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Thumbnail HELP!

Discussion in 'Branding & Design' started by Lizzeelive, Aug 11, 2016.

  1. Lizzeelive
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    I want to learn to make better, more clickable thumbnails that still tell exactly what my video is about. Can anyone tell me how you make thumbnails? In detail? I really want to learn to do it myself.
     
  2. RedFox
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    Hi, I've moved this to the Branding and Design forum. :)
     
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  3. Lizzeelive
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    Okay! I'll keep that in mind in case I ever post something like this again!
     
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    The thumbnails in your channel look fine (that's my opinion)
     
  5. Lizzeelive
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    Well, thank you!
     
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    What I do is take a snapshot of a funny/ entertaining moment of gameplay and with a funny face from my facecam footage in the corner while I'm editing my footage then I take the picture to paint ( Just a basic editor on most computers I think ) and add a quote of something I said or something funny along with the game title and/or part of the game I'm on.
     
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    Thank you!
     
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    I use Adobe Fireworks. I have a file called thumbnail.fw.png which has multiple layers of images. I replace certain layers with other images. Like the very center image is usually the product I am going to review.

    I either take a photo of the product, or find a nice high res transparent png image of the product. Then I import the image for the center, add a glow or drop shadow effect to it, change the descriptive thumbnail text and export as a lower quality .jpg so YouTube doesn't complain about the file size being too big.

    My thumbnail template is 1920x1080 to get the perfect resolution size.
     
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    Is 1920x1080 really the appropiate thumbnail size.... For such a small image icon, really? if it is.... Then I've got some brushing up to do
     
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    @Yvelinaa Helps to keep the image sharp when downsizing it. Maybe you can do a smaller size, whatever works for you.
     

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