How To Make YouTube Thumbnails: Design Your Own Thumbnail With Glorify4 min read

By 25 September 2020 October 3rd, 2020 Design, Graphic Design, Marketing, Social Media, Youtube
YouTube Thumbnails: Design Your Own Thumbnail With Glorify

You may already know this since you have found your way here, however, first things first- What really is a YouTube thumbnail?

A YouTube thumbnail is the small display image on a video that is supposed to summarize what your video is all about. Ideally, it is an image that should have an appealing background image, some text, and perhaps some relevant symbols, depending on the nature of your channel. The very basic aim of this thumbnail image is to, in one quick look, give a brief of what your video has to offer and also to exaggerate the number of potential clicks on your video.

A YouTube thumbnail is the first thing your viewers are going to look at when they visit your YouTube channel. Hence, it goes without saying that this needs to be an impeccably conveying and compelling design that really drives the viewers to click on the channel and watch your videos. A YouTube thumbnail is equivalent to what your face does when it meets new people. Like your appearance and your looks create first and last impressions, your YouTube thumbnail also creates lasting impressions. And this, could really, be a deal maker or breaker for your YouTube success.

While it is true that a YouTube thumbnail could be a little tricky to make, it is also true that you can do it under minutes with Glorify!

Creating A Phenomenal YouTube thumbnail with Glorify in 5 Easy Steps-

  1. Launch www.glorifyapp.com and sign in to your account (or sign up for one, what are you waiting for?)
  2. Pick from hundreds of existing YouTube thumbnail templates
  3. Or, to get some creative juices flowing, open a Youtube thumbnail blank template to start from scratch.
  4. Customize your template by adding text, images, graphics, play with colors – experiment all you can
  5. Save and export to give your YouTube channel the art it deserves!
YouTube thumbnail with Glorify in 5 Easy Steps

But, is a YouTube thumbnail really that important?

Running a successful YouTube channel is not everyone’s cup of tea. There is so much work that goes behind creating a channel that really matters. It would be safe to say that it requires effort that seems equivalent to raising one’s baby. You spend hours on creating the best vlog and then spend some more hours on editing it and then some more hours on writing the best description and adding tags. Now, after all of this, when it comes to the thumbnail part of it, you might not have hours left to spend anymore – but the good news is that you don’t have to! With Glorify, as we explained, you can create the best YouTube thumbnail video under minutes – it really is as easy as drag and drop!

Do not rely on YouTube to auto-generate a thumbnail for you just like how you don’t rely only on beauty sleep to get you the best look before beheading to an interview – you put in efforts on the appearance. 

Youtube thumbnail

FAQs- YouTube Thumbnail

  1. How do I size a YouTube thumbnail image correctly?

When working on a thumbnail, a major concern that exists is the correct sizing of the thumbnail. With Glorify, however, the predesigned templates and even the blank templates are perfectly sized at 1280 x 720 pixels which means you do not have to worry about the size (this one at least) anymore!

Youtube thumbnail size: 1280*720
  1. Can I add text to my YouTube Thumbnail?

You say could you, we say why not? Adding text is rather recommended, however, the point is to keep it minimal and not go too overboard with t – it is YouTube and a thumbnail that we are talking about after all! Click on the ‘Text’ icon in the left-hand side column and find add/edit/delete text in any font of your choice. You also get the option of spacing, changing font size and transparency, border thickness or even adding shadows amongst so much more with our integrated ‘Text’ tool.

Add text to Youtube thumbnail
  1. Does Glorify offer a free YouTube thumbnail template?

Though we are not able to offer “free templates,” forever, we offer a huge collection of free templates available for your trial period. At the end of the trial period, you would be asked to pick from a plan of your preference – Glorify Pro or Glorify Business and everything is free thereon!

with Glorify Youtube thumbnail

Concluding Thoughts-

Glorify offers tools and features, so many in number, you will get tired of exploring but we won’t get tired of the offering. Free yourself the pressure of investing too much time into creating the perfect looking design for your Social Media accounts. From Facebook to Etsy, we take care of all your eCommerce designing needs at one website. Use our layouts and create posts that are fresh, innovative, noticeable, unique, and most of all – original.

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