Create a Beautiful YouTube Thumbnail in Photoshop

by Vince DePinto

by Vince DePinto

Let’s learn how to create a beautiful and professional YouTube thumbnail in Photoshop. An eye-catching thumbnail will definitely help you get more attention to your video. And we can get that beautifully created using some simple Photoshop techniques. One technique is how to position and add effects to your thumbnail elements, such as an image of the subject, texts, and icons. We will be using Select Subject, Type tool, and Fx(Add Effects) throughout the video. We will be also covering some rules of making a professional thumbnail that you don’t want to miss. So get ready for the fun of creating your professional YouTube thumbnail for your videos! Hope you enjoy this video and create something exciting today! 


0:23 Create a New Document for the Thumbnail 
2:05 Position Subject and Add Background
5:54 Add Effects to Subject
7:38 Add Text and Add Effects to Text
15:44 Add Other Elements and Lens Flare Filter Link to YouTube

Thumbnail Size and Guidelines:… 

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Sample Images Used in this Tutorial


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