The biggest problem I had was how to get a picture to fit into the Channel Art frame. That's the long banner-like image you'll find along the top of various personal channels. Every picture I have was too small in its original format to fit into the banner, which has a pixel dimension of 2120 x 1190.
There are on-line instructions on how to resize images, but they're written for people using Photoshop, which I don't have.
But I do have Paint.net, often referred to as a "poor man's Photoshop."
One day I was playing around with the program and--behold!
I stumbled across the Resize function, under the Image Tab of the toolbar. I took the Raking Fire image I've been using as a logo, made some adjustments on the wording and installed it as Stern Rake Studio's Channel Art.
It's not exactly how I how I envisioned it would look like, but it will certainly do for now. At least it's better than the default black & gray cube art.
With the Channel Art in place, I then turned to making my Channel Trailer.
Basically, this is a one-minute and seven second advertisement for Stern Rake Studio. So along with a sampling of movies that are currently "on the air," there's a call for viewers to subscribe.
I also hope my current fans enjoy it.
The channel trailer is labelled as a first edition, because I intend to update it as I make more movies and hopefully get better at what I'm doing.