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.

Project Steps

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.

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.

For a half-custom background (one where you use a pre-made background), you can get backgrounds from the following sites…

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.

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!