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Don't Be Afraid To Make A Thumbnail

Discussion in 'Branding & Design' started by Vlaerth, Dec 31, 2013.

  1. ricky fitts ravera
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    Very true: sometime I watch a video just because the thumbnail is catchy
     
  2. WaveMedicine
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    I honestly don't even bother clicking a video with no custom thumbnail. So yes, don't be afraid! They really do matter. The sayings, "do not judge a book by it's cover", "it's the inside that matters, not the outside", etc., does not apply when it comes to YouTube! Everything matters.
     
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    Most thumbnails are looking generic; cookie-cutter with no personality - especially the gaming channel ones.

    Many look exactly the same! :p
     
  4. nikkisy
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    Thanks for the tips! I make DIY videos so far, so having catching thumbnails it's very important, I think. But I'm working on finding a style for myself.
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    I think when you see a video with no custom thumbnail, you believe content will be low quality. Thumbnails are like the presentation card.
     
  5. astrotelecast
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    I suggest making a template so your channel brand has some continuity. It also speeds things up allowing you to spend time on the more important things.
     
  6. Tremil
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    how are mine ?
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    I chose 3 random ones with different styles ... Which is the best ?
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    And IK there is a typo :) (ignore it )
     
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    I've got a thing with sticking emoji stickers on mine. They're relatable, tells the audience what emotion you're feeling and add a little spice to your thumbnail straight away.
     
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    I think once you know how to make a thumbnail, everything's fine and easy. Like some have said, it needs to stand out from the others. If you are having trouble, add a better background or explore different fonts, try anything to make your videos more attractive!
     
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    Absolutely! Thanks pixlr is a awesome tool for making thumbnails for free! :)
     
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    I just started to do this with Gimp. The thumbnails I create right now are pretty garbage but I feel like i'm slowly getting better at it. I just need to focus on less is more and find those things that are really eye popping and will draw viewers in. Would you mind going to look at my thumbnails and telling me what you think? Maybe tell me which one you like most and I could try to stick with that style too if you could. Or let me know what I could do to improve if you don't mind terribly.
     

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