Starting a YouTube Channel might sound easy, however, like any other business, there are a number of things to plan and set up. No matter how passionate you are when it comes to creating video content, but to succeed in YouTube, you need to establish your channel as a brand.

As it happens, YouTube channels that look professional in terms of aesthetics and content tend to gain more subscribers than others.

The first and foremost thing you need to keep in mind is to treat your YouTube channel like a long term business.

Treat Your YouTube Channel Like A Business

Every successful business has a laid out plan of attack and YouTube is no different.

By creating action steps, you are developing a business plan for the future of your YouTube channel.

Think of your Channel as a pyramid with BRANDING at the bottom as it will make or breaks your business.

It is important to set yourself apart from the rest, therefore you need to have good:

  1. Profile Picture – It can be your own portrait, your logo, or anything that represents your brand.
  2. Video Thumbnail – They let viewers see a quick snapshot of your video as they’re browsing YouTube.
  3. Channel Art or Banner – It stretches horizontally across your YouTube channel and is the first thing someone sees when they visit your channel.
  4. Intro Template – These are customizable After Effects or Premiere Pro templates. Intros are very important to have so your audience knows who you are and can show that you have a brand.
  5. Outro Template – There are customizable After Effects or Premiere Pro templates. Outros, also known as END SLATES are used at the end of your videos and often contains Call To Action buttons, Social Media Links, and Subscribe button.
  6. Lower Thirds – A combination of text and graphical elements placed in the lower area of your YouTube videos to give the audience any sort of information.
  7. Live Streaming Template – Live YouTube Templates contain overlays and other graphics for live streaming on YouTube.
  8. Packs and Libraries – Other elements and design assets you need for your YouTube channel.

While it’s a good idea to outsource the branding work, I always recommend going with the DO IT YOURSELF approach.

There are hundreds of websites on the Internet that offers thousands of YouTube design assets, tools & templates, and video editors to kick start your channel.

YouTube Design Assets Every YouTuber Should Have

I’ve put together some of the best selling YouTube design assets. These are everything you need to personify your YouTube channel.

Profile Picture

Setting up a profile picture is a personal choice. You can use your own portrait, or your company logo.

However, if you want something fresh, take a look at these editable Avatars, Mascots, and Logo graphics from Envato Marketplace and Creative Market.

1. Anime Avatar

Anime Avatar assets are perfect for your YouTube channel profile picture. There are 200 plus PhotoShop layers to play with; numerous hairstyles, accessories, colors, and expressions to make unlimited anime characters.


2. 160 Girls Vector Avatars

This vector avatars pack is perfect for female YouTubers. There are 10 types of faces with 16 different hairstyles and clothes.


3. Animals Mascot Set

There are 12 unique animal head icons in this product, perfect for a sports and fitness YouTube channel. It is compatible with Adobe Illustrator and PhotoShop.


4. Rage Gaming Esport

A perfect YouTube gaming channel needs a perfect profile picture. Rage Gaming Esport logo is suitable for your personal or squad branding. All elements are editable with Adobe Illustrator.


5. The Jango

Jango is a vector-based Gentleman Mascot Logo editable in Adobe Illustrator. It can be used as a profile picture for Fitness, motivational, and other men related YouTube channels.


Video Thumbnail

YouTube video thumbnails let viewers see a quick snapshot of your video as they’re browsing YouTube.

My first and foremost approach to creating thumbnails for YouTube is with CANVA. It’s custom editor and hundreds of templates allow me to make customized thumbnails in seconds.

However, when I need something extra, I go with the best selling YouTube thumbnails and bundle packs listed down below.

1. 50 YouTube Thumbnail Version 7

These are professionally designed YouTube thumbnail templates that’ll make your videos stand out, get more views, and grow you channel. There are 50 unique designs in this bundle.


2. Creative People YouTube Channel

This YouTube thumbnail template comes with a professional look and clean layout design, suitable for your creative or business YouTube channel.


3. Gaming YouTube Thumbnails

There are 3 different types of YouTube thumbnails in this product that are suitable for gaming channels.


4. 10 YouTube Thumbnails Pack

This YouTube thumbnails template comes with 10 unique designed PSD files and are very easy to customize.


5. 40 Creative YouTube Thumbnails

A sharp, creative, and professional bundle of YouTube thumbnail templates for any kind of Channel. Each PSD file is layered and fully organized. The package also contains a help file & Editable PSDs.


6. Basic YouTube Thumbnails Packs

5 basic YouTube thumbnails with a universal theme for any kind of video. The pack contains 5 editable PSDs in Full HD resolution.


7. 50 YouTube Thumbnails

Make your videos stand out online and grow your YouTube channel with this great looking YouTube thumbnails bundle.


