Make stunning designs with PicMonkey's thumbnail maker. You'll be amazed at what you can create — no design skills required.
How to make a thumbnail
Choose a thumbnail design you like from PicMonkey templates.
Replace the photos in the template with your own pics, or choose from millions of professional stock photos or videos our stock library. Customize your image's size, shape, color, and more with effects and editing tools.
Replace the text in the template with your own words, or add more text. Choose from hundreds of beautiful fonts, and customize the text's color and size, or try effects like curve or outline.
When you're finished designing, share your work by downloading to your computer, or exporting directly to social media or email. Your work will always auto-save to our cloud storage so you can return to it at any time.
Why use PicMonkey for design and photo editing?
Minimal learning curve
Our easy and intuitive tools allow you to start editing photos and creating spectacular designs immediately, no matter your skill level.
Extensive feature set
Start with a professionally designed template or take advantage of our high-powered tools to make custom images from scratch.
So much for so little
Get everything you need to create fabulous images for one low subscription price, with no one-off purchases or hidden costs.
Making thumbnails in PicMonkey
YouTube thumbnails are the first thing your viewers see when they come to explore your YouTube channel. They are a little preview, if you will, of what your video will be like, and a big factor in determining whether viewers watch it or not, so you wanna make it super eye catching and informational. We'll show you how to make wow-worthy thumbnails that'll get standing ovations...