How to Make a Youtube Banner in Gimp

About Youtube Banner?

This post describes the basics of what a youtube banner is and how to use it to increase traffic and revenue for your business.

What is a YouTube Banner? A banner is a graphical display of a video or image that appears on the right-hand side of your video player. Banners are typically used to promote your videos, brand, products, services, or any other content you wish to showcase. They are usually displayed above or below the video player in the top right corner of your video. This is a great way to get more views, likes, and shares on your video.

How to Make a Banner on Gimp for Youtube

This post shows you how to make a banner for your Youtube channel using GIMP. We use an image from a stock photo site and use the vision to create a background, then we use a transparent layer to make the text visible, and finally, we add the Youtube logo.

Method to Use Gimp for Youtube Banner

1. The first thing you’ll need to do is open up GIMP. You can download GIMP for free from the official website. You can also use Photoshop Elements, but we’d recommend using GIMP.

2. Once you’ve opened up GIMP, you’ll want to go to File> New. This will take you to the main menu. Click on ‘File’ at the top of the menu.

3. Then’ you’ll see a window appear. On the left-hand side, click on ‘Open.’ This will take you to your computer.

4. After that, you’ll see a screen like this:

5. You’ll notice that the image is black and white. You’ll need to change the image’s color to something more appealing. Click on the color box that is in the top right-hand corner.

6. When you click the color box, you’ll get a screen that looks like this:

7. You’ll note that the color is set to CMYK at the moment. When you select a color from the drop-down menu, you’ll see a variety of options. You’ll want to choose ‘RGB,’ which is the industry standard for image color.

8. After you’ve chosen RGB, you’ll get a screen that looks like this:

9. You’ll find that by clicking on the color box in the upper right-hand corner, you may modify the image’s color.

10. When you’ve already adjusted the color of the image, click the ‘OK’ button. Your image will be saved as a result of this.

11. Afterward, you must save your image as a new file. To do so, go to the upper right-hand corner and click the ‘File’ icon.

12. You’ll see a window appear. Click on ‘Save.’ This will take you to a new screen.

13. On the left-hand side of the screen, click on ‘New.’

14. You’ll then be taken to a screen like this:

15. You’ll notice that the file type is set to ‘Image.’ You’ll want to change this to ‘Graphic.’

16. You’ll also want to change the dimensions of the image. This will make it easier for you to add text to the image. Click on the number boxes in the top right-hand corner.

17. You’ll then see a screen like this:

18. You’ll notice that the width and height are set to 640 by

19. You’ll want to change these to something more appealing.

20. To change the size of the image, click on the ‘+’ symbol.

21. A new window will appear. Click on ‘Width’.

22. You’ll then see a screen like this:

23 Alone with you need to change the width to

24. Click on ‘Height.’

25. You’ll then see a screen like this:

26. You’ll want to change the height to

27. Click on ‘OK’ to save your changes.

28. You’ll then see a screen like this:

29. Next notice that you can now add text to the image.

30. To add text, click on the ‘Text’ icon in the top right-hand corner.

 31. Following after then be taken to a screen like this:

 32. You’ll want to type in the text you want to add. Make sure you use the correct font. The default is Times New Roman.

33. After that select where to place the text. Click on the Pluss symbol ‘+ ‘.


In conclusion, YouTube is the largest video-sharing website in the world. The site is free to use and lets anyone upload their videos to be shared with the world. This has created a fantastic opportunity for anyone who wants to do business out of this website. But, to do so, you need to know how to create a great YouTube banner. That’s what we’ll teach you in this article.

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