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Ideas for URL for art creative channel

Updated: Jul 28

About URL


URL stands for Uniform Resource Locator and is used to specify addresses on the World Wide Web. A URL is the fundamental network identification for any resource connected to the web (e.g., hypertext pages, images, and sound files). The protocol specifies how information from the link is transferred.




History of creative Artist


Uniform Resource Locators were defined in RFC in1738 and in 1994 by Tim Burners’ Lee the inventor of the World Wide Web and the URL Working group of the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) as an outcome of collaboration started at the IETF.



About creative Channel

Creative Channel is a renowned media production house that is engaged in the production of Serials, Documentaries, Tele and Ad Films as well as Radio Programs. ... In the realm of entertainment, it has produced some ageless works in the form of Tele Films and Serials for Prasar Bharti and Satellite Channels.


About creating a new art channel


Whenever a viewer sees a great video on YouTube, they start to wonder about the person who created the awesome piece of content!

The moment the curiosity bug bites them, they decide to visit the creator’s channel! And, the first thing that catches their attention there is the creator’s Channel Art!

For the channel, art is the best way to tell people what their channel stands for!

It tells their channel’s story, and that's why it is important to so that visitors look at it with awe!


We will start by introducing you to the YouTube channel art, its importance, best practices, and steps for creating a really cool channel art.


What is channel art and why you should care


Channel art (also known as banner” or “Channel header image”) is the image that appears on the top of the channel.

Since it is located at the top of your channel, it holds a lot of importance.


It is the first thing people see when they visit your YouTube channel. To make that first impression impactful, you should make sure that you have an outstanding channel art!


A well thought out YouTube channel art tells the visitor, what your channel is all about and what they can expect from your channel.





A great example of this is Matti Haapoja’s channel art. The camera he is holding and the view shown in channel art indicates that the channel has something to do with photography, videography, or travel. The text on the channel art makes this message a lot clear.

  • Best practices for creating a great channel art!


Each channel has its own genre of content and its own brand personality. That’s why the concept of “one size fits all” won’t work for the YouTube channel art creation process.

To make things easier for you, we have come up with some clear guidelines that will tell you about the best size for channel art, the safe zone area within the channel art and where you should place your main components like text and images so that they are visible on all devices.

  • Best size for a YouTube Channel Art

The recommended size for a YouTube channel art is 2560x1440px. But, do note that YouTube crops out a different part from this site for different devices.


For, example if you create channel art with dimensions 2560x1440, then this is how your channel art will look like on different devices.



Safe Zone for YouTube Channel art


As shown in the image above, the channel art appears fully on TV whereas, the channel art is cropped for desktop and mobile devices.


What has to be noted here is that there is some part of the channel art that is always visible regardless of the device that is being used. This area is called the safe zone for your YouTube channel art.


But while designing how can you make sure that the Channel art is within the safe area?



If you want to make sure all the important elements lie in the safe area you should place them within 1546x423 px area. Everything outside this area will be cropped based on the device you are using.

The image below will help you visually understand how to channel art is cropped on different devices.



Just click on the preview button on the top right-hand side of the screen. The preview screen that opens will show you how the channel art will look on different devices. Using this feature, you can check whether the important elements in your channel art, lie within the safe area!





Now that you know how to strategically place the text and images on the banner to suit different devices, let’s dive deep into the process of creating a YouTube channel art.


3. How to make a cool YouTube channel art?


Creating a YouTube channel art can be a nightmare without the help of a user-friendly tool, especially when you have to create for different devices.


In the previous section, the recommended dimensions for YouTube channel art is 2560x1440px. To create a project at the recommended size, click on the YouTube channel art button on the dashboard to set the workspace area of the new project 2560x1440.



Select an image


Once the project is opened, the first step is to select an image for your channel art. The image you choose will define the personality of your channel and brand. So, it’s very important that you do some deep thinking on the type of image you want to generate for your channel.





To use an image into Picmaker, click on the photos button in the property tab and pick the right image from 1000s of royalty-free stock images that are readily available.

