How to Make a YouTube Banner

Call it a YouTube bannerblank canvas or one of our designer-crafted YouTube templates

  1. Start a new project in PicMonkey.

  2. Open a ready-made YouTube Banner template or a pre-sized blank canvas if you’d prefer to start from scratch.

  3. Customize your design with photos, graphics, text, and more.

  4. Click Share

Make a YouTube banner using a blank canvas

Ready to roll? Start with a

blank canvas

in PicMonkey.

blanks section

Add your own images & text

stock photography library

. You’ll find hundreds of fonts

Pro tip:

Settings icon



and you can then set your preferred specs.

Customize with easy-to-use tools

Pro effects, inspiring color gradients, and wowza textures. If you become a PicMonkey Pro

Share directly to YouTube



Read more:

Sharing to YouTube as a Thumbnail or Banner

Make a YouTube banner using a template


this template

in PicMonkey.

YouTube banner templates
graphics, swap in your own pics, add your logo

YouTube banner template for travel channel


this template

in PicMonkey.

font types

and experiment with text masks, 3D layering, and curved text for added wow factor.

YouTube banner template for “foodie” channel


this template

in PicMonkey.

YouTube banner template for DIY projects channel


this template

in PicMonkey.


color scheme. Try out different color combinations

YouTube banner template for yoga channel


this template

in PicMonkey.

If your business is youPicMonkey Pro Subscribers get access to our automatic Background Eraser tool

YouTube banner template for lifestyle channel


this template

in PicMonkey.

Curved text

  • Minimum

  • Maximum

How to publish your banner on YouTube


  1. Log into your account on and click My channel from the top-right menu.

  2. Select

  3. . Otherwise, click

  4. Adjust the crop to crop your banner in YouTube, then click Select.

  5. Your banner will load with a Saved!

For more information, visit

YouTube’s Help Center


blank canvas

acing profile pics

, or

learn all about making a DIY logo


using brand kits
PicMonkey Pro offers the Brand Kit feature, and the PicMonkey Business subscription allows you to create multiple brand kits.  

Creating a banner, channel icon, or a YouTube thumbnail in the PicMonkey mobile app

FAQs about making YouTube banners

More questions? We have answers.

A: YouTube is second only to Facebook go-to search engine for younger demographics.

click-through rate

channel art

A: Brand-centric design elements, like:

  • Cohesive colors and fonts

  • High-quality image(s)

  • A call-to-action

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