Deck out your Twitch channel with a brilliant profile banner made with Canva.
Want to take your game streaming to the next level? An eye-catching and well-designed Twitch banner might be just what you need. Designing can be expensive and time-consuming but with Canva, you can create an eye-catching banner for your channel within minutes and for free. Start by choosing from a huge variety of layouts, images, photos and design elements to create just what you need. All Canva layouts are fully customizable so you control everything from featured images and illustrations to colors, fonts and textures. You can even collaborate with friends and get their help with designing your banner.
Open up Canva and search for “Twitch Banners” to get started.
Scroll through hundreds of Twitch banner templates for inspiration. Narrow down your search by adding keywords that best fit your style then click on the template to start designing.
Canva’s drag-and-drop tool lets you choose elements from the library and add them to your design easily. Browse through the library and use the animate feature to make the graphics fade, tumble or pan on your design.
Visualize your style even more by customizing font styles and color schemes, experimenting with shapes, lines and icons. You may also add your Facebook, Instagram, Youtube and other social media accounts.
Save your Twitch banner as a PNG, JPEG or GIF. Then upload it onto your Twitch channel. You can also share your design with friends or channel members using the collaborate tool.
Want to customize your banner and really make it your own? Once you’ve decided on a template you can upload your own imagery, tweak dimensions and change as many or as little details as you like. Add your Twitch username and even maximise your following and reach on other social networks by adding social buttons and accompanying usernames for your YouTube, Instagram and Twitter accounts. Feel inspired? Get designing!
Great design is all in the details, and luckily we’ve got your back. Our designers have done the hard yards and have lended their skill to create hundreds of text elements that seamlessly pair fonts for maximum visual impact. You can simply drag and drop these elements onto your designs to create something amazing. Feeling adventurous? Click on the ‘text’ tool to add titles, subtitles or whatever you need. You can even check out Canva’s design school blog or our font combinations page for guidance and inspiration. It really is that simple.
Once you’ve gained a crowd of fans, why not share your genius and give back to the community? Canva allows you to easily share your creations on Facebook, Twitter or anywhere else. Are you on Reddit? You can simply post a link of your design for anyone who might be looking for help or inspiration. Just open up your design, click the Share button to generate a link to an editable version of your design, and give anyone the ability to tweak your banner and make one of their own.
The most common Twitch banner size is 1920 x 480 px. Depending on the width of your browser window, though, your banner size may change a bit, so you’ll want to make sure your images are large enough and concentrated to the left-hand side of your banner to minimize stretching.
A good Twitch banner has consistent color palettes, fonts and graphics; uses white space and the rule of thirds; stands out with a unique logo or mascot and avoids clutter. It reflects your personality and brand, and lets visitors know what to expect from your channel.
File formats that support Twitch banners include JPEG, PNG and GIF. Use the first two for banners with static images and GIFs for banners with animation. Files must be no more than 10MB in size. Remember that viewers will mostly be seeing your Twitch banner on a mobile device.