Position your image in the safe zone

Here our main subject is the travel van, so we have to make sure that it is placed in the safe zone.


To check whether your subject is placed within the safe area, click on the preview button on the top right-hand side corner of the screen.


Once you have made sure that your main subject is in the safe zone, move on to spicing up your image with some graphic elements, shape, patterns, and attractive typography.


  • Add shapes and spice up your channel art


To add shapes, click on the shapes icon in the properties tab and select whichever shape you want to add.





Once you select a shape, you can resize or rotate the elements any way you want.


If you click on any of the shapes, you will see a property setting window popping up on the screen. Using this property setting window, you can change the color and transparency of the shape.




Add more elements into the design mix to make it look more attractive and interesting.


To move any object to the foreground or to send it back, you can right-click on the shape and select the option you need.




In this scenario, we are moving the shape backward, so we are clicking on the “move to back” option.



  • Add frames to level up your channel art game

There is always a way to make things awesome. The same is true with shapes as well. You can take your plain-looking shapes and make them look a lot more awesome with the help of frames.


Frames in Picmaker are shapes in which you can add another image.




To add such a frame, click on the properties tab, and then click on the frames option. Now you can pick one from the different options and use it in your channel art.




To add an image to the frame, click on the settings icon that appears when you select the frame. Now, a settings window will appear. From here, you can click on the “choose image” button and then drag and drop an image from the library into the frame.


After having dragged and dropped your image into the frame, you can reposition your image within the frame by double-clicking on the image in the frame. You can even add filters to the image in the frame by clicking on the settings button




  • Add text to clearly convey your channel’s message

Once you have added graphics and images, you have to add some text to the channel art. This makes sure that the message you want to convey through your channel art is conveyed clearly.


To add text, click on the text tab on the left-hand side menu. You can either select a text pre-built from the tons of available options or you can select a plain text box to start with. In Pic maker, you even have the option to upload your own custom fonts.


To edit the font inside a text box, you can either double-click inside the box or simply click on the edit icon and then start typing. You can also change the font style and size using the other options available.




Once you have picked a good font style, your channel art will look something like this!



Preview and download your channel art


Now that your channel art is ready, it's time to preview and check how it looks on different devices. The preview option is available on the top right-hand side of the screen.



Once you have finalized the design, you can now download the channel art by clicking on the download button that is on the top right-hand side corner of the screen.


It’s that easy to create a super cool YouTube channel art in Picmaker!

Creating art at animation



For Building a Successful Animation Channel

It is an open platform that has allowed independent creators to build their brand exactly the way they want it, without any management layers in between. But while running an animation channel might look like an easy goldmine, to actually make it successful, you need a strategy, a lot of luck, and great stamina.


Bollinger, Medrano, and Lieuwma share how they’ve developed their properties and built a strong following for original content.




  • Just start somewhere

Bollinger, Medrano, and Lieuwma all started their channels out of sheer enthusiasm. “I made the very first Pencilmation episode when I was about 16 years old,”, The Pencilmation video gained great traction on new grounds, which was a kind of predecessor of, as some might remember. After Bollinger picked Pencilmation up again as a college project at the School of Visual Arts, he began creating episodes on a regular basis and posting them at which point the idea steadily grew.


Medrano already had a dedicated audience. “I don’t know if there’s ever a better strategy for growing a following other than being very passionate and ambitious,” “People respond to passion more than you’d think!”


Be strategic about your uploads


As factors of making a video successful, Lieuwma mentioned having “the right tags, the right video thumbnail, and the right description, combined with the right time of uploading.” What the ‘right’ choices are in these cases depends on your audience. The creator recommended checking out successful channels and videos within your niche, to observe which tags, length, and other factors work for your audience. Free browser add-ons are helpful for that; it allows you to analyze the results of both your own and other people’s channels.

