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How to Make Awesome Thumbnails

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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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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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.[DOUBLEPOST=1495324566,1495324492][/DOUBLEPOST]
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.
I visited your channel and love your thumbnails.
 

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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!
 

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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.
 

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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!