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I would appreciate your thoughts on my latest thumbnail. I have used shadow background for a while and I'm now wondering if block background would make the font easier to read.
 

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In this situation, I still think it's visually difficult to see what's going on because the font used is rather thin and possibly too fancy. I'd try a differant bolder/thicker font. I also think you could possible outline the people in the thumbnail more so they stand out a bit more from a very bold colourful background. At this stage, the text gets a bit lost in either case because of the amount of detail and high contrast going on making it kind of busy.
 
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I would just crop and zoom in so you both fill the entire thumbnail..maybe blur the background a bit.. I would leave out the text
 
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I prefer the block background - easier to read the text.
 
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Wow, it was great to wake up to all your helpful suggestions. Thank you. I chose this picture because it was bright and colourful but I can see it might be a bit busy, so I have changed the font but also found another less busy picture, and with them smiling. I'm not sure how to do blur the background or outline people, but I will look into that too.
 

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Wow, it was great to wake up to all your helpful suggestions. Thank you. I chose this picture because it was bright and colourful but I can see it might be a bit busy, so I have changed the font but also found another less busy picture, and with them smiling. I'm not sure how to do blur the background or outline people, but I will look into that too.

Hi Kari

For background removal/highlighting/blurring, the free and cheap way is to use Powerpoint or Keynote (Mac) - vids on YT to explain how. Otherwise there are a variety of programmes - Photoscissors, Remove.bg etc, just google. I think Photoscissors gives you 3 high res downloads free so maybe a good place to start. there are also tools on Canva and Snappa. Have fun
 
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@EnglishwithLiz thank you, I'm currently using a very easy one as I gain experience, but I think Canva might be the way to go as a lot of people seem to use it and recommend it.

Do you like either of the two new photos?
 

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I would appreciate your thoughts on my latest thumbnail. I have used shadow background for a while and I'm now wondering if block background would make the font easier to read.
I think the block background is okay but will suggest if you can use a different colour instead of white to make the title bold. ;)
 
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@EnglishwithLiz thank you, I'm currently using a very easy one as I gain experience, but I think Canva might be the way to go as a lot of people seem to use it and recommend it.

Do you like either of the two new photos?
Yes, a lot of people like Canva, but I tried Snappa & Canva together and found Snappa much easier to use. Canva has more features and content but they are far more restrictive on what you can download from their library. I just use Snappa for thumbnails and it is just so easy to use. I guess a personal choice but I like things simple :)
 
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Yes, a lot of people like Canva, but I tried Snappa & Canva together and found Snappa much easier to use. Canva has more features and content but they are far more restrictive on what you can download from their library. I just use Snappa for thumbnails and it is just so easy to use. I guess a personal choice but I like things simple :)
Easy is definitely better for me. Thank you, I'll check out snappa, there are a lot more how to use it videos on YouTube than the one I'm currently using, which has all been trial and error.
 

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Re your thumbnail, pic is OK but not bright enough - it doesn't pop, also there is very little compelling me to click on it - something like 'Why my Daughter loves PP' would make me more inclined to find out more
 
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Thank you all, I've changed the picture for the one that is less busy and left the text because it's part of a series, but for the new video I have gone with a bolder text and solid background, I'm going to try different background colors and do my own AB testing until I'm a legend.
 

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Thank you all, I've changed the picture for the one that is less busy and left the text because it's part of a series, but for the new video I have gone with a bolder text and solid background, I'm going to try different background colors and do my own AB testing until I'm a legend.
The key for me as a viewer is bold standout titles with colourful background images , itΓÇÖs enticing and draws me in
 
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