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How to Make a YouTube Gaming Banner (With Cool Designs to Customise)

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Wowing your viewers with a well-designed YouTube gaming banner is easier than you think. 

YouTube Gaming Banner

Follow along as I show you how to make your own YouTube gaming banner in a few simple steps with the banner maker from Placeit

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How to Make a YouTube Gaming Banner on Placeit

1. Select a YouTube Gaming Banner Template 

Select a YouTube Gaming Banner Template
  • Browse the YouTube gaming banner templates available.
  • Select a template you like.
  • Click on it to open up the YouTube Gaming Banner Maker.
Select a YouTube Gaming Banner Template

2. Add Graphics to Your YouTube Gaming Banner Template

  • Starting with the controls on the right, select a background colour or image for your banner. 
  • If you have an image in mind, you can enter a search term in the search bar to find your image.
  • If you want to upload your own background image, this is where you can do so by clicking on Upload Image
Add Graphics to Your YouTube Gaming Banner Template
  • Now select your colour scheme. Start at the top of the controls on the right and work your way down.
  • Select a colour for your Colour Banner.
  • You can add an additional graphic to your here. I'm going to bypass this option and move on to selecting a sticker for my banner.
  • Next, I'll select an arrow to go with my subscribe text and a colour for the arrow.
Add Graphics to Your YouTube Gaming Banner Template

3. Add Text to Your YouTube Gaming Banner Template

  • When you are done, go to the left of the template. 
  • Here you will enter the text for your banner and change the font style and colour.
  • You can also add additional text fields if you need them and/or upload a logo.
Add Text to Your YouTube Gaming Banner Template

4. Experiment With the Layout

  • You can move and resize your text as you like, and if you change your mind, use the Reset Layout button to return to the default layout. 
Experiment with Layout

5. Download Your Video Game YouTube Banner 

  • When you're happy with your design, hit the Download button.
Download your Video Game YouTube Banner
  • This will take you to the download page, where you have two options for purchasing your video game YouTube banner.
Download your Video Game YouTube Banner

You can either pay a small fee for a single banner or sign up for a monthly or yearly subscription that offers you unlimited downloads of all of Placeit's designs, mockups, logos, videos, and gaming templates.

Now that you know how to make a YouTube gaming banner, let's look at some of the best YouTube gaming banner template available at Placeit. 

10 Cool YouTube Gaming Banners

Video Game YouTube Banner With a Futuristic Theme

Video Game YouTube Banner for with a Futuristic Theme

Go back to the future with this awesome space-themed video game YouTube banner. If you like the fonts and layout but don't care for the background, use the YouTube gaming banner maker to select just the right background for your needs.

YouTube Gaming Banner Maker With Gaming Headphones

YouTube Gaming Banner Maker with Gaming Headphones

If you're looking for a clean and simple yet stylish design for your YouTube gaming banner, this terrific banner template may be just what you need. The template offers all sorts of awesome backgrounds, button styles, and graphics that make it easy to create your own unique look.

Gaming YouTube Banner Maker for Gaming Channel

Gaming YouTube Banner Maker for Gaming Channel

To create a YouTube banner for gaming, you don't have to be a designer. All you need is a great tool like the Placeit banner maker, which offers thousands of cool YouTube gaming banners like this one. Modify the background, the text, and the colours to make it your own. 

Video Game YouTube Banner Inspired by Fortnite

Video Game YouTube Banner Inspired by Fortnite

A great background like this one is key to creating cool YouTube gaming banners, but fonts and colours play a critical role as well. With the YouTube gaming banner maker, you can create eye-catching banners in a few short minutes, with minimal effort.

Fortnite-Styled Gaming YouTube Banner

Fortnite-Styled Gaming YouTube Banner

Looking for just the right gritty background for your video game YouTube banner? The Placeit banner maker offers hundreds of backgrounds so that you can find exactly what you need to create an awesome YouTube gaming banner. 

Video Game YouTube Banner for a Shooter

Video Game YouTube Banner for a Shooter

There are very few elements needed to create a YouTube banner for gaming, but each of those elements has to pack a punch. That's exactly what you'll get when you use the Placeit banner maker to create your own unique gaming YouTube banner.

YouTube Gaming Banner Maker

YouTube Gaming Banner Maker

The great thing about the YouTube gaming banner templates is that you can customise them as little or as much as you want to. For instance, some gamers may like this template just as it is and simply change the text to reflect their own identity. Others may change the background, the colour, and the fonts, and add a logo. Others still will fall somewhere between these two extremes. How would you customise this template?

Retro YouTube Gaming Banner Maker

Retro YouTube Gaming Banner Maker

Go retro with this 70s-inspired gaming YouTube banner. The template offers terrific backgrounds, graphics, and button styles, so why not take it for a spin and see what you can create?

YouTube Gaming Banner Maker for Gaming Channels

YouTube Gaming Banner Maker for Gaming Channels

With a background and graphics that capture both the mood and the iconography of gaming, this YouTube gaming banner template is a great choice when you want to create your own template. As with all the templates here, you have full control over every element of the design. 

Arcade Gaming YouTube Banner Design Template

Arcade Gaming YouTube Banner Design Template

Capture the spirit of one of the most popular arcade games of the early 80s, Pac-Man, when you choose this YouTube gaming banner template. Just add your text and change the colours according to your taste, and the template is ready to download. 

Make Your Own YouTube Gaming Banner Today 

As you can see, Placeit is a great place to find cool YouTube Gaming Banners. Head on over today, select your favourite banner and use the handy YouTube gaming banner maker to create a fabulous banner in minutes. 

And if you're interested in other terrific gaming resources available from Placeit, check out this list of articles below:

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