How to make a YouTube logo or icon
Once you create own channel on YouTube, you will need to change the banner and the icon on the channel to make it distinctive, more interesting and appealing. We have already written an article about how to replace a standard black banner, so you may follow the next link:
YouTube offers the possibility to directly upload an icon or a photograph. You need to make sure that:
- The size of the picture is at least 800x800px;
- The picture does not violate copyright;
- The format of the picture is JPEG, BMP, or PNG.
You can upload a simple picture or a photograph for your logo. On the other hand, you may create an icon by yourself. For that:
With any of these tools you can create a unique and simple YouTube logo.
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Let’s make a YouTube logo (or icon)
Open your YouTube channel
Firstly, launch any browser and sign into your YouTube account. On the left, click on "My channel". In the middle, you will see your banner and an icon. This logo is uploaded from your Google+ account, connected to the YouTube profile.
Hover the cursor above this logo and click on the pencil, which appears in the top-right corner of the logo.
Edit channel icon
YouTube will offer to edit the logo on Google+. Click on the appropriate button.
Edit picture on Google+
You will be redirected to your Google+ account. On this page, hover your cursor above the icon and click on the camera icon.
Upload a new icon to Google+
Here you see four tabs. You can either select to upload a picture from your PC or from the Google+ albums. Additionally, you can use a web camera to take several pictures.
Click in the middle area and show the way to the picture, and upload it.
Cut the picture
Once the new icon is uploaded, you need to cut it. Change its dimensions by dragging the borders. Once you are happy with its size, click on the button "Set as profile photo".
This is how to make a YouTube logo! Download Paint.NET or Adobe Photoshop Lightroom to create more intricate and pleasing icon.