Youtube banner guidelines.

how to make banner

youtube banner background

The first impression count in other for you to grow your Youtube channel. Your channel has to be attractive, so people  can fall in love with anything in your channel.

That why we are going to start with Youtube Banner because , this is the first thing they can see when open your YouTube channel.

Let’s  do this!

We are going to use a free  design tool name Canva, the website or app allows you create anything you will nee for your social media accounts.

Before we start, let’s check YouTube Banner Requirements

YouTube banner

Go to your YouTube channel.

1- click on your account profile picture, then your channel.

2-Click customize channel then Branding.

3- Banner Image.

Banner size is 2048×1152 pixel and 6MB or less

Now you know what’s  you need require.Let’s go to  is a free website, all you need create  an account with them. to do that you sign up with Facebook or Google account.

How to create a design.

Click on create

Custom dimension( Add your dimension)

Create new design

It will take to a new page with everything you need to create your Banner. before let’s go over what they have.

Template -they have hundreds of templates you can use.

Uploads- you can upload your images from your computer or what ever you are going to use to accomplish your design.

Photo-If you  don’t want to use  your own image, they hundreds you can use for free.

Elements-That’s where you will find all shapes and anything you would want to use.

Text- All text sizes and combinations.


More=allows you to connect directly to social media account, like Facebook, instagram etc.

Let’s go back to template, choose the template  that match your brand or profile, click on it.

Nb. If you want to change the template , don’t click Home button or back button. Just  click on a different template it will change automatic.

You can change or modified anything on the template  and make it your own.

Upload your image or video, and add elements, texts music etc.

Play with the setting, like position, copy style, transparency, link, duplicate  etc

Modified your text size, color, alignment, effect etc.

Share button allows you to share your design to your designer to view and edit also.

And when you finish with your design, make sure everything centered cause you want to make sure your banner look good on mobile, tables and computer.

Download= choose your file type, you require Png. you can download you Image with no background but to do that you need a pro-account

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