Make sure you’ve nailed your YouTube video thumbnail!
Sometimes a screen grab of your video will suffice for your YouTube video thumbnail, but oftentimes it can be more rewarding to create a custom thumbnail for your video. Our templates are easy to edit and there are lots of different customisation options that enable you to put your own personal stamp on your YouTube video thumbnail. It’s so simple to upload images, add new fonts, insert images and lots more!
YouTube video thumbnails are one of the biggest factors in whether someone decides to watch your video or not. If the image is unappealing, people might assume that the video won’t appeal to them either.
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Customise your YouTube video thumbnail template
You can use copies of your YouTube video thumbnail in different sections of your channel by using the ‘Change Size’ button. For example, you could turn this video thumbnail into a YouTube profile picture or a YouTube banner image in an instant.
Click on any text box to customise the size, style, colour and alignment of text in the design. Select ‘Text’ and the ‘Upload Font’ to add your own custom font to the design.
By using the custom colour palette, you can create your own personalised shade of colour. This new shade can be used again repeatedly in other templates. The palette guarantees that the colours you use remain consistent across multiple designs.
How to create YouTube Video Thumbnails in 4 simple steps
1. Select your YouTube video thumbnail template from over 17.000 ready-made templates.
2. Select one of more than 1.200.000 images or upload your own image.
3. Change the colour and text of your own branded or personal message using over 100 fresh fonts.
4. Share or download your own brand new YouTube video thumbnail.