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How to Make a Banner With an Online Banner Maker

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What You'll Be Creating

Need to create a banner design but don’t have the required tools or skills? Well, what if I told you that you can use an online banner maker that comes with a large selection of banner templates that you can choose and customize?

If that sounds interesting, follow me in this tutorial as you will learn how to make a banner using a banner maker.

We're going to rely on Placeit’s Digital Banner Maker, so no matter whether you're a designer or not, at the end you should be able to put together a great-looking design.

You can view this video and many more on our Envato Tuts+ YouTube Channel.

How to Make a Banner Using Placeit's Banner Maker

First, make sure you navigate to the Placeit website and create an account since you’re going to need it later on in order to download the final design.

Step 1

Once you’re ready, you can access the tool using the site’s top menu, by heading over to Designs and then clicking on Banner Maker.

locating the banner maker

Step 2

Here, you’ll find a truly impressive library of banner templates to choose from.

If you need help figuring out which template will be a better fit, you can use the three text input boxes found at the top of the page, which will give you a quick preview of how they would actually look once you add your own text.

banner templates preview

Step 3

Once you’ve made up your mind, you can further customize the design by clicking on it, which will open it up in a new window tab.

Here, you’ll be greeted by the actual banner front and center, which will be surrounded by a couple of options which may vary depending on the template itself.

Usually on the left side you’ll have all your text-related options, while on the right one you’ll find your shape and background-related ones.

example of banner customization interface

Step 4

To change the default text, all you have to do is click on its corresponding input box, and then overwrite the preview text with your own.

You can further adjust the text by changing its font and even its color using the underlying dropdown lists.

changing the text font

Step 5

When it comes to colors, you can either choose from one of the predefined values, or you can click on More and use a custom one of your own.

changing the text color

Step 6

If needed, you can actually hide a text line by unchecking the little checkbox found in front of it.

example of hiding a text line

Step 7

Moving on down, you’ll see that we have the option of uploading our own logo, but for this example I’m going to leave that out.

If we move on to the right side of the page, we’ll see an option called Banner, which will allow us to change the color of the shape found underneath our text.

example of changing the color of the banner

Step 8

We then have Button, which lets us change the color and style of the call to action button.

adjusting the call to action button

Step 9

Lastly we have another option called Background, which as the name suggests allows us to change the color and style of the background.

To be honest, I really like the default floral pattern, so for this example I’m going to leave it as it is.

adjusting the background

Step 10

Since the template supports interactive editing, we can easily adjust the position of some of our banner’s composing elements by first clicking on them in order to bring up their bounding box, and then simply clicking and dragging in order to reposition them as needed.

example of re positioning a shape

Step 11

You can also resize them by hovering over the bounding box’s corners, and then clicking and dragging either outwards or inwards depending on what you’re trying to achieve.

example of resizing a shape

Step 12

If for some reason you’re not happy with the result, you can easily undo all the changes by using the Reset Layout button.

example of using the reset layout button

Step 13

Once you’ve finished customizing the template using the Digital Banner Maker, you can download the resulting design by simply clicking on the Download button, which will charge you a small fee every time you use it.

example of downloading the final design

Conclusion

No matter whether you're a designer or not, you can quickly create a banner using Placeit's Banner Maker, which as we just saw is actually really fun and easy to use.

As always, I hope you had fun watching this video and most importantly managed to learn something new and useful during the process!

Build Your Designer Skills!

Just finished going through this quick tutorial, and feel like learning more? Well, if that's the case, you're in luck, since I took the time to put together this little list that should keep you going for the following days!

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