YouTube thumbnails are an essential component of your video strategy. Research proves that YouTube videos with customized thumbnails such as human faces are 38% more likely to receive likes and 32% more likely to receive comments.

So, in this FAQ, let us see how to create YouTube thumbnails.

Don't have time to read the entire FAQ? Watch this quick video instead.

For those of you who'd like a more detailed description, here you go:

Step 1: Log in to your Picmaker account.

Step 2: Search for thumbnails in the search bar or go to the thumbnail section of the Picmaker app.

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Step 3: Choose your favorite thumbnail from our collections of YouTube thumbnails.

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Step 4: In your template, select the picture that you wish to edit. You will notice that when you click on a picture, you can see its borders. You will also notice the option to replace a picture. Click on it to select a picture from the left-hand menu-bar which you'd want to replace with.

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Step 5: Now, on your left-hand menubar, notice the option to choose a picture either from the 'Photos' or from the 'Upload' section.

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Step 6: If you'd like to crop a picture, notice the option to crop on the top of your screen. This menu bar is active when you select a picture. Use it to crop/resize an image that you're working on.

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There you go. When you're finished working on your YouTube thumbnail, click on 'Download' on the top right corner of your screen to get a copy of your logo in PNG, JPEG, or PDF formats.

There you go, your YouTube thumbnail is ready.


But, that's not all. There's a lot more you can do with Picmaker's customized templates, color palettes, gradient colors, etc. Take a look at all the awesome stuff that you can do with Picmaker.

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