How to make a YouTube banner
Enhance your YouTube channel
Once you create your own channel on YouTube, it will have the standard black boring banner. Google does provide the means to better the visibility and appearance of the banner. You only need to upload an image of a high quality and adjust it for different devices.
You might want to change your videos on YouTube; to download any videos from YouTube, check the next article:
- How to download YouTube video
What you need to do to add a banner:
- Open your channel on YouTube;
- Add a picture of HD-quality;
- Adjust to crop the picture;
- Enjoy the new look of your channel.
Let’s make a YouTube banner
Create a YouTube banner
Firstly, sign into your YouTube account and click on "My channel" on the left. If you have just created your channel, you will see the next window. In the black area, click on the blue button "Add channel art". You can also click on the pencil in the top right corner (arrow 1), and select "Edit channel art" in the menu (arrow 2).
Download a picture for YouTube banner
YouTube will show the next window for you. Drag-and-drop a photo in the area. You can equally show the way to the picture. Click "Select a photo from your computer" in this case. Make sure that your photo is in high resolution (at least 2560x1440) and has a size of no more than 2 MB.
Click on How to create channel art if you want to learn more info from Google.
Uploading photos for Channel art
Usually, you need to wait several seconds until the picture is uploaded. You are able to cancel upload if you want to use a different picture.
Select the YouTube banner
In the area 1, YouTube shows how this banner would look across different devices, in particular, on TV, Desktop and on a cell phone (area 1). Now click on the button (arrow 2) if you want to change the picture to appear as a banner on Desktop and mobile. Uncheck the box "Auto Enhance" if there is no need in changing the contrast and brightness of the picture. If you do not want to alter the YouTube banner, then click on "Select" (arrow 3).
Adjust the YouTube banner
In the middle area (arrow 1), change the dimensions of your banner.
Click on "Devices preview" to get back to the previous screen (arrow 2). Click on "Select" to use the adjusted picture for the banner.
So this is how to make a YouTube banner! Try it by yourself now.