YouTube seems to have a new feature or layout every couple months and, as of June 5, 2013, every YouTube channel was converted over to a new standardized layout called the YouTube One Channel. Say “goodbye” to the days of freely uploading whatever image you find on Google and happily using it as your channel’s background and say “hello” to finding or making 2560 x 1440-pixel images to use as “channel art.”
Channel art, unlike the previous design’s background feature, will show across all devices, including desktops, TVs, tablets and phones – which is great – but it can be hard to find or create art that fits within the One Channel design specifications, especially if you don’t have any design experience.
Although it’s now less convenient to personalize your YouTube channel, it’s more critical than ever to personalize your channel if you want to stand out. YouTube channel art is one of the only pieces of real-estate that can immediately convey what your channel is all about. YouTube does provide a gallery of pre-made channel art designs, but their selection is limited. Here are 20 exclusive designs to help you take your channel to the next level.
You won’t find these channel art designs anywhere else. They’re free to use, modify and build upon courtesy of BackgroundTube.com. Check out the previews below, and click to open up the full-res downloadable versions. Then, just right-click and save to your desktop. Enjoy!
Clean and Simple Channel Art
Big City Channel Art
Nature and Landscape Channel Art
The Grand Canyon
Wooden Channel Art