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. Let viewers know from the first glance what your channel is all about with excellent channel art.
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Create an excellent YouTube banner design

Create custom YouTube cover art in minutes with VistaCreate. Find everything you need to make a custom Youtube banner in the editor — from pre-made layouts to useful design tools. All templates are fully customizable, so you can easily make your own design.

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, design objects, and editing features.

Use free youtube channel art 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.
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Customize your youtube banner

Create a truly unique YouTube channel art design 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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Edit your design

You can edit any design element on a chosen template to bring your ideas to life. Replace an element with a new one from VistaCreate’s collection or upload your own. Change colors, resize objects, and add your photo to create something truly unique.
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Resize in one go

It takes just one click to resize your design in VistaCreate’s YouTube banner maker. No need to design a new visual from scratch — just choose a preset format or set custom dimensions to resize one design into multiple different formats. You can also use your ready YouTube banner design for other publishing channels. Make a YouTube banner and simply resize it multiple times to fit all the social media platforms you need.
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Access countless design objects

With VistaCreate, you have access to a library of 50,000+ design objects — frames, stickers, icons, illustrations, shapes, and lines. Choose what you like and add it to your YouTube banner art without watermarks to create something sensational.
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Create a YouTube header everyone loves

Creating a YouTube channel banner can be easier than you’d think. Your banner design can be based on existing templates, and customized to fit your personal style. You have lots of tools at your disposal — templates, design objects, photos, videos, vectors, and more. We have everything you need to make your YouTube banner design original.
Get full design power with
  • Access 70M+ royalty-free photos, videos, and vectors

  • Remove backgrounds from your images with a single click

  • Create multiple Brand Kits with your brand colors, fonts, and logos

  • Upload your own images and instantly turn them into stickers

  • Invite up to 10 members to your Team Account and design together

  • Get unlimited storage to keep all your files and designs

  • Access your project’s version history anytime

How to make YouTube channel art with VistaCreate

  • step 1
    Select the format
    Log into your VistaCreate account or sign up to have your projects autosaved. Select the YouTube Channel art format to get started.
  • step 2
    Choose a template
    Choose a layout from countless professionally designed YouTube banner templates in VistaCreate. You can also start with a blank canvas to make a YouTube banner from scratch.
  • step 3
    Customize your youtube channel art
    Edit the template to fit your brand’s style. Upload your images, use your brand colors and fonts, add stylish objects, and make a perfect YouTube banner for your channel.
  • step 4
    Download and share
    Ready to upload the cover design to your YouTube channel? Download it in any available format — JPG, PNG, PNG Transparent, or PDF. Or use the option to directly share your design online.


  • 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.
  • Can I use my own photos or screenshots in the YouTube banner design?

  • What should a good YouTube banner include?

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!

100,000+ 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
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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Kirsty Cleverly
Kirsty Cleverly
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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Lisa Harvey
Lisa Harvey
owner of Content Perfection.
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
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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