Create YouTube channel art in under 60 seconds with Snappa

Use templates, high-res images, and graphics to make professional looking YouTube channel art (even if you aren't a designer).

YouTube channel art maker

Updating your channel art shouldn't be a hassle...

...yet here you are, looking for a new way to whip up graphics for your YouTube channel. That's because most alternatives come with major shortcomings

Photoshop makes channel art design a chore.

First you need to figure out the proper image dimensions that account for TV, tablet and mobile viewing areas. Then you need to spend hours learning the software and navigating through a maze of features you'll never use.

Graphic designers are expensive and slow.

You need to wait for your request to reach the top of their to-do list, and that's if you can even afford a designer. When they send you the finished design, it's pretty, but not exactly what you envisioned.

Most web-based design tools are clunky and difficult to use.

Plus, the best photos and graphics in their libraries, the ones you would actually want people to see, cost extra.

Now there's a better way...

Create YouTube channel art on the fly with Snappa

  • Save time by starting with the ideal image dimensions for YouTube channels
  • Start with one of many professionally designed templates to throw together eye catching YouTube channel art in seconds
  • Customize templates, graphics, and text to create on-brand channel art
  • Access thousands of high-res, totally not cheesy, 100% royalty-free stock photos from our library
  • Add the polish typically reserved for professional graphic designers with customizable graphics, shapes, and text
  • Download your channel art as a web optimized JPG, high-res PNG, Retina JPG, or Retina PNG
  • Repurpose YouTube channel art for your other social media profiles and vice versa in a couple of clicks

Pump out your next YouTube banner in seconds with Snappa.

Examples of YouTube channel art created in under 60 seconds

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"Snappa is a must have tool for the non-designers who publish content online. It's super easy and has a great set of templates, yet offers unlimited possibilites for creative minds."
Olga Andrienko, Social Media Lead at SEMrush
"Snappa is the best tool I've used to create images for blog posts & social media. In 5 minutes I can do what used to take me hours to do or pay designers to do."
Sujan Patel Co-founder of Webprofits

Make YouTube Channel Art in 4 steps with Snappa

Click on 'YouTube Channel Art' to start with the perfect image dimensions.

YouTube channel art size

Choose from a bunch of easily customizable YouTube channel art templates to save time and look like a pro. Or, start from scratch to unleash your inner creative.

YouTube channel art templates

Swap background images with stock photos that are high resolution, 100% free, and just a click away inside of Snappa. Then add, subtract, and modify text, graphics, and shapes until your graphic is exactly what you envisioned.

Graphic editor

Download your new channel art and upload it to YouTube. It will fit perfectly and customers will think you hired a professional graphic designer.

Upload your channel art to YouTube

See why 100,000+ marketers and YouTubers choose Snappa to create stunning channel art.

What's to love about Snappa's channel art maker?

Never worry about YouTube channel art dimensions again

YouTube channel art dimensions are available as a preset. A single click creates a canvas suited for YouTube channel art design; including mobile, tablet and TV safe zones.

Easy access to our library of royalty-free photos

You can find the perfect background image for your banner without searching through dozens of stock photo sites, worrying about image rights, and paying extra for the best images. It's all inside of Snappa, and it's free. Of course, you can also upload your own images.

Use templates to create pro YouTube channel art in seconds

You don't always have time to dream up 100% original YouTube channel art. With Snappa, you have access to professionally designed templates. Now you can be confident that your visual elements are well-proportioned, that your text elements are balanced, and that your colors complement one another. And you can customize everything about a template to make it match your vision and brand.

Customize your channel art in a couple of clicks

Change background images

Search thousands of premium stock photos, dozens of modern patterns, plain color backgrounds, or upload your own images.

Change graphics and shapes

Edit the size, color, orientation, opacity and more for over 3,000 vector graphics and shapes. No graphic design skills required.

Change fonts

Choose from over 200 fonts and typefaces. The text in your graphic changes as you scroll through each font so you can easily preview changes. You can also import your own custom fonts!

Change colors

Change the color of graphics, shapes, text, and overlays with a single click or by entering a hex code. This makes it incredibly easy to create on-brand YouTube channel art.

Change image effects

Use a simple slider to create a color overlay, to darken and blur your YouTube channel art, and to change your image's saturation, hue, brightness, and contrast. Play with each effect and see your changes in real time.

Snappa is fast, simple to use, and everything’s included

Snappa is designed to run smoothly in Chrome and Firefox. We have cut features ignored by non-designers to make Snappa as fast as possible. Now you can complete your designs quickly without sacrificing quality.

We have eliminated the learning curve you have come to expect from graphic design tools. You can create your first attention grabbing banner and upload it to YouTube within minutes of signing up. Courses, lengthy tutorials, searching through help documents, and talking to support are not required to use Snappa like a pro (free help is available if you need it, though). Snappa is made for the YouTuber who needs to create professional looking graphics and then get back to their real work.

Everything is included in Snappa. Get access to our entire library of royalty-free photos and graphics at no added cost.

Create YouTube banners to show off your channel and showcase your talent.

Frequently Asked Questions

How long does Snappa’s free trial last?

You can use Snappa for as long as you like without paying a dime. You have access to 30,000+ photos and graphics, professionally designed templates for Youtube and all other major social media platforms, two connected social accounts, and 5 shares and downloads per month. Even our most powerful time-saving features such as automatic image resizing are yours on the free plan. We only want you to consider a paid account when Snappa becomes an important tool that saves you a ton of time and headache each month.

Is Snappa only for YouTube channel art design?

No. In addition to creating Youtube channel art, you can create graphics for:

Are your photos licensed for commercial use?

Yes! All photos included in Snappa are released under Creative Commons CC0. This license allows you to copy, modify and distribute photos, even for commercial purposes, without asking for permission or paying a fee.

Does Snappa offer customer support?

All members have access to video tutorials, detailed help docs categorized by topic, answers to FAQs, and email support.

Ready to design YouTube channel art?