How to Make a Canvas Print With Your Photos

Add life to your walls with custom canvas prints featuring your best photos and memories. With Shutterfly, you can make a canvas print that suits your style and complements the rest of your home decor. You can even customize your prints exactly how you want them with our range of size options, frames, and templates using our easy-to-use design tool. Whether you’re hanging pictures of your favorite family vacation or portraits from your wedding day — you’ll love seeing the pictures that mean the most to you hanging on the walls of your home. When you make canvas photo prints with Shutterfly, you’re creating not only a unique piece of wall art but a special keepsake that proudly displays some of your most cherished pictures and memories.

What is a Canvas Print?

collection of different canvas prints hanging on the wallA canvas print is the perfect way to showcase your favorite photos as custom wall art. To turn your blank walls into a gallery filled with works of art, our high-quality canvas photo prints are the perfect option for displaying your best memories. Shutterfly’s canvas prints are printed on sustainably sourced poly-cotton premium canvas, tested to the highest archival ratings for superior colorfastness for years to come. With their long-lasting vivid colors, Giclee printing makes it so your prints won’t fade or yellow and are both scratch and humidity resistant. Printed with gallery-wrapped edges, your new piece of wall art will have a finished look from all angles.

How to Make Custom Canvas Prints

Transforming your images into high-quality canvas prints is simple with Shutterfly. Whether you’re updating the living room home decor or adding kids wall art to their bedrooms — you’ll love these wall art prints that will last as keepsakes for years and years. Follow this step by step guide on how to make custom canvas prints with your own photos:

Step 1: Choose your canvas print size

canvas printsThe first step when designing canvas photo prints is to choose the right size depending on your needs. We offer a variety of sizes — from a smaller 8×10 perfect for a gallery wall to a large 36×36 that will work great as a standalone piece. Consider the wall you want to hang your canvas print on as well as the pictures you want to feature before choosing a size. You may even want to consider creating multiple prints to take up more space on an empty wall.

Step 2: Consider adding a frame

Next, determine if you want your print to have a frame. A framed canvas print can help you tie in your wall art with the rest of your home decor. Use the canvas prints page’s filters to browse the seven picture frame colors Shutterfly has to offer  — black, gold, metallic, natural, rustic, white, and walnut. Or, you can omit the frame and display your favorite memories on your wall with our prints’ gallery-wrapped edges.

Step 3: Pick the right template

two canvas prints hanging on a wallConsider whether you want to feature one photo or multiple. Once you determine how many pictures you want to feature, that can help you choose the template that’s right for you. We offer a range of templates that will suit a variety of styles. From more rustic options to styles that are more classic and sleek — pick out a design that is best for the pictures you’re showcasing and also complements the rest of your wall art.

Step 4: Select your photos

The most fun part of the whole process is uploading your photos into the template. You can upload images directly from your computer or choose to access photos from your smartphone, Facebook, Instagram, and other sites.

Step 5: Customize the canvas print design

The most fun part of the process is customizing the design. After you upload your favorite photos, you can then place them into the template in a way that suits your style. You can even customize the number of photos featured, crop your images, add text, and choose the font and background colors that’s right for your artwork.

Custom canvas prints hanging on a wall

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With a range of sizes, frame options, and templates — making the perfect canvas wall art for your home has never been easier. Whether you want to make just one print or enough to make a gallery wall, you have everything you need with Shutterfly.

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