number of favorite places that they like to go to together. They can be a restaurant, park, mall, museums or even the opera house! If there’s still time before your anniversary and you’re missing photos of some of your favorite places make sure to go there and take a few shots with your partner.

Printing Options for your Anniversary Gift

PosterMyWall offers multiple printing options. There’re a number of different sizes available that fall under all different kinds of budgets as well. You can even use the ‘download’ option in the tools and get a free flyer size image of your poster which you can add to your anniversary card or even use as wrapping paper. What a unique and really special anniversary gift that would make!

Credits: Photo by Angelo Gonzalez