After 15 boosts, your Discord server will reach level 2. At this point, Discord will allow you to add a server banner (background image) which will help you establish the identity of your server, which is why you have to do it right. This article will show you how to create a banner for the Discord server. This guide will also cover points related to formatting, size, and layout suggestions to create the best server banner no matter what type of image you use. So let’s get started!
How to set the optimal size for the Discord banner
When you’re about to crop and resize your banner image to set the optimal dimensions, consider a few factors. The aspect ratio required to create a Discord banner is “16: 9”And according to Discord’s recommendation, your image should be at least 960 × 540 pixels in size, which is greater than any image having a 16: 9 aspect ratio. We suggest you select a larger size such as 2560 × 1440 Where 1920 × 1080 for an extra crunchy quality.
How to set the visibility of the Discord banner
You need to set the visibility level of your Discord banner that is going to be published. This is the most critical aspect of creating a Discord banner. According to Discord, the safe area should have a 960 × 540 banner, and you should keep the text and significant part of your banner image below the top. 120 pixels.
Another thing to keep in mind regarding the Discord server banner is the discoloration of the server banner halfway down before it blends into the dark bottom edge of Discord. So any text, design element, essential graphic, or headline near the bottom of your Discord server banner should be moved closer to the middle of the frame to make them visible.
How to make a Discord banner
Using any photo editing software, an image can be cropped 16: 9 aspect ratio and resized to the correct dimension (at least 960 × 540). You can also use any photo viewer app for this purpose. To show you the process of creating a Discord banner, we’ll use FastStone Image Viewer.
First, we’ll open our selected image, which we’ll convert to a Discord banner:
Now, we are going to crop the image of the Discord banner to 16: 9 aspect ratio:
After cropping the picture, make sure its size is at least 960 × 540:
After setting the dimension and size of the Discord banner image, save it to your system:
How to download the Discord banner
In the previous section, you learned how to set the dimensions and size to create a Discord banner. Now we are going to download the banner created in the background of our Discord server. To do this, first open your Discord server and select the server for which you want to download the Discord banner:
Now in the context menu click on the “Server settings“Category:
We opened the “Overview“sign for our”SharqaHameed serverAs we mentioned earlier, you must be a Discord Nitro user to add a Discord banner for your server. To do this, click the “Unlock with boost”Option:
You will see a dialog box informing you of the perks you will unlock with server boosting. To advance, click on the “Boost this server”Option:
Now buy Server Boosts and select the monthly plan you want to use:
Finally, click on the “Upgrade to Nitro“, and you’ll be one of the Nitro Discord users:
After upgrading your account, go back to your server settings and upload your Discord banner.
Adding a banner to your Discord server can improve the look of your server. In Discord, the server background image requires you to be a Nitro user, and if you are using the free version of Discord, you need to upgrade to Nitro to unlock various perks and boost your server. In this article, we have talked about the dimension and size parameters that you should keep in mind when creating a Discord server banner. In the next section, we have demonstrated the procedure for manufacturing a Discord Banner and Download to your server.