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How to Make a Logo for Your YouTube Channel Online

The design of your YouTube channel is crucial to attracting your first subscribers and generating more views. A logo – a major element of your design and corporate identity – is displayed in the lower right corner of every video. Like a TV channel, your videos need a special image so that they are easily identifiable. With Logaster, you can design free channel art in a matter of minutes. No design skills needed!

We have already created 9,596,139 logos!

What is a YouTube channel logo?

If you have experience promoting your YouTube videos, you probably know that you can incorporate a brand logo in any video. A logo is often confused with a user icon, but they are two different things. A user icon is an avatar, photo or image displayed on the main page and next to users’ comments. A brand logo (watermark) makes your video unique. If other people use your video without referring to you, the audience will see your name or the name of your channel by looking at your icon. It’s not uncommon for a popular channel to place its icon on the banner (in this case, a cover dimension must be 2560x1440px or 2048x1152px) or add it to a video intro. Now that we’ve established what a YouTube channel logo is, let’s see what requirements it must meet:

PNG format icon
YouTube recommends using PNG or GIF files
Template with transparent background icon
Go for a transparent background
Legible picture icon
Make sure your image is legible
Picture size icon
Your image must not exceed 1 Mb
Icon do not use many colors
Avoid using too many colors. (One color is a perfect choice)
Icon do not upload prohibited images
Avoid using inappropriate images. (You risk getting banned)

How do I create a logo?

The best thing about Logaster is that you don’t need to draw a logotype in Photoshop or search for a professional designer. With our logo maker, you can create a cool emblem for your videos in just a few minutes:

1Enter the name of your channel and choose its topic.
2Logaster will generate several ready-to-use templates with different icons and symbols. Feel free to choose the one you like best.
3Edit your logo, if needed. You can change the lock-in, size, color, text, and font.
4Select the format and resolution, then download your design.

How do I upload my logo to YouTube?

YouTube Creative Studio
Now you need to set up your channel art. Open your YouTube channel in your preferred browser, click on your avatar, and select Creator Studio ⇒ Channel ⇒ Branding.
Add channel logo
This will bring you to the page where you can upload your icon. Click on “Add Logo,” upload your design, and click on “Save.”
Logo display settings
In the settings window, you can choose when your audience will see your logo:
  • throughout the whole video;
  • at the end of the video;
  • starting at a certain time (one minute into the video, etc.)
Save your changes by clicking on “Update.” Now your audience will enjoy your beautifully designed videos!