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Free YouTube banner maker

If you want to make a YouTube banner for your channel, try out the Marq brand templating platform. With a powerfully intuitive editor, it’s never been easier to impress your audience… and yourself.


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From the moment you sign in to Marq, the difference is clear. Our Youtube banner maker gives you more creative freedom than any other design tool—without the steep learning curve. Whether you’re a team of one or a team of five, our brand templating platform makes it easy to create content and build your brand in the new design democracy.


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Store and download custom brand assets (like logos, colors and fonts) into our asset hub for fast access.


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With a web-based platform, no downloads or software installations are required, and you can access your Marq account from any browser or platform.


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Smart Fields auto-populate information in your templates, so you don't have to chase down information.


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Access thousands of free stock photos or icons in the Marq editor or easily import your own from Dropbox or Facebook. Use our Indesign Import feature to import existing InDesign files and convert them to Marq templates.

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Using our YouTube banner maker

The Marq YouTube banner creator makes crafting an impressive banner for your YouTube channel easier than ever. Whether you have a company channel or a personal one, we give you the tools to create something unique and creative.

Pick a template

It all starts with you picking a template that fits (or nearly fits) what you’re going for. If you already have a design in mind, selecting a template becomes that much easier. If you need inspiration first, simply browse our template collection and see what you think works best.


Select an image

Your YouTube banner needs to make a strong first impression on anyone who visits your channel, so select some eye-catching images. You can use your own images, or you can use handy search integrations in Marq to find them. Once you’ve collected all the images you want to use, add shapes and icons that match your channel’s personality.


Add copy

Don’t forget to include additional text, and choose a font that goes well with your channel. Your YouTube banner needs to communicate a lot of information in only a few seconds, so make sure it’s easily viewable. That includes keeping the most important parts of the banner toward the center, since many people will be looking at it from their laptops or mobile devices.


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Frequently asked questions

What is a YouTube banner and why do I need one?

A YouTube banner is a visual element that appears at the top of your YouTube channel's homepage. It's a great way to showcase your channel's branding, highlight key content, and make a strong first impression on viewers.

Can I customize the templates in the YouTube Banner Maker?

Absolutely! Marq's YouTube Banner Maker provides a range of customizable templates. You can add your own images, logos, text, and adjust colors to align the banner with your channel's theme and style.

Do I need design experience to use the YouTube Banner Maker effectively?

Not at all! Marq's YouTube Banner Maker is designed to be user-friendly, even for those without design experience. The intuitive interface and pre-designed templates make it easy to create professional-looking banners without any hassle.

How do I apply the banner to my YouTube channel?

Once you've designed your banner using Marq's tool, you can download it as an image file. Then, log in to your YouTube channel, navigate to the "Customize Channel" section, and upload the banner image. YouTube will guide you through the process of adjusting its position and dimensions to fit your channel perfectly.