Online YouTube Banner Maker

A banner is the first thing your audience sees on your YouTube channel. Create a memorable banner design with the free YouTube banner maker by VistaCreate. Reach new followers and boost views with excellent channel art. Start your design right away!
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Simplified YouTube banner creator

Create an excellent YouTube banner design

Create custom YouTube cover art in minutes with VistaCreate. Find everything you need from professional templates to royalty-free images and videos to make a custom YouTube banner in the editor. All templates are fully customizable, so you can easily make your own design using our convenient features and tools.
Create stunning YouTube banners in no time

Perks of the YouTube banner maker

No complicated software needed. And you don’t have to be a professional graphic designer either! Create YouTube banners on your own with our banner creator. Whether you need a catchy channel banner or a winning thumbnail, VistaCreate has you covered with thousands of templates, images, videos, design objects, and editing features.

Use trending YouTube banner templates

All the VistaCreate templates designed by professional graphic designers are completely free and customizable. So, you can choose any premade design and easily create a custom YouTube banner. Just browse through countless YT banner ideas and find one that looks just right for your YouTube channel. Use keywords to find the right layout for your business quicker.
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Customize your YouTube banner

Create a stunning YouTube banner using various customization features in the editor. Upload your own images and logos, or choose visuals from a huge library of 70M+ royalty-free files in VistaCreate’s YouTube banner maker. Add your text, select the font you like, and change the colors of design elements to make a YouTube banner in your brand’s style.
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Quickly edit your design

You can edit any design element — from text to objects — on a chosen template. Change colors and fonts to make your design match your content style. Upload your logo if you have one (you can also make a YouTube logo in VistaCreate if needed). Change the background of your project, add photos or illustrations to it, and adjust the text to convey your message.
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Resize to different platforms

It takes just one click to resize your design in VistaCreate’s YouTube banner maker. No need to design a new visual from scratch — repurpose your banner by resizing it to different platforms. Just choose a pre-set format or set custom dimensions and click “Resize” on the header menu. Quickly make a YouTube banner and use it for different channels to reach more people online and promote your channel.
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Access countless design objects

With VistaCreate, you have access to a library of 53,000+ design objects — frames, stickers, icons, illustrations, shapes, and lines. Choose one you like and add it to your YouTube banner art without watermarks to create standout designs. You can find objects by keyword to save time. Also, you can use both static and animated design objects for your projects.
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How to make YouTube banners in VistaCreate

  • Step 1

    Select a template

    Elevate your YouTube channel with eye-catching banner templates.

    1. Create an account. Or, log in to VistaCreate to save and revisit your designs.

    2. Choose a banner format. Opt for pre-made banner dimensions and have no reason to worry about the right size.

    3. Browse templates. Find a perfect layout using keywords. Just enter your keyword into the search bar and explore your options.

  • Step 2

    Customize the banner

    Quickly adjust your selected template to your channel aesthetic.

    1. Play with colors and fonts. Making a recognizable channel requires using the same color scheme and fonts for your content. Use ready-made styles if you haven’t decided on the color palette yet.

    2. Customize text. Your banner message is key; it can help you attract the right audience to your channel.

    3. Add your image. Upload your photo to the platform and use it for the banner design to create a unique visual.

  • Step 3

    Download or share

    Ready to upload the cover design to your YouTube channel? Download it to your device.

    1. Download the banner. You can choose any available formats when downloading your project — JPG, PNG, PNG Transparent, or PDF.

    2. Share your design. Use the option to share your banner online via social media or email.

    3. Return for edits. Make adjustments to your ready-made YouTube banner to style it for special occasions.

Create a YouTube header everyone loves

Creating a YouTube channel banner can be easier than you’d think. You can make a banner design by selecting an existing template and customizing it to fit your personal style. With VistaCreate, you have lots of features, tools, and creative assets at your disposal — templates, design objects, photos, videos, vectors, objects, music, and more. Create a professional YouTube banner design in minutes.
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  • Access thousands of premium templates for your projects

  • Design using files from a library of 150M+ photos, videos, vectors

  • Remove backgrounds from your images with a single click

  • Unlock infinite Brand Kits, unlimited storage, and version history

  • Collaborate with up to 10 members in your Team Account

  • Make your own stickers, quickly resize designs, and more


  • What is the best size for a YouTube banner?

    YouTube recommends 2560 x 1440 pixels as the best resolution for your YouTube banners. The minimum image dimensions for your YouTube banner image are 2048 x 1152 pixels with an aspect ratio of 16:9. All of VistaCreate’s formats have pre-set sizes, so you can just select one you need without worrying about dimensions.
  • Can I use my own photos or screenshots in the YouTube banner design?

    Of course! In VistaCreate’s YouTube banner maker, you can easily upload your own files and use them in your designs. Go to the “Uploads” tab on the sidebar menu in the editor and click the “Upload Image or Video” button to add your files. Then, drag and drop your image onto the artboard and edit it by applying filters or masks, adjusting contrast or brightness, or adding text. You can also choose any photo from the VistaCreate library of millions stock files and use it in your channel banner without watermarks.
  • What should a good YouTube banner include?

    It’s completely up to your preferences. But a banner should intrigue users and give them a good idea of what your YouTube channel is about. Try to make your YouTube banner design simple, but also showcase your individuality. Maintain consistency in your visuals, whether it’s static and video content. Use the same colors and fonts across various channels. Our Brand Kit feature can help you with this! Just upload your brand logo, colors, and fonts to build your Brand Kit. Use it anytime you need to quickly customize a template in the editor.
  • Can I use my ready-made design on various social media platforms?

    Sure! You can resize your banner for different channels, including Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, or Pinterest. Just use our resizing tool! After you’re done with your project, find the “Resize” button on the header menu, choose the format you want to adjust your visual to, then tweak your new design if needed.

Hundreds of YouTube banner templates

Check out our collection of professionally-made YouTube banner templates. Find the best one for your channel’s theme and create a trendy YouTube cover design in no time!

150,000+ ideas for your designs

Making YouTube channel art has never been easier. Access thousands of design templates and intuitive editing tools in VistaCreate. Gain more popularity with standout banners for your YouTube videos.

What our users say about VistaCreate

Charlotte Polley
Charlotte Polley
owner of Boo’s Toy Shop.
Using VistaCreate has enabled me to grow my marketing and content skills. People have noticed that my content has changed across social media and I am loving the comments.
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Jennifer Parr
founder of DIYvinci, an online arts and crafts store.
When you’re a small business owner wearing multiple hats, using a tool like VistaCreate that saves time is crucial. You also don’t have to spend a huge amount of money to be able to develop good designs for your company.
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owner of Bonjour Quilts, an online quilt pattern store.
My visuals now look better than anything I could just come up with on my own. VistaCreate makes graphic design so much quicker and easier for me, leaving me with more time to put back into my business. It has been such a force multiplier!
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VistaCreate has massive functionality and I love that it’s just so easy to use. It allows my ideas to come to life. And that has helped me with selling my services and products to clients and prospects tenfold.
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Rick Blyth
Micro SaaS apps developer.
It’s just so quick to create graphics using VistaCreate that it almost feels like cheating. As everything is fully customizable, I’m able to quickly create designs consistent with my brand very quickly.”
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