One of the best ways to reach your target audience in this digital media age is through a YouTube channel. But you’re likely to lose potential subscribers if the look and feel of your channel doesn’t entice them to stay or reflect the unique values associated with your brand.
Fortunately, you don’t need advanced design skills to create your own beautiful YouTube channel art. You can choose from a variety of easy-to-customize templates across a wide range of categories, including business lessons, travel, cooking, music and design, among others.
To start, all you need to do is follow these steps and then choose from any of the YouTube banner templates below.
If you haven’t already created a Visme account, you can create one for free here. Then, click on any of the yellow buttons under the templates on this page to choose the specific design that best fits your needs.
You can also browse through all of the available templates to find designs for your other social media channels, including Twitter headers, Facebook covers, among others. All templates are already sized according to the dimensions recommended by each social network.
Next, simply click on one of the text boxes and start typing to insert your own text. No need to re-position text boxes since these have been placed exactly so that the text appears centered in your YouTube cover.
If you wish, you can further customize the look of your cover art by applying your own color scheme and fonts, although this is not necessary since these design elements have been pre-selected to create a specific look and feel.
Once your template has been customized with your own information, you can upload to your YouTube channel. No need to crop or resize, simply upload and save.
For those who offer cooking lessons or recipe tutorials, this YouTube banner template is a perfect way to visually communicate your service to potential subscribers.
If your YouTube channel is seasonal in nature or related to gardening, this colorful template has a beautiful spring-related theme, with a fresh color scheme and font combination.
Ideal for musicians and bands, this eye-catching template uses an attractive color scheme and relevant image to immediately convey a visual theme.
This sunny, summer-themed template is perfect for those offering travel guides in video format.
If the first image in this list doesn’t meet your design or content needs, this template may be useful, especially for those looking to promote their baking lessons.
If you’re a fan of antique cars and want to announce an event or exhibition, you can use this vintage-styled template.
To beautifully display your portfolio of stunning photographs from around the world, you can use this captivating YouTube cover.
Share your top playlist or favorite songs with this vibrant and summery template, evocative of fun times in the sun.
Want to share your urban travel tips with your YouTube following? Use this modern-looking template with a panoramic view to entice your first-time visitors.
There’s nothing like a colorful, scenic photo of nature to captivate your viewers’ attention as soon as they land on your site. This template is ideal for those looking to showcase photographs of nature.
Are you a fashion guru with valuable style and shopping tips to share with your audience? This chic banner template is the perfect way to connect with your visitors.
There’s a whole section on YouTube for those looking to discuss favorite books and authors. This aptly-themed banner template is ideal for those who want to convey a love for books.
Some of the most notorious YouTube celebrities have their own channels on beauty tips and makeup advice with large followings. You can use this template to start your own informative tutorials.
If you’re looking for an alternative to the first music-related cover in this list, you can use this contemporary-looking template.
Replace this template’s text with your own to create an attractive cover for your YouTube drawing and art lessons.
To display your favorite music playlist to your followers, customize this stylish template with your own information.
An alternative to the first travel-related cover in this list, this urban-themed template is ideal for those looking to promote their globetrotting travel guides.
Customize this template with your own motivational quotes to inspire your followers and create an emotional connection with your audience.
In cases where you simply need a generic YouTube cover, not a thematic one, you can use this easy-to-customize template.
Personalize your channel on business tips and lessons with this easy-to-customize, office-themed template.
Add your own personal flair to your educational channel on teaching tips with this classroom-setting template.
Make your video channel look more professional with this simple-to-edit template.
If you enjoy sharing your thoughts over a cup of coffee with your followers, you might find this template ideal for conveying a sense of warmth and comfort.
For those looking for a template with a bold and intrepid feel, this cover perfectly evokes the sensations of adventure and excitement.
One of the surefire ways to create a huge following with viral content is through cute dog videos. Customize this template with your text and even change the colors or fonts in Visme’s drag-and-drop editor.
Visually communicate your nonprofit’s mission through this template made for a veterans foundation.
With millions of people watching videos of video games, this template comes in handy for those who want to share their gaming sessions.
Want to share driving tips or car reviews with your followers? This template comes with an aptly-themed background image and text that can be easily customized.
This sleek-looking template with a duotone color scheme and contrasting text that pops in relation to the background.
If you want to show off your skateboarding stunts to your YouTube audience, you can customize this template with your own text and website name.
Have a huge audience of followers who are enthralled by your jaw-dropping surfing stunts? Then update your channel with this image of a daring surfer riding the waves.
Have a non-profit foundation for endangered animals you want to promote? Use this image of a sea mammal and insert your own text.
Here’s a rock concert banner template for those looking to promote their live music events. Simply insert your own text or even apply your own color scheme.
Personalize your YouTube photography tutorials with this minimalist template comprised of a black-and-white image with easy-to-edit text.
This refreshing image with modern-looking text is ideal for channels on skin care secrets and personal care.
If the first inspirational quote image on this list doesn’t fit your needs, you can also try this windmill-themed template.
For those who want to publicize their photography services through their video channel, there’s this easy-to-customize template that uses a script typeface in combination with a sans serif font.
For those looking to create a channel with nature-related themes, customize this template with an image of a field with a circular overlay and editable text.
For channels that transmit historical content, use this grayish-blue template reminiscent of the mid-20th century.
Another alternative to the musician templates above is this image of a piano with thick and bold typography.
Looking for an image related to fine dining and gourmet food? This template with a relevant icon and image can be easily be modified with your own text.
For services related to massage therapy, you can use this relevant image with contrasting text.
Do you have weekly recipes you want to share with your audience? This convenient template comes with a thematically-related font and relevant image.
For channels with seasonal topics, this holiday template is perfect. Simply insert your own text and you’re good to go.
Ideal for those looking to add a touch of mystery and nostalgia to their channel, this template comes with customizable text and graphic elements.
There’s nothing like a football hits channel to attract large crowds of viewers. This template comes with a monochromatic overlay and text accompanied by icons.
Do you provide computer repair tips to your viewers? This template is ideal, with framed text and a well-chosen background image.
Promote your vintage clothing store using this personalizable template with a full-width overlay and yellow-and-white text.
There are plenty of channels out there that provide free business tips to those seeking to start their own businesses. Make your channel stand out from the crowd with this easy-to-edit template.
Make your message pop with this high-contrast template that combines a black-and-white background with yellow text.
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