There are many ways a business can market itself online, and in this day and age having an online presence for your business is critical. The look and feel of your web page or YouTube channel can severely impact the way you are perceived and that can mean losing or gaining customers/subscribers.
Your YouTube channel should represent who you are and the types of videos you want to make. Your channel art (banner), should represent everything you want to do and people should be able to easily understand what the theme of your channel is.
In order to properly represent your YouTube channel, you will need specialized software that allows you to create interesting banners that fit your channel and personality perfectly.
In this article, we will explore some of the best software and web options that allow you to achieve professional results.
Fotor is one of the best professional tools for banner creation for your YouTube channel. This software became popular because of its advanced features and ease of use. This program is a little difficult to use for beginners but it still is a powerful free tool.
Fotor has a wide range of image-enhancing tools and filters that allow you to customize every part of your channel banner. It supports the most popular file formats and even allows you to process RAW images.
The wide range of one-click filters in this tool make it easy to create banners. You can use artificial lighting, sunset, portrait, landscape and theater to enhance your pictures based on the conditions in which they were taken.
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Canva is one of the well-known YouTube channel banner creator software that comes loaded with a wide range of designer layouts, colours, fonts and images.
One of the best features of Canva is that it contains millions of stock images and also about 100 professional layouts and lots of stunning filters.
The free version of Canva offers a comprehensive range of features that enables you to create YouTube banners and the paid version allows you to upload your brand elements and gives you access to additional images and icons.
Photovisi is a web-based tool that allows you to easily create banner art for your YouTube channel. You can easily design, save and share your customized banner.
This app automatically adjusts the size of your banner to the right size, allowing you to skip trying to fit your artwork in the format requirements.
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BannerWoo is a free banner creator software that offers you all the tools you need in order to create amazing looking banners.
Using BannerWoo doesn’t require you to have any designer skills. This website can be easily used by beginners.
Bannersnack is another great website option that allows you to create wonderful YouTube banners and has an easy to use interface. You can create animated and static HTML5 with ease.
You have the option to choose from a wide range of templates or you can create your own banner from scratch. This tools allows you to add texts , shapes, images, and animations to create unique banners. You can save a banner design as JPG, PNG, MP4, HTML5 and even as GIF.
You can choose from a wide range of templates, or if you’re feeling creative, you can design everything from scratch.
BeFunky allows you to create meaningful banners for YouTube business and is simple enough to be used by beginners as well. This platform consists of numerous options for banner designs and one of the best features is the fact that you can easily drag and drop images in it.
All you have to do is select one of their banner templates, then upload the image you want in your banner to BeFunky. After the upload is completed, you can customize the image to fit your needs.
PicMonkey is a browser photo editing software which offers a very simple interface that enables you to easily create banner art for your YouTube channel.
PicMonkey offers a toolbar with a good range of editing features, such as cropping and rotating you picture. This web-based photo editing software allows you to add text, overlays, and frames to pictures. PicMonkey also gives you the features needed so you can transfer images to your smartphone via Bluetooth.
iPiccy is a free online photo editor that can help you create YouTube banners easily. This tool has a Designer feature that has layer support and includes the option to create vector images.
You will find lots of interesting and useful layouts and templates, and also the option to share the photo created on Facebook or download it to your computer in either the JPG or PNG file format.
Adobe Spark is one best online YouTube banner makers. This app helps you create a good looking banner for your YouTube channel with ease. You can pick ‘YouTube channel art’ option when visiting the site. Having this option at your disposal allows you to create the YouTube banner of the right format.
This tool is very useful and has easily customizable features that allow you to easily modify the background of images, and try different styles before applying them to your banner.
Adobe Spark is available for free at the official website.
Fotojet is another great tool for creating customized Youtube banners. The templates offered on Fotojet are categorized by topics, giving you a easier way to find and choose the best option.
Fotojet offers you over 700+ templates that you can make full use of.
You simply need to choose a template, edit it by adding photos and other costomizations you want, and then save it to your PC, or share the banner online.
The tools we’ve covered in this guide will help you design YouTube banners fast. The features included in this list of options offer you high quality templates, along with a wide range of customization options.
You can also choose from a large number of layouts appropriate for YouTube banners. This feature allows you not to worry about the size details of your banner.
What software do you use to create YouTube banners? Let us know in the comment section below.
- Editor’s Note: This post was originally published in December 2018 and has been since updated for freshness, and accuracy.