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How to Make Awesome Thumbnails

Discussion in 'Branding and Channel Design' started by Erkipsi, Mar 15, 2014.

  1. The NotARubicon!
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    I try to show either faces or one face screaming or doing something crazy - and only enough text to say what the video is about.
    Here is one i did today:
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    Is that old late in the middle showing a middle finger to me ? :D
     
  3. Heather White
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    Great tips! I have been trying to be as consistent as possible with my thumbnails. I like to have an eye-catching image and a nice bolded title. The simpler the better.
     
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  4. Jutta
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    Usually I use photos related to my topics, frame them, and think of a title. My channel icon and name of my channel is always placed in the left corner at the bottom. I feel now they might be a bit boring...
    On the other hand I think they suit my channel.
    Thumbnails, channel art etc. are a question of taste. As long as the creator is happy, it's the right choice I think.
    --- Double Post Merged, May 21, 2017, Original Post Date: May 21, 2017 ---
    I visited your channel and love your thumbnails.
     
  5. IceTwig
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    I'm still not the best at it, and using GIMP over Photoshop probably isn't the best idea either. But hey, you can't beat free right?
    I drew up custom avatars for me and the people in my team (some are still a work in progress) and a logo that I put in every thumbnail, or at least most of them.
    I don't always have the best font choices, but they've definitely come a long way from how they used to look.
    I think the biggest thing is finding your own niche so that people can easily tell that its your video.
     
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    For ever wishing I knew what you was going on about!
     
  7. IceTwig
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    I don't even know half the time xD
     
  8. Heather White
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    I use the amazing free app or website called Canva, but Pic Monkey is awesome too! I like to use a clear photo or small collage photos with a clear, bold and big title.
     
  9. Michielmarto
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    I have been on youtube for a couple years now i know how to edit and how to make a cool thumbnail this is my latest video tumbnail
     

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  10. TheBaconater
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    Only just started looking into thumbnails, and couldn't for the life of me find out how to do it with paint 3D (yes i know stupid me, but i've had a lot on recently) thanks for the suggestion of canva!
     

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