Make YouTube Thumbnails Step-by-Step (Photoshop + Online)
What you'll learn
- Thumbnail design and creation
- How Different Niches on YouTube Need Different Types on Thumbnails
- How to Research Your Niche to See What Thumbnails Will More Likely Get Results For Your Channel
- How to Design a Thumbnail in PhotoShop
- How to Design a Thumbnail with Free Software Online (PhotoPea)
- Beginner course for thumbnails (not advanced)
- No experience needed, everything will be taught and explained
I will show you how to create thumbnails in Adobe Photoshop and also on a free online site that is just like Photoshop, so no matter if you have Adobe Suite or not you'll be able to create amazing Thumbnails.
The Thumbnail is the most important part of a youtube video. If no one clicks, it doesn't matter how good the video is... no one will see. It is crucial.
Also, there is not a one-size-fits-all with thumbnails. Depending on both your niche and demographic of viewers, your thumbnails success with depend on several factors; so we'll start the course with research these and thumbnail theory.
First we'll discuss the theory of why the thumbnail is so important. then we'll enter Photoshop and you can receive your free trial (I'll show you how) to follow along and/or use photopea online for free (that's the next section).
As a bonus I talk about titles for YouTube, how these go hand-in-hand with thumbnails and the difference between search based titles and titles for intrigue/discovery.
We hope you enjoy the course and do let us know. This is a beginner course making a good but basic thumbnail; it is not an advanced course.
Who this course is for:
- YouTube Beginners
- YouTube Creators
After working in the TV and film industry for years creatively as production crew, I moved in to online video creation 5 years ago, specifically YouTube. After growing a few of my own channels to get hands on experience I now work exclusively with individuals (and course creation) to deep-dive their channels, develop their ideas and understanding of YouTube to give them the best chance of success.