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How to make YouTube channel art in 5 steps
Use the YouTube banner maker to create a branded and engaging channel art graphic to headline your channel. Our free YouTube channel art maker already has the optimal YouTube channel art size built in. All you have to do is choose a template and start designing with these quick step-by-step instructions.
- Create a new project and select your free YouTube channel template.
- Add in a background photo, pattern or color by choosing the best fit from the left panel.
- Update copy with your brand fonts.
- Input your colors so the channel art matches your brand.
- Download as an image file and upload onto your YouTube channel.
YouTube Channel Art Maker Features
Create channel art that matches your brand and engages your YouTube viewers quickly and easily with our free channel art maker.
Beautiful YouTube channel art templates
Log into your Visme dashboard and click Create to get started. Navigate to the Social Graphics tab and click on the YouTube icon to find our template options for the platform. Choose from our selection of YouTube channel art templates to create the perfect branded graphic for your channel.Create your YouTube Art
Create your YouTube channel art
Once you’ve logged into the online YouTube channel art maker, start browsing through the photos and graphics in the left-hand panel to find a few that are perfect for your channel. Add them into your YouTube banner, add branded color overlays and input text boxes with your messaging and call-to-action.
Customize every aspect of your YouTube channel art to engage your audience
If you want to increase your YouTube subscribers, the first place to start is creating a visually appealing and engaging YouTube channel art banner. Match it to your company fonts and colors to quickly and easily brand your profile.
Using our free channel art maker allows you to completely customize your YouTube channel template. Don’t put yourself in a box with channel art that looks just like the competition. Create your fully customized banner in mere minutes with our easy-to-use design software and interchangeable starter templates.
More Great Features of the YouTube Banner Maker
What is YouTube channel art?
Your YouTube channel art is just like your cover photo. It can be viewed by your subscribers and viewers on any sized screen, whether it’s a TV, computer or smartphone. Create YouTube channel art online to quickly and easily design a beautiful banner that will draw in new subscribers.
Use your YouTube banner as a way to explain what viewers can expect from your channel. Incorporate your company colors and fonts, input your business (or channel) name and make sure to include a call-to-action to subscribe to your channel.
Use the YouTube channel art maker to showcase your content.
What types of videos do you create and share with your audience? Your YouTube banner should let new viewers know what they can expect. Use our channel art templates to help you come up with a few YouTube banner ideas that will beautifully illustrate your content.Create your youtube art
More than a YouTube Channel Art Maker
Create channel art for free with Visme’s YouTube banner maker. Browse our free templates, customize it to fit your needs and download. You’ve got a beautiful banner that will entice viewers to check out your channel.
Create Your Brand Guide
- Add your brand colors and fonts into the free banner maker
- Customize your YouTube channel art to match your brand
- Save your brand guide to easily access for future designs
Create your YouTube Art
Images and Graphics
- Choose from millions of free images to find the perfect background or accent photo
- Add in relevant icons and graphic elements to spice up your channel art design
- Tap into hundreds of pre-built content blocks to make designing even easier
YouTube Channel Art Templates
Choose from over 50 available YouTube channel templates to jumpstart your creativity. Design YouTube channel art that perfectly encompasses your channel and its content. Show off relevant photos upload images of you or your spokesperson and customize one of our beautiful templates to fit your brand.
How to use the YouTube Channel Art Maker
- Gather your assets. This might include your brand fonts, your color codes and any images you want to use of yourself to incorporate into the channel art design.
- Log into Visme to access the free YouTube banner maker. Start a new project and click on the Social Graphics tab to access YouTube templates.
- Choose your favorite template from the YouTube channel art templates offered. Click Edit to get started designing. Don’t forget, if you change your mind, you can always opt for a different template directly insider the free banner maker.
- Upload your assets into the YouTube channel art maker. You can add your images as a background or as an image element that you can move around the page. Add filter effects or crop the images into frames.
- Add icons and shapes from the left-hand graphics panel. Customize the colors and sizes and arrange them into a balanced composition.
- Add your text and information into the placeholders and choose your brand fonts. Change the size and color of the text easily. Follow the color palette from your style guide or use the theme colors to find a new color scheme.
- Keep the most important elements close to the center horizontally so that it looks good on both desktop and mobile.
- Download as an image file from the YouTube channel art maker and upload to your YouTube channel.
Questions about YouTube Channel Art Maker
How much does it cost to create a YouTube banner with the YouTube banner maker?
It’s absolutely free to use the YouTube channel art maker! A handful of our YouTube channel art templates are completely free, but the rest are premium and require a Visme Standard Plan.
Are the YouTube channel art templates completely customizable?
Yes! All templates are infinitely customizable. Plus, you can add in your own images and graphics if you don’t want to use the ones provided in the left-hand panel of the editor.
Can I use my Brand Kit with the YouTube channel art maker?
Absolutely. When you have a Brand Kit set up in Visme, it is available for all sorts of projects, not only YouTube banners. To have a Brand Kit you need to purchase a Standard Plan.
Are there templates for different industries?
Yes, we have created an extensive library of YouTube channel templates. We’re sure you’ll find one that will be perfect for your YouTube channel art. If in the end you can’t find the one, start with a blank canvas and use content blocks for help. Let us know if you think we’re missing any important industries in our template selection!
Will my YouTube banner also work for Facebook or Twitter?
Unfortunately not, as each social network has different sizes and dimensions for their cover photos. What you can do to make things easier is duplicate the YouTube banner and then resize it from right inside the editor. You can repeat the process for all banners in all sizes.
What is the correct YouTube channel art size?
Your YouTube channel art needs to be 2560 pixels wide by x 1440 pixels tall. Keep in mind that in order for the most important parts to be seen on all screens, must-see elements should be contained within the very center 1546 x 423 pixels. Your graphic cannot be any larger than 4MB.
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