In a recent post, I gave step-by-step instructions on how to create a customized Twitter background using PowerPoint and included links to my how to videos I made using Camtasia. If you have a YouTube channel, you can use the same methods explained in these videos to create a customized background (the skin) for it.
In the Part I video, you’ll see in Step 1 that it’s necessary to resize a PowerPoint landscape slide. For my YouTube channel, I changed the slide to Portrait and resized it to 15 inches width and 24 inches height.
To learn how to design the PowerPoint slide, watch the Twitter background videos because the same techniques apply.
Add Your Graphic to Your YouTube Channel Background
Once you’re satisfied with your PowerPoint design, sign in to your YouTube Channel account. Use the instructions in the video link below to change your background.
I’ve posted a series of step-by-step videos on all this on my YouTube channel, digitalbreakthroughs. This link will take you to a playlist that has five videos. The last video shows you how to upload your new design.
Update – Don’t Have a YouTube Channel?
I wanted to take my YouTube channel to another level, so I started learning more about it. Setting up a YouTube channel is easy, but I soon discovered that there were a lot of features I wasn’t taking advantage of.
As I was learning more about having a YouTube channel, I took a lot of notes. Every time I wanted to do something, I’d have to dig through those same notes. I started organizing them into a logical work flow, and ended up with step-by-step instructions that were good enough to put into a booklet. A review team went through every page, and every step to verify its accuracy.
You can reduce your learning curve and avoid having to go back to improve your channel by learning how to do it right in the first place. A Complete Guide: Create, Build, and Manage a YouTube Channel, is a 24-page guide updated to the latest version of YouTube, published May 2011.
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I hope you’ll check out the full table of contents, buy yourself a copy, and recommend it to others. Always free shipping. Click here for more information on building your YouTube channel, and discover lots of features I wish I’d known.