Download Free YouTube Channel Art Template PSD
Today I will try to help you in understanding YouTube’s channel art template design so that you’re able to create a stunning channel art that has a good impression on your viewers and helps you to get more views and subscribers. The current recommended size by YouTube is 2560px x 1440px, and should not be larger than 4mb.
If you have never designed channel art for your channel then you’ll be surprised that even though that channel art designed with the given dimensions is rather large, when photo is uploaded to the channel, you can won’t be able to see most of the image unless you are viewing the channel art through the YouTube app for Xbox 360.
It has to be responsive design as it can be viewed on all platforms where viewers can see your channel but may look different depending on your device like desktop, mobile, and TV displays. I am sure after reading this post you’ll have a perfect idea of how you can place your channel tagline or logo within the 2560px x 1440px photo so that your channel art looks perfect on all devices including desktop, mobile and tablets devices.
Image guidelines for channel art
As discussed earlier, that YouTube channel art is responsive and may look different on the desktop, mobile, and TV displays. Here are a few tips to get the best results so that your art looks perfect on all devices.
- YouTube Recommended Channel Art Size: 2560 x 1440
- Minimum Width: 2048 X 1152 px. This is the “safe area,” where text and logos are guaranteed not to be cut off when displayed on different devices.
- Maximum Width: 2560 X 423 px. This means that the “safe area” is always visible; the areas to each side of the channel art are visible depending on the viewer’s browser size.
- YouTube Channel Art Max File size: 4 MB
Even though the channel art safe area height is 423px, YouTube displays the image at a height of 176px on the desktop. To achieve a smaller size, the image is scaled and not cropped. You can download the sample PSD template using the download link below:
I hope that you’ve now a good idea of where to place text and logo for all screen sizes but if you’re still not sure you can use this post, Youtube Channel Art Inspirational designs to get creative ideas for your next design. If in case you don’t have Photoshop installed on your PC or Mac you can still use the online YouTube channel art maker which is having pre-made templates all you’ve to do is add your logo, text or photo.
[Via – Google Support]