8. 25 Multipurpose YouTube Thumbnails

A bundle 8 multipurpose YouTube thumbnails to make your videos stand out. There are 9 editable PSD files in the pack.


Channel Art or YouTube Banner

YouTube banners are the first thing someone sees when they visit your channel. Therefore an attractive banner is a must for the success of your channel.

To save you some precious time, I’ve curated a list of best selling and trending YouTube banners.

1. YouTube Banner Bundle

This bundle includes 16 fully layered PSDs and easy to customize YouTube banners.


2. Creative Modern YouTube Banners

This product offers creative YouTube Banners suitable for all kinds of channels. You can create your own awesome-looking banners in just a few minutes. All you need to do is add your favorite images, text, and colors.


3. 90s Stream YouTube Banners

Beautiful and well organized YouTube banners for all kinds of channels – Creative, Fashion, Music, Photography, and more.


4. 6 YouTube Banners

Turn your viewers into subscribers with this bundle of 6 YouTube Channel Art Template and YouTube Banners.


5. 3 Abstract YouTube Banners

These abstract YouTube banners are ideal for any kind of YouTube channel. All you need is to change the text and add your photos.


Intro Template

Intro Templates can be used to create short introduction clips that you can place at the start of your YouTube videos.

Below I’ve listed some of the best-selling After Effects and Premiere Pro YouTube Intro templates. Take a look.

1. Stomp YouTube Intro – Adobe After Effects

https://www.editingcorp.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/12/Stomp-YouTube-Intro.mp4

This After Effects YouTube intro template comes with 10 image placeholders and multiple options for like, share, and subscribe buttons.


2. YouTube Vlog Intro – Adobe After Effects

https://www.editingcorp.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/12/youtube-vlog-intro.mp4

This After Effects YouTube intro template is well suited for personal vlog channels. The template itself is very easy to customize.


3. Lifestyle YouTube Intro – Adobe After Effects

https://www.editingcorp.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/12/lifestyle-youtube-intro.mp4

This After Effects YouTube intro template is perfect for beauty, fashion, lifestyle, and travel vlogs. A detailed video tutorial is also included in this project.


4. Short YouTube Intro – Adobe Premiere Pro

https://www.editingcorp.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/12/Short-youtube-intro.mp4

This is a Premiere Pro YouTube intro template with 3 photo/video placeholders and multiple options for Like and Subscribe buttons. Sound FX are also included.


5. Elegant YouTube Intro – Adobe Premiere Pro

https://www.editingcorp.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/12/elegant-youtube-intro.mp4

Effortlessly reach you audience in the most creative way with this clean and urban YouTube intro template for Adobe Premiere Pro.


Outro Template

Outro Templates are also known as End Slates or End Cards. These are used at the end of your videos and often contains Call To Action buttons, Social Media Links, and Subscribe button.

Here’s a list of top selling After Effects and Premiere Pro YouTube outro templates.

1. 10 YouTube End Screens – Premiere Pro & After Effecsts

https://www.editingcorp.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/12/10-youtube-end-screen.mp4

This Premiere Pro template offers 10 different styles of end screens for your YouTube videos. There are Call to Action buttons on every end screen to help you gain more likes, shares, and subscribers. Also includes 15 social network icons.


2. 5 YouTube End Screens – Premiere Pro & After Effects

https://www.editingcorp.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/12/5-youtube-end-screen.mp4

This project is the fastest way to add high-quality and professional end screens to your YouTube videos. The template is easy to edit and comes with video tutorials as well. It is available in 4K resolution and can also be downscaled to 2K and Full HD.


3. Flatmotion YouTube End Cards – Premiere Pro & After Effects

https://www.editingcorp.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/12/flatmotion-youtube-end-cards.mp4

Flatmotion’s After Effects template contains 4 different YouTube end cards. This easy to edit template is compatible with After Effects CS5.5 and all above versions. Tutorials are also included to help you customize the template as per needed.


4. 6 YouTube End Screens

https://www.editingcorp.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/12/6-youtube-end-screen.mp4

This After Effects project features 6 different creative and colorful end screens for your YouTube videos. It is compatible with After Effects CS6 and above.


5. End Cards Package – Adobe Premiere Pro

https://www.editingcorp.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/12/end-cards-package.mp4

This is a clean, modern, and engaging Premiere Pro YouTube outro template. There are 6 different end card styles in this project. With the essential graphics panel, you can customize the text, icons, and other elements easily.


Lower Thirds

Lower Thirds are a combination of text and graphical elements placed in your YouTube videos to give the audience any sort of information such as Like, Share, and Subscribe.

Videohive.net offers a good collection of high-quality YouTube Lower Thirds template for After Effects.

1. Box of Motion YouTube Lower Thirds

https://www.editingcorp.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/12/box-of-motion.mp4

An After Effects template with creative and professional Lower Thirds for your YouTube videos. It is compatible with After Effects CS6 and above.


