Make a Custom Poster From Your Photos

We all have those special moments in life that we want to capture and cherish forever. From weddings and graduations to birthdays and anniversaries, sometimes the best way to commemorate these occasions is to create a poster that you can hang on your wall for years to come. With the help of Shutterfly, creating a custom poster with your own photos is easier than ever. We’ll walk you through the process of designing a one-of-a-kind piece of wall art, from poster sizes and unique templates to all the ways you can personalize it to make it your own.

How to Make Custom Posters With Your Photos

Graduation collage full of beautiful pictures and images of friends hung above study desk

Creating a poster from your photos can be a great way to display your favorite memories in an eye-catching way. Whether it’s a scenic landscape, a family portrait, or a special event, a poster can be a great way to show off your favorite photos and add a splash of color to any wall. With Shutterfly, you can easily make a personalized poster that’s perfect for any occasion.

Step 1: Select the Photos for Your Poster

The most important step in creating a custom poster is selecting the right photos. Our templates give you the option to feature one photo or a collage of several of your favorite snapshots on one high-quality print. When choosing photos, you’ll want to pick images that work together to tell a story or capture a moment in time. Think about the theme of your print and choose photos that will help to bring that theme to life. Choosing a variety of photos will help create an interesting and visually appealing piece of wall art that looks great in your home or office.

Two custom photo posters

Step 2: Prepare Your Images

Once you’ve chosen your photos, you’ll need to prepare them for your poster. Make sure that all of your photos are high-resolution and properly cropped for the size of the wall art print you’re creating. The higher the resolution, the better the quality of the poster. You can also use Shutterfly’s editing tools to enhance the colors, crop them, and adjust the contrast of your images to make sure they look their best.

Step 3: Choose Your Poster Print Style

Shutterfly offers two unique poster print styles. Premium posters measure at 22” x 28” and offer optimized brightness with a premium matte finish. Collage poster prints are available in a range of sizes — from 8” x 8” to 20” x 30”. This style uses Fuji crystal archive photo paper with a glossy finish.

Premium poster serving as custom wall decor for a great bedroom aesthetic

Step 4: Select Your Photo Poster Template

After you’ve selected either a premium poster or a collage poster, browse through the templates to pick the design perfect for you. Whether you want to showcase one image or several, we have plenty of options that you can personalize to make even more unique. With room for custom text and unique designs, you can make your own poster perfect for you or a friend with Shutterfly.

Step 5: Designing the Custom Poster

Now it’s time to design your poster! When making your print, you’ll be able to adjust the layout, add text, customize the fonts, and change the background color or pattern. You can also use Shutterfly’s drag-and-drop editor to move and resize your photos to your liking. Whether you’re designing a graduation theme with your graduating year or a Mother’s Day gift for your mom, you have free range to create the perfect personalized poster that showcases your best memories.

Wrapping Up

After you finish designing your poster print, consider designing even more wall art pieces for your home. Canvas prints, metal prints, and photo tiles are all great options to put your most cherished memories on display.

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