How to Make YouTube Channel Art in Canva that Fits

How to Make YouTube Channel Art in Canva that Fits


Hey there YouTube! Today I’m going to show you how you can get the perfect fit for your YouTube Channel Art using Canva and a template guide. Once you’re logged into Canva, you want
to click on “More.” This is located on the “Create a design”
dashboard. Scroll down to the heading “Social Media
& Email Headers” and then select “YouTube Channel Art.” So the mistake that most people make, is that they design to the entire canvas which is 2560 pixels by 1440 pixels. Let me demonstrate why you don’t want to do this. If you design to the entire canvas, when you go to youtube to edit your channel art, your channel art will only be displayed correctly on a tv. If you notice, the uploaded channel art is
cut off on the desktop view as well as the mobile view. In order to get the perfect fit for your YouTube Channel Art, I have a free template guide that you can download. The link will be in the description box below. No gimmicks. It’s a direct link. You will not have to view any ads to get to the template; however I would appreciate it if you disabled your ad blocker on this video. Once you have the template saved, simply upload it into Canva. Now that the template is uploaded, I’m going to place it on the canvas. Let me go ahead and upload some random images so that I can design a channel art banner for demonstration purposes. You want to keep all of your design elements inside the box labeled “text and logo safe area.” This is the darkest shaded area of the template. This will give you the perfect fit when your channel is viewed on both a desktop and a mobile device. You don’t have to worry about the perfect
fit for television because that fit is the entire image. Once you have finished designing, make sure that you delete the template guide from your canvas.

100 thoughts on “How to Make YouTube Channel Art in Canva that Fits

  1. Awesome! Thank you So Much! You're a life saver. We just used this tutorial to make our channel art! Anyone who doubts the tutorial can use our channel art as proof that it works. We were even able to add a background so its full on TV screens as well. 10/10 A+

  2. Thank you so much ! I has such awesome wallpaper pic !!!

  3. Thank you so much! I've been going crazy trying to figure this out. You explained it perfectly step-by-step and I was able to do it! 🙂

  4. I have been using Canva to make my thumbnails every since we joined YT! I am so happy to have found this tutorial for my banner…it was hurting, lol. Thanks so much; I'm going to hang around to see more!🤗

  5. OMG THANJ YOU SO MUCH I HAVR BEEN DOIGN THESE THINGS FOREVER AND THEY BEVER WOTK BUT URS DID!!!! THANK 😁😁😁😃😃😃😄😄😄😀😀😀😊😊😊U SO MUCH

  6. This was so helpful! I finally made simple channel art. Now I can make something a little more advanced to start off my channel.

  7. thank you for the tutorial, but how do we use it with the graphics that are already on canva.  it keeps shrinking the picture i want to use

  8. YOU LITTLE!!! YOUR 'AMAZING' METHOD DOESN"T WORK WOMANNN I WISh YOU WELL WITH YOUR CUTTING AND PASTING TO MAKR THIS VIDEO FAKE >:( Sorry i was a bit mean then: DOnt take me seriously but like: seriously it didnt work for me

  9. Thank you, I don't even have canva but the fact you made it so easy to download the template is awesome! thank you so much for this tutorial!

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