Make A YouTube Banner

A YouTuber banner is an important part of your channel. Located at the top of your channel, it’s the first thing that everyone sees when they visit your channel. So, it is important to make a good banner that represents your brand. It’s among the most efficient way to promote yourself and your channel in a short and concise manner. Thus, without further ado, here are the steps on how to make a good YouTube banner.

As a YouTuber whose job is to make content, there are tons of aspects that you must pay heed to. We picked the most vital ones and cherry-picked them for you. You must focus on three things when you’re making the channel art.

  • The video content: What type of video can people expect from your channel?

Focusing on this will help you gain more views and subscribers.

  • Your schedule: Include the timings and schedule of your upload
  • What should they do?: Subscribe. Tell them to subscribe to your channel.

Try to keep things minimalistic. Don’t put too much in your banner. You can just include an image of yourself, your logo and what you do.

This is also a great place to include your branding for your business. You can include it in the form of brand colors, brand messages or typography.

Also, don’t forget to market yourself.

Where To Find A Banner?

There are multiple sites from which you can download the perfect image for your banner. That is, just in case you don’t have a high-quality image for your banner.

Stock sites such as Unsplash, Pexels and Pixabay provide a collection of free images.

You can create a banner for yourself from scratch. Take a photo of something, design and edit it.

There are online graphic design tools that can help you in making your YouTube banner. They have thousands of graphic designs, which are helpful.

Uploading and Changing Your YouTube Banner

Step 1: Open on your desktop browser. Sign in if required.

Step 2: Click your profile icon located in the top right corner of the screen.

Step 3: Open “YouTube Studio” from the popup tab.

You’ll be navigated to your Channel dashboard.

Step 4: On the left side menu. Click “Customization.”

Step 5: Click on the “Branding” tab at the top.

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Step 6: Scroll down a bit. Select “Upload” under the “Banner” section.

Step 7: Choose your banner. Click done.

While you’re choosing your banner, if your design doesn’t fit. Make these adjustments in the image itself instead of adjusting in the YouTube Studio.

Because when you adjust it in YouTube studio, you will reduce the quality of your banner. The picture will look blurry, and that’s unprofessional.

Step 8: Click the “Publish” button located in the top right corner. It’ll save your changes.

When you’re done uploading your YouTube banner, the banner might look slightly blurry. This is normal as it takes time for it to process.

Suppose you want to speed up the process. You can refresh your browser. Your banner will be processed and give you the original quality.

YouTube Channel Banner’s Size and Dimension

The channel art or banner needs to be designed in a way that caters to different screens. It means that when you view it from your phone or desktop, the channel banner should look the same.

The YouTube banner should be cropped with a specific pixel dimension to fit correctly on YouTube.

  • The recommended banner size is 2560×1440
  • The minimum Banner size is 2048×1052
  • Maximum Banner Width is 2560×423
  • The maximum size of the file should be 6MB.

Suppose your banner doesn’t meet the requirement. You can resize it depending on whether you’re using a Desktop, Android or iOS.

The banners are cropped differently for each device.

  • Smartphone: 1546×423
  • Tablet: 1855×423
  • TV Screen: 2560×1440
  • Desktop: 2560×423

Banner’s Safe Area

The dimensions are meant to give your banner the best look, which will make your channel look good in the eyes of the viewer.

To make sure all your information on your banner is visible across all the different devices, you should know about the safe area. The safe area measures 1546×423. This is where you want to keep all your logos and text on the banner. Keep your information in the center.


Your banner cannot be seen from individual videos. A good banner can help you turn your viewers into subscribers.

Your channel should show what your channel is about. It should captivate the viewers.

Now you can make and upload your YouTube banner without any trouble. Keep your banner simple, and don’t try to overdo it. If your banner is good, it’ll surely bag you more subscribers.

While making a YouTube banner, you must keep some things in mind, such as the Size and the Dimension of the banner.