Designing branded art for your YouTube channel is a must when you want to establish yourself as a serious content creator. Make your main channel page look cohesive with right-sized page covers and thumbnails, both of which you can easily create in PicMonkey with our templates, graphics, and editing tools. Plus, when you're finished you can export directly to YouTube. How cool is that?
In this article we'll learn:
What are the current YouTube image sizes
How to export your PicMonkey images to YouTube
YouTube images sizes and formats for 2020
|Social media image type||Dimensions in pixels|
|YouTube Banner / Cover||2560 x 1440|
|YouTube Thumbnail||1280 x 720|
|YouTube Channel icon||800 x 800|
|YouTube Display Ad||300 x 250|
|YouTube Display Ad Long||300 x 60|
|YouTube Overlay Ad||480 x 70|
Make YouTube thumbnails and banners with a template
In PicMonkey we've already got the right sizes for YouTube ready to go! Browse our template library to start designing your channel art. And be sure to read our in-depth design tutorials that will help you create like a pro.
Design a YouTube cover with a template
Browse all YouTube cover templates and customize with your own pics, text, and logos
Read the How to Make a YouTube Banner in 4 Quick Steps tutorial
Design a YouTube thumbnail with a template
Browse all YouTube thumbnail templates and customize with your own pics, text, and logos
Read the How to Make a YouTube Thumbnail Guide tutorial
How to export directly to YouTube
You can share your YouTube thumbnails or channel banners (a.k.a. covers or banners) directly from the PicMonkey editor to YouTube. To do this you must:
Have a verified YouTube account. If you do not, this feature will not work for you. Learn more: Verify your YouTube account (via Google support)
Connect to your YouTube account from PicMonkey. You will be prompted to do this when you select the YouTube option from the Share drop-down menu.
Your thumbnail or channel banner must be the right size, or else the option to export will be grayed out.
For detailed step-by-step help on exporting from PicMonkey to YouTube, please see: Sharing to YouTube as a Thumbnail or Banner in our support section.