YouTube Thumbnail Tutorial 2018

In this YouTube Thumbnail Tutorial I stress the importance of having a clickable thumbnail for your videos. I'm joined by Owen Hemsath who also agrees with me. Every great YouTube Thumbnail should be eye-catching and send a positive signal to your potential viewer that the video is relevant to the search they just performed on YouTube.

Discover my process for making winning video thumbnails.


Tools and topics covered:
8:00 Batch processing images using iPhone and Tripod
Google Photos
15:37 How to remove the background with Clipping Magic
22:47 How to make a thumbnail in Photoshop
27:30 How to pick the right fonts
35:27 How Owen Hemsath adds the stroke to fonts on his thumbnails
36:29 How Nick Nimmin uses a Thumbnail Template
38:00 How to use contrasting colors on images
43:00 Owen's Snapchat Code
46:00 How to make the thumbnail in PicMonkey - including adding the stroke to your text on the free version

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