YouTube Banner Maker

PicMonkey's YouTube Banner Maker tools help you create stunning banners fast

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!

PicMonkey's YouTube Banner Maker tools help you create stunning banners fast

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 photos library). Add graphics, text, colors — whatever best spells Y-O-U.

3
Add effects

Take your YouTube banner to the next level with trendy effects and eye-catching textures. Apply them to images, graphics, and/or text, then fine-tune your look with easy-to-use sliders.

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.

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Create with stock photos

We’ve got millions of gorgeous, authentic stock photos taken by some of the best photographers in the world that you can use to create a truly unique image—all included with a subscription.

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We have stock video, too!

Free stock videos included with all subscription levels, so you can take your designs to the next level. Use video in social media posts, ads, YouTube video interstitials, and more.

More YouTube image dimensions in pixels

Social media image typeDimensions in Pixels
YouTube Banner / Cover2560 x 1440
YouTube Thumbnail1280 x 720
YouTube Channel icon800 x 800
YouTube Display Ad300 x 250
YouTube Display Ad Long300 x 60
YouTube Overlay Ad480 x 70

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.

1000s of graphics at PicMonkey.
1000s of graphics at PicMonkey.
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Make YouTube channel art in the PicMonkey app

Create YouTube banners, icons, and thumbnails in the free PicMonkey mobile app. Start with your own image or a blank canvas, and you’re on your way.

With PicMonkey mobile, you can add graphics, format text, and edit images just as you do on your desktop.

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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.

So much for so little

Get everything you need to create fabulous images for one low subscription price, with no one-off purchases or hidden costs.

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.

Read the YouTube banner maker tutorial
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