One more specific tip regarding sending out copyright claims: “If people are uploading your content on other accounts without your permission, I always ask myself whether this is harming my brand or helping my brand. If it could be helpful, then instead of reporting them, I will ask them kindly to add links to my account.




  • But don’t wait for perfection

It’s good to think about and prepare your uploads, but if you’re stuck waiting for the perfect strategy or the perfect animated piece, then you’ll never post anything at all. “[With our channel] there wasn’t much strategy in the beginning,” “We learned from every video we uploaded.”


Don’t let a misfire every now and then get you down, emphasized all three creators. Bollinger shared that after the success of the first Pencilmation episode on new grounds, he immediately got to work on a sequel, Pencilmation.

  • Engage with your followers

It allows for heavy engagement with your followers, which has its pros and cons. Bollinger found that “the pros of having more contact with the audience is that you have a better idea of what their interests are and can cater towards them.”


Medrano shared she finds it personally inspiring to engage with her followers. “I have interacted with and even worked with so many people from my audience. Seeing the effect my work can have on people makes all the hardships worth it!”


But within this strong engagement, she’s had to learn to set healthy boundaries, “Sometimes you engage with the wrong person and it becomes stressful, or you see some of the more toxic aspects of fandom.




Don’t fixate on income alone

Focusing on income alone can be tricky for creators whose livelihood depends on it. Medrano shared, “Sometimes it surprises me with being a more rent-paying number it’s practically nothing. It all depends on what I can manage to post. Most of what I post is short, and so doesn’t translate to very much [income].” The current algorithm tends to favors longer-format content, which works against animation creators.


Medrano is financing a large part of her Hazbin Hotel pilot through her Patreon, where fans can donate monthly – mostly small amounts – in return for exclusives like work-in-progress materials and live Q&As. “I love Patreon because it gives people a chance to see things and interact with me more than any other place,” People can dip out or change amounts anytime they want.” Once it’s time to finance a full season of Hazbin Hotel Medrano says she may run a Kick-starter, but she’s wary of it as “Kick starters are their own job. Running a successful campaign takes as much planning.


For a while, Lieuwma ran a Patreon but found it wasn’t ideal for him. “In a good month of Patreon, It gives me the constant feeling of having to repay my patrons with something extra, which would cost time, and it’s time that I don’t have.



Collaborate


Collaboration can help a creator reach a higher level of quality and posting frequency. For Pencilmation, Bollinger focuses on the business and the concept phase of the animation – all the other tasks are carried out by others.


“The channel grew to a point where I realized that I simply couldn’t handle all of the work alone anymore,” Bollinger explained. “Little by little, I began delegating various components of the process while still overseeing production. One thing led to another and now it has become an organization of freelancers and full-time staff, but I am still just a guy that works from home!”


When Medrano planned the pilot for her show Hazbin Hotel, she wanted to collaborate with specialists to reach a high production value unusual for online content. “I feel like channels and animators expressly working towards their own -form animated projects are still rare. A lot of animation is one-off shorts or comedy skits – fully animated episodes are still a bit fresh and new.”


Cartoon Box remains mostly a one-man-band for Lieuwma, which gives him the freedom he enjoys. Lieuwma creates an episode from start to finish by himself in more or less three days, but he does test them with his Frame Order studio colleagues, to ensure a certain universality of his gags.

Commit long-term

An outside source of income combined with low living costs to independently starting your own channel. Medrano made it work by saving money for two years out of college, working freelance to gather a start-up budget for Hazbin Hotel.


Besides needing great stamina, some luck is also necessary. “My growth was very slow for a very long time,” “Pencilmation really started to take off when it began rewarding longer and more frequent uploads, and due to our extensive library of content, we were able to pivot our strategy and benefit greatly from that change.”


While the road channel is uncertain, Bollinger had some soothing words to share when looking back on his journey so far: If you look at the long-term trajectory of the Pencilmation channel and brand, it has been steady growth all along, yet I tend to get caught up in day-to-day concerns. That is much easier said than done. I will probably never change!”


Anusha

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www.p66.me

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