Create Attractive YouTube Thumbnails with Pixlr Templates

Attract your audience with stunning YouTube thumbnails using Pixlr's customizable templates. Generate more views with aesthetically pleasing graphics.

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Youtube Thumbnail Maker

Features and Benefits

Pixlr's YouTube Thumbnail Templates offers a wide range of features that make it the ultimate tool for creating stunning thumbnails.

How To Use Pixlr's YouTube Thumbnail Maker

Step #1

Visit the Pixlr website and select "Create YouTube Thumbnail" under the "Templates" section. This will open Pixlr's YouTube Thumbnail Maker in a new window, ready for you to start designing your creative thumbnail.

Step #2

Browse through the templates and select one that suits your YouTube video's theme. Click on the template to open it in the editor. Remember that templates are customizable, so don't worry if it's not perfect at first glance.

Step #3

Customize your chosen template by clicking on various elements (text, images, shapes) to edit them. Use the toolbar on the left to change colors, fonts, or sizes. To add new elements, click the "+" icon and choose from the options provided (text, images, stickers, etc.).

Step #4

Click the "Images" tab on the left sidebar to upload your own photo or access Pixlr's library. Drag and drop the selected subject onto the canvas, then use the "Transform" tool to resize, rotate, or reposition it. Apply filters or adjustments if desired using the "Adjustments" and "Effects" tabs.

Step #5

Once satisfied with your design, click the "Save" button in the top-right corner. Choose "JPG" or "PNG" as the file format, and adjust the quality slider as needed. Click "Download" to save the thumbnail to your computer. Finally, upload it to YouTube when publishing your video.

Start creating visually pleasing thumbnails with Pixlr's YouTube Thumbnail Templates today!


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Frequently Asked Questions

Do you have a Question?

What is a YouTube thumbnail template? A YouTube thumbnail template is a pre-designed graphic layout that allows you to easily create eye-catching and professional-looking thumbnails for your YouTube videos.
How do I create a YouTube thumbnail with Pixlr's template? To use a YouTube thumbnail, simply choose a template that you like in the "YouTube thumbnail" category, customize it with your own images and text, and save it as a JPG or PNG file to use as your YouTube thumbnail. Pixlr has tons of different aesthetics to choose from, so don't forget to browse through our selection!
Can I customize the colors and fonts on a YouTube thumbnail template? Yes, you can customize the colors and fonts on a YouTube thumbnail template to match your brand or personal style.
Are there different sizes of YouTube thumbnail templates available? Yes, Pixlr offers a variety of YouTube thumbnail templates in different sizes to fit the requirements of YouTube's thumbnail guidelines.
Can I upload my own images to use in a YouTube thumbnail template? Yes, you can upload your own images to use in a YouTube thumbnail template.
Can I use Pixlr's YouTube thumbnail templates on other social media platforms? Yes, you can use Pixlr's YouTube thumbnail templates on other social media platforms, such as Facebook or Twitter.
Can I resize my YouTube thumbnail template after I have customized it? Yes, you can resize your YouTube thumbnail template using Pixlr's online photo editor.
Can I use Pixlr's YouTube thumbnail templates on my mobile device? Yes, Pixlr's online photo editor is mobile-friendly and can be used on your mobile device.
How many YouTube thumbnail templates are available on Pixlr? Pixlr offers a wide selection of YouTube thumbnail templates, with new designs added regularly.
Do I need any special software to use a YouTube thumbnail template? No, you can use Pixlr's online photo editor to customize and save your YouTube thumbnail template.
What is the size of a YouTube thumbnail? The recommended size for YouTube thumbnails is 1280 pixels by 720 pixels (16:9 aspect ratio). However, YouTube allows for flexibility in thumbnail sizes, and you can use images with different dimensions. Keep in mind that YouTube might crop or resize thumbnails that do not meet their recommended specifications, so it's often best to stick with the suggested dimensions to ensure that your thumbnails display properly.
Can I save and view my work later? Yes you can! When you want to revisit, you can scroll to the bottom in the homepage and find your work under "Temporary projects". Do note however, history is only saved temporarily in the browser cache, all documents will be deleted if you clear the cache or if you run any cleaning routine. If you want to save the project for the long term download it as .PXZ (Pixlr document).