YouTube Banner Maker
Make stunning YouTube banner designs with PicMonkey's YouTube banner maker. Use a designer-made template or DIY with a pre-sized canvas. Customize your design with images, graphics, text effects, and more. Start creating for free today!
How to make a YouTube banner
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.
More YouTube image dimensions in pixels
|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|
Why use PicMonkey for design and photo editing?
Minimal learning curve
Our easy and intuitive tools allow you to start editing photos and creating spectacular designs immediately, no matter your skill level.
Extensive feature set
Start with a professionally designed template or take advantage of our high-powered tools to make custom images from scratch.
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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.
Making a YouTube banner in PicMonkey
As video becomes ever more popular in digital marketing, YouTube will only grow more – and that means it’s important to cut through the noise with a stylish, functional and professional-looking YouTube channel. That means creating eye-catching, cohesive, and organized channel art, banners, and thumbnails that clearly and simply tell your brand story at a glance. We'll show you how...even use PicMonkey to make resumes, charts, ads, banners and edit profile pics.