Creating Thumbnails for YouTube Using Photoshop CC
What you'll learn
- Understand how to create effective video thumbnails
- Understand best practices for thumbnail images
- Managing layers & graphics in Adobe Photoshop CC
- Learn to create thumbnails that improve click-through rate
- Basic computer skills
- Working installation of Adobe Photoshop CC
Do you need to create thumbnails for your YouTube channel to improve your click-through rate? Making good, clear thumbnails is the most important aspect of getting people to click on your video and watch it. People use the text/title/keywords to do searching. But, the thumbnail is the key to getting people to click and watch.
This class shows you how to use Photoshop CC to create modern YouTube (and Rumble, Bitchute, etc.) thumbnails quickly and effectively. If you make a lot of videos, you will need a lot of thumbnails. The techniques I teach in this course will make you faster and your thumbnails better.
If you create YouTube videos or have a client that needs your help, this course is for you! Most other Photoshop courses teach lots of extra material that won't help you. This course is specifically targeted at people who want to create a thumbnail for your video service using Photoshop CC without all the headaches of unrelated skills.
Mitch: "Thank you for this course. It was fast and easy. Plus it improved the number of views on my channel which was huge!"
From Aaron: "Hi there, my name is Aaron and I've professionally taught Photoshop to hundreds of students. I've created thousands of video thumbnails in Photoshop CC. The styles have changed over time and the top channels follow a very simple template. Once you understand it, you'll find these techniques will help improve your viewership. You'll learn everything you need to know to be successful. This course is filled with instruction that gets you to success fast."
This course will allow you to create your own thumbnails and upload them to YouTube, Rumble, etc. fast. Many "pro" thumbnail makers charge a huge amount of money for their thumbnails. If you fail to provide them with the pictures they need, your thumbnails simply won't convert. That's why I made this course. It's for people who want to learn how to make great thumbnails quickly from Photoshop, whether it's for your channel or someone else's.
This course helps you avoid these mistakes:
Not having a person
It's so easy to make mistakes and not see them while making a thumbnail. Aaron's channel success has improved as he's improved his thumbnails. Now you can profit from his mistakes and learn from his successes.
This course includes:
How to plan your thumbnails
How to quickly extract yourself from the background
Ideas for creating effective thumbnails
How to composite images together
Aaron shares the tricks he's learned over years of making thumbnails. The goal of this course is to teach you how to make your own thumbnails and not look like an amateur doing it. You'll learn the necessary skills to get the job done.
Manuscript software formatting guidelines include:
Even if you used a different program, the instructions for the above software will help you figure out what you need to do.
There are a lot of small but important details in making thumbnails. Avoid making errors with this course. You spent countless hours filming your videos. Don't make the rookie mistake of making your thumbnail that makes people not watch.
Who this course is for:
Anyone wanting to create great video thumbnails
Aaron's course is for people with no Photoshop CC experience. No previous knowledge is required.
This course is relaxed and bite-sized. It's broken down into small skills that won't overwhelm you. You only need basic computer skills to succeed.
Save time wasted on huge "master classes" that cover a lot of what you don't need. This course gives you exactly what you need to get the job done. You won't wade through endless discussions and stories that aren't relevant to your thumbnail creation. Save time and get the job done faster with Aaron's courses.
Active Adobe Photoshop Installation
Basic computer skills
Aaron Linsdau Learning: Skills. Fast.
Who this course is for:
- Someone who wants to make great video thumbnails in Adobe Photoshop CC
Aaron Linsdau is a professional instructor and has taught hundreds of students over the years. His goal is to make education fun and accessible for everyone. Feedback and continuous improvement are important to him.
He is also a polar explorer and holds the world record for surviving the longest solo expedition to the South Pole, surviving a record 80 days in Antarctica alone during the expedition.