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!

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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!

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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.

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YouTube video thumbnails

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

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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.

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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.

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Facebook banner ads

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

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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.

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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

It's never been easier to get more followers with a well-designed Youtube cover photo! Just follow the step-by-step guide we provided for you and watch your Youtube channel art come to life with amazing visuals!

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    Choose the YouTube banner size

    The YouTube channel art size is 2560 x 1440 pixels, but in Bannersnack, all you have to do is choose the YouTube channel cover option and you'll be sure to get the perfect size.

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    Choose a template or create your own

    Don't know where to start? We've got you covered! Check out our amazing collection of YouTube banner templates, or get inspired and create your channel cover from scratch.

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    Add personalized elements to your banner

    If you've just started a YouTube channel, you already know how important creativity is! Have fun combining personalized images and shapes to amaze your followers.

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    Download your YouTube cover photo

    You're just a few clicks away from having the best YouTube Channel cover out there! Just save your design and export it as a .jpg or .png file, then upload it to your channel.

FAQ

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.

How do you make a good YouTube banner?

First, you need to know the correct size for the banner. To make sure it looks good on various devices, keep in mind YouTube’s safe area, which is 1235 x 338 px. Make sure to place important info within this area, so it doesn’t get cropped. Use a high-resolution image to emphasize on the quality materials that you’re going to upload. Incorporate visual elements that go with your brand, and don’t forget to keep the text minimum.

How do I resize my YouTube banner?

To resize your YouTube banner for free, you can use a tool such as Bannersnack. Bannersnack is an online graphic design tool that has the Smart Resize feature, which allows you to generate any size you want based on a design in just a few clicks. You can simply upload your YouTube banner in Bannersnack, then click the Smart Resize button in the editor to generate the correct size for it. All the original design's layers will be scaled and adjusted to the new size without losing its quality.

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.

What is the youtube banner resolution?

The recommended YouTube banner size is 2560 x 1440 px. However, you have to pay attention to how your channel art is going to look on different devices. In case it’s too large, some details may get cut off. That’s why you want to keep in mind YouTube’s recommendation when it comes to the minimum safe area for your banner, which is 1560 x 423 px.

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.