Here are 5 things to remember when creating Youtube
Channel Art. By following these simple tips, and the advice in the infographic below from filmora.io, you’ll be able to make a banner that attracts subscribers and tells people that you’re serious about YouTube.
1. Design with the ‘Safe Zone’ in Mind
When you’re designing your channel art, remember that parts of it are going to be cut off depending on the screen it’s viewed on. You need to make sure that the smallest ‘safe zone’ – the portion of your channel art that will be visible on smartphone screens – looks like a complete banner all on its own. Also, try not to let the largest view of your banner – the one people will see on smart TVs – look barren because you’ve focused on the smaller views.
2. Make Sure Your Text is Big Enough to Read Easily
Instead of simply making sure your text looks good in your editing program, think about how it will look shrunk down for viewers watching on their phones. Something that looks reasonably sized when you’re making your channel art will usually end up being too small. To be safe, make all of your text a bit bigger than it looks like it needs to be so it’s easy for viewers to absorb the information at a glance.
3. Build a Connection by Including Your Face
People like to see your face in your banner. It’s the difference between visiting a YouTube channel and visiting someone’s YouTube channel. If you don’t appear in your videos then this won’t be important, but if you’re trying to build a personal connection then this is one way to help that connection along. It’ll also help you get more subscribers; people are naturally attracted to eye contact.
4. Let People Know What Kinds of Videos You Make
Viewers who decide to check out your channel after watching a video of yours usually have one major question in their minds – ‘do they have more videos like that one?’. Your banner should immediately let them know that, yes; you have lots more where that came from!