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Custom YouTube Banner On My User Page

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Published on Sep 16, 2007

Trying to add a nice personalized banner to my YouTube user page like those of other users that I subscribe to.

Update 1/5/2008: Many have commented that you need to be a YouTube partner to get the cool banners and other customizations. I can't verify that as I am not a YT partner but it is very plausible. Also, Help documentation on how to be a YT partner now exists (surf the Help pages) although nothing much about the customizations just yet.

Update 11/28/2007: Thanks to boyfriendable who figured out one way to add a banner...

http://www.youtube.com/user/boyfriend...

INSTRUCTIONS:
How to add the puny "regular user" banner... The puny banner is actually a background image so if you are already using one that you want to keep then forget it. You have to create it using the right size/dimensions. It's best if you copy one that has the right proportions and text location and then just edit accordingly.

1.) "Borrow" someone's banner. Simply right-click on the banner and "Save Background As".

2.) Edit the banner using mspaint or some other graphics editing software application. Place graphics/text where it already exists or it may look weird - this is important!

3.) Upload the picture to an image server that allows you to post using a URL i.e. Photobucket. As of around 9/16/2008 it appears that YouTube now allows you to upload the image directly to the YouTube servers instead of having to host the image elsewhere in which case proceed.

4.) Go to your YT Account/ Channel Design menu and specify the image URL or, as per previous step the image itself, in...

Background Image (URL)

Set "Repeat Background Image" to "No".

That should be it. Oh, maybe set the background color to match.

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