How to Make a Custom Thumbnail
The video thumbnails will let the people see the quick snapshot of the video that you have uploaded to YouTube. Therefore, it is important that you select the correct custom Thumbnail by using the following steps:
Create a Thumbnail
In order to boost your viewership, you have to make sure to keep the things simple. All you have to do is:
- Play your video and make it stop on the point that you will like. Use this as the frame of your thumbnail.
- Take the screenshot of this special frame.
- Now use the edit video page to upload the thumbnail on YouTube.
Make it pop
After selecting the image, you can make it even more attractive by using different filters and software. Make sure that your custom thumbnail is the standard video size that is 1280 x 720 or 1920 x 1080. If it is smaller, it will be blurred.
You must include some text on the thumbnail because people will first look at it and then select whether they should watch the video or not. You can also add borders and change the background of the image as well if you find it appropriate.
In case that you are short of time and want an easy solution then there are many software available online that will make you create the best thumbnails.
I would suggest using Adobe Photoshop CC for all your thumbnail needs. It has the most functionality and it is relatively easy to get a hang of the basic functions
But whether you choose to use photoshop or not the most important factor is making sure that you use the method you are most comfortable with. So get started with your thumbnails.