If you’re looking for the safe area where you want to create your YouTube Banner, then you’re in the right place.
As you may probably know, YouTube Banner has a full resolution of 2560 x 1440 pixels. You can check the other banner sizes and best practices here.
But if you really want to just be certain that you use the right amount of space, so your content doesn’t get cut off, then the dimensions you should consider are 1235 x 338 pixels.
Let me explain a bit more in-depth.
Table of Contents - Text And Logo Safe Area - YouTube Banner Sizes - Where to create a YouTube Banner - Good Practices When Creating a YouTube Banner
Text And Logo Safe Area
The text and logo safe area is 1235 by 338 pixels according to YouTube latest guidelines.
YouTube Banner Sizes
So, you have four different sizes, according to YouTube guidelines. Your YouTube channel art will be shown in other devices, so you would want your banner to look amazing in every single one of them.
YouTube mentions that the four sizes are:
- YouTube’s Recommended Banner Size is 2,560 x 1,440
- Minimum image dimensions: 2,048 x 1,152 pixels
- Minimum image safe area for text and logos: 1,546 x 423 pixels
- Maximum image width: 2,560 x 423 pixels
- File size limit: 6MB
Where to create a YouTube Banner
You can create a YouTube Banner from scratch, for instance, in Canva, for free.
That’s right. Canva has several templates that will quickly help you create a banner for your YouTube channel.
You can also download for free a template that I created myself. You can find it here.
If you need a more in-depth explanation of how to create a banner in Canva, you can see this quick guide I created.
Good Practices When Creating a YouTube Banner
If you want to draw people’s attention to your channel, using your YouTube banner, then size it’s only the first step. You’ll want to follow some good practices when creating a banner.
- Use Less text
- Use a Call-to-Action
When creating your YouTube channel art, you need to take in consideration some factors that may influence how people see your channel.
One of those factors is simply having a well-created YouTube banner, that fits all devices, where your viewers are watching from.