How do I add text to my design?

You can add your text items, and even whole paragraphs to your design via the PosterMyWall editor. To add your text items:

  • Click the 'Text' button on the left selection bar. 
  • Then select 'Add Plain Text'. 
  • An 'add your text' text box will appear on your design. Click the text box once and start typing your content.


You can also paste copied text content into the text box. Hold and drag the text box to move it around your design. 

Customizing text content

Text content is also easily customizable. You can customize your text by selecting your text item, and on the right menu, find the relevant customization options under 'Styles'. Here's what you can do. 

  • Change font size
  • Change text font. Choose from a wide range of fonts, updated regularly
  • Change text colors. You can also use the color picker tool to pick the exact color hex-code from your design 
  • Change text alignment, letter spacing and line height
  • Add a numbered list or list with bullet points
  • Gradient background: add a linear or a radial linear background to your text
  • Vertical alignment: align your text upwards or downwards
  • Shadow: add a light, strong, or custom shadow to your text.

Change text style

Other than the above mentioned customizing options, you can also change font styles in 4 ways: 

  • Bold (B button)
  • Italic (Italicized I button)
  • Underline (Underlined U button)
  • Strikethrough (S with strikethrough button)


Text styles can be stacked on top of one another, allowing you to underline, bold, italic and strikethrough the same text box, or do other combinations.


Text styles can be used for any plain text items, including menus, schedules, tables, tear-off tabs and slideshow animations. Text styles are not available with Fancy text

Edit text positioning

You can also change text positioning, duplicate and remove text items via the 'Position' tab in the right contextual menu. Here are the available options and their uses: 

  • To back: Send your text item behind all other design elements.
  • Backward: Send your text item back with respect to other graphic items in the design. Clicking multiple times will move the design behind all other graphic items.
  • To front: Bring your text item in front of all other design elements. 
  • Forward: Bring your text item forward with respect to other graphic items in the design. Clicking multiple times will move the design at the front of the design. 
  • Copy text: Create a duplicate of your text item. 
  • Delete text: Delete your text item. Use they undo key to restore the text item. 
  • Alignment: Align your text item with respect to the design canvas.

Add text outline

You can add a text outline around your text to add emphasis to your text content. Just click the 'Outline' toggle right below the 'Fill' option to turn on the text outline for your selected text. 


You can adjust the outline's color and thickness. You can also mix and match other effects such as text styles, background and shadows. 


Change text box size

You can also change the text box size of your text content easily by grabbing and dragging the bazels around your text box. Change the text box size to: 

  • Change the font size
  • Change how the text wraps around the given space. You can move the bazels downwards for the text content to stack on top of one another, or sideways for the text to stay in one line. 


Still confused? Here's a video guide to help you get started with adding text on your designs. 



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