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Thumbnail Feedback What do you think about my new thumbnails? (old-new)

Niki Proshin

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I am so glad to have lots of responses for my previous thumbnail post, it was quite useful for me! Maybe even useful for other people who saw the pieces of advice that I got.

My channel is mostly about traveling on a budget long term (vlogging + how-to) and videos with people I meet during my trips (about languages and culture in different countries).
I came up with new style for my thumbnails, and really curious what do you think about it. As my own eyes.. are very subjective and cannot be trusted well.
Being honest, I am still not sure if that works well or not - don't have enough numbers for analytics as my channel is still quite small.

Here are some of the thumbnails. Left is the old version, right is the new one.

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03 old.jpg 03 new.png

chiang mai $7 old.jpg chiang mai $7 new.png

And also the most recent one, which is a bit different too.
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Would be great to have your opinion!
 

Mario So

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I like the new versions! They stand out more than the old ones. I would even saturate yourself in those thumbnails more too to make yourself pop more too.
 

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I am so glad to have lots of responses for my previous thumbnail post, it was quite useful for me! Maybe even useful for other people who saw the pieces of advice that I got.

My channel is mostly about traveling on a budget long term (vlogging + how-to) and videos with people I meet during my trips (about languages and culture in different countries).
I came up with new style for my thumbnails, and really curious what do you think about it. As my own eyes.. are very subjective and cannot be trusted well.
Being honest, I am still not sure if that works well or not - don't have enough numbers for analytics as my channel is still quite small.

Here are some of the thumbnails. Left is the old version, right is the new one.

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View attachment 4788 View attachment 4787

View attachment 4790 View attachment 4789

And also the most recent one, which is a bit different too.
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Would be great to have your opinion!
The new versions are MUCH more clickable IMO :D
 

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Mate! What tutorials have you been watching/reading because these have come a LONG they're looking fantastic!

I've been experimenting with puttin a light yellow outline around the main character of some of my thumbs, it might help you stand out a little more in your thumbs, but I'd just test it because at this point it might be too much, but it's always worth testing little experiments like that :) Mario is right about saturating yourself more just to help you pop a little more.

Absolutely LOVING the colour gradient overlays. Great work mate!
 
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Niki Proshin

Niki Proshin

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I like the new versions! They stand out more than the old ones. I would even saturate yourself in those thumbnails more too to make yourself pop more too.
I will try that! Thank you

The new versions are MUCH more clickable IMO :D
I hope so ;) thanks, Andrew

Mate! What tutorials have you been watching/reading because these have come a LONG they're looking fantastic!

I've been experimenting with puttin a light yellow outline around the main character of some of my thumbs, it might help you stand out a little more in your thumbs, but I'd just test it because at this point it might be too much, but it's always worth testing little experiments like that :) Mario is right about saturating yourself more just to help you pop a little more.

Absolutely LOVING the colour gradient overlays. Great work mate!
Thank you, my friend! I actually didn't watch any tutorials on thumbnails, just came up with my own vision and tried to do that in Photoshop. Appeared to be quite easy, just basic Photoshop things.

If anyone wants to know the process:
- Mask people and put them on a new layer (put it above)
- Apply color or gradient on the original layer
- Fit in the text

DONE! Once I am satisfied with the thumbnail, I also do different colors or other minor changes, compare different versions and then choose one.