YouTube Banner Maker
PicMonkey's YouTube banner maker tools let you make stunning banner designs, no matter your skill level. Start fast with designer-made templates, or DIY with a pre-sized canvas. Customize to match your channel and tout your brand. Start creating for free today!
Make YouTube banners quickly with our pro templates
Pair a designer-crafted template with our YouTube maker tools for fast design time and stunning results. Customize to your heart's content.
How to make a YouTube banner
1. Pick a template
Choose a design you like from PicMonkey’s pre-sized YouTube banner templates to start creating your cover quickly. Otherwise, you can start from scratch with a blank canvas.
2. Customize your template
Now's the time to customize your design to match your brand. Swap out our images with your own (or pull from our stock photo library). Add graphics, text, colors — whatever best spells Y-O-U.
3. Add effects
4. Share your design
Once your banner is all set, upload to YouTube directly from PicMonkey. You can also download to your desktop; no matter what, your design autosaves in our cloud storage for quick access at any time.
Create with graphics
We’ve got thousands of awesome graphics in a multitude of styles, shapes, and sizes that you can use to create YouTube banners that will get noticed.
Make YouTube channel art in the PicMonkey app
FAQs about making YouTube banners
How do I make a good YouTube banner?
Good YouTube banners are eye-catching, organized and, most importantly, cohesive. This means keeping your channel art on-brand and working to make sure it gels with your other visual assets, like video thumbnails. Match colors, fonts, and other design elements — whatever best creates cohesion and says “This is me.”
How do I make a YouTube banner on my iPhone?
Download the PicMonkey mobile app and start with a YouTube cover canvas. Customize with your own images, colors, graphics, and fonts. Save to your camera roll and upload to YouTube directly from your phone! Or email the image to yourself and then hop onto your desktop.
How do I make sure my YouTube banner fits on my YouTube channel?
YouTube's recommended size for a YouTube banner is 2560 x 1140 pixels. However, your banner displays differently across devices, so it's important to be aware of the "safe zone" as you design. Check out our YouTube banner sizing guide for an example of what this looks like.