In this class, I will walk you through the process of creating an engaging thumbnail for a YouTube video using only Inkscape. By the end of this class, you will have created a thumbnail for a YouTube video using Inkscape and will be encouraged to use what you learned to create a thumbnail of your own design.
I designed this course for people like me who don’t learn well when they are overloaded with information but find it easy to learn when they are doing and having fun.
The ideal student for this course is anyone who wants to learn Inkscape.
Introduction - About the class.
Planning - we will look up the specs we need to follow for YouTube thumbnails.
Create the Background - We will create an eye-catching background and learn how to create a halftone effect.
Take a Selfie - We will use our cell phone to capture a selfie to use for the thumbnail.
Edit the Selfie - We will edit the selfie so it will stand out.
Add and the Selfie to Inkscape - We will add the selfie to the project and edit it to make it fit in.
Text Layout - We will add the text to the project and make it stand out.
Create the Logos - We will get the logos off the web and use the trace feature in Inkscape to make them into vectors.
Exporting for YouTube - We will export the thumbnail using the specs we found in the earlier lesson.
Programmer, Engineer, Illustrator and Graphic Designer
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I am a Product Design Engineer, Illustrator, Graphic Artist and Programmer from the United States. I have worked in a combination of the above mentioned fields for the last 25+ years. I love sharing the knowledge I have with others and hope to help a lot of students reach their goals.