Social Media YouTube How to Make a YouTube Intro Create your brand and cleverly position your videos by Jeremy Laukkonen Writer Jeremy Laukkonen is tech writer and the creator of a popular blog and video game startup. He also ghostwrites articles for numerous major trade publications. our editorial process Facebook Twitter LinkedIn Jeremy Laukkonen Updated on November 21, 2020 YouTube Facebook Flipboard Pinterest Twitter Snapchat Instagram YouTube Online Dating Tweet Share Email Making a YouTube intro is a lot like making a YouTube video, and you can make one using many of the same video editing tools used to make YouTube videos. Here's how to make a YouTube intro with the Panzoid video editor and with Filmora video-editing software. Hero Images/Getty Here's How to Create a YouTube Intro Make a YouTube intro for free with Panzoid, a web-based tool that works in any web browser. Go to panzoid.com and select Clipmaker at the top of the page. Select a clip from the menu on the left, or scroll down and select More creations for more options. In the search field, type intro, and then press Enter or Return on your keyboard. Select an intro clip that you like. If you don't see anything you like, select all categories to check out different categories of intros. Select Open in Clipmaker. Select the 3D wireframe box in the menu on the left side of the page. If the intro includes any default text, select it and replace it with your YouTube channel name or brand name. Once you have customized the clip with your channel or brand name, select the eye icon. Select the play button to preview the intro clip. Select the download icon (arrow pointing down) in the menu on the left. You can also use Panzoid's advanced editing system to create your own video intro from scratch if you want. Select your desired mode and format, then select Start video render. If you see a pop-up box asking for permission to store data on your device, select Allow. Leave the web page open until the process is complete. Select Download your video. Watch your intro and make sure it looks the way you want. What Makes a Good YouTube Intro Video? A great YouTube intro can establish your brand, get your viewers excited for the video they're about to watch, and show new viewers what you're all about. While it's perfectly acceptable to just upload videos to YouTube without an intro attached, there are some pretty important reasons that you might want to make an intro. When a viewer watches one of your videos, the intro is the first thing they see. That means the intro plays a huge part in first impressions, and a bad first impression can cause viewers to back out and look for something else to watch. Here are some tips on how to make a good YouTube intro: Keep it short: If an intro is too long, a new viewer might get bored and close the video. Loyal viewers may also become frustrated when binge-watching your videos if every single one starts with an overly long intro.Brand it: If your YouTube channel name is your brand, make sure that it's featured prominently. If you utilize a certain type of aesthetic in your videos, make sure the intro reinforces that.Let your originality shine through: Consider digging deeper into online editing tools like Panzoid to make a totally original intro that will set you apart from other creators. How to Make a YouTube Intro With Filmora Video Editing Software The other way to make your own YouTube intro is to use video editing software like Filmora. You can download it for free, but your intro will have a Filmora watermark if you don't buy the full version of the software. Download and install Filmora for your operating system: Windows, Mac: Wondershare FilmoraAndroid: FilmoraGo on Google PlayiOS: FilmoraGo on the App Store Launch Filmora and select Full Feature Mode. Select Text/Credit. Locate a template you like and select the plus (+) that appears when you move your mouse over the thumbnail. Two small teal rectangles will appear in the Filmora timeline. Double-click the lower one. Select each line of text in the preview window and replace it with your own custom text. You can change the font, size, and color of the text. You can also move the text around by clicking and dragging it in the preview window. Select the play button to see if you are satisfied with the intro. You can also add music to your intro if you want, or make it more flexible by adding any music or voiceovers when you create your actual YouTube videos. Select Export. Select the format you want, enter a name for your intro, and select Export. Select Settings to change the resolution and frame rate of your intro. Watch your exported intro to make sure it looks the way you want it to.