2560X1440 is the size of your channel art on youtube, The channel art is the first image when someone landed on your account. The channel art allows telling your viewers in advance what your channel is about or what to expect before scrolling down to your video.
Canva is a website that will allow you to use their platform for free, choose a build template and adjust it according to your desire, or in case you are a skilled designer the website will allow you to create from scratch your free template.
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 on your channel.
That is why we are going to start with Youtube Banner because this is the first thing someone sees when landing your YouTube channel.
Let’s do this! If you follow along it will be easier for you to create a free template with canva in no time.
We are going to use a free design tool name Canva, the website or app allows you to create anything you will need for your youtube channel and all your social media accounts.
Before we start, let’s check YouTube Banner Requirements
Go to your YouTube channel.
- Click on your account profile picture, then your channel.
- Click customize channel then Branding.
- Banner Image.
Banner size is 2048×1152 pixel and 6MB or less
Now you know what you need require. Let’s go to Canva.com
Canva.com is a free website, that allows you to create all kinds of templates. To use canva all you will is need to create an free account. It is easy on one click can sign up using your Facebook or Google account.
how to create a youtube banner on canvas?
To create a youtube banner or any kind of design, browse their template selection and choose one that pleases you, and just edit it.
Step to create your first template:
- Click on create
- Custom dimension( Add your dimension), or search for a build template
- Create new design
It will take you to a new page with everything you need to create your Banner before let’s go over all options on the left side of your window to work with when creating your design.
Template: They have hundreds of templates you can use.
Uploads: you can upload your images from your computer or whatever you are going to use to accomplish your design.
Photo: If you don’t want to use your own image, they hundreds, even thousands of free templates you can use.
Elements: That’s where you will find all shapes and anything you would want to use.
Text: All text sizes and combinations.
Music – Video – Background – Folder, etc.
More: Allows you to connect Canva directly to social media accounts, like Facebook, Instagram, etc.
Let’s go back to the templates, choose a template that matches your brand or profile, clicks on it.
Nb. If you want to change the template, don’t click the Home button or back button, Just click on a different template it will change automatically.
You can change or modify anything on the template and make it your own.
Upload your image or video, and add elements, texts music, etc.
You can Play with the setting, like position, copy style, transparency, link, duplicate, etc
And also can Modify your text size, color, alignment, effect, etc.
The Share Button
The share button allows you to share your design with your designer to view and edit also.
And when you finish with your design, make sure everything is centered cause you want to make sure your banner looks good on mobile, tables, and computers.
Download: choose your file type, you require Png. you can download your Image with no background but to do that you need a pro-account
It is so simple to use the website, people on youtube just use canva templates without changing anything, all they do is just change the text and put their own information.
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