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YouTube Banner Maker

Make stunning YouTube banner designs with PicMonkey's YouTube banner maker. Use templates, graphics, and text effects for creating YouTube banners quickly and easily. Try the online banner maker today for free.

How to make a YouTube banner

1
Pick a template

Choose a design you like from PicMonkey’s YouTube banner templates to start creating your cover quickly. You can customize all the elements of our designer-crafted templates while being confident that it is the right dimensions for your channel.

2
Add photos to your design

Replace the photos in the template with your own pics, or choose from millions of professional stock photos or videos our stock library. Customize your image's size, shape, color, and more with effects and editing tools.

3
Customize your template

Replace the text in the template with your own words, or add more text. Choose from hundreds of beautiful fonts, and customize the text's color and size, or try effects like curve or outline.

4
Share your work

When you're finished designing, share your work by downloading to your computer, or exporting directly to social media or email. Your work will always auto-save to our cloud storage so you can return to it at any time.

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.

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 designs that will get noticed.

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.

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.

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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