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Make YouTube Banner

Design your own custom YouTube banner and attract more subscribers
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Solidify your branding and build your YouTube community

Drive more people to that red “Subscribe” button or that “Follow” button on other social media networks when you design your own channel art and show the platforms people can find you on. Just like a YouTube intro, your YouTube banner art is the first impression viewers (and hopefully soon, subscribers) get when they visit your channel.

With over 100 different content creation features and a vast library of copyright-free images, videos, and GIFs, Kapwing gives you full creative control to make your own YouTube banner. Don’t lose any potential subscribers or followers on other platforms. Make a solid impression on YouTube now.

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How to Make a Banner for YouTube

How to Make a Banner for YouTube
  1. Open Kapwing
    Open to start making your YouTube banner image. Resize your canvas to the recommended YouTube banner size: 2560px by 1440px.
  2. Design your custom YouTube banner
    Add stylized text, your brand colors, drop shadows, and countless other effects to your canvas. Use the social media text presets to write your usernames so people can find you on their favorite platforms.
  3. Export and upload to YouTube
    Export your project as a JPEG and download a file. Upload directly to your YouTube channel and watch your community across channels build up.

Level up your YouTube channel with banner art

Set yourself apart from other YouTubers and make your YouTube channel art memorable. Use Kapwing’s YouTube banner maker to make your own YouTube banner image and guide your subscribers (or new viewers) to your community on other social media networks like Twitter, Instagram, TikTok, and Patreon.

With over hundreds of templates and a huge library of videos, images, and GIFs at your fingertips, Kapwing equips you with exactly the tools and features you need to create compelling YouTube channel art. Use a template or the canvas resizer in the editor to fit the recommended YouTube banner size, which is 2560px wide by 1440px height.

Design the perfect YouTube banner to give you brand consistency and build your community up. Don’t just focus on one platform. Lead your viewers to your other channels and social media networks to give them something they want that’ll have them keep coming back.

Frequently Asked Questions

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How do I resize a picture to fit a YouTube banner?

Make sure your picture fits the YouTube banner size by resizing it at or within 2560px by 1440px. You can use any image editor to resize anything to fit your YouTube banner perfectly. Most image editors are easy to use, with flexible transformers for you to simply click and drag how big or small you want your picture. Just make sure you can export and download your art design as an image file type that’s compatible with YouTube.

What should I put on my YouTube banner?

Optimize your YouTube banner by including your other social media handles so viewers and subscribers can find you on other platforms like Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn, and Patreon. The free online video and image editor, Kapwing, has several text presets for popular networks to make it easy for you to stay on brand and attract more subscribers and followers.

How do I download a YouTube channel art template?

Download a YouTube channel art template from any copyright-free image or template library. With over 10 million creators and countless YouTubers, Kapwing is an online video and image editor you can use to make your own YouTube channel art without having to download the template first or even install an image editing software. Use one of hundreds of banner templates from Kapwing to design a unique YouTube banner to capture everyone’s attention.

What's different about Kapwing?

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