August 10, 2021

Reddit Banner Maker

By Anthony

Reddit, definitely one of the most popular online communities these days. Subreddits are nowadays one of the go-to places for people searching for almost all subjects you can think of.
On top of that, they provide their own democratic systems and social norms.

Still more popular with younger generations, the truth is that it’s growing in popularity among other demographics as well. It’s also a great place for anyone who has no idea about fashion or making blog posts.

It has its own rules and its own beauty standards, and that’s what makes it so interesting. If you are thinking of joining Reddit, here are some tips that will help you make the most out of it:

  1. Go through the rules and familiarize yourself with them.
  2. Keep your Reddit username literally as close to your real one as possible. This is crucial, especially if you want to keep your identity private.

Those are some tips for starting, but what about if are willing to create a subreddit?

If you ever thought about that, you might want to make it more appealing to that community. The first step is actually to create a unique banner.

In order to promote your subreddit on Reddit, you can create a banner that complements the uniqueness of the particular community, as well as you can generate more users for your subreddit. This entry will show you how to make a banner on Reddit.

How to make a subreddit banner

First, you will need to navigate to your subreddit and press the button”edit”, which is located next to the search box:

After that, you can edit your subreddit details by clicking on the pencil icon. You will be directed to a page like this:

First things first, scroll down and click on “sidebar” in order to expand it. After that, find this section right below:

Simply fill in the desired dimensions with your banner picture. For example, if you want a 500*100 pixels banner picture, simply write “500×100”. If you want a vertical banner instead of a horizontal one, just change the “x” into y (in this case y=100).

Subreddit banner templates

You actually have some web pages that provide you with banner templates, and some targeting subreddits! That’s how detailed the internet is these days. This is also a very simple way to make your first banner. But again, it is only a template for your first one.

You can search on free commons license images websites, like Pixabay or Pexels, and get your free header maker.

If on the other hand, you want to be more unique, then Photoshop similar tools will get you going. Do you know about Photopea? It’s a free-to-use online photoshop kind of website, where you can do almost anything in terms of editing and visualizing images.

Full process for creating your Reddit banner image

Upload the desired banner image and start making it as you want, for example, by changing its background color, texture, size, or anything else that looks interesting to you.

After that, duplicate your banner image on another layer and merge it. Now you may apply some effects using high-resolution image editing software like Photoshop or Gimp. There is a lot of hard work involved in making top-quality banners as well: it’s not enough to just upload an interesting picture. You need to make sure how the background fits and how everything works together! For this reason, is worth using photoshop or gimp. With photoshop you can use free brushes from Brusheezy.

Now you should press the “save” button next to the box you have just filled out, then go back to the homepage inside your subreddits and click on that same button again.

Once you’re on the editing page, fill in all the information about your subreddit: website address, description, and other details like that. This is a must-do step because it’s very important for people who want to browse your subreddit.

Now the first step on your journey as a subreddit owner is done. After comes the most important part: keeping your community alive with various threads about the topic you’ve defined.

Submit your articles

You’re all done! Now you can share your subreddit with the rest of the world by submitting your article to Reddit.

If it’s a new article, use the”Submit new link” button to get it reviewed by the Reddit community and get upvoted. If you want to share a post that’s been already posted, press the “hot” button and write a comment with your Reddit username.

If this doesn’t help, you can try searching for other subreddits related to yours.