How To Make A YouTube Channel Logo For Free? [in 2022]

Written by: Emily Anderson
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One of the important branding elements of a YouTube channel is the logo of your YouTube channel so you better make it a great one for your YouTube channel.

In this YouTube tutorial, we are going to show you how to make a great YouTube Channel Logo for free without any advanced graphic designer skills.

How To Make A YouTube Channel Logo For Free?

If you want to make a YouTube channel logo for free, here is what you need to do.

  1. Open and create a free account if you don’t have one.
  2. Click on this link to access the YouTube channel logo libraryYouTUbe channel logo maker - Canva templates
  3. Find one design that you like and click on it. This will open the Canva editor
  4. Edit the template so it resembles your branding
  5. Download the image in multiple resolutions and file format.

Then you just have to upload it to your YouTube channel and that is it.

Easier solution – Outsource YouTube channel logo design

If spending a couple of dollars is not an issue for you and you don’t have the design taste you think you need, you can also outsource the YouTube channel logo design to a professional designer.

You can use any of the popular freelancing platforms to find plenty of professional designers that will make the perfect YouTube channel logo design for you.

Here are some of our favorite platforms:

YouTube Channel Logo Makers (Free+Paid)

If you don’t like Canva, here are some other YouTube channel Logo Maker software, you might find useful:

YouTube Channel Logo Templates

The great thing about these YouTube channel Logo makers is that most of these have free YouTube channel logo template libraries that you can use.

These templates can not only give you inspiration, but they will have the right YouTube channel logo size and dimensions and you also don’t have to start from scratch.

You might just have to change the text and the colors of the copied template and you will have your own custom YouTube channel logo.

YouTube Channel Logo Ideas

Here are some great tips if you want to come up with good YouTube Channel Logo ideas.

Use Google Image search

Google YouTube Channel Logo Ideas and you will find thousands of channel logos that will either give you inspiration or you can recreate them and modify them slightly.

Browse the YouTube channel logo template library on Canva

As we have already shown, another great way to get inspired is to use the YouTube channel logo template library on Canva or on any other YouTube channel logo maker platform.

Check your favorite YouTube channels

Another great way to get inspiration for your YouTube channel logo is to check the YouTube channel you love and see what approach they took with their YouTube channel logo.

You can get some great ideas from them and then even try to design your own with Canva from scratch.

Don’t overthink it

Although a branded YouTube channel logo is cool and makes your YouTube channel more attractive, it will have a close to zero effect on your channel’s potential to get more YouTube video views and get 1000 YouTube subscribers. So don’t overthink it.

If you change your mind later, you can change the YouTube channel profile picture any time you want.

How to Change your YouTube channel Logo?

Once you have made the YouTube channel with Canva or you outsourced to a freelancer designer and received the image file, all you have to do is to change the YouTube channel logo to this new one.

Here is how to change the YouTube channel logo:

  1. Sign in to YouTube Studio
  2. Click on ‘Customization’ in the left sidebar menu
  3. Select the ‘Branding’ tab.
  4. Under the ‘Picture’ section click on either ‘Change’ or ‘Upload’
  5. Upload the YouTube channel logo image from your computer
  6. Crop the YouTube channel logo if it is necessary.
  7. Click on ‘Done’

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