Hey Youtubers, make YouTube thumbnails in 3 steps
with Pixelixe's online Youtube thumbnail maker

youtube thumbnail creator

Discover the tool used by thousands of Youtubers to make
engaging and professional Youtube thumbnails.

3 steps to create the perfect Youtube thumbnail

1

Choose dimension

Preset or custom

Click on Youtube thumbnail to get started quickly. You will notice we also provide other dimensions for social media, display ads, blogs and webpages.

2

Pick a template

Youtube thumbnail, banners, etc..

Choose one of our unique Youtube thumbnail templates or start from a blank document and upload a snapshot from your video. Even if you don't know anything about design, you will be amazed by the usability of Pixelixe Studio.

3

Tune and download

Unlimited free download of your graphics

Drag and drop, adapt your content and fine-tune whatever you want before downloading your thumbnail in one click. 100% free and unlimited.

Make a Youtube thumbnail now

Select a Youtube thumbnail
template to start editing


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Tutorial : How to make a Youtube thumbnail

1 Choose a template or upload a video snapshot

Open Pixelixe Studio and click on ‘YouTube Thumbnail’ to start with the perfect image dimensions. Select your favorite template from the preset Youtube Thumbnails available. Or start from scratch to unleash your inner creative.

Either choose to upload a snapshot from your video to act as your thumbnail background. Or choose from 850,000+ of stock images that are high resolution, and available inside Pixelixe.

If you want to upload a snapshot from your video, click on "Background" from the left menu to make the background panel appear. There, you will find other 3 subtabs ("Images", "Upload Yours" and "Color"). The "Upload yours" subtab will let you drag & drop your image/snapshot. Click on "Upload Yours" and drag & drop your image from your local computer directly into the "Drop image here" box.

Once dropped, your image will instantly be displayed on your canvas.

Youtube thumbnail


Youtube thumbnail templates

2 Edit and enrich your thumbnail

Then add, subtract, and modify text, graphics, and shapes until your video thumbnail is exactly what you envisioned.

Pixelixe Studio provides a rich text editor to enrich your Youtube thumbnail. You can easily adjust font size, text color, opacity, font family (among a variety of thousands of fonts), line height, letter spacing, shadow and more..

You can also add other images, shapes and more.

Youtube thumbnail maker


Youtube thumbnail creator

3 Download

Nothing more simple to download your creation. Click on the blue "Download" button from the bottom center toolbar. You will instantly see a popup with title "Download your creation" with a few option to let you download PNG or JPEG (HTML restricted to PRO subscriber). Choose one download option and your graphic will be downloaded.

Download image PNG or JPEG

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What is the right YouTube thumbnail dimensions ?

Optimize your YouTube thumbnails with these dimensions: 1280 pixels wide by 720 pixels tall, with a minimum width of 640 pixels. A ratio of 16:9 is ideal as it’s used most often in YouTube players and previews.

Youtube thumbnails are available as a preset in Pixelixe Studio. A single click creates a canvas suited for thumbnail design. You can be sure that every thumbnail will display perfectly the first time.

About Pixelixe Studio

100 % Free

Design Studio

Pixelixe Studio will always let you (for free) create and download graphics and images and use them without any limitation. Our Studio has been designed to be ridiculously easy to use and the perfect utility tool for small businesses, marketers, bloggers with no design background.

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required

No need to register to benefit from Pixelixe Creative Studio, we do not force you to sign in to try and love our amazing Studio app. Just click on this URL to create graphic right away https://studio.pixelixe.com. Don't forget to save this URL as a favorite in your browser, you will become addictive to it.

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