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Free YouTube Channel Art Maker for Beautiful Channels

Create Your YouTube Channel Art It’s free and easy to use..
A YouTube channel art template available in Visme.
  • Fully customizable YouTube channel art maker.
  • Choose from premade YouTube banner templates.
  • Tease your channel with beautifully branded channel art.

Chosen by brands large and small

Our YouTube channel art maker is used by over 10,209,854 marketers, communicators, executives and educators from over 120 countries that include:

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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.

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 Channel Art
A selection of YouTube channel art templates available in Visme.

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.

Stock photos and icons available in Visme's editor.

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.

Colors, icons and fonts available in Visme.

More Great Features of the YouTube Banner Maker

  • template-many More than 50 YouTube channel art templates to customize
  • template-beautiful1 Hundreds of thousands of icons and photos to choose from
  • printable Add in your own branded fonts and colors to make it your own
  • schedule Easy drag-and-drop design tools, made with the non-designer in mind
  • customize Ready-made templates in optimal YouTube channel art size
  • drag-drop Easily download your banner and upload directly onto your channel
An illustration of the sharing options for your YouTube channel art.

Share Your YouTube Channel Art

Make YouTube channel art that will wow your audience. Publish online to share with your followers or download as a JPG or PNG image file to upload straight to your YouTube channel. With optimal YouTube channel art sizing built in, you don’t have to worry about dimensions.


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.

Create Your YouTube Channel Art
A selection of YouTube channel art templates available in Visme.

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.


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.

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Create fully animated GIFs for your YouTube channel with Visme’s YouTube channel art maker and custom animation features.

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Stock Photos & Graphics

Choose from over a million stock photos, icons, illustrations, characters, lines, shapes and more to add to your channel art design and grab attention.


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.

In order to get started decorating your YouTube channel, watch this tutorial video. 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.

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.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

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.