Twitch dominates live streaming, 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's quality may suffer. In this tutorial, I’ll show you how to size and design your banner with Kapwing’s suite of editing 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'.

A screenshot from the Kapwing Studio, showing how to resize content.

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 logo.

A screenshot showing how to create a background design in Kapwing.

Keep in mind that Twitch’s new “channel trailer” feature will block the center of your design. To avoid 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!

A screen recording showing how to download content from Kapwing.

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