How To Make YouTube Channel Art With Canva

How To Make YouTube Channel Art With Canva


(upbeat instrumental music) – YouTube cover art, ugh. I get the frustration. How do you make it fit for
all the different platforms? To have it on desktop, on mobile, on TV. Like, how do we make it fit? I have been there, I know your pain. I’m gonna fix it for you. So when you’re first
optimizing your channel, you wanna have a banner,
that YouTube cover art, that looks good; that shows
your audience who you are, what you do and catches their attention so that they’ll watch your
videos and subscribe, right? But it can be hard because you need to make sure that banner, that cover photo is
going to fit the multiple different platforms that
YouTube can be shown on. Because it can be shown on your computer, on mobile, on a TV format, so how do you get one
image to fit all of them? Now, I’m gonna show you how, but also, you can click the link below where I’ve actually created a full guide that shows you the dimensions and how to make anything fit, any image fit into that one image so that you can make it for your channel. So you can click the link below
to download that right now. So first of all, you wanna have a banner that shows the essence of who you are and what your channel is all about. So if you’re the face of your channel, there should be a picture of you. If you have a tag line or a slogan, or a name of your channel, include that. Let your audience know
what you’re all about. If the videos are about business,
if they’re about cooking, have some images that show that. If you put out videos every Tuesday, every Thursday, include that on there. Have a call to action on there that says click the link to subscribe, or if you have a website that
you wanna direct them to, include that on your banner as well. Now, a common and very
valid question I get is well, how do I actually
change my YouTube banner? What is this? Where do I see it? How do I upload one? So what you’re gonna do is
you’re gonna go into YouTube, and you’re gonna go right to your channel. So click on your name
in the top right here, and then click on My Channel. From here you’re gonna see your channel from a front end view how your customers are
potentially seeing it. So I can see all my videos, my playlists. Now, you’re gonna click here where it says customize channel. So now that I’m in the
screen where I can actually edit my channel, what you’re
gonna do is when you hover over your channel art,
see if I hover over this, I can change my profile picture, but I wanna hover over the channel art where it’s gonna show me
this little pencil here. You click edit. You can edit the links. Those are gonna show up right here. That’s also really important to have that. But then you can click edit channel art. From here this is where you’re
going to upload the photos. So this is something
you can design in Canva, and if you need a tutorial in Canva, I also have one of those on my channel. It’s the best tutorial
on YouTube about Canva. Canva said so themselves. Upload from here. You can even go into your photos if there are any previous
photos you’ve uploaded. You can also use the gallery. You can see what other people have used. What YouTube gives you as templates, and just upload one of those. There is also a link for how
you can create channel art, but I’ve got you covered in that if you click the link below. I’ve got an even better one, especially because I’ve
been around the block. I get this. So the other thing that I want you to do while you’re still in here
is go to your About page so that you can make sure
that all of your links and your description, everything for your channel is optimized. Most people miss this part. So I’ve clicked on the About. I want you to update your links here. Put in your website for business inquiries and description so you can
make sure that your channel is optimized for when
people come to see it. Because on top of that cover art that you’re gonna put
on your YouTube channel, people also wanna know what you’re about. So make sure that your description, all of your About stuff is
in line with who you are, and then also on the home page, you can see how it says
for returning subscribers. This is for people who already
subscribe to my channel, and this is how they see
my channel right now. But what about for new visitors? I wanna make sure that they get the best first impression of me, so my first video that shows up here is a channel trailer that
I’ve made just for them. So when you start to
optimize your channel here, you can click here to edit this part and add in a video for you, and create all of these playlists that will help people get to know you and what you’re about, and see your best content firsthand. Lastly, if you’re not great at Photoshop, because I’m not either,
I am all about Canva. You can go to Canva and use one of their templates
to make your cover art. So go to Canva.com, create an account. You can use a free account. I used Canva for free before
I ever started paying for it. And even when I did, it was just because I
needed more functionality. You can absolutely use it for
free forever if you wanted to. So they have all these templates
you can scroll through. You can pop in here what
would you like to design? If I actually start typing in YouTube, it will bring me up a template for how to make your YouTube cover art. It will give you lots of samples. You can just take one of their
templates and replace it with your images, your branding,
your fonts, your logo, whatever. You can use Canva right here. And again, if you need a tutorial, go check out the one on my channel. It’s the best one on YouTube. I’m not just saying that; Canva did. They really liked my tutorial, and I think you will too, so
you can go check that out. But that is my best advice for creating your YouTube cover art because that’s one of my
most common questions I get. tHey ask how do I make it fit? What do I put on it? And I get it. So I wanted to make sure
that I put out a video here that will help you when you’re
creating your cover art. Because you’re gonna be
a huge creator, right? You’ve got an impact to make on the world, and I wanna make sure that your cover art is just the start of that,
so if you need a guide, more hands-on, click the link below, and I have my template
that I’ve given you. A guide on what dimensions
you need for all platforms so you can download that
by clicking the link below. Thanks for watching. If you like this video, hit the thumbs up. Comment below. And, of course, subscribe
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8 thoughts on “How To Make YouTube Channel Art With Canva

  1. First comment here 😃. I was so annoyed with this VERY this recently and this video is motivation for me to fix my banner issue. Thanks for sharing 🌸

  2. hello im just starting a channel and i really needed help for my banner so if you can help me out thst would amazing

  3. Marley you are very clear but you didn't show "how to use Canva" as in title you gave a lot of value around the topic but I think we need to watch the next video to get it. So the tilte should be different. More like "about setting up your Youtube Channel Art." I'm showing it to a client to help them- you showed how to log in and see different views of YT channel so that was helpful…I think it was a bit more high level than the titled implied.

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