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Free YouTube Profile Picture Maker

Easy to create and customize

Beautifully designed templates

Upload your own images

Easily download or share

Strengthen your YouTube channel brand with an unforgettable profile picture (or PFP). A stunning display pic can help you get recognized by your audience instantly. With Canva’s free YouTube profile picture maker, you have everything you need to create on-brand display photos — no design skills or experience required.

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Build your YouTube brand with a stylish profile picture

Make a YouTube profile picture that matches your channel personality and aesthetic. Get it done in minutes using Canva's profile picture creator for YouTube. Just upload your photo and enhance it with our built-in photo editor, then add your personal touch with graphics, stickers, borders, and frames from our massive media library.

If you're in a rush, no worries! You can kickstart your design with one of our customizable templates. Explore our collection and find a profile picture template for a business, non-profit, educational, or independent YouTube channel. Whatever your needs, find a fitting and beautifully crafted design easily on Canva.

How to make a YouTube profile picture

Make a YouTube profile picture

Open Canva on your browser, desktop app, or mobile device. Type “YouTube Profile Picture” on the search bar to start your project.

Browse our ready-to-use templates you can easily customize. Use our filters to look for a specific style or theme. Or, you can start with a blank template.

Drag and drop your photo from your desktop or mobile device onto Canva’s editor. Enhance image quality, crop to size, and add filters and effects with our built-in photo editor.

Make your YouTube profile picture truly yours. Add graphics, stickers, and other elements to your profile picture layout. Set a color palette and upload your own assets to match your brand.

Download your new profile picture in a high-quality PNG or JPG format. Upload it to your YouTube channel, and show it off to other social media platforms directly from our dashboard.
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Instant enhancements to match your identity

With a photo editor(opens in a new tab or window) built-in to our free YouTube PFP maker, you can refine your profile picture to its best quality without leaving Canva. Make your photo pop with Auto Enhance, or manually adjust color, grading, texture, and more with easy-to-use sliders. Highlight your fantastic smile with Auto Focus and Face Retouch. Add filters and effects(opens in a new tab or window) to give your photo that added flair — keep them subtle for a professional look, or make them colorful and wacky for a fun style. Give your images that classic or retro vibe with Canva’s collection of vintage photo filters(opens in a new tab or window).

If you’re a Canva Pro user, you can make a YouTube profile picture with any background you like — use our Background Remover(opens in a new tab or window) tool, then get creative! Maybe add a solid color that matches your company brand, or, if you’re using our YouTube profile picture maker for your gaming channel, an art piece in the style of your favorite game.

Endless options for every type of creator

Making a custom YouTube profile picture for a specific kind of channel? Design one with ease using our free YouTube profile picture maker. Start from scratch or choose from our wide range of stunning templates you can easily customize. Select a clean and professional design for your business, a colorful template for kids learning channels, or a quirky and fun design if you're an independent content creator.

Let your creativity run free with our YouTube profile picture creator. Our extensive library has a wide selection of illustrations, stickers, borders, and frames you can add to your design. Running an art channel? Find graphics in hand-drawn form. Love to talk about books in your videos? Design with cute quills and ink. You can also upload your own assets to match your brand's theme or style.

Easy editing tools for design beginners

Creating an awesome YouTube profile picture shouldn't be hard. With our free YouTube channel picture maker, you can quickly design your display photo using our easy-to-use editor. Navigate our simple menu bar and quickly find the color palettes, fonts, illustrations, or uploads you're looking for. Our drag-and-drop tool lets you add, change, resize, and remove elements from your profile picture design in just a few clicks.

Our profile picture maker for YouTube makes creating a display photo even easier with Canva's/Magic shortcuts. Simply type "/" anywhere in your design and quickly find the element you want to add to your layout — lines, shapes, graphics, and so much more. Don't let your creativity get held back by a complicated editor again!


Your YouTube profile picture should have an 800x800 px dimension to achieve optimum quality while meeting the platform's size guidelines. With our YouTube profile picture generator, you don't have to set this size manually; your profile picture is automatically configured when you start your design.

Your YouTube profile picture should be on-brand and visually appealing to attract your audience and let them recognize you in a snap. Use our free PFP maker for YouTube to design one in minutes.

You should have a good-quality photo showing your face, logo, or other branding assets. This allows you to present your visual brand to your audience. Your layout should be well-designed, too—design with elements and color palettes that match your videos' aesthetic. Create a good balance — keep your elements not too many, too few, too large, or too small. Make sure your photo is still the highlight of your design. With a clear photo and a cohesive, stunning design, your YouTube profile picture is sure to turn heads.

After accessing our YouTube profile picture creator, take advantage of our built-in avatar apps to make a cartoon version of yourself for your profile picture. Explore Pixton, Character Builder, or Bitmoji. Build your avatar from scratch or start with a template and personalize it to make it look more like you. Continue editing your profile picture until you're satisfied and ready to share.

On your YouTube homepage, click on your profile picture on the upper right-hand side of the screen and open YouTube Studio. Then scroll down to “Customization” on the left-hand side menu and choose “Branding.” Under “Picture,” you can upload your new YouTube profile picture and share it with the world.
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