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Youtube Channel Art (One Channel) Templates 1.1 by PkGam Youtube Channel Art (One Channel) Templates 1.1 by PkGam
You'll have to download the package to get the templates because the above image is NOT large enough to fit your One Channel. If I made the preview image full size, it might cause browser display problems.

May 28, 2014 update: I updated this pack to include a JPEG, to make them easier to work with and to make them a lot prettier to look at.

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Included in this package are:

A JPEG Template
A PNG Template
A GIMP project file template
A Photoshop project file template

A readme
and
The preview image I made for deviantArt so I don't lose it, ha ha!

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Explanation:

I included a bunch of image and project file formats to try and cover as many common bases as possible. Pick the one you would like to work with and feel free to chuck the rest to save disc space.

The Youtube "One Channel" design displays differently depending on the device you look at them on and/or the resolution of said device(s).

The whole image is shown when viewing it on a TV. You have to make channel art to at least the resolution of 2560x1440. Any widescreen (16:9) image will work, but it's just easier to estimate where things will land if you use a size that conforms like this.

The gray gradient boxes across the center indicate the general range of what will display on other devices. The "safe area" is the spot where people will always see no matter what they use. So put logos, text, etc... whatever is important in this area. Remember to take into account the range your icon and social/website links that might overlay the area depending on the width/device so stuff doesn't get covered you don't want covered.

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Tips on creating channel art:

-Keep in mind that the template is just a loose guide since they scale the image anyway and the lines will never be exact as a result of their scaling. So put important things like 2-4 pixels away from the edges of the "safe area" in the center not covered up by links or your icon.

-Horizontal composition of your art across that center line is typically best because it'll look good at all widths.

-Having issues composing something? Try to make it abstract! Because an abstract style doesn't typically have any focal point, they can be looked at from any spot and still be appealing.

-If you want to put your name in the channel art somewhere but not have enough room, a thing you could consider is putting your name in your channel icon instead because it always overlays the channel art anyway.

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Enjoy creating your channel art!
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Manga-Volt Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2015  Student General Artist
Thanks for this =D. Been looking for a template that shows the icon position and the social links.
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:iconpkgam:
PkGam Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
You're welcome!
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PokemonYTD Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2013
Could you do channel art for me?

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TheillestGraphics Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2013
I will.
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:iconpkgam:
PkGam Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Nope.
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desertwind75 Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you!
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PkGam Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
You're welcome!
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hic66 Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2013
i've done my channel art but when i load it live, it looks super faded n almost washed out! what am i doing wrong? i saved it as a JPG maximum, 200% of size 2560x1440.
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PkGam Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Faded and washed out? I don't really know what you mean because that has to do with colors so you might actually mean something else since enlarging a image shouldn't tweak the colors. Link me to your channel and I'll check it out.
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kumobob Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2013
pictures from my camera are too small for youtube channel art. What can I do?
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:iconpkgam:
PkGam Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
You "might" be able to change the resolution your camera takes pictures at in the camera's settings to one above the recommended size. Otherwise you'll have to use a image editing program to enlarge your photo to the recommended size or larger.
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legoxela9 Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2013
It won't work for me it says its too small D:
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:iconpkgam:
PkGam Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Read the description. :P
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legoxela9 Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2013
Herp derp Stupid me :iconderpscoutplz:
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ProfLaytonFan Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2013
I dont care if they change the stuff, as long as I can still watch videos, plus, I like the banner
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PkGam Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh whoops, I forgot to provide an example of what I mean when I said "you never know". See, Youtube Is planning to roll out charging people for "premium content". See here: [link] Apparently it'll only be for a few channels to start with, but if it's successful, they might give that ability to everyone. While I wouldn't charge for anything I make, the worst case scenario would be them forcing everyone to pay to subscribe and see content from people monthly and being the money grubbers they are I wouldn't out it past them.
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PkGam Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
That is Youtube's main purpose so I doubt they'll get rid of that anytime soon. But you never know with them sometimes, lol!

I too like that everyone will be getting a banner because I'm all for equality and partners only had one which is one of the few things I can praise the new channels for. But since pretty much everyone is a partner now, I guess it makes sense to give it to everyone since they are updating the channels anyway.
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Vahkiti Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2013
Solid colours, no arbitrary shading on the non existent outlines requiring extensive manual cropping, just numbers. THANK YOU. You make a GOOD template. I wish the same could be said for YouTube themselves. >.>
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PkGam Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
You're welcome! Glad you like it!

Yeah, they need to get rid of their current design team and replace them with competent ones.
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Vahkiti Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2013
OH, and the PNG version doesn't even have the numbers. Even better!
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ratgirl4eva Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2013  Student General Artist
Agh, Youtube is getting less and less customizable by the month.. Thanks for the template!
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:iconpkgam:
PkGam Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Yeah. They seem to be going for some minimalistic thing.

You're welcome!
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