Twitch dominates the live streaming space, so if you’re looking to build a live channel, it's the place to be. Part of your channel build includes the Twitch Banner, which can be tricky to size and design.

Twitch recommends a ‘1200 x 480’ banner size, but when you upload, the banner looks awful. You’re probably thinking, “how do I size this thing to look good?!”

In this quick tutorial, I’ll show you how to size and design your banner with Kapwing’s free suite of tools. Here’s the process:

  1. Set the resolution
  2. Design your banner
  3. Publish and download

1. Set the resolution

First, open the Kapwing Studio and click the ‘Start with a blank canvas’ button. Next, click on ‘Custom Size’ under Output and set the width to '1920' and the height to '480'.

Twitch recommends a ‘1200 x 480’ banner size, but I’ve found ‘1920 x 480’ to be less blurry and to fit wider screens.

2. Design your banner

Now, change the background, add images and add text. For this tutorial, I changed the background color and added Kapwing’s signature logo.

Keep in mind that Twitch’s new “channel trailer” feature will block the center of your design. To combat this, just align your design to the left or right.

3. Publish and download

Once you’re done, click ‘Publish’ in the top right corner and let the image process. Then, click ‘Download’ to save the image and upload to Twitch!

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