2. Papermantim YouTube Lower Thirds

https://www.editingcorp.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/12/papermantim.mp4

This After Effects template is all you need to create professional-looking Lower Thirds for your YouTube videos. It is compatible with After Effects CS6 and above.


3. 45 Clean Lower Thirds

https://www.editingcorp.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/12/45-clean-lower-thirds.mp4

45 clean and minimal Lower Thirds template that can be used to enhance your YouTube videos. It is compatible with After Effects CS6 and above.


Live Streaming Template

Live streaming on YouTube has gained popularity over the past few years. It’s a great way to connect and interact with your audience in real-time.

While anyone can use Live Streaming Software and go live on YouTube, a professional streamer makes sure that the stream looks unique by using custom-designed overlays, transitions, and other graphical elements.

1. The Streamer – Premier Pro & After Effects

https://www.editingcorp.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/12/The-Streamer.mp4

The streamer is an all in one package with huge number of different design elements for live streaming on YouTube.

The template offers Full stream start, pause, and offline windows, Stream Overlay Windows, Webcam Overlays Windows. Donations, Chat Windows, Banners, Emoticons, Social Links, Countdowns, and other Miscellaneous assets.


2. Live Stream Bundle – Adobe After Effects

https://www.editingcorp.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/12/live-stream-bundle.mp4

Live Stream Bundle is a great tool for stylizing your YouTube live videos. This After Effects project contains more than 42 elements such as starting screens, lower thirds, menus, social links, webcam overlays, and more.


3. Stream Overlays Pack – Adobe After Effects

https://www.editingcorp.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/12/stream-overlays-pack.mp4

This After Effects template offers more than 170 YouTube live stream overlays, intermissions, lower thirds, webcam overlays, social media links, and more. The product is regularly updated with new design assets.


Packs & Libraries

YouTube Packs & Libraries contain all the design assets you need for your YouTube channel in one single product.

Take a look at some of the most popular and best selling YouTube Packs & Libraries to create a strong brand impression.

1. YouTube Library – Adobe Premiere Pro

YouTube Library is an Adobe Premiere Pro template that includes more than 900+ premium quality YouTube elements like Openers, Lower Thirds, Subscribe Buttons, Seamless Transitions, Glitch Effects, and more.


2. YouTuber Pack Comic Edition – Adobe Premiere Pro

https://www.editingcorp.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/12/youtuber-pack-comic-edition.mp4

YouTuber Pack Comic Edition is more packed than an Ironman Suit. It has 20 Logo Reveals, 20 Lower Thirds, 10 Titles, 5 End Cards, 8 Transitions, and 10 info bars. In total, there are 73 elements in this package.

3. YouTube Cover Pack – Adobe Premiere Pro

This Premiere Pro MOGRT project contains 250+ animated elements for your YouTube channel. Also included is an After Effects template with 7 openers for your videos.


4. Digitally Pink Branding Kit

Personify your YouTube channel and keep a consistent brand look with Digitally Pink YouTube Branding Kit. There are 23 PSD files in the kit – 1 channel cover art, 5 video thumbnails, 5 call out buttons, 5 title screens, 5 video frames, and 2 subscription cards.


5. Elegant Branding Kit

Personify your YouTube channel and keep a consistent brand look with the Elegant YouTube Branding Kit. There are 26 PSD files in the kit – 2 channel cover art, 6 video thumbnails, 5 call out buttons, 5 animated title screens, 6 video frames, and 2 subscription cards.


6. Girl Power Branding Kit

Personify your YouTube channel and keep a consistent brand look with Girl Power YouTube Branding Kit. There are 26 PSD files in the kit – 2 channel cover art, 6 video thumbnails, 5 call out buttons, 6 animated title screens, 5 video frames, and 2 subscription cards.


Unlimited YouTube Design Assets On Envato Elements

Envato Elements gives you unlimited access to a growing library of thousands of YouTube design assets for a monthly fee of just US $16.50.

All Envato Elements YouTube Design Assets are carefully reviewed and selected by a team of specialists.

When you subscribe to Envato Elements, you can download an unlimited number of YouTube Video Thumbnails, Banners, Intros & Outros, Lower Thirds, Live Templates, and other Packs & Libraries.

Conclusion

YouTube is the second largest search engine after Google and to succeed on it, you need to establish your channel’s brand value.

The first and foremost step is to treat your YouTube channel as a business, lay out a plan of action, and work on it.

To create a strong brand impression and set yourself apart from the rest, your YouTube channel needs to have a good and consistent design theme.

You can outsource the branding work or DO IT YOURSELF as there are thousands of YouTube design assets on the web.

From Profile Picture, Banners, Video Thumbnails to Live Streaming templates, this article lists some of the best selling YouTube design assets to personify your YouTube channel.