Create YouTube Thumbnail That Drives Views​

A thumbnail acts as the book cover of your video. That’s why you need to perfect it as you would perfect your video. Vivipic helps you make a thumbnail that sparks your audience’s curiosity.


How to make a great YouTube thumbnail?

  • 1. Keep design simple

    Simplify your thumbnail by not putting too many elements on it to confuse people. Clear design makes people want to stay and figure out what you're going to say.

  • 2. Use inviting colors

    Nothing attracts people more than vivid, eye-catching color. Bright or contrasting colors stand out more in people's field of vision and can have a powerful effect on emotions.

  • 3. Put a brief & concise title

    A thumbnail is small on mobile devices so try to accurately convey what your video is about in just a few short words, and add graphic or larger font keywords to highlight the main point.

  • 4. Feature your face or product in thumbnail

    Including a close-up of your subject is a great way for potential viewers to feel a closer connection. Vivipic's Background Remover with smart editor let you add shadows & outlines around your subject

Free YouTube Thumbnail Templates

Vivipic’s YouTube thumbnail templates follow best practices on how to make a great thumbnail that can increase the clicks on your video so people begin to find your content!

Check out what Vivipic can do for you.

Vivipic’s YouTube thumbnail maker includes everything you need to design quickly. Our flexible & feature-rich editor covers all your needs.

  • Tons of unique templates

    Every Vivipic template comes from our professional in-house designers. Even if you don't have design skills, you can still create an impressive design with our pre-made & customizable templates. Moreover, our library of templates is continuously updated. You'll never run out of options.

  • Smart design resizing

    You can instantly change the size of your design to any formats without leaving the page or reloading.

  • Instantly remove background

    Vivipic's Background Remover let you remove image background automatically in just a few seconds. You can also use the eraser tool to easily remove unwanted areas of an image or add a shadow to the cutout image to increase stereo perception.

  • Shadow & outline effect

    Drop shadows, outer glows, outline, rounded corners, and other fantastic effects can easily be applied to selected images or objects to add depth or emphasis to your designs.

  • Millions of free stock photos

    Thousands of incredible stock photos are at your fingertips. All photos can be used for any purpose without attribution.

  • Endless options of beautiful objects

    Thousands of royalty-free objects ready to use. You can enhance your design with illustrations, icons, frames, and more for both personal and commercial use.

People also ask...

What size is a YouTube thumbnail?

– Best thumbnail size: 1280 x 720 pixels
– Minimum width: 640 pixels
– Recommended ratio: 16:9
– Maximum file size: 2MB
– Accepted file types: .jpg, .gif, .bmp, .png and .webp

What kind of YouTube Banner templates do you have?

– Best thumbnail size: 1280 x 720 pixels
– Minimum width: 640 pixels

Do I need to have design skills to use Vivipic?

The good news is you don’t need to be a designer to create impressive thumbnails! Try Vivipic's editor and you will see how simple and easy it is to create stunning thumbnails.

How do I use the Vivipic YouTube Banner Maker?

Visit Vivipic's template center and find the "Youtube Thumbnail" design type. Click on a template best suited for your channel to begin designing. Then customize your thumbnail by uploading your own images, accessing our brilliant library of illustrations, images, or icons, and adding shadow effects to make your YouTube thumbnail stand out. When you are satisfied with your design, download it to your device and upload it to your channel! That's all!

What editing features does Vivipic offer?

If you're working with images, you can adjust brightness, contrast, saturation, blur, opacity, warmth, try different framing, add shadow, make rounded corners or remove the background. You can edit the text alignment, change fonts, adjust the spacing, and add effects such as shadow, glow, and outline. Our objects, such as shapes and lines, are able to round corners or modify thickness. We built these editing features to let you create without limits.

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Free YouTube Thumbnail Templates

Making a thumbnail from scratch can take a lot of time. But with Vivipic, you can choose from thousands of thumbnail templates based on your business needs. Browse through pre-made templates tailored to various industries and purposes. 

Vivipic is the best YouTube Thumbnail Maker.

Take the look of your Youtube channel to the next level.