JUSTINE LAMER

HOW TO MAKE THE PERFECT YOUTUBE THUMBNAIL

Are you ready to upload your first video on YouTube and wonder how to make the perfect YouTube thumbnail? I’ve got you covered!

If you are here, you know that YouTube thumbnails are very important!

So, you need to think of your YouTube Thumbnail as a book cover.

Your audience is going to watch your video if the thumbnail you are going to make is eye-catching. But also, simple, and informative.

To do so, you will need to have access to some design software like Photoshop, Canva, or Over.

To be able to show you how to make the perfect YouTube thumbnail, I am going to use the design App called: Over.

This App is available on iPhone and Android. Over App is free to download.

You are going to be able to make your YouTube Thumbnail for free.

However, you will need to get a subscription plan if you want to have access to more Fonts, graphics, and features.

With that said, let me show you how to make the perfect YouTube thumbnail.

How to make the perfect YouTube Thumbnail

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1- SIZE

To make the perfect YouTube thumbnail, you need to use the perfect size.

With the Over App, everything is already set up. You will be able to choose the YouTube Thumbnail size.

If you are using a different software or App, the right size for a YouTube Thumbnail is 1280x720px.

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2- BACKGROUND

When making a YouTube thumbnail, ask yourself:

If I was someone else and, was looking for this kind of content. What kind of thumbnail I would click on?

It will help you determine what kind of background you want to use.

It can be a color background, a picture of yourself, or your work. But it always has to match the content inside the video.

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3- TEXT

So, now, you need to add some text to your YouTube thumbnail.

But, don’t add too much.

The text you are going to add to your background doesn’t have to be the title of the video.

It can be a keyword or a key phrase that is easy, short, and eye-catching.

Find a BOLD Font you like, and stay stick to it!

It will be better if you are using the same Font on every YouTube Thumbnails.

how to make a perfect youtube thumbnail

How to make the perfect YouTube thumbnail

4- GRAPHIC

Now that you add a background, and a text. You need to think about adding some graphics.

Remember, you want to attract people with your thumbnail.

Therefore, it needs to be PERFECT! Adding some graphics will help!

For example: If your video is about traveling, why don’t you add a plan sticker or a passport?
This will help you get the perfect YouTube thumbnail.

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5- DOWNLOAD AND EXPORT

You did it! You designed the perfect YouTube thumbnail.

However, don’t forget to save your work.

Now, download the thumbnail in JPEG or PNG and then export it on YouTube Studio!


Thank you for reading about how to make a perfect YouTube Thumbnail.

So, I hope thanks to this blog post you will be able to make the most amazing YouTube thumbnail for your videos.

xoxo,

Justine Lamer


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