How to Make Custom Thumbnail for YouTube Videos

How to make your own custom thumbnail for youtube videos many people's search this keyword on google for many time to find out the best tool to make thumbnails quickly and easily but unfortunately they could not find out.

How to make your own custom thumbnail for YouTube videos many people's search this keyword/word on Google for many time to find out the best tool to make thumbnails quickly and easily without any graphical skill but unfortunately they could not find out the best results.

What will we talk about Thumbnail making in this Guide?

In this guide, I'm going to show you the best techniques to gain more attraction of your viewers through thumbnail it's quite simple and easy.

I guaranteed After learning This guide, you will be able to make a good-looking image in just a few seconds 

Why We Need a Thumbnail for Videos?

Make it impossible for your audience to scroll past your YouTube thumbnail without having a click and a look.(Canva)
  • More Views
  • More Clicks 
  • More Visitors
thumbnails for you-tube videos

How to Make a Custom Thumbnail?

That's why some people don't know how they can make a custom thumbnail for YouTube videos.

In case of Some Expert, You Tubers use Adobe PhotoshopCorel Draw and much other software used to making good looking thumbnails for their projects and videos.

I think Photoshop is too quick and very good tool for making a thumbnail or any other purpose but it's too hard for any beginner or starter to work on that.

Don't worry because we talked about all methods that all experts use to thumbnail making in the same guide. 

How to make your own thumbnails for YouTube videos

How Many Methods to Make a Thumbnail?

There are two major methods of making thumbnail is called Online or Offline.

In this article, I will be trying to define both methods to make a thumbnail in simple words

How Should Thumbnail Be? (Important)

  • Recommended resolution is 1280*720
  • Image format such as JPEG, PNG, GIF, BMF.

After all, We go to our main question?

How to Make Your Own Custom Thumbnail for Youtube Videos?

For Online Thumbnail making there are 5 fantastic websites are available to use in free of cost


These are all free and have hundreds of free templates to save your money and time without any specialist in Graphic Designing.

I will teach all of these in just one article with a simple method. It’s not too long or a rocket science to learn for a beginner.
 First of all, we talk about Snappa for design a thumbnail with simple strategies

Why Am I Talking About Snappa for Thumbnails?

Snappa is the best Creative tool especially for thumbnails making. It has a lot of free templates to use in your projects. These templates are looking so good without any watermarks or caption on it. If you're beginner then I really recommend you to use Snappa in your graphics projects.
I will teach you how we can make a great thumbnail fast and free step by step!
It’s too easy like 1. 2. 3: D

Step 1:
Go to this Link:

Step 2:
Then register yourself on this site with your verified email account.

Step 3:
After login on this site go to the Create Design

Step 4:
Select any size like Youtube Thumbnail, Youtube Cover Photo, Facebook Post, Twitter Post etc.

Step 5:
After selecting any size for your project select any templates for your project (these templates are totally editable)

Step 6:
You can change anything on this website like Text Font, Text Size, Background, Colors, add any shapes colours, shadow, and many other things.

Final Step:

after all your changing you can download your thumbnail in multiple resolutions like these, Web Optimized, High Resolution, JPEG, PNG etc.

If you do not understand the above information, this image will help you understand.
Make your own design and thumbnail in snappa

I hope you all enjoy this new tool for making any kind of thumbs quickly without any skill.

If you want to watch the video here is that!!

Good Design is the Good Business.

Next Tool we have is 

(Canva) King of Graphics

You need to Design an eye-catching YouTube thumbnail that boosts your number of views
Now you’re wondering if it’s possible to summarize all that awesome video in just one design.

With Canva you can enrich your chosen snapshot with text and design elements, or create a clean cut thumbnail design for a synchronized playlist or channel. With our tools and easy-to-navigate interface, you can easily customize your YouTube thumbnail to the tune of instant virality.(Canva)

How to Design a Thumbnail in Canva

  1. Open and Select the Youtube Thumbnail 
  2. Choose from canva’s template or Upload your own Background
  3. Edit your Text and change the font as you like
  4. Now you need to download it or use it without any watermark or Attribute

How to make custom thumbnail in canva

There’s no need to download or install anything to use Canva on the web. Simply head over to and create an account online to get started. Alternatively, you can download Canva on your iOS and Android devices, allowing you to create designs at home, at work or on the go! (canva)

If you’re can’t understand it don’t worry here is the useful video that I found on how to making banner’s and thumbnail in Canva

Third one is here 
Fotojet Online Tool for Making Thumbnails

Fotojet is a free/paid tool for making some beautiful designs within seconds
Let's get started 
  • Create a design
  • Click on Youtube Thumbnail in Social media header
  • Select any free thumbnail/solid colour/pattern to use in your project and upload your own image 
  • Change Text Size, Text Size or Text Color as you wish
  • After these doing steps well 
  • Click on Save button to download or if you want to share with another click on share button

Forth One is Spark
Make Stunning YouTube Thumbnails for Free with Adobe Spark (Spark)

How to make thumbnail in Adobe Spark

  • Choose an image
  • From your PC or select from Dropbox, Creative Cloud etc.
  • Change design, background, and colour easily
  • Add a perfect Typography font to your thumbnail
  • Download your thumbnail and use it

Offline Tools for Making Thumbnail

In This Section, We Just Talk About Photoshop
Because it has too many features, Filters, Actions, Brushes, and many other things. It works with layers.

Let’s Start to Make a Thumbnail in Photoshop
  • Click on File option in the top bar
  • Set the file size in width is 1280px and height is 720px
  • Click on ok
  • Drag and drop any image to making a thumbnail for youtube videos or click on adjustment layer to add any solid colour or gradient
  • After that click on text button to add text on thumbnail
  • After scaling go on to save as to PNG format
  • Now you have finished it!
There are three responses to a piece of design –yes, no, and WOW! Wow is the one to aim for. Milton Glaser
Extra Bonus!!

Android Applications for Thumbnail Making

PixelLab - Text on pictures
Thumbnail Maker & Banner Maker
I hope this explanation on (how to make custom thumbnail) will helpful for you to design an eye-catching thumbnail within seconds
If you have any confusion and problem about thumbnail making do commenting in comment section without any hesitation to get help



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How to Make Custom Thumbnail for YouTube Videos
How to make your own custom thumbnail for youtube videos many people's search this keyword on google for many time to find out the best tool to make thumbnails quickly and easily but unfortunately they could not find out.
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