Discover how to use templates to create YouTube channel art that keeps your branding consistent, impactful and full of personality.
Whether you’re a brand or an individual, as a YouTube creator a big part of your strategy should include supporting your video content with consistent and attractive YouTube branding. For successful YouTubers, a YouTube banner (also known as channel art or a channel header image) is an essential element of your YouTube channel. In this article, we’ll share tips for creating effective YouTube channel art using templates.
Before we get into it, if you’re just starting out with your YouTube channel don’t miss our wrap up of 10 YouTube trends to watch. These tips on video openers, including the best templates to use, are another great resource for polishing your video content ready for launch on your new channel. And to bring it all together, take a look at our complete toolkit for promoting your YouTube Channel.
A YouTube banner is header art for your YouTube channel and usually includes the channel name and logo, along with social media and website links. Banners give viewers an at-a-glance look at what your channel is about and what they can expect from you and your YouTube video.
Customizing your banner with fonts, colors, and logos that are consistent across your online presence will help with that all-important brand recognition. Crucially, you should follow these tips to ensure that your YouTube banner displays correctly on all devices.
Eager to put channel art to work on your own YouTube videos? Here are our top 10 templates to get you started.
Clean and professional, this template can be adapted to suit corporate, creative, and everything in between. With organized and structured layers, customizing for your needs is a cinch.
To bring a bit of glitz and glamor to your design, an art deco style is a great option. Especially suited to architecture or fashion content, the colors, fonts and pictures in this template are easily editable to create your unique look.
Featuring playful and earthy tones, this template by karkunstudio is ideal for wellness and lifestyle brands. For an eco angle that doesn’t lose any design quality, this is the banner design for you.
Geared towards culinary and travel content, the no-nonsense design style in these templates from Gioraphics is fully editable and adaptable on any device, including mobile, desktop and TV. In striking red, black and white, it’s fierce and perfect for competition-based content.
Bringing the best of ‘80s aesthetic to banner design, these templates from Sko4 come in neon blue, red, green and yellow. To offset a vibrant brand with a design that’s equally dynamic, these are the templates for you.
Strip it back with muted colors and chic, minimalist design. This package includes 10 templates in Illustrator, and is perfect for achieving a cohesive look across your content.
With super slick design, this Photoshop template for channel art is modern and high quality. With plenty of pizzazz, the easy to use files are especially suited to social media personalities or gamers.
To add some design flare to your sports themed YouTube channel, don’t go past this design from mursyiduchy. Three banner templates feature editable shapes and vectors, with well-organized layers, to get your channel into winning form.
For banner designs that look super professional, invisualstudio has created a set of templates that work for gaming and technology themes just as well as they work for a cooking channel. Contrasting fonts pack in lots of information, including social links, without looking cluttered.
Elegant, modern, and designed with music in mind, these templates by Vunira are suited to both professional and personal channels. With files for Photoshop or Illustrator, promote your love of music with style.
For more templates to make your YouTube channel art the best it can be, head over to Envato Elements and start browsing – and opt for a monthly or yearly subscription for unlimited downloads.
Need to brush up your video editing skills? Take a look at our video editing episode of Turbo Tips. And if you’re struggling for inspiration, try a read through our Top 7 Video Trends for 2021, or hear straight from the experts in this interview, including how-to tips, with YouTube artist PhaseRunner.