July 17

How to Create YouTube Banner and Get The Correct Channel Art Size in 2020


How to Create YouTube Banner and Get The Correct Channel Art Size in 2020

Looking for the correct size for your YouTube Banner Channel Art?

I know how frustrating it can be to get the correct size of your YouTube channel banner art.

It is also a little confusing, as you search for the correct dimensions of your banner and whenever you create your image and upload it, it doesn’t appear how you had hoped.

Well in this video and blog post I am going to clear that up for you and I am also giving you a template that you can use and work from in order to get your channel banners looking perfect on every device.

So, what are your correct image dimensions for YouTube channel banners?

In pixels it is 2560 pixels by 1440 pixels – and whilst this is the correct and also the recommended size, I also want to let you into the secret here that many may not know.

Whilst this is the correct size for televisions, and it is the correct size you need to begin ALL of your channel banners with before you do any design work.

Each device however is going to render and display your channel banner image differently due to the screen sizes, shapes and even app sizes.

So to get them looking correctly on each device you have a few guidelines you need to follow.

as you can see here on the screen I am inside Photoshop and I have mapped out the key sizes and areas for you to work within.

If you imagine each of these sizes are like a frame or letterbox and if you contain your artwork within these guides and sizes, then everything will look correct on each device.

I have sizes for Tablets, Mobiles and also desktop

The perfect sizes are:

  • 2560 x 1440 Pixels for Televisions
  • 2560 x 423 Pixels for Desktops Maximum size
  • 1546 x 423 pixels for Desktops minimum and mobile devices
  • 1855 x 423 Pixels for Tablets devices
  • 1546 x 423 pixels for Text and logo safe area.

The last size here will display on all devices.

The shaded areas are your safe areas and if you want your channel art to look correct on every device, then stick to within the guides and shaded areas. the desktop minimum safe area and your channel banner art will look correct on all devices.

YouTube channel banner sizes

I am also giving you these as a template for you to work on. I have a link HERE that will take you to download and access the files for free and no requirement to optin.

I only ask you for a like, subscribe to my channel and a comment if you feel up for it. 🙂 

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