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YouTube Thumbnail Maker

Create YouTube thumbnails that give your channel a sleek, branded look and keep viewers coming back for more. Start with a design template, or check our YouTube posts size chart to begin. Custom thumbnails will give your YouTube channel a professional, stylish look.

How to make a YouTube thumbnail from a template

Browse YouTube thumbnail templates

Start your design quick when you choose from our many YouTube thumbnail templates. They're pre-designed so choose one you like, that matches your aesthetic, and start customizing it to make it your own.

Choose a template for your thumbnail

Search or browse to find the template design that speaks to you to get started. Try searching terms like "holidays" or "fitness" or "makeup" to find templates that work for your brand. Choose one to open in the editor.

Customize your YouTube thumbnail template

Make the YouTube thumbnail your own by swapping in your own photos, logo, or text. Try background erase or outline on your pics for a trendy look, and give curved text or drop shadow a go on your words after you've browsed our hundreds of beautiful fonts.

Finalize & export your thumbnail

When your YouTube thumbnail design is ready to go, download it to your computer or, even easier, PicMonkey lets you export your YouTube thumbnail directly to your YouTube channel. Add it to you video and watch the likes start rolling in!

Get the trendy sketchy look with Outline Tool

The powerful Outline Tool makes creating on-point designs a breeze. Outline your images, text, or graphics and then adjust the Angle, Distance, Thickness, and Color of the outline. It adds just the right amount of arty pop to images!

We have stock video, too!

Free stock videos included with all subscription levels, so you can take your designs to the next level. Use video in social media posts, ads, YouTube video interstitials, and more.

Graphics for YouTube

+ So much more! Browse all the graphics

More YouTube image dimensions in pixels

Social media image typeDimensions in Pixels
YouTube Banner / Cover2560 x 1440
YouTube Thumbnail1280 x 720
YouTube Channel icon800 x 800
YouTube Display Ad300 x 250
YouTube Display Ad Long300 x 60
YouTube Overlay Ad480 x 70

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...

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