You’ve filmed, edited and nailed the perfect video and YouTube stardom surely awaits. But wait, what about the thumbnail? Before anyone ever dreams of watching your video, they’re going to need to be enticed into clicking on it first. But how could one single image capture the brilliance of your video creation? You’re going to need something special to grab people’s attention. You’re going to have to get really creative. Look no further than the Picsart YouTube Thumbnail maker. With this powerful suite of editing tools at your disposal, your YouTube channel’s aesthetic will match the quality of your content creations.

How to Make a YouTube Thumbnail

  • 1
    Select a YouTube Thumbnail template from the Template Editor
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    Pick a background for your YouTube thumbnail. Upload your own photo or use one from our #FreetoEdit images
  • 3
    Customize your YouTube thumbnail using editing tools: effects, filters, fonts, stickers, etc
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    When you’re happy with your thumbnail design, download it
  • 5
    Upload the thumbnail to your YouTube video