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Make a YouTube Channel Background

Make your YouTube page stand out!

Make a YouTube Channel Background

In this project, you will learn the basics to creating a nice and neat YouTube background. This will help to display information to your viewers.


Step #1:

Make a YouTube Channel Background
  • Here is an example of a nice-looking YouTube channel that has a great background. You may want to notice a few things...
  • First off, the name of the channel in included in the background. This shows the user that this background is custom made.
  • Second, there is an iPhone to the other side. This shows the main topic of the channel, iPhones.
  • Lastly, everything is fitted close to the middle because some computer screens won't be able to display what is on the ends.

Step #2:

Make a YouTube Channel Background
  • Now there are two ways to do this.
  • You can use an existing background and modify it into a custom one.
  • Or you can start from scratch to make a totally custom background.
  • To the right is an example of one that was created totally custom. Most totally custom ones take more time and more experience with a computer.

Step #3:

Make a YouTube Channel Background

Step #4:

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  • Now you will use a program such as Paint or Google Drawings to add text or pictures.
  • I found a blank background online and added text to the sides to make it my own
  • If you are starting from scratch, I recommend using to edit your background. You can use the gradient tool to add effects.
  • You can also find a template online that you can add on top of your background to help you place things.

Step #5:

Make a YouTube Channel Background
  • Lastly, to add to the background, you will want to change the color scheme of the channel.
  • I hope this tutorial helped you!
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Make:Projects user vincent has contributed a few sample backgrounds he has designed. They are in a PDF file at the top of this guide.

Thank you for reading. I hope you understand this guide and use it to help your own YouTube channel!

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