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TubeBuddy Learning How To Create Better Thumbnails


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Hello everyone
I am learning how to create better thumbnails for my content. Thank you for the help and support. Gratefully, JC

Beanie Draws

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Tubebuddy has a thumbnail generator and Andrew made a video on how to use it
View: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oVnILqIhHk8&ab_channel=TubeBuddy

Nick Nimmin did a stream a few years back around thumbnails and the thumbnail generator. It may be 2 years old, but the theories are still relevant today.
View: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nhRV_jFEd98&ab_channel=TubeBuddy

View: https://youtu.be/RBnV5W4U2nY
this stream featured Matt Gielen from Little Monster Co (a thumbnail company) and Dee Nimmin has a background in graphic design.
Speaking of Dee Nimmin and thumbnails, here's a search result URL which brings up his thumbnail videos https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=dee+nimmin+thumbnail

Roberto Blake has been on Tubebuddy a lot and has been a graphic design for years
View: https://youtu.be/4POgXi7KRM8

Also, study what Mr Beast does. Don't replicate, but study. Less is more, VIVID colours, high contrast, good use of typography IF you use typography, you don't need to use too much type though, that's what your title is for.
That should get you off to a good start :)
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A side note on thumbnails; a couple of good resources that people don't tell you about are the Elements of Design and the Golden Rule. These are a set of rules that artists use that pertain to the use of space on a canvas. Very valuable stuff considering one of the key elements of thumbnail design is using a microscopic space to catch the eye and deliver engagement.


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Since both @Beanie Draws and @Stanley Orchard gave you some great advice on how to create, I'll give advice on software you can use, some for free. Canva.com is a great website to make thumbnails and it's mostly free. And as you can see TubeBuddy also helps you create thumbnails. Then there's picmonkey.com, another excellent web-based photo editing website with great features and is also mostly free. Photoshop is probably the best photo editing program though it's a bit expensive. But there's Gimp, in essence, an open-source version of Photoshop. Hope these tools help.