Free YouTube Banner Maker

Level up your YouTube channel with some amazing channel art and video thumbnails. Use our banner maker to create background wallpapers that will bring more life to your channel, and video thumbnails that are guaranteed to draw attention. Create new visuals for your channel that will impress everyone!

youtube banner header art

Lots of YouTube banner templates to help you get started

You don’t have to create your banner design from scratch. Just start from one of our ready-made templates! Create the perfect YouTube cover for your channel without any design skills.

Create amazing visuals faster than ever

Have you ever dreamed about an easy-to-use, intuitive photo editing software to create your YouTube channel art? Bannersnack might be just what you need! Hundreds of free stock photos, shapes, and text presets are waiting for you!

how to create a youtube banner

All-in-one social media banner maker

Be consistent across all social media platforms! Now you can use Bannersnack to create great looking visuals for all your social accounts: everything from headers and channel art to banners for advertising.

Design your own
YouTube video thumbnails

Increase the click-through rate of your YouTube videos with a well-crafted video thumbnail. Turn screenshots into click bait.

Twitter headers

Make your brand stand out on Twitter with a great looking cover. Design your own Twitter banner or start from one of our templates.

Instagram banners and posts

Turn your average photos into works of art worthy of being displayed on Instagram, or create banner ads for your campaigns.

Facebook banner ads

Easily create banner ads for your Facebook campaigns. Test different ideas and see what your target audience responds to.

Facebook timeline covers

Show off your personality with the perfect timeline cover. We have lots of examples to inspire you. Start your own design now.

Facebook event covers

Create amazing looking covers for your Facebook event pages and enjoy watching the number of participants grow.

Create a cool YouTube banner with Bannersnack

Why Bannersnack ?

Our app features hundreds of templates and presets to help you focus on what matters the most: your creativity!

The drag-and-drop photo editor is really user-friendly and fun to experiment with.

Fully flexible: you can upload your own fonts, images, and even the .svg files you need to create your personalized YouTube cover photo.

Tips on how to create the best Twitter banner

A great banner can boost your awareness and make your customers notice you. To create the best Twitter banner, focus on using fonts and colors that are relevant to your brand.

You can go for an illustration, a picture or a text preset that defines your company. Don't be afraid to experiment with overlays, borders, and fonts! With Bannersnack, it's never been easier to create the perfect Twitter header!

How to make a YouTube banner

  • 1

    Choose the YouTube banner size

    The YouTube banner size is 2560 x 1440 pixels, but you don’t need to remember this. That’s because, in Bannersnack, you already have this preset size available, so all you need to do is log into your account and search for the YouTube Channel Cover. Select the YouTube channel art size, and you’re good to go.

  • 2

    Choose a template or create your own

    Don't know where to start? We've got you covered. Check out our collection of YouTube banner templates created for different industries such as health, food, automotive, software and technology, fashion and makeup, and many more. You can choose the one which best fits your needs and start customizing it to your desire, or if you feel inspired, you can create your channel cover starting from a blank canvas.

  • 3

    Start customizing your banner

    Customize your YouTube banner size template, starting with the right background. You can go with a solid color or a gradient one if you want to make something simple. Choose from the variety of images we have in our stock library, or you can add your images. Then, add the text using the colors and fonts you want. If you have a font specially designed for your brand, you can import it and use it for all your creations. Make sure you add in your logo and brand name. Be as creative as you can be to draw more attention. When designing your YouTube banner, don’t forget about the YouTube cover photo size minimum safe area for text and logos, which is 1546 x 423 pixels.

  • 4

    Download your YouTube cover photo

    You're just a few clicks away from having one of the best YouTube Channel covers out there. Just export it as a PNG or JPG and choose the desired quality. You can select the quality of the JPG file, which ranges from the best quality and larger file size to low quality and smallest file size. Pick whichever suits your needs, but keep in mind that the YouTube cover photo size is large therefore, higher quality is better. Then simply upload it to your channel.


What size is a youtube banner?

The recommended size for a YouTube banner is 2560 x 1440 px. However, keep in mind that YouTube channel art is displayed differently on desktop and mobile. The minimum dimension for upload is 2048 x 1152 px with an aspect ratio of 16:9, and the safe area for text and logos is 1235 x 338 px. Larger images may get cropped on certain devices.

What is the best font for YouTube banners?

Here are a few great fonts you can use: Impact, Bebas, Roboto, Bangers, Badaboom BB, Budmo, Anton, Lilita One, Ultra, or Fire Sans Extra Bold. Your YouTube banner is the first thing a user will see when they land on your channel’s homepage, so you want to make sure you use a font that’s legible and stands out. When picking your font, make sure it fits your video content’s style and your brand.

Can YouTube banners be animated?

No, it's not possible to have an animated YouTube banner. YouTube changed the supported file types for channel art, which means that you can still upload a GIF file as a channel art, but it will be displayed as a static image. Even though animated banners stand out more than static ones, you can still create a YouTube banner that attracts attention if you follow a few simple rules.

Create Your Best YouTube Art

Our online banner creator is designed to make the creation of new visuals as smooth and as fast as possible. It’s a great tool for both marketers and designers and we have a lot of free resources to help you out. Get started today and discover our templates, stock images, shapes and clip arts.