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Create your own YouTube intro

Discover our free video intro maker for YouTube, social media, and more.

Learn how to make a YouTube intro to hook your audience, nail your brand and put a stamp across your content. With Adobe Express, you can make a YouTube intro using the power of industry-leading software for free. Just choose a template, customize, and upload — no design experience or technical know-how necessary.

Create your own YouTube intro

How to make a video intro for YouTube.

Launch the app.
Open the app for free on desktop or mobile to start creating your video intro.
Add your content.
With Adobe Express, you can make an intro using both videos and photos. As you start uploading your content, simply drag and drop to reorder your timeline to perfection.
Get creative with text.
Explore different text styles with the “Layout” tab. Choose the option that best presents the information you’d like to feature in your into.
Customize with a theme and soundtrack.
Adobe Express comes pre-loaded with themes that control the overall look and feel of your video. Themes power transition effects between slides, allowing for logo reveals and logo animations. Simply tap the “Themes” category and choose from unique themes. Then, put the cherry on top of your video with the perfect pairing of music. Explore the selection of available songs or upload your own.
Publish and share.
Instantly download your video as an MP4. Add it to your YouTube video or edit it further with Adobe Express.

Why use Adobe Express to make an intro video?

Using standard video software can leave your intro video looking like countless others on YouTube. The Adobe Express selection of customization options allows you to create something that stands out. Play around with the various design features; make changes on the fly. The Adobe Express YouTube intro creator makes video production easier than ever.

Let Adobe Express be your intro video expert.

Make sure to grab your audience’s attention with your YouTube intro. Keep it short so your video can get right to the good stuff. Brand your intro so your audience will always recognize when they’re watching your signature content. Grab your viewer’s attention with thrilling animation or a perfect song choice. Show your video intro to close friends, family, or colleagues to get their feedback and make sure your intro is being perceived exactly as you intended.

More Adobe Express YouTube intro examples.

Frequently asked questions.

What are video intros and outros?
Intros are the opening clips of a video, and outros are the conclusion. Commonly used on YouTube, both intros and outros use text and sometimes imagery and links to contextualize the video content. Intros might explain what the video will be about, whereas the outro concludes it and suggests further action through CTAs.
What should I include in a video intro?
Your video intro is an opportunity to tease the subject of your video or tease the general theme of your channel of content. Feature your name, branding, theme song, or episode name or number, just to name a few ideas.
How long should my video intro be?
You can make your intro as short or as long as you’d like, but generally intros are no more than 10 seconds. Aim to keep your intro short, and feature any additional credits or details in your outro.
Will my video intro have a watermark?
When you create an intro with Adobe Express, it will not have a watermark. Your video will be ready to share from the moment you click publish.
Can I get Adobe Express for free? If so, what’s included?
Yes, we have a free plan available for anyone. Enjoy everything you need to stand out, including thousands of templates, hundreds of Adobe Stock images, photo editing and effects, and much more. Visit our plans and pricing for details.