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5 Free and Easy to Use YouTube Channel Art Makers

So, you just started your new YouTube channel and you are looking to create an awesome channel art? In this post, I will list 5 popular online graphic editing tools where you can create your YouTube banners easily and for free.

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In another post, I talked about a number of websites where you can find free YouTube banner templates that you can use on your channel. If you are just starting a YouTube channel or if you are not planning to do it professionally for the long term, using a pre-designed template as your banner or channel art would be enough in most cases. However, if you have plans to grow you channel and establish yourself as a serious YouTube video producer, then your channel should have its own unique channel art.

When it comes to online YouTube channel art designer applications, you should know that some of them are paid, some of them offer a free trial for a certain period of time and some of them offer lesser amount of features for free and require payment only if you are going to use their advanced features. You can check each application and see what templates and design features they offer and even try them before deciding which one to go with.

Now, let's see 5 of the popular online graphics design tools that let you create YouTube channel arts.

YouTube Channel Art Design Tools

I will start the list with Canva, which is probably the most popular graphics design tool on the web.

1. Canva

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Canva has a very simple to use interface that anyone without graphic design experience can easily use. It offers more than 100 professionally designed layouts that you can use to create your YouTube channel art. You can create your banner in as little as a couple of minutes.

You can use your own photos or select from a huge database of stock images to use in your designs. Canva offers their basic features for free but if you need more design elements, which are called premium elements, you will be required to make a small payment. They also offer a subscription based membership for more advanced features in their Canva for Work program.

You can visit the following link to learn more about Canva and start creating your channel arts:

YouTube Banner Maker by Canva

2. FotoJet

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FotoJet is another online graphic editing platform which offers a free YouTube channel art maker. In FotoJet's banner maker, you can find dozens of free templates to choose from or add your own photos from your computer or Facebook.

FotoJet's user interface is pretty easy to use. You simply select the photo and then add some text, clipart or background texture to enrich your design. Once your design is ready, you can easily save, share or print it.

You can visit the following link to learn more about FotoJet and start creating your YouTube banners:

YouTube Banner Maker by FotoJet

3. Fotor

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Fotor is a free online photo editing and graphics design program that you can create your YouTube channel arts with. Fotor offers a number of free templates that you can start with but it also has a paid subscription membership for more design options.

Fotor offers a wide range of stickers and a variety of image effects that you can use on your designs such as HDR, color splash or blur.

You can visit the following link to learn more about Fotor and start making your YouTube graphic designs:

YouTube Banner Maker by Fotor

4. YouZign

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YouZign offers a large number of online graphic design and editing tools bundled into one platform to help you create a wide variety of banners and graphics. As someone who used the platform actively some time ago (it's built by a friend of mine), I can recommend it for anyone who wants to not only create YouTube banners but also any other social media related graphics and business marketing materials.

You can try YouZign for free for 30 days and create as many banners as you want. If you wish to stay, considering the huge amount of features and templates it provides, its low one time fee is a sweet deal hard to miss for anyone who needs a versatile online graphics design and editing tool.

You can visit the following link to learn more about YouZign and start designing your YouTube channel art:

YouTube Channel Art Designer by YouZign

5. iKomee

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iKomee is a relatively new online banner maker that offers a free YouTube channel art builder to its users. It has many templates and images as well as background textures and patterns to enhance your designs.

You can visit the following link to learn more about iKomee and start creating your channel art:

YouTube Channel Art Builder by iKomee

We talked about some of the popular online graphic editing tools that also offer YouTube channel art makers for free or as free trials. If you know any other application that you want included in this list, please let me know.

I hope that you found this post helpful and I will appreciate if you considering sharing it with others.

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