SOCIAL MEDIA IMAGE AND VIDEO SIZES

How to design youtube cover art in 2018?

I’ve received a lot of requests lately on publishing a short guide on “how to create” youtube design for you or your business.

So here it goes!

A short cheat sheet on youtube design that you can use whenever you need to get creative.

Use a youtube design cheat sheet, so you can focus on the creative part! 

Tip: Bookmark this article on youtube design, so you can access it with just one click!

Channel Profile - 400x400

Image Guidelines

  • Recommended 800x800px
  • Displays as 95x95px
  • Images types: JPG, GIF, BMP

Channel Cover Photo - 2560x1440

Image Guidelines

  • There are a lot of different platforms and devices that users can stream Youtube on so it’s important that your brand has a photo optimized for each one.

Display Sizes

  • Tablet display: 1,855×423
  • Mobile display: 1,546×423
  • TV display: 2,560x 1,440px (1,546x423px are always visible); Flexible Area ()may be visible): 507px to the left and 507px to the right of the safe area.
youtube cover art template 2018

Download .psd template with an example.

Video Uploads - 1280x720px

Video Guidelines

  • Videos must maintain a 16:9 aspect ratio.
  • In order to qualify as full HD, your dimensions must be at least 1280x720px
youtube cover art example
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This Post Has 4 Comments

  1. I love these guidelines and it has really helped me as a new graphic designer. Any recommended resolution for this youtube cover art, I would like to do some for my Channel.

    1. Thanks John, glad it helps. As a general guideline, I use 72 for digital projects and 300 for print.

  2. Woah. Looks like the highest image size for social media. I’ll safe this for later use when I’ll setup my account.

    1. Thanks, Emily. I use it as a guide when branding a new social account on youtube as